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Desktop changed to Ubuntu after AWN

Postby ostatenk on Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:17 pm

I'm kind of new to the linux world and I decided to give Mint 8 KDE a shot after briefly experimenting with Ubunut 9.10. I've run into the same problem twice. I installed Avant Windows Navigator and after restarting, my KDE desktop no longer loads and it looks alot like the ubuntu desktop. It still has all of the programs from mint installed and most of the customizations that I made to the windows are still there. It's just as if KDE changed to gnome and my wallpaper went away. I removed AWN and all of the broken packages as well. Is there a way for me to go back to how it looked before AWN or should I re-re-install it? I'd hate to reinstall because my cd player is rarely recognized in the bios, but that's a whole different problem.
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Re: Desktop changed to Ubuntu after AWN

Postby XeroXer on Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:47 pm

Let's see if I got this right:
After you install Avant Windows Manager on the Linux Mint 8 KDE edition the whole "OS" turns to look like the Gnome desktop?

Can you at the login screen change the session type to KDE? If it has been changed to Gnome or any other?
I don't know why this would happens but maybe the gnome desktop got installed with Avant and became the default session.
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Re: Desktop changed to Ubuntu after AWN

Postby ostatenk on Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:59 pm

You nailed it. Thank you so much. I'm back in business. I guess the next logical question would be is there any kind of launcher similar to Avant Windows Manager that is KDE compatible.
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Re: Desktop changed to Ubuntu after AWN

Postby XeroXer on Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:04 am

From my google results I can see AWN is for the most part KDE-compatible, but some parts (like trash) will not work.
I think the problem is that AWN has a lot of gnome dependencies and when installing AWN you got so much gnome that it became the default session. :)

I haven't used KDE much myself so can't suggest any other dock-like application but if you really like AWN and don't feel the need to use the trash and such, then try using AWN and selecting the right session.
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Re: Desktop changed to Ubuntu after AWN

Postby feed3 on Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:57 am

Have you try GLX dock / cairo dock instead? :-)
http://www.glx-dock.org/ww_page.php?p=F ... ry&lang=en
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Re: Desktop changed to Ubuntu after AWN

Postby ostatenk on Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:07 pm

Thanks again for helping out. I tried each launcher and I think I like cairo a little better. I wasn't aware there were other options. More proof that I have more learning to do, says the guy who reinstalled his OS when all I needed to do is change sessions. :lol:
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