FedoraNEWS.ORG: KDE 3.2 Installation and Review, K3b Tutorial

FedoraNEWS.org features a Quick Introduction to KDE 3.2 Installation and a positive Review of KDE 3.2: "My first impression is 'wow'." The author confesses that he hadn't the time to review every improvement and new application of KDE 3.2 yet but concludes "To sum it up, with so many enhancements, an upgrade is worth your time." Besides news, HowTos, reviews and tips FedoraNEWS.ORG also offers tutorials like this nice Flash tutorial how to use K3b to burn CDs and DVDs.


Just copy this into a file.. make it executable and then

command ftp://ftp.site.org/pathtokde/ dont forget trailing slash..

it will download all the packages for you. I made this for Fedora Core 1.

wget $1arts-1.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1arts-devel-1.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && $1kdeaccessibility-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdeaddons-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdeaddons-atlantikdesigner-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdeadmin-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdeartwork-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdeartwork-icons-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && $1kdebase-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdebase-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdebindings-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdebindings-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdeedu-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdeedu-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdegames-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdegames-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdegraphics-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdegraphics-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdelibs-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdelibs-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdemultimedia-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdemultimedia-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdenetwork-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdenetwork-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdepim-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdepim-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdesdk-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdesdk-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdetoys-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdeutils-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdeutils-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1kdevelop-3.0.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1md5sum && wget $1qt-3.2.3-0.2.i386.rpm && wget $1qt-MySQL-3.2.3-0.2.i386.rpm && wget $1qt-ODBC-3.2.3-0.2.i386.rpm && wget $1qt-PostgreSQL-3.2.3-0.2.i386.rpm && wget $1qt-designer-3.2.3-0.2.i386.rpm && wget $1qt-devel-3.2.3-0.2.i386.rpm && wget $1quanta-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1quanta-devel-3.2.0-0.1.i386.rpm && wget $1redhat-artwork-0.90-0.1.i386.rpm

By Corey at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am

What's wrong with "wget ftp://ftp.site.org/pathtokde/*"?

By Anonymous at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am

>What's wrong with "wget ftp://ftp.site.org/pathtokde/*"?

it is not kwget?

just kidding.
could not help myself.

By a.c. at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am

I've installed the kde3.2 packages from the fedora's web site and can not find juk. I believe it is supposed to be in the kdemultimedia package, but an rpm -ql of the package does not show a binary, nor does 'find / -name juk' or 'slocate juk' - after an 'updatedb'. There is juk help files installed.

Otherwise, KDE 3.2 is the best desktop for linux, hands down.

By ac at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am

Wild guess: Could it be because Fedora does not support mp3?

By ac at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am

No.. I talked to the packager, and it's just a known bug in fedora's kdemultimedia rpms. Wait for the next rebuild which should come any day now.

By anon at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am

Get kdemultimedia from http://www.eleceng.ohio-state.edu/~ravi/kde/kdemultimedia-mp3-3.1.4-1.i3...

this enables mp3 support in kdemultimedia.
but then you should rebuild kdebase if you want konqueror to rip cd's into mp3 files using the audiocd protocol.

By Enso at Tue, 2004/03/09 - 6:00am

I can't find this file at http://www.eleceng.ohio-state.edu/~ravi/kde/kdemultimedia-mp3-3.1.4-1.i3..., can anyone help me to get it...

By Edison at Fri, 2005/05/20 - 5:00am

Since it doesn't look like this has happened as of 3.2.2 --

Juk depends on 'taglib', for which currently isn't available as a Fedora package.

If you get the SuSe taglib source rpm -- I used taglib-1.0-0.src.rpm from some KDE mirror in /pub/kde/stable/3.2.2/SuSE/src/ -- and build it

rpmbuild --rebuild taglib-1.0-0.src.rpm

You get the usual taglib/taglib-devel pair.

If you install them

rpm -Uvh taglib-1.0-46.i386.rpm taglib-devel-1.0-46.i386.rpm

You can then grab the current Fedora kdemultimedia source rpm and rebuild it.

