Installing the KDE Plasma GUI on the Linux Mint 20.1 Desktop

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Install KDE Plasma on Linux Mint 20.1
1. Open a command terminal
You can use the keyboard shortcut to get the terminal window- Ctrl+ALT+T. Alternatively, its icon is given in the taskbar or directly in the Mint’s Application launcher.

Although the default Cinnamon interface of Linux Mint is not only user-friendly but also gives familiarity to Windows users, however, if you want to more fancy look with useful apps then KDE plasma is there to tye. To install the KDE Plasma GUI Desktop interface on Linux Mint we don’t need to reinstall it, just one command and you are good to go.

2. Run system update
Let’s first ensure that all the installed packages on the system are up to date so that we would not get any problem while installing a new desktop environment on Linux Mint.

sudo apt update

3. Command to install KDE Plasma on Linux Mint 20
The packages to set up KDE Plasma are already in the Linux Mint official repository, we don’t need to add anything extra. Just run the below command and everything will be automated.

sudo apt install kde-plasma-desktop

4. Select Default Display Manager
Once the package for KDE starts installing on your system you will see a text-based window to select between two Display managers- Lightdm and SDDM. Go for the LightDm and hit the Enter key.

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