Desktop Environment – Install KDE Plasma Desktop in Arch Linux

I am a big fan of Light Weight Desktop environments and a long time user of XFCE Desktop. As it’s a lightweight Desktop Environment and basically, I just don’t like to waste my resources on some stupid animations.

But after running KDE Plasma Desktop in my OpenSUSE installation in VirtualBox for almost two or three months, I decided to install KDE Plasma Desktop on my base machine.

So here’s a quick tutorial to install KDE Plasma 5 Desktop in Arch Linux.

Note: If you’re an existing user of KDE 4, then just keep in mind that KDE 4 and KDE 5 can’t run together. Thus you need to remove the previous KDE 4 installation.

sudo pacman -Rc kdebase-workspace

For successfully installing  KDE type/ paste following commands in Terminal.

Perform full system update:

sudo pacman -Syu

Install KDE Desktop

sudo pacman -S plasma

you might get a choice for selecting some packages, in case there are two packages to be installed. In this case, select the default one’s unless you know what you are doing.

If you would like to request any tutorial or find any grammatical errors, feel free to leave a comment about it.


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