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Switching desktop environments using CLI
Before you start
Install the desired desktop environment as described in <<proc_installing-additional-desktop-enviroments.adoc#installing-desktop-environments,Installing additional desktop environments>>
Install the [package]`switchdesk` package:
# dnf install switchdesk
Procedure
Pass the selected desktop environment as the only argument to the [command]`switchdesk` command, for example:
# switchdesk kde
More information
See the `switchdesk(1)` man page.
Alternatively, edit the [filename]`/etc/sysconfig/desktop` file as *root*. This file specifies the desktop for new users and the display manager to run when entering runlevel 5.
Correct values are:
`DESKTOP="_<value>_"`, where `_<value>_` is one of the following:
`GNOME` — Selects the GNOME desktop environment.
`KDE` — Selects the KDE desktop environment.
`DISPLAYMANAGER="_<value>_"`, where `_<value>_` is one of the following:
`GNOME` — Selects the GNOME Display Manager.
`KDE` — Selects the KDE Display Manager.
`XDM` — Selects the X Display Manager.