Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-21-2004, 02:40 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
KDE 3.2 upgrade and Mandrake 9.2

Hi all,
I have used the utility "konstruct" (which is a simple script type program) to download and compile KDE 3.2. As far as I can tell, everything went fine, but I'm confused (read; clueless) about how to tell mandrake that KDE 3.2 exists.

I've tried typing commands as suggested in the "readme" for Konstruct, but still I don't have the choice to select KDE 3.2 as my desktop.

Here's what Konstruct says to do:

After installation
After installation you have to set some variables allowing your system to find
KDE binaries and libraries and KDE to allow to find its own files, for Bash:

export QTDIR=~/kde3.2
export KDEDIRS=~/kde3.2

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=~/kde3.2/lib
export PATH=~/kde3.2/bin:$PATH

Setting KDEHOME too, e.g. "export KDEHOME=~/.kdetest", will tell KDE to save
your settings to this directory and leave default ~/.kde directory unaffected.

On shadow password systems you have to set $(prefix)/bin/kcheckpass SUID root
or SGID shadow - otherwise you will not be able to unlock a locked desktop.

The complete KDE desktop is started with "startkde", most distributions start
it if you set it to the WINDOWMANAGER variable in your shell initializations.


Could any kind person explain how this is done/is it right/what else to try?

Thanks in advance.

I was just feeling pleased with myself for only taking 10 minutes to install the correct drivers for my Nvidia GF4, too.........
Black Dog


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mandrake 10.1: Upgrade KDE 3.2 -> 3.4 Voelcker Mandriva 9 04-19-2005 06:57 PM
mandrake kernel upgrade causes kde crash handler lionel_82 Linux - General 0 11-02-2004 07:00 PM
Can I upgrade Mandrake 10 to KDE 3.2.2? digiplaya Linux - Software 1 05-31-2004 01:04 AM
Mandrake 9.2 cooker upgrade kde 3.2 zugwrack Linux - Software 5 04-04-2004 06:13 PM
Upgrade to KDE 3.2 on Mandrake saurya_s Linux - Software 1 03-02-2004 03:52 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration