kde4 & debian!

Works great! Following the instructions here:

http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/experimental.html

However, if you install the KDE4 kdeartwork package, any remaining kde3 packages, such as k3b & amarok, will uninstalled and aren’t available for KDE4 on Debian yet.

See the screenshot that highlights transparency:

KDE4 on Debian

However, this does seems buggier than on my laptop running Ubuntu. For instance, whenever I type in the brower (such as writing an e-mail using gmail), the pager flickers off and on, and sometimes the whole bar on the bottom flickers on and off. I’ve tried setting KWIN_NVIDIA_HACK=1 and that didn’t help.

2 thoughts on “kde4 & debian!”

  1. In July 2008, I had to temporarily remove KDE4 due to packaging conflicts, and it was preventing other packages from being upgraded:

    Preparing to replace kdebase-runtime-data-common 4:4.0.2-1 (using …/kdebase-runtime-data-common_4:4.0.98-1_all.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement kdebase-runtime-data-common …
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/kdebase-runtime-data-common_4:4.0.98-1_all.deb (–unpack):
    trying to overwrite `/usr/share/desktop-directories/kde-games-roguelikes.directory’, which is also in package kdebase-workspace-data

    See here for more details:

    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=490952

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