How Do I Launch KDE Desktop Environment from the Terminal/Command Line of a Regular User?
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Nov 3 08:48:56 GMT 2010
Singapore Citizen Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming) 张恩鸣 posted on Wed, 03
Nov 2010 14:02:24 +0800 as excerpted:
> On 11/02/2010 09:00 PM, Kevin Krammer wrote:
>> On Monday, 2010-11-01, Singapore Citizen Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)
>> 张恩鸣 wrote:
>>> [H]ow 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
>>> How do I go about launching KDE from the command line manually?
>> I think this should work
>> startx -- /usr/bin/startkde
> Do you mean that I can run /usr/bin/startkde on the command line
No, that means running startx, but with the commandline parameters
However, by my reading of the startx (1) manpage (which could be quite
helpful to read), it would be without the -- , since startkde lists
clients, not servers, to start.
So if he's correct:
startx -- /usr/bin/startkde
If I'm correct:
But as I said (and as you ACKed, so you at least saw it, but apparently
haven't had a chance to try it yet), here, I just set the XSESSION
variable appropriately, but other distributions may not be setup quite the
same and that might not work.
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