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I've followed many tutorial but my KDE is still version 4.12.2....

I've tested

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 

but nothing works :(

In some websites I've found this instruction

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/kf5

but they dont work either! How to do it in Ubuntu 14.04.3?

I really like the plasma 5 desktop....

Any help would be much appreciated....

EDIT: It's not possible with 14.04 LTS

  • what is output of kate --version – Ravan Sep 2 '15 at 8:30
  • Qt: 4.8.6 KDE Development Platform: 4.14.2 Kate: 3.14.2 – jamius19 Sep 2 '15 at 8:38
  • please refer here and let me know whether it solved or not =) – Ravan Oct 21 '15 at 0:24
  • Please check this answer. askubuntu.com/a/496591/181359 – nmrony Oct 22 '15 at 10:20
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Run the following commands in terminal:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
 sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop plasma-workspace plasma-workspace-wallpapers
 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next-backports'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. it shows :/ – jamius19 Sep 2 '15 at 8:55
  • Just now edited @jamius,previous PPA for 14.10 – Ravan Sep 2 '15 at 8:59
  • trying now :D wait – jamius19 Sep 2 '15 at 9:00
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    jamius19@blackout19:~$ sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop plasma-workspace plasma-workspace-wallpapers Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package plasma-workspace E: Unable to locate package plasma-workspace-wallpapers shows this – jamius19 Sep 2 '15 at 9:07
  • getting the same error as @jamius19 . Is there a way to get KDE 5 on 14.04.3?.. :-( – Boaz Rymland Feb 16 '16 at 11:16
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 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
 sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Worked for me.

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I would recommend just updating Ubuntu itself. You just need to make a boot disk of the latest version of Ubuntu, and select "Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.10"(or a similar option). Just follow the instructions. Then type sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop at a terminal when you've booted in! Note that you will have to reinstall your programs and change your settings again.

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    -1 because this answer ignores the question; It clearly says "KDE Plasma 5 on Ubuntu 14.04", so upgrading to 15.10 means "KDE Plasma 5 in Ubuntu 15.10" and not 14.04 anymore. – clearkimura Dec 3 '15 at 15:51

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