Minimum packages required to install kde or gnome?
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Slackware is wonderfully tolerant. Try removepkg for all the packages in the /kde directory on the DVD and then just install those 3 if it bworks great, if not just install the package it complains about and try again. If you cannot figure it out just re-install all the packages in the /kde direcory.
caveat: change the runlevel to 3 in /etc/inittab to be on the safe side.
false ! with that 3 packages I got a beautiful cursor over a blank screen ... nothing else ! !
This post was 6 years old. Of course it isn't going to work, it is based on the old KDE3, not KDE4 that is included in Slackware 14.x. I don't know if any testing has been done to find out the minimum packages required to start KDE, but feel free to experiment (but do it in a new thread).
I must say that I *do* find this thread interesting in that I would like to install k3b with the minimum number of KDE packages required for it to operate correctly. So rather than going through the hit and miss of installing k3b and then adding packages as needed until it works, I might just install the minimum KDE needed to operate AND k3b. Maybe.
Yes, thanks a bunch, bass...when I get around to installing k3b into my new 14.2 install I'll start with those couple of KDE packages and see how things go as I believe I have the rest of those packages installed! 2 thumbs up!