Stage 1: USE=”+kde”
Before I can install KDE Plasma, I had to ensure maximum compatibility with its environment. This means switching from USE=”-kde” to USE=”+kde” in my portage configuration.
Then I needed to recompile a large portion of my system…
123 packages later, I could finally emerge KDE Plasma via the kde-plasma/plasma-meta package. I thought it prudent to get the whole suite for maximum compatibility.
Stage 2: Installing KDE
This went off without a hitch. KDE Plasma and all it’s utilities are now present on the system.
Stage 3: Tweaking and Configuring
A few hours of tweaking stuff resulted in quite a nice looking DE.
The one major issue is that sddm no longer starts on boot and, when started manually, sets the locale to POSIX instead of UTF-8. I have also switched from urxvt to konsole for better support and general functionality.
I present: my latest rice:
Above is my summer coursework, edited in vim, neofetch, the coursework instructions, again in vim.
In the middle is bash pipes and cmus, my personal choice for music playing.
At the bottom is a selection of subreddits with some nice pictures. For show.
The best part is: No More Screen Tear!