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29th September 2006, 08:33 AM
Ok im looking for a few new GUI's to try out. I have Core 5 defaulted to Gnome and I deleted KDE. I know those are the main 2 but can anyone give me some names for more so I can try them out?

29th September 2006, 08:36 AM
Xfce, icewm...

29th September 2006, 08:37 AM
thanks ill look into those. Is there a yum command I can use to download them? Thanks for the fast reply

29th September 2006, 08:38 AM
You can try Xfce. It is available via yum.

There are more, icewm... google a little and you'll find.

29th September 2006, 08:46 AM
yum install xfce

or use yumex and look for the packages.

29th September 2006, 08:50 AM
Thanks ill take a look on Google.

29th September 2006, 09:00 AM
Personal favorite alternatives are Fluxbox & Enlightenment. One day i'll get around to getting E17 working. E16 was actually the first window manager I ever used, that was when a work colleauge introduced me to Linux (Debian).


29th September 2006, 09:04 AM
Thanks. Yeah I have heard of those 2 GUI's before. Im thinking of getting another harddrive for another linux distro. I think ima try Slackwear again

29th September 2006, 09:44 AM

you can also test FluxBox. it is a minimalist but if you love to work at the terminal it could be for you! :)

yum install fluxbox

29th September 2006, 09:51 AM
If you erased KDE, you lost the best gui anyway :)

Pietro Pesci Feltri

29th September 2006, 09:58 AM
I agree with ppesci concerning KDE. it is the best GUI if you want one.


29th September 2006, 10:00 AM
yeah i liked KDE but all my friends used Gnome. How would I get KDE back. yum install KDE ? And when I install all these GUI's They will be in the session list at login correct ?
Thanks for everyone who posted

29th September 2006, 10:34 AM
you can use your installation cd/dvd or use YUM.

As I know, you must be able to see kde in the session list. :)

29th September 2006, 10:38 AM
What is the Yum command to install KDE is it yum install KDE
What i was asking before was once I have all these GUI's like KDE, fluxbox,xfce,icewm all of them will show up on the session list right ?

29th September 2006, 11:46 AM
isn't it
yum groupinstall kde or something very similar...

29th September 2006, 11:50 AM


yum grouplist

and you will see a group for KDE if I remember correctly.

Then yum groupinstall groupname

You can thank gavinw6662.

29th September 2006, 11:56 AM
Thanks sweet

29th September 2006, 09:41 PM
I have a soft spot for WindowMaker (http://www.windowmaker.info/).

29th September 2006, 09:44 PM
I like Aqua, but I'm funny like that.

29th September 2006, 10:05 PM
always liked e17 if im nt in gnome

29th September 2006, 10:13 PM
My favorite is icewm (http://www.icewm.org); small, light, fast.

Doesn't appear to be available in FC5 via yum, but pretty straightforward to compile from sources.


1st October 2006, 10:32 PM
KDE is definitely better than Gnome some things won't function in Gnome. Especial Java plug ins for Fire Fox