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I'd like to try Unity, but I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 (64-bit). How I can I install the Unity desktop environment?

I tried "sudo apt-get install unity", but after installation and choosing "Gnome" from the login screen, it fails and displays an error dialog saying that the Gnome environment cannot be loaded.

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Use sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop.

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I did try this but it didn't work for me. It did work, but I wasn't able to see login screen (however I could type password and press Enter), some error messages appear, background was changing as system wanted, etc... So, I installed fresh Ubuntu 15.10 Unity. Kubuntu is great system as well, but I could get used to it. – Ljiljan Veselinovic yesterday

I realize that this question was asked for an earlier version of Kubuntu. However, for those who come via google, the following command is enough to install Unity on Kubuntu 14.04, and is preferable to installing ubuntu-desktop:

sudo apt-get install unity
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Thank you former self! – dotancohen Nov 10 at 12:34
Is there any problems expected by doing this? I have KUbuntu 15.10 and I would like to install Unity. – Ljiljan Veselinovic Nov 12 at 20:15
@LjiljanVeselinovic: No problems, I actually just did this a few days ago on Kubuntu 15.10. In the end, though, I did install all of ubuntu-desktop though it was late and I don't remember why. – dotancohen Nov 12 at 20:30
so at the beginning (login such as…) I will have a chance to select Unity? I am just afraid that some packages will be missing and the Unity won't work correctly. – Ljiljan Veselinovic Nov 12 at 21:39
Correct. "Plasma" is KDE, and "Failsafe" doesn't seem to do anything. – dotancohen Nov 12 at 22:13

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