KDE 3.1: eWeek Review, More RPMs

Jason Brooks has
tested and
new features of
KDE 3.1,
which he calls
"Linux's best hope for becoming a viable desktop
". In the time since the KDE 3.1 release more binary
packages have also become available, please check the
mirrors. We have also been informed
that KDE 3.1 rpms for Linux Mandrake 9.0 are available for
Mandrake Club members;
others might check Texstar's
. For Red Hat Linux,
KDE 3.1 rpms are available
courtesy of the KDE for RedHat
project for RH 7.3 and RH 8.0; alternatively the
ASP Linux 7.3
rpms are said also to work for Red Hat 7.3.

Update on Wednesday 12/Feb/2003, @01:39: Gunter Ohrner has written
in with the news that official Debian SID (unstable) packages are now available
for KDE 3.1.


I mean. You can't install them on Mandrake 9.0
There are dependency problems.

By KDE User at Tue, 2003/02/11 - 6:00am

You're hopefully not using the Cooker-RPMs? They won't work,and Mandrake advises not to use them on 9.0 because you can destroy your whole installation... they have their testing version of kde3.1 for Mandrake 9.0, but at the moment, its only available to club members. About a week ago, I read at their club pages that it would be released to the public in about 2 or 3 weeks or so. wait and see...

By wiseguy at Wed, 2003/02/12 - 6:00am

What XFree86 version should work with Mandrake 9.0 KDE3.1 rpms? Is XFree 4.2.x that comes with the Mandrake 9.0 without updates works with KDE3.1?

By NS at Wed, 2003/02/12 - 6:00am

The MDK 9.1 beta (3) are for a system very different from the ones for 9.0. Do _not_ use them in a production system (do not play with probabilities...).
Glibc is != and you have to upgrade lots of _experimental_ RPMs to satisfy the dependencies .

I am using texstar RPMs and so far so good. Nice work!
Use them instead or just become a Mandrake Club Member.

By simul at Wed, 2003/02/12 - 6:00am

I just installed texstar RPMs on my mdk 9.0, konqueror works as browser, but the file manager segfaults at start: any idea why I have this problem?

By mart at Thu, 2003/02/13 - 6:00am

update: i had do switch off al tumbnails preview and "folder icon refletting content" in order to get the file manager working, but it still crashes when i chose "open terminal here" from the context menu of a folder.
Is it a problem of that packages? Had anyone encountred this problem?

By mart at Thu, 2003/02/13 - 6:00am

9.0 are available at mandrakeclub. (give a few €€€ for getting more rpms and to see mandrake next year.
If you don't want / can't, don't use cooker's or 9.1beta' rpms, but *texstar*. they work greatly.

By Mooby at Wed, 2003/02/12 - 6:00am

Has anybody seen RPMS for KDevelop/Cervisia for Mandrake 9.0 ?

By Alex at Wed, 2003/02/12 - 6:00am

mandrake kde3.1 for community? NO,NO,NO so go to Tex's KDE's they work (even without art-devel)

For all major versions there is a kde3.1 (at tex's even athlon ones!!!!)

Europe for a war free world!

By ruud koendering at Sun, 2003/02/16 - 6:00am

Yes, I have tried Texstar rpms. They work... but, I did not like the default configuration, I had to force kdebase3 becasue of krootwarning, I could not launch konqueror, maybe I wrong but I did not see Xft2 in Texstar rpms.

Then... I tried garmone builds scripts and kde 3.1 works great. Try garmone if you have decent machine, if you have an old one... you should not use kde 3.1.


By luisdlr at Mon, 2003/02/17 - 6:00am

Can I use Mandrake 9.0 RPM for Mandrake 8.2?


By Lozzi at Thu, 2003/02/13 - 6:00am

I can only see KDE 3.0.5a rpms for Redhat where are the 3.1 rpms?

By pieter philipse at Fri, 2003/02/14 - 6:00am

You can get redhat rpms from rawhide

By Nick Jones at Fri, 2003/02/14 - 6:00am

By Pieter Philipse at Sun, 2003/02/16 - 6:00am

I don't think those will install on an RH8 system unless you do a rebuild of the SRPMS...

By Brian Wright at Tue, 2003/02/18 - 6:00am

Works, but I recommend to rebuild from ASP Linux source rpms. In my case at least arts from binary rpm had some problems.

By checat at Fri, 2003/02/21 - 6:00am