Monday, February 24, 2003

Run KDE on Windows

I found an article on running KDE on Windows using cygwin. I got KDE to start but couldn't launch any applications due to a "DCOP error". To get KDE to work I had to make the following adjustments, some of which were listed in the article:


Within the cygwin bash prompt, I modified my PATH variable:


export PATH=$PATH:/opt/kde2/bin/:/usr/local/lib/qt2/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:

/bin:/usr/local/kde1/bin:/usr/local/bin:/opt/kde2/lib


I also made a .kde2 directory in the user's home directory who started KDE, and I copied cygwin1.dll and cygz.dll from c:\cygwin\bin to c:\windows\system32.

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