I got kde 3.4 beta 2 all done and ready installed in to home folder ~/kde3.4-beat2/ - and it says to:
After installation you have to set some variables allowing your system to find
KDE binaries and libraries and KDE to allow to find its own files, for Bash:
Setting KDEHOME too, e.g. "export KDEHOME=~/.kdetest", will tell KDE to save
your settings to this directory and leave default ~/.kde directory unaffected.
On shadow password systems you have to set $(prefix)/bin/kcheckpass SUID root
or SGID shadow - otherwise you will not be able to unlock a locked desktop.
The complete KDE desktop is started with "startkde", most distributions start
it if you set it to the WINDOWMANAGER variable in your shell initializations.
having a little problem geting it to boot.. it boots but inside gnome.. hehe - thats the only way it has gotten to boot..
so I need some help any would be great =)