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How to Switch Default KDE Plasma to Gnome in Fedora 24

asked 2016-08-30 12:10:51 -0500

powergame gravatar image

updated 2016-08-30 12:14:48 -0500

I know there are some issues with my NVidia Quadro FX 880M as I used to have some driver crashes on my Windows days, and also Gnome desktop in my previous Fedora sometimes complained notified me that kernel crashed and it was most probably a hardware problem.
After I messed up my Gnome system and had to reinstall Fedora, I happened to land in an article listing KDE's virtues, so between Fedora Gnome 24 and Fedora KDE Plasma 24, I chose to download the latter's disk image, and installed it.
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Though it was impressive at first, I have started experiencing weird graphical issues like window inconsistent drawing, unresponsiveness of onscreen objects, and flickering of windows.
In short, I think I need to install Gnome both because of my old habits with it and more importantly, for it did not have these graphical issues and its graphical experience was way more solid.

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answered 2016-08-30 12:15:59 -0500

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You could do it by installing Fedora Workstation:

sudo dnf groupinstall "Fedora Workstation"

if after that it do not show the option to choose desktop make sure you have installed GDM

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Is this like installing another Fedora? I mean the whole system will be replaced? Is it like getting Fedora Gnome disk image and doing a fresh install?

powergame gravatar imagepowergame ( 2016-08-30 12:37:02 -0500 )edit

No, this just installs the Gnome Desktop (with all dependencies), which is the standard desktop environment of Fedora. That's why it's the group is called Fedora Workstation. The base OS of the two "spins"/Desktop Environments is the same.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-08-30 12:44:15 -0500 )edit

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