[kde-linux] Installing KDE4 on Sid

David Baron d_baron at 012.net.il
Thu Jan 24 16:49:08 UTC 2008

Decided to try it:

1. In /etc/profile, moved all the old /opt/kdedir stuff to last on path, 
2. /etc/init.d/kdm restored to the maintainers version (I had changed it to 
run the old kde3.5).
3. Ran ldconfig
4. /etc/init.d/kdm start

Got the new, default configured login dialog. Logged in.
Got the new splash screen.
Then the slew of crash boxes. 

Before I changed the PATH stuff, I got knotify4 crashes only. KDE 3.5 came up.
Now got crashes of kcminit and most everything else.
When I had a taskbar, it showed kde3.5 and an app such as kmail listed the 
kde3.5.6 versions.

Additionally, kdm ALWAYS gives:
Previous KDM did not end with share/config, could reek havok.

Very encouraging, but after putting stuff back to my kde3.5 paths and kdm, I 
am up and running without any crashes.

In addition to all those missing kcmshell menu items in kcontrol and the 
configure menu, the following problems were encountered in kde3.5:
1. kmail send configuration was gone. 1 Minute to replace and stuck even after 
today's errors. Everything else just fine.
2. Opera has become the default browser when using the bookmarks menu. Opera 
does not work with opera %s type calls, however.

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