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Old 05-17-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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Trying to get old KDE on new slack


I have a Pentium MMX 233MHz 64MB RAM w/ 1 MB Video card.

from this site
http://www.slackware.com/getslack/
all the way at the bottom you can get old versions of slackware...I currently ahve 9.1 installed now If i download the old versions KDE folder and install all the packages will I be able to EASILY run an old version of KDE? And which versions KDE is best for my hardware?
 
Old 05-17-2004, 11:18 PM   #2
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probably anything of the KDE 2.x era, 2.2.2 i think was the last one ... but i could be wrong there. You can find mirrors on that site you listed for all slackware downloads, and in there you should be able to find an older KDE.

ONE thing you will need to do is removepkg your current KDE...

the best place to do that from is /var/log/packages which stores all the packages installed atm.

do removepkg kde* and then the support files (as per your previous download).

As for doing all of this easily ... should be straight forward yes. but you might run into issues of getting the older program to work with the newer libraries.

You might be better of doing an install of an older slackware, and then updating selected packages ... though that WOULD be alot more work.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 09:31 AM   #3
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How do i know which version of KDE i would be downloading? it is just called KDE base and such. lol

I don't have KDE installed now so it won't matter. But about how much harddrive space will this take up? is there a rule of thumb for how much a .tgz packages size is and the ratio of that size to the real size on the hard drive?

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Old 05-25-2004, 02:52 AM   #4
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hmm ... check the changelog at slackware.com ... google might tell you ... The news archieve should have a rundown of the features of the different releases as well
 
Old 05-25-2004, 03:29 AM   #5
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The KDE packages are included in Slackware 7.0 and higher. Before 8.1 they are in directory "kde1". To see the version info and the descriptions of the packages view the file diskkde1 located also in kde1 directory. I've installed KDE 1.1.2 on my Pentium 1 and it was 35 MB after the installation but I skipped few of the packages. You shouldn't have problems with old KDE packages - they work with Slack 9.1 (at least for me).
Just for additional info in Slackware 7.0 is included KDE 1.1.2 and in Slackware 8.0 -KDE 2.1.1. Try 2.1.1 and if it works fast enough everything is OK. If it doesn't be sure that 1.1.2 will do. It runs fine in any 586 or higher.
 
  


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