[arch-general] kde4 loads kde3 parts -- is this a packaging issue?

Lukáš Jirkovský l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 07:17:14 EST 2011

On 26 February 2011 05:50, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> Guys,
>  I need some help figuring out where to start in trying to keep kde4 from
> loading most of kde3 when kde4 is launched from the kdm chooser. A picture is
> worth 1000 words:
> [109k]  (800x600)
> http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/dt/trinity/ss/ArchLinux_kde3+kde4.800.jpg
> (full res 264k 1280x800)
> http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/dt/trinity/ss/ArchLinux_kde3+kde4.jpg
>  In the screenshot, kde (kde4) was launched from the kde4 kdm. The background
> is the kde4 background. Both the kde3 kicker and kde4 plasma-panel loaded (and
> are both fully operational) at the bottom of the screen. Launching apps or
> system settings the panels, properly loads the corresponding kde3/kde4 app.
>  The plasma-desktop has loaded and the kde4 "Desktop Folder is present". The
> kde4 window decorations are present, but if you rt-click on the desktop, you get
> the kdemod context menus and all kdemod apps are in the default Domino style.
>  What I'm trying to do is narrow down why this happens on Arch and so we can
> fix it. I'm guessing this probably happens when kde4-kdelibs or kde4-kdebase
> gets built and installed, but that is just a guess.
>  This seems to be a packaging issue because it doesn't happen with other
> distros that have both kde4 and kde3 installed together. It doesn't happen in
> reverse either with kdemod3 based on Trinity. Loading the updated kdemod3
> doesn't load the kde4 panel, but kde4 does load the kde3 panel.
>  Anybody familiar with this issue on Arch and how it might be solved?
> --
> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

Just a guess – maybe the cache is shared for both KDE 4 and Trinity
and it results in loading the session of both. It should be in
/var/tmp, maybe there is something in /tmp too.


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