since I am not fully happy with the Gnome 40 Desktop Environment, I tried to install KDE Plasma, which I have used until around 2 Years ago. First thing was yust to test, if I want to go back or not.
So I installed it with:
sudo dnf -y group install "KDE Plasma Workspaces"
So far, everything looked good, I haven’t really checked the Output, just done a reboot and on the login I choosed “Plasma (Wayland)”.
First was, that my Nextcloudclient wanted a new authorization and opened my browser (firefox), then I noticed, that there was no desktop. There were running apps (firefox), and Ctrl+Alt+T opened the terminal, but e.g. Super+D brought me to a black Screen, nothing to see. Alt+Tab broght me back to firefox. So something was working there, but not everything.
Retried it with “Plasma (Xorg)”, but it was all the same.
After a reboot, I logged in with Gnome and rerun the above command. There it shows missing Pakets, which seemed to be outdated in the Group.
Keine Übereinstimmung für Gruppenpaket "k3b-extras-freeworld" Keine Übereinstimmung für Gruppenpaket "xorg-x11-drv-armsoc" Keine Übereinstimmung für Gruppenpaket "plasma-workspace-xorg"
At this Point I thought, I will try this again on another day, when there is more time for troubleshooting. To clean up I run the following command:
sudo dnf -y group remove "KDE Plasma Workspaces"
And here the hell started. It not only removed what was installed prevously but also several core elements like network-manager, audio librarys and so on. After a reboot, there was no Internetconnection and even Firefox was removed.
So I reinstalled the “KDE Plasma Workspace”, rebooted, and then had to reinstall Firefox (don’t have checked deeply, if something else is missing and if everything works like audio, but a browser was the core element for troubleshooting via research).
After this, I have some questions, which I hope, you could answer:
- What went wrong on installing KDE?
- Why does removing the previously installed package nearly ruins my complete setup (seems clear, that the KDE groups references everything needed and removing the group also deletes everything what would have been installed, if it not already was there, but there should be a kind of safetynet I think)?
- How can I install KDE safely and
- How can I remove all the KDE stuff, if I come to the point, that I stay at gnome and don’t want all the stuff on my disk (and don’t want to update all the kde-packages day by day, because I’m not needing them)?