[kde-linux] Migrating to kde-3.5

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Fri Dec 9 19:56:11 UTC 2005

Rex Dieter wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>I have built aRts, kdelibs, and kdebase from source.  The system seems
>>to work fine if I create a new user and start kde from that account.
>>I have a problem with migrating an existing kde-3.4 user.  When starting
>>up the system, the Kmenu does not find several kde applications,
>>including kcontrol.  When running kcontrol manually, ther are no options
>>offered.  kicker also tends to crash when exiting KDE.
>>I don't mind resetting the desktop and have tried renaming the .kde,
>>.local, .mcop, .qt, and Desktop directories.  I've also removed the KDE
>>related files in /var/tmp and /tmp.
> You forgot ~/.config

I just didn't post it, but I also removed ~/.config.

However I have fixed most of my problem.  I renamed my home directory
and created a new one with the old name.  I copied ~/.xinitrc *only* to
the new directory.  I also deleted all the kde related files in /tmp and

Now kde comes up fine.  I just have to copy my non-kde files from my old
directory to the new one.

The remaining problem is that kicker sometimes crashes with a segfault
when leaving kde.  This may only happen the first time kde is exited
because I can't reproduce the problem now.

Thanks for the response.

  -- Bruce

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