KDE 4 preview on Ubuntu

By   |  January 6, 2008

If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of KDE 4.0 on January 11 and you’re running Ubuntu then get a taste of the next big thing by installing KDE 4.0 release candidate 2 in three easy steps.

1 – Add the KDE 4 repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu gutsy main to the bottom of that file. Save

2 – Update your repository list

sudo apt-get update

3 – Install the KDE RC2 files

sudo apt-get install kdebase-bin kdebase-workspace kdebase-kde4 kdebase-runtime

Now all you need to do is log out and choose the KDE4 session next time you log in. Enjoy.

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One Response to “KDE 4 preview on Ubuntu”

  1. Alan
    January 8th, 2008 @ 9:02 am

    I did this. It works; however, it may be useful to note that many kde4 packages are not loaded through this process. I was not able to run the kde4 setup program: I hope that one of the 144 packages I am now installing will enable me to do so. It’s a very nice looking desktop.

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