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gnome and kde PLEASE Help Gnome is loading with KDE

its strange but i installed fedora core 5 and it started with the default i think gnome
it was very slow using the desktop manager  with my
2.2gig processor
512mb ram
40gig drive

i thought geez what a way to show me how to get rid of windows by slugging along after hrs of research i found out that there were other alternatives like KDE enlightment window manager and also fluxbox

ive tried them all but KDE seems to be the best in terms of placing new installs to my taskbar menu and not requiring me to setup a link or shortcut for each and every installation of new program
i cant believe that fluxbox or windowmanager makes a user manuelly install a link / shortcut to each and every program? OUCH
thats why i fell into KDE i like the style

trouble im having though is the Gnome panel is starting with KDE but i have chosen with switchdesk KDE
and i edited /etc/sysconfig/desktop to say DESKTOP="KDE"

nothing seems to stop the darn gnome panel from loading with KDE


ps -ax|grep -i gnome
Warning: bad syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See /usr/share/doc/procps-3.2.6/FAQ
 2920 ?        S      0:00 gnome-panel --sm-config-prefix /gnome-panel-n2rYg7/ --sm-client-id 1028c1d320b210000114689013700000067410006 --screen 0
 2930 ?        Ss     0:00 gnome-power-manager --sm-config-prefix /gnome-power-manager-uzVeHu/ --sm-client-id 1028c1d320b210000114694264800000036190011 --screen 0
 2936 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/libexec/trashapplet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Panel_TrashApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=25
 2938 ?        S      0:00 /usr/libexec/wnck-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Wncklet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=26
 2941 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/libexec/gnome-vfs-daemon --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_VFS_Daemon_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=25
 3435 pts/2    S+     0:00 grep -i gnome

look at whats left of 512 mb ram

                        total       used           free      shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        449116     443524       5592          0      24256     303940
-/+ buffers/cache:     115328     333788
Swap:       458744          0     458744

5 megs of memory ????
what the heck is slowing me down so much?
i wish i knew how to optimize this install too as i plan on keeping linux on my laptop for a long time except for a future maybe upgrade
please help me with stopping Gnome panel and getting some memory back
1 Solution
aot2002Author Commented:
or at least tell me where i can look for this or what to search for to prevent gnome panel from loading
your memory looks perfectly OK to me

you habe ~300MB of "cached" data (which means "free if you need it, currently used as buffers")

aot2002Author Commented:
how do i stop gnome-panel from loading with KDE its irratating to have two panels loading im using KDE why would gnome be loading
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aot2002Author Commented:
aot2002Author Commented:
still need to know how to stop gnome-panel from loading when i use KDE only
aot2002Author Commented:
I would simply uninstall Gnome desktop from system if you're not going to use it .
Right after that I would reboot PC login as root and delete your current user aacount just go get rid of wrong configuration scripts  etc  ,  reboot system and recreate user account.

What do you mean with "gnome-panel"? Can you describe that panel?
my guess is that it's saved in your kde session...
if you go here,
Control Center->KDE Components->Session Manager
try clicking on start with an empty session

or you could go into your $home/.kde/share/config/session/
and see if gnome-panel is there... and remove it
aot2002Author Commented:

im logged in as root

[root@localhost session]# pwd

ls -l

total 12
-rw------- 1 root root 1390 May 16 20:30 konqueror_1028c1d320b210000114782566800000224910245_1147825855_877480
-rw------- 1 root root  122 May 16 20:30 kpager_1028c1d320b210000114776166800000224910033_1147825855_923635
-rw------- 1 root root 1737 May 16 20:30 kwin_1028c1d320b210000114689013300000067410000_1147825856_31490
aot2002Author Commented:
the gnome panel is the panel / taskbar which loads when gnome loads

sorta like the windows taskbar in windows

id remove gnome but im unsure if i use software later i wouldnt want it to cause trouble
im not worried with it installed i just want to remove gnome panel from loading with KDE

i checked alot of files to try and find a startup and nothing shows up?
KDE also has a taskbar, aren't you mistaking that for your gnome panel? What identifies it as being the gnome panel?
aot2002Author Commented:
no i have kde on bottom and gnome-panel on top?
You can setup KDE to have a top bar as well. Open the control center, then select Desktop, Behaviour and you should see an option "menu bar at Top of screen". Select none and your menu bar should disappear. But this has nothing to do with gnome.

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