KDE 4.7

Steve Morris samorris at netspace.net.au
Mon Aug 1 10:04:14 UTC 2011

On 01/08/11 14:31, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> On Sonntag 31 Juli 2011, 22:50:17, Steve Morris wrote:
>> On 30/07/11 17:16, O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> On 28/07/2011 22:38, Clay Weber wrote:
>>>> On Thursday, July 28, 2011 08:43:01 AM O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>>> As I guess most of us know KDE 4.7 has been released. Anyone knows
>>>>> if/when it comes to Kubuntu Natty/Maverick?
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Sinclair
>>>>    4.7 just made it into Oneiric, we may see it in natty as soon as
>>>> today. I
>>>> can't get on irc here at work so I can't check in at #kubuntu-devel
>>>> to see the
>>>> progress. It will be announced at kubuntu.org of course :D
>>>> I doubt packages will be made for maverick
>>> It has been published in the Backports repos for Natty today
>> After one of the other threads in this mail supplying the ppa to find
>> kde 4.7, I have upgraded using the kde-full metapackage, but I now have
>> a problem in that when I boot into kde I get the login music played but
>> the screen stays black.
>> I am using gdm as my display manager as I have found that unity is
>> unbootable from kdm, plus I am also using the nvidia proprietary video
>> driver, as nouveau has never been acceptable on my system.
>> How do I find out what the problem is?
> That suggests that plasma-desktop didn't start, either because it was
> uninstalled during the upgrade or because it crashed.
> The easiest way to find out what is going on is to switch to a tty
> (Ctrl-Alt-F2), executing the command "export DISPLAY=:0" and then "plasma-
> desktop". If it complains about not finding the command, it got uninstalled
> (execute "apt-get install plasma-desktop). If it crashes, an update might work
> (there was a crash that was fixed yesterday).
>    --Reinhold
Thanks for the response Reinhold. After posting the thread I applied 
another update this morning which appears to have fixed the problem, kde 
now displays its desktop fine, albeit very slowly. Although, having said 
that, kde 4.6.5 is just as slow at startup and shutdown.


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