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Old 09-30-2003, 10:50 PM   #1
rkid
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How can I tell which version of KDE I'm using?


How can I tell which version of KDE I'm using? Running RH9. If I'm running an older version and want to install the newest version, do I have to remove the old version? And how do I do that? First post, appreciate any responses.

-rkid
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:10 PM   #2
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just open up the kde control center. it'll tell you the version.

i guess if you need the command:

kcontrol
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:24 PM   #3
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Thanks megaspaz

Could it have been anymore in my face...

Appreciate the response
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:33 PM   #4
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no problem. just read the rest of your post... skim reading has it's drawbacks...

but in answer to your question, you could always wait for red hat to release kde updates through up2date, but red hat is notoriously slow with kde development. but you can go find the rpms for kde all over the place. just download all the rpms and install them. you won't have to uninstall your older version. basically, what i do is download all the packages from some place (most places have all the kde packages in one place) into their own directory. then i open up a shell terminal, "cd" to the download directory, su into root and use this command:

rpm -Uvh --nodeps --force *.rpm

your old packages will be replaced with the newly installed versions. after installing, you may have to restart X -> ctrl-alt-backspace

here's one such place to get the kde rpms for redhat 9:

http://csociety-ftp.ecn.purdue.edu/p...RedHat/9/i386/

Last edited by megaspaz; 09-30-2003 at 11:34 PM.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:44 PM   #5
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Appreciate it Mega....

I will check it out....thank you.
 
  


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