How Do I Launch KDE Desktop Environment from the Terminal/Command Line of a Regular User?

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Tue Nov 2 12:01:06 GMT 2010

On 11/01/2010 02:32 PM, "Singapore Citizen Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang 
Enming) 张恩鸣 " wrote:
> Hi,
> May I know how do I launch KDE desktop environment from the
> terminal/command line of a regular user?
> Is it "exec startkde"? If not, please advise.
> I am currently using the GNOME desktop environment and I launch it by
> executing "startx" on the command line. I want GNOME to be my default
> desktop environment but launch KDE desktop environment whenever necessary.
> How do I go about launching KDE from the command line manually?

With startx.  Of course, you will have to tell your system to start KDE 
instead of Gnome, since it seems Gnome is the default there.

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