Linux and KDE button for KBFX

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

These button are proof that Kicker looks good with Rectangular buttons!

kbfx is the applet similar to a 'Start Button' but we can make it more beautiful and attractive! KDE artists are you reading this ;)?

These buttons are created for 'Small' panel size! but can be used on Normal too. (you can resize it ;)


If you have better kmenu button or can create one please do make nice buttons for kbfx!

get kbfx from http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=24898

have fun!

funki

14 years ago

hi folkz!
i think this app is a great feature for the kde desktop...
but i think it is not so easy to install for everyone!

for example me: i allready know how to install such a app but am not able to understand how to solve small problems ;)

here my exact problem:
"configure: error: Your Installation isn't able to compile simple C++ programs.
Check config.log for details - if you're using a Linux distribution you might miss
a package named similiar to libstd++-dev.
"

but...i allready installed a package named similiar to that!

any suggestions?

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maarizwan

14 years ago

Thanks for your kind words! The problem I see with your Linux setup is that it may be missing the gnu's gcc and g++ programs required to compile anything!

if you use an RPM based distro check out with this command:

rpm -qa|grep gcc
rpm -qa|grep g++

if you don't get any result that means you are not having gcc and g++ installed. You need to install the GCC and G++ RPMS (devel ones too) to get anything compiled on your system!

have fun!

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funki

14 years ago

this appeared in my consol:

"
******@funki:~> rpm -qa|grep gcc
gcc-3.3.5-5
gcc-objc-3.3.5-5
libgcc-3.3.5-5
******@funki:~> rpm -qa|grep g++
******@funki:~>
"

so i will need to install the g++ libs?!

my linux dis is SuSE 9.3. ;)

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niti

14 years ago

I installed kbfx in suse 9.3 but could not mandriva 2005. What is $KDEDIR in Mandriva? It is not in /opt.

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niti

14 years ago

i installed it.
./configure
make
make install

After i did copying works. But kbfx applet is not appearing within applets on the panel.

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maarizwan

14 years ago

Hi Niti!

find where KDE is installed by typing:
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echo $KDEDIR
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if that doesn't show anything then try running
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which kedit
which konqueror
which kcontrol
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alternatively you can compile by using these commands
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./configure --prefix=$KDEDIR
make
make intall

cp ~/kbfx/src/xp.xpm $KDEDIR/share/icons/default.kde/22x22/actions

cp ~/kbfx/src/xp.png $KDEDIR/share/icons/default.kde/22x22/actions

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Observe that $KDEDIR is important.

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MMax

14 years ago

What kind of Improvement is that?

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maarizwan

14 years ago

usability and look and feel!

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motyR

14 years ago

keep it up, it was really needed.

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niti

14 years ago

I am trying to install kbfx but i got error. pls help

linux:/home/niti # ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

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maarizwan

14 years ago

lol, you did not cd to the kbfx folder ;)

try these commands: one by one!


tar -jxvf kbfx-0.4.4.tar.bz2
cd kbfx
./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3
make
make install

and read carefully my previous comment ;)

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niti

14 years ago

Shame on me. I am not in kbfx folder . :). Anywayi the following is result of the configure command.

checking for libz... configure: error: not found.
Possibly configure picks up an outdated version
installed by XFree86. Remove it from your system.

Check your installation and look into config.log

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janet

14 years ago

Which SuSE do you use?

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RND

14 years ago

yeah it does look an improvement over regular start button.

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niti

14 years ago

thanks for this work. It is fantastic. I am using KDE 3.4.1. How we can install it ?

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maarizwan

14 years ago

You need KBFX for this button to appear!

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=24898

if you are using slackware 10.1:
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=25286

How to compile & install kbfx:

1. download the kbfx-0.4.4.tar.bz2
2. tar -jxvf kbfx-0.4.4.tar.bz2
3. cd kbfx
4. ./configure --prefix=$KDEDIR
5. make
6. make install
7. cp kbfx/src/xp.xpm $KDEDIR/share/icons/default.kde/22x22/actions

8. also copy "cp kbfx/src/xp.png $KDEDIR/share/icons/default.kde/22x22/actions"

9. Right-Click on panel->Add to Panel->Add Applet->kbfx
10. restart KDE (relogin)

now you can drag the pixmaps from this klaunch2 theme on the button! or you can edit the $HOME/.kbfx/config file.

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