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Old 21st February 2009, 02:48 AM
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Gnome to KDE and back. Need Help!

Well, since the fine folks at Fedora addede KDE 4.2 into their repository, i decided to give it a try. I don't mean to start a flame war here, but I have tried every release of KDE sinc 1.0, and I never really cared for them. When Gnome 1.0 came out, I preferred it to anything that KDE had to offer.

So, in order to give it a whirl, I did a yum groupinstall of kde AND a yum groupremove of gnome, so I didn't have a crutch to fall back on.

Well, after 2 weeks I decided to go back to Gnome using the same procedure of groupremove of kde and groupinstall of gnome.

It worked well enough, but my administration menu was pretty much empty except for User and groups. I had to add networkmanager-gnome from the command line to get onto my wireless and then had to install gnome-packagekit.

So, my question is, what else is in the administration menu and what are the names of packages?

Any help greatly appreicated...


PS: Please no flames about me leaving KDE behind. It was a fine product, just not for me.
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Old 21st February 2009, 03:52 AM
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I'm surprised that you took such drastic actions to test out KDE. You could have just installed both and only logged into one . Anyway the administration menu is full of the system-config-xxx commands where xxx is:
  • date
  • display
  • firewall
  • boot
  • keyboard
  • language
  • lvm
  • network
  • printer
  • rootpassword
  • services

There may be others, but those are the only ones I have displayed. Hope that helps.
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Old 21st February 2009, 10:03 AM
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You should have left the DE there.

Check your /var/log/yum.log file, yum install anything gnome related.
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