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Fedora 10 + KDE 3.5.9 ?


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#1 Armand-79th

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:43 AM

I've recently downloaded Fedora 10 KDE Live CD and I want to install it on my LAMP server.
The only issue I have is that it runs KDE 4. I prefer 3.5.9 as it's what I'm used to with Fedora 8.
Is it relatively easy to backdate F10 to KDE 3.5.9 or should I expect problems?? As I did completely screw an F8 install after I tried to remove KDE 4. >_<

Thanks in advance..
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:43 AM

Unfortunately the answer is "no". The not so easy solution:
Install Fedora 10 without KDE. Download KDE 3.x source and compile it yourself.
If you don't mind, why are you using a GUI on a server?
If this server is open to the public this is just one more avenue to exploit.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:18 PM

The reason I use the GUI is because I'm a bit of a Linux n00b and I'm not so keen on CLI..
Heck, I could try KDE4 if I could be bothered to get the NVidia drivers installed but I'm not sure exactly how easy that might be.
I suppose it's probably a longer job to get KDE 3.5.9 running ?_?
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:20 PM

GUI for admin of a server: Webmin
http://www.webmin.com/

Installing the Nvidia drivers is quite painless. I have never had success
when trying to install them through the distro itself. I always install my
Nvidia drivers manually.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:21 AM

I'll certainly take a look at webmin.
As for the NVidia drivers, last time I looked it was something I had to compile into the kernel and required headers and other stuff.. I don't know. :thumbsup:
I think I really should try and get used to customising and compiling, as I think it's essential to get your Linux OS just right.
I want to put together my own distro at some point, so it's only right I should..
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 01:34 PM

The nvidia installer checks for a pre-compiled binary and if it
doesn't find one it will compile the module for you as long as
you have the kernel-source or kernel-headers installed. (i don't know what Fedora uses)
The last bit of the installer will then configure xorg.conf to load the module.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:44 PM

How to install nvidia drive on fedora 10 (also work for f9)

Open a Terminal

Type this:

su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora...able.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fed...noarch.rpm'

<press enter>
<type your password>
<press enter>

Type:
su -
<press enter>
<type your password>
<press enter>

Type:
yum install kmod-nvidia
<press enter>

reboot when it finish install

nvidia driver are now install

For more info go here http://www.fedorafaq.org/#nvidia

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:55 PM

Ahhh... most excellent. ^_^
I will give this a try at some point this week, I just need to clear the deskspace to hook up my server. :thumbsup:
I'll let you know how it goes. :D
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