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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Running Trinity, KDE 4, and KDE 3 Concurrently

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 12:50:07 -0800 (PST)
> A check list of cautions will help people run both in order
> to use that baseline for testing.
> Currently I am dual booting KDE3 and TDE with mirror
> partitions of my base Slackware 13.1. Dual booting is, um,
> annoying. I have a couple of user accounts dedicated to
> testing. Installing TDE on my primary system would allow me
> to test under the exact same conditions without rebooting. I
> have a virtual machine with TDE installed, but I can't test
> everything there --- such as the video issues I discovered
> with the proprietary Nvidia drivers.
> I need to run both with reasonable safety. Hence my desire
> to encourage some conversation about the topic.

Let me throw a question out to you coders:

Installing TDE alongside KDE should not be a problem with both using different a $PREFIX.

Will running both concurrently cause conflicts because the various app names and libraries use the same name?

That is, will be able to run one user account in KDE3 and another in TDE? Or will all accounts need to exit the desktop before running the other desktop? Or will be there no conflict because each environment is linked to different locations.

Having all accounts exit is a tad better than rebooting, but only a tad. :)