Multiple user-interfaces

Cookie-Nerd

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Hi there!

After much of trouble with the ports I installed BSD with success and I was able to boot Gnome. But I got bored so I started do wonder if I could install KDE next to Gnome. It worked to install kDE but now here's my problem:

I commented out the lines "gdm_enable="YES" and "gnome_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf so that Gnome wouldn't be able to boot. Instead I wrote the line "kdm4_enable="YES". I didn't chance the line for proc in /etc/fstab or add a new one. But KDE doesn't boot.

To sum up, it doesn't work with KDE but with Gnome. Did I forget something or is it maybe not possible to have installed two GUIs at the same time? Any ideas?

Thanks and greetings :)
 

Beastie

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Hello and welcome on board!

Have you tried following the instructions included in the Handbook?

I don't use either one of these two, so any help I can offer in that matter will be limited to just this.
 
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Cookie-Nerd

Cookie-Nerd

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Hello and welcome on board!

Have you tried following the instructions included in the Handbook?

I don't use either one of these two, so any help I can offer in that matter will be limited to just this.

Yes, I followed the instructions. Else I would not have accomplished to install something because my main-machine is Linux. :D So all of theese things are done. I guess the problem could be the proc But thanks anyway! :)
 

meine

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You can have as many desktop environments and window managers as there are, they shouldn't conflict.

The problem here seems to be the login manager GDM. I don't have any experience with it, but I heard that it can mess things up when deactivated etc.
 
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Cookie-Nerd

Cookie-Nerd

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You can have as many desktop environments and window managers as there are, they shouldn't conflict.

The problem here seems to be the login manager GDM. I don't have any experience with it, but I heard that it can mess things up when deactivated etc.

Thanks for your answer.
Okay, maybe I have to specify my searchings. I will have a closer look at GDM.
 
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Cookie-Nerd

Cookie-Nerd

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This is not supposedly to work since there is no KDE4 in the tree anymore; however it may still be alive in the quarterly repository for now.

How did you install KDE? Plasma5 uses x11/sddm (KDM is dead since years).

Oh okay, I didn't know about. I installed KDE4 because I followed the documentation. So I used the Ports, via the folder x11 and KDE4 in the ports.
So you want to say that I have to install Plasma5 instead of KDE or don't I understand you correctly? :D
 
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Cookie-Nerd

Cookie-Nerd

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The handbook is updated since yesterday ;)

Uh okay, I haved a look. Crazy, mistakes are quite simple. Sometimes I remember "Have you tried to turn your Computer off and on again" because it's the same class of errors.
Anyway, thanks! Now I hope I can keep working. :D
 
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