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= KDE Plasma Workspaces =
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'''KDE'''  is a "free software community dedicated to creating an open and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon." (read more at [https://kde.org kde.org] and at [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE wikipedia.org]).
  
The [http://www.kde.org/ KDE Plasma Workspaces] provide a modern and customizable environment for running your favourite applications and accessing your information wherever it may be. Plasma Desktop, a home/workstation desktop targeting workspace, is a default one but Plasma Netbook is also provided. It is available in Fedora as an alternative to the default desktop offering (Gnome) and other desktop environments and window managers.
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The projects developed by the community develops includes a well-known graphical user environment (desktop view/files, virtual desktops, dashboard-like panel) called Plasma, a set of libraries called Frameworks which extend Qt, and various applications which covers various use cases (file manager, messaging, calendar, address book, web browsing, graphics - although most people just use it to open tens of character terminals), all available in the Fedora Linux distribution.
  
[[Image:Fedora14-KDE-Screenshot.png|800px]]
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== Getting Fedora KDE Plasma Workspaces Edition ==
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== Plasma ==
  
Get it at the [http://kde.fedoraproject.org/ KDE Plasma Workspaces spin] page.
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[https://www.kde.org/plasma-desktop/ KDE Plasma] provide a modern and customizable environment for running your favourite applications and accessing your information wherever it may be. It is available in Fedora as an alternative to the default desktop offering (Gnome) and other desktop environments and window managers.
  
You can also download default Fedora and follow Installing KDE Plasma Workspaces topic.
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[[File:KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora 22.jpg|800px|center]]
  
== Installing KDE Plasma Workspaces ==
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=== Download ===
  
You will have the option of installing KDE Plasma Workspaces during the Fedora installation process.
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Get it at the [https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/ KDE (Plasma desktop) spin] page.
  
You can also install KDE Plasma Workspaces packages after installation using the command line or the package manager of your choice.
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You can also download default Fedora and then follow the instructions in the section [[#Installation]].
  
To install KDE Plasma Workspaces using the command line, execute the following as root:
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=== Installation===
  
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You will have the option of installing Plasma during the Fedora installation process.
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You can also install Plasma packages after installation using the command line or the package manager of your choice.
  
yum install @kde-desktop
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To install Plasma using the command line with [[dnf]], execute the following as root:
  
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dnf install @kde-desktop
  
== Using KDE Plasma Desktop ==
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==== Activation ====
  
During the default login process, you can use the "Session" menu to choose a KDE login instead of a GNOME login.  You will be asked if you wish to make KDE Plasma Desktop your default desktop.
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During the default login process, you can use the "Session" menu to choose a Plasma login instead of a GNOME login.  You will be asked if you wish to make KDE Plasma Desktop your default desktop.
  
You can make KDE Plasma Desktop the system-wide default desktop. This is not necessary in order to use KDE Plasma Desktop, and may affect other users on the system. There are several ways to make KDE Plasma Desktop the default desktop  - GUI and command line tools and manually editing system configuration file.  
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You can make Plasma the system-wide default desktop. This is not necessary in order to use Plasma and may affect other users on the system. There are several ways to make Plasma the default desktop  - GUI and command line tools and manually editing system configuration file.  
  
The default display manager on Fedora is GDM - The GNOME Display Manager.  You can switch this to KDM - The KDE Display Manager.  This has little impact on the end-user experience, and isn't necessary in order to use KDE Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications.  
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The default display manager on Fedora is GDM - The GNOME Display Manager.  You can switch this to SDDM, recommended by the Plasma team (but not developed by the KDE community).  This has little impact on the end-user experience and isn't necessary in order to use Plasma.
  
=== Graphical interface===
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==== Graphical interface====
  
Use your favourite package management tool (yum, kpackagekit) to install <code>sudo yum install switchdesk-gui</code>, run the <code>switchdesk</code> command and select KDE.
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Use your favourite package management tool (yum, dnf, kpackagekit) to install <code>sudo yum|dnf install switchdesk-gui</code>, run the <code>switchdesk</code> command and select KDE.
  
To make KDM the default display manager, use your favourite package management tool (yum, kpackagekit) to install <code>system-switch-displaymanager-gnome</code>, run the <code>system-switch-displaymanager</code> command and select KDM.
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To make KDM the default display manager, use your favourite package management tool (yum, dnf, kpackagekit) to install <code>system-switch-displaymanager-gnome</code>, run the <code>system-switch-displaymanager</code> command and select KDM.
  
=== Command line ===
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==== Command line interface ====
  
Use your favourite package management tool (yum, kpackagekit) to install <code>switchdesk</code> and run the <code>switchdesk kde</code> command.
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Use your favourite package management tool (yum, dnf, kpackagekit) to install <code>sudo yum|dnf install switchdesk</code> and run the <code>switchdesk kde</code> command.
  
To make KDM the default display manager, use your favourite package management tool (yum, kpackagekit) to install <code>system-switch-displaymanager</code> and run the <code>system-switch-displaymanager kdm</code> command.
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To make KDM the default display manager, use your favourite package management tool (yum, dnf, kpackagekit) to install <code>sudo yum|dnf install system-switch-displaymanager</code> and run the <code>system-switch-displaymanager kdm</code> command.
  
