Forum: Apt-get
Topic: KDE
started by: graey

Posted by graey on Nov. 05 2005,19:20
when i try
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apt-get install kde
(being root) it cant install, packages not online or something. Same with
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apt-get update&& apt-get install arts kdelibs kdebase kdegraphics kdeadmin kdemultimedia


Posted by Your Fuzzy God on Nov. 07 2005,17:25
If you want to install KDE, then Damn Small Linux probably isn't the best distro for you.  KDE is large and bloated.  If you want to run a debian based OS with KDE, I would suggest Mepis.  It is one CD and comes with KDE and Open Office.  They also have a pretty good support community at mepislovers.org.

Good Luck,

Posted by doobit on Nov. 07 2005,20:32
Mepis is good, but they have been a little slow to release the new version with a later KDE. Try Kbuntu and you can go right to testing the KDE3.5.
The greatest advantage of DSL is, as Fuzzy suggested, it's light. The developers have done a great job of making it easy to use even with it's very small size, but you still need to know a little about the command line interface to optimize for your particular system. If you want to learn Linux from the inside out, DSL also has the advantage of transparency to the kernel. They've given you a nice set of simple tools to get almost any Linux job done in less than 50MB!

Posted by technik733 on Dec. 07 2005,07:29
yes... it wouldn't be the best choice... but I finally got linux on MY pc and I kinda want to do the same thing as him. Either KDE or blackbox... please lol how WOULD you do it if you absolutly had to?
Posted by Your Fuzzy God on Dec. 07 2005,16:18
The error referred to in the op is caused because you need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file.  The first line should be uncommented and the second commented out like so:

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main
#deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ oldstable main non-free contrib
#deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ testing/non-US main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ testing/non-US main contrib non-free
#deb http://www.modularity.org/knoppix ./

Once you do this do an apt-get update and then try apt-get install kde.

Good Luck,

Posted by chow-stl on Dec. 27 2005,23:35
I am kinda in the same boat myself. I am trying to get a mandrake based distro to install in my smaller capacity machine (pII 96 mbr) and most mandy distros. The client machine it runs on is used by my computer illiterate romate, so I have to have some sort of graphical log in. He does not remember the startx command. But having seen the DSL desktop. It does look crisp and tight. So I may just go with it. :) Thanx for the developers for a fine distro.
Best Regards, CHOW

Posted by Zucca on June 14 2006,08:15
I'd just install < Kubuntu >.
Posted by kerry on June 14 2006,08:47
Xubuntu is better.
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