Ubuntu – Help installing kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 16.04


Well, the problem is that I'm trying to install KDE alongside Unity on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm using the command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop* kdm* but I'm not sure if this is correct. If it isn't, please correct me.

Everything goes fine until I have to choose the display manager between lightdm or sddm, no matter what I choose I get an error processing a package kde-telepathy-something.deb.

If I logout and login again I can change to plasma desktop but it doesn't work. It only shows a black screen with nothing I can do. If I try to install KDE again I get an error on a package kde-telepathy-minimal.deb which depends on kde-config-telepathy-accounts (>= 15.04.0) and is not going to be installed.

I'm testing this on a VirtualBox VM before I do it for real on my PC (maybe something has to do with this?).

So, has anyone successfully installed KDE alongside Unity on the new 16.04? Is it not possible yet?

Best Answer

I'm using the command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop* kdm* You should provide specific packages. If it wouldn't help, try following:

sudo  apt-get autoremove -y
sudo apt-get remove --purge kde-telepathy-minimal
sudo apt-get remove --purge kde-telepathy

And run install again. If you will face it again, do following "Unmet dependencies" When trying to install KDE Plasma 5.3 on Ubuntu 15.04 :

sudo dpkg -P unity-scope-gdrive
sudo dpkg -P account-plugin-google
sudo dpkg -P account-plugin-facebook
sudo apt-get install -f

PS: Meanwhile, since the conflicting file is only and icon, it's pretty safe to override the package manager's decision with --force-overwrite:

dpkg -i --force-overwrite kde-config-telepathy-accounts_15.04.0-0ubuntu1~ubuntu15.04~ppa1_amd64.deb
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