Re: what happened to KDE?
> Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 18:21:45 -0400
> From: Alex Derkach <email@example.com>
> To: Tom Kuiper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: what happened to KDE?
> Why not just make a new /etc/gdm/Sessions/KDE file?
> I've included mine for reference.
That's what I did the last time this happened, but it is no longer an option.
The only kde related command on my system now is /usr/bin/kdetrayproxy
I think the Debian developers have made some policy decision without
> * Tom Kuiper (email@example.com) wrote:
> > > Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:40:34 -0400
> > > From: Chris Metzler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > To: email@example.com
> > > Subject: Re: what happened to KDE?
> > ..
> > > On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 21:32:37 UTC
> > > Tom Kuiper <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I few hours ago I upgraded the "unstable" version (2.4.20 kernel) with
> > > > 'dselect' and found that a KDE log-in session was no longer an option.
> > >
> > > I don't know what you mean by "no longer an option." You tried to start
> > > up KDE but it crashed? Your display manager no longer gives you a KDE
> > > choice in some menu? KDE was de-installed?
> > Aplogies for my vagueness. What I meant was that KDE is no longer listed
> > as a session option in gdm log-in window.
> > When I accepted the default recommended upgrades, many (but not all)?kde
> > packages were removed.
> > >
> > >
> > > > I've tried to force it back in but all that did was mess up Gnome a
> > > > little. For example, the upper task bar is gone and the lower is empty.
> > > > I can probably fix that, but I really want KDE back. Does anyone have
> > > > any suggestions?
> > >
> > > I don't know what you mean by "force it back". You tried to re-install
> > > KDE by hand? You tried to create a new menu entry in a display manager
> > > for KDE?
> > I used dselect to select the missing KDE packages. Creating a menu entry
> > requires an appropriate entry in /etc/gdm/Sessions for kde, but there isn't
> > one anymore.
> # /etc/gdm/Sessions/KDE
> # global KDE session file, used by gdm
> exec /etc/X11/Xsession /usr/bin/startkde