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Ginger 03-18-2009 07:37 PM

KDE 3.5 -> 4.2 Current
 
Hi chaps,

I have just upgraded my KDE from Slack 12.2 default to KDE 4.2 current but I have lost all my icons and I have also lost the window bar at the top of any windows.

Can anyone help?

Cheers

Drakeo 03-18-2009 08:10 PM

right click on the desk top now choose configure desktop choose folder display you will see your stuff please take time and play with your new desk top you will see things are different but they are there. like root is now type kdesu dolphin or kdesu konqueror for root or superuser like the old one. hang in their kde4.2 on Slackware has been the most stable i have used.

MQMan 03-18-2009 08:47 PM

The version of KDE4 in current is not compatible with Slack 12.2, unless you install everything else from current.

Initially, Pat put KDE4 in testing, and stated it was compatible with 12.2, but it would be moving to current, at which time it would no longer be so, because of library changes in current.

Cheers.

Drakeo 03-18-2009 09:23 PM

hey MQMan when I first did the kde 4.2 and the desk top loaded that was my first question to. where are my icons lol. but sence I already tested it in fc 9 mandriva 2009 fc10 I kind of new what was going on. I really like the slackware build and the kwin over compiz-fusion

Yalla-One 03-18-2009 11:31 PM

Also note that the settings from KDE3 may cause trouble in KDE4, so you might want to rename .kde to .kde3 and .qt to .qt3 and move things like mail and address book data over one by one once you have KDE4 going.

molafish 03-19-2009 02:16 AM

4.2 in current
 
So, if it's no longer compatible with 12.2... is there a code repository somewhere where we can get the 12.2 compatible version?

Yalla-One 03-19-2009 02:30 AM

Nope - that's sort of the thing with -current. All new features end up there for proper testing and integration before they mature sufficiently to go into -stable. -current is a package deal..

Having said that, if you want KDE 4.2.1 without the toolchain upgrade etc currently in -current, it should be possible to just grab the source/ directory and rebuild KDE and it's dependencies (read changelogs carefully not to miss any) from scratch on an otherwise vanilla 12.2 system.
Note that you'll be on your own when you run into trouble though, and unless you're a full-blown Slackware wizard chances are that you will run into trouble sooner or later...

molafish 03-19-2009 03:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yalla-One (Post 3480356)
and unless you're a full-blown Slackware wizard chances are that you will run into trouble sooner or later...

lol that goes without saying :)

Is there a slackpkg build script up anywhere for browsing?

winlia520 03-19-2009 03:10 AM

oh! where is download kde 4.2.1?

willysr 03-19-2009 03:16 AM

it's on the main tree right now, so it should reside in kde/

Yalla-One 03-19-2009 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by molafish (Post 3480382)
Is there a slackpkg build script up anywhere for browsing?

It's a set of standard SlackBuilds - remember to download the sources.

For me it's at
Code:

/export/mirror/slackware/slackware-current/source/kde/kde.SlackBuild
PS. Make sure to take a long, hard look at the SlackBuild, its dependencies and if you might need to do some "circular builds"

Good luck!

molafish 03-19-2009 03:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yalla-One (Post 3480392)
It's a set of standard SlackBuilds...
Good luck!

Awesome thanks man.

Ginger 03-19-2009 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drakeo (Post 3480090)
right click on the desk top now choose configure desktop choose folder display you will see your stuff please take time and play with your new desk top you will see things are different but they are there. like root is now type kdesu dolphin or kdesu konqueror for root or superuser like the old one. hang in their kde4.2 on Slackware has been the most stable i have used.


Hi Guys,

thanks for the response but I don't think I was clear enough, basically I setup my KDE 3.5.x with icons on the desktop, then I did and upgrade to v4.2.x as per the current slackware build, deleted the .kde3 directory and rebooted. When I started X I didn't have any icons on the desktop, Korganizer fail to load the systray and there was no menu button.

I am using a ATI Mobile Radeon x600 if that helps.

The tip above sounded interesting but to no avail.

Ginger

Didier Spaier 03-19-2009 02:39 PM

Packages for KDE in Slackware-current are simply not compatible with Slackware 12.2.

So either go back to KDE 3.5 or install Slackware-current -- but keep in mind that Slackware-current is not intended for production systems, so do that at your own risks.

Yalla-One 03-19-2009 03:39 PM

Hmm - icons on the desktop - did you install folderview plasmoid on 4.2? You do know that the default desktop in KDE4 doesn't allow for icons directly on the canvas, right?

Did you recompile KDE 4.2.1 based on the source slackbuild on your 12.2 system, run a pure -current, or somewhere between?


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