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Friday, November 25, 2011

Replacing gnome3 with xfce/lxde on #fedora core 16

To replace and remove the ugly gnome 3 interface from fedora core 16 (it doesn't work if you don't have hw 3d acceleration if you are on a remote vnc session ) and to enable something more light and classy

you need to do the following easy steps

(it's better to do it in a console)


yum groupremove 'GNOME Desktop Environment'
yum groupinstall XFCE
yum groupinstall LXDE




create the file with a editor
/etc/sysconfig/desktop

DISPLAYMANAGER=/usr/sbin/lxdm
PREFERRED=/usr/bin/startlxde

and reboot


to enable vnc session for remote users
/bin/su username -c "/usr/bin/vncserver :1 -geometry 1440x900"



also it can be added in the rc.local so they will be enabled at server startup

/bin/su username2 -c "/usr/bin/vncserver :2 -geometry 1440x900"
/bin/su username3 -c "/usr/bin/vncserver :3 -geometry 1440x900"
....



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