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Well I started out on this system using enlightenment as the xwm so my make.conf held the line Code: USE="-gtk -gnome -qt -kde dvd alsa cdr oss" I decided that ...
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    KDE problems


    Well I started out on this system using enlightenment as the xwm so my make.conf held the line
    Code:
    USE="-gtk -gnome -qt -kde dvd alsa cdr oss"
    I decided that since I now have the capabilities of running with kde that I should at least try it out, so I removed the -s in front of the qt and the kde and ran emerge kde, which took a while.

    Now there are some problems, when I try to startkde I get an odd error
    Code:
    Kpersonalizer: cannot connect to X server
    . When I set kde as default in rc.conf I either get a similar error or it opens not kde but a very basic xwm.

    So my question is, is there anything that I need to do to resolve this?
    Do I have to recompile X with support for kde and qt, since on its first conpile it was -kde, -qt?
    If so, will I have to re-setup my nvidia card?

    Any other pointers would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for your time guys,

    John
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    You don't run startkde without an X server running. Just run startx. If it still uses your old WM, you can change that in /etc/rc.conf.
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    I tried setting the xsession to kde and to kde-3.3 as per the rc.conf instructions; however, neither one work. They both, when I startx, show my nvidia splash screen and then the screen goes black. It has started TWM, I can click and open a terminal and from there run startkde; however, it is within TWM and behaves, especially the annoying icon handling, as if it was TWM, for some reason I cannot just get it to run as kde?
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    kde-3.3 isnt enough in rc.conf, you must write everything or it wont work, for example:
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    XSESSION="kde-3.3.2"
    Myself I prefer using only this as a normal user:
    Code:
    echo exec startkde > ~/.xinitrc
    To see if anything has to be recompiled or upgraded, run this command:
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    emerge --deep --newuse -u world
    This is good if you don't know if you have to recompile something since you changed the useflags...

    Also, if you want kde-3.4 (Seems stable too me!) instead, just use this:
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    ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge --ask kde

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    echo "exec startkde" > ~/.xinitrc worked like a charm; for somereason manually changing through /etc/rc.conf doesn't, but ob-la-di ob-la-da...It works!!!

    thanks jaboua!
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    nvidia problem

    I've just installed gentoo linux 2006.1 with kernel 2.6.16 and kde 3.5.2 (i think). Anyway, I was able to run KDE on VESA mode, but when I installed nvidia drivers it stopped working.
    I followed this instructions: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml and I have 2 problems:

    first when I put modprobe nvidia, I get FATAL: nvidia module not found.
    Second when I put startkde, I get "Kpersonalizer: cannot connect to X server" and something like display not found or cannot open display.

    Hope you can help, since I can't find a solution for this thing, It's driving me crazy.

    My computer is a sony vaio fs-680 with nvidia 6200 go.

    thanx

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    Better open a new thread instead of hijacking this one
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