I am a big fun of plasma and i want to ask the devs, what is your opinion. To install KDE manually or to wait for the online installer when its out?
I can only suggest it’s really your decision.
Its a dilemma. I dont have problem waiting.
Have you considered trying to install Plasma using Virtualbox and see how it goes? Try it out for a few days and then decide if it’s worth the effort to install full time or wait for the online installer.
I have do this. So far all is fine
How about simply following this one?
What you suggest?
sudo pacman -S plasma [full install]
sudo pacman -S plasma-meta [less clutter]
You would have a much cleaner system if you wait for the online installer, that’s what I’m going to do.
@AndreasDimo since you are asking several questions it looks like you maybe asking for a recipe and not simply just suggestions. That’s ok. Here’s my recipe. Note that I went one step further and removed lightdm and replaced it with sddm.
Install EOS Xfce via the install medium that you created. Install plasma and sddm sudo pacman -Syu plasma sddm sddm-kcm Enable sddm to start at each boot sudo systemctl enable sddm.service --force Remove xfce4 and lightdm display manager sudo pacman -Rsc xfce4 xfce4-goodies lightdm Reboot Use yay to install octopi and trizen Set up octopi to also use AUR via trizen (Tools > Options > AUR) Then using octopi hunt through: kde-applications kdeadmin kdebase kdeedu kdegames kdegraphics kdemultimedia kdenetwork kdepim kdesdk kdeutils for additional items that you may want.
It looks complicated, but its really easy. And leaves a fairly clean kde/plasma system. BTW if you are wondering about partitions, I have /, /home, and swap partitions for ease of changing and reinstalling distributions at the drop of a hat.
May I add that all of this information is available in forum posts and the wiki.
Thanks a lot. And sorry if i was a little annoying
No thoughts that you were annoying. Just struggling a little. The only way you learn is by asking and trying.
Really down to you, I went with the minimal install and added things as I noticed they were missing.
Why? Part of the KDE installation proposal is removing XFCE before it even starts creating config files in /home. So I wouldn’t expect much left behind, if anything.
In the case of system installation, can also use the advice provided by @Pudge:
Someone have a hint on how to backup plasma configuration and replacing them to a new install? Would be nice to get some hints here
Great idea. A digital backup option would be great. I have been recording plasma settings with pencil and paper and then manually entering that info into Zim for quick access.
I found this web article explaining the difficulty and steps to back up Plasma 5. I’m thinking an rsync script may be able to accomplish what I need for backup. Now to find time write the script.
I have done it. Now i have a full working plasma desktop. Thank you all for your help!!!
MAYBE… (didn’t try it) it is a good way to create a look and feel-package that can be activated in the settings?
Congratulations. Now enjoy.
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