ObjectiveThe 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
RequirementsAdministrative 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 TutorialUbuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
PrerequisitesWe will be using the
taskselcommand to install KDE plasma desktop. In case the
taskselcommand is not available on your system you can install it by:
$ sudo apt install tasksel
Install KDE plasma DesktopExecute 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 sddmIf the
sddmis already installed than try to reconfigure it in order to make
sddmthe default display manager for your system:
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure sddm
Once the installation is finished restart your system.
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