LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-24-2004, 10:54 AM   #1
Tundertoe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Installing KDE 3.2


Hey everyone,
I am a linux newbie. I recently installed Mandrake 9.2 on my Dell Dimension 4600. I have been using linux for two weeks and really like using KDE. I realized I had the 3.1 version so I wanted to upgrade to 3.2 for the new bug fixes and features. I downloaded Konstruct to install KDE 3.2. After about 2 hrs of compiling it created the KDE 3.2 Directory with all files in my home directory. I am having trouble finding out how to actually boot 3.2 When start KDE it starts 3.1 and I have not been able to make any successful changes in the Mandrake control center.

How can I boot KDE 3.2 now that is is installed in my home directory?

Thanks
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:51 AM   #2
webvandals
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 105

Rep: Reputation: 15
Did you ever figure it out? I'm having the exact same problem
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:44 AM   #3
Tundertoe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I haven't actually. I am sure you can find some kind of documentation somwhere. I am waiting to upgrade to Mandrake 10.0 which will incude the 2.6.2 linux kernel and KDE 3.2 which will be available for download in May unless you are a mandrake club member.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 10:06 AM   #4
webvandals
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 105

Rep: Reputation: 15
Does anyone know how I can make my KDE 3.2 system wide now that I've installed to my $HOME directory?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 01:25 PM   #5
jon-do
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Red 9, FC 2 Test 3
Posts: 98

Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally posted by webvandals
Did you ever figure it out? I'm having the exact same problem
I am guessing you did not finish reading the readme file but, this is what you do

edit your .bash_profile file in your home diretory and add these lines to it

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

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

export KDEHOME=~/.kdetest

save it and reboot. When you reboot you should have the personlization screen. Welcome to konstruct


Oh...one more thing you can switch back and forth between the konstruct kde3.2 and original kde by commenting those lines in .bash_profile

The line
export KDEHOME=~/.kdetest
leaves your default directory alone and makes another one call .kdetest.

Hope this helps
 
Old 03-05-2004, 03:18 PM   #6
Tundertoe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I did read that in the readme file. What is my .bash profile and where do I edit it? Is this a file that needs to be edited or do I need to use a shell?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 04:13 PM   #7
shadowhunter
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Slackware 10.2 + FRG + 2.6.15
Posts: 232

Rep: Reputation: 30
well eh... you could use any editor to edit it.
I prefer gedit... you probably kedit or kate or something...

[note]
filenames starting with . are hidden
[/note]

so choose open file... type /home/your_user/.bash_profile.

then it read this post above.

this couldn't be so hard...

No shell is needed, however some people prefer to work with it.

Geert.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:09 PM   #8
Tundertoe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
haha didn't realize that it hides all of those files I understand how to edit the lines but I am not sure where to place them in the file. My .bash profile looks like this

# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
. ~/.bashrc
fi

# User specific environment and startup programs


PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

export PATH
unset USERNAME




where do I insert those lines?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:48 PM   #9
saurya_s
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Oxford
Distribution: Mandrake
Posts: 158

Rep: Reputation: 30
ANywhere will do, do at the end
 
Old 03-06-2004, 12:52 PM   #10
Tundertoe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
When I insert those lines into the .bash_profile, kde 3.1 continues to start up however all of the desktop settings are reset to their defaults. When I delete the lines my desktop returns bak to my regular settings. Does anyone know what might be the problem? Are there any additiondal configuration changes I need to make?
 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:02 PM   #11
quatsch
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: New York, NY
Distribution: gentoo, gentooPPC
Posts: 1,661

Rep: Reputation: 48
do you have an .xsession file (also hidden). If you do, try adding those lines to this one.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 06:15 PM   #12
codytaylor
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
adding KDE to session list

Hi,
Another nebie here, I've been trying to move from kde 3.1 to 3.2, and somehow in the process have lost 3.1 so that KDE has fallen off my "session" list at login. So I can still log in with gnome, but not kde. I had already installed 3.2 with konstruct, and followed the directions to add to the bash profile. I'm running redhat 9.

Any help?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 01:22 AM   #13
Tundertoe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
no I don't have that file
 
Old 03-20-2004, 02:13 PM   #14
codytaylor
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm having the same problem now - everything looks like it worked, but when I open KDE, instead of being 3.2, it's 3.1 with all the settings wiped clean. If I comment out the lines in the bash profile, it goes back to normal.

I tried opening the .xsession file, but there's nothing there.

Can anyone help?
 
Old 03-20-2004, 04:49 PM   #15
BruceCadieux
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Wales MA.
Distribution: openSuSE 11.1
Posts: 409

Rep: Reputation: 32
Quote:
Originally posted by Tundertoe
I haven't actually. I am sure you can find some kind of documentation somwhere. I am waiting to upgrade to Mandrake 10.0 which will incude the 2.6.2 linux kernel and KDE 3.2 which will be available for download in May unless you are a mandrake club member.
Mandrake 10 is available now at linuxsio.org

http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29
 
  


Reply


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
installing KDE 3.2 devit Slackware 7 03-23-2004 07:09 PM
Installing KDE RussJB Linux - Newbie 1 11-13-2003 11:53 PM
Installing KDE spooodini Mandriva 2 10-06-2003 04:53 AM
Installing KDE arkoseunc Linux - Newbie 5 08-05-2003 05:22 PM
Installing KDE from R.H. 7.2 the_heiress Linux - Software 0 05-16-2002 11:12 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.

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