I installed the Kde windows manager in ubuntu 12.04 using the command: sudo apt-get install kde-window-manager

the installation was succesful.

I then logged out and in the login screen only ubuntu, ubuntu 2d and awesome(which i had installed earlier) options are available.

How do i start KWin??

Do i need to restart for the effects to to take place?

Edit 1:

i restarted my system and still no effect.


I just had the same problem, and found that i was missing /usr/bin/startkde.

Fixed it with: sudo apt-get install kde-workspace-bin

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