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Old 10-03-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
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Question KDE Upgrade + all GUI crash

I recently tried to upgrade from KDE 3.2->3.3 and after installation, not only can I not start KDE, but all GUI's fail to start and I keep getting the error "kdeinit failed to start". I am thinking possibly I uninstalled a needed package, but do not know which one it was (quanta?) It was also the beta of 3.3, I just redownloaded it and am about to attempt a reinstall. Any suggestions? Thanks
Old 10-03-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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Yeah, Im pretty sure quanta is the problem, for some reason on the ftp they didnt include those packages I guess im just stupid. Well of to try again!
Old 10-03-2004, 03:12 PM   #3
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I don't think that Quanta is a needed package since it's a editor (at least that what's i remember :/).
I browsed for kdeinit in's package browser, and it seems kdeinit is on kdelibs package. You just have to install all that starts with kde to get KDE working except for the international libs (those that start kde-i18n).

Oh, and I you should be able to start other window managers because I don't remember anyone depending on KDE, except that you're using kdm as your login manager.

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Old 10-03-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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Oh sorry again, i confused quanta and qt, very different things. Im in kde right now, success! Only problems so far are a loss of sound.... Will try to run alsa from terminal in a second, but im installing firefox right now.

Edit: Opened up aumix, everything was muted

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