How do I install KDE for Xubuntu

Install KDE afterwards

Import import

KDE / Open Suse 10.2

Problem: You have installed Open Suse 10.2 including Gnome. Now you also want to use the KDE desktop interface.

Solution: In order to equip your system with the K Desktop Environment (KDE) afterwards, you don't have to laboriously collect the individual necessary KDE packages in Yast yourself. Depending on the software installed so far, there are often quite a few KDE packages on your computer. And you don't need all the packages that the KDE desktop has to offer.

The package manager Yast offers you a simple solution for this. Start Yast and open the “Install or delete software” module to install the KDE desktop.

EnlargeDesktop selection: Use the display manager to select the surface

Yast organizes groups of packages in schemes so that you don't have to select each individual package to install the entire KDE desktop. Therefore, select the filter “Schemes” in the drop-down menu at the top left to get an overview of the software that can be installed. Then simply check the box next to “KDE Desktop Environment” in the “Graphical Environments” section, and Yast will automatically select all the packages that are included in this group for installation. You can see the list on the right. There you can still deselect individual packages, for example if you want to do without KOffice. If you have already carried out an online update, you should now connect to the Internet, because Yast automatically fetches newer packages from the Internet during installation. Start the installation with "Apply".

KDE / Open Suse 10.2

Switch desktop

Problem: You installed the KDE desktop afterwards. When you start your OpenSuse system, you will still automatically land on your Gnome desktop.

Solution: The display manager is responsible for which desktop is started; in a standard installation with Gnome this is the Gnome Display Manager (“gdm”). There you enter your user name and the associated password to log in to the system. In addition, you can also select here which desktop you want to start if you have installed several. If you only want to switch to KDE occasionally, you can first log out of your Gnome desktop without restarting your PC, then you will end up in the login manager gdm. Alternatively, use the key combination - - . In the display manager at the bottom left you will find the option "Session". If you click on it, you will get a list of all window managers that can be started. Select the entry "KDE" in the list and click on "Change session". Now log in again with your username and password. A dialog box asks you whether you want to define your new selection as the standard. If you say “Yes” here, KDE will in future start by default when you log in. If you want to start the Gnome desktop again later, select "Only for this session".

EnlargeInstall package groups: Yast summarizes software in schemes that you can easily install with a click of the mouse

If you want to end up at the login screen of the display manager even after restarting the computer in the future in order to enter your user data and, if necessary, to select a different desktop, open the Yast module "Edit and create users" in the Gnome control center. There you mark the entry with your user name and click on the entry “Settings for logging in” in the drop-down menu “Options for experts”. Deactivate the "Automatic login" option here. Then click “OK” and “Finish”. In the future, the Gnome Display Manager will also appear after a computer restart.