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Failed to install plasma-desktop in Ubuntu 14.04


Hey guyz

Am trying to install plasma-desktop on my Ubuntu machine but i get the following error:

Can you please help me out. Thanks in advance.


Can you actually do that? I mean, I’m not sure because I know that there is Kubuntu as a stand-alone flavour. Maybe it could be wiser to install Kubuntu then Plasma on top Unity. But as I said I’m not really an Ubuntu guy, so I guess I might be wrong here.

tl;dr I would go for Kubuntu.


@BrankoTesla I had fully installed Plasma desktop but while i was trying to remove certain packages from my system, certain kde-files where also removed. That is what caused the problem, but i would just want to install it on top of Unity. I just like to switch between Unity and KDE.



Oh, then it is possible - I didn’t know that. Did you try anything else e.g.

sudo apt-get autoremove


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

and finally

sudo apt-get install plasma-widgets-workspace

That’s what I would do first. (The last step might even be unnecessary)


I have tried that but still no work done.