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Old 10-20-2006, 04:05 AM   #1
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Debian KDE Install

Hi there i am looking to install debian but i rather use the KDE interface but wheni installed debian i got gnome interface how do i installl debian with the kde interface

Old 10-20-2006, 07:17 AM   #2
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If youíve already installed Debian and you want to add the full KDE environment, then open a console, change to root and type;

apt-get install kde

apt-get is Debianís package manager. The install part tells apt to install a new package and the KDE part is the package you want to install. This will be the FULL KDE environment which comes with loads of extras. I often find itís better to have a basic KDE setup and add new bits as I need them. For that do.

apt-get install kdebase

If you really have no interest in Gnome and would rather get rid of it you could also type

apt-get remove gnome

Similar to above, but this time the action is to remove a package and the package is Gnome.

Lastly, if you feel more happy with A GUI then with a command line, you might want to install KDEís graphical package manager. Try

apt-get install kpackage

Now you can add an remove programs from within KDE.

If you're new to Debian then you might want to look at this thread;

There's some good information and links in there.



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