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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!

< admin note: OP has deleted their account so we'll never see the Bash script they described. >

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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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by rambo919 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:11 am

Any progress or abandoned till 19.1?

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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:16 am

Wasn't a nice tutorial in the Mint docs explaining how to install Mint 19 Xfce, remove Xfce completely, and then install KDE (ie. the right way) promised some time ago? If it's there I can't find it.

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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by catweazel » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:22 am

Hoser Rob wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:16 am
Wasn't a nice tutorial in the Mint docs explaining how to install Mint 19 Xfce, remove Xfce completely, and then install KDE (ie. the right way) promised some time ago? If it's there I can't find it.
You might have to ping @xenopeek. It was their promise.
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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by freshtamatic » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:00 am

Valsodar wrote:
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.
Totally agree! If someone wants KDE, they might as well look at other distros like kubuntu (for example).

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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by kc1di » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:08 am

I have run Kubuntu for KDE and it's a good choice. Never got KDE neon going the way I wanted but did not waste much time on it either.

I would be interested in the switch tool. But to be honest can't really see the reason to put KDE back on Mint. after installing with the tool will it be updated?
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Re: Add KDE desktop to Linux Mint

Post by xenopeek » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:23 pm

OP has deleted their account so we'll never see the Bash script they described.

I had commented long time ago that I could do a "transform Mint 19 Xfce to KDE" tutorial but I figured a Bash script to automate it would be ten times nicer so parked it at my end. It could still put doing such a tutorial back on my todo list. It would take me a bit to get around to it.
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