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    Switch from Unity to KDE login screen.

    On an old computer, I installed Ubuntu, and then I added KDE. Can I also make the login screen be KDE instead of Unity?
    Last edited by SirDelder; July 11th, 2013 at 07:34 PM.

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    Re: Switch from Unity to KDE login screen.

    Thats not a good idea, in fact adding KDE was a bad idea too. Mixing radically different desktops like Unity and KDE can cause you confusion, trouble, and headaches down the road with mixed up apps, settings conflicts, and a bloated system. If you really like KDE and don't want to continue using Unity, download a copy of Kubuntu and reinstall your PC with it. I suggest Kubuntu 12.04 due to the Long Term Support and unlike Ubuntu, you won't miss out on much with newer versions like 12.10 or 13.04 as they are virtually the same looking and feeling, just newer stuff.

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    Re: Switch from Unity to KDE login screen.

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    Re: Switch from Unity to KDE login screen.

    In addition to what BreezyBrooke wrote, I suggest you to download Kubuntu 12.04.1 by clicking on http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/relea....04.1/release/, since you said you have an old PC.

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    Re: Switch from Unity to KDE login screen.

    But if you don't want any extra advice and would just like an answer to your question, open an terminal, and type
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    sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm
    And select kdm from the list that appears
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    Re: Switch from Unity to KDE login screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by SirDelder View Post
    On an old computer, I installed Ubuntu, and then I added KDE. Can I also make the login screen be KDE instead of Unity?
    You can change the login screen theme in System Settings.

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    Re: Switch from Unity to KDE login screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMark View Post
    But if you don't want any extra advice and would just like an answer to your question, open an terminal, and type
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm
    And select kdm from the list that appears
    Newer versions of Kubuntu use LightDM in place of KDM, but I don't remember just when that switch occurred.

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    Re: Switch from Unity to KDE login screen.

    Ok, thanks Everyone. I put KDE next to Unity because both have their own set of features. When one doesn't work for what I need, I switch to the other. Right know, I like KDE for its layout (I switched from Windows), but I am adjusting to Unity as well.
    Thanks again!

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