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KDE Installation [Solved]

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 20:17
by chasha420
Hi guys, I was planning on trying out KDE for my desktop & I wanted to know what is the best way to install KDE from the repository without doing a fresh install? I know I would have to install everything related to kde....but I'm wondering if there's a shortcut that would automate that, etc.

Re: KDE Installation

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 20:38
by sqlpython
To install a working KDE desktop you can use the Entropy-Store and search for
kde-meta
current is kde-meta 4.6

After that your can search and look at the packages in KDE-Base..and choose what you like.

I would wait a bit and see if someone else has a better path as I install KDE from the Distro initial install and never had to install KDE into a KDE install later with Sabayon. While I have done this install on rpm and deb packaged distros.
Seems to me however, that the above is a safe Basic install.

Re: KDE Installation

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 22:53
by Fitzcarraldo

Code: Select all

equo install kde-meta
equo conf update

Re: KDE Installation

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:43
by throdon
also because some things are not included in KDE-meta, open the entrophy store search 'kde'
scroll through the list.
I consider these to be pretty important to my installs
digikam
amarok
ktorrent
koffice
basket notes
yakuake(cant remember if it's included in 'meta')

Re: KDE Installation

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:10
by chasha420
Thanks a lot guys! I've installed KDE, and I'm amazed at it's beauty.

Right now I'm trying to adjust to it and configure stuff here and there but it seems kind of different than Gnome. I can see that it's programs and setting are a whole lot more flexible & customisable and in some cases they are not as buggy as Gnome. Let's say I've tried changing to a different cursor, in KDE the change would be instantly noticable but in Gnome there's a bug that just partially shows your cursor, and some people don't even know the work around to get it fixed.

What I had trouble at first with KDE was setting my wallpaper lol, but that's now fixed. :mrgreen:

Re: KDE Installation

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 13:55
by amoebios
You gotta try QtCurve for the widgets and window decoration, it's highly customizable. Here's my config and color scheme:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Ad ... ent=140873
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Ad ... ent=132840

Re: KDE Installation

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 17:05
by chasha420
throdon wrote:also because some things are not included in KDE-meta, open the entrophy store search 'kde'
scroll through the list.
I consider these to be pretty important to my installs
digikam
amarok
ktorrent
koffice
basket notes
yakuake(cant remember if it's included in 'meta')
Thanks a lot for the advice, seems like KDE is my new favorite D.E. :mrgreen:

Yakuake used to be my favorite over Guake, but after realizing that it's not maintained anymore and also Guake being lighter I've switched to Guake. Also what's the main difference between KOffice and Libre-Office? Are all K related versions of different applications optimised or more usable for KDE?

Re: KDE Installation

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 17:16
by throdon
koffice is kde's in house office programs and libre office is a fork of open office. I was mainly telling you about it so you could explore it and see if you like it.

Re: KDE Installation

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 21:37
by chasha420
throdon wrote:koffice is kde's in house office programs and libre office is a fork of open office. I was mainly telling you about it so you could explore it and see if you like it.
Thanks appreciate that, btw I'm completely hooked to Amarok...an awesome music player ^^

Also is there a KDE based email client or something? Evolution is doing fine & I'm happy with it's features, but I was just wondering. Also out of the blue I had this new video player installed (Dragon Player)...is it a front end of Mplayer?

Re: KDE Installation

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 21:59
by raman