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  1. I have in installed the kde-core as instructed. I do not get the kde desktop option in the splash screen at start-up. I only have ubuntu 7.10 but not kubuntu. Do I have to install the kde desktop (kde3) as well?

  2. @Dirk
    Its not a different version of ubuntu so you dont choose it at boot, you click options on the login screen, click on sessions, then choose KDE.

  3. I installed kde4 on my studio ubuntu 7.10 with no problem. neo 2 motherboard,2.8ghz nvideo video. desktop is indeed different but kink of cool,. Something new to learn. Thanks , I was wondering how i was going to make the change. Marty Young ct,usa

  4. I tried it but got this error message:

    $ sudo apt-get install kde4-core
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.

    Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
    the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
    that package should be filed.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    kde4-core: Depends: kdebase-kde4 (>= 4:4.0.0) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: kdebase-workspace (>= 4:4.0.0) but it is not going to be installed Depends: kdebase-runtime (>= 4:4.0.0) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: kdelibs5 (>= 4:4.0.0) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: kdepimlibs5 (>= 4:4.0.0) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages

    It also didn’t work to use aptitude:

    $ sudo aptitude install kde4-core
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states… Done
    Building tag database… Done
    The following packages are BROKEN:
    dolphin-kde4 kappfinder-kde4 kde4libs-bin kdebase-bin-kde4 kdebase-runtime
    kdebase-runtime-bin-kde4 kdebase-workspace-bin kdelibs5 kdepasswd-kde4
    kdepimlibs5 kdm-kde4 kfind-kde4 klipper-kde4 konqueror-kde4
    konqueror-nsplugins-kde4 konsole-kde4 ksysguard-kde4 ksysguardd-kde4 kwin-kde4
    kwrite-kde4 libkonq5 libphonon4 libplasma1 libsoprano4 libstreamanalyzer0
    libstreams0 libstrigiqtdbusclient0 systemsettings-kde4

    Resolving dependencies…
    Unable to resolve dependencies! Giving up…
    Abort.

  5. I just installed Kubuntu 7.10 and had the same broken packages message. Turns out my /etc/apt/sources.list file had a bunch of lines commented out by the installer because it coudn’t verify. I uncommented them, apt-get updated, and then tried the kde4-core install. Works now.

  6. Hey, I tried what you told but on top of Hardy. Everything went smooth, it asked which display manager you want to be default and I chose ‘gdm’ (coz, i’m only testing KDE 4). But when I chose KDE from ‘Select Session’ and tried logging in, it just shows the splash screen similar to one given at the kubuntu site, then for some reason logs out automatically and comes to ubuntu log-in screen again. What could be wrong? You asked to disable compiz.. My hardware is not capable of it. Yet please let me know how to disable it if its enabled and if its the cause of this error…

  7. i got the same error as Issac above…i also ran into the problem that my /var/lib/dpkg/lock file was not mine (it belonged to root) and i was not allowed to write on it. changing the permissions was like impossible cuz im not root.
    that was a lot of fun….and yes, very detailed instructions

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