Ubuntu 15.04 is here, KDE has just released Plasma version 5.3, how do we get them to work together?

If you already have KDE (Kubuntu maybe?) installed, you need to run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If you don’t have KDE installed, run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Now, log out and during log in, click on the Ubuntu logo and select Plasma as your window manager.

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That’s it:

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HowTo Install KDE Plasma 5.3 on Ubuntu 15.04
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  • Jasem Mutlaq

    Thanks a lot! I upgraded to 5.3 a couple of days ago and ended up in an unstable system (just ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade). Kubuntu didn’t have any instructions for upgrading, they just listed the PPA! You need to run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade even if you’re running in Kubuntu.