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Hi, I've been using KDE as my default and want to do something with GNOME, and cannot get it to load. Here's what I've done: used switchdesk to change the default verified that gnome-session is indicated in ~/.Xclients-default verified (after removing ~/.Xclients-default and .Xclients) that /etc/sysconfig/desktop indicates GNOME Tried starting in runlevel 5 and selecting GNOME from the sessions selector Tried starting GNOME manually by execing xinit /usr/bin/gnome-session Verified that gnome is installed, and even reinstalled the rpm for gnome-desktop. No matter what I do, it's always KDE that loads. Any suggestions? Thanks! --Phil...

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    Default Cannot get GNOME to load instead of KDE in redhat 9

    Hi,

    I've been using KDE as my default and want to do something with GNOME,
    and cannot get it to load.

    Here's what I've done:

    used switchdesk to change the default

    verified that gnome-session is indicated in ~/.Xclients-default

    verified (after removing ~/.Xclients-default and .Xclients) that
    /etc/sysconfig/desktop indicates GNOME

    Tried starting in runlevel 5 and selecting GNOME from the sessions
    selector

    Tried starting GNOME manually by execing xinit /usr/bin/gnome-session

    Verified that gnome is installed, and even reinstalled the rpm for
    gnome-desktop.

    No matter what I do, it's always KDE that loads.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    --Phil
    Phil Guest

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    Phil Glaser wrote: 
    --snip-- 

    It's been a while since I used RedHat so I could be wrong here
    but take a look in /etc/sysconfig/desktop and see if it says KDE
    or GNOME.

    --
    Confucius: He who play in root, eventually kill tree.
    Registered with The Linux Counter. http://counter.li.org/
    Slackware 9.1.0 Kernel 2.4.22 SMP i686 (GCC) 3.3.2
    Uptime: 22 days, 21:53, 3 users, load average: 0.11, 0.05, 0.0

    David Guest

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    David <net> wrote in message news:<RxRnb.57104$HS4.297034attbi_s01>...
     

    Yes, it says GNOME.

    --Phil
    Phil Guest

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    Phil Glaser wrote: 

    Can you start it from runlevel 3 by entering "gdm" (w/o quotes)
    as root to get gnome running?

    --
    Confucius: He who play in root, eventually kill tree.
    Registered with The Linux Counter. http://counter.li.org/
    Slackware 9.1.0 Kernel 2.4.22 SMP i686 (GCC) 3.3.2
    Uptime: 23 days, 5:08, 2 users, load average: 0.01, 0.49, 0.7

    David Guest

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    Phil Glaser wrote:
     

    .... from runlevel 3, what happens when you executedgm?
    ..
    --
    /// Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer, skydiver, \\\
    \\\ and author: "Inside Linux", "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed" ///
    New systems generate new problems.

    mjt Guest

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    mjt wrote:
     
    .......^^^^^^^^^^^......... "execute gdm"
    ..
    --
    /// Michael J. Tobler: motorcyclist, surfer, skydiver, \\\
    \\\ and author: "Inside Linux", "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed" ///
    A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely
    rearranging their prejudices. - William James

    mjt Guest

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    > ... from runlevel 3, what happens when you executedgm?

    I select GNOME from the session Dialog, and it's KDE that loads.

    What's curious is that when I do that, a prompt appears saying that
    I've selected GNOME for this session, but that the "default session is
    default." In fact, the default session in all the files I've looked in
    ( ~/.Xclients-default, /etc/sysconfig/desktop) is GNOME.

    The other weird thing is that when I tried to start X manually (by
    executing

    xinit /usr/bin/gnome-session

    ) it also brings up KDE (unless I'm doing something syntactically
    wrong with that command?)

    Is it possible that GNOME is having trouble loading, and that when
    that happens the intialization process just kind of "goes home to
    momma" (momma being KDE apparently)? If so, what log file would I look
    in to figure this out? Or is there a step-through mode for starting X?

    Thanks!

    --Phil
    Phil Guest

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