How to change window manager? How to change from KDE to Gnome, IceWM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 08:53 PM
How do I change the windowmanager from KDE to something else?
I believe Mandriva 2006 comes with IceWM and Gnome preinstalled. I would like to switch to see if that effects some of the applications that I have trouble with - skype...! and a few others.
Posted 22 November 2005 - 09:01 PM
You can then select which Window manager you want from the ones installed. Log out and then back in and you should have what you want.
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 09:02 PM
One of these options allows you to change between Default, KDE, Gnome, ICEWM, etc, etc.
If you have gdm chosen as your Desktop Manager (Configure Your Computer/System/Desktop Manager), then you can make sure that whichever option you chose, is set as the default for each time you boot your system.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 02:54 AM
1 )Sound is remarkably bad in GNOME compared to KDE - why
2 )Under the menu "Places" menu items such as "documents", "video" etc. do not work. I get an error message saying
Cannot display location ....
Details: There is no default action associated with this location
what to do?
Posted 23 November 2005 - 07:04 AM
For the sound, can you press ESC during boot, and look for something that relates to sound? It could be alsa or something along those lines. It might just be a case of changing the volume levels in Gnome to make it more bearable. I found that with my system if it was too loud the sound wasn't too good.