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Old 03-10-2006, 02:23 AM   #1
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Question KDE 3.3.2 > KDE 3.5.1 : Step-by-step help please


Hi,

Any help on this would be much appreciated...

I shall cut a VERY long story short, by saying that last night I installed Slackware 10.1 / kernel 2.4.29 on my laptop, configured X (thanks to the wonderful xorgsetup!) and got KDE 3.3.2 running - with sound / artsd NOT crashing - for root AND all users. I then also compiled 2.6.15.6 and now have that running (tho' I have a couple of tweaks RE: USB hotplug to sort out).

I would GREATLY appreciate someone now providing me with a step-by-step guide (including links to files) on how to upgrade my KDE to 3.5.1.

All previous attempts on my laptop (prior to my starting afresh last night) and my desktop have resulted in KDE 3.5.1 with sound for root, but not for users (artsd crashes). (With hindsight, I may have been making the error of not removing the old arts package, and so having both versions running at the same time (?), but that doesn't explain it working under root, but not users.)

I really do NOT want to wreck what is at present a prefectly good system by trying to install 3.5.1 and getting it wrong.

So please, a step-by-step guide would help me immensely. I'm not acomplete but I have had two weeks of grief over such a simple things as getting KDE 3.5.1 with sound for users, that it won't take much to make me bin my Linux and go back to XP.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 04:35 AM   #2
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Installing kde is simple go to http://download.kde.org/download.php...lackware/10.1/
Download the packages to let's say kde folder in your home partition/folder use pkgtool and uninstall the old kde packages, use "cd" and go into the kde folder run pkgtool and install or easier just use "other", after pkgtool finish you should have kde 3.5.1 installed.
There're few more ways but that's sounds the most simple to me.
 
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Installing kde is simple go to http://download.kde.org/download.php...lackware/10.1/
Download the packages to let's say kde folder in your home partition/folder use pkgtool and uninstall the old kde packages, use "cd" and go into the kde folder run pkgtool and install or easier just use "other", after pkgtool finish you should have kde 3.5.1 installed.
There're few more ways but that's sounds the most simple to me.
I did precisely this last night. I got errors such as (can't recall exact wording):

"startx not found"
"kdestart not found"
And then when X went up, "error with your configuration, kdeinit problems", followed by the X server dying.

Hmph...!
 
Old 03-10-2006, 09:16 PM   #4
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try my article http://www.informatix.or.id/willy/up...-slackware.php
 
Old 03-11-2006, 02:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for that.

However, I get a kdeinit error as libstdc++.so.6 can't be found.... Now what?
 
Old 03-11-2006, 03:48 AM   #6
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http://www.slackware.it/en/pb/packag...s-6.0.3-i486-1 should help
 
Old 03-11-2006, 05:35 AM   #7
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Thanks Alien - that got it; now though I'm back to square one - KDE artsd crashing under normal users (root is ok)!
 
Old 03-11-2006, 09:08 PM   #8
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strange....
i always logged as normal accounts and i never had such kind of problems when i upgraded my KDE
 
Old 03-12-2006, 12:24 AM   #9
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I've now put on Slack 10.2 with KDE 3.4.2, and kernel 2.6.15.6; I get sound for all users, plus I have my USB hub and mouse working, along with WiFi.

I'll stick with this until Slack 11 comes out!

Thanks for all your help.
 
Old 03-12-2006, 06:29 PM   #10
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if you use slackware-current, then it won't be any difference at all with Slackware 11
 
Old 03-13-2006, 03:32 PM   #11
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Don't use the packages from slackware-current, I got the same errors because they depend on other packages being upgraded. The ones from the kde site worked great for me
 
Old 03-13-2006, 06:41 PM   #12
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the -current packages worked for me
i have been upgrading to KDE 3.5.1 last february which can be seen in my blog : http://willysr.blogspot.com/2006/02/new-look.html and no problem at all up to now

perhaps you miss some packages in -current packages. I always install most of the packages in -current (except for some package that wasn't installed in my system previously, but you got to be carefull about this, since some packages are new and need to be installed, such as Cairo)
 
Old 03-13-2006, 06:57 PM   #13
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I should have mentioned that the -current kde works fine if you upgrade X from -current as well. I have to keep with X from 10.2 because the i810 resume bug has crept back into the newer X.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 05:04 AM   #14
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that clarifies
perhaps you should report those bugs to Xorg project too
 
Old 03-14-2006, 10:50 AM   #15
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I filled out a bug report on in the Xorg bugzillia. I'm wondering if I should report it back to pat so he knows that version is buggy.
 
  


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