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KDE Plasma Workspaces

The 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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Getting Fedora KDE Plasma Workspaces Edition

Get it at the KDE Plasma Workspaces spin page.

You can also download default Fedora and follow Installing KDE Plasma Workspaces topic.

Installing KDE Plasma Workspaces

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

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

To install KDE Plasma Workspaces using the command line, execute the following as root:


yum install @kde-desktop

Using KDE Plasma Desktop

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.

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.

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.

Graphical interface

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

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

Command line

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

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

Manual way

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 in #fedora-kde irc channel in freenode for real-time conversations. We also have a Fedora KDE mailing list at

https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/kde

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.

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