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slackware:kde [2012/08/21 10:59 (UTC)]
cmyster [Installation]
slackware:kde [2017/07/26 14:37 (UTC)] (current)
alienbob [Installation] Better text for the KDE section.
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 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
  
-===Installation ​==== +=== New Installation === 
- +KDE is included in the installation DVD and is the default environment ​if you perform a full installation
-KDE is included in the installation DVD and is the default environment. Slackware 13.37 ships with KDE 4.5.5. The upcoming 14 release will come with KDE 4.8.5+
  
 During the [[slackware:​install|installation]] process, please make sure that you select the KDE (and KDEI for international language support if needed) package series. During the [[slackware:​install|installation]] process, please make sure that you select the KDE (and KDEI for international language support if needed) package series.
-==== Adding KDE to an existing install ==== 
  
 +=== Adding KDE to an existing install ===
 +If KDE was not selected during the installation process, it can be installed later using the ''​slackpkg''​ program as follows:
 +
 +  darkstar~# slackpkg install kde
 +
 +All packages under the kde branch will be selected for installation. You can deselect individual packages that you want to skip during installation,​ before you press <​key>​ENTER</​key>​ to start the actual installation.
 ==== Custom packages ==== ==== Custom packages ====
  
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 ===== Configuration ===== ===== Configuration =====
  
 +==== Visual Unification ====
 +Non KDE applications will revert to generic GTK look and feel and will not have the same visual styling as KDE packages.\\
 +As a work-around there are a few packages that are available to help make a unification of look and feel between KDE and non-KDE applications.\\
 +=== kde44-oxygen-molecule ===
 +Can be downloaded from [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​repository/​13.37/​desktop/​kde44-oxygen-molecule/​|SBo]]. After installing, go to System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Colors and select Oxygen-Molecule_3.\\
 +To make non-KDE applications read this setting, create a new file called .gtkrc-2.0 in your home directory and populate it with:
 +
 +  include "/​usr/​local/​share/​themes/​kde44-oxygen-molecule/​gtk-2.0/​gtkrc"​
 +  style "​user-font"​
 +  {
 +  }
 +  widget_class "​*"​ style "​user-font"​
 +  gtk-theme-name="​kde44-oxygen-molecule"​
 +  gtk-font-name="​fontname fontsize" ​  // ​ (for example: "Sans 10")
 +  ​
 +Sometimes the same file needs to be named "​.gtkrc-2.0-kde4"​ so it is a good practice to have both files:
 +  ​
 +  darkstar~# ln -s .gtkrc-2.0 .gtkrc-2.0-kde4
 +  ​
 +==== Keyboard setup ====
 +Should you wish to configure your keyboard setup, please look at the [[howtos:​window_managers:​keyboard_layout_in_kde|kde keyboard layout]] page.
 ===== Troubleshooting ===== ===== Troubleshooting =====
 +
 +
 +===== External links =====
 +
 +  * [[http://​www.microlinux.fr/​articles/​kde4.pdf | What about switching to KDE4 ? (in French)]] \\ Introducing KDE4 for newbies and explaining all the quirks you need to grasp to be able to use it for production. The article is based on a stock Slackware 13.37 system, so everything actually just works as is. This is a six-page article by Kiki Novak, written in french and published in the french print magazine //Planète Linux// (66th issue, September-October 2011). **Important note of the author**: I own the rights for this article, so I decided to link to it here. Feel free to cannibalize it as you wish: take bits from it, include it partly or as a whole in the wiki, translate it, etc. To make the task easier for you, here's a [[http://​www.microlinux.fr/​articles/​kde4.zip | link ]] to a compressed archive in ZIP format containing all the individual files used in the production of the article, like the original text in ODT format, and a dozen screenshots in PNG format. Enjoy ;o)
  

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