[Ubuntu Chicago] Gutsy / KDE4
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
> | but not positive. I wiped the machine, did a clean install, restored
> | /home partition then backed up the whole system. I turned on the
> | restricted broadcomm driver and have wireess (totaly painless i might
> | 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,
> | 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
> | Envy to load the ATI driver in Feisty, and it worked like a charm, so I
> | 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
> | 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
> | I want a better driver running for my vid card, its a little clunky
> | 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
> 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.
> Richard A. Johnson
> nixternal at kubuntu.org
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