Switching desktops refers to switching
between GNOME and KDE. There are slight differences in the look and
feel of these two graphical desktops. Choose the desktop that best
suits your preferences.
There are two ways to switch desktops. You can either switch for
a single session or use the Desktop
Switching Tool to change your default desktop.
To login with a different desktop for a single session:
Select Session from the menu at the
bottom left of the login screen. A window appears with a list of
several different desktop environments.
Choose one, and select OK.
Enter your login and password as usual. A dialog box appears,
warning you that this change is for the current session only.
Click OK to continue.
To change the default desktop for your system:
From the menu, select
Select from the list of available desktops and click OK. A dialog box opens confirming that the changes
In order for the changes to take place, you must restart your X
Window System. The easiest way to accomplish this is to log out of
X and log back in. Log out of the graphical desktop, then log back