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Old 02-21-2002, 04:48 AM   #1
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Question Easy Desktop/WM to install


Ok, now I know LFS isn't always going to be an easy ride but I'm getting fed up with all the problems I'm getting trying to install KDE. I've followed the KDE install hint but it gets to the point where I'm installing kdelib and It complains about something or other (will post the output later). I've done this now about 4 or 5 times with no luck.

I was just wondering if there is an easy to install desktop/WM that I can use so I can ditch the windows partition that I am using to access the internet and do some desktop work. My LFS system is great and I even have X installed but getting a desktop/WM working is the top of my priority list at the moment.

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Old 02-21-2002, 01:31 PM   #2
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Re: Easy Desktop/WM to install

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Originally posted by Baloo
Ok, now I know LFS isn't always going to be an easy ride but I'm getting fed up with all the problems I'm getting trying to install KDE. I've followed the KDE install hint but it gets to the point where I'm installing kdelib and It complains about something or other (will post the output later). I've done this now about 4 or 5 times with no luck.

I was just wondering if there is an easy to install desktop/WM that I can use so I can ditch the windows partition that I am using to access the internet and do some desktop work. My LFS system is great and I even have X installed but getting a desktop/WM working is the top of my priority list at the moment.

Thanks

Baloo*
The LFS Book uses an autoconf version that KDE doesn't work with properly. Automake may be affected as well, which will screw up your whole build. Go to the kde.org website and have a look through the instructions, they recommend a specific automake and/or autoconf version. Then head over to ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/autoconf/ or /gnu/automake/ and download that version. You can install them using the same instructions from the lfs-book, it'll overwrite the files you already installed.
 
Old 02-21-2002, 09:25 PM   #3
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IMHO fluxbox (a derivative of blackbox) is a great WM. Its fast and has a very small footprint while managing to look nice and be very functional. If all you want to do is browse the web, you might want to look into downloading opera (nice web browser with a statically linked widget set). That way you dont have to install gtk or the qt libs to merely run one graphical app.

links:

fluxbox.sourceforge.net
www.opera.com
 
Old 02-22-2002, 04:40 AM   #4
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Thanks for taking the time out to help Gerard, the automake, autoconf solution was exactly what I needed. Haven't managed to completely install KDE yet (lack of time) but it compiled alot further before falling over this time. I installed other versions of the libraries that KDE needs so I need to go back and re-install the correct ones.

You would of thought there would be backward compatability with the libraries as I have newer versions installed, but that is obviously not the case. I suppose I'm still thinking newer = better which is definatley not always the case in Linux

Thanks again

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