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Debian Standard Desktop Setup

Debian Standard Desktop Setup

This wiki page describes how to install desktop environments in debian, since existing metapackages are quite crappy.

KDE[edit]

Packages[edit]

$ aptitude install kde-plasma-desktop phonon-backend-gstreamer ark gwenview kate kcalc kmix kwalletmanager ksnapshot okular polkit-kde-1

Configuration[edit]

  • /usr/share/kde4/config/nepomukserverrc:
[Basic Settings]
Start Nepomuk=false

GNOME[edit]

$ aptitude install gnome-core desktop-base- totem vinagre cheese file-roller ttf-mscore-installer gimp inkscape
  • Note the - after desktop-base! It tells aptitude NOT to install it.

LXDE[edit]

$ aptitude install lxde

Alas! A good metapackage.

Development tools[edit]

$ aptitude install build-essential gdb valgrind cmake git

MATE[edit]

$ aptitude install mate-desktop