Install Plasma5 on openSUSE 13.2

I have already installed openSUSE 13.2 with MATE environment on my Desktop and I made the decision to try Plasma 5.

What is Plasma 5?

KDE Plasma 5 refers to the latest iteration of the desktop environment created by KDE primarily for Linux systems and is built using Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5

plasma5-menu

 How to Install Plasma 5

Step 1. You have to add repositories

Step 2. Install Plasma 5 Pattern from Software Management

Step 3. Log out, choose as default environment “Plasma 5” and give your password to log in

Troubleshooting

Problem: On “Step 3” I had a problem. I took the error “Could not start kdeinit5”
Solution: On terminal, give zypper lr to see your list of your repositories.

 alexandros@mydesktop:~> zypper lr
#  | Alias                          | Name                               | Enabled | Refresh
---+--------------------------------+------------------------------------+---------+--------
1 | Qt5    | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Qt5/openSUSE_13.2/  | Yes     | Yes
2 | KDE Frameworks 5     | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Frameworks5/openSUSE_13.2/   | Yes     | Yes
3 | ftp.gwdg.de-suse               | Packman Repository                 | Yes     | Yes
4 | openSUSE-13.2-0                | openSUSE-13.2-0                    | Yes     | No
6 | repo-debug                     | openSUSE-13.2-Debug                | No      | Yes
7 | repo-debug-update              | openSUSE-13.2-Update-Debug         | No      | Yes
8 | repo-debug-update-non-oss      | openSUSE-13.2-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | Yes
9 | repo-non-oss                   | openSUSE-13.2-Non-Oss              | Yes     | Yes
10 | repo-oss                       | openSUSE-13.2-Oss                  | Yes     | Yes
11 | repo-source                    | openSUSE-13.2-Source               | No      | Yes
12 | repo-update                    | openSUSE-13.2-Update               | Yes     | Yes
13 | repo-update-non-oss            | openSUSE-13.2-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | Yes
alexandros@mydesktop:~> 

Run this to check whether your existing programs fall into repos from step 1.
(Change 1 & 2 with the number from your repo)

 sudo zypper dup --from 1 --from 2 

[1] How to install MATE on openSUSE
[2] More about KDE Repositories

Screenshots

plasma5-dolphin

plasma5-yast

plasma5-notifications

 

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