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Old 21. Sep 2014, 05:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So, as I mentioned at the top of this post I tried to install Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 which can be found here. It installed okay, but failed to get past the login at first boot. I then tried a little experimented and installed Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 ontop of Kubuntu 14.04. Convoluted, but hey, it worked, albeit it was very unstable. I then used this method using Kubuntu 14.04:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/kf5
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole project-neon5-breeze project-neon5-plasma-workspace-wallpapers.

Of course, this allows switching to the Plasma 5 desktop at the login screen.
Thanks. I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed on one partition of my new rig so I might try this when I get a minute.
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Old 21. Apr 2015, 05:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ok, I've asked this before but yet to get a solid answer. Has anyone been able to install the Beta version of Kubuntu with the new Plasma 5 desktop. Its being offered for download and is up to Kubuntu Beta-2 15.04. I can install it over top xubuntu (there may be others but Xubuntu works) but when trying a fresh install it fails during the first boot attempt.
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I've had a terrible experience with Kubuntu 15.04 beta, try VGA boot parameters. A simple upgrade to systemd ruined everything, while my Fedora KDE 22 Alpha works fine.
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Can't answer for Kubuntu but Plasma 5 is still in its early stages. Two distros that have it by default and work with my hardware though are KaOS and Netrunner 15.

http://kaosx.us/
http://www.netrunner-os.com/
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Thanks for the thoughts and links. I'm very excited about plasma 5 and can't wait for the finished release. I believe Plasma 5 will launch KDE towards the top of the list, having Ubuntu roots won't hurt either.
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All this time since release and you still can't do a simple thing such as changing individual launcher icons on the panel. I looked at Maui again and even tried downloading a 'new' theme to achieve the sort of consistent look I want but both installs 'failed' for reasons I couldn't be bothered to read. What a load of pretty looking junk and a great partner for Gnome 3. At least Mint still ships an LTS with KDE4.
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