Leading and Bleeding with XFree86 4.0 and KDE 2 Beta - page 5
An Installation Overview
The first time I tried this (with one of the April snapshots) I made a royal mess of my KDE configurations by letting KDE2 share user directories with KDE1. Bad idea. Instead, add the line:
/etc/profile script, so that KDE 2 will create its own
fresh configuration directories. This keeps it from messing with your previous
customizations, which are generally stored in
$HOME/.kde for each
user on the system.
Login again, or manually enter the above command, so that this variable is
defined correctly for your current session. You'll also need to clone the
"kde" command from the old KDE 1 installation into KDE 2's
bin directory, at least if you're running Caldera. Other
distributions may be different. The kde command looks at the
/etc/X11/xinit/kdeinitrc file that you duplicated in the XFree86
If you are running xfstt, the TrueType font server, and you upgraded to the
new XFree86, now is the time to kill xfstt and start xfs (the new version of
it) instead. Just type
xfs & as root for now; later you can
put this in
rc.local or some other startup script.
Now, from a console-mode user prompt, just run
kde and it
should start up. You're ready to start having some fun with the latest code!