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Re: [tlug] Replacing the WM in Gnome 2.24

On 2009-02-20 21:46 -0500 (Fri), Scott Robbins wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 11:15:33AM +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
> > 
> > The inability to chose different session managers at login from GDM
> > was the real killer; it seems that if you've got a Gnome Fedora 10
> > system, every user of the system must use gnome, and nobody can use KDE.
> This one doesn't sound right. I'm wondering if there was something that
> went wrong in the installation.  Although I seldom use GDM, from time to
> time, I'll do a quick install with defaults, (i.e., booting into GDM)
> and I haven't run into that issue.

I'm not sure that I was clear: are you saying that you can install both
Gnome and KDE on a single Fedora system, and chose which one you'd like to
use at login?

I've not tried that, but I have installed fvwm on my Fedora 10, and,
unlike Ubuntu, at login I am not given the option to just run my
.xsession file followed by fvwm, instead of starting gnome-session.

> ... --but was this the case on more than one installation?

Well, one consultant working for us went to the trouble of doing a full
Fedora install onto a USB drive, so he could bring it in and run it on
one of our machines and have his preferred environment on days when
he didn't bring in his laptop. I asked him why he just didn't use one
of our Ubuntu systems, and he said he wanted to use KDE. That rather
implies he didn't know that on an Ubuntu system you simply install KDE
and chose that at login instead of Gnome.

Curt Sampson       <>        +81 90 7737 2974
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