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gopi.d 12-22-2007 11:28 PM

KDE Konsole gone after installing KDE4
 
i had downloaded KDE4 from svn sorces and compiled and installed fully. after that i had remived all kde3 packages and made kde4 to work. now i don't have any kde3 package except kde3libs. now in kde4 when i open konsole i get a konsole window similar to the terminal emulator in kde3.5 with bash prompt but not the original konsole with root prompt. tell me how to install the konsole for kde4. and also trash doesn't open when i click on trash it gives a error message malfunctioned url.

Alien_Hominid 12-23-2007 04:48 AM

What you define as root prompt? If you start terminal as normal user, you can't get root prompt.

You need to ask at KDE4 forums (if these exist) about KDE4. KDE4 isn't included in Slack and we can't know why your recycle bin doesn't work.

gopi.d 12-23-2007 06:22 AM

i have no users added so i login to root only. when i open konsole it opens a terminal with bash prompt, but i need a konsole like one in kde3.5

Alien_Hominid 12-23-2007 06:42 AM

So what's the difference? What's wrong?

gopi.d 12-23-2007 10:44 PM

i could not see the path of where i'm and it doesn't shows the colorful presentation of files from which i can guess the files and folders, executable files and symbolic links.

rworkman 12-24-2007 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by gopi.d (Post 3000191)
i could not see the path of where i'm and it doesn't shows the colorful presentation of files from which i can guess the files and folders, executable files and symbolic links.

This is something that Pat modifies from default kde -- the menu entry in Slackware for kde <= 3.5.8 calls 'konsole -ls' instead of just plain 'konsole' -- this makes konsole start as a login shell (which sources /etc/profile and thus /etc/profile.d/*). This makes the DIR_COLORS and such work as expected without requiring users to know how to set up the proper invocation files for their shell.

I said all that to say this: the konsole in kde4 doesn't support the '-ls' option, so it's out of the question (and even if it did, the stock installation wouldn't have it anyway). What you're getting is a "plain" non-interactive shell with konsole. I think you'll find that this line:
Code:

. /etc/profile
will give you the results you want. Once you confirm that, you can have a look at the man page for your shell -- probably bash(1) -- and search for "INVOCATION" for how to do that every time.

riot82 01-22-2008 11:03 PM

It can be done
 
I too recently upgraded to kde4 (with slackware 12 being installed) and was quite upset to find that the konsole had changed.

The way that I was able to get it to bring up the good old Slackware style prompt was to (in konsole):
settings => edit current profile => change the "command" line to /bin/bash --rcfile /etc/profile

Now it comes up with my user@machine, etc....It even has the ever so nice quote that I've become accustomed to.

Hopefully this helps you out (or anybody else that might stumble across this thread)

rworkman 01-23-2008 08:06 AM

Well, there's a way to do it system-wide if you want - it's commented out in the build script though. We discussed it with some of the kde guys at the Release Event, so there's at least a fair chance that the "-ls" behavior will return.

gopi.d 01-24-2008 03:27 AM

In KDE-4 the default file manager ischanged to dolphin so there are problems with the old desktop icons created in kde-3.5 even the default urls like trash and home are also not working in kde-4. is there any fix for this problem or is there any way to set konqueror as default file manager.

peacenik 03-13-2009 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riot82 (Post 3032092)
I too recently upgraded to kde4 (with slackware 12 being installed) and was quite upset to find that the konsole had changed.

The way that I was able to get it to bring up the good old Slackware style prompt was to (in konsole):
settings => edit current profile => change the "command" line to /bin/bash --rcfile /etc/profile

Now it comes up with my user@machine, etc....It even has the ever so nice quote that I've become accustomed to.

Hopefully this helps you out (or anybody else that might stumble across this thread)

Thanks for this.
Easy, helpful fix

justwantin 03-13-2009 03:36 PM

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In KDE-4 the default file manager ischanged to dolphin so there are problems with the old desktop icons created in kde-3.5 even the default urls like trash and home are also not working in kde-4.
Some bright spark did away with icons as in how they worked in kde4. The icons in ~/Desktop do not go onto your desktop display. You can do what is called "folderview" to display contents of a folder on the desktop but it is not the same. If you want icons the way it was done in kde-3 I've posted how I did it on this page: http://www.turtlespond.net/help/kde4_hints.html. When I brought this up on a kde list most of the people didn't know there was a change because their distros had made adjustments or made a big ~/Desktop folderview the default.

Quote:

i get a konsole window similar to the terminal emulator in kde3.5 with bash prompt but not the original konsole with root prompt. tell me how to install the konsole for kde4. and also trash doesn't open when i click on trash it gives a error message malfunctioned url.
Pat's notes said something/somewhere that old .kde configs might not work correctly. This has been my experience with konsole, kate and konqueror, so I moved my old .kde aside and let kde-4 create a new set of .kde directories/files and all the problems seem to have gone away except for some oddities when ssh'ing using knsole which are minor ATM.

Konqueor can still be used as your default file manager (my preference when gui) Change it in System Settings > Default Applications.


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