How To Install KDE Plasma 5.1 On Fedora 21 And Fedora 20

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, KDE Plasma 5 has been released a while ago, being created in Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5.

KDE Plasma 5 comes with many important apps ported in Qt5, the new Kicker Menu, a new default theme called Breeze and new wallpapers, new monochrome icons, support for hardware acceleration via OpenGL and OpenGL ES, an updated KDM (KDE display manager) and an enhanced lockscreen, among other changes implemented.

Recently, the first maintenance release of KDE 5 (KDE 5.1) has been recently released, coming with three new widgets: Icons-only Task Manager, Notes and System Load Viewer, support for multiple time zones has been added to the panel’s clock, the notifications have received visual improvements and a lot of bug-fixes have bee implemented.

How To Install KDE Plasma 5.1 On Fedora 21 And Fedora 20

Before we get to the installation steps, you should know that KDE 5 does not run along with KDE 4, so try this on a Fedora 20/Fedora 21 system running inside a Virtualbox or VMware virtual machine, so that you don’t brick your main system.

In this article I will show you how to install KDE Plasma 5.1 on Fedora 20 and Fedora 21.

How to install KDE Plasma 5.1 on either 32 bit or 64 bit Fedora 21 systems:

$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/plasma-5/repo/fedora-21/dvratil-plasma-5-fedora-21.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-plasma-5-fedora-21.repo
$ sudo yum install kde5-\*

How to install KDE Plasma 5.1 on either 32 bit or 64 bit Fedora 20 systems:

$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/plasma-5/repo/fedora-20/dvratil-plasma-5-fedora-20.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-plasma-5-fedora-20.repo
$ sudo yum install kde5-\*

Share and Enjoy

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • Email
  • RSS
Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in The Linux and Unix Articles!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Subscribe

  

Subscribe to get the latest Linux news and how to guides directly on your e-mail!