[kde-linux] kde3 and kde 4

Jim Philips philips_jim at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 14 23:04:45 UTC 2008

On Thursday 14 February 2008 01:57:09 am John Culleton wrote:
> I have on another partition kubuntu unstable.  I put it up for the specific
> purpose of compiling the latest versions of  programs such as Inkscape and
> Scribus which are dependent on Qt4. However for a variety of reasons I much
> prefer kde3 for day to day operations.
> Now that I have successfully compiled these new applicatons is there a way 
> to run these applications on that same partition using kde3 instead? If so
> how do I apt-get kde3 speicfically on this kubuntu parition? How do I get
> kdm to launch kde3 instead of kde4? My background is Slackware so I am a
> bit at sea with kubuntu.
> If the above approach is impractical, is there a "traditional mode" for
> kde4 that mimics the operation of kde 3? I found the traditional menued
> kicker but i still can't put icons on the bottom tray etc.

If you install KDE4 from the standard repository for Kubuntu, you won't have 
to do anything special. KDE4 will be available as a separate option 
under "Sessions" on KDM when you go to log in. See this page:


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