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Old 02-23-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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how to run a kbfx package?


this is a stupid question but I'm using KDE 3.5 with slackware 12.2. and in my /opt/kde/lib/ directory I have a kbfx folder.

How do I make this kbfx folder run, before my hair falls out.
I'd like to add the spinx applet to my kicker and install some themes. I can't seem to find the command anywhere online. Any instructions I find online are for ubuntu, which doesn't help at all.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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this is a stupid question but I'm using KDE 3.5 with slackware 12.2. and in my /opt/kde/lib/ directory I have a kbfx folder.

How do I make this kbfx folder run, before my hair falls out.
I'd like to add the spinx applet to my kicker and install some themes. I can't seem to find the command anywhere online. Any instructions I find online are for ubuntu, which doesn't help at all.
You can't make a folder run. You can only run files not folders. If you have installed the kbfx package correctly then just typing kbfxconfigapp in a terminal window will run it.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:21 PM   #3
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inside this kfbx folder there are tons of plugins, applets, icons, and executable files everywhere. If this folder is installed on my system (because I can navigate to it through the root directory) I should be able to see it when I right click my kicker==>add applets==> to kbfx? but kbfx isn't there? As every instruction manuel on earth says it is.

I think I need to initiate this preinstalled kbfx system to get it to work

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Old 02-24-2009, 12:05 AM   #4
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If you have installed the kbfx package correctly then just typing kbfxconfigapp in a terminal window will run it
this is the error message I got for that.

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:/opt/kde/bin# kdesu kbfxconfigapp
sh: kbfxconfigapp: command not found
kbuildsycoca running...
Launched ok, pid = 7771
root@######:/opt/kde/bin# ICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = 7768, errno = 11
when I tried to use 'kdesu kwrite kbfxconfigapp' I had an error message stating that it's all binary and saving it will cause a corrupt file.

Has anyone seen this before, or am I going about it all wrong?
 
Old 02-24-2009, 12:46 AM   #5
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this is the error message I got for that.



when I tried to use 'kdesu kwrite kbfxconfigapp' I had an error message stating that it's all binary and saving it will cause a corrupt file.

Has anyone seen this before, or am I going about it all wrong?
kbfxconfigapp is a binary file which is why it is put in a binary folder. If you try to load a binary file into kwrite, which is a text editor, you will always get the message that you quote. I'm not sure why you were trying to edit a binary file but that won't solve your problem. I am somewhat surprised that a package like kbfx installs its executables into an /opt folder. I'll repeat my question of my last post: are you sure you installed the kbfx package correctly? Did you use slackware's package manager to do this?
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #6
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are you sure you installed the kbfx package correctly? Did you use slackware's package manager to do this?
Actually, kbfx came installed with the slackware 12.2 cd's I purchared from slackware.com.
So, I never actually had to install it. I downloaded a package from sourceforge.com specifically for slackware .tgz.gz file just to see what was in it, and it matched exactely what I had already.

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I am somewhat surprised that a package like kbfx installs its executables into an /opt folder.
I done some digging around and I found a folder with this directory " /opt/kde/share/apps/kbfxconfigapp " and this had a kbfxconfigappui.rc program file in it. So, with the root privledges under su I keep getting permission denied to run it. So I checked my permissions inquery using ls -ld and this is what I got
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# /opt/kde/share/apps/kbfxconfigapp# ls -ld
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-05-16 15:52 .
From what I understood reading other forums and trouble shooting, this looks normal for root. I tried this command assuming it was suspose to do something, but maybe I'm doing this wrong.
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/opt/kde/share/apps/kbfxconfigapp# ./kbfxconfigappui.rc
bash: ./kbfxconfigappui.rc: Permission denied
I honestly don't know of another file I can try to install to make this thing work. But, I'll keep experimenting I guess.

Thanks for your help thus far. I hope I made more sense this time.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 01:49 AM   #7
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Yes, you made a lot more sense. Well done! Doesn't slackware have a package manager? Your kde installation looks very flakey to me (and maybe to KDE itself also). It's hard to imagine that one linux distro has a directory structure soooooo different from the others. I don't know anything about slackware (obviously) but doesn't it have a package manager? You might be better off ripping out kde and then reinstalling it properly. Maybe a slackware guru will help you out here.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:55 AM   #8
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Ya, KDE is only a start for me. Once I trick it out I'll move to GNOME and then fluxbox. I'm new to Linux (obviously), and it's my first week using it, and it's addicting actually.
I'm going to study this packet manager for slack, maybe I'll gain some insight into all of this.
 
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Ya, KDE is only a start for me. Once I trick it out I'll move to GNOME and then fluxbox. I'm new to Linux (obviously), and it's my first week using it, and it's addicting actually.
I'm going to study this packet manager for slack, maybe I'll gain some insight into all of this.
That sounds like a good plan. I'd get spend a couple of months (at least) with KDE before trying anything else. Don't make life too difficult for yourself. Once you're comfortable with KDE then you can experiment with other desktops and find which one suits you best.
Have fun!
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