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Month: November 2011

TDE on Mepis Linux

From: Thierry de Coulon <tdecoulon@...>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 14:57:49 +0100
Hi all,

I have been following TDE development, howeverI don't like Ubuntu's
"way of life" and Debian Squeese lacked some drivers I need, so I've
been using Squeese based Mepis 11 for the last moths (Warren finaly
put together a usable KDE 4.x desktop).

With the release of TDE 3.5.13 I decided to look if I could install it
on Mepis. I followed the instructions for Squeese and actually
everything went smoothly, except that update-initramfs failed, so I
had to run it again with -t -u

The problem I'm trying to solve is this: after reboot, I was able to
choose TDE as environment for my session. However, I get a "Could not
start kdeinit. check your installation" message. When I click "OK",
TDE seems to load correctly, but kicker crashes on me very often, some
settings can't be done (e.g. I cant change the clock, clicking on
"configure clock" crashes kicker). I don't seem to find the TDE
settings, which I would expect to be linked to this error too.

Where should I look to try and understand *what* prevents kdeinit to
start? I'm not sure if this culd be a KDE 4 / TDE conflict. This is
not a production install, so I can try almost anything.

thanks for any suggestions,