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KDE 4.2 in Debian Testing(Lenny)

Postby Wicked Life » 2009-01-28 03:08

Hello, I installed KDE 4.2 on Lenny system recently by apt-pinning Sid and Experimental and have not encountered any problems at all so far. I just couldn't wait until Lenny released.
I was surprised that KDE 4.2 runs quite quickly and seems to work great!

Anyways i was looking through some posts here and saw that there were some people out there that wanted to install KDE 4.2 on their Debian testing systems but were unable too do so because KDE 4.2 requires Sid.
So i wrote a guide on how i installed KDE 4.2 on my blog in case anybody out there wants KDE 4.2 but doesn't know how to do it without upgrading.

Here's the link

http://linuxsaga.com/guide/kde-42-in-debian-testing-lenny

hope you guys enjoy KDE 4.2 as much as i am right now
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Postby L_V » 2009-01-29 22:02

You now more have a SID than a lenny !

By the way, I have a strange dependancy issue with system-config-printer-kde calling gnome libs !!!
Can you confirm you have the same problem ?

=> gconf2 gconf2-common gksu gnome-icon-theme gnome-keyring gnome-mime-data libgconf2-4 libgksu2-0 libglade2-0 libgnome-keyring0 libgnome2-0 libgnome2-common libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnomecanvas2-common libgnomeui-0 libgnomeui-common libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomevfs2-common libgtop2-7 libgtop2-common python-gnome2
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Postby infinitycircuit » 2009-01-30 00:09

This is 200% unsupported, which is pretty impressive.

For the record, 100% unsupported is using KDE 4.1 with kde4.debian.net...
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Postby Wicked Life » 2009-01-30 01:37

L_V wrote:You now more have a SID than a lenny !

By the way, I have a strange dependancy issue with system-config-printer-kde calling gnome libs !!!
Can you confirm you have the same problem ?

=> gconf2 gconf2-common gksu gnome-icon-theme gnome-keyring gnome-mime-data libgconf2-4 libgksu2-0 libglade2-0 libgnome-keyring0 libgnome2-0 libgnome2-common libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnomecanvas2-common libgnomeui-0 libgnomeui-common libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomevfs2-common libgtop2-7 libgtop2-common python-gnome2


system-config-printer-kde is not installed on my computer since i don't have a printer connected to this system, but i get this

francisco@Lillie:~$ sudo aptitude -t experimental install system-config-printer-kde

[sudo] password for francisco:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done
The following packages are BROKEN:
gconf2 libglib2.0-dev
The following NEW packages will be installed:
gksu{a} gnome-keyring{a} gnome-mime-data{a} gnome-mount{a} gvfs{a}
libbonobo2-0{a} libbonobo2-common{a} libbonoboui2-0{a}
libbonoboui2-common{a} libgksu2-0{a} libgnome-keyring0{a} libgnome2-0{a}
libgnome2-common{a} libgnomecanvas2-0{a} libgnomecanvas2-common{a}
libgnomeui-0{a} libgnomeui-common{a} libgnomevfs2-0{a}
libgnomevfs2-common{a} libgnomevfs2-extra{a} libgp11-0{a} libgtop2-7{a}
libgtop2-common{a} libgvfscommon0{a} libnautilus-extension1{a}
libpam-gnome-keyring{a} python-gnome2{a} python-pyorbit{a}
python-qt4-dbus{a} system-config-printer{a} system-config-printer-kde
The following packages will be upgraded:
gconf2-common libcairo2 libgconf2-4 libglib2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0
libpango1.0-0 libpango1.0-common libpixman-1-0
The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
libglib2.0-data
8 packages upgraded, 31 newly installed, 0 to remove and 260 not upgraded.
Need to get 14.3MB/16.4MB of archives. After unpacking 38.5MB will be used.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gconf2: Depends: gconf2-common (< 2.23) but 2.24.0-4 is to be installed.
libglib2.0-dev: Depends: libglib2.0-0 (= 2.16.6-1) but 2.18.4-1 is to be installed.
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

Upgrade the following packages:
gconf2 [2.22.0-1 (<NULL>, testing, unstable, now) -> 2.24.0-4 (experimental)]
libglib2.0-dev [2.16.6-1 (testing, unstable, now) -> 2.18.4-1 (experimental)]

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it doesnt appear to remove anything, so it looks safe to use. I dont know why kde has a dependency on gnome icons but this is from experimental so idk... . Since i've backed this up in case i mess up i installed it to test it for you and it installed perfectly, no errors at all :)


I have had no problems at all so far with KDE 4.2, and i've been on it a lot, trying to find bugs. The only thing i've found is that sometimes widgets will crash. But its not a serious error because the screen will just restart. I just dont turn on those 2 or 3 widgets that do that. Even if i did and it crashed i just waited 3 seconds and it fixed itself.[/i]
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Postby L_V » 2009-01-30 08:54

The system-config-printer-kde package from ubuntu does not require all these gnome libs.
Very likely a bug in the Debian package which is only in experimental by now.

