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Old 02-07-2003, 09:52 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Unhappy Startx still runs KDE 3.0.1 instead of KDE 3.1


I have recently and successfully installed KDE 3.1. I have gone through completed the post installation set-up requirements:

1. Added /root/kde3.1/bin to PATH
2. export QTDIR=~/kde3.1
3. export KDEDIRS=~/kde3.1
4. export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~kde3.1/lib
5. export KDEHOME=~/.kdetest


However, when I run xwmconfig and choose KDE and then run startx, I still start KDE 3.0.1 instead of KDE 3.1.

"How do I properly start KDE 3.1?"

Any direction or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Old 02-07-2003, 10:08 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2002
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If you're not root, it shouldn't work (because usually only root has read access to /root). Try to copy your KDE somewhere.
The manula version. Try it first with one user. Find out where's 'startkde' executable from new KDE. Let's say it's in /usr/local/kde31/bin. Create a file .xinitrc in your home directory and type inside
When you run startx as that user, new KDE should start.


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