[kde-freebsd] some notes on KDE 4.0.98

Rene Ladan r.c.ladan at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 22:59:48 CEST 2008

2008/7/22, Martin Wilke <miwi at freebsd.org>:
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> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 10:10:58PM +0200, Rene Ladan wrote:
>> here is my list of issues with KDE 4.0.98 with FreeBSD 7.0R i386 :
>> * Building it:
>>   OK, except that I had to set WITH_BDB_VER=42 for textproc/redland.  The
>> port
>>   depends on version 4.2, but the default version seems to be 4.1.  So the
>>   build instructions would be:
>>   - install devel/qt4
>>   - install multimedia/phonon, replacing multimedia/qt4-phonon (i.e. the
>> -o
>>     option of portmaster/portupgrade)
>>   - install x11/kde4
> You should install x11/kde4, that will install all needed qt4 dependencies.
> With the next CFT (Part2) it will be fixed.
Ok, I'll wait for that.

>>   - set up kdm/xinit files as described in the wiki
>> * Running it:
>>   - kpackage (from kdeadmin) bails out with a message that it requires the
>>     SMART Package Manager to function (is the latter ported?)
> No, that was disabled on kde3 long time ago. I'll do the same in kde4.
I guess I'm too much used to xfce :)

>>   - switching user (as kde4, which is only in its own group), doesn't seem
>>     to work (the desktop locks, unlocking it works)
> Can someone confirm that?
It also doesn't work after adding the kde4 user to the wheel group, relogging
into a text console and restarting kde.  The behaviour remains the same.

>>   - the partition editor doesn't show anything (this should be something
>> like
>>     the output of df(1), right?).
> Yep should .. is a known issue ;(.
kdiskfree (kdf) works :)
>>   - no sound with juk (I do have sound with xfce4-media), but that might
>> be
>>     because of a wrongly configured backend.
> Yep, see our wiki page we have some notes for that problem. The Author said
> all problems with OSS now solved.
> (http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162926)
It works fine with gstreamer as backend.

Some new issues:
- krubick seems to hang upon start (the contours of the window appear, but the
  contents remain missing).
- dragon doesn't show the video part of an mpeg video (it plays the
audio correctly).
  Running mplayer in kde does show a video window.
- kscd crashes upon start.

On the bright side, starting kde is now a lot faster :)  It seems that
it had to write some
initial files?


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