Howto Install KDE 4.4 or Update to KDE 4.4 on Fedora 12 Linux

Updated 26.2.2010, Read First

Currently, the latest version of the KDE desktop in Fedora is 4.3.5. I had some problems with its stability, so I decided to try out, how will work KDE 4.4.0 the latest stable version of KDE. At first I tried to install KDE 4.4 from Rawhide repository, but it failed to install from there. Here is instructions on how to install KDE 4.4 successfully using RPMFusion and KDE Packaging Project Repositories. It may be that RPMFusion repository is redundant, but KDE Packaging Project home page says: KDE-redhat packages depend on RPMFusion repository, so it’s reasonable also enable RPMFusion repository anyway.

Change to root User


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

Enable Needed Repositories


## Enable RPMFusion Repository ##
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm ## Enable KDE Packaging Project Repository ##
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/fedora/kde.repo

Install KDE 4.4 or Update to KDE 4.4 on Fedora 12


yum --enablerepo=kde-testing groupinstall kde-desktop

Post-Installation Setup and KDE 4.4 Desktop Starting

No problems should occur if you do clean KDE 4.4 install.

If you have a any older version of KDE installed, problems may occur with the Plasma Desktop. For example, if some Plasmoid widget refuses to load, then probably the entire Plasma desktop crash and the end result is a completely black screen. The problem can be examined in more detail by launching Plasma Desktop from the command line. If the problem persists, then an easy way to remedy the problem is as follows.
Move Current .kde Folder to .kde.old


mv ~/.kde ~/kde.old

Restart whole KDE desktop or Plasma desktop.

Screenshot of KDE 4.4 on Fedora 12


yum --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=updates list available |grep kde|grep "4.4"
kde-l10n.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Arabic.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Basque.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Brazil.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-British.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Bulgarian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Catalan.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Catalan-Valencian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Chinese.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Chinese-Traditional.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Croatian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Czech.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Danish.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Dutch.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Esperanto.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Estonian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Finnish.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-French.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Frisian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Galician.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-German.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Greek.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Gujarati.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Hebrew.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Hindi.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Hungarian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Icelandic.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Irish.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Italian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Japanese.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Kannada.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Kashubian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Kazakh.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Khmer.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Korean.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Latvian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Lithuanian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-LowSaxon.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Macedonian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Maithili.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Malayalam.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Norwegian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Norwegian-Nynorsk.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Polish.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Portuguese.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Punjabi.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Romanian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Russian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Serbian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Sinhala.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Slovak.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Slovenian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Spanish.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Swedish.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Tajik.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Turkish.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Ukrainian.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-l10n-Walloon.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kde-style-phase.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdeadmin.i686 7:4.4.0-2.fc12 updates
kdeartwork.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdeartwork-sounds.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdeartwork-wallpapers.noarch 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdebase-devel.i686 6:4.4.0-3.fc12 updates
kdebase-runtime-flags.noarch 4.4.0-3.fc12 updates
kdebase-workspace-devel.i686 4.4.0-7.fc12 updates
kdebase-workspace-googlegadgets.i686 4.4.0-7.fc12 updates
kdebase-workspace-wallpapers.noarch 4.4.0-7.fc12 updates
kdebindings.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdebindings-devel.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdeedu.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdeedu-devel.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdeedu-kstars.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdeedu-kstars-libs.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdeedu-libs.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdeedu-math.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdegames-devel.i686 6:4.4.0-2.fc12 updates
kdegraphics-devel.i686 7:4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdelibs-apidocs.noarch 6:4.4.0-9.fc12 updates
kdelibs-devel.i686 6:4.4.0-9.fc12 updates
kdemultimedia-devel.i686 6:4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdenetwork-devel.i686 7:4.4.0-2.fc12 updates
kdepim-devel.i686 6:4.4.0-5.fc12 updates
kdepim-runtime-devel.i686 4.4.0-4.fc12 updates
kdepimlibs-apidocs.noarch 4.4.0-2.fc12 updates
kdepimlibs-devel.i686 4.4.0-2.fc12 updates
kdeplasma-addons-devel.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdesdk-devel.i686 4.4.0-1.fc12 updates
kdetoys.i686 7:4.4.0-1.fc12 updates

Install KDE 4.4 from Fedora 12 Updates Repository

Change to root User


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

Install KDE 4.4 or Update to KDE 4.4 on Fedora 12


yum groupinstall kde-desktop

Check Post-Installation Setup and KDE 4.4 Desktop Starting section.

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