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Hi guys,

quick question. I'm running 2009.0 with KDE 4.2.1. In the updates a lot of the KDE files are labeled as 4.2.4. Does this mean it will update my KDE to 4.2.4?

As far as i can remember, i didn't see those in my 2009.1-updates.

But i am in the office now, so i have to check out later.

Maybe you are using some KDE-repositories?

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4.2.4 isn't even in 2009.1 repos.

For some time 4.2.4 was only in cooker- not anymore though, as cooker has the KDE 4.3 pre-releases (which factly are almost done, and in any case more stable than 4.2.4).

So, I'm puzzled where did you get these 4.2.4 packages from...

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KDE is being updated to 4.2.4 in both 2009.0 and 2009.1


The update for 2009.0 has already been released.




The one for 2009.1 will follow shortly.





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Guest Marcus Gama

KDE 4.2.4 is already in Mandriva official repositories. Check the following text:


Mandriva Linux Advisory MDVA-2009:118




Package : kde4

Date : June 23, 2009

Affected: 2009.0



Problem Description:


Mandriva Linux 2009 was released with KDE4 version 4.1.


This update upgrades KDE4 in Mandriva Linux 2009 to version 4.2,

which brings many bugfixes and overall improvements.


Updated Packages:


Mandriva Linux 2009.0:

41aba351c49dfcb4ce203da4fbd4ad0b 2009.0/i586/akonadi-common-1.1.2-0.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm

5850adac7cbf2cad900d88000f345126 2009.0/i586/akonadi-devel-1.1.2-0.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm

6d194b906731761e114bac8665d7a8d9 2009.0/i586/akregator-4.2.4-0.2mdv2009.0.i586.rpm

e5ca902849b9371cf9ae29a3d11d854c 2009.0/i586/amarok-2.1.1-0.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm

e3a7d6bbd46326b70e55ed4fed8d9a46 2009.0/i586/amarok-scripts-2.1.1-0.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm

4d63e2a1516b6513ebeaf493234bfa34 2009.0/i586/amor-4.2.4-0.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm



This update is the KDE 4.2.4. And amarok 2.1.1 was included too.


For Mandriva 2009.1, KDE 4.2.4 and amarok 2.1.1 are already in "Testing" repositories. I think these versions will be available for Mandriva 2009.1 until this weekend (I hope).




Marcus Gama

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Thank you everyone. I'm going away tomorrow night so I will tackle the update when I get home next week. When I upgraded to KDE4.2.1 from non-official repos I had a lot of dependency issues. So I'll make sure I have got time to sort it all out.


Thanks again all.

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Well I've done the update. It seems to have gone well.


EXCEPT....Windows that are full screen have no window borders or title bars. When I disable compiz this does not occur. IE. when operating in 2d mode everything is ok.


Is there a work around for this?

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I managed to find this command:


gtk-window-decorator --replace &


and I now have borders but they are large and clunky lol


EDIT: They also fail to show upon logging in again. The font was large and the minimise, and close buttons were huge. Any ideas?

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Ok. so I found out it's a window decorator issue.

KDE4 window decorator would not work at all.

GTK did, but it was a gnome package, and was the reason for the large text in title bars.


So I installed emerald, and it works perfectly. Just the title bars are too transparent. Once I work out how to change that it will be fine.

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