How do I install KDE 4.0.3?

David McGlone d.mcglone at
Mon Apr 7 20:07:29 UTC 2008

On Monday 07 April 2008 2:53:41 pm Robert Tilley wrote:
> I've tried the instructions on the Kubuntu site.
> >> For 7.10 add deb
> >> gutsy
> main to your /etc/apt/sources.list
> >> Install kde4-core, note that PPAs aren't authenticated so you will
> >> likely
> get a warning when installing
> After installation, logout, and restart of the X server my screen is black
> with no graphics.  Completely black.
> After a few minutes, randomly-colored vertical lines appear on the screen
> like so much graphic noise.  This may be a problem with KDE talking to my
> graphics chip.  (The box is an HP Pavilion a1610n.)  Nothing else happens.
> Nothing else happens and I must re-install Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy.  I've done
> this twice before thinking that it's not me.  Something's not right with my
> process.
> Any ideas?

When you logged out and it started acting up, did you try ctrl+alt+backspace 
and try and kill the Xserver? Although I don't have the problem, I read 
somewhere that the logout is/was broken on some computers. I'm using ATI 
Radeon Express 200M.

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