KDE 4 has been announced for a long time and, since I first heard of it, I subscribed to the mailing list. I keep hearing about the new features the kde team for this new version and I’m really anxious to try out. Finally two days ago, I decided I wanted to install the beta version and see how things were for myself. In order to install the KDE 4.1 beta packages, one needs to run an unstable Debian (or Sid) which wasn’t my case since I’ve installed a testing (or Lenny) version two months ago. So, first things first, I had to upgrade my distribution.

Here’s how things went:

  • I modified the file /etc/apt/sources.list and replaced testing with unstable or lenny by sid.
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    deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ sid main contrib non-free
  • Then I updated my packages doing the following:
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    aptitude update
    aptitude upgrade
  • And to be sure everything was switched over to sid
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    aptitude dist-upgrade

    Everything went fine, except that I lost the setup for my nvidia drivers in the process and had to resintall them but that was easy enough since I had blogged the install procedure last time.

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      I enjoy playing with my computer(s), listening to Bob Dylan (and related artists) and watching movies (especially if they were directed by Martin Scorsese or John Cassavetes). Sometimes, I play a little guitar... If not doing any of the above, I am either riding a small red bike around Paris, or, making videos. About my videomaking please check out World Wide Angle and its blog.