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

January 15, 2013 | By Regaz.

The Guide shows you the Steps for Switching from KDE4 to GNOME3 Desktop on Debian Linux Wheezy.

Here to Login and Run the GNOME Desktop we will Install and Make Use for Facility of the slim instead of the Default gdm3 or kdm Display Managers.

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

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  1. Installing the GNOME3 Desktop.


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    apt-get install aptitude tasksel

    tasksel install gnome-desktop --new-install
  2. Installing and Switching to Slim Display Manager.

    aptitude install slim

    Choose the slim Display Manager.

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

    aptitude install rcconf


    Disabling the gdm/gdm3 and kdm Display Managers.

  4. Setup Slim for Running a Desktop on Debian:

    Debian Slim Setup How-to
  • SetUp GNOME3 for Starting at Boot.

    su <username>

    nano ~/.xinitrc


    exec gnome-session
  • Rebooting into the Debian KDE4 Desktop :)

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