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Re: [SLE] How to know current desktop manager at run time?
  • From: Thibaut Cousin <cousin@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 08:42:12 +0100
  • Message-id: <200211070842.13707.cousin@xxxxxxxx>
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Le Jeudi 7 Novembre 2002 09:25, Guruhema Prasad N a écrit :
> How to know the current desktop manager at run time ?

First a point of vocabulary: only KDE and Gnome are desktop managers (there
is also Xfce). All the other are only "window managers" (Windowmaker, E,
etc). It means they are only here to decorate windows and manage them, as the
name implies. They have no advance functions like a full-fledged desktop
manager.
The fastest way to know what you use is visual (you recognize it). There is
another one, though. When you type your name and password to login, you have
a session name just below the password zone. The name you see here should be
the name of the window/desktop manager you will have. In SuSE the default is
KDE.

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Thibaut Cousin
E-mail : cousin@xxxxxxxx
Web : http://clrwww.in2p3.fr
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