Can't switch to KDE

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Thu Sep 4 21:05:08 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 14:48 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 04 September 2008 14:38:12 Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > I do a switchdesk and set KDE as the default window manager. I am told
> > that I have to restart X to make it happen. I do that by typing:
> > ctrl-alt-backspace (or I go to init 3 and then back to init 5).
> >
> Which Fedora version?  Which KDE version?
> > But nothing works. Were have I gone wrong?
> Did you try a reboot?  Sometimes restarting X does fail.
> Was KDE working before this?
> Anne
I tried reboot but no go. However, using startdesk from init 3 and using
startx resultws when I reboot, I get a different login screen with a
session choice. I suspect I am not running kde with gnome. If I get
tired of it I will switch back.
A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then
asks you not to kill him. -- Sir Winston Churchill, 1952
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at

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