Install KDE Desktop On Ubuntu

Today I will be showing you how to install KDE desktop on your Debian or Ubuntu desktop. The following guide will also work on the following distros:

  • Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu
  • Linux Mint
  • Elementary OS

Installing KDE Desktop On Ubuntu

You have two options for installing KDE, you can install KDE desktop by itself or you can install the entire Kubuntu desktop. To install KDE desktop you just need to run the following apt-get command, you don’t need any additional repositories or anything.

sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop

If you would rather install the entire Kubuntu (KDE) desktop, run the following command instead.

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Install KDE Desktop On Ubuntu

And finally if you want to switch your login manager from GDM to KDM then run the following commands.

sudo apt-get remove gdm
sudo apt-get install kdm

Remove KDE Desktop From Ubuntu

To remove the KDE desktop from Ubuntu you will simply run one of the following based on which desktop you installed.

sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-deskto

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy guide on installing KDE, please don’t forget to like, comment, or share. Thank you!

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