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  1. #1
    Noblacktie NNTP User

    Default How to set KDE4 as default in a GNOME/KDE install?


    Hi guys,

    As the title states, I would appreciate information on how to make KDE4
    the default environment in my system.

    I run 11.1 with GNOME as the DE but later on added KDE4.2 from the
    factory. After having played with it and finding it stable, I would like
    to keep it as my main environment.

    Right now, boot-up still sends me to GDM, requiring me to select
    'Others', then KDE4.2 in Sessions before logging in. There's also no
    Shutdown and Restart within KDE itself, necessitating a log-out to GDM
    before I can shutdown the computer.

    How do I bypass this?


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    Axeia NNTP User

    Default Re: How to set KDE4 as default in a GNOME/KDE install?


    I think the last used DE is set to default, as you always log out via
    gnome you always end up logging into gnome as well.

    The issue you're describing sounds like the one I had on the unstable
    repositories (KDE 4.3 development), fixed it by changing back to the
    factory repositories (KDE 4.2).

    Not sure about a shutdown command, but if you hit alt alt+f2 and type
    in shutdown it should find the option to for you at least.


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  3. #3
    Noblacktie NNTP User

    Default Re: How to set KDE4 as default in a GNOME/KDE install?


    I noticed that it remembers my last used environment. But logging back
    into the last used environment only seems to work if I've used it (KDE)
    in a session post-boot. Fresh boot seems to default back into GNOME for
    some reason.

    Shutdown and restart buttons are missing, much like they would be if
    you launched X manually from the terminal. You're right that I could
    shutdown and reboot via terminal though I was wondering if defaulting
    into KDE would bring the GUI buttons back.


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    kdemello NNTP User

    Default Re: How to set KDE4 as default in a GNOME/KDE install?


    In the yast /etc/sysconfig editor module set Desktop->Window
    Manager->DEFAULT_WM to kde.

    I would imagine that's how you do it, but I haven't actually tested it.


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    Noblacktie NNTP User

    Default Re: How to set KDE4 as default in a GNOME/KDE install?


    kdemello;1936928 Wrote:
    > In the yast /etc/sysconfig editor module set Desktop->Window
    > Manager->DEFAULT_WM to kde.
    >
    > I would imagine that's how you do it, but I haven't actually tested it.


    Perfection! Thank you so much for the pointer, it does default into KDE
    now.


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