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Old 02-13-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
HmNtr
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installing KDE desktop via terminal services


Hey all,

I have been trying to install the KDE desktop via terminal services, but am failing because I have forgotten the syntax.

Could some one please help? I know I did this for Gnome before, so I think it would be just as easy to install KDE with all it's dependencies.

I am running Mandriva One Spring 2009 on my laptop and Mandriva Free 2010 on my desktop. I want to install KDE environment on both.

Any help is always appreciated...

Thanks all!!!
 
Old 02-13-2010, 08:58 AM   #2
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If you have setup a sources file for urpmi to use you should be able to install the variation of KDE that you want. 2 basic packages to choose from really, kde-base (for minimal install) or kde-full (for the big mama jamma install).

Check out this link on using urpmi, http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/walte...rpm-howto.html
 
Old 02-13-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
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If you have setup a sources file for urpmi to use you should be able to install the variation of KDE that you want. 2 basic packages to choose from really, kde-base (for minimal install) or kde-full (for the big mama jamma install).

Check out this link on using urpmi, http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/walte...rpm-howto.html

Thanks, I will give it a try when I get home tonight from work and let you know how I fare....


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Old 02-15-2010, 11:47 PM   #4
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Thanks, I will give it a try when I get home tonight from work and let you know how I fare....


HmNtr
Ok, so I gave that site a try, but was not overly impressed with the small amount of information that I found with regard to my issue...I did finally find the command that I was looking for though, the one I could not remember....

I logged in as " su " then I knew the next part was " urpmi " but could not remember what the last bit I needed to type was, and the help file wasn't very helpful either.

I finally found what I was looking for on the Mandriva website, although I had looked before and not found it I found it this time: " task-kde "

That was it! I am now installing 222 packages for the KDE desktop environment...thanks anyway the help everyone...
 
  


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