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Old 11-14-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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Minimal KDE installation


Can anybody tell me which packages of KDE I should install to get a minimal installation, with like no apps at all. Just the DE.
 
Old 11-14-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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My packages from Alien Bob's ktown repository, I think 4.11.3 works better as it is more modular and therefore more shrinkable. This is not as light as it can get but it works for me and the packages that I use. It would be interesting to see other variations on light KDE.

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akonadi-1.10.2-x86_64-1alien
attica-0.4.2-x86_64-1alien
shared-desktop-ontologies-0.11.0-x86_64-1alien
soprano-2.9.3-x86_64-1alien
ark-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
audiocd-kio-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
dolphin-plugins-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
gwenview-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kactivities-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kamera-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kate-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kde-base-artwork-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kde-baseapps-4.11.3-x86_64-2alien
kde-runtime-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kde-wallpapers-4.11.3-noarch-1alien
kde-workspace-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kdeartwork-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kdegraphics-strigi-analyzer-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kdegraphics-thumbnailers-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kdelibs-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kdepimlibs-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kdeplasma-addons-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kget-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kgpg-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kmix-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
konsole-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
ksaneplugin-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kscreen-1.0.1-x86_64-1alien
ksystemlog-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kuser-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
libkcddb-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
libkcompactdisc-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
libkdcraw-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
libkexiv2-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
libksane-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
libkscreen-1.0.1-x86_64-1alien
nepomuk-core-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
nepomuk-widgets-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
okular-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
oxygen-icons-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
print-manager-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
svgpart-4.11.3-x86_64-1alien
kde-l10n-en_GB-4.11.3-noarch-1alien
kikinovak also has a very light install in MLWS.

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Old 11-14-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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Well, thanks. This will be my 1007740th attempt to get used to KDE 4 (KDE in general).
 
Old 11-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Best to get to know the whole thing and then get rid of the bits you don't want rather than installing a very basic system and then building up. If you just want lightweight go for something else if you want KDE you get a complete package which you can trim.

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Old 11-14-2013, 05:21 PM   #5
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Since Gnome 2 die I've been looking for something simple, user friendly and as good looking as it was. I still haven't found it and to be honest I am pretty sure I will dislike KDE, it is kinda ugly and too much bloatware on it. My desktop use is very basic and I only need a few softwares.
 
Old 11-14-2013, 05:26 PM   #6
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mate slackbuild is a fork off of gnome 2. Chess Griffin is involved, you will find the deatils by searching this forum.

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Old 11-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #7
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I was trying it but idk
 
Old 11-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #8
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With some Cmakelists.txt configuration, you can compile KDE without these packages:
akonadi-1.10.2
shared-desktop-ontologies-0.11.0
soprano-2.9.3
kdepimlibs-4.11.3
nepomuk-core-4.11.3
nepomuk-widgets-4.11.3

My first linux desktop was Mandrake, (pretty sure it was an early KDE).
My second was slackware 10.1 (eventually upgraded to 10.2), with gnome 2.

Now I'm on 14.0. I did go through the trouble of compiling kde without the above packages.
I'm not sure if it's worth it

Right now my favorite is xfce with compiz & emerald.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps2d20fa59.png

It looks good and works well and is much more "lightweight" than KDE.

I like how fluxbox was done in Mint 9. I can imagine with compiz and emerald, something like that would make a top rate interface.
 
Old 11-15-2013, 01:08 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by moisespedro View Post
Since Gnome 2 die I've been looking for something simple, user friendly and as good looking as it was. I still haven't found it and to be honest I am pretty sure I will dislike KDE, it is kinda ugly and too much bloatware on it. My desktop use is very basic and I only need a few softwares.
You're probably looking for something that isn't there, I don't suppose very many people use the stock DE without any tweaking at all, apart from Pat....probably.

Maybe you could take an existing environment and adapt it to your needs, with a little digging around under the hood there's a lot more you can do other than changing fonts, themes and icons. If your desktop is that basic then you don't need to start out from much. I've taken the stock twm that comes with even the most basic slackware install and adapted it to my needs and I use it daily as my main desktop, the two screenshots show the comparison between the basic desktop that comes installed and my own. You can do the same, not just with twm or kde but any of them. Fluxbox, Xfce, whatever. Choose one to start from then read forums, read web pages and read man pages. You can make any of them what you want.

And also, it's fun :-)



*I'm not trying to say 'hey, look at my desktop!', there's already a thread for that, just 'look at what you can do'.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #10
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I like both kde & xfce for the wallpaper slideshow that they both have. I have xfce with MLED installed on my tower and kde with MLWS installed on my laptop. Both are pretty lightweight on system resources.
 
Old 11-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #11
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I like both kde & xfce for the wallpaper slideshow that they both have. I have xfce with MLED installed on my tower and kde with MLWS installed on my laptop. Both are pretty lightweight on system resources.
Are Nepomuk and Akonadi enabled by default on MLWS ?
 
Old 11-16-2013, 09:46 AM   #12
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If anyone's interested, I did make a live version of my attempts at making a "lightweight" kde desktop.

Here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ck-4175483521/

One thing I have found, on the wireless drivers, sometimes you may have to go into wicd settings and change wlan0 to wlan1.

I plan on making one last version that offers a ready made xfce setup (with compiz and emerald), alongside the standard "lightweight" kde WM. XFCE with compiz and emerald only use about 142 mb of memory (total, including system) on boot- which is phenomenal.
 
Old 11-16-2013, 10:19 AM   #13
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"With some Cmakelists.txt configuration" Do you have a patch there to share with us which does this?
 
Old 11-16-2013, 10:29 AM   #14
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No, I don't have the source in front of me, but it was fairly easy to do and involved changing 'required' to 'optional' on nepomuk, etc.
 
Old 11-16-2013, 10:39 AM   #15
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Are Nepomuk and Akonadi enabled by default on MLWS ?
It doesn't look like it, but I usually disable those anyway. You can check out the links below for more information.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...re-4175484111/

http://www.kikinovak.net/index.php?p...rkstation-14-0
 
  


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