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Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby travelinrob on Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:37 pm

I currentlly have the Main Mint 6 edition installed on my laptop. I have been trying for about 2 hours to figure out how to get the new mint KDE installed alongside my current Gnome, so I can choose between either desktop at login. I would rather not have to install the KDE version and then install mintdesktop-main because I like the way my Gnome is setup already. I read about allowing ppa in the package manager, but I couldn't figure it out. Does anyone understand how to allow a repository with the Mint KDE desktop or a command I can use?

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby Husse on Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:03 am

First of all - the only way to get Mint KDE CE is to install it
You can install KDE
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apt install kdebase

but that will get you KDE 4.1 which is buggy and the road to KDE 4.2 is long and winding
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby travelinrob on Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:04 pm

So, if I do the reverse and install KDE CE, then I could install mintdesktop-gnome and have both? Will mintdesktop-kde (4.2) never be in the repositories?
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:48 am

You see KDE 4.2 is still only available in PPA repositories (which means more or less beta or even alpha)
You could install KDE and then the gnome package (and I don't know what it's called :shock: ) and then the metapackage for main
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby abushcrafter on Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:19 am

What About kde3?
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:29 am

abushcrafter wrote:What About kde3?

The OP has Mint 6 which means that the KDE in his/her repositories is KDE4
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby abushcrafter on Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:55 am

thanks muchly.
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby locutus on Tue May 05, 2009 10:46 pm

Husse wrote:You see KDE 4.2 is still only available in PPA repositories (which means more or less beta or even alpha)
You could install KDE and then the gnome package (and I don't know what it's called :shock: ) and then the metapackage for main

How is that, exactly? Felicia-KDE used 4.2, but 4.2 is _not_ in the repositories?

I've been using the PPA repos for months and have never had any problems, but maybe that's just dumb luck.
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby locutus on Tue May 05, 2009 10:49 pm

...Also, since M6-KDE was just recently released will M7-KDE be skipped or is Boo working on that already?
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby emorrp1 on Wed May 06, 2009 12:05 am

The Gloria KDE CE is indeed being worked on, there are at least a few of the mint packages in the repos already!
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby Husse on Wed May 06, 2009 4:28 am

The reason Feleica KDE was so late is KDE 4 and the work that had to be done to iron out the worst
So Gloria KDE should come much sooner after main
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby locutus on Wed May 06, 2009 10:48 am

Husse wrote:The reason Feleica KDE was so late is KDE 4 and the work that had to be done to iron out the worst

Oh I definitely understand M6's delay. I was merely suggesting that since it was so recent maybe you could skip M7; it's not the Main version after all.
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby WildSioux on Wed May 06, 2009 10:09 pm

NOOOO, please don't skip M7 KDE. I am currently using M7 RC1 which has fixed some problems I was having in M6 KDE.

M6 KDE was nice. But M7 KDE will be even better since it won't be caught in between a major release of KDE (4.1 to 4.2). As well as a kernal update in M7 which fixed the problems. So now with those two, KDE 4.2.2+ and the kernal issue I expect it to be a great release.

Thanks to the team for making and updating this great OS. As for now, I can live with gnome.
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby GuiH on Fri May 08, 2009 10:42 pm

Just download the old Felicia KDE installer or wait for the Glori@!
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby Husse on Sat May 09, 2009 9:49 am

Don't worry - Boo has already been working on Gloria KDE for a while
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby GuiH on Sun May 10, 2009 3:37 pm

Don't worry - Boo has already been working on Gloria KDE for a while


Please, don't skip this compilation: M7 KDE x64. Many people preffers KDE, and uses an 64 bit processor.
As we know Ubuntu and Kubuntu; our priority is make four common versions:

    Gloria Mint 64
    Gloria Mint 32
    Gloria Mint 64 KDE
    Gloria Mint 32 KDE


Unfortunately, I never saw nobody using Xfce 8)
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby emorrp1 on Sun May 10, 2009 3:43 pm

Hey! there's loads of people use the XFCE CE!
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby GuiH on Sun May 10, 2009 3:49 pm

emorrp1 wrote:Hey! there's loads of people use the XFCE CE!


:P where I live, I not see it!
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby WildSioux on Tue May 12, 2009 2:05 pm

I have installed KDE on the Mint 7 RC1 Gloria main edition. Nothing against Gnome but I prefer KDE. Actually, the Gnome Mint theme in this Gloria release is amazing!!!

I installed KDE by following these instructions which were very easy.
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/kde

I then updated KDE to the latest 4.2.3 version that was released on 05/06/09 by enabling the Kubuntu PPA repo for Jaunty (there is one for Intrepid but I have read it hasn't been updated with the KDE 4.2.3 yet).
http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.2.3

Everything is updated and working great. Other than having two desktop managers installed I am happy to be using KDE on Gloria! :mrgreen:

I had to download and install some theme stuff (Mint wallpaper, Mint KDE icon, KDE screensavers, etc...) because that stuff isn't installed. Here is a screenshot...
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Now I just have to wait for the real Mint 7 KDE CE!
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Re: Install KDE on Gnome Install - Felicia

Postby wlake on Tue May 12, 2009 2:34 pm

Yeah WildSioux,
I did the same thing.
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