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Jamwa
29th December 2011, 09:26 AM
I came across Trinity Desktop Environment (http://www.trinitydesktop.org/) (TDE) which, in its own words, "...aims to keep the KDE3.5 computing style alive, as well as polish off any rough edges that were present as of KDE 3.5.10. Along the way, new useful features will be added to keep the environment up-to-date..."

The Trinity Desktop Environment is a fork of the K Desktop Environment version 3.5. In my own personal opinion, I don't really fancy Gnome 3 nor KDE 4 and so I felt it was really god-sent that I came across it.

Now, at the time of writing this article, the main mirror of installing TDE was down and therefore the install instructions are not really working well. However, I Google (http://www.google.co.ke)d around and managed to find a working mirror which I used to install TDE.

1. The repository file /etc/yum.repos.d/trinity-3.5.13-f16.repo


[trinity-3.5.13-f16]
name=trinity-3.5.13-f16
baseurl=http://trinity.mangafrance.com/f16/trinity-3.5.13/RPMS/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[trinity-3.5.13-f16-noarch]
name=trinity-3.5.13-f16-noarch
baseurl=http://trinity.mangafrance.com/f16/trinity-3.5.13/RPMS/noarch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[trinity-3.5.13-f16-source]
name=trinity-3.5.13-f16-source
baseurl=http://trinity.mangafrance.com/f16/trinity-3.5.13/SRPMS
enabled=0
gpgcheck=0

[trinity-extras-f16]
name=trinity-extras-f16
baseurl=http://trinity.mangafrance.com/f16/trinity-extras/RPMS/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[trinity-extras-f16-noarch]
name=trinity-extras-f16-noarch
baseurl=http://trinity.mangafrance.com/f16/trinity-3.5.13/RPMS/noarch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[trinity-extras-f16-source]
name=trinity-extras-f16-source
baseurl=http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputing.net/trinity/trinity/rpm/f16/trinity-extras/SRPMS
enabled=0
gpgcheck=0


2. The instruction at the website say that yum install trinity-desktop is the command but this did not work for me. However, yum install trinity* worked for me.

Just a word of caution, do not install the packages as "sudo yum..." as this will not work. I dont know why. Install as full root using either "sudo su -" or "su".

You will also need to resolve errors yourself. For me there were a few conflicting packages that I simply excluded from installation:

yum install trinity* -y --exclude=trinity-kile,GraphicsMagick*

3. After installation is complete, you will need to install kdm and kdebase-workspace and then configure KDM to be your default greeter (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KDE#Command_line) instead of GDM. This is because I also noticed that trinity does not get displayed as an available session in GDM but it shows on KDM.

Thats it. The screenshot shows what I got on my end