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you need the KDE libraries to run those games I bet. When you installed the games... the RPM package probably decided to make KDE a dependancy which is why it installed it.
KDE isn't that bad
anyway, see if the kde packages are separated into things like kdebase, kdelibs, etc. If so, try to remove kdebase and hope it doesn't remove your games also. RPM has let me down in the past, so good luck to you.
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
kde needs to be installed for kde games to work. that's why your installer put it on, but it did just enough to get kde-games to work. i bet it installed about 10 packages or so. kde-libs and several things like that. make your package manager sort alphabetically, and and uncheck the kde stuff that got installed.
what distro are you using? if you are running slackware its is pretty easy just use the 'pkgtool' command and choose remove. then select everything with kde in the name... if not slackware i think it might be a bit harder... good luck.
Originally posted by FuzzBall Thanks for the suggestion, i will do that.
Sorry if i cam across rud to anyone.
Mei wenti! Glad you solved your problem, and posted how....
I see you list your machine parts, but don't know the mobo. If you isssue
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 80)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
00:0e.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 03)
00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 3149 (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6202 [USB 2.0 controller] (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [K8T800 South]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
as root, this will give you all your pci devices, and the first line is the
chipset of your motherboard. Might not help tell you who made it, or
it may, but the chipset is often more important than who put their name on it.