kde4 Upgrade to 4.3.5 -problems -partially solved

David Southwell david at vizion2000.net
Mon Mar 1 11:39:07 UTC 2010


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-ports at freebsd.org 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-ports at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of 
> david at vizion2000.net
> Sent: 28 February 2010 09:15
> To: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
> Subject: kde4 Upgrade to 4.3.5 -problems
> HI
> I have just upgraded kde to 4.3.5 using portupgrade and am 
> hitting problems.
> At first a users .xinitrc pointed to the previous location 
> for startkde4 instead of /usr/local/kde4/bin. A startx 
> resulted in a system crash. After changing the path the 
> system no longer crashes BUT:
> 1. after
> % startx
> kde4 tries to load showing the usual background and 
> diskdrive/toolkit/etc images center screen HOWEVER the screen 
> then turns completely black and THEN launches a minimal green 
> splash screen instead of the usual kde plasma.
> 2. There is a console window BUT the keyboard does not work!
> 3. Ctrl alt backspace does not work - The easisest way was to 
> log on remotely and reboot the system.
> 4. konqueror launches
> Are there some configuration changes I have missed?
> System is freebsd 7.2-RELEASE-p3 generic amd64 on intel quad core
> User script output is shown below:
> Thanks in advance for any help
> David
The main problem was due to errors in compiling kdebase4-runtime. After
rebuilding soprano & oxygen-icons I then rebuilt kdebase4-runtime. KDE4 then
appeared to load satisfactorily. However keyboard still does not work.
However I was able to close the desktop using the mouse and revert to
console input.

I am now starting a new thread to cover the keynoard problem.

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