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KDE 1 Arch Linux install guide

KDE 1 on Arch Linux

This is a short guide on how to install KDE 1 on Arch Linux.

Install qt1, kde1-kdelibs & kde1-kdebase from the AUR. Extra applications are avaiable in kde1-kdenetwork, kde1-kdetoys, kde1-kdegames and kde1-kdeutils. You also have to have xorg-server & xorg-xinit installed. I have not tested KDE1 with a login manager (like sddm) so I can't help you with that.

Edit ~/.xinitrc and add the following lines

export PATH=/opt/kde1/bin:$PATH
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/qt1/lib:/opt/kde1/lib
exec startkde

Now you should be able to start KDE1 with the command startx.

This was tested in a QEMU virtual machine (Video model: Cirrus) and on a machine with Intel graphics.

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