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Is it possible to install KDE on Mint 14 without a reinstall

Postby hk-sigman on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:35 pm

I see that the Mint 14 KDE RC is out now. I currently have Mint 14 Cinnamon installed and really don't want to reinstall from scratch again. Can I just install the KDE environment from the RC through the terminal?
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Re: Is it possible to install KDE on Mint 14 without a reins

Postby BubbaBlues on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:15 pm

It isn't recommended. It's quicker to download and install Mint KDE and you get a much better system. Trying to install mint on top of cinnamon
will give you problems and you run a risk of borking them both. 8)
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Re: Is it possible to install KDE on Mint 14 without a reins

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:18 pm

Yes. You can install as many DEs or WMs as you want without reinstalling.
To install KDE, open a terminal and type in "sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop"

After it's installed, logout and select KDE as your session and log in.

And BubbaBlues, I don't know where you got that idea from. I have KDE, LXDE, and Xfce on Debian Wheezy running, no problems ever.
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Re: Is it possible to install KDE on Mint 14 without a reins

Postby BubbaBlues on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:23 am

Partly from here. viewtopic.php?f=109&t=118728#p655809
I guess I figure going from cinnamon to KDE is always an upgrade. Yes you can install kde on it, but it won't be Mint KDE.
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Re: Is it possible to install KDE on Mint 14 without a reins

Postby Exodus111 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:07 am

What about upgrading from Mint 13 KDE 4.8 to the new one?

Is that possible?
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Re: Is it possible to install KDE on Mint 14 without a reins

Postby BubbaBlues on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:03 am

It takes much longer and it isn't a good idea.
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Re: Is it possible to install KDE on Mint 14 without a reins

Postby colyn on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:05 am

Exodus111 wrote:What about upgrading from Mint 13 KDE 4.8 to the new one?

Is that possible?


Upgrading is not recommended. You should backup important files then do a clean install..
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Re: Is it possible to install KDE on Mint 14 without a reins

Postby Exodus111 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:45 am

rgr that.
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Re: Is it possible to install KDE on Mint 14 without a reins

Postby podagee on Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:41 pm

i am triple booted with mint 13 kde and did a dist-upgrade from terminal and i am currently running kde 4.9.4.i wouldnt rush into installing the 14 kde rc just yet.its better to wait for the final as the rc is still in testing.just do a upgrade from the terminal.
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