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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby exploder on Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:36 pm

Kubuntu users are having problems upgrading to KDE 4.3, most are reporting that the desktop does not load. I tried the upgrade in Virtualbox, it failed. It looks to me like all of the required packages are not in the ppa repo yet. KDE 4.3 just came out yesterday, so give it a couple of days.
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby EnthusOcn on Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:16 pm

My hope is that Gloria KDE is going to work well that I'll be able to afford to wait for whatever the next release on Linux Mint will be called.
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby exploder on Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:33 pm

My hope is that Gloria KDE is going to work well that I'll be able to afford to wait for whatever the next release on Linux Mint will be called.


I like your thinking! The KDE CE is running very well for me. :D
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby kaddy on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:50 pm

I think I have some good news...........

Last night, as I posted before.... linux mint upgraded with kde 4.3 borked my system.... well, it was just kde that was borked, not actually the o.s..... so I thought i'de try and install
kubuntu and upgrade to see if it works..... to my suprise, the same thing happened... it borked kde again......
I found out that alot of other people had the same problem... and it was due to some dependency's not uploaded into the repo yet..... So I reinstalled Kubuntu this morning and upgraded to kde 4.3 to see if it was fixed yet... and IT WORKS PERFECT!!! No problems what so ever....

So now im thinking that the upgrade will work on Linux mint kde..... So im gonna try it again. And if its successful like it was in kubuntu this time round.... then Woohooo!
Im then gonna install "Remastersys" and create a Live dvd with Linux Mint 7 Upgraded to Kde 4.3 and hand out some copies to a couple friends of mine who are interested in trying out Linux.... :)
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby Glitchcity on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:57 pm

Why is everyone avoiding my question? Kaddy can you help?
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby kaddy on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:12 pm

gltichcity
what have you done? installed Linux Mint 7 Kde edition and you want to upgrade to Kde 4.3?
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby Glitchcity on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:25 pm

That's right Kaddy. I have Mint 7 KDE 4.2.4 installed and I wish to upgrade.
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby kaddy on Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:46 pm

well.... I havn't tested the upgrade of kde 4.3 on Linux Mint since the missing libs have been uploaded to the repo.... So I can't guarentee that it will be successful or not....
but if it does stuff up, you can remove it and go back to what you had.......

open up a konsole
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

scroll down to the bottom and copy and paste

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main

and

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/staging/ubuntu jaunty main


press ctrl and x and choose Y to save all changes

then type in konsole

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 8AC93F7A

accept

then type in

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

it will refresh and install the upgrades.... accept any changes. Let it do its thing.


Let me know how you go
I won't get a chance to try this in Linux mint until tonight....
but it works perfect in Kubuntu, so i don't see why it won't now work in Mint.

Good Luck...
Backup all your data just incase.... and only try this upgrade if your not too worried if you bork it! lol.... but it should run smooth now.

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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby bernado on Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:06 am

That was quite confusing with two different repos, but now everything is available at : (source http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.3)

"Users of our stable 9.04 release can install it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main"

This repo is already available in Mint 7 , you just have to enable it by root /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu/ jaunty main -- this is enabled
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu/ jaunty main -- this is not enabled (with the "#" at the line)

EDIT: you can activate it if you click the checkbox in synaptic and do a upgrade via mint update only (otherwise you will get an newer kernel

you dont need the "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/staging/ubuntu jaunty main any more (staging is an internal testing repo)

EDIT: The result is...... see my next post

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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby kage on Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:09 am

bernado wrote:That was quite confusing with two different repos, but now everything is available at : (source http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.3)

"Users of our stable 9.04 release can install it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main"

This repo is already available in Mint 7 , you just have to enable it by root /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu/ jaunty main -- this is enabled
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu/ jaunty main -- this is not enabled (with the "#" at the line)

you dont need the "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/staging/ubuntu jaunty main any more (staging is an internal testing repo)

Hi,

I tried and again it failed. So i won't be trying 4.3 again. We probably have to wait untill Helena.

greetz
kage

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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby kaddy on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:30 am

Bernado

worked for me.... but if you want the easiest way to try kde 4.3
download the pre updated live cd for opensuse

http://home.kde.org/~binner/kde-four-live/
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby hack on Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:49 am

kaddy wrote:Bernado

worked for me.... but if you want the easiest way to try kde 4.3
download the pre updated live cd for opensuse

http://home.kde.org/~binner/kde-four-live/


How did you upgrade using the first way or the second way posted ??.

Regards
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby bernado on Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:17 am

I did a fresh install, then added the sources for kde 4.3 but THEN : Problems with some packages :( . The solution is so remove korganize and kontact, do a fresh upgrade via mintupgrade. When you log in then ...... well nothing there, no bars nothing. So I deleted the .kde settings and then it works, But this is quite tricky, so lets wait what Boo is preparing.... 8)

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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby warriorpoet on Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:56 am

kaddy wrote:well.... I havn't tested the upgrade of kde 4.3 on Linux Mint since the missing libs have been uploaded to the repo.... So I can't guarentee that it will be successful or not....
but if it does stuff up, you can remove it and go back to what you had.......

open up a konsole
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

scroll down to the bottom and copy and paste

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main

and

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/staging/ubuntu jaunty main


press ctrl and x and choose Y to save all changes

then type in konsole

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 8AC93F7A

accept

then type in

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

it will refresh and install the upgrades.... accept any changes. Let it do its thing.


