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Old 09-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Timothy Murphy
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

John Doe wrote:

>> How can I make the default KDE?
>> How can I get KDE with startx after booting to level 3?
>
> Maybe try:
> yum info switchdesk

[tim@grover ~]$ yum info switchdesk
...
Error: No matching Packages to list

[tim@grover ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final)

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Old 09-08-2011, 07:05 PM
"Scot P. Floess"
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

Yeah - that package isn't available at all...

I've done some googling but have no idea what the replacement is for
switchdesk (or if there even is one)...

On Thu, 8 Sep 2011, Timothy Murphy wrote:

> John Doe wrote:
>
>>> How can I make the default KDE?
>>> How can I get KDE with startx after booting to level 3?
>>
>> Maybe try:
>> yum info switchdesk
>
> [tim@grover ~]$ yum info switchdesk
> ...
> Error: No matching Packages to list
>
> [tim@grover ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
> CentOS Linux release 6.0 (Final)
>
> --
> Timothy Murphy
> e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
> tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
> s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
>
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:03 PM
Always Learning
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 15:05 -0400, Scot P. Floess wrote:

> I've done some googling but have no idea what the replacement is for
> switchdesk (or if there even is one)...

I'm on Centos 5.6 X64 with the 'normal' repos.

Just typed-in:-

yum install switchdesk

and got

..... switchdesk.noarch 0:4.0.8-6

... switchdesk noarch 4.0.8-6 base 15 k


So it is there

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

Always Learning wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 15:05 -0400, Scot P. Floess wrote:
>
>> I've done some googling but have no idea what the replacement is for
>> switchdesk (or if there even is one)...
>
> I'm on Centos 5.6 X64 with the 'normal' repos.
>
> Just typed-in:-
>
> yum install switchdesk
> and got
> ..... switchdesk.noarch 0:4.0.8-6
> ... switchdesk noarch 4.0.8-6 base 15 k

Yes, but as I said yesterday, and the other poster noted, it's *not* there
for 6.0.

As a side note, kde makes it relatively painless to change window
managers, while gnome makes it as hard as possible (among the many reasons
I dislike gnome).

mark

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:13 PM
"Scot P. Floess"
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

For 5.6 perhaps...but 6.0 no dice

switchdesk is also available in Fedora 15...

On Thu, 8 Sep 2011, Always Learning wrote:

>
> On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 15:05 -0400, Scot P. Floess wrote:
>
>> I've done some googling but have no idea what the replacement is for
>> switchdesk (or if there even is one)...
>
> I'm on Centos 5.6 X64 with the 'normal' repos.
>
> Just typed-in:-
>
> yum install switchdesk
>
> and got
>
> ..... switchdesk.noarch 0:4.0.8-6
>
> ... switchdesk noarch 4.0.8-6 base 15 k
>
>
> So it is there
>
> Paul.
>
>
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:15 PM
Always Learning
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 21:03 +0100, Always Learning wrote:

> I'm on Centos 5.6 X64 with the 'normal' repos.
>
> Just typed-in:-
>
> yum install switchdesk
>
> and got
>
> ..... switchdesk.noarch 0:4.0.8-6
>
> ... switchdesk noarch 4.0.8-6 base 15 k
>
>
> So it is there

It is also available for Red Hat's Fedora 15 released on 2011-05-24:-

switchdesk-4.0.9-8.fc15.2.noarch.htmlA


However another source:

http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/rhel6/rhel_6_migration_guide/rhel_6_migration_sect-Migration_Guide-Package_Changes-Other_Package_Changes.html

states about RHEL 6

"Discontinued Package : switchdesk"
"Replaced By: The session management performed by both supported session
managers: GDM and KDM."

Hope that helps :-)


Regards,

Paul.


