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21st April 2011, 06:01 PM
I have f15 installed using gnome3 and am happy with it but I would like to look at xfce and lxde
during the install I added xfce and lxde.
Is is possible to switch from gnome3 to xfce or lxde without a reinstall?
Also I would like to look at fallback mode. Is there a way to force fallback mode?
John the train
21st April 2011, 06:18 PM
As you already have Lxde and Xfce installed all you need to do is click ' log out ' in Gnome - sorry I can't be more specific, my Gnome desktop is stuck in fallback mode - and when the log-in screen comes up click on your user as usual. The screen then asks for your password, before entering that look at the bottom of the log-in panel, there should be a window showing ' Gnome ' with an arrow beside it. Click the arrow and it will open a drop-down menu showing all the desktop environments you have installed, just select the one you want to try. ( The log-in screen may just show ' other ', in which case click it and enter your username when prompted. )
As I said, my Gnome is stuck in fallback at present, but I did notice an option to force fallback, the icon looks like a slider switch, but I can't help with where it's found in full Gnome 3.
Hope this has been of some help.
21st April 2011, 07:32 PM
The "force fallback mode" option is somewhere in the system settings "display" or "graphics" settings IIRC.
21st April 2011, 07:59 PM
thanks pankajp I found it system info -> graphics
thanks john the train -- dumb me after I saw your reply I remembered.
I tried lxde and clicked on seems to be working but xfce hangs at the logon.
maybe I am missing some packages? I didnt find any info in /var/log/messages
John the train
22nd April 2011, 08:24 AM
If you selected xfce during the install you should have everything that was available at Beta freeze, but some package may be missing. ( You may have noticed that lxde is still short of some icons. ) I'd suggest doing an update and see if that helps matters.
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