Is this possible?
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 8 03:09:24 GMT 2008
Art Alexion wrote:
> On Friday 07 November 2008 4:05:08 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
>> Here is what I did. I upgraded to 8.10, then downgraded KDE4 to
>> KDE3.5.9 then upgraded to 3.5.10; so now I have 8.10 as an operating
>> system and KDE 3.5.10 for a desktop and everything works fine.
> How did you "downgrade to 3.5.9"?
If I remember correctly, I installed 3.5.9 (I am pretty sure it was
identified as KDE only, not KDE 3.5.9)[I just went to Adept to see, and
I am sure I installed KDE, which was KDE3.5.9] using Adept Package
manager, then removed all KDE4 installations before rebooting. I am
older and have a poor memory, but I remember going through the thought
procedure of how I could remove and still have a desktop to reboot to.
That may not be the correct procedure, but after I completed the task it
worked and worked well.
I may have done it another way, I am not sure. I am just learning Linux
and don't have any help other than this email forum. When I want to do
something and don't have anyone to get the answer from, I simply
experiment. I may very well just have been lucky. But it worked. I
just hated KDE4. There is a page I like to refer to in 3.5.9 for
various reasons. System Settings/Advanced Tab/ Disk&Filesystems. When
I upgraded to KDE4, I lost that option. It was important because I have
several hard drives and partitions and need the ability to fix problems
with same. Having to experiment so much when I learn, this was an
important feature for me to use, so rather than learn how to get the
info using KDE4, I took the easier way out. I know I tried first, I
just wasn't able to figure the KDE4 way to get that page. Additionally,
you are probably able to solve similar problems using the terminal; I am
not very good at that yet.
Crashing and starting over seems the best way for me to learn, but with
a declining memory, I haven't always saved data that helps that poor
memory, so when I crash without having saved some of my fixes, that
haven't settled into memory yet, I lose the steps. I think that is the
But in answer to your question, I just thought the process out in my way
and the logical solution was as I relate. If it doesn't make sense,
don't try it. Recovering from a crash almost always causes a person to
lose some important data.
You have helped me before Alex. Good to communicate again. I stay away
mostly, because I don't have confidence in my judgment yet. Too much to
learn, before I try to give someone else advice.
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