Gnome and KDE desktop in one installation

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Gnome and KDE desktop in one installation

Postby muddey » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:41 am

Howdy all,

I've been using LinuxMint since Daryana came out and have been sticking to the gnome desktop. I haven't really given KDE a shot yet but am thinking about giving it a shot. I don't want to re-install or dual boot Daryana and Daryana KDE CE but I'm sure there's a way you can install the KDE desktop onto my existing installation. I.e I would like to be able to choose which desktop environment to use when I log in.

I searched the forum but couldn't find a guide how to do this. It would be great if someone to explain what libs I need to download and what options are out there. I found an old Ubuntu article that said to install 'kubuntu-desktop' which would also install KDE apps like Konquerer etc.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Gnome and KDE desktop in one installation

Postby MagnusB » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:52 am

You can install KDE, but you'll get kubuntu. If you want KDE CE you have to dual boot.
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Re: Gnome and KDE desktop in one installation

Postby Zwopper » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:32 am

MagnusB wrote:You can install KDE, but you'll get kubuntu. If you want KDE CE you have to dual boot.

...or run a virtualbox... :wink: 8)
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Re: Gnome and KDE desktop in one installation

Postby muddey » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:24 pm

Alright lads, thanks for a quick answer.

To the developers. Do you plan to include this in future releases? If two people share a PC but want different desktop environments it would be great if it could be done easily.

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Re: Gnome and KDE desktop in one installation

Postby McLovin » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:48 pm

I'm kind of wondering if it's possible to make a remaster with both versions in one.


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