How To Install KDE On Linux Mint 15 Olivia

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The latest installation instructions for KDE Plasma

As you already know, Linux Mint 15 Olivia has just been released, a few days ago. Because it comes, by default, only with Mate and Cinnamon, users may want to change its desktop environment.

But don’t you worry. If you are a KDE fan, you can install it easily on your new Linux Mint. In this article I will show you how to install KDE on Linux Mint 15 Olivia.

There are different KDE versions available, for KDE standard do:

$ sudo apt-get install kde-standard

For the full version, install the kde-full package:

$ sudo apt-get install kde-full

If you want KDE Plasma Desktop do:

$ sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop

Also, you can install KDE Plasma Desktop, the netbook edition:

$ sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-netbook

The last alternative is to install Kubuntu desktop:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

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4 comments on “How To Install KDE On Linux Mint 15 Olivia
  1. bobby says:

    installed the kde standard on mint 15 cinnamon,
    usual is log out then back in on kde,
    no problem there.
    the Q. can cinnamon be safely removed from system. as i am a kde user and the only user on this pc.
    .was also thinking of later also of getting only updates for the kde,and not also the cinnamon.
    many thanks,

  2. Bikkuri says:

    Bobby, I am in the exact same boat (and with the exact same question)..
    I tested this out on my laptop (back-up PC) and still see the cinnamon (not my style and lack of choice).
    I did the full KDE install and it still looks like cinnamon.

    I have been wondering if I can purge cinnamon now so it is left with only KDE.

    I need to get this working because something I did with the drivers on my main are really screwing it up now and I will either be forced to reinstall Mint 14, or get this working first..

    • andrew says:

      you need to select it in the display manager. I am sure you can remove cinnamon if you so desire, I like it as a backup DE.

  3. wes says:

    were do I find the Display Manage in mint 15?

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