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How can i add XFCE desktop to GDM gear icon choices?

asked 2015-04-24 04:52:02 -0500

Amin gravatar image

I'm using Fedora 21 and decided to install XFCE desktop alongside Gnome-shell but i don't want to install lightdm. How can i add XFCE desktop to GDM?

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answered 2015-04-24 11:27:29 -0500

You can install group Xfce Desktop with this command :

yum groupinstall "Xfce Desktop"
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This command installing lightdm

Amin gravatar imageAmin ( 2015-04-27 09:33:06 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-05-06 14:14:45 -0500

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I believe that if you already have GDM with GNOME, installing Xfce won't necessarily bring in LightDM. If it does, it won't remove GDM, and you can always switch back to it:

$ sudo systemctl --force disable ldm.service

$ sudo systemctl --force enable gdm.service

I've had the exact opposite problem. My system "began" its life with Xfce, and I added GNOME and GDM later. Now I can't switch back to GDM -- I always get an error. But I like GDM well enough, so I'm happy enough to keep it as my login manager.

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