Which KDE package should I install

There are various KDE applications I can install such as plasma-meta, plasma, plasma-desktop so I am not too sure which one I should go with if I want to install KDE desktop environment on EndeavourOS?

This is what i have installed

pacman -Qs plasma
local/bluedevil 1:5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Integrate the Bluetooth technology within KDE workspace and applications
local/breeze 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Artwork, styles and assets for the Breeze visual style for the Plasma Desktop
local/breeze-gtk 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Breeze widget theme for GTK 2 and 3
local/discover 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE and Plasma resources management GUI
local/drkonqi 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    The KDE crash handler
    EndeavourOS Theme for SDDM for Plasma
local/eos-settings-plasma 1.3.1-1
    Plasma settings and theme for EndeavourOS
local/kaccounts-integration 22.12.2-1
    Online account management system and its Plasma integration components
local/kactivitymanagerd 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    System service to manage user activities and track the usage patterns
local/kde-cli-tools 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Tools based on KDE Frameworks 5 to better interact with the system
local/kde-gtk-config 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    GTK2 and GTK3 Configurator for KDE
local/kdecoration 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Plugin based library to create window decorations
local/kdeplasma-addons 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    All kind of addons to improve your Plasma experience
local/kgamma5 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Adjust your monitor gamma settings
local/khotkeys 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
local/kinfocenter 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    A utility that provides information about a computer system
local/kmenuedit 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE menu editor
local/konsave 2.2.0-1
    Save and apply your KDE Plasma customizations with just one command!
local/kpipewire 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Components relating to pipewire use in Plasma
local/kscreen 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE screen management software
local/kscreenlocker 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Library and components for secure lock screen architecture
local/ksshaskpass 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    ssh-add helper that uses kwallet and kpassworddialog
local/ksystemstats 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    A plugin based system monitoring daemon
local/kwallet-pam 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KWallet PAM integration
local/kwayland-integration 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Provides integration plugins for various KDE frameworks for the wayland windowing system
local/kwin 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    An easy to use, but flexible, composited Window Manager
local/kwrited 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE daemon listening for wall and write messages
local/layer-shell-qt 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Qt component to allow applications to make use of the Wayland wl-layer-shell protocol
local/libkscreen 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE screen management software
local/libksysguard 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Library to retrieve information on the current status of computer hardware
local/milou 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    A dedicated search application built on top of Baloo
local/oxygen 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE Oxygen style
local/oxygen-sounds 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    The Oxygen Sound Theme
local/plasma-browser-integration 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Components necessary to integrate browsers into the Plasma Desktop
local/plasma-desktop 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE Plasma Desktop
local/plasma-disks 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Monitors S.M.A.R.T. capable devices for imminent failure
local/plasma-firewall 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Control Panel for your system firewall
local/plasma-framework 5.103.0-1 (kf5)
    Plasma library and runtime components based upon KF5 and Qt5
local/plasma-integration 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Qt Platform Theme integration plugins for the Plasma workspaces
local/plasma-nm 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Plasma applet written in QML for managing network connections
local/plasma-pa 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Plasma applet for audio volume management using PulseAudio
local/plasma-sdk 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Applications useful for Plasma development
local/plasma-systemmonitor 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    An interface for monitoring system sensors, process information and other system resources
local/plasma-thunderbolt 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Plasma integration for controlling Thunderbolt devices
local/plasma-vault 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Plasma applet and services for creating encrypted vaults
local/plasma-wayland-session 5.27.2-1
    Plasma Wayland session
local/plasma-workspace 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE Plasma Workspace
local/plasma-workspace-wallpapers 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Additional wallpapers for the Plasma Workspace
local/polkit-kde-agent 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Daemon providing a polkit authentication UI for KDE
local/powerdevil 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    Manages the power consumption settings of a Plasma Shell
local/sddm-kcm 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE Config Module for SDDM
local/systemsettings 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    KDE system manager for hardware, software, and workspaces
local/xdg-desktop-portal-kde 5.27.2-1 (plasma)
    A backend implementation for xdg-desktop-portal using Qt/KF5

have a look at which package is still missing under Plasma


There is no single answer to that question.

My recommendation would be to use the group plasma

plasma-desktop is just one component of plasma.

plasma-meta is a meta package instead of a group.


Returned nothing so I guess I will install Plasma

Ok I just did sudo pikaur -S plasma

There is one thing it is asking me:

:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
:: There are 2 providers available for phonon-qt5-backend:
:: Repository extra
   1) phonon-qt5-gstreamer  2) phonon-qt5-vlc

Which one should I chose?

to get a full plasma experience you could compare my data with yours after installing the package plasma


Whichever you prefer. Either will work.


My 2 cents.
Generally whenever installing any Linux distro I prefer to go with the defaults during installation. Select the options you need and follow the defaults. This is what I personally do in general.


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