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Old 04-10-2002, 04:58 PM   #1
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Question kde3 wont start!

i have a mandrake 8.1 system and downloaded all the kde3 rpm files from kde org (46 of them!) and successfully installed all of them. but, when i try and get kde to start, i get bumped into failsafe mode automatically. it appears as an option in the logon screen, kde apps run with a new look that i suspect is kde3 from gnome, but i cannot get it to run as the desktop. any known issues out there?
Old 04-11-2002, 09:31 AM   #2
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If you're patient enough download the sources (Qt-3.0.3 and KDE3.0) compile them then it should work. I managed to do it with my Redhat 7.2 box. Good luck!
P.S.: the compilation takes a couple of hours...
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Old 04-11-2002, 09:15 PM   #4
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Talking got it running, but...

i actually got it to load, but i cant integrate it with mandrakes autologin feature, so the only way i can load it is to not have X start automatically then log in and manually type startx. i know i know this is the only way to go for the die hards, but i kinda like the cuddly auto login feature. does anyone know how to get it working under mandrake 8.1?
Old 04-12-2002, 07:18 AM   #5
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Sure just keep init:5 in the /etc/inittab

and then do the following:

*Install KDE 3,0 by either RPM or better yet by sources like i do

*Click on K->Control Center->System->Login Manager
on the right hand side click the Convience tab, and enble autologin


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