(Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports.



Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby smeterlink » Sat May 04, 2013 3:25 am

Looks cool to me too! Awesome desktop!
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Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby Xanayoshi » Sat May 04, 2013 12:15 pm

smeterlink wrote:Looks cool to me too! Awesome desktop!


Thank You!

The Credit for that goes to Ubuntu Satanic Edition of course.

I meant to continue with that thread but there isn't a very large interest in KDE on Ultimate Edition I think. There certainly is on the interweb though so here are the screens I posted on OZ for the whole thing..
KDE 4.10.2
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Gnome Classic
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XFCE
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LXDE
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I'd also point out...all of this is coming from an external portable WD 300GB drive through USB 2.0.
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Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby Xanayoshi » Sat May 04, 2013 12:18 pm

I really wanted to showcase what can be done with an Ultimate Edition 3.5. I think it has gotten a lot of harsh criticism, but most of that can be attributed to lack of user knowledge. If you do not know what a window manager is you are not going to have a good time.

There is nothing that even compares. All OS are inferior.

Although..it takes a little work. ;)
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Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby billhedrick » Sat May 04, 2013 5:56 pm

will be installing 3.4 lite on a new lappy next week, always intrigued with KDE, thats the linux I started on (Freespire anyone?) so am thinking I may tinker and install it on 3.4 lite as well
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Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby Xanayoshi » Sat May 11, 2013 3:27 pm

billhedrick wrote:will be installing 3.4 lite on a new lappy next week, always intrigued with KDE, thats the linux I started on (Freespire anyone?) so am thinking I may tinker and install it on 3.4 lite as well


Through an over abundance of experimentation with Ubuntu 13.04, 12.02.1, 12.04.2, 12.10, 13.10 and installing KDE on anything that moves...some things have changed in the backports department section of Kubuntu.

I have installed 4.10.2 on 12.04 with Ultimate Edition 3.4 and 3.4 lite without having to apt-get update/apt-get dist-upgrade, but I have not had a fun time getting permissions worked out and these were both rather heavy in tuning to get to work. One will quickly find after doing an install that they can not load into the KDE environment with a 12.04 base without having to do a little work. It is easier to do apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade at this point, but your sources need to be managed, or you need to be prepared to deal with problems from those sources, and of course, be prepared to reinstall anyways. Basically you need to be at 12.04.2 for 4.10.2 to go smoother, but with 13.04 being released, and Kubuntu being at 4.10, I am anxiously awaiting to see what will happen with 4.10.3 on Ubuntu.

KDE 4.10.3 is available on Debian experimental right now.
Wallpapers, plasmoids reset, but everything is up and running.
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Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby Xanayoshi » Tue May 14, 2013 5:52 pm

4.10.3 is in Ubuntu Backports!!

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Will it work, will it break my system..who knows?!!

I'm doing an apt-get upgrade from Ultimate Edition Lite 3.4 that has already been apt-get upgraded and apt-get dist-upgraded to 12.04.2.

Basically..if you have 3.4, 3.4 Lite, or 3.5 you are at 12.04, While KDE 4.8.5 up to 4.10 were fine, I am mostly having to get up to 12.04.2 with 4.10.1 and later. I never have any issues until I hit Ubuntu 12.10 so I am hoping I can avoid going up in the distribution. No issues going from 12.10 to 13.04 if I start at 12.10.

Basically it's like..12.04-->12.04.2-->12.10-->13.04-->13.10

Looking at it like that it seems that 12.04 is super far behind but it's not.
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Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby Xanayoshi » Tue May 14, 2013 6:11 pm

Everything appears to be in working order.
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So basically..with 3.4 Lite
I went through and commented out many sources, particularly the Mate one since it was running smoothly and I have no inclination towards setting it all up again. I set up backport repo, installed KDE when it was at 4.10.2, and then ran dist-upgrade. Everything has been pretty smooth, the normal many many many reboots when setting up.


This is not Ultimate Edition specific being at a certain version, it is an Ubuntu thing. Mint forced me to go up to 12.10(Nadia) for 4.10.
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Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby Xanayoshi » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:26 pm

I haven't done anything with this for a minute. At present the latest KDE is 4.10.4.

The reason why...

There is a 3.4.1 lite..but unreleased..I can test, but not sure if there will be changes

There is also

a 3.4.1(32)(64), and a 3.5.1(64)!!....unreleased

sooooo



It may actually turn out that I need the 12.04 base from 3.4, 3.5 to run dist-upgrade to get dm to work right..we shall see. Or may not even be necessary..who knows?!!

A couple people I guess, lol. Not me!!

Maybe a KD(iamond)E is in order.
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Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby Xanayoshi » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:34 pm

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KDE is the Peanut Butter for Linux Chocolate.


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4.10.3
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Re: (Discussion)How to install the latest KDE from backports

Postby Xanayoshi » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:53 pm

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I haven't had a single problem with this. Well..as far as KDE installs.

This is Oz Unity Diamond 2B.

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Just add the backports, update, and install.

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