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July 31st, 2008

Install KDE 4.1 in Ubuntu, and Make GTK Applications Look Good

Desktop, Gnome, KDE, Ubuntu, by suvi.

KDE 4.1, the second major release of KDE 4, has been released. KDE 4.1 adds new applications (including the KDE PIM suite), improvements to the Plasma desktop shell, and improved frameworks for developers.

The same day as KDE 4.1 was released, packages were available for Ubuntu. You can easily install a KDE 4 desktop alongside your normal Ubuntu desktop and switch between both.

Add the KDE 4 repository to Ubuntu: Open System->Administration->Software Sources. Select the Third-Party Software tab. Click Add, and paste in this repository:

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Responses to “Install KDE 4.1 in Ubuntu, and Make GTK Applications Look Good”

  1. I get this message about a partial upgrade when I try to update, I also have backports enabled.
    “It was not possible to authenticate some packages. This may be a transient network problem. You may want to try again later. See below for a list of unauthenticated ”
    is there a key i need to download to authenticate it?

    Nehemiah at
  2. Use Synaptic – then You have possibility to install also unauthenticated packages. System ask – wants to install ir or not

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