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Month: August 2009

LTSP kde3 and kde4 - kde3 starts kicker and plasma comes too!

From: Kevin Colyer <kevin@...>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:12:32 +0200
Dear All,

Thanks for making KDE3 available for Kubuntu users. I have been running an 
LTSP network with KDE3 for several happy users. Anyway as I was restricted to 
running Hardy I have taken the plunge and now have Jaunty with KDE3 and KDE 
installed. (I have decided 4.3 is OK for me)

So I have the LTSP terminals working OK. But when I boot them into KDE3 Plasma 
starts too, as well as a number of duplicated KDE 4 services (or because of 

I added: 
export KDEDIRS=/opt/kde3/:/usr/
export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/opt/kde3/share/:/usr/share/

to /opt/kde3/bin/startkde but that makes no difference.

KDE4 performance is poor on LTSP so I can't migrate the users. I call kill off 
the KDE4 processes and will train users to do this.

Any ideas how I can stop KDE4 processes starting? Where are they being started 



Kevin Colyer
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