[SATLUG] Linux as a Desktop and more expertise
afcasta at satx.rr.com
Sun Jul 26 20:56:15 CDT 2009
On Sun, 2009-07-26 at 19:20 -0500, Tweeks wrote:
> On Friday 24 July 2009 07:35:03 pm Robert Pearson wrote:
> > Does this work both ways? Does "apt/apt-get" have that capability?
>> [discussion of using apt-get to switch between Gnome and KDE]
> Well, that's not /quite/ how it works. Once a desktop installed it's
> The display manager (the login GUI) is controlled here:
> But you don't need to change the DM to change
> desktops. You only need to change DMs if need a feature of the other DM. But
> more to the point -- whether in gdm or kdm, once you have both desktops
> installed, you can always choose which desktop you want to run simply by
> selecting it in the DM GUI before hitting enter on your password when logging
> in. After you select a desktop environment, that will be your new desktop
> until you change it again.
I always liked the switchdesk gadget in the RPM driven distros
but when I tried to apt-get install it for Ubuntu, it wasn't found.
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