Fedora :: Install Other Desktop Environments Despite Already Having Installed KDE And GNOME?

Apr 30, 2011

I have two desktop environments installed on my Fedora pc. Here it is


Is it still possible to install other desktop environments despite already having installed KDE and GNOME? If I happen to install other desktop environments such as XFCE, LXDE, CDE, EDE, UDE, will I be able to use one particular environment by disabling the rest whenever needed

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Ubuntu :: Create A Dvd That Contains Server Desktop And Alternate Install Opptions - And All Four Main Desktop Environments (gnome - Kde - Xfce - Lxde) And Unity?

Aug 12, 2011

is it would be possible create a Ubuntu dvd that contains the ubuntu server desktop and alternate install opptions, as well as all four main desktop environments (gnome, kde, xfce, lxde) and unity. since much of the data is redundant between each version cd's it would probably all fit on one disk. then all that would be needed is two disks one for 32 bit and another for 64 bit. i really think that this could work.

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Desktop Environments :: Gnome Panel Missing On Fresh Install 10.04 / Want It Back

May 23, 2010

I have a problem with gnome panels, when i start ubuntu the gnome panels are missing.

i have tried code...

which does restore the panels but if i reboot the panels go away again,

This is on a new installation of Ubuntu 10.04, i'm preparing it for use by someone else and they can't use it easily without the panels

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May 17, 2011

So I just updated my IdeaPad to Natty and played around with Unity. The performane was absolutely unbearable so I installed Unity2D from the software center. Now when I start the session everything seems to be fine at first. Whenever I move the mouse over the panel though it seems to switch to my old gnome-panel from the "Classic" session (with some missing icons). When I move the mouse over that panel again it switches back to the Unity panel style. What is going on? Can I fix this somehow? I will have to use the classic session until I get a working consistent behavior

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Fedora :: Installed 15 With The Gnome Desktop - Doesn't Put An Icon On Desktop

Jun 26, 2011

I just installed Fedora 15 with the gnome desktop which looks like the android system for mobile phones, I installed wine which put the icons on my desktop but whenever I install a windows app it doesn't put an icon on my desktop for that particular application. How would I add an icon for those window apps so I can lunch them from the desktop, I don't know if you call that the desktop or just the program luncher either way how do I put an icon there so I can run those windows apps from there?

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Ubuntu :: Use Two Different Desktop Environments?

Apr 5, 2010

I have installed Kubuntu 9.10 on my old laptop, and tho the graphics are nice, the performance is not spectacular.

Here's my system - humble but not too lousy either

CPU: Intel Pentium M 1.80GHz
Memory: 512MB
Graphics controller: ATI RV350 (Mobility Radeon 9600 M10)

So, I thought I'd like to test out other desktop environment, without too much bells and whistles, I am considering Xfce.

But I lack deeper Linux knowledge in order to complete this without messing up my system.

1) how to install the secondary DE properly, without hurting the existing DE?

2) How much duplication takes place, when one installs the secondary DE. Ie, will I need to reinstall, say, Firefox for the other DE? I guess KDE and Xfce definitely have different desktop managers, network managers, etc, so there will be some overhead because of this. Will I be able to install new apps and enjoy using them in both DEs, will their configs be the same?

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Ubuntu :: Anyone Get Gnome 3 To Work In Virtualized Environments (VirtualBox, EC2)?

Jul 27, 2011

I'm trying to get Gnome 3 to work on 11.04 under virtualbox (3D acceleration enabled) but I get the message that "it can't load session gnome" when I try to log in. The same message appears when I try to do this on an EC2 instance. Please let me know if someone got it to work on EC2.

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Ubuntu :: Switching Between Desktop Environments Without Logging Out

Mar 21, 2011

I have both xmonad and Gnome installed and tend to switch between them quite often. Normally, I need to log out and log back in which is starting to become annoying because I need to open any running applications again.I have tried using "Switch User", but it doesn't work. I go to the switching screen when I am logged into Gnome and log in again after selecting Xmonad, but it brings me back to my Gnome session.

So is there any way to log in as the same user with two different desktop environments at the same time?

