Easiest way to install KDE Minimal?

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Easiest way to install KDE Minimal?

Postby Xeno Idaltu » 2020-01-07 12:15

Debian Buster Net Install:

During installation I only checked the Standard System Utilities box because the default KDE option has bloatware I never use.

Debian Barebone lacks Locate, Nmtui, Dhcpd.service, WicD, Connman, Nmcli, etc.

I can only use WPA_Supplicant and I tried following these steps but I can't make WiFi work.
Debian WiFi Guide: https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse#S ... Fi_hotspot

I've checked online tutorials and changed wlan for wlp3s0 and nothing works.

This is the command I ran:
$ wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -i wlp3s0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

This is what I get:
ioctl [SIOCSIWENCