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Old 12-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #91
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Glad you got it to work chaz_bro1972.

But as a general rule/tip: don't try to convert rpm/deb packages to slackware packages and install them, that is a very nice way to break your system. What is it that you're missing?
 
Old 12-28-2009, 07:47 PM   #92
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But as a general rule/tip: don't try to convert rpm/deb packages to Slackware packages and install them, that is a very nice way to break your system.
Well there was this great little app from Slackware called rpm2tgz and that worked swell for me until now. RPM packages converted with that app never broke my system. But now that app doesn't work anymore, since Slackware uses .txz and there is no such app called rpm2txz yet. Yo! Pat, did you forget something!



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What is it that you're missing?
Jeeze. I won't know that yet. I usually run my PC like this when I had KDE3:

Desktop: IceWM, Xscreensaver, KOrganizer (calendar app, runs as a daemon easily reachable from the taskbar), Kmixer (volume control from the taskbar), Idesk (Desktop Icons), and conky.

I have only a cd burner drive (writes to cd-r & cd-rw discs), and I use it to burn TV Shows to SVCD format (using cd-rw discs). Basically it's no different than a VCR and blank tape recording TV shows and watching them later. I reuse the cdrw discs over and over. Anyway that means I use Tovid, and all that that app requires. Which I already got installed.

What is missing is the good old Emilia Pinball game. I can't even see it on the Slackbuilds.org site. Probably have to go find its source code... Found PySolFC there... got that installed. I wonder if I will still have problems installing Frozen Bubble again.

Since there is no KDE3 anymore, I'll have to go after Mozilla'a Sunbird. Orage just doesn't cut the mustard for me. Xfburn nicely replaces K3B. Luckily I can still use the IceCC tools to get IceWM to my tastes. But that will not hold forever. IceCC tools uses qt3, and there no sign of fresh updates from that developer. I haven't figured out the Python IceWm Control Panel tools yet. If they even work. I REALLY USE IceWM A LOT, so these apps are important.

I am trying to answer your question. Don't know how well I did. Hope that points you in a direction to an answer.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 09:27 PM   #93
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with CPU: Intel Pentium III 650 MHz, 393MB RAM, you may want to try LXDE instead of xfce.

I installed it on a IBM think pad with only 256MB of ram, and noticed a big improvement.
Also Abiword, and gnumeric do 90% of my needs-only seldom do I have the need for the elaborate features of openoffice.

Re: rpm2tgz- I used this without any problems, however I then discovered src2pkg and it is great, as it works from a great many different inputs. source, rpm, deb etc. I am a relative newbie to the command line and have never found the need to build my own packages for slackware. I have no idea if there are any downsides to these converters?
By the way my system accepts txz or tgz.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 09:29 PM   #94
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Well there was this great little app from Slackware called rpm2tgz ... But now that app doesn't work anymore, since Slackware uses .txz and there is no such app called rpm2txz yet. Yo! Pat, did you forget something!
Nothing was forgotten. installpkg(8) still works fine with tgz packages.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #95
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accident double post please delete.

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Old 12-29-2009, 10:51 AM   #96
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You'll have to find some replacements for the kde3 apps you were using. I don't know what it is that you're looking for in a calendar app, but there are two very lightweight cli apps that maybe you could use, when and etm, both in the Salix repos. You might want to avoid XUL apps as they tend to be really heavy.

For a mixer app, xfce has its own, but in icewm, I guess you could use aumix instead. I remember there was a post in these forums about idesk a couple of days back, maybe you want to look for that, or if you use pcmanfm as your filemanager, it provides desktop management too. Instead of frozen-bubble, you might want to try monkey-bubble, it's included in Salix repos. Not as feature-rich as frozen-bubble, but same kind of fun.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #97
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OK. Let's talk turkey. IMHO, KDE4 just plain sucks, and I mean it sucks like Vista.
I agree. You're not alone.

I was getting a boner at the idea of kde added to Ubuntu 9.10 because I'm an old Knoppix 5.1.1 user where KDE 3.5 was real nice and spiffy. I had no troubles with it in the past, but they F-ed it up big time trying to redesign everything.

If it's not broke, don't fix it

https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Kde3/Karmic

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