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Old 05-13-2002, 03:21 AM   #1
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Question Installing KDE3 on Xfree86 4.2 on Slack8

Hey folks,

I did a new installation of slackware on a P2 350. I choose not to install the X and KDE/GNOME package selections because i wanted both another X and KDE than which are included in Slack8 (When will 8.1 finally be here? )

I installed kernel 2.4.18 and Xfree 4.2 whitout anyproblems and i whas very happy about linux because it seemed so easy. I almost formatted all other PC's i have to start installing slack. BUT, then the problems started, after installing the KDE3 packages from the slackware-current directory it says something like "Unable to start kdeinit" in X, and when X is shut down, i see the message "Unable to find shared libraries".
I did install Qt, or doesn't that has anything to do with it?

I would really appreciate some help here. If i get this to work, then the slackware community has gained itself a new enthousiast user.

Thanks in advance ppl,

Old 05-13-2002, 03:57 AM   #2
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Remove all kde2 & kde3 & qt packages then re-install kde3 packages with qt3 alone.
Old 05-13-2002, 08:24 AM   #3
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Have a look in /etc/profile.d for and, make sure they both point to the respective kde3 and qt3 locations, then check out /etc/X11/xinit and make sure xinitrc is a symlink to xinitrc.kde, also you need to check that the path to qt and kde are in /etc/ and run ldconfig again if you have to add them.
Old 05-14-2002, 01:49 PM   #4
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The primary problem is that KDE3 requires an upgraded version of libpng from the version in Slack 8. In Slack 8 and earlier, the libpng package was in the "d" set. In slackware-current, however, the upgraded libpng package is to be found in the "l" set. So if , for example, you had just package-upgraded "d" to the versions in slackware-current from the Slackware 8 versions, you would have missed upgrading libpng without realizing it.

Upgrade the libpng package to the version from slackware-current (in addition to the other recommended KDE3 installation steps), and the "cannot start kde-init" error messages should cease and the wm should start up properly.
Old 05-15-2002, 02:11 AM   #5
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Thanks folks,

I'll give it a try as soon as i'm home.



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