Hi thank you, finally this week I have a bit of spare time :) and I can try with your helpfully suggestions. cheers dj3mb3 On Friday 06 May 2011 12:49:02 Allan Jensen wrote: > Hi > > On May 5, 2011 18:21 "Luca" <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> wrote: > > Now I need to configure the whole system, xorg and the desktop > > environment to > > interact each others, like a fresh installation with the graphical > > environment > > included. > > What I would suggest to do is: > > > > Sources: > > Git the KDE (I would suggesting starting with stable KDE-4.6), and > download the debian source of KDE and apply the patches from the Debian > packages, they often fix some interaction with Debian services. > > > > > Configure/build/install: > > Configure prefix to avoid the system directories. Don't mix things up. I > would suggest installing to an opt-dir, such as /opt/kde-4.6 or > /opt/kde-trunk. > > > > > Display-manager: > > You can then continue to use the Debian kdm if you chooses, or you can > edit /etc/init.d/kdm to first set PATH to your KDE-dir, you may need to > change or disable /etc/X11/default-display-manager > > > > > Xsession: > > Since I usually have both Debian's KDE and my own, I add another > session-type in /usr/share/xsessions. If you don't use the Debian's KDE > I would suggest just making sure you have the default kde.desktop there > and modify /usr/bin/startkde. > > > > > Startkde: > > Unless you have defined the used kde-prefix to be a system-dir, you > can't call /opt/kde-4.6/bin/startkde directly. I usually create a > /usr/bin/startkde (or /usr/bin/startkde-* when I have multiple > installations), that sets the correct paths and then executes the > correct startkde. > > > > > .profile: > > Similarly you need the user to have the correct paths, so make a > .profile or .zprofile if you use zsh, and set the PATH and KDEDIRS there > as well. I am currently using a subfile setting the environment I call > .profile_kde that I can load from both /usr/bin/startkde and from > .profile with the command "source ~/.profile_kde" > > > > > You can now boot-up and use your installed KDE as if it was natively > installed, and even better, if you can install multiple versions in > parallel and choose between them using multiple Xsession and clever > .profile. This is very useful if you wish to do development on KDE and > keep a using version as well ;) > > > > > Best wishes > > `Allan
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