On Thursday 10 March 2011 4:47:51 pm Ilya Chernykh wrote:
By the way, did you try to install kdebase3 from 11.3 repository? does it work?
I run 11.3/3.5 99% of the time every day in my x86 production PC, and everything works. I'm writing this on that system now.
I went into the x86 11.4/3.5 partition and added the /KDE3/../11.3 repository, then upgraded kdebase3 (just itself) from 188.8.131.52-123.1 to 123.2. No change in KControl or icons.desktop behaviour, with or without loging out/in. Next step, upgraded kdebase3-apps, kdm, ksysguardd, nsplugin, runtime, session and workplace all at once to 123.2 (also from 123.1). Logout/in ... no change in behaviour.
Note: kdebase3-SuSE-branding-openSUSE was at 184.108.40.206 and upgraded to 11.2-6.4 OK, but kdebase3-SuSE (same versions) threw up an error when upgrade selected, "nothing provided libhd.so.17 needed by kdebase3-SuSE-11.2-6.4.i586", so I left it at 220.127.116.11. BTW, my 11.3/3.5 "production" PC has libhd.so.17 (symlinked to libhd.so.17.3) in /usr/lib.
Just for the heck of it, I copied the symlink and 17.3 to the 11.4 install, and booted there; had to force Yast to update kdebase3-SuSE to 11.2-6.4. No difference afterwards.
So, no, using the 11.3 KDE3 repository in 11.4 x86 provides no relief to the Kcontrol and icons.desktop problem. Same blank left column, and icons.desktop throwing up the KDE Crash Handler.