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I have Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus and I installed kubuntu-desktop.

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Now there is no KDE in the login screen selection. Just Gnome classic, Gnome-wayland (which does not work because 15.081410 rc.local[1923]: Error opening display!) MATE (the only one usable) Plasma (black desktop with a few tray icons and no usable panels...)

How do I make KDE appear there as well?

vitas@vitas-ThinkPad-T460:~$ dpkg -l *kubuntu*
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
un  kubuntu-defaul <none>       <none>       (no description available)
ii  kubuntu-deskto 1.338        amd64        Kubuntu Plasma Desktop/Netbook sy
ii  kubuntu-driver 15.10ubuntu3 amd64        Driver Manager for Kubuntu
un  kubuntu-firefo <none>       <none>       (no description available)
ii  kubuntu-notifi 15.10ubuntu2 amd64        Kubuntu system notification helpe
ii  kubuntu-settin 1:16.04ubunt all          Settings and artwork for the Kubu
ii  kubuntu-web-sh 15.04ubuntu1 all          web shortcuts for Kubuntu, Ubuntu
ii  libkubuntu1    15.04ubuntu2 amd64        library for Kubuntu platform inte
ii  plymouth-theme 1:16.04ubunt all          graphical boot animation and logg
ii  plymouth-theme 1:16.04ubunt all          graphical boot animation and logg

BTW How the heck do I make my post preserve all line breaks and not just some? This is not very readable. I am sorry, but I did not figure out how to fix that...

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    Plasma is the kubuntu-desktop. – user589808 Oct 4 '16 at 15:22
  • Aha :D The thing is that I tried to install it a long time ago. It did not work and I forgot meanwhile. Any idea how to fix it? As I said - black background, few scattered tray icons in the middle and nothing else... It's been some time and I thought they might have fixed it already. – Vitas Oct 5 '16 at 6:17
  • Sorry, I don't know. I never installed it as an additional DE. I do use a few KDE apps though (and its dependencies). Perhaps reinstalling the meta-package (with --reinstall) will bring something that's missing. – user589808 Oct 5 '16 at 9:22
  • Which meta-package you mean? Kubuntu-desktop? – Vitas Oct 5 '16 at 20:35
  • Yes, of course. It's a meta-package because it has no content in itself but lists and installs others. – user589808 Oct 5 '16 at 20:43
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In order to assure the correct and complete installation of all the packages required, use the following command to reinstall the kubuntu-desktop meta-package:

sudo apt install --reinstall kubuntu-desktop
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