Let me know how you go
I won't get a chance to try this in Linux mint until tonight....
but it works perfect in Kubuntu, so i don't see why it won't now work in Mint.

Good Luck...
Backup all your data just incase.... and only try this upgrade if your not too worried if you bork it! lol.... but it should run smooth now.

kaddy
I did this. Worked a treat, but I had to "rebuild" my desktop (i.e. replace panel, systray, launcher, folderview, etc.). Imagine my stress when I saw the empty desktop ;)
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby srini2174 on Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:16 am

Hi,
My Mint KDE is broken because of the update to KDE 4.3. I had to remove KDE and had to reinstall practically the whole of KDE from the official repository. Is there a way to install all the mint specific configuration for KDE. I do not want to do a re-install as I had installed a large number of packages which I do not want to lose. BTW is there a way to upgrade from Mint 7 KDE RC1 to Mint 7 KDE.


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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby Glitchcity on Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:57 pm

warriorpoet wrote:
kaddy wrote:well.... I havn't tested the upgrade of kde 4.3 on Linux Mint since the missing libs have been uploaded to the repo.... So I can't guarentee that it will be successful or not....
but if it does stuff up, you can remove it and go back to what you had.......

open up a konsole
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

scroll down to the bottom and copy and paste

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main

and

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/staging/ubuntu jaunty main


press ctrl and x and choose Y to save all changes

then type in konsole

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 8AC93F7A

accept

then type in

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

it will refresh and install the upgrades.... accept any changes. Let it do its thing.


Let me know how you go
I won't get a chance to try this in Linux mint until tonight....
but it works perfect in Kubuntu, so i don't see why it won't now work in Mint.

Good Luck...
Backup all your data just incase.... and only try this upgrade if your not too worried if you bork it! lol.... but it should run smooth now.

kaddy
I did this. Worked a treat, but I had to "rebuild" my desktop (i.e. replace panel, systray, launcher, folderview, etc.). Imagine my stress when I saw the empty desktop ;)

This is exactly what happened to me.

After I followed Kaddy's instructions which did the trick (thanks for your help Kaddy) I discovered that my original desktop was still there but hidden away. For some odd reason after updating KDE creates a new desktop where everything is blank. What you have to do is to switch your desktop back to the first and you should see everything is still intact.
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby warriorpoet on Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:13 pm

gltichcity wrote:
warriorpoet wrote:
kaddy wrote:well.... I havn't tested the upgrade of kde 4.3 on Linux Mint since the missing libs have been uploaded to the repo.... So I can't guarentee that it will be successful or not....
but if it does stuff up, you can remove it and go back to what you had.......

open up a konsole
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

scroll down to the bottom and copy and paste

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main

and

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/staging/ubuntu jaunty main


press ctrl and x and choose Y to save all changes

then type in konsole

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 8AC93F7A

accept

then type in

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

it will refresh and install the upgrades.... accept any changes. Let it do its thing.


Let me know how you go
I won't get a chance to try this in Linux mint until tonight....
but it works perfect in Kubuntu, so i don't see why it won't now work in Mint.

Good Luck...
Backup all your data just incase.... and only try this upgrade if your not too worried if you bork it! lol.... but it should run smooth now.

kaddy
I did this. Worked a treat, but I had to "rebuild" my desktop (i.e. replace panel, systray, launcher, folderview, etc.). Imagine my stress when I saw the empty desktop ;)

This is exactly what happened to me.

After I followed Kaddy's instructions which did the trick (thanks for your help Kaddy) I discovered that my original desktop was still there but hidden away. For some odd reason after updating KDE creates a new desktop where everything is blank. What you have to do is to switch your desktop back to the first and you should see everything is still intact.
How did you do it?
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby Glitchcity on Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:09 pm

kaddy wrote:How did you do it?

I clicked the icon on the top right hand corner, but I can't remember what I did after that, sorry.
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby Fintan on Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:55 am

I upgraded to kde4.3 two days ago using the kubuntu repo.:


and removing all things plasma from /.kde/share/config from the cli at log in.
plasmarc's, etc for kde4.2.x don't like kde4.3 very well.

Works fine on this little lappy (HP pavilion ze4931EA wint 500mb ram)
and all the mintiness is there :)

I will put it in my big machine now.
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Re: KDE 4.3

Postby kaddy on Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:38 am

I upgraded Linux Mint the way I posted on this forum, and it worked a Treat... I never even had my taskbar or folderview or anything missing at all like the post above...... :)
Will be interesting to see how many other people succeed in upgrading to kde 4.3 or not? lol. But I can't see how anybody will have too many problems..... I have the Opensuse kde 4.3 remix and now Linux mint upgraded to kde 4.3 and they both behave the same.... So All is good :) :) :)

GoodLuck to anybody else.... Post back and let us know how you went....

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