[blfs-dev] KDE4 builds
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 09:06:54 PDT 2012
Ragnar Thomsen wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 5:32 AM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When I started KDE, I couldn't get any keyboard input and the mouse was
>> not working right. With a little research I found that cmake did not
>> find libXi properly in kde-workspace. That's because libXi is in /opt.
>> Adding LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/xorg/lib fixed it up so far. At least cmake
>> didn't complain.
> I install Xorg in /usr/X11 so I haven't experienced this issue. Maybe
> a note should be added.
>> I also noted that a couple of the kde modules look for PyQt and PyKDE
>> and they are not currently mentioned.
> Yes, you're right, they should be mentioned as an optional dep. for at
> least kde-workspace
> and kdeplasma-addons. I have been thinking about adding the python
> bindings to the book.
>> I'm sure there will be several more issues. At least I can get konsole
>> to run in twm. However it gives a message " QDBusConnection: session
>> D-Bus connection created before QCoreApplication. Application may
>> That's a pretty ugly message. It looks like there's a patch:
> This is a warning that has been present for a long time. But it is
> just that, a warning.
> If you check out your .xsession-errors file, it will contain alot of
> them. The warning
> message is fixed in Kde 5. Considering the warning message is normally not
> visible to the user, I don't think we need to add this patch to the book.
I don't appear to have a ~/.xsession* file.
In any case, I still had the input problem when I started up the kde
window manager. I did make some errors earlier and I may just remove
/opt/kde4 completely and start over. That's one advantage with a
separate kde directory.
In the meantime, I am going to try xfce. That's a lot shorter build.
>> but if kde-4.8.4 is due out next month, it is probably fixed there.
> Kde-4.8.4 is already out, I just haven't got around to updating the
> book. The warning
> message is not fixed in this release. Kde-4.9 will be out 1st of August.
OK. Thanks. Do you know of any changes for kde-4.8.4 that would affect
the 4.8.3 build instructions in the book? If not, it would be easy for
me to test that out.
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