How To Install KDE 4 RC 2 in Ubuntu

Live CDs and virtual machines are easy ways to try out the new KDE 4. But I have been wanting to try out the new 3d effects, which makes running an installed version necessary.

It’s possible to run KDE 4 in Ubuntu along with the normal GNOME desktop. This post is about installing KDE 4 RC 2 along with Ubuntu 7.10. If you already have Kubuntu installed, see these instructions instead.

Note: Unless you have a spare computer to play with, this guide is not for inexperienced Linux users.

You need to add the Ubuntu KDE 4 repository. Append this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file: