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galaxy0815

Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by galaxy0815 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:55 am

Hello to all interested people!

Since my last installations, I've been creating a bash script using zenity to allow for a simple and solid installation. It's not just the time I want to save. My main argument is to make an installation like Linux Mint 18.3 KDE. Now it works perfect for me. I have built in a variable with all packages as a list, wich I can correct and expand for my needs. To expand the installation is now done by klicking a few check boxes in a Zenity window.

Is anybody interested in such a tool?

I have tested it with all desktops from Tara (64bit) and it works fine. The lowest download quantity was reached with the MATE edition of Tara (~500MB). After installation I have a clean KDE distribution on harddisk like former Linux Mint 18.3 KDE but with an original KDE desktop, not a defaut Mint desktop. I like to install with the MATE edition, since I use all X-apps and Firefox and LibreOffice, with the exception of MATE Terminal. To install a base of applications that I would like to use from the MATE edition. The script to expand the programs you want to have is very simple. And by the way, I have a second desktop that I can switch to for test purposes.

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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by rui no onna » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:09 am

Sounds awesome! I'd love to have such a tool. :D

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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by Sgthawker » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:46 pm

I vote for this tool also. :mrgreen:
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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by all41 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:50 pm

Another supportive vote--I'll give it a go as well.
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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by catweazel » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:56 pm

galaxy0815 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:55 am
Is anybody interested in such a tool?
Add me to the growing list of positive responses.
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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by phd21 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:04 pm

Hi galaxy0815,

Sounds great, add me to the list as well. Where is it?
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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by all41 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:51 pm

You know what--this is the very material of a developing fork.
Go for it galaxy0815
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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by Schallaven » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:21 am

Go for it!

I vote for putting it on Gitlab or Github so that people can even contribute to it :)
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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by OSSwitcher » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:07 am

galaxy0815 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:55 am
Add me to the list please!

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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by Valsodar » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:32 am

I'm glad there's one person for whom KDE works as expected. I never got past the constantly crashing logout greeter. That's why I chose Cinnamon - it was the only DE that never had a crashing component or the bugs found in MATE and XFCE.
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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by OSSwitcher » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:29 pm

galaxy0815 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:55 am
And how cant I get this tool?

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