Me Myself & Linux

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Well as KDE 4.0 is out all of us are trying to install the update on our system this three step guide will tell you how to install KDE 4.0 on your ubuntu desktop.

1. First step is to add the KDE 4 Repositories for doing that go to Gnome Menu -System - Administration - software sources and this APT line to the exixting repositories
"deb gutsy main". Once you do that it will ask you to reload the list. just do that.

2. Second Step is to remove the KDE 4 Beta if you have ever installed it For doing that open a terminal window and type the following command. "sudo apt-get remove kdelibs5 kde4base-data kde4libs-data" it will ask you to type your password and then it will remove the kde 4 beta packages.

3. Third step is to install the kde 4 packages. For doing that type "sudo aptitude install kde4-core"in a terminal, again it will ask for your password and will start downloading & installing KDE 4.0 but you might recive some warnings if you have installed some KDE apps like amarok or K3B, If you recive warning just type yes and once its done installing KDE 4.o the system will automatically ask you to update those apps. Once you do that you are ready to roll.

Now Just Log out from your system and select KDE 4.0 from session and you are ready with KDE.4 . Please revert if you face any issue while installing or you have any other doubt.


  • I'm running a heavily modded FC base here in office - which has almost no repo's enabled - compiling KDE4 from scratch :D

    I heard from Sandy that it rocks? How about a detailed screenshot driven feature review form a user's perspective?


    By Anonymous makuchaku, at 1:20 AM  

  • u will get it soon

    By Blogger Manuj, at 9:53 PM  

  • You can visit us at http://dreamlinux.oprg/ ~ Wireless Cards to see our documentation on this issue.

    Obvious ly the wikis & tutorials I have linked to are not telling where the strings go in a sea of code in each file and again, like always, I have downloded hundres of packages simply because it said to winding up with an ocean sized tar ball that I obviously do not need.

    Also, these links are geared toward a phone. Not a keyboard & mouse.

    Also, DreamLinux 3.0 DE is gnome based.

    You can ssee from the commands I posted in the forums that I in fact have them detected and they are still not working.

    Also, /ct/init.d/bluetooth shows up in terminal as not detected. Itt is Thunar. Is you go to you will see that the devices are in fact there. Just not working.

    You can contact me at and this will allow you to send me a message w/o typing in the email addres ect ect ect/

    Currently since we spoke on the phone, I have both kbluetooth & gbluetooth installed.

    I will need to do a fresh reinstall to sweep up the residue and get the mouse & keyboard working again.

    Please advise. {bug report Filed too}

    Thank you.

    Steve Williams

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:15 AM  

  • SOLVED ! Thank you !!

    I provided a link back your your blog & also I have made our users aware of this fix.

    I wtried 2 things prior to reboot. I will test this some more to verify the result & again after a reinstall.

    Thank you !!!!!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:41 AM  

  • Have not yet bone a reinstall so perhaps pemature. ?? .

    Motorola RZR is not showing / up responding.

    Steve Williams

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:25 PM  

  • an/dists/etch/Release.gpg: Could not connect to (, connection timed out 404 Not Found

    Please advise.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:45 PM  

  • I love this man !!! WOOOHOOO u ROCK AND EXTRA ROCK

    By Anonymous kash man, at 1:54 PM  

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