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Old 05-17-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
teeli
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Angry problems with KDE


hi, i recently installed linux slackware 9.1 on an old PC of mine, and im having some problems with KDE.

well, it said it came with it, and it did but it wasnt listed under the xwmconfig menu. odd? only about 5 ive never heard of, and blackbox.

so i downloaded KDE-3.2.0something.tgz and i did the install i found on some random post on a site, and i dont know where it installed.

nonetheless, i was browsing through directorys and found KDE under /home

whats more, under the folder where the GUI's are listed, there is no KDE listed.

im completely clueless from there, but from what i hear when i get kde installed an functioning, linux is alot easier to learn.
im greatly looking forward to that ^.^
 
Old 05-18-2004, 07:36 PM   #2
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Old 05-18-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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Reboot with the cd in and rerun the setup to install kde only and make it your default environment through the configuration
That should do it
 
Old 05-19-2004, 07:14 PM   #4
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KDE is already installed, its in the /home/ directory,
but i still dont see it on the default GUI list..

the problem with reinstallation, ive tryed it twice today
and for some reason no matter how many times i edit the ''select'' for selecting the catagories of software to install...
IT ALWAYS INSTALLS THE STANDARD PACKAGES
sdjf;ladjfal;kjsdfl;skjadflk;asjdf
god this is irritating!


help pls (((((((

Last edited by teeli; 05-19-2004 at 09:01 PM.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 10:03 PM   #5
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Old 05-20-2004, 12:24 PM   #6
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hmm

die linux -.-
 
Old 05-20-2004, 04:21 PM   #7
teeli
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wtf

i reinstalled in newb mode and picked out every file EXCEPT window managers (exception of KDE) and it still left one in and WooT still no kde visable on default window manager? wtf?..

yeah linux is great isnt it, with 200 different gigantic forums and not even 1 person who knows what they are talking about to step off 5 secs to say whats going wrong, i can see why everyone loves it so much

everyone would rather argue over what httpd is better than actually do something helpful.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 08:40 PM   #8
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You most likely did not install kde correctly.Explain how you installed it,step by step!
 
Old 05-20-2004, 11:02 PM   #9
teeli
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erm

well
i isntalled linux slackware 9.1 (disc one only)
and thats all. and as to trying to make kde the only gui
i did newb install and hit no to all other gui's and yes to kde/kde related
/kernel shit/operating system shit


i also have a kde3.2something.tgz file on this computer that i mounted a cd and copied to that one, and i did installpkg and the file and it said about installing and then went to command line
i asummed it finished but icouldnt find it
btw
it installs KDE to the /home directory.

now what
 
Old 05-21-2004, 12:16 AM   #10
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it shouldn't install kde to the home directory, and I'm not sure if setting kde as the wm will work if you only have the first cd (it doesn't have the kde files on it). Personally I chose fluxbox as my window manager (because it is on the first cd) until I could get kde via swaret.

But, if you don't want to reinstall I suggest using lynx (a text web-browser if you don't already know), to go to www.swaret.org and download swaret (either version is fine).

then use installpkg swaret.pkg <---whatever the swaret package name there
you'll have to be root to do that (su) and also to use swaret
then pico /etc/swaret.conf.new (i think) and save it as swaret.conf If you want the newest stuff before you resave the file change version=9.1 to version=current.

Also, if you get the newest swaret, I think it automatically puts the file as swaret.conf so you may need to edit that instead of swaret.conf.new? I know it sounds confusing but it's really pretty easy.

Ok, then once you have done that..

swaret --update
swaret --upgrade -a (upgrade everything that you have)
swaret --install kde

then it'll go through and install kde, check dependencies, and prompt you to get those also. Do so, and then you'll be done. Oh, and you don't need all the language packs, etc. as it'll prompt you for a lot extra you don't need.

Then,
su
pico /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc change the last line (if it isn't already) to startkde

then save, exit
try startx
if it has an error
xf86config and follow the prompts to configure your file.

Hope this helps
 
  


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