I want to install kde on ubuntu. I type sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. But I have a error like this:

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how can I fix this?

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If you are doing a fresh install and don't have any data on that machine that you want to keep, then I would look into installing Kubuntu, which is a distribution of Ubuntu, but with the KDE desktop already installed with all of it's dependencies, instead of the Gnome desktop that comes native with the standard Ubuntu distributions. http://kubuntu.org/

I ran into a similar issue a while back, and it was because I needed to install certain dependencies for that desktop. For more information about Linux desktops: http://linuxreviews.org/software/desktops/

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    The standard distributions come with Unity, and not with Gnome.
    – Videonauth
    Jul 1, 2016 at 21:00
  • Doesn't it? "Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd. for its Ubuntu operating system."
    – a_Fraley
    Jul 1, 2016 at 23:00

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