First of all, good day everyone. Today, I will try to talk about the installation and use of KDE in Pardus as much as I can tell you.

KDE, competitors Xfce ve Gnome It is one of the desktop environments that can be installed and used in Pardus. KDE attracts the attention of many GNU/Linux users with its many aspects, especially its customization and visuality.

For example, you can change the color theme, icon theme, window theme and install many features easily from KDE's store. In terms of functionality, you can make the panel completely different, add new widgets and perform many other operations.

In order not to make the subject too long, I will only talk about the installation in this article. Hopefully, in the second article, I will try to explain in detail what we can do with customizations. For example, in our forum my KDE desktop You can look at the topic.

A brief information before installing KDE

Pardus kde system usage
System usage

You may think that KDE uses the system too much because it has a lot of visual and functionality. It doesn't use the system too much unless you turn on the visual effects too much. As you can see in the picture, there is a RAM usage of around 510 MB. And this is how it is even though it is in the virtual machine.

Moving on to the installation, there are generally two methods. First, Pardus from the versions site Download Xfce or Gnome version and install KDE alongside it.

The other method is to do a clean install of KDE with the server. If you are a beginner, the first method may be more suitable for you because some packages that are default on the server do not come automatically at first and may need to be installed later, let's say and move on to the installation.

Installing KDE next to the installed system

To install with a single line command, paste the following command in the terminal or console, press Enter and enter our password to complete the process. Pardus automatically completes the rest of the download and installation processes for us.

sudo apt install kde-plasma-desktop
kde install command

At the end it will ask us to boot with sddm or lightdm (xfce). It asks for the style of the place where the password is asked at the opening. We choose the sddm one for KDE for now. You can also choose the old one if you want.

UI style selection before installing KDe

Good luck with your setup. That's it, you can reboot and use KDE. You can also make additional minor adjustments at the bottom if you wish.

Now let's try to explain what you need to do if you want to set up with the server:

Firstly versions of Pardus server from site version of You need to download and complete the installation. If you want to test on your system to virtual machine You can install and try.

After completing the installation, the console screen will appear. We enter the username we gave during the installation and then enter our password.

sudo apt install kde-plasma-desktop

As we did in the previous method, we install KDE with the above command and restart the system. The KDE installation is finished here, but since we installed it with the server, we need to make a few more minor additions.

Updating the system

sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade

Installing required Pardus applications

sudo apt install pardus-about pardus-backgrounds pardus-full moon-* pardus-java-installer pardus-package-installer pardus-image-writer pardus-software pardus-usb-formatter pardus-locales firefox-esr

If you are using a laptop, it would be better to install the power manager with the command below.

 sudo apt install pardus-power-manager

Additional settings

Finally, let's talk about a few more minor adjustments and leave the main features to the second part.

To use the background images of Pardus, right click on the desktop and click Configure Wallpaper. Let's press add image there and enter /usr/share/backgrounds/ and select all images with ctrl+a.

In order to turn off the KDE standby screen at startup, let's go to startup and shutdown from the settings, go to the Splash Screen section, select any of them and press Apply.

That was the KDE install. See you in the second post.