Got error while installing KDE 4.11 from kubuntu backport repo !

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Oct 26 10:33:18 UTC 2013

Navdeep Singh Sidhu wrote:
> By following first tutorial i got missing dependency problem. then i
> simply installed Kubuntu-desktop from default repo of ubuntu 12.04.04
> & sucessfully installed KDE 4.8 version .
> Then i added backport repo of kubuntu & used command
> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> command.
> now i'm getting x server missing on rebooting my computer.

I'm not sure if this all will work and / or if it will help, but it may 
be worth trying.

>From a previous mail I remember that your installation of the KDE 
version from the backports-repo failed because at least one package had 
a conflict. Therefore I suppose that some other packages are not 
installed and therefore you can't reach the X server. First I would try 
the command

sudo dpkg --configure -a

and then you might uninstall the old KDE package which gave the conflict 
with the new KDE package:

sudo dpkg -r kde-workspace-data

and if it wants to uninstall other packages, remove them also if they 
are from the old KDE version.

Then try to continue the installation with the command

sudo apt-get install -f

or maybe try

sudo dpkg --configure -a

again if that didn't work.

> Please help me through this or give me proper steps to install latest
> kde on my ubuntu 12.04.03 !!

I think, the proper step for the latest KDE version on Kubuntu would be 
to use 13.10 instead of 12.04. (SCNR).


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