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

Øyvind Heggstad mrelendig at har-ikkje.net
Tue Mar 1 05:41:42 EST 2011

On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:50:50 -0600
"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?
The problem might be related to /usr/share/autostart and similar in
$HOME being shared by kde4 and kdemod. That is my
guess anyway. You could take a look at the paths etc on whatever distro
that has both kde4 and kde3 working fine alongside and see what they
are doing to them.

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