install a kde app on ubuntu

Ted Quick rim_molder at
Wed Nov 1 14:59:34 UTC 2006

--- "Cybe R. Wizard" <cybe_r_wizard at> wrote:
> "YAGNESH N DESAI" <ynd at>  said:
> > Thanks Scott;
> > 
> > I am also of the opinion that why not use both ?
> > 
> > I am still not decided how to go about it. I had tried Mandrake 
> > where KDE and GNOME were the choice at login screen in single Linux 
> > installation. 
> > 
> > How do you use both of them.
> Install Ubuntu and then sudo apt-get (or aptitude or use Synaptic,
> update-manager, adept, ...) install kubuntu-desktop. (and
> Xubuntu-desktop and Edubuntu-desktop)  I have done all of the above
> with an original Ubuntu installation and all is well with the
> negligible exception of confusion between/among the artwork employed at
> splash-time, GDM-time and shutdown-time.
> > 
> > Do I have to use 2 Linux installation ubuntu and kubuntu to have both
> > KDE and GNOME. . ?
> No.  Just install the others.  Some have said they experienced problems
> doing so, though.  I have not.
> > 
> > Regarding the comparison you are right all would be biased;
> > I think I will try them my self and prepare one Ha Ha . .
> > 
> > Yagnesh
> > 
> Cybe R. Wizard

OK, I accidentally replaced Kubuntu's (KDE) desktop with Ubuntu's (Gnome) desktop doing an update.
really want to get the KDE version back. I HAVE  the KDE Desktop installed, just can't find a way
to start it up. How do I do that?

Ted Quick
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