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Old 12-19-2005, 11:30 AM   #16
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You had to exit out of the x environment. The easiest way is to type this in a console as root:

init 3

That will take you out of the GUI and into a CLI. Now you should be able to install it.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 05:33 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by co_macho
first of all, i'm a noob in linux so please bear with me if my Q sounds stupid.
I followed the instructions except removing the old kde 3.4. when i tried to remove the old kde in the kde environment itself it says it cant be removed since it wasn't installed so i skip that and go right ahead and install the kde3.5. after i restarted it, it still says 3.4 instead of 3.5 but when i go to terminal it says its v3.5 now.
so is it normal? or i missed something here?

thanks

it should fix it self after a reboot



but open (KDE>SYstem>Configuration>Configure Your Desktop)

it'll show you a description of your KDE. check if is says kde 3.5.0
 
Old 12-20-2005, 09:09 AM   #18
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After several failed attempts of updating my KDE, I am left unsure if I will just leave it as is, or try again. I broke my Mandrake several times now and with no help at all, got it back to the original KDE 3.2.3 again.

This is only my second attempt at Linux, the first was with Corel Linux, but I never tried to do anything to it like updates so it was fine.

Mandrake 10.1
Kernel ???
KDE 3.2.3

AMD Athlon XP 3200+
Asus A7N8X - Deluxe
1.25 GB Ram
 
Old 12-20-2005, 11:16 AM   #19
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Ok, so I went to easyurpmi and I added all of this in the console as root. I just don't know what to do with it now. I already messed up my Linux three times and got it working again trying to update KDE so I want to make sure I do it right this time. Please forgive me if this is posted elsewhere, I am so new to Linux that I probably overlooked it.

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urpmi.addmedia plf-free ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/plf/mandrake/free/2006.0 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia plf-nonfree ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/plf/mandrake/non-free/2006.0 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia --update updates ftp://mirror.umr.edu/pub/linux/mandrake/Mandrakelinux/official/updates/2006.0/main_updates/ with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia main ftp://mirrors.dotsrc.org/mandrake/official/2006.0/i586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://mirrors.dotsrc.org/mandrake/official/2006.0/i586/media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia jpackage ftp://mirrors.dotsrc.org/mandrake/official/2006.0/i586/media/jpackage with media_info/hdlist.cz
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:41 PM   #20
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did it all go through its thing and download stuff? If it did, then you now just go and type "urpmi <packagename>" in a console as root to get anything you want!
 
Old 12-21-2005, 12:54 AM   #21
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Yes, everything downloaded successfully to my drive along with the SoS-KDE. I still have trouble getting KDE 3.5 to take though.

I did everything step by step. I didn't see any errors while it was doing it's thing. Like I said, I am really new to this, but I do catch on fairly quickly.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 06:23 AM   #22
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I have been of the internet for a couple of days. Now to your problem i wold not upgrade to kde 3.5 on 10.1and also think you may have problems from kde 3.2. My sujjestion would be to use mandriva 2006
Regards
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:23 PM   #23
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Post Just a thought

It seems, looking at what sources you posted, that you have selected RPM sources for Mandriva 2006, while you are using Mandrake 10.1.

Try this:
urpmi.removemedia -a

Then:
urpmi.addmedia plf-free ftp://ftp.cica.es/mirrors/Linux/plf/mandrake/free/10.1 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia plf-nonfree ftp://ftp.cica.es/mirrors/Linux/plf/.../non-free/10.1 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia main http://gulus.usherbrooke.ca/pub/dist...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib http://gulus.usherbrooke.ca/pub/dist.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia jpackage http://gulus.usherbrooke.ca/pub/dist...media/jpackage with media_info/hdlist.cz

Update your system. Then follow the instructions posted to get KDE 3.5 found at
http://www.linuxfordummies.org/index.php?topic=302.0

Hope this helps
 
Old 12-21-2005, 01:55 PM   #24
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While trying to remove KDE using: rpm -e --nodeps `rpm -qa | grep -i kde | grep 3.4.2`
I get: rpm -e --nodeps `rpm -qa | grep -i kde | grep 3.4` is not installed

Any suggestions?
 
Old 12-21-2005, 02:25 PM   #25
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Also, this is what I got for KDE version.
$ kde-config --version | grep KDE
KDE: 3.4.2
 
Old 12-21-2005, 03:10 PM   #26
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Thank you for all your help. I ended up reinstalling from scratch. It was a fresh install, so there wasn't much to lose for me. I might look into Mandriva 2006 as well. Like I said this is a first real Linux install for me that I will be learning from. If I crash it, I don't really care. I will just reinstall. This is more of a learning install for now.

As for the 2006 RPMS, I thought I read that I should pick either the version that I am running (10.1 Official) or what i might want to upgrade to. Not too sure where I read that, but it may not be the proper way. I will add the new media links that you provided and update my system from them instead.

Thanks again everyone!
 
Old 12-21-2005, 03:12 PM   #27
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Oh, and I forgot to mention that my first install was on a shared 20 GB drive. Not much room there at all. I emptied that drive and made it a Linux only drive giving me more space to work with.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 06:59 AM   #28
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Do not try this people as it messes up your Mandriva installation. To all those who say it works you are horribly wrong!
 
Old 01-04-2006, 04:02 PM   #29
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no, actually, i am fairly certain I'm not "horribly wrong". I am running mandriva 2006 with KDE 3.5 and am not seeing anything seriously broken. Actually it's running fairly fast. I might suggest you re-visit the seerofsouls site posted above and read his instructions. I thought they were quite clear and easy to follow. The only real problem I am having is that it seems many of my themes (noteably baghira) dissappeared. If anyone else has had this problem, and you managed to solve it, I would like your help.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 09:57 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Blackhawkckc
It seems, looking at what sources you posted, that you have selected RPM sources for Mandriva 2006, while you are using Mandrake 10.1.

Try this:
urpmi.removemedia -a

Then:
urpmi.addmedia plf-free ftp://ftp.cica.es/mirrors/Linux/plf/mandrake/free/10.1 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia plf-nonfree ftp://ftp.cica.es/mirrors/Linux/plf/.../non-free/10.1 with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia main http://gulus.usherbrooke.ca/pub/dist...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib http://gulus.usherbrooke.ca/pub/dist.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia jpackage http://gulus.usherbrooke.ca/pub/dist...media/jpackage with media_info/hdlist.cz

Update your system. Then follow the instructions posted to get KDE 3.5 found at
http://www.linuxfordummies.org/index.php?topic=302.0

Hope this helps

um he is better off with 2006 since 10.1 is outdated and not supported as well as 2006. KDE 3.5 packages for 2006 have better support for Mandriva


2006 packages dont damage a 10.1 system, they upgrade it

however 10.1 standard packages may cause problems on an Updated 10.1 system.
 
  


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