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Thursday, February 12th 2004, 2:30pm

KDE 3.2 via Konstruct on Redhat 9

Does anyone have a WORKING KDE3.2 on Redhat 9?

I tried building it myself and building it via konstruct and achieved
the same results -> ugly and very buggy. The fonts are especially bad
even with antialiasing. And most times after the screensaver I get
all these thin horizontal lines over the entire background and scrollbars.
It is very strange.

I am not a newbie, I have built older versions of KDE myself for several
years on the same box. I have a perfectly working KDE 3.1.4 that I
built myself from sources, with beautiful fonts.

rpm shows gcc-3.2.2-5, freetype-2.1.3-6 and fontconfig-2.1-9.

This is driving me nuts. Any ideas at all greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, February 25th 2004, 5:41pm

Redhat has some very specific patches they apply to make KDE work with their freetype2 setups, custom library configurations, and such. Because of this any source build of KDE is usually buggy and ugly. The best way to do an install of KDE 3.2 on fedora is to check out that article and either do an apt, yum, or ftp install. All of the packages for those installs where built with modified Redhat SPEC files so the appropriate patches where applied.