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Should I upgrade Linux Mint KDE to KDE 4.5 following this guide? Or should I continue using KDE 4.4?

http://maketecheasier.com/install-kde-4-5/2010/08/18
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post #2 of 10
seems fairly legit...i would say go for it if you really want it that bad
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I upgraded now I have KDE 4.5.3 but when I try to install updates it says "Could not apply changes! Fix broken packages first." The operating system feels faster though.

I tried some of these fixes but they didn't work.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=965882
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post #4 of 10
go to synaptic, look in the left hand side, at the choices, find the one that says "broken", remove any of the packages in there, should work again, if memory serves me right, been a long time since i've had that happen, but i do believe that works 99% of the time.
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Be careful, broken packages can do some damage when removing. Especially so if it's a major dependency for a lot of things, causing Synaptic to auto-remove them. =( If you would have asked I could have given you a much easier way to get 4.5 working. =P I can't do anything right now though, just set up OSX and heading to bed. haha
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post #6 of 10
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I'm currently trying this fix, if this doesn't work I might remove packages.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=54729
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post #7 of 10
I wouldn't do it. In Arch? Sure. But upgrading a preconfigured Ubuntu-based distro with a package that has a reputation for being buggy and unstable? You're asking for trouble.
    
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post #8 of 10
The quick fix is using a repository higher than what you are running and just doing this:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f

You'll have to edit your sources.list, /etc/apt/sources.list and add a repo higher than yours. IE: Lucid, you add a Maverick Repo because Lucid < Maverick. Get what I mean? Once you fix the broken packages you either remove the repo or comment it out. It's real simple.

[edit] If that doesn't work I'll have to talk to you tomorrow cause it'll take some ingenuity that I already used up getting kexts to freaking work how I want them.
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post #9 of 10
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After trying dequire's fix on this forum http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=54729 everything installed!

Thank you Mushroomboy for the suggestions that I'm sure would have worked if I tried them.
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post #10 of 10
Yeah, I just do it my way because if you force install crap and it requires a version higher than what's in your repo version you run into problems. So just to make things simple I assume that's so, never fails.
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