Re: KDE 3.5.7 in unstable and yes, we're working in KDE 4!
Arthur Marsh wrote, on 2007-05-23 14:14:
Ana Guerrero wrote, on 2007-05-22 22:13:
KDE 3.5.7 is being released today and it is already available in
If you're using i386 the update should go fine, if you're using another
arch, like amd64, some packages will not be available for your arch yet.
If you update while you're using your desktop enviroment and you
notice some strange behaviour, please restart your desktop enviroment.
At the same time we have been working in kde 3.5.7, we have started to
work in packaging KDE 4, and we're aiming to publish packages for the
official development snapshot.
If you want to know how to contribute, take a look at our website:
I had major problems with my upgrade.
After rebooting having installed kde 3.5.7-1, I would get the graphical
login screen, but once I logged in I was left with the blue background
and nothing else. The mouse moved and I could use ctrl alt F1 .. F6 and
ctrl alt backspace but I could not get the desktop loading.
I finally returned to the desktop by some difficult to reproduce method
of copying the /var/run/xauth/* file to ~/.Xauthority attempting to
login via VT7 and then in a console session setting DISPLAY to ":0.0"
and running startkde.
I'm at a real loss on how to go about finding the actual problem and
fixing things properly. Any suggestions?
(I'm copying this into Debian bug #425526, where I reported this).
I'm still no better off after purging kdm, re-installing kdm and
dependent kde packages at Etch level (normally I run Sid), reinstalling
hal, dbus, pam and their associated libraries. I've also tried changing
between 2.6.20, 2.6.21 and 2.6.22 kernels to no avail.
Doing a graphical login results in one or two processes of the form:
/bin/sh /etc/kde3/kdm/Xsession /usr/bin/startkde
but nothing else under my username until I login via a console session,
set DISPLAY=":0.0", then run
nohup startkde &
which brings up a kde desktop session which sooner or later crashes.
Please visit bugs.debian.org and enter 425526 for the details.
I am eager for any more suggestions to try.