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Old 06-26-2007, 04:02 AM   #1
mr.n00b
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Talking installing GUI over zenwalk core


Hi guys,
Yesterday I downloaded and installed the Zenwalk core 4.6 version.
Now I plan to add GUI to the distro. I prefer KDE because of their good software packages like K3B and Ktorrent.
How can I do that.

I am still a newbie to the linux world but I have over 1 year of ubuntu experiance and I can compile the packages from the source.
So from where should I start?

Waiting for replies.
Thanks.


PS: What I think is that I should download the KDE 3.x source and compile it in the core system, choosing the packages which I want.
Is this the right method. I dont want to try something foolish so I thought of asking before trying

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Old 06-26-2007, 07:44 AM   #2
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Downloading the source would work... it is usually better to get the Xfce version and install KDE from the package manager.

# netpkg kde
... and see what happens. I see lots of people saying how easy it is to install KDE... but none of them seem to think it worth actually saying how they did it. Of course, the slackware packages may work too... but make sure X is installed first. You have a lot of reading ahead.

Personally, I like Enlightenment for Zenwalk
 
Old 06-26-2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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KDE is not up and runing

Actually I downloaded the kdebase pack with all its dependencies but how do I make the CLI boot into the GUI. I mean I cant execute the kde interface.

In short: How can I start the GUI from the CLI?

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Old 11-28-2007, 11:07 PM   #4
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Did you try 'startx'?

(Probably not what your looking for but something is usually better than nothing
 
Old 11-29-2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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probably obvious but,

did you run xwmconfig to set your default WM to kde?

have you changed /etc/inittab ? zenwalk default install is runlevel 4, you want runlevel 4 to boot into graphical mode.

if you find this in /etc/inittab:
Code:
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:
change it to this:
Code:
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
make sure your wm is working first

otherwise 'startx' should get X & wm running for you.

if all that fails `ls -lt /var/log/packages | grep 'kde\|qt' ` and we'll go from there.
 
  


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