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Old 06-22-2010, 11:41 PM
Pete Vander Giessen
Default Proper way install GNOME into KUbuntu 10.4 system - avoiding configuration conflicts? ; jor

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 3:26 PM, giovanni_re <john_re@fastmail.us> wrote:
> Particularly, I'm thinking XOrg settings are likely candidates for conflict. *But, perhaps there are others that could cause problems too.

Technically, Gnome and KDE are both desktop environments that run on
top of X Windows. If you've got a problem that is rooted in your XOrg
conf, the problem _should_ affect both Gnome and KDE. And if you
install Gnome, it should not interfere with your KDE settings at the
level of X Windows.

Since Gnome is basically a bundle of software, it _will_ add a lot of
entries in your main menu. You'll have, for example Kedit _and_ gedit
available as text editors. And the Gnome launcher icons end up
looking kind of out of place in your KDE menu. But that's more of a
clutter/aesthetic issue than one with settings (albeit one that drove
me and my OCD mildly batty back when I ran both environments side by


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