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  1. #1
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    Alternative DE for Gnome User

    Gnome has been crashing a lot for me lately. What is the best DE to install alongside Gnome? I need them not to interfere withveach other.

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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    XFCE has its own window manager and lives peacefully side by side with others.
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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    Hi xia4q

    Welcome to the forum.

    Here is some feedback.

    Are you using Gnome Wayland, or Gnome.xorg. If the former, when you are in the process of logging into the system, before entering the password, there is a small gear wheel, below center and to the right. click on it and select gnome.org option

    Usually that will solve your problem(s) with Gnome. Otherwise, as was mentioned, review and choose from XFCE, Mate, or even try gnome2 via that gear wheel.

    Let us know your success.
    Leslie in Montreal

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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    Quote Originally Posted by xia4q
    Gnome has been crashing a lot for me lately. What is the best DE to install alongside Gnome? I need them not to interfere withveach other.
    I'd try Mate and Cinnamon. Both are GNOME2 based and are independent....

    You probably have a flaky gnome3 extension that is borking your Gnome

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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    Both MATE and Cinnamon are now GTK+3 based but still very good alternatives. Another is Budgie but not for Fedora as it isn't officially available

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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    Window Maker!

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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    Window Maker's name always reminds me of the 1980s Porsche 911 Turbo aka Widow Maker

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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    cinnamon or compose your own de.

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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    KDE finally got reasonably usable again in F25. Not sure about F26. But I'd still use other apps for browsing and e-mail than the KDE standards.

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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    Can you solve your problem by using creating a kdesu group and then
    provide ownership to kdesu package to root, with group kdesu.
    if user is member of group kdeu, he will have or can have rwx privileges.
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    Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

    One more vote for XFCE. I de-uglified following this guide: https://cd-rw.org/t/de-uglyfying-majaro-linux-xfce/352 and now XFCE looks good with nice icons and crisp sharp fonts. I also had to disable Compositor to get rid of video tearing.

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