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[SOLVED] Installing another desktop manager

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:47 am
by Klaushybrid
I don't know if this question has been asked or not ( I couldn't find it )

I have Mint 17.2 Cinnamon installed and I have installed all software and things that I need and I have customized it to my liking.
But now I prefer to have KDE as my desktop manager than Cinnamon. Cinnamon is awesome and everything is good but I like KDE more.
So is there a way to install KDE without removing Cinnamon? Because I may want to go back to Cinnamon again. I have had more than 4 desktop managers in Kali Linux; can I do the same in mint?
and if I can't have more than 1 desktop managers then is there a way to remove one and install another? I really don't want to install everything again.

Would you help me, please?

Thanks

(sorry for messed up English :D)

Re: Installing another desktop manager

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:08 am
by Jerry

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sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
a simple web search does that too for you.

Re: Installing another desktop manager

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:29 pm
by Flemur
It shouldn't be a problem; to get to the new (or different) desktop just logout, select which DE you want, then log back in; you should be given an option to make it the default.

Re: Installing another desktop manager

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:41 pm
by NathanRodriguez
Just be careful unistalling KDE, it can mess your system.

Re: Installing another desktop manager

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:41 pm
by Fred Barclay
Jerry wrote:

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sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
a simple web search does that too for you.
The problem with that, is that it will tend to be more of a ubuntu-flavoured KDE environment.
To get the same one that comes with Mint, run

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mint-meta-kde
Definitely make a record of all the files that are installed, so if you want to remove KDE it'll be easy. :D

Re: Installing another desktop manager

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:53 pm
by Jerry
Fred Barclay wrote: The problem with that, is that it will tend to be more of a ubuntu-flavoured KDE environment.
To get the same one that comes with Mint, run

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mint-meta-kde
Definitely make a record of all the files that are installed, so if you want to remove KDE it'll be easy. :D
Oh, is that right. I didn't know that. Thanks for that Fred. :)
I thought that it was just the Ubuntu way as them and Mint are debian based.

Re: Installing another desktop manager

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:17 pm
by Fred Barclay
No worries, mate. Yeah, the mint KDE and the ubuntu KDE packages are different. Actually, there are multiple ways of installing KDE in ubuntu/mint. I just figured that the OP wanted the default Mint configuration. :D