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Old 16th April 2017, 03:04 PM
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Alternative DE for Gnome User

Gnome has been crashing a lot for me lately. What is the best DE to install alongside Gnome? I need them not to interfere withveach other.
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Old 16th April 2017, 04:47 PM
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Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

XFCE has its own window manager and lives peacefully side by side with others.
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Old 16th April 2017, 05:51 PM
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Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

Hi xia4q

Welcome to the forum.

Here is some feedback.

Are you using Gnome Wayland, or Gnome.xorg. If the former, when you are in the process of logging into the system, before entering the password, there is a small gear wheel, below center and to the right. click on it and select gnome.org option

Usually that will solve your problem(s) with Gnome. Otherwise, as was mentioned, review and choose from XFCE, Mate, or even try gnome2 via that gear wheel.

Let us know your success.
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Old 31st August 2017, 02:25 PM
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Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

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Gnome has been crashing a lot for me lately. What is the best DE to install alongside Gnome? I need them not to interfere withveach other.
I'd try Mate and Cinnamon. Both are GNOME2 based and are independent....

You probably have a flaky gnome3 extension that is borking your Gnome
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Old 31st August 2017, 02:52 PM
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Both MATE and Cinnamon are now GTK+3 based but still very good alternatives. Another is Budgie but not for Fedora as it isn't officially available
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Old 6th September 2017, 11:18 AM
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Window Maker!
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Old 6th September 2017, 12:13 PM
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Window Maker's name always reminds me of the 1980s Porsche 911 Turbo aka Widow Maker
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Old 6th September 2017, 02:19 PM
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cinnamon or compose your own de.
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Old 6th September 2017, 09:54 PM
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KDE finally got reasonably usable again in F25. Not sure about F26. But I'd still use other apps for browsing and e-mail than the KDE standards.
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Old 7th September 2017, 04:01 AM
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Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

Can you solve your problem by using creating a kdesu group and then
provide ownership to kdesu package to root, with group kdesu.
if user is member of group kdeu, he will have or can have rwx privileges.
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Old 7th September 2017, 09:07 PM
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Re: Alternative DE for Gnome User

One more vote for XFCE. I de-uglified following this guide: https://cd-rw.org/t/de-uglyfying-majaro-linux-xfce/352 and now XFCE looks good with nice icons and crisp sharp fonts. I also had to disable Compositor to get rid of video tearing.
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