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Thread: How do I get kde3 back?

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    Default How do I get kde3 back?

    While trying to get my Hauppauge hvr-1300 to work I tried xawtv. My screen went blank, and my monitor posted a "No video" message, so the signal was lost at the card.
    I killed the x server and logged back in: blank screen, "No Video" message.
    This happens whenever I log in using kde3, with any user. I created a new user and got the same results on logging in. kde4 and gnome work.
    Since the happens with every user it must be something in the universal kde setup. (I deleted all the user's .kde files as I was trouble shooting. No help.)
    Is there a universal kde3 config file I can delete or modify to correct this?
    Where do I go from here?

    (As for the hvr-1300, tvtime and kdetv do not work. mplayer does.)

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    Default Re: How do I get kde3 back?

    Whatever the problem was deleting .kde will almost certainly stop KDE3 loading.

    I suspect your only option may be to use YaST from within KDE 4 first to delete KDE3 and then to reinstall it.

    Others may have other ideas.

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    Default Re: How do I get kde3 back?

    Whatever the problem was deleting .kde will almost certainly stop KDE3 loading.
    Are you sure about that? I deleted .kde4 (rm -rf .kde4) on my test account and upon log in it is recreated. I think kde3 works the same way.

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    Default Re: How do I get kde3 back?

    Perhaps it does. In which case, why isn't it doing it now?

    The symptoms suggest it is the window manager that is failing rather than the desktop.

    Why not try www.forum.kde.org?

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    Default Re: How do I get kde3 back? (fixed. Sorta.)

    YaST->System->/etc/sysconfig Editor->Desktop->Display Manager: kdm4

    kdm and kdm3 are still hosed, but at least I have my kde3 Desktop again.

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