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dustin2128 11-24-2010 10:04 PM

How would I downgrade KDE to 3.5 (Trinity)?
 
I've gone to their website and it lists 12.2 binaries (running 13.1). However, this part in particular pretty much says it's not going to work; at least not properly:
Quote:

Work on 13.0, 13.1, and Current have not yet begun
. So I was wondering, what's the (is there a?) best way to downgrade?

mlangdn 11-24-2010 10:16 PM

It doesn't look like there is a way. It could be a while before its ready unless someone is willing to help develop this for newer releases.

dustin2128 11-24-2010 10:25 PM

hm, is there any way to basically change KDE 4's behavior and resource consumption to more closely resemble kde 3?

mlangdn 11-24-2010 10:29 PM

My installation of KDE-4.5.3 is not a resource hog. My machine also runs 24/7 for days at a time before a reboot. I just checked with top after a week of running and all of kde together isn't grabbing more that 1.8% of memory, or 2% of the cpu. I have no idea what people are talking about when they say kde is a resource hog. I also have a crapload of desktop effects enabled, including the spinning cube.

dustin2128 11-25-2010 12:24 AM

KDE 4 is a resource hog when you're running it on a P4 with 1GB RAM and a 64Mb video card. I'm pretty sure I can boost performance by tweaking my xorg.conf, but I'm too lazy right now.

manwichmakesameal 11-25-2010 09:39 AM

If your specs are that "low", why not try something like xfce? You can still run your KDE/QT apps.

alekow 11-25-2010 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by dustin2128 (Post 4170268)
I've gone to their website and it lists 12.2 binaries (running 13.1). However, this part in particular pretty much says it's not going to work; at least not properly:. So I was wondering, what's the (is there a?) best way to downgrade?

I managed to compile kde 3.5.10 on slackware 13.1 (with lots of patching though), so I think there is a way to do it with trinity too. If 3.5.10 is enough for you i can help with some patches.

dustin2128 11-25-2010 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manwichmakesameal (Post 4170870)
If your specs are that "low", why not try something like xfce? You can still run your KDE/QT apps.

I am running xfce, but I would still prefer to use KDE 3.5.

croxen 11-25-2010 07:17 PM

So why not just run 3.5.10?

The KDE binaries in ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...for-slack13.0/ Run perfectly well in 13.1

Linux.tar.gz 11-26-2010 07:54 AM

Except the recent glibc updates broke many things, like the "k" icon in konqueror top right corner.

dustin2128 11-26-2010 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by croxen (Post 4171312)
So why not just run 3.5.10?

The KDE binaries in ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...for-slack13.0/ Run perfectly well in 13.1

just to make sure, once I install these binaries there's either going to be a separate entry or kde will go to 3.5 in xwmconfig?

croxen 11-27-2010 07:30 AM

Well my situation is simpler because I never installed the KDE4 binaries; just went straight to KDE3.5. I'd assume that if your intention is to "downgrade to KDE 3.5" you'd have removed the KDE 4 packages root and branch before installing the older KDE 3.5 packages. Then the xwmconfig will do what you expect it to do.

However, consider carefully what Linux.tar.gz said. I haven't experienced the glibc breakage he wrote about myself because my glibc (and most of the rest of my installation) is still at the Slackware 13.1 release level. If running at -current level starts breaking the older KDE 3.5 binaries, then the older binaries may not be the correct solution for you if you're keeping your machine at close to slackware-current levels.


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