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How can I remove Fedora20 Heisenbug and keep Fedora20 Mate-compiz in my PC

asked 2014-11-10 07:30:22 -0500

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updated 2014-11-11 04:40:15 -0500

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I have installed Fedora 20 Mate-compiz on my laptop. After the first updating, the main version-Fedora20 Heisenbug has been installed on my lap. Now, each time I start or restart it, I have to choose which version I want to use. If I don't choose, it 'll choose The Heisenbug automatically ( I only want The Mate-compiz version ). Plz help me solve it.

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Are you making this choice at the login prompt, or from the boot menu when you first turn on your computer? Your post makes me think the latter, but it is a very unusual configuration.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-11-10 09:39:15 -0500 )edit

I think he's referring to the grub kernel list. @thanh - the boot menu has nothing to do with Mate - it selects the kernel version to boot. Fedora keeps 3 kernels by default. Heisenbug is the Fedora code name - it isn't another desktop environment. Are you having issues with the latest kernel? Why do you want to remove it?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-11-11 04:39:54 -0500 )edit

FranciscoD_ it isn't unprecedented for people to start from a fresh spin install to try out a different DE, because they don't know better. A display manager would remember his DE selection, which makes me think that there's an entire second Fedora installation here just to try out MATE. @thanh, we want to help, please explain what is going on!

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-11-11 12:01:14 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-11-23 08:26:21 -0500

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As you say " i have to choose " ; if you have to choose at the time of grub then why dont you setup Mate-Compiz as default selection by

  1. open /etc/default/grub
  2. set the GRUB_DEFAULT = 1 remember that first entry = 0, second entry = 1 , third entry = 2 ..............
  3. save the file and exit it
  4. run the foloowing command in terminal

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

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I don't think that maintaining two separate Fedora installations just to use a different DE is the best solution.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-11-23 13:32:07 -0500 )edit

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