[kde-linux] kde default settings directory

Beso givemesugarr at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 09:32:35 UTC 2008

2008/9/17 Nathan <nathan at paysonlinux.org>:
> On Wednesday 17 September 2008 02:09:22 Erbureth wrote:
>> Hi,
>> whats the problem using ~/.kde4 for KDE 4 and ~/.kde for KDE 3?
>> Erbureth
> Nothing really. Just curious how it could be done. I read somewhere that
> Gentoo is doing it, but I couldn't figure out how. I built KDE 4.1.1 using
> .kde and now I have added some older stuff from KDE 3.5.10 and since then
> things have gotten very slow.
> When I create a new user the system is very fast, but after using both KDE
> 3.5.10 and 4.1.1 apps under .kde it gets slow.
> Not sure if it is related or not, but I just rebuilt my kdelibs-4.1.1 using
> .kde4 and I will start over with my user and see if things slow down again so
> quickly.

gentoo makes a custom installation for kde4 in /usr/kde/kde4 or
/usr/kde/svn. after that to maintain the normal .kde directory as
default it instead does the following:

copies the old .kde (3.5) to .kde35 and the new kde4 to .kde4 (or
.kdesvn) and maintains a symlink to the right folder whenever you
chose your session type at kdm login. if you're with gentoo then don't
try to modify this behavior or you'll end up messing the directories.
if you've already pointed the .kde4 to .kde and removed the symlink
then it's better to recover a .kde before the kde4 installation and
reinstall the kde-start-kde package. this should fix this.
the system is a little slower because you're using the kde4 kdm login
manager and because every time you login you have to check to which
directory you're poiting. the other thing might be that you've pointed
the .kde4 to .kde and this driver the linker mad.
the kdelibs-4.1.1 is not very useful. as i've said build up the
kde-startkde package that will fix the issues. and if you've already
messed up with .kde directories then remove them and recreate a .kde
folder by doing a 3.5 session login.

dott. ing. beso

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