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Author Topic: Want KDE 3.x on VL 6 Light  (Read 1054 times)

TLM

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Want KDE 3.x on VL 6 Light
« on: May 21, 2009, 11:04:04 pm »

Hello,
I am happy to report that VL 6 Light installed and runs quite well on my Asus Eee PC. (older 4G/701 model). I only had the 4 gig SSD, however I ended up with about a gig free space (no swap, no separate home partitions). Webcam works, wireless works, SD card works after I set it to mount at boot using VASM. Now, the biggie: I want KDE 3.x on this. I have 2 gigs of RAM, and KDE works great on this machine using other similar distros (Backtrack, Ultima, ProTech, etc). I need to know how many packages there are that I need to mark using Gslapt. I don't have enough room for KDE 4, and the older version and I have gotten along great for quite some time! Thank you for any help.

Alternatively, I would be more satisfied with the IceWM on VL 6 Light if I could create additional desktop icons for the wifi manager and other apps I frequently use. From what research I have done, I gather that it involves editing a text file associated with IceWM, but I really prefer the functionality of KDE.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2009, 11:13:29 pm by TLM »
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nightflier

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Re: Want KDE 3.x on VL 6 Light
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 07:43:46 am »

You can add KDE to Light by enabling the "Testing" repository. You will need at least kdebase and kdelibs. Make sure you don't confuse the KDE3 and KDE4 versions.

Adding desktop icons in IceWM (actually pcmanfm) is easy enough. Just copy the desired ones from /usr/share/applications to your desktop. You can also create custom ones. Use an existing one (they are ".desktop" files) as an example and modify it to your liking.
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TLM

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Re: Want KDE 3.x on VL 6 Light
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 08:48:18 am »

Thanks nightflier! I am going to try to create those icons under IceWM. It is a very fast little desktop, and the desktop icons are the main reason I was wanting kde. Thank you for your help :)
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