How to Install KDE Plasma on Ubuntu 20.04

Install KDE Plasma on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure KDE Plasma on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

KDE’s Plasma Desktop Environment is a beautiful Desktop Environment that focuses on speed, simplicity, security, and customization. If you are reading this post then Plasma needs no introduction to you. The KDE community develops KDE Plasma Desktop, and it is the default desktop environment on many Linux distributions, such as Manjaro, OpenSUSE, Kubuntu, and many more.

Install KDE Plasma on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install KDE Desktop Environment on the Ubuntu system.

You can easily install the KDE plasma on the Ubuntu system. Run the following commands:

sudo apt install plasma-desktop

In case you want full KDE along with KDE software pre-installed, run the following commands:

sudo apt install kubuntu-desktop

Select the sddm as the default display manager which is the preferred display manager for the KDE Plasma Desktop environment and press Enter.

This process will take some time, depending on your internet speed, Once the KDE Plasma Desktop installation is complete, reboot the system:

sudo reboot

Once this is done, the remaining packages will be configured. After that, you can reboot. After the reboot, you will be greeted by the SDDM Lock Screen.

That’s all you need to do to install KDE Plasma on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on KDE Plasma, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.