=== Manual way ===
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==== Manually ====
  
 
Add the following line to <code>/etc/sysconfig/desktop</code>:
 
Add the following line to <code>/etc/sysconfig/desktop</code>:
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== Communicate ==
 
== Communicate ==
  
Fedora KDE users and developers are available in #fedora-kde irc channel in freenode for real-time conversations.  We also have a Fedora KDE mailing list at  
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Fedora KDE users and developers are available on the #fedora-kde IRC channel at Freenode for real-time conversations.  We also have a Fedora KDE mailing list at  
  
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/kde
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* listinfo: https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin/lists/kde.lists.fedoraproject.org/
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* archives: https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/kde@lists.fedoraproject.org/
  
 
== Fedora's KDE SIG ==
 
== Fedora's KDE SIG ==
  
 
The [[SIGs/KDE|  KDE SIG]]  (Special Interest Group) is a group of Fedora contributors that [[PackageMaintainers|  maintain]]  popular KDE packages, take care of KDE-related documentation, artwork and other KDE specific tasks.
 
The [[SIGs/KDE|  KDE SIG]]  (Special Interest Group) is a group of Fedora contributors that [[PackageMaintainers|  maintain]]  popular KDE packages, take care of KDE-related documentation, artwork and other KDE specific tasks.
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== See Also ==
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* [[KDE/Postinstall]]
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* [[KDE/Debugging]]
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* [[KDE/Baloo]] KDE Desktop search service
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* [[LiveUpdates]] talks problems in updating KDE
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* [[KDE/NFS]]
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
  
* http://www.kde.org/ - Home of the K Desktop Environment
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* https://www.kde.org/ - Home of the KDE community
* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KDE/Using_nm_applet_instead_of_knetworkmanager - How to enable nm-applet by default
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* https://www.kde.org/plasma-desktop/ - The Plasma Desktop
* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KDE/How_to_reduce_fullscreen_flicker - How to reduce fullscreen flicker
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* [[/Using nm applet instead of knetworkmanager]] - How to enable nm-applet by default
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* [[/How to reduce fullscreen flicker]] - How to reduce fullscreen flicker
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[[Category:KDE]]

Latest revision as of 10:11, 29 June 2018

KDE is a "free software community dedicated to creating an open and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon." (read more at kde.org and at wikipedia.org).

The projects developed by the community develops includes a well-known graphical user environment (desktop view/files, virtual desktops, dashboard-like panel) called Plasma, a set of libraries called Frameworks which extend Qt, and various applications which covers various use cases (file manager, messaging, calendar, address book, web browsing, graphics - although most people just use it to open tens of character terminals), all available in the Fedora Linux distribution.

Plasma

KDE Plasma provide a modern and customizable environment for running your favourite applications and accessing your information wherever it may be. It is available in Fedora as an alternative to the default desktop offering (Gnome) and other desktop environments and window managers.

KDE Plasma 5 on Fedora 22.jpg

Download

Get it at the KDE (Plasma desktop) spin page.

You can also download default Fedora and then follow the instructions in the section #Installation.

Installation

You will have the option of installing Plasma during the Fedora installation process.

You can also install Plasma packages after installation using the command line or the package manager of your choice.

To install Plasma using the command line with dnf, execute the following as root:

dnf install @kde-desktop

Activation

During the default login process, you can use the "Session" menu to choose a Plasma login instead of a GNOME login. You will be asked if you wish to make KDE Plasma Desktop your default desktop.

You can make Plasma the system-wide default desktop. This is not necessary in order to use Plasma and may affect other users on the system. There are several ways to make Plasma the default desktop - GUI and command line tools and manually editing system configuration file.

The default display manager on Fedora is GDM - The GNOME Display Manager. You can switch this to SDDM, recommended by the Plasma team (but not developed by the KDE community). This has little impact on the end-user experience and isn't necessary in order to use Plasma.

Graphical interface

Use your favourite package management tool (yum, dnf, kpackagekit) to install sudo yum|dnf install switchdesk-gui, run the switchdesk command and select KDE.

To make KDM the default display manager, use your favourite package management tool (yum, dnf, kpackagekit) to install system-switch-displaymanager-gnome, run the system-switch-displaymanager command and select KDM.

Command line interface

Use your favourite package management tool (yum, dnf, kpackagekit) to install sudo yum|dnf install switchdesk and run the switchdesk kde command.

To make KDM the default display manager, use your favourite package management tool (yum, dnf, kpackagekit) to install sudo yum|dnf install system-switch-displaymanager and run the system-switch-displaymanager kdm command.

Manually

Add the following line to /etc/sysconfig/desktop:

DESKTOP="KDE"
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If this file already contains a DESKTOP entry, you must replace that entry.

To make KDM the default display manager, add the following line to /etc/sysconfig/desktop:

DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"
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If this file already contains a DISPLAYMANAGER entry, you must replace that entry.

Communicate

Fedora KDE users and developers are available on the #fedora-kde IRC channel at Freenode for real-time conversations. We also have a Fedora KDE mailing list at

Fedora's KDE SIG

The KDE SIG (Special Interest Group) is a group of Fedora contributors that maintain popular KDE packages, take care of KDE-related documentation, artwork and other KDE specific tasks.

See Also

Links