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Ubuntu :: Switching Between Desktop Environments KDE & Unity?

May 12, 2011

currently i run both KDE and Ubuntu Unity 11.04 on my machine. I have encountered a little problem when switching desktop environments. With KDE, i prefer to use KWin as my windows manager (since i find it highly polished), and with Unity, compiz (not by choice). The problem is that if i don't switch the windows manager to compiz before switching over to unity, all hell breaks loose. Same with switching over from Unity to KDE.

The only solution i have found is to switch to Classic Ubuntu. and use the compiz fusion icon to select the windows manager in order to avoid any problems.

when i log onto the either KDE or Unity, how can i load the correct desktop environment in case it crashes (which it has)?

Note: this has also become a concern to me because of 11.10 removing the classic gnome. If the proper window manger can be loaded before entering the preferred desktop environment KDE, Gnome3 or Unity,

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OpenSUSE Install :: Install Error - Config Defaults For GNOME For GNOME Power Manager Have Not Been Installed Correctly

Mar 4, 2010

Things were running fine until GNOME misbehaved;

GNOME failed to load telling me:

Install error, Configuration defaults for GNOME power manager have not been installed correctly.

So I


To the shell and check the logs in gdm and find this:

Could not ask power manager if user can suspend, launch helper exited with unknown return code 0.

So I try


To see if another user will get the desktop; I get the error

Cant create etc/passwd no space left on device.

So I


And get the following

I insert a usb drive to prepare for back up; Run


On the shell to get the usb device name; Then run


To mount the device.

I end up with:

Cant create lock file /etc/mtab~ 4610 No space left on device(use -n flag to override)

So, I


And see 9 partitionitions


Again to check which ones are loaded at boot up time and get

plus some other file systems mounted at boot up, but not mapping to any physical partitionition.

I try


On partition9 and get warnings because its mounted, so I chicken out and try


And run into the error:

cant create lock file /etc/mtab~4832 no space left on device (use -n flag to override)

Good thing is there is a


Since space is a problem, I


On partition6 which is not mounted at boot up time and try to


I still get the error

cant create lock file /etc/mtab~4735 no space left on device (use -n flag to override


For package update tells me

cant open /var/run/zypp.pid in mode w


For power management tells me its not even recognised as a command.

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Fedora :: Error Gnome-desktop3-3.0.1-2.fc15.x86_64 When Choose A Minimal Install Then Add ONLY The Defaults Of The "GNOME Desktop" Package

May 3, 2011

I noticed that in Fedora 15 Beta when you choose a minimal install then add ONLY the defaults of the "GNOME Desktop" package, you will get this error: gnome-desktop3-3.0.1-2.fc15.x86_64 has a required package:


When I look for gnome-desktop3-3.0.1-2.fc15.x86_64 it is not on any installation menu list. I prefer gnome, but installed KDE and that worked. Any ideas of getting gnome to work?

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OpenSUSE :: Get The KDE Or The Gnome Desktop Features Installed As Default?

Sep 16, 2010

I have the Suse DVD with me. I need to know if I will get the KDE or the Gnome Desktop features installed as Default.

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Jun 11, 2009

I successfully installed fedora live CD KDE version on virtual PC. but I can't install the live CD Gnome desktop version. details: I just add vga=0x32D on boot, no problem booting after that. I am now log-in as live user, but I can't find the shotcut for installation on desktop "install to hard drive" but using the terminal, there's a file under Desktop, 'liveinst.desktop" I tried running it, graphical installation will appear, but during copying to hard disk, it says bad media.

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OpenSUSE :: Installed GNOME Desktop Environment But Can't Select It At Bootup?

May 6, 2010

I'm sure there is something I have done wrong. I have installed GNOME, but on start up it doesnt give me the option to select it. How can I use GNOME?

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Jun 6, 2010

I installed Gnome desktop environment recently then ;I' ve lost KDE desktop effects settings. I just can see Compiz Configirator. I cant configure effects independently. There is same settings in gnome and kde. And also I cant change windows appearence.

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Fedora :: Get The Message " Gnome 3 Could Not Load " And Installed All The Packages Needed To Install Guest Additions?

