please use this thread to post any issues/questions when installing or using the PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty DVD edition
Any questions/issues concerning the FullMonty Light
version installed via the rpm-package kde4-config-fm
available in Synaptic should go in the respective thread here
.Post-install Tips & Tricks for specific FullMonty DVD-editions:
========================================FullMonty before 2012.09:
Trying to update to the current version is a waste of time and download space and it will render your current system useless. Use your old system as it is or make a fresh install from the latest 2012.09 iso.FullMonty 2012.09:
1) a kdm
update in Synaptic will replace the FullMonty login and splash screen with the default one. To restore the FullMonty versions open a terminal (konsole) in your user-account, copy/paste the following command into the terminal, and enter your root password when asked:
/usr/bin/su -c 'cd /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/oxygen;cp -f background_fm.png background.png;cd ../../../ksplash/Themes/;tar xfz Default.tar.gz'
2) the following packages are blocked
for installation because they are NOT compatible
with the FullMonty-desktop: compiz, plasma-applet-takeoff, kde4-config-legacy, kde4-configA note to all COMPIZ-lovers:
Compiz is NOT compatible
with the FullMonty-desktop and for this reason it has been blocked
for installation in FullMonty. Please use the KDE desktop effects instead of Compiz.
If you absolutely need to have Compiz then you can also keep your current FullMonty install and do the following to get Compiz working:Note: the following steps will ruin the FM-desktop of your existing user accounts!!!
1) run fm_switcher and change to the default KDE layout
2) add a new user-account
3) in a terminal enter the command:
/usr/bin/su -c 'rm -f /etc/apt/preferences'
4) start Synaptic, Reload, and then install the shiny Compiz-stuff
5) logout and login to the newly created user-account
6) configure your compiz-settings to your liking