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Can't install KDE on Windows XP

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Can't install KDE on Windows XP

Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:34 am
I have been trying to install KDE on Windows XP - Service Pack 2

The installation stops part way as it cannot download mirrors.list

I have taken a screenshot http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y420/Ceri_Leanne_Davies/kdeerror.png
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Re: Can't install KDE on Windows XP

Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:26 am
If you attempt using a web browser, are you able to access either of the mirrors.list or mirrors.lst files?


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Re: Can't install KDE on Windows XP

Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:39 pm
Yes I could manually download them, but it was because of server migration, all fixed now, but I have a new problem, after installing, my trackpad has stopped working, I think because of a conflict in drivers installed by kde vs my already installed synaptics driver, I have tried 3 times to re-install but alas my touchpad is broken with kde installed so system restore & no more kde until I can get it to work without breaking my trackpad :'(
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Well I've fixed my problem & thought I'd put the answer here just in case anyone else experiences the same problem, the solution was to re-install C++ redistributable after installing kde, why it makes a difference I don't know, but it works, I have kde installed & my trackpad works :-)
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Re: Can't install KDE on Windows XP

Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:57 am
Unusual. Good to see you found a solution to that though.


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Re: Can't install KDE on Windows XP

Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:19 am
stumpy davies wrote:Well I've fixed my problem & thought I'd put the answer here just in case anyone else experiences the same problem, the solution was to re-install C++ redistributable after installing kde, why it makes a difference I don't know, but it works, I have kde installed & my trackpad works :-)


Useful info, 'cause I also use win xp ;)

 
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