How To Install KDE Plasma 5 On Fedora 20 And Fedora 21 Rawhide

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The latest installation instructions for KDE Plasma

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.

For more information about KDE Plasma 5, read the official announcement and watch the below video.

how to install KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora 20 and Fedora 21.

In this article I will show you how to install KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora 20 and Fedora 21.

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 system running inside a Virtualbox or VMware virtual machine, so that you don’t brick your main system.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install KDE Plasma 5 on 32 bit Fedora 20 systems:

$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/kde-frameworks/repo/fedora-20-i386/dvratil-kde-frameworks-fedora-20-i386.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-kde-frameworks-fedora-20-i386.repo
$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/kde-frameworks-unstable/repo/fedora-20-i386/dvratil-kde-frameworks-unstable-fedora-20-i386.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-kde-frameworks-unstable-fedora-20-i386.repo
$ wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/plasma-next/repo/fedora-20-i386/dvratil-plasma-next-fedora-20-i386.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-plasma-next-fedora-20-i386.repo
$ sudo yum install kde5-\*

How to install KDE Plasma 5 on 64 bit Fedora 20 systems:

$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/kde-frameworks/repo/fedora-20-x86_64/dvratil-kde-frameworks-fedora-20-x86_64.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-kde-frameworks-fedora-20-x86_64.repo
$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/kde-frameworks-unstable/repo/fedora-20-x86_64/dvratil-kde-frameworks-unstable-fedora-20-x86_64.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-kde-frameworks-unstable-fedora-20-x86_64.repo
$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/plasma-next/repo/fedora-20-x86_64/dvratil-plasma-next-fedora-20-x86_64.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-plasma-next-fedora-20-x86_64.repo
$ sudo yum install kde5-\*

How to install KDE Plasma 5 on 32 bit Fedora 21 Rawhide systems:

$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/kde-frameworks/repo/fedora-rawhide-i386/dvratil-kde-frameworks-fedora-rawhide-i386.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-kde-frameworks-fedora-rawhide-i386.repo
$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/kde-frameworks-unstable/repo/fedora-rawhide-i386/dvratil-kde-frameworks-unstable-fedora-rawhide-i386.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-kde-frameworks-unstable-fedora-rawhide-i386.repo
$ wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/plasma-next/repo/fedora-rawhide-i386/dvratil-plasma-next-fedora-rawhide-i386.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-plasma-next-fedora-rawhide-i386.repo
$ sudo yum install kde5-\*

How to install KDE Plasma 5 on 64 bit Fedora 21 Rawhide systems:

$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/kde-frameworks/repo/fedora-rawhide-x86_64/dvratil-kde-frameworks-fedora-rawhide-x86_64.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-kde-frameworks-fedora-rawhide-x86_64.repo
$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/kde-frameworks-unstable/repo/fedora-rawhide-x86_64/dvratil-kde-frameworks-unstable-fedora-rawhide-x86_64.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-kde-frameworks-unstable-fedora-rawhide-x86_64.repo
$ sudo wget http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dvratil/plasma-next/repo/fedora-rawhide-x86_64/dvratil-plasma-next-fedora-rawhide-x86_64.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/dvratil-plasma-next-fedora-rawhide-x86_64.repo
$ sudo yum install kde5-\*

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