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Old 09-08-2011, 08:16 PM
"Scot P. Floess"
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

Here is my Centos 5.6 VM:

uname -a ; yum search swtichdesk

Linux centos-workstation 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.centos.plus.i686 #1 SMP Sun
Jun 26 15:21:38 BST 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
* epel: nas1.itc.virginia.edu
* extras: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
* updates: mirror.raystedman.net
Warning: No matches found for: swtichdesk
No Matches found



On Thu, 8 Sep 2011, Always Learning wrote:

>
> On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 15:05 -0400, Scot P. Floess wrote:
>
>> I've done some googling but have no idea what the replacement is for
>> switchdesk (or if there even is one)...
>
> I'm on Centos 5.6 X64 with the 'normal' repos.
>
> Just typed-in:-
>
> yum install switchdesk
>
> and got
>
> ..... switchdesk.noarch 0:4.0.8-6
>
> ... switchdesk noarch 4.0.8-6 base 15 k
>
>
> So it is there
>
> Paul.
>
>
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>

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:18 PM
"Scot P. Floess"
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

Ah type-o before any corrects me

uname -a ; yum search switchdesk

Linux centos-workstation 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.centos.plus.i686 #1 SMP Sun
Jun 26 15:21:38 BST 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Repository 'flossware' is missing name in configuration, using id
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: mirror.metrocast.net
* epel: archive.linux.duke.edu
* extras: centos.mirror.netriplex.com
* updates: mirror.raystedman.net
Warning: No matches found for: switchdesk
No Matches found


And yes, it is discontinued as Paul stated - I saw it was in the RHEL
release notes as well...



On Thu, 8 Sep 2011, Scot P. Floess wrote:

>
> Here is my Centos 5.6 VM:
>
> uname -a ; yum search swtichdesk
>
> Linux centos-workstation 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.centos.plus.i686 #1 SMP Sun
> Jun 26 15:21:38 BST 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
> * base: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
> * epel: nas1.itc.virginia.edu
> * extras: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
> * updates: mirror.raystedman.net
> Warning: No matches found for: swtichdesk
> No Matches found
>
>
>
> On Thu, 8 Sep 2011, Always Learning wrote:
>
>>
>> On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 15:05 -0400, Scot P. Floess wrote:
>>
>>> I've done some googling but have no idea what the replacement is for
>>> switchdesk (or if there even is one)...
>>
>> I'm on Centos 5.6 X64 with the 'normal' repos.
>>
>> Just typed-in:-
>>
>> yum install switchdesk
>>
>> and got
>>
>> ..... switchdesk.noarch 0:4.0.8-6
>>
>> ... switchdesk noarch 4.0.8-6 base 15 k
>>
>>
>> So it is there
>>
>> Paul.
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> CentOS mailing list
>> CentOS@centos.org
>> http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos
>>
>
> Scot P. Floess RHCT (Certificate Number 605010084735240)
> Chief Architect FlossWare http://sourceforge.net/projects/flossware
> http://flossware.sourceforge.net
> https://github.com/organizations/FlossWare
> _______________________________________________
> CentOS mailing list
> CentOS@centos.org
> http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos
>

Scot P. Floess RHCT (Certificate Number 605010084735240)
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Always Learning
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 16:16 -0400, Scot P. Floess wrote:

> Here is my Centos 5.6 VM:
>
> uname -a ; yum search swtichdesk
>
> Warning: No matches found for: swtichdesk
> No Matches found


******************** ERROR **************
Just noticed, after typing the bit below, your American spelling of
Switchdesk is not the same as the European one :-)
********************************************


My repos are:

ATrpms.repo
CentOS-Base.repo
centos-cr.repo
CentOS-Debuginfo.repo
CentOS-Media.repo
CentOS-Vault.repo
elrepo.repo
epel.repo
epel-testing.repo
kbsingh-CentOS-Misc.repo
rpmforge21.repo

My yum states that switchdesk is in the Base repo (for 5.6) so it is
strange your yum can not find it.

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:24 PM
Always Learning
 
Default CentOS 6: Making KDE Default

On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 16:18 -0400, Scot P. Floess wrote:



> And yes, it is discontinued as Paul stated - I saw it was in the RHEL
> release notes as well...

Can you use the Fedora version ?


Paul.


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