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Old 12-06-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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Install KDE? I skipped it during installation

Howdy y'all,

I'm having a good time with Slackware; now that I've gotten the internet connection up thanks to the serialmonkey rt73-CVS driver.

I decided not to install KDE; I love KDE (keep reading) however I already have a main distro with KDE and do most everything in Slackware from the command line. I've been using Enlightenment DR17 and really like the look and feel. I have a bone to pick with Eterm, but that's another thread

However, there are a number of applications in KDE that I would like to have as conveniences, the big one being Amarok -- I like to listen to the tunes while I do my work -- doing serious work is what I got slackware for. Some of you have probably read about or taken part in my discussion of using a graphical login manager (tried XDM, tried qingy).

So, this morning I installed Amarok off CD #2 and I had to adjust my path to include /opt/kde/bin/, then it came up with a dependency problem; OF COURSE! it depends on the KDE libraries.

So, should I install KDE? How would I go about that? I tried

ls /mnt/cdrom/slackware/kde/|grep .+tgz\b -|installpkg -

and got "filename does not end in .tgz" HOw do I install the whole damn show?

Alternatively, could I just install the libraries? How do I get at those and which ones do I need?

Thanks for any suggestions,
Old 12-06-2006, 09:37 AM   #2
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Try just installing Qt and see if that's enough..
Old 12-06-2006, 09:39 AM   #3
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Please read this thread
Old 12-06-2006, 11:20 AM   #4
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Thanks! that's the thread I was looking for

Old 12-07-2006, 02:10 PM   #5
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If you want to stay with the command shell,
grab DCD and VLPLAYCD from Vector Linux
version 3.2 ... these should work with
Old 12-07-2006, 02:31 PM   #6
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I installed the libraries and Amarok works rather righteously. I'm spending most of my time in X now to make multitasking easier -- I write with LaTeX and check my work as I go, so xdvi is pretty darn important.

The challenge now to "overall look and feel" is that the Enlightenment themes appear to only apply to the desktop and Eterm -- unlike in KDE where the whole window theme changes when you change themes. So, I have these beautiful black title bars and the unappealing grey or beige of the rest of the window frame. I can fix Firefox with a theme, the rest stay the same.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'd love to change things up.

Old 12-07-2006, 06:18 PM   #7
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This is awesome. One of my threads has been quoted and used by someone else. Thanks. This thread really made my day. Cool!


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