How to install KDE 4.3.1 in Ubuntu Jaunty

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As a service release, the changelog contains a list of bugfixes and improvements. Notable improvements include, but are not limited to:

* KDE 4.3 is now also available in Croatian
* A crash when editing toolbar setup has been fixed
* Support for transferring files through SSH using KIO::Fish has been fixed
* A number of bugs in KWin, KDE's window and compositing manager has been fixed
* A large number of bugs in KMail, KDE's email client are now gone

Note that the changelog is usually incomplete, for a complete list of changes that went into KDE 4.3.1, you can browse the Subversion log. KDE 4.3.1 also ships a more complete set of translations for many of the 50+ supported languages.

To find out more about the KDE 4.3 desktop and applications, please refer to the KDE 4.3.0, KDE 4.2.0, KDE 4.1.0 and KDE 4.0.0 release notes. KDE 4.3.1 is a recommended update for everyone running KDE 4.3.0 or earlier versions.

For complete release notes check from here

Install KDE 4.3.1 in Ubuntu Jaunty

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following line

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu jaunty main

Save and exit the file

Add the GPG Keys

gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 2836CB0A8AC93F7A

gpg --export --armor 2836CB0A8AC93F7A | sudo apt-key add -

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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9 thoughts on “How to install KDE 4.3.1 in Ubuntu Jaunty

  1. Same as Moaz I follow the steps and it comes back with nothing to upgrade. do i need to install an older version first?

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  2. Same as the others — followed the instructions and no errors, but KDE is not available as an option when I boot.

    I suspect that you first need to install KDE 4.2 from Synaptic, then run this process again.

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  3. Did the upgrade … is anyone else having a problem with wallpaper not showing? I just have a checkerboard pattern across my whole desktop. If this is any hint — I have desktop effects off (weak 3D in an old video card) — when I switch them on, I briefly see my old wallpaper before it flashes to the checkerboard – then again when I turn desktop effects off. I recall I got rid of the plasma desktop folder plasmoid, or somesuch, back when I put 4.3 in place — only “non-standard” thing I can think of that I did wrt/ KDE.

    Any thoughts?

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