Downgrade KDE Plasma-Desktop to 5.5

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Downgrade KDE Plasma-Desktop to 5.5

Post by aknisly » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:59 am

I've been gratefully using LM KDE for a good number of years, but when I installed 18.3 KDE on a new computer last year, I ended up with a number of issues related to my tweaks. I'm down to one now: I run xmonad as my window manager, and plasmashell doesn't play nicely with it. I end up killing it because it can't figure out where to position itself. Based on a friend's installation, I'm reasonably certain that this problem was introduced in 5.8.x, and I'd like to downgrade my plasma-desktop package to 5.5.x. Any help for me?

Thank you much.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Release: 18.3
Codename: sylvia
akn@akn-W520 ~/.xmonad $ uname -a
Linux akn-W520 4.10.0-38-generic #42~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 10 16:32:20 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Package: haskell-platform
Version: 2014.2.0.0.debian2

Package: xmonad
Version: 0.12-1

Package: plasma-desktop
Version: 4:5.8.9-0ubuntu1~ubuntu16.04~ppa1

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