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Old 03-29-2004, 05:02 AM   #1
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KDE3.2 on Slackware - missing?

I've installed KDE3.2 on Slackware after a recent upgrade to Kernel2.6.4 (for which I upgraded to Slackware current packages of module-utils binutils and a few other packages).

The KDE upgrade used the LXF (Linux Format) dvd packages. I removed all kde packages (after "telinit 1" to get singel user mode) by doing something like

#removepkg `ls /var/log/packages | grep kde`
(note the back ticks, not apostrophes)

Then I uninstalled qt with removepkg. Next I installed the qt-3.3.0 from the source tarball (long compile) using the configure switches recommended on the KDE site (I think they are in the COMPILE file too? in the kdelibs package???). There was also some variables to export to the shell. To check the qt install I did just the
of the kdelibs install.

When I got it to pass without stopping and complaining about QT I just installed the precompiled packages for kdelibs, then kdebase, then all the other packages in the /dvd/Desktop/KDE3.2/Slackware/ directory.

This is where the problem comes in. One of the installed packages is an arts package. I note that kdelibs configuration says that --with-arts needs to be specified if arts is wanted, but I assume that was specified when the Slackware packages were made?

The only problem with my install (all the eye-candy looks fine and dandy!) is that sound is not working (alsaconf finds and configures my sound card and uses the via vt82xxx module). The sympoms are the message "" is missing according to Kcontrol (the controlcentre) when I try to use the system sound applet-thingy.

Do I need to reinstall and compile my own kdelibs and/or kdebase (I think that is actually part of kdebase)? I can't really do this easily as it takes forever compiling this stuff (well over an hour for kdelibs alone!) ... and then I might have passed the wrong configure options!!

How else can I fix it?

I can't find any packages called libkcm* except some called libkcmlaptop.
Old 03-29-2004, 05:12 AM   #2
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Rep: Reputation: 31 appears to be relevant, what language is it in!!??

also: (don't think this is my problem though!)

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Old 03-29-2004, 11:30 PM   #3
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Originally posted by pbhj appears to be relevant, what language is it in!!??

>Polish, i think

also: (don't think this is my problem though!)
Old 03-30-2004, 12:25 AM   #4
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Maybe I read that wrong but it just looks like you need to install the arts sound server, I think there are links to it at the kde site or you can use the arts package for slackware (at the slack ftp sites).
Old 03-30-2004, 01:25 AM   #5
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the file do not exist in my system altough my kde install is ok and no sound problem.

Like you I can see the file (located in /opt/kde/lib).

this file come from kdeutils-3.2.1-i486-1 package :
$ cd /var/log/packages
$ grep -rlni libkcm .
my package for arts is arts-1.2.0-i486-1 (I didn't upgrade it when I upgraded KDE 3.2.1, but I come from KDE 3.2.0)
Old 04-14-2004, 09:27 AM   #6
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hmmm ... I've "closed" this enquiry now and opened a new one


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