View Full Version : [kubuntu] Kubuntu..Worth the Install/how to?

sports fan Matt
May 11th, 2009, 05:08 AM
I was just wondering if ya'll thought Kubuntu was worthy of an install and how to go about doing it(the best way, through symanptic or another way)

May 11th, 2009, 06:00 AM
Sure, it's worth a try. You can install on top of your ubuntu installation it with the following line:

apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
If you don't like it, just ask your login manager to start a Gnome session and/or install ubuntu-desktop again with

apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

May 11th, 2009, 12:00 PM
I've been using ubuntu for an year and a half......
I love KDE....
If you haven't tried KDE then you are missing many things

sports fan Matt
May 11th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Im going to try it...

sports fan Matt
May 11th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Its definately come along way...Now I need to ask..Dolphin is a file manager, right? And would it be ok to erase gnome? I dont want all this space taken up

May 11th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Yes, Dolphin is a file manager (a bloody good one too) and the default one in KDE. You may still use konqueror if you wish

Pure KDE can be found here: http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/purekde

To my knowledge wiping gnome would be ok but I've only ever done clean install

sports fan Matt
May 11th, 2009, 10:04 PM
I feel like a NOOB but where is symanptic?

May 11th, 2009, 10:06 PM

Synaptic is somewhere in system, It's been a year since I used gnome so I've no idea :(

You could always use a terminal?

sports fan Matt
May 11th, 2009, 10:06 PM
No, i meant in KDE...everything is changed versus gnome

May 11th, 2009, 10:11 PM
In Kubuntu KPackageKit is the package manager. You can either press alt+F2 and type
kdesu kpackagekit which will run it as root.

try KMenu -> Applications (at the bottom) -> System -> KPackageKit

sports fan Matt
May 11th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Its been a year since I used KDE..so I totally get it...Funny enough I had to reinstall that package kit...