KDE is a software project comprising a desktop environment known as Plasma, a collection of libraries and frameworks known as KDE Frameworks, and several applications known as KDE Applications. Their UserBase wiki has detailed information about most KDE Applications.
Before installation, make sure Xorg is setup.
Install themeta-package. This will install the required Plasma packages and and pre-configure it to use the Breeze theme. Alternatively a more minimal installation can be done by installing .
This material is work-in-progress ...
A KDE Applications meta packages has yet to be made
Plasma can be started using a display manager or from the console.
Using a display manager
When Plasma is installed via themeta-package, this has already been setup using .
- Select Plasma to launch a new session in Xorg
- Select Plasma (Wayland) to launch a new session in Wayland
From the console
The Xorg session can be launched by installing
exec startkde to your
.xinitrc file. Then just start X.
For the Wayland session run
XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland dbus-run-session startplasmacompositor