How to Easy Switch Gnome/Gnome3 to KDE4 Desktop on Debian Wheezy Step-by-Step Easy Visual-Guide

January 15, 2013 | By Duchateaux.

The Guide shows you the Steps for Easy Switching from GNOME/Gnome3 to KDE4 Desktop on Debian Linux Wheezy.

Here to Login and Run the KDE4 Desktop we will Install and Make Use for Facility of the slim instead of the Default kdm Display Manager.

Finally, the post’s Content is Expressly Reduced to Give Focus to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

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  1. Installing the KDE4 Desktop.


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    apt-get install aptitude tasksel

    aptitude --without-recommends install ~t^standard$ ~t^desktop$ ~t^kde-desktop$
  2. Installing and Switching to Slim Display Manager.

    aptitude install slim

    Choose the slim Display Manager.

    Debian Installing Slim Display Manager
  3. Disabling the gdm/gdm3 & kdm Display Managers.

    aptitude install rcconf


    Disable the gdm/gdm3 and kdm Display Managers.

  4. Setup Slim for Running a Desktop on Debian:

    Debian Slim Setup How-to
  5. SetUp KDE4 for Starting at Boot.

    su <username>

    nano ~/.xinitrc


    exec startkde
  6. Rebooting into the Debian KDE4 Desktop :)

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