You'll get -- a couple hours later -- kdemultimedia rpms that have a working Juk.

By Graydon at Tue, 2004/04/27 - 5:00am


You want the taglib source rpm from http://some_kde_mirror/pub/kde/stable/3.2.1/SuSE/src/

the 3.2.2 version has a lot of added SuSE package dependencies, and will complain bitterly.

By Graydon at Tue, 2004/04/27 - 5:00am

What do you need JuK for? Try noatun with the hayes playlist.

By Coolvibe at Mon, 2004/02/09 - 6:00am

May be KDEMultimedia package doesn't include Juk :(. and Slackware is excellent at Multimedia...Perfomance wise also.

By Slackware 9.1 User at Mon, 2004/02/09 - 6:00am

there is a rpm for JUK now still in testing though try thid link


By BOSS DOSS at Wed, 2005/03/02 - 6:00am

Upgraded on Fedora Core1 to 3.2
No kicker now.
At all (

starting kicker manually gives no messages, hangs for 4-5 ses and ends.


By Zepplock at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am

Actually, it's a new feature. Don't you like it??

By ac at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am

what messages appear if you run kicker from a konsole session?

By Aaron J. Seigo at Fri, 2004/02/06 - 6:00am

no messages at all

By Zepplock at Fri, 2004/02/06 - 6:00am

strace kicker

By Zepplock at Fri, 2004/02/06 - 6:00am

hrm.. seems to crash after expecting to find a .desktop file that doesn't exist (for kscd, to be exact)... could you:

1. run kicker through gdb and get a backtrace
2. package up all the kicker related rc files in ~/.kde/share/config
3. email all this too me: aseigo at kde dot org

thanks =)

p.s. don't run KDE as root.

By Aaron J. Seigo at Sat, 2004/02/07 - 6:00am

But root users need desktops too!

Seriously, though...not that I exist as root all the time, but sometimes it is useful to run a window manager/desktop environment as root. Is it _so_ dangerous with KDE? Should I just stick with TWM?

By Robert Morrison at Sat, 2004/02/07 - 6:00am

Either have it useful or safe and secure. You can't have both.

By Anonymous at Sat, 2004/02/07 - 6:00am

Thanks ever so much, but that is what I would call a "kneejerk" response containing no useful information, and not answering the question.

To clarify - is there a known risk to a system by running KDE as root, or is it the normal (and generally sensible) standard response, "don't run anything as root, except when you have to, and even then don't do it"?

By Robert Morrison at Mon, 2004/02/09 - 6:00am


By Zepplock at Fri, 2004/02/06 - 6:00am

where is Ksim?

By free will at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am


By Dima Ryazanov at Mon, 2004/03/01 - 6:00am

Yeah even after the massive speed increases in 3.1 the KDE team does it again and now 3.2 is even faster! Plug that feather in your cap team; apart from all the other brilliant improvements and features in 3.2 the fact that it's markedly faster than 3.1 is a great accomplishment. Congratulations!

By snig at Thu, 2004/02/05 - 6:00am

Or you can just use apt/yum to install the kde-3.2 RPMS now available (in the unstable section) from kde-redhat (http://kde-redhat.sf.net/).

-- Rex

By Rex Dieter at Fri, 2004/02/06 - 6:00am

I installed it. Now I can't open smb:// sites. klauncher says it cannot initialize kio_smb... :(

By Alvils at Fri, 2004/02/13 - 6:00am

Same thing here....

I'm getting the error on all redhat 9.0 boxes I've setup using kde3.2

By Flip at Fri, 2004/03/05 - 6:00am

Corect me if I'm wrong, but I think wget will not do *, you need the recursive flag which can be messy without some sort of filter. You can do this by file extension as follows:

wget -r --accept=.rpm http://path/to/kde32

By Kevin at Thu, 2004/02/26 - 6:00am