KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)

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Re: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)

Post by xenopeek » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi grabo. No I didn't write it because at the time it became pertinent to do it, somebody on the forum had already said they had created a script people could use to automatically convert a Linux Mint installation to KDE—and select some customizations—and that seemed to me to be much nicer than what I had planned to do. Time went by but that person never actually shared the script. As KDE users either settled with Cinnamon or moved to a KDE focused distro, when it had become clear the script wasn't going to be shared I didn't think there was still much interest in it.
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Re: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)

Post by catweazel » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:38 pm

grabro wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Zenopeek

Did you ever write that How TO for installing KDE over xfce?
I would be extremely interested.
viewtopic.php?p=1486597#p1486597

That seems to work.
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Re: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)

Post by BG405 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:16 pm

xenopeek wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:31 pm
Time went by but that person never actually shared the script.
This is a real shame. I was looking forward to seeing such a script; although I've rebuilt a borked KDE Plasma 4 installation (Mint 17.3) I haven't done much digging into Plasma 5 yet & writing scripts to perform such things is still ahead of me. Although P5 is now my primary choice of desktop environment this is on Manjaro (the D255E in my signature and also a Toshiba N250); however, I intend to keep the "fixed" machines on Mint & I'd much prefer to run KDE as per my original plans.
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Toshiba NB305 - Manjaro KDE------------------------K7S5A AMD 1.2GHz - LM17.3 Xfce 32 & WinXP-Pro
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Re: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)

Post by Slarti » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:29 pm

xenopeek wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:31 pm
. . . I didn't think there was still much interest in it.
Hi xenopeek,

For whatever it's worth, I would be very, pleased and grateful if you would do this and I feel certain that I'm far from alone. I've checked back countless times since the release of 19 hoping to find these instructions. I would be happy to add KDE as a login option and not remove anything else if that would be simpler for you to explain and not compromise stability.

It's easy to find instructions online that don't work as promised, such as my attempt last night which yielded a system having blank customization windows for every aspect of Plasma. There are many options for those with more technical knowledge than I possess but two decades of Windows does not prepare one to deal with rolling distros when a problem arises, so that eliminates many choices. In the end, I've tried lots of others and there is nothing to compare with Mint for my taste and situation.

If you're too busy, I understand and no hard feelings. Thanks! :)

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