The Ultimate Guide to Setup KDE Plasma on Kali Linux

The Ultimate Guide to Setup KDE Plasma on Kali Linux

There are many desktop environments in GNU/Linux distributions, each operating system supports a series of desktop environments by default. Kali Linux uses the XFCE environment. If you prefer KDE Plasma to XFCE or are just looking for a change of scenery, changing the desktop environment in Kali Linux is very simple. This article will teach you How to Setup KDE Plasma on Kali Linux. You can check out the packages offered on the Eldernode website if you intend to buy a Linux VPS server.

Breathe New Life into Your Kali Linux with KDE Plasma

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What is KDE Plasma?

KDE Plasma (K Desktop Environment) is a Desktop Environment available for Linux Desktop users that also provides a large number of free and open-source software. It is known as a powerful environment with high customization ability and is built by a framework called QT. Using this environment allows you to have full access and control over all parts of the desktop environment. This environment is not installed on Kali Linux by default and you should install it manually.

KDE Features

– Use Dolphin as the default file manager

– Use of Convergent Shell

– Settings update

– Improved support for high-DPI pages

– Improved alert notification environment

– Grid-like system tray

– Okular document viewer

– Dozens of themes available freely for use

In the continuation of this article from the Kali Linux training series, we intend to teach you step by step How to Setup KDE Plasma on Kali Linux.

Installing KDE Plasma on Kali Linux

First, update your system using the following command:

sudo apt update

You can install KDE Plasma on Kali Linux by running the following command:

sudo apt install kali-desktop-kde

Next press “Y” and then Enter to allow the installation.

If you are prompted to select a display manager to configure your current desktop environment, choose SSDM and press Enter.

Finally, restart your system by running the following command:

sudo reboot

How to Use KDE Plasma on Kali Linux

First, you should choose KDE Plasma on the login screen as your desktop session environment:




Then enter your user credentials to log in to Plasma Desktop:




KDE Plasma Desktop Environment is as follows:




That’s it!

How to Uninstall KDE Plasma on Kali Linux

If you want to uninstall KDE Plasma from Kali Linux, follow the steps below.

To do this enter one of the following commands:

sudo apt purge --autoremove kali-desktop-kde

And restart your system.

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KDE is an international community for free software and the Plasma desktop is one of the most popular projects of KDE. KDE Plasma is one of the popular Desktop Environments available for Linux Desktop users. In this article, we taught you how to setup KDE Plasma on Kali Linux. I hope this tutorial was useful for you and you enjoy it. If you have any problems, you can contact us in the Comments.

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