Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

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Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby linuxidemil on Mon May 14, 2012 2:31 pm

Hello again, what I'm trying to do here is to install KDE desktop, then remove the GNOME 3 desktop on Linux Mint 12..

Right now I've the Linux Mint 12 Gnome edition.. and want to install KDE over it without actually downloading the KDE image and reinstall everything etc.. if that's possible..

On Ubuntu you can just simple type
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sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
( to install KDE interface and applications ) then
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sudo apt-get remove activity-log-manager-common activity-log-manager-control-center doc-base duplicity empathy empathy-common eog espeak espeak-data evince evince-common evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-common example-content
<< this code will remove all the Gnome apps including the interface/desktop, so you stay with a pure KDE desktop.. these are some of the apps, the list is longer, but tried to keep it short

Is there a similar way to do this on Mint?

Thanks :)
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby hellfire695 on Tue May 15, 2012 10:51 am

If want kde without gnome then why not download the kde edition?
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby linuxidemil on Tue May 15, 2012 12:26 pm

hellfire695 wrote:If want kde without gnome then why not download the kde edition?


Internet quite slow and don't have any USB sticks or CDs left.. lol.. but that wasn't my question :P
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby hellfire695 on Tue May 15, 2012 1:57 pm

Well i do apologize but yes mint uses ubuntu's repositories
so yeah that might work but that method can cause issues

but in short yes same technique
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby bu99zy on Tue May 15, 2012 8:00 pm

For the full KDE

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sudo apt-get install kde-full


Standard KDE

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sudo apt-get install kde-standard


Minimal

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sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop


You won't need to remove any gnome items
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby linuxidemil on Wed May 16, 2012 6:17 pm

bu99zy wrote:For the full KDE

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sudo apt-get install kde-full


Standard KDE

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sudo apt-get install kde-standard


Minimal

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sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop


You won't need to remove any gnome items


That's what I was looking for, thanks mate, btw JUST in case.. if I ever need gnome back, is there a terminal code for getting gnome, thanks again :)
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby bu99zy on Wed May 16, 2012 7:28 pm

linuxidemil wrote:
That's what I was looking for, thanks mate, btw JUST in case.. if I ever need gnome back, is there a terminal code for getting gnome, thanks again :)


You're welcome.

Gnome will still be there, those commands won't remove it. I would also leave Gnome on your computer, trying to remove it might remove an essential library/dependency and could mess up your install. It is handy to have a backup Desktop Environment in case you damage KDE.
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby cwwgateway on Wed May 16, 2012 7:29 pm

linuxidemil wrote:
bu99zy wrote:For the full KDE

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install kde-full


Standard KDE

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install kde-standard


Minimal

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install kde-plasma-desktop


You won't need to remove any gnome items


That's what I was looking for, thanks mate, btw JUST in case.. if I ever need gnome back, is there a terminal code for getting gnome, thanks again :)

You choose it in the login screen which session, but if you uninstall gnome it's sudo apt-get install mint-meta-gnome. Also, if you want Mint KDE add the kde repos (gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list and add "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ Lisa-KDE Main Upstream Import" then install mint-meta-kde.
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby linuxidemil on Mon May 21, 2012 12:10 pm

Yep, everything went well for me, used KDE for a few days but I prefer Gnome to KDE, ( mostly Cinnamon ).. but I still have KDE, no need to remove it anyway, I might try it again in the future, always loved exploring things little by little.. :)
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby main on Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:58 am

I have launched Synaptic and it offers me both of
kubuntu-desktop and kde-full
(as well as all the others)
what are the advantages of each ?
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Re: Install KDE Desktop over GNOME 3?

Postby abnvolk on Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:04 am

The kubuntu-desktop contain Kubuntu branding, so your Mint will look like Kubuntu. The kde-full doesn't have any brandings.
Kde-full has many applications, whereas kubuntu-desktop has applications which come with Kubuntu. You can mark them to see which applications will be installed.
You should also consider kde-standard or kde-plasma-desktop, they are lighter and contain fewer applications.
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