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asked 2016-08-03 16:34:41 -0500

neverknew gravatar image

Currently my machine has Fedora 23 Workstation with the Gnome desktop. I prefer the KDE desktop and would like to switch. I'm having some trouble getting the new desktop.

Instructions here say to install KDE type in dnf group list -v environment to see a list of available environments. Instead of returning a list of environments I'm getting:

Warning: No groups match:

I've tried this under my user ID and with SU with the same result. Is there something else I need to install?

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answered 2016-08-03 20:47:38 -0500

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updated 2016-08-03 20:48:50 -0500

Welcome to ask.fedora. I'm guessing that that's an error in the documentation because I get the same result. My suggestion is to install and use yumex-dnf for this:

sudo dnf -y install yumex-dnf

This will install a GUI front end for dnf, along with any dependencies. When you run it, it will start by checking for updates but you can ignore them if you want. Click the ˅ at the top left of the menu bar and select Groups, click the down arrow next to KDE and pick the subgroups you want to install. You'll be prompted for your password, and from then on, it's pretty much the same as doing it in a terminal. Good luck, and feel free to ask if you have any more questions.

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Thank you for trying the documentation. After 3 tries I was sure I'd missed something.

While I used the command line for installing KDE, I've installed yumex-dnf for future use. Thanks.

neverknew gravatar imageneverknew ( 2016-08-04 09:59:56 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-03 23:45:38 -0500

davidva gravatar image
dnf -y install @kde-desktop
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This worked. KDE is now installed.

Many thanks.

neverknew gravatar imageneverknew ( 2016-08-04 09:57:17 -0500 )edit

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