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NinjaNumberNine
August 6th, 2009, 02:37 AM
Hi, I just found out that the newest stable version of KDE was out, and I naturally was aching to try it, but now my problem: I don't know how to install! All I find on the site is a bunch of download links that bring me to websites like this one (ftp://kde.mirrors.tds.net/pub/kde/stable/4.3.0/src/). How do I use these mirrors? I am obviously missing something. I would be glad of any help. I can't wait to try this thing!

P.S. running Kubuntu 9.04 with KDE 4.2.

azwar
August 6th, 2009, 03:14 AM
Hi, I just found out that the newest stable version of KDE was out, and I naturally was aching to try it, but now my problem: I don't know how to install! All I find on the site is a bunch of download links that bring me to websites like this one (ftp://kde.mirrors.tds.net/pub/kde/stable/4.3.0/src/). How do I use these mirrors? I am obviously missing something. I would be glad of any help. I can't wait to try this thing!

P.S. running Kubuntu 9.04 with KDE 4.2.

add this to your repo.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main

then grab the public key here http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x2836CB0A8AC93F7A

Refresh Kpackage Kit the do a full upgrade

bobbob1016
August 6th, 2009, 01:16 PM
I needed the staging repo too:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/staging/ubuntu jaunty main

iamah
August 6th, 2009, 03:55 PM
This is looking awesome, thanks for the info...

I had Ubuntu updated, added these to /etc/apt/sources.list :

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/staging/ubuntu jaunty main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main

Then copied the key above to a blank file, and added in Synaptic, options->authentication... funny, this method only worked including the comments delimiting the key...

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Choose GDM as default, istallation finished ok with a small warning about a doc package...

logged out, choose options > session > KDE, got in KDE, wow! It's the most good looking desktop I ever used...:KS

PGHammer
August 6th, 2009, 09:44 PM
This is looking awesome, thanks for the info...

I had Ubuntu updated, added these to /etc/apt/sources.list :

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/staging/ubuntu jaunty main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main

Then copied the key above to a blank file, and added in Synaptic, options->authentication... funny, this method only worked including the comments delimiting the key...

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Choose GDM as default, istallation finished ok with a small warning about a doc package...

logged out, choose options > session > KDE, got in KDE, wow! It's the most good looking desktop I ever used...:KS

And if you are able to use the compositing, prepare to get blown away.

(I'm curious; what does the default Kubuntu-desktop use for compositing? I'm using OpenGL with the ATI Catalyst driver in the Jaunty repos for x64, despite having a wimpee-shirimpee of a GPU known as the HD3450. Should I consider switching to another (read faster) compositing option?)

NinjaNumberNine
August 6th, 2009, 10:39 PM
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main Sorry, forgot to say; complete linux nOOb here :D (but loving it)
Question: How DO you add this to the repos?

NinjaNumberNine
August 6th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Okay, I take back the question about the repositories, got that part done. Now, how exactly to I save the pgp key? (I got that far last time I tried)
You see, I just copied the text on the link azwar gave me into a text file and saved it, bu then in software sources it was not recognized as a valid pgp key (.pgp)
Anyhow, thanks for all the replies! :D

Raboch
August 6th, 2009, 11:54 PM
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 8AC93F7A
In Konsole should get you the key. Btw, I installed 4.3 sucessfully with just the backports repo without the staging repo, as now suggested on kubuntu.org itself.

Oh, and also use sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to do the upgrade. As there probably will be "blocked updates" in the graphical update manager, but that command will get all of them.

NinjaNumberNine
August 7th, 2009, 12:17 AM
OK, it is upgrading. In about thirty minutes I should have the AWESOMEST desktop environment possible! (apologies to gnome users :D)

NinjaNumberNine
August 12th, 2009, 02:48 AM
Sorry for the long delay between posts- I got it installed, restarted the computer, fell in love withKDE 4.3 instantly, :lolflag: but then when I restarted again, my monitor showed NO PICTURE, (not even the motherboard logo) so I think I must have damaged the motherboard monitor outlet (yeah, I checked and made sure the cables were all connected.)

Anyway, I could not think of anything to do so I am using a different computer lol and it works okay, but my old one was FAST and had 3D graphics...:cry: Now I have Kubuntu 9.0.4 installed again with KDE 4.3. The help you all gave me really helped. Thanks!http://kde.org/announcements/4.3/

NinjaNumberNine
August 12th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Sorry for the long delay between posts- I got it installed, restarted the computer, fell in love with http://kde.org/announcements/4.3/images/kde430-inspired.png instantly, :lolflag: but then when I restarted again, my monitor showed NO PICTURE, (not even the motherboard logo) so I think I must have damaged the motherboard monitor outlet (yeah, I checked and made sure the cables were all connected.)

Anyway, I could not think of anything to do so I bought a new computer lol and it works okay, but my old one was FAST and COOL...:cry: Now I have Kubuntu 9.0.4 installed again with KDE 4.3. The help you guys gave me really helped. Thanks!