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    Default gear at login won't switch Desktops

    Hello,

    I installed cinnamon desktop and gnome
    desktop, when I go to log in by using the gear
    to select cinnamon desktop or gnome, when
    I log in it is still kde, I have installed the other
    desktops, but they will not open, was asking
    what do i need to do to get the desktops to
    switch between kde, gnome, cinnamon...ect,
    by using the gear, at the log in screen.

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    Default Re: gear at login won't switch Desktops

    Quote Originally Posted by KEA0463 View Post
    I installed cinnamon desktop and gnome
    desktop, when I go to log in by using the gear
    to select cinnamon desktop or gnome, when
    I log in it is still kde, I have installed the other
    desktops, but they will not open, was asking
    what do i need to do to get the desktops to
    switch between kde, gnome, cinnamon...ect,
    by using the gear, at the log in screen.
    How exactly did you install them?

    Have you tried IceWM, that should work in a standard installation.

    Also try with a new user, does it work there?

    Do you have an ~/.xinitrc? Try to remove it, it might override the desktop selection.

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    Default Re: gear at login won't switch Desktops

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    How exactly did you install them?

    Have you tried IceWM, that should work in a standard installation.

    Also try with a new user, does it work there?

    Do you have an ~/.xinitrc? Try to remove it, it might override the desktop selection.
    I installed it with zypper install,
    I can create a new user account and try it
    I'll remove the ~/.xinitrc file and see if that works first.

  4. #4

    Default Re: gear at login won't switch Desktops

    I deleted the xinitrc file
    and added a new user account
    after some fiddling, it works!
    thanks for the tip.

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    Default Re: gear at login won't switch Desktops

    Please, start telling which version of openSUSE you use, before people are trying to help you based on the wrong one.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: gear at login won't switch Desktops

    Quote Originally Posted by KEA0463 View Post
    I deleted the xinitrc file
    and added a new user account
    after some fiddling, it works!
    Well, as the ~/.xinitrc is of course user-specific, only _one_ of the two things (i.e. either create a new user or delete ~/.xinitrc) should have sufficed.

    And what fiddling did you have to do?

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    Default Re: gear at login won't switch Desktops

    ok, Just to clarify my opensuse is 13.1

    and I had to create the new user account,

    and then after i deleted the xinitrc file, I could not

    log in to my other account, and so I had to use the

    command line, and put the xinitrc file back, so now

    I have a user using kde and the new user I created

    can use all the desktops I installed, cinnamon, gnome,

    kde,....etc. I'm happy with my setup now.

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    Default Re: gear at login won't switch Desktops

    Quote Originally Posted by KEA0463 View Post
    and then after i deleted the xinitrc file, I could not

    log in to my other account, and so I had to use the

    command line, and put the xinitrc file back,
    Erm, which file exactly did you delete?

    I was talking about a file .xinitrc in your user's home directory. You should be perfectly able to login without that.

    At least it works with the new user now. That's another indication it's caused by something in your home directory...
    Last edited by hcvv; 18-Oct-2014 at 10:18. Reason: repaired QUOTE tag

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    Default Re: gear at login won't switch Desktops

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Erm, which file exactly did you delete?

    I was talking about a file .xinitrc in your user's home directory. You should be perfectly able to login without that.

    At least it works with the new user now. That's another indication it's caused by something in your home directory...
    ok, I'm going to check my home directory files to see if i can find what's wrong.

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