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I installed kde on my fedora 13 VM and now I want to switch to KDE . How can I do this?

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Check if /usr/bin/X exists, if not do

yum install xorg-x11-server-Xorg

if its already installed, reinstall it by doing

yum reinstall xorg-x11-server-Xorg
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thanks Aley ! This worked like a charm ! – Ricardo Parro Mar 12 '13 at 19:30

I'm not sure what you mean by command line terminal. You can switch to kde by modifying or creating a file called .xinitrc in your home directory. In that file, you will want to find any lines referring to your old window manager (probably gnome-session) and comment them. Add startkde in your .xinitrc. Here's an example:

#!/bin/bash
xsetroot -solid black
startkde

You can also create a separate .xinitrc file to launch your X session independently:

xinit ~/.xinitrc.kde -- :1

This would launch your X session using a file called .xinitrc.kde and use display :1. With this method, you could run 2 X sessions at the same time while testing. To switch between them, use Ctrl+Alt+F7 and Ctrl+Alt+F8.

This method will work in almost all linux distros.

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you mean /home as the home directory? thanks for your help. – Ricardo Parro Mar 12 '13 at 17:55
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@teahupoo almost, he means "home directory" as the user's base directory, usually /home/user, or ~/ as a shorcut (if you are 'user') – Rich Homolka Mar 12 '13 at 19:32

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