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Old 12-28-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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Installing a KDE Style


I recently installed Mandriva Linux 2006.1, which was supposed to come with KDE 3.5, which, it either didn't, or I can't install it.

How would I go about installing a Style in KDE? I'm trying to install Polyester but I have no knowledge on how to work with tarball and the command line. I really have to find a newbies guide...does anyone know of one? And by newbie I mean never-ever-worked-with-linux, always-used-windows newbie...
 
Old 12-28-2005, 12:32 PM   #2
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Yay , my kind of question! Ok, first try right clicking on the archive and extracting it. Then open Konsole and type

cd your_folder

Where your_folder is the folder where you extracted the archive.
There should be a load of files, if there is only one folder, then cd into it too.
Then type

./configure

make

Now you need the root password.
Type

su

And it will ask you for the root password.

make install

You are done!

You install programs the same way, BTW.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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You could also use "tar zxvf filename.tar.gz" in Konsole (assuming the file is a .tar.gz, the Polyester I downloaded from KDE-Look.org was). If you want some more info about the stuff that BinJajer has said, look at the file called INSTALL that's located in the folder created after untarring.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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Gee, such posts should go sticky for some time. Maybe we should ask an admin to stick it??
 
Old 12-28-2005, 12:47 PM   #5
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Ok, I will try that. Right now, I've switched back to Windows for the moment, I need to download a torrent...
 
Old 12-28-2005, 01:07 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tauhshi
Ok, I will try that. Right now, I've switched back to Windows for the moment, I need to download a torrent...
Oooh. Yes, of course. If you're at it, check out the legal threats section of thepiratebay.org , funny as hell.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 01:40 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tauhshi
Ok, I will try that. Right now, I've switched back to Windows for the moment, I need to download a torrent...
There's a bittorrent program called, strangely enough, bittorrent available for Linux systems.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 01:50 PM   #8
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There's a bittorrent program called, strangely enough, bittorrent available for Linux systems.
And a number of other bittorrent clients, such as Azureus, are available for Linux.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 02:52 PM   #9
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Quote:
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There's a bittorrent program called, strangely enough, bittorrent available for Linux systems.
If you haven't noticed, I don't know how to install programs...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BinJajer
Oooh. Yes, of course. If you're at it, check out the legal threats section of thepiratebay.org , funny as hell.
I don't know if you were trying to tell me that torrenting is illegal, which it is, but I downloaded some photography I did while in Mississippi... though I can't find the torrent anymore so I'll just have to get them sent via email..
 
Old 12-28-2005, 04:16 PM   #10
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I'm getting a "configure:2541: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH" error, what do I do now?
 
Old 12-28-2005, 06:46 PM   #11
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You need to install gcc using the software management tools in the Mandriva Control Center or as root from the command line using urpmi e.g
Code:
#urpmi gcc
A better way to install KDE related packages is to do
Code:
$./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
$make
#make install
That makes sure that everything is installed in the right place.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 06:48 PM   #12
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Edit: double posted for some reason.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 03:51 PM   #13
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Now I am getting this error:

checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
 
Old 12-29-2005, 06:03 PM   #14
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Now I am getting this error:

checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
Search before posting, it can save you time because the solutions may already be available on the site. You need to install the xorg devel packages, search for them in the software installation tool.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 12:30 AM   #15
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Why cant they just make easy rpm's for everything?

I'm getting this error now:

Good - your configure finished. Start make now

[tauhshi@ip24-254-33-240 lipstik-2.1]$ make
bash: make: command not found
[tauhshi@ip24-254-33-240 lipstik-2.1]$ #make
[tauhshi@ip24-254-33-240 lipstik-2.1]$ $make
[tauhshi@ip24-254-33-240 lipstik-2.1]$ su
Password:
[root@ip24-254-33-240 lipstik-2.1]# make install
bash: make: command not found
[root@ip24-254-33-240 lipstik-2.1]# #make install
[root@ip24-254-33-240 lipstik-2.1]# $make install
install: too few arguments
Try `install --help' for more information.


nothing I try works...
 
  


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