Trying to add the KDE desktop

Mirjam Wäckerlin mirjam.waeckerlin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 02:19:05 GMT 2006


Hey Jose,


On 1/17/06, Jose Medeiros <jose.medeiros at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Okay.. Thanks.. I'll try it. Why did my other distribution ( Non 64
> bit ) work using  sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
> then on my other installation? Also the online Kubunntu documentation
> differs from the commands that you just asked me to try.
>


the command you mention (sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop) SHOULD
actually work if you have all the repos necessary enabled! Just check your
sources.list (as mentioned above) and see if everything (except backports
maybe) is uncommented.

Mirjam

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>
> On 1/16/06, Old Rocker <old.rocker at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> > On Monday 16 Jan 2006 16:21, Jose Medeiros wrote:
> >
> > > Quick question for all you Linux and KDE Guru's. I installed Ubuntu
> > > on my AMD 64 CPU using 5.10 and I am trying to add the KDE desktop
> > > using the following commands, any ideas why it is not finding the
> > > correct package?
> >
> > As others have said, you need to uncomment the universe repositories in
> > your sources.list and then apt-get will find it.
> >
> > My advice is to be sure you've got aptitude and use that instead of
> > apt-get, but that's only my preference (at one time Debian said that
> > aptitude handled dependencies better than apt-get, but you can always
> > use apt-get instead of aptitude in the following).
> >
> > This is what I'd do (in a terminal):
> >
> > sudo aptitude update
> > sudo aptitude kdebase kde
> > sudo aptitude kubuntu-desktop
> >
> > which should give you a full KDE system, but check through synaptic if
> > there's anything you want that isn't installed (I find I have to
> > manually install Koffice) and the British international language pack.
> >
> > Stay with it as its installed because you are generally asked to
> > indicate which desktop manager you want.  By default, gdm is installed
> > as its the Gnome desktop manager, but I find that kdm (the KDE desktop
> > manager is better if your regular desktop is KDE.
> >
> > Don't forget to run Kappfinder afterwards, then do:
> >
> > sudo aptitude upgrade
> >
> > then
> >
> > sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
> >
> > neither of which should be necessary but they'll install any updated
> > dependencies.
> > --
> >
> > Old Rocker
> >
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