[Ubuntu Chicago] Gutsy / KDE4

Wally Valters deepsky99 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 15:16:44 BST 2007


Awesome...  ill give it go when I get home.


On 10/23/07, Richard A. Johnson <nixternal at kubuntu.org> wrote:
>
> On Tuesday 23 October 2007, Wally Valters wrote:
> | Sorry I missed the install party, but Im busy as all hell with work
> etc.  I
> | have question though (2 actually)
> |
> | 1) I did a dist-upgrade and it totally borked my laptop, HP, ATI 200M
> | radeon, and Broadcom wireless.  I thin it was the restricted driver for
> ATI
> | but not positive.  I wiped the machine, did a clean install, restored
> the
> | /home partition then backed up the whole system.  I turned on the
> | restricted broadcomm driver and have wireess (totaly painless i might
> add,
> | really cool).  But I hesitate ot do the same with the ATI driver.
> |
> | So, if I turn on the ATI restricted driver, and it hoses up the machine,
> is
> | there a way to undo it from the console.  I can remove it from xorg.confI
> | know, but how do i keep the thing from loading in the first place?  I
> used
> | Envy to load the ATI driver in Feisty, and it worked like a charm, so I
> can
> | always fall back on that.
>
> Turn it on, it is fine. It probably works better in Gutsy than it did in
> Feisty to be honest.
>
> | 2) Nixternal, I saw your blog post on KDE4 and it looks real nice, but
> the
> | kubuntu.org description of enabling it is a little sketchy.  How about a
> | little explanation on how to get KDE4 running for us ?  KDE4 is the
> reason
> | I want a better driver running for my vid card, its a little clunky
> right
> | now.
>
> Install 'kdebase-workspace', 'kde4base-dev', and all of the kde4* modules.
> They will be listed something like kde4graphics and what not.
>
> Copy /usr/lib/kde4/share/apps/kdm/sessions/kde.desktop
> to /usr/share/xsessions/kde4.desktop. Edit the kde4.desktop file and make
> sure the name says KDE 4 and not KDE.
>
> Edit /usr/lib/kde4/bin/startkde and add the following at the top of the
> file:
>
> export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/kde4/lib
> export KDEDIRS=/usr/lib/kde4
> export PATH=/usr/lib/kde4/bin/:$PATH
> export KDEHOME=~/.kde4
>
> Restart X, and you should be able to select KDE 4.
>
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