[kde-solaris] KDE 3.4.3 install questions

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Wed Feb 8 15:10:40 CET 2006


On Wednesday 08 February 2006 06:58, Gérard Henry wrote:
> hello all,
> i'm trying to install KDE 3.4.3 on a solaris 10 machine (this host
> is a sunray server). So i went to sunfreeware, then
> ftp://sunfreeware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/sunfreeware/KDE/, but don't
> uderstand how to deal with it.
> Fisrt, in file OLD.KDE_INSTALLATION_INSTRUCTIONS, it mention
> KDEkdedtlogin, but i don't find this package on ftp site.
> I only found:

This is correct. the OLD installations had a package KDEkdedtlogin. 
That proved to be impractical, so this package no longer exists at 
all. There are new instructions, and a new simple program called 
'mkdtlogin', for creating the dtlogin Session menu entries.

> then, i read
> http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-solaris&m=113497402431141&w=2 "only
> work with nVIDIA cards, and most likely, this build of KDE will not
> even work at all on any other types of video cards."
> that mean that i have no chance to make it work on sunray?

To get it to work on a SunRay, you have to install KDE on a SunRay 
server first. :-) As far as i know, a SunRay client doesn't even have 
a 2-D/3-D accelerated video card. So, if the SunRay server is a SPARC 
box, you don't even have to worry about nVIDIA at all, because the 
box will have its own 2-D/3-D Sun video card hopefully. I have never 
tested this on a SunRay, though.

However, if your SunRay server is an X86 box, then yes, you need a 
nVIDIA card.

If you install these packages, please make sure to also install all 
the binary patches, after installing the distro packages.


Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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