ArchLinux 2018.10.01: Install KDE for desktop environment

This article will describe installing KDE for desktop environment.

1 Install KDE

  • Install plasma group and lxdm.
  • Enable lxdm.service.
  • Set default session to KDE.
#!/bin/sh -e

sudo pacman -Sy --noconfirm plasma lxdm
sudo systemctl enable lxdm
sudo sed -i /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf \
     -e 's;^# session=/usr/bin/startlxde;session=/usr/bin/startkde;g'
sudo reboot

2 Login to KDE desktop environment

Login screen is displayed. Login with your username and password.


KDE desktop environment is displayed.