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Wednesday, August 18th 2004, 6:59pm

KDE 3.2.3 not working fully

I recently installed Debian Linux 3.0 r2 "woody" and I am trying to install KDE 3.2.3 on it.

I decided to build KDE 3.2.3 from source using the Konstruct utility because I would like KDE 3 to stay separate from the KDE 2.2.2 that came with Debian.

I configured the build process to build KDE in a home directory.

The build process seemed to go okay and when it successfully finished I followed the instructions outlined in "Building KDE Step-by-Step" at <> which involved creating a new user account ("kde3user" in my case) and editing the new users .bash_profile file to include the "KDEDIRS", "PATH", and "LD_LIBRARY_PATH" variables used by KDE and modifying the users .xinitrc to include the line "exec /home/kde3user/kde3.2.3/bin/startkde" (this is the correct path to kde3's startkde on my system) so that when I log on as the "kde3user" I can run "startx" to start KDE 3.2.3.

This works and KDE 3 launches. However, here is my problem: KDE is missing library files.
KDE loads okay but when I try to access certain options such as the "Konqueror" sidebar or the "Theme Manager" section in "Control Center" I receive an error message saying that a .la file is missing.

For example when accessing "Control Center"->"Appearance and Themes"->"Desktop"
I receive the error message: "There was an error loading the module: Library files for "" not found in paths."

This problem happens with other parts of KDE although with different .la files in the errors.
"" Is not found when trying to view the sidebar in Konqueror.
"" Is not found trying to use Theme Manager in Control Center.

I am sure that there are other problems that I have not yet found.

Also, a separate problem:
Antialiasing, both fonts and graphics, is not working even though the options for antialiasing are enabled.

I am still quite new to linux so if anyone can help me I would very much appreciate it.