Removing KDE 1.x-My Steps
By: Bill Day
Include "Tested on Caldera eDesktop
2.4 with the stock kernel of 2.2.14.
Caldera supplied kde1.1.2(removing) and Caldera supplied
kde2.1.1 rpms(installed and working)
Proceed at your own risk, mileage will
vary if you skip, misunderstand or have a modified
1. All Steps as "su". Do not continue if you are not
successfully running KDE2.
2. Changing default to kde2
- Edit with your favorite editor:
Make changes in line from kde to kde2:
From: [ -z "$KDEDIR" ]&&[ -d
/opt/kde ] && export
TO: [ -z "$KDEDIR" ]&&[ -d
/opt/kde2 ] && export
- Test by either
simply rebooting # I
successfully-with some help, completed this without
switch to a tty (ctrl alt f1)
kill <pid> # For kdm
/etc/rc.d/rc/gui # You may also
opt for telinit 3 followed by
4. Save your xstartup scripts
- cd /root
cp -r /etc/X11/kdm . #
NOTE THE (dot)
These scripts are contained _only_ in kde1 rpms therefore
removing kde1 rpms would otherwise destroy them.
5. Remove KDE1
- rpm -e
Be careful. Go through
your rpm list (use kpackage) and remove kde 1 rpms.
All kde rpms have a revision number of 1.1.2 , This
INCLUDES all k games, not just kdexxx. You will get
assistance along the way because rpm (kpackage) will not
let you remove an rpm until you have also deleted any
dependencies. Be patient, iterate through the lot. Your
system will thank you, and will be cleaner, meaner, as a
Whenever in doubt use step 3 to test.
6. Remove QT1
- rpm -e qtxxxx-1.1.4.xxxxx
Be careful. Again,
cautiously go through your rpm list(with kpackage) and
remove all qt1.1.4
If in doubt, use step 3 to verify.
7. IMPORTANT STEP DONT
- cd /root
cp -r kdm /etc/X11
8. Create a SymLink
- ln -s /opt/kde2 /opt/kde
#Thanks to Jim Conner for this one. login kept failing, a
simple search on Caldera knowledge base produced this.
9. For each user on the system using GUI
- mv /home/<user>/.kde to
rm /opt/kde # Remove your symlink (it may/may not
have been necessary. No way to confirm without going
through the mess all over again.
10. Use step 3
. You are done. Please consult linux-users
mailing list for further support, as I am not the sharpest
knife in the drawer, this is just all the steps I had to do,
to have a successfull box running only kde2.x with the
addition of the space freed up by removing kde1.x and qt1.x