The objective is to install KDE plasma desktop as an alternative desktop environment. See also our article: The 8 Best Ubuntu Desktop Environments (18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux) for more desktop environment choices.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
Administrative root/sudo permissions.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Other Versions of this Tutorial
We will be using the
tasksel command to install KDE plasma desktop. In case the
tasksel command is not available on your system you can install it by:
$ sudo apt install tasksel
Install KDE plasma Desktop
Execute the following linux command to begin installation of the KDE plasma desktop:
$ sudo tasksel install kubuntu-desktop
Select a display manager. SDDM is the default display manager for the KDE plasma desktop. In case you have not been offered to make the selection, then after the installation is finished execute:
$ sudo apt install sddm
sddm is already installed than try to reconfigure it in order to make
sddm the default display manager for your system:
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure sddm
Once the installation is finished restart your system.
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