KDE4.1 should be removed from SID, because no chance to go to testing.
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Re: KDE 4.2 in Debian Testing(Lenny)

Postby muks » 2009-01-30 08:56

Wicked Life wrote:Hello, I installed KDE 4.2 on Lenny system recently by apt-pinning Sid and Experimental and have not encountered any problems at all so far. I just couldn't wait until Lenny released.
I was surprised that KDE 4.2 runs quite quickly and seems to work great!

Anyways i was looking through some posts here and saw that there were some people out there that wanted to install KDE 4.2 on their Debian testing systems but were unable too do so because KDE 4.2 requires Sid.
So i wrote a guide on how i installed KDE 4.2 on my blog in case anybody out there wants KDE 4.2 but doesn't know how to do it without upgrading.

Here's the link

http://linuxsaga.com/guide/kde-42-in-debian-testing-lenny

hope you guys enjoy KDE 4.2 as much as i am right now
:D



Hi,

I followed your post and tried installing KDE 4.2 on Lenny.

I succeeded in installing it but it is not supporting networking. I do get a valid IP but still.

The error i get is:

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resolvconf: Error: /etc/resolvconf/run/interface is not a directory


Can you help me with this.
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Postby L_V » 2009-01-30 09:06

I don't have any /etc/resolvconf/run/interface file or dir in my system.

If it can help: #493501 - Error: /etc/resolvconf/run/interface is not a directory ...
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Postby widz » 2009-01-30 09:07

Hello there, I installed kde 4.2 on a mixed testing/unstable system, too and I was wondering if anyone knows how to enable desktop effects from kwin or compiz-fusion?
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Postby L_V » 2009-01-30 09:13

Look at kcmshell4 kwincompositing
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Postby muks » 2009-01-30 11:13

L_V wrote:I don't have any /etc/resolvconf/run/interface file or dir in my system.

If it can help: #493501 - Error: /etc/resolvconf/run/interface is not a directory ...


Thanks for referring me to that link. It provided me enough information. I got the latest resolvconf package in which they fixed this bug but on my system the problem still remains.

Can you let me know the contents of:
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/lib/init/rw


assuming you are using KDE 4.2
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Postby L_V » 2009-01-30 11:20

I don't have any /lib/init/rw . But to be clear, I did not install KDE4.2 on lenny.

1. I have a clean lenny partition
2. and a SID+experimental partition
3. I have a fixed IP (no DHCP which is may your problem). I don't have resolvconf installed in my system.

=> Fresh SID netinstall + kde4-minimal from experimental works fine, let's say experimentally fine !

Try this to start in /etc/network/interfaces
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# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet static
        address 192.168.1.10
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        network 192.168.1.0
        broadcast 192.168.1.255
        gateway 192.168.1.1
        # dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed
        dns-nameservers 192.168.1.1
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Postby muks » 2009-01-30 11:37

L_V wrote:I don't have any /lib/init/rw . But to be clear, I did not install KDE4.2 on lenny.


Thanks for your prompt replies. I am trying this code. But i've DHCP. The problem is I am not getting the dns or name servers. I do get a valid IP too.

It'll be great if someone using KDE 4.2 can also help on this.
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Postby widz » 2009-01-30 19:21

It would also be great if someone tell me how to install codecs to dragon player and amarok in order to play mp3-ees and avi,mpg movies.
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Postby anxious » 2009-01-30 20:36

Instead of waiting for someone to tell you, why don't you go out and search for the answers yourself. That means - read.
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Postby L_V » 2009-01-30 20:43

muks wrote:It'll be great if someone using KDE 4.2 can also help on this.

Your DHCP problem has nothing to do with KDE4.2, but..... dhcpcd /sid upgradeable from 1:3.2.3-2 to 1:3.2.3-3

dhcpcd = DHCP client for automatically configuring IPv4 networking
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