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yoron 01-18-2006 04:55 AM

about KDE i'm afraid ;)
There is this thing with KDE you know (and slackware ?).
As my cmptr isn't the fastest on the horizont, i like to choose my 'packets'carefully when installing from Slackware.
Whenever i do that i end up with a lot of 'broken links' in KDE. Now, my question is, -WHY- ? ( bla bla.. missing etc)
And i'm talking about choosing packages that should work. With everything installed according to the 'Setup' in Slackware.. (dependecies etc)
Am i just plain clumpsy or ...

erickFis 01-18-2006 06:09 AM


You need to install ALL kde packages that comes in slackware cd
in order to get it working smooth.

BUT If you want to save hd space, kdevolop, quanta and the games packages
aren't mandatory.

Good look!

Woodsman 01-18-2006 02:04 PM

I don't think you have to install all the KDE packages, but you do need to install the base package and within each package you install you cannot pick and choose individual apps. This all-or-nothing approach is terrible way to package software, but you'll have to yell at the KDE maintainers for this nonsense. Developers tend to be pompous in that they think every bit of code they write will always enrich a user's experience. Sort of reminds me of the Microsoft philosophy. Or taking drugs.

Regarding your box not being the fastest, I use KDE on two "old" boxes. Disable all the KDE eye-candy, use the older KDE2 widget set, etc., and you'll improve performance (and IMO improve the look too). Also make sure X and all fonts work okay---check your Xorg.0.log file for errors and warnings.

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