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Step by step tutorial for installing KDE and removing Gnome:
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Step by step tutorial for installing '''KDE''' and removing '''Gnome''':
  
# Open up '''Terminal''' .
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* Open up '''Terminal''' .
# Log in as root via '''su''' .
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* Log in as <code>root</code> via <pre>su</pre>
# Enter '''yum install @kde-desktop system-switch-displaymanager kdm'''
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* Enter <pre>yum install @kde-desktop system-switch-displaymanager kdm
# Now enter '''system-switch-displaymanager kdm'''
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</pre> This will install the required packages.
# Reboot your machine.
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# Log in, and be sure to choose KDE as session.
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# If you plan to remove GNOME, continue; otherwise you're done now.
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# You can now enter '''yum remove @gnome-desktop''' . Watch out that this doesn't remove any programs you want to keep!
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# Now you should be able to use KDE as the default Desktop Environment.
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Thanks to shivam for contributing!
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* Now enter <pre>system-switch-displaymanager kdm
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</pre> This will make the system use '''KDM''' as the default <code>Display Manager</code>
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* ''Reboot'' your machine.
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* Choose ''KDE'' as session and Log In.
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* If you plan to remove GNOME, continue; otherwise you're done now.
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* Remove '''Gnome''' using <pre>yum remove @gnome-desktop</pre> .
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{{admon/important | NOTE | Watch out that this removes most Gnome/GTK programs from the system, including Firefox. You will have to reinstall the removed programs once the process is complete.}}
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* You can now use KDE as the default Desktop Environment.

Revision as of 05:04, 19 February 2010

Step by step tutorial for installing KDE and removing Gnome:

  • Open up Terminal .
  • Log in as root via
    su
  • Enter
    yum install @kde-desktop system-switch-displaymanager kdm
    
This will install the required packages.
  • Now enter
    system-switch-displaymanager kdm
    
This will make the system use KDM as the default Display Manager
  • Reboot your machine.
  • Choose KDE as session and Log In.
  • If you plan to remove GNOME, continue; otherwise you're done now.
  • Remove Gnome using
    yum remove @gnome-desktop
    .
Important.png
NOTE
Watch out that this removes most Gnome/GTK programs from the system, including Firefox. You will have to reinstall the removed programs once the process is complete.
  • You can now use KDE as the default Desktop Environment.