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Old 11-22-2003, 12:54 AM   #1
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KDE 3.1.4 not working with konstruct (RH9).

I used konstruct to install KDE 3.1.4 on RH9 (just the base KDE, not the full thing). I modified the config file to state that I have QT, but I forgot to change the prefix and konstruct installed KDE into my home dir (that's the default ). Besides of that, everything went just fine, but now I can't start RH9 with the new KDE version. I've already defined all the paths, but when I run "startkde" (the new one), my session is restarted with the same old KDE version (3.1-12). What am I missing here? which file contains the "startkde" command when RH is booted?. Note: the KDE RPMs for RH9 didn't work for me, so I had to go the long way with konstruct . Thanks in advance, and remember I'm a newbie!
Old 11-22-2003, 05:15 PM   #2
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It's the best idea to start it from console mode. Define all the paths (KDEDIR. QTDIR, PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH) and then find where your new starkde is. 'locate startkde' command should work (you'll get 2 file: one for old KDE and one for new). Note down teh path for new one. Then create (or modify, if you have it) the file '.xinitrc' in your home directory. Inside there should be 'startx' or 'startx' with full path. For example, if you have startx in /usr/local/kde/bin/, you may put 'startx' or '/usr/local/kde/bin/start'. I recommend the second method, with full path. Then start X. Your new KDE should boot.

If you're booting to graphical mode, switch to console using ctrl+alt+f1, log in, enter the paths and edit .xinitrc as before. The only difference is 'startx' command form. In this case, you need to use 'startx -- :1'. It starts X on a different display (you can switch between the two, ctrl+alt+f7 and ctrl+alt+f8.


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