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Installed KDE and removed Gnome

asked 2018-07-09 12:13:00 -0500

Gaurav29 gravatar image

I Installed KDE and Removed Gnome (sudo dnf remove gnome-*) and when I rebooted there is no graphical mode, when I try to see the default target it shows What should I do now, I tried systemctl set-default and init 6 it doesn't work. I'm using Fedora 28.

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are you using GDM or SDDM , check that KDE needs SDDM , try to provide boot log .. use live boot media and get the boot log from the drive where you have installed fedora already

nisankh gravatar imagenisankh ( 2018-07-09 13:50:01 -0500 )edit

Well I just enabled sddm and it worked.

Gaurav29 gravatar imageGaurav29 ( 2018-07-10 08:22:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-07-09 16:54:55 -0500

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Try enabling sddm in systemd:

$ sudo systemctl enable sddm
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service → /usr/lib/systemd/system/sddm.service
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Probably you will have to install ssdm first

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-07-09 17:55:22 -0500 )edit

Thanks it worked.

Gaurav29 gravatar imageGaurav29 ( 2018-07-10 08:20:53 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-07-09 16:31:29 -0500

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Do you have a display manager (gdm, sddm, …) installed? When you ran dnf remove gnome-*, this probably also included gnome-shell. GNOME shell is required by GDM, the GNOME display manager, thus you may have removed gdm too.

You may fix this by installing the gdm package or the sddm package.

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Just enabled sddm and it was back to normal.

Gaurav29 gravatar imageGaurav29 ( 2018-07-10 08:22:15 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-07-09 16:51:48 -0500

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Removing an entire desk environnment is a bad idea.

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Yes I realised later, but Gnome was giving me some problems.

Gaurav29 gravatar imageGaurav29 ( 2018-07-10 08:21:41 -0500 )edit

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