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Re: [kde-linux] Non-functional KDE 4.6 in openSUSE 11.4

Felix, see below!

>------- Original Message -------
>From    : Felix Miata[mailto:mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent    : 11/20/2011 7:15:59 PM
>To      : kde-linux@xxxxxxx
>Cc      : 
>Subject : RE: Re: [kde-linux] Non-functional KDE 4.6
in openSUSE 11.4
 >On 2011/11/20 14:18 (GMT-0800) FrankK composed:

> It's apparent to me that I have to be in the act of
> an installation to take advantage of help from this
> list.

Apparent in what way? Why do you think so? Your
problem (per system) can 
probably be solved for at least one of your 5 systems
in a matter of less 
than 5 minutes using a text editor by following the
instructions provided 
upthread, no download or DVD necessary.

> During the 11.4 install, the
> graphics work flawlessly whether kde or LXDE is
> selected for the installation.

The installer uses the same generic driver regardless
of hardware in order to 
come as close as possible to guaranteeing graphic
installation can proceed to 
completion. Rebooting the installed system tries to
use the driver that best 
matches your gfxchip.

LXDE and KDE can both be installed at the same time
(along with Gnome, XFCE 
&/or other DTEs), whether specified during or after
initial installation.

Hi Felix,

I'm getting gunshy about my politness here! I would
have thought that spamming would be worse than top
posting, but I think I have the .sig figured out now.

You are correct that I can proceed with my 11.4 DVD
to install kde 4.6 as a second desktop.

I have already ordered a 12.1 DVD, but I would like
to know how to make a kde 4.6 desktop work with 11.4.

The 11.4 DVD I have as radio buttons for desktops,
such that I can choose gnome, kde, or other. I chose
the other to get lxde.

So to get past this point, I would expect to run the
11.4 DVD as an upgrade and select kde.

Back in the old Red Hat days the desktop buttons were
not radio buttons. If more than one desktop was
selected, switch SW was installed that would present
the desktop selection at bootup. Something similar
must happen with 11.4.

Any tips on this kde addition would be appreciated.

I haven't looked at the links you gave me yet, but I
did take a look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. Mine has no
70- files. It jumps from 11 to 50 to 90.

This may be bacause there's no kde installed.

The best box to attempt the 11.4 & kde 4.6 install is
this HP.

root[503] lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation
82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics
Device (rev 03)
root[504] hwinfo --gfxcard
11: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: _Znp.5PsICiUoWvD
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
  Hardware Class: graphics card
  Model: "Intel i845"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x2562 "i845"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
  SubDevice: pci 0x8093
  Revision: 0x03
  Driver: "i915"
  Driver Modules: "drm"
  Memory Range: 0xe8000000-0xefffffff
  Memory Range: 0xe7800000-0xe787ffff
  IRQ: 16 (9084 events)
  I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
  Module Alias:
  Driver Info #0:
    XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
  Driver Info #1:
    XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
    3D Support: yes
    Extensions: dri
  Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no,

Primary display adapter: #11

I use zsh for both me and root in case this syntax
looks strange to you!
Frank K

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