Re: What window manager for KDE?
On Sun, Oct 12, 2003 at 12:06:57PM -0400, stan wrote:
> I'm getting more and moore unhappy with teh "downgrade" of Gnome 1.4 to
> Hnome 2.2[4[. I've also got a machine that I'm having problems with Gnome
> sessions on.
> So, I decided to try KDE (I'm on testing). Now wth kdm, I cna log in, but I
> just get the background. No menu bars or anything.
> Perhaps I have not installed all the right bits. What window manager should
> I install for KDE? Is there a meta package that I cna isntall to get
> everything I need?
KDE comes with a window manager, and you should see menus and stuff.
It's in quite a few packages, so you may not have installed all the
Testing is currently running KDE 2.2.2 (same as stable I think).
Confusingly, this works with kdelibs3 (though Qt 2).
You may be having some problems because parts of the newer KDE (v3
with, kdelibs4, Qt 3) may have migrated into testing; I'm not sure
The wiki posted by someone else tells you how to install the newer
KDE3. However, that is still getting everything worked out, and is
also in the middle of a transition from 3.1.3 to 3.1.4--in other
words, it may not be in great shape for downloading either.
Here are the KDEish things on my testing system. This is definitely
more than the necessary minimum, but perhaps it will help:
ii ebook-dev-kde2 200010-2 [EBOOK-DEV] KDE 2.0 Development
ii gkdebconf 1.2.4 Helper to reconfigure packages with Debconf
ii kde-designer 2.3.1-6 Qt GUI Designer (With KDE Widget support)
ii kde-theme-matt 0.2.0.1-3 Matte family of themes for KDE
ii kde-theme-past 0.2.0.1-3 Pastel family of themes for KDE
ii kde-theme-swee 0.2.0.1-3 Sweetpill family of themes for KDE
ii kdeartwork-sty 2.2.2-1 widget styles released with KDE
ii kdeartwork-the 2.2.2-1 desktop themes released with KDE
ii kdeartwork-the 2.2.2-1 window decoration themes released with KDE
ii kdebase 2.2.2-14.7 KDE core applications
ii kdebase-crypto 2.2.2-2 KDE crypto control module
ii kdebase-doc 2.2.2-14.7 Documentation for Applications in kdebase
ii kdebase-libs 2.2.2-14.7 KDE libraries and modules for kdebase
ii kdelibs-dev 2.2.2-13.woody KDE core libraries (development files)
ii kdelibs3 2.2.2-13.woody KDE core libraries (runtime files)
ii kdelibs3-bin 2.2.2-13.woody KDE core binaries (binary files)
ii kdelibs3-crypt 2.2.2-6woody2 KDE core crypto libraries
ii kdelibs3-doc 2.2.2-13.woody KDE core library documentation
ii kdepim-libs 2.2.2-5.2 KDE libraries amd modules for kdepim
ii kdestudio 2.0.0-16 a powerful development environment for KDE
ii kdevelop-doc 2.1.2-0kde2.2- Documentation for the kdevelop package
ii kdewallpapers 2.2.2-14.7 Some wallpapers for KDE
ii libkdegames 2.2.2-2.2 KDE Games library and common files
ii libkdenetwork1 2.2.2-14.6 Common libraries needed for KDE network appl
ii libkdexparts1 2.2.2-3 Python bindings for DCOP
ii libqt-dev 2.3.1-22 Qt GUI development headers
ii libqt2 2.3.1-22 Qt GUI Library (runtime version).
ii libqt2-mt 2.3.1-22 Qt GUI Library (runtime threaded version).
ii qt-designer-do 2.3.1-22 Tutorial and reference documentation