Jul 14, 2011

Whenever I boot up Fedora 15 on Virtual Box, I get the message " gnome 3 could not load " and I installed all the packages needed to install Guest Additions, but even when I mounted the file, the ONLY file I could find online that was VMBoxGuestAdditions.iso or something like that, I mounted it, I tried installing, but nope, it gives me an error message that it can't. I have the latest version of VirtualBox and I've been on several forums and looked at many places but I can't fix it. I also have a problem where when I boot it up it says " the system is optimized to support 32 bit but it is currently 64 bit go here and click this to fix it " or something like that. and I can't figure out how to fix it in Virtual Box.

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Fedora :: Gnome-Do Error - Could Not Load Desktop Item - Libgnome-desktop-2.so.17

May 27, 2011

I'm running Fedora 15 with Gnome 3. I installed Gnome-Do using 'yum install gnome-do'. I opened it from the Terminal by typing 'gnome-do' but I keep getting an error message that says

Could not load desktop item: libgnome-desktop-2.so.17

Gnome-Do opens but it doesn't display any application I search for and when I try opening the Gnome-Do preferences, it quits.

I installed gnome-desktop-2.32.0-8.fc16.i686.rpm from here: [url] and then installed Gnome-Do. Everything works fine now.

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OpenSUSE :: Reinstall Gnome/ati Drivers From Install Dvd On An Installed 11.2 Sys?

May 19, 2010

Deleted my ati drivers accidently during a botched upgrade. Have been trying to fix the problem from things I read on here, made a thread but can't get online to execute it.Found my install dvd tried running repair and in the process deleted my windows partition(anyway to get that back?) and still no previous ati drivers or gnome installed.

When I boot up i see SUSE LINUX not opensuse... no grub So my question is how do I install ati drivers from the dvd and how do I install gnome or kde from install dvd? did i royally mess up and basically now just completely reinstall opensuse 11.2 completely? and if so can I recover files from my deleted windows partition and previous opensuse partition?

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May 25, 2011

I'm trying to install a minimal Gnome setup without any of the usually installed apps. Last time I tried this it worked fine but that was a couple of years ago (see this thread if you're interested). The closest I've got so far is to install a CLI system from the alternate install CD and then run:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude -y full upgrade
sudo aptitude -y install xorg gdm gnome-core plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo ubuntu-artwork jockey-gtk network-manager synaptic

The problem is that one of these packages (I think that it's gnome-core) installs Epiphany, Evince, Evolution, Gwibber and Ubuntu One which I don't want. how to get a minimal system installed without these apps?

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Oct 6, 2010

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Sep 29, 2009

How do I go about installing these desktop. I installed with the default Gnome from the DVD. I just want choice and I'm curious.

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Apr 29, 2011

I am running GNOME but want the option to use KDE. which package would I need to install KDE4 desktop.

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Nov 23, 2010

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Apr 4, 2010

I installed KDE from a CD. Then decided I wanted to have Gnome has an option. I installed "gnome-desktop" via software manager (as per some other instructions on the forum) but I still have no option to choose Gnome when logging in.

What all do I choose to get the complete Gnome environment? Or is it better (& easier?) to reinstall with a DVD?

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Jul 17, 2009

Recently when I booted up my computer I get an error at the login screen.

"Install problem! The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator."

When I try to login in, nothing happens. I cant seem to get past the login screen.

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Jan 19, 2010

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Dec 22, 2010

I am trying to get OpenSUSE 11.2 working. Everytime I install it, it installs with errors but when the user I setup auto logs in to the GNOME desktop, the desktop never loads. I can get into failsafe mode sometimes. I've replaced the harddrive and installed it again = same issue. I've redownloaded and burned a different DVD, verifying the checksum, and running the "check media" option = same issue. I've done a repair install = same issue. I've removed the added Ethernet and modem cards and reinstalled = same issue. I've deleted all partitions from previous install and reinstalled = same issue. Currently, I just defraged the HDD on a windows machine and am running the install once more (one a completely different machine) but what's going on here? I need 11.2 for Clonezilla SE (not 11.3)

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Aug 16, 2011

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Mar 6, 2010

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