Install KDE Plasma 5.6 in Ubuntu 16.04/Linux Mint 18, Fedora 23/24 and OpenSUSE 13.2

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Aaron Kili

Computer Science student at Makerere University. Am a Linux enthusiast and a big fan of FOSS. I have used Linux for one year and six months now. I love to share ideas and knowledge around me and in other places around the world.

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127 Responses

  1. MewX says:

    But after that my KDE version is v4, do you know why is that?

  2. Drakon says:

    Didn’t worked for me on Mint 18 Cinnamon 64 bit.

    Did everything like you said in the tutorial, but i didn’t got the configure program for the login manager. After restarting i have no selection of the Desktop Environment and boot still up on Cinnamon.

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Let me try to figure out what the problem could really be, possibly by running a separate installation on Linux Mint 18. However, try to cross check to see that you did not miss any of the steps above.

  3. Raheel says:

    Hi i followed your instructions its awesome working. One thing i am curious. When i am shutting down my system, It shows Kubuntu. Does it mean my laptop now has 2 distros? Ubuntu and Kubuntu?

    • Aaron Kili says:


      Nope, the K is probably added from combination of KDE+Ubuntu=Kubuntu. The first time i installed KDE 4, i noticed that too. This may not be the solid reason for that but it could be as a result of what i have just explained here.

  4. Mohamad says:

    I followed the instructions for ubuntu, every thing went great except when I log in to plasma I get dark desktop with no icons and no functionality. Is there any solution? My Ubuntu version is 15.04

  5. randy says:

    Nice article
    how to uninstall kde on ubuntu 16.04?

  6. Usman Sadiq says:

    Run this command, before install KDE on ubuntu.

    sudo dpkg -r account-plugin-google unity-scope-gdrive

  7. Kien says:

    Hi, I just followed the instruction and it was successfully but now I want to revert back. How can I uninstall KDE?

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