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    change desktop on 6.4.4

    installed to HD and would like to use kde.

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    Hi suktarb and welcome to the Knoppix forums,

    Quote Originally Posted by suktarb View Post
    installed to HD
    Never done that. Do you know what cheat code are ? Do cheat code still work with a HD install ?

    Quote Originally Posted by suktarb View Post
    would like to use kde.
    The cheat code line to use with the LiveCD and LiveUSB (and I guess the HD install) is:

    Code:
    knoppix desktop=kde
    but there is a but ....

    You need the MAXI edition on DVD - the CD edition doesn't have the space for KDE and all the other software. I guess the HD install basically copies all the DVD to your HD giving all the options you get with the DVD but since I've never installed to HD I don't know for sure.

    You'll find the Leave button does not offer the options to Shutdown or Reboot . I think that's because there is no KDM. I find kate and konqueror behave themselves - start them under LXDE and they always start in full-screen mode.

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    it is hd installl and i pretty sure cheat codes wont work then

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    You can create a file /etc/sysconfig/desktop with the line
    Code:
    DESKTOP="kde"
    and restart your Xsession. The script /etc/init.d/knoppix-startx will read that file and start the KDE session. Most probably you will need to change the permissions of the directory /var/tmp to 777 before you start your KDE session or you will be caught in an endless loop.
    Code:
    sudo chmod 777 /var/tmp
    should do the trick.

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    That endless loop thing, would that be like starting it up and having it say initiating start up over and over again?

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    and for creatin the file in sysconfg, do i just right click and new file?

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    You need to be root if you want to write that config file. I would suggest that you issue the command
    Code:
    sudo leafpad /etc/sysconfig/desktop
    in a terminal. Don' forget to save your file after you have written the line DESKTOP="kde".

    I received the error message "call to lnusertemp failed (temporary directories full ?).Check your installation" in a window with an OK button only. After having clicked on that button the KDE session terminated and restarted with the same error message. I searched the web and found the solution
    Code:
    sudo chmod 777 /var/tmp
    Some solutions included the additional command
    Code:
    sudo chmod o+t /var/tmp
    but I am not sure if this step is necessary.

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    right on it worked, thank you. I'm just learning linux and i didn't find lxde too flexible

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    so i have it:

    default vesamenu.c32
    prompt 0
    timeout 50
    menu title Knoppix Boot Menu
    menu background yumi.png
    MENU WIDTH 72
    MENU MARGIN 10
    MENU VSHIFT 3
    MENU HSHIFT 6
    MENU ROWS 15
    MENU TABMSGROW 20
    MENU TIMEOUTROW 22
    menu color title 1;36;44 #66A0FF #00000000 none
    menu color hotsel 30;47 #C00000 #DDDDDDDD
    menu color sel 30;47 #000000 #FFFFFFFF
    menu color border 30;44 #D00000 #00000000 std
    menu color scrollbar 30;44 #DDDDDDDD #00000000 none

    default live

    label live
    menu label ^Run KNOPPIX LXDE from this USB
    kernel /multiboot/knoppix/boot/isolinux/linux
    append noprompt knoppix_dir=multiboot/knoppix/KNOPPIX initrd=/multiboot/knoppix/boot/isolinux/minirt.gz edd=off ramdisk_size=100000 lang=es vt.default_utf8=0 apm=power-off video=vga16fbff nomce loglevel=1 tz=localtime

    label live
    menu label ^Run KNOPPIX KDE
    kernel /multiboot/knoppix/boot/isolinux/linux
    append noprompt knoppix_dir=multiboot/knoppix/KNOPPIX initrd=/multiboot/knoppix/boot/isolinux/minirt.gz edd=off ramdisk_size=100000 lang=es desktop=kde vt.default_utf8=0 apm=power-off video=vga16fbff nomce loglevel=1 tz=localtime


    label live
    menu label ^Run KNOPPIX GNOME
    kernel /multiboot/knoppix/boot/isolinux/linux
    append noprompt knoppix_dir=multiboot/knoppix/KNOPPIX initrd=/multiboot/knoppix/boot/isolinux/minirt.gz edd=off ramdisk_size=100000 lang=es desktop=gnome vt.default_utf8=0 apm=power-off video=vga16fbff nomce loglevel=1 tz=localtime


    label Adriane
    menu label Run ^KNOPPIX Adriane
    kernel /multiboot/knoppix/boot/isolinux/linux
    append noprompt knoppix_dir=multiboot/knoppix/KNOPPIX initrd=/multiboot/knoppix/boot/isolinux/minirt.gz edd=off ramdisk_size=100000 lang=es vt.default_utf8=0 apm=power-off video=vga16fbff nomce loglevel=1 tz=localtime video=640x480 nomce adriane

    Label DOS
    menu label ^Run DOS from this USB
    KERNEL memdisk
    APPEND initrd=/multiboot/knoppix/boot/isolinux/balder.img

    and work.

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