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How to easily install KDE Plasma Desktop

WARNING: Make sure to update and upgrade your system before even starting!

Base Plasma

Run the following command in terminal:

sudo apt install plasma-desktop plasma-nm sddm-theme-breeze

The command will install Plasma and sddm login manager, you will be asked which manager to select as default:


Select sddm and hit ENTER. Should you wish to change this later, run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm3

KDE basics

Install basic stuff needed with the following command:

sudo apt install konsole dolphin dolphin-plugins gwenview ark kwrite okular okular-extra-backends spectacle filelight ffmpegthumbs kdegraphics-thumbnailers svgpart

konsole = terminal emulator
dolphin = file manager
gwenview = image viewer
ark = archive manager
kwrite = text editor
okular = document viewer
spectacle = screenshot tool

KDE various tools

sudo apt install kcalc kcharselect kcolorchooser kolourpaint kfind ktimer kompare audiocd-kio

KDE software center

Discover works quite well and can be used as a complete replacement for the GNOME Software Center.

sudo apt install discover

KDE network

sudo apt install kget ktorrent

KDE system tools

sudo apt install partitionmanager ksystemlog

KDE PIM stack

sudo apt install kdepim-addons kaddressbook kmail korganizer

Gstreamer Phonon backend

If you do not wish to use vlc backend (installed by default), install gstreamer backend and set it up in System settings:

sudo apt install phonon-backend-gstreamer

Webcam app

To test webcam. May pull unwanted pim dependencies.

sudo apt install kamoso

Replicant/Android phone helper

sudo apt install kdeconnect

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