Ubuntu 18.10: Install KDE for desktop environment

This article will describe installing KDE for desktop environment.

1 Install KDE

The following command will install KDE.

#!/bin/sh -e

unset TERM
sudo apt install -y expect
cat <<EOF | expect
set timeout -1
spawn sudo apt install -y kubuntu-desktop
expect {
  "\\\\\\[More\\\\\\]" { send "\n"; exp_continue; }
  "Default display manager: " { send "sddm\n"; }
expect eof
sudo reboot

2 Login to KDE

You can select other desktop environment.


KDE is displayed.


3 Uninstall KDE

The following command will uninstall KDE.

#!/bin/sh -e

sudo apt remove -y kubuntu* kde* libkde*
sudo apt autoremove -y
sudo apt install --reinstall -y gdm3
sudo reboot