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Old 09-25-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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KDE4 Preview?


I've just installed Mandriva 2008.1 RC2 as guest OS using VMware. I see that a KDE4 preview is included. Can anyone direct me how to update to the preview and actually load it? I know that it is too early for reliable use, but, since this Mandriva installation is on a virtual disk, I feel a little more freedom to experiment.

Thanks. BTW, I haven't used Mandriva much at all, so consider me a raw noob. I do have several years of experience with other Linux distros, however.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 04:01 PM   #2
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To add KDE 4 you need to set up the official online repositories. Installing the kdebase4 package should add most of KDE 4.
 
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To add KDE 4 you need to set up the official online repositories. Installing the kdebase4 package should add most of KDE 4.
Thanks. I had done that, but KDE still starts in v. 3.5.7. Do I need to make some changes in startkde to load the preview? Otherwise, how do I loade KDE4? I appreciate your help.
 
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You need to remove KDE3. I don't know what effect this will have, please make sure you have backed up any valuable data you wish to keep.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 05:03 PM   #5
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You need to remove KDE3. I don't know what effect this will have, please make sure you have backed up any valuable data you wish to keep.
'Tain't none. It's just a fresh Mandriva 2008.1 installation on a VMware virtual disk.

I'll try to remove KDE3 and see what happens.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 05:05 PM   #6
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I don't think that you need to remove KDE 3.5.7. At the login screen you should be able to select KDE4 from the session menu.

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I don't think that you need to remove KDE 3.5.7. At the login screen you should be able to select KDE4 from the session menu.

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jker82508 is right -- KDE4 is there in the session menu. But I must need to add some more KDE4 components, 'cause it's not launching yet.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-01-2007, 04:19 AM   #8
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Try searching for the package called task-kde4. If there is such a package that should install everything needed.
 
Old 10-01-2007, 06:42 AM   #9
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Provided you've set up a cooker/contrib source from a mirror site, searching in rpmdrake for 3.93 should display the KDE4 packages.

Jim

I've just read that task-kde4 packages are supposed to be released to the mirrors shortly.

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