Installing KDE Plasma on Mint 19 Tara (Cinnamon)

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frc_kde
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Installing KDE Plasma on Mint 19 Tara (Cinnamon)

Post by frc_kde » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:13 am

I have installed Plasma KDE upon a Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon ─ then removed (most of) Cinnamon ─ and it is fine after 6 intensive working days, now.

I have made a detailed report ─ unhappily in Portuguese (pt_BR) ─ but there is a Translator button at the topo of the right column. Sorry, this column doesn't appear within mobiles.

Hope it may be helpfull to someone.

https://byteria.blogspot.com/2018/08/li ... a-kde.html

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Re: Installing KDE Plasma on Mint 19 Tara (Cinnamon)

Post by catweazel » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:36 am

frc_kde wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:13 am
I have installed Plasma KDE upon a Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon ─ then removed (most of) Cinnamon ─ and it is fine after 6 intensive working days, now.

I have made a detailed report ─ unhappily in Portuguese (pt_BR) ─ but there is a Translator button at the topo of the right column. Sorry, this column doesn't appear within mobiles.

Hope it may be helpfull to someone.

https://byteria.blogspot.com/2018/08/li ... a-kde.html
Don't do this at home, folks.

It's much simpler to use Mint Xfce as the base then remove xfce.
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Re: Installing KDE Plasma on Mint 19 Tara (Cinnamon)

Post by _Josue_ » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:57 am

I had tested instaling KDE on Mint Cinnamon 18.3 so I imagined it would work on Mint 19 just fine. Thanks for confirming it.
However I didn't remove cinnamon because I like it too, and use it from time to time as well (besides, why risk breaking anything for a little disk space? Unless... unless you are running very old hardware or very low hardware specs, in that case why even bother with KDE?)
All those "don't install another desktop environment" tutorials are a thing of the past. The ecosystem is stable enough and it works well (I even installed xscreensaver to get a picture slideshow instead of the default KDE lock screen just because I wanted to. Of course, I still think if you are a Linux beginner it's not an easy task, thus not recommmended, but it can't be said to be impossible anymore.
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