Graphical Interface

When you installed Red Hat Linux you had the opportunity to install the GNOME desktop environment, the KDE desktop environment, or both desktops. If you installed both desktops, you were given the opportunity to choose a default desktop. Once you start the X Window System, you will find a graphical interface known as a desktop similar to Figure 1-5 in GNOME or Figure 1-6 in KDE.

Figure 1-5. A GNOME Desktop

Figure 1-6. A KDE Desktop

If you want to log in to your Red Hat Linux system with a different desktop, select it from the pulldown menu on the graphical login screen, and then log in to the system. The desktop that you selected will appear.

For more information about GNOME and KDE, refer to Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.