How To Install KDE Plasma on Fedora 36

Install KDE Plasma on Fedora 36

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install KDE Plasma on Fedora 36. For those of you who didn’t know, KDE is a well-known desktop environment for Unix-like systems designed for a lightweight, fast, smooth environment with superior performance. By default, Fedora 36 comes with the GNOME desktop environment preinstalled. If you have installed the Gnome edition and now want to change your Dekstop to KDE then that is not a problem at all. You can do that easily.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the KDE Plasma Desktop Environment on a Fedora 36.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 36.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install KDE Plasma on Fedora 36

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

Step 2. Installing KDE Plasma on Fedora 36.

By default, the KDE Plasma package comes in the default repository of Fedora 36. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of KDE to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf groupinstall "KDE Plasma Workspaces"

Once the installation is completed, restart your desktop using the following terminal command below:

reboot

Step 3. Accessing KDE Plasma on Fedora.

After rebooting the Fedora system, now select the KDE desktop environment on the Login screen. On the login screen click the “settings” icon next to the “Sign In” button and choose Plasma (Wayland).

Install KDE Plasma on Fedora 36

Congratulations! You have successfully installed KDE Plasma. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the KDE Plasma Desktop Environment on your Fedora 36 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official KDE website.

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