kde-4 issue on 8.04 LTS?

Pastor JW pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org
Sat Jan 10 21:52:33 UTC 2009

On Saturday 10 January 2009 12:17:03 pm Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings all;
> I have a sacrificial old box I call goat cuz its being sacrificed on the
> alter of knowledge.
> Fresh install of ubuntu-8.04 LTS and then updated, I found the meta file
> for kde-4 and installed 250+ packages of kde with it.  Twice now, once with
> the default installer and once with synaptic, they don't seem to be aware
> of each others databases.  That brings up the requestor (both times) that
> confirms my choice of kdm-kde4 as the window manager.
> On reboot, the kubuntu splash comes up, but at login it looks as if it is
> using the gnome login.  Once the user and pw have been entered, the
> kubunutu splash comes back until it actually does the startx, at which time
> it is back to gnome for the desktop, but with a large number of kde apps
> present in the menu's.
> What does it take to make it kde4 all the way?

In your Gnome login screen just select "change sessions" and pick KDE4.  Then 
sign in!  It will ask you if you want to make it the default but I wouldn't 
do that till you are comfortable with KDE4.  Just pick "for this session 
only".  You also could have installed the regular KDE meta package and you 
would have a triple boot machine!  Even a quad if you also left that lame 
windoze on your machine!  

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276

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