[ale] Deep inside the K Desktop Environment 3.2

walter Sams wsams at southernlink.net
Thu Feb 26 18:22:38 EST 2004

When you get the better rebuild figured out let me know, I already see
that KDE is on the better track than GNOME and I dont get the errors on
the screen when I boot.


On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 12:18, Dow Hurst wrote:
> I have done that since Gnome got hosed by the glibc broken 
> update via RHN that happened last November.  The KDE under 
> RH is not full KDE or at least not what I am used to.  I've 
> got it working okay, but hope to rebuild to something 
> better.  Mainly I miss the configuration functionality that 
> has been gutted out.  Tabbed shells aren't as nice as under 
> the normal KDE.  It is better to me than a hosed Gnome 
> though. ;-)
> I believe on the main login window if KDE was installed you 
> get the option there to switch between failsafe, gnome, and KDE.
> Dow
> tfreeman at intel.digichem.net wrote:
> > Walter - Red Hat has a utility _somewhere_ in the menus to switch the 
> > default desktop for the user. Using the utility, change the desktop to 
> > KDE, log out or restart your X session, and the desktop should be changed. 
> > I'm assuming that KDE was installed of course.
> > 
> > Hope this helps.
> > 
> > On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, walter Sams wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>Question,  if one is running redhat and gnome desktop, can one just
> >>remove gnome and put in kde without losing all the setup parameters on
> >>the system or reinstalling the whole os?  I seem to see many folks here
> >>and elsewhere liking kde better than gnome and would like to try it.
> >>
> >>Thank you
> >>Walter Sams
> >>
> >>
> >>On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 20:32, Jim Philips wrote:
> >>
> >>>Hash: SHA1
> >>>
> >>>On Tuesday 24 February 2004 02:41 pm, Michael D. Hirsch wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>I've been having a gas playing with kde 3.2 the last couple of weeks.  I
> >>>>heartily recommend an upgrade to anyone using one of the older versions. 
> >>>>If you are a redhat user, the sourceforge redhat/kde project files work
> >>>>well for me <http://kde-redhat.sourceforge.net/>.  They are in the testing
> >>>>tiectories, but have been quite stable for me.  And they supply rpms for
> >>>>everything since 7.3, which is pretty cool.
> >>>
> >>>This new release offers the best desktop environment I've used on any 
> >>>platform. The biggest problem with KDE at the moment is trying to unpack 
> >>>everything it can do. I can do 90% of what I do on the computer either in 
> >>>Kontact or Konqueror. Konqueror has been vastly improved by the Safari 
> >>>development effort. If it weren't for some Javascript weirdness in it, I 
> >>>would even trash Mozilla. The interactive spell-checking is something no 
> >>>other desktop offers. It's great to have spell-checking when you're filling 
> >>>in forms on Web sites--especially if you're applying for a job! Plus, I got a 
> >>>Google search bar in Konqueror now that I got from a CVS version. And KDE is 
> >>>faster than it used to be too. The Linux experience has never been better for 
> >>>me. And if you don't have Amarok, get it. It's one of the best mp3 players 
> >>>around. It made me dump Xmms.  
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