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Installed KDE but it's still Unity!


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#1 Karzahni

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:40 PM

I installed Ubuntu 14 LTS Server (with Samba) on to my virtual machine for my virtual server. I'm too new to Linux to be without a GUI, so I installed the Ubuntu Desktop. I then tried to install KDE to get Plasma (Can't stand Unity) I can change the KDE System Settings, but there's no Plasma.

 

Kubuntu has no server variant, but is there any difference between Ubuntu Desktop and Server apart from the GUI being there/not being there?

 

If not, then I should just install Kubuntu 14.

 

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:48 PM

try installing the "kubuntu desktop" metapackage, sounds like it didnt put up the dependencies


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 12:08 AM

try installing the "kubuntu desktop" metapackage, sounds like it didnt put up the dependencies

 

I already installed kubuntu-desktop but I'll try kde-plasma-desktop. That's what I should have done in the first place as Plasma was all I wanted.


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 12:09 AM

Do you have lightdm installed (the login screen) ?


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 12:32 AM

No, I tried kde-plasma-desktop and it asked and I selected KDM. I logged in and it just displayed a blue background and wouldn't progress. I found a guide to install KDE on Ubuntu Server so I'm staring from scratch.


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 12:33 AM

Very well, I personally would have used the Lightdm option, that always worked for me under ubuntu


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 08:53 AM

Check The Kernels  maybe they are different ....

 

also i would go for LXDE or IceWM etc a lot lighter and less problematic than KDE, ..and maybe not have them start  automatically...but with StartX, start LXDM or whatever the cli is for Ubuntu, so you can call up your DE on demand when needed rather than running all the time



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Posted 02 January 2016 - 08:40 PM

I got it, but KDE seemed buggy. There was no option to change resolution in system settings. I will come back to this, but I'm rethinking the way I'm setting this up.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 09:21 PM

Try MATE or XFCE, both are a bit lighter.


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:27 AM

KDE may not run right in a VM...i can be buggy when installed fully on a pc..im not too genned up on VM ware But the Graphics of KDE may be too much for it..

 

If you need a server with a GIU try something like CentOS  you can have that with Gnome or KDE still i think as you install what you need from a DVD on installation...(i think)


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 05:31 PM

KDE may not run right in a VM...i can be buggy when installed fully on a pc..im not too genned up on VM ware But the Graphics of KDE may be too much for it..

 

If you need a server with a GIU try something like CentOS  you can have that with Gnome or KDE still i think as you install what you need from a DVD on installation...(i think)

 

Tried CentOS on my old physical server, really liked it, but support was hard to come by for 7. If I try again it'll be 6. Just thought I'd give Ubuntu a go. Might look into Gentoo again, but I'd need help with USE flags, as I wouldn't be sure exactly what I'd need for what I'm doing. But I'll get back to this, I have a lot to do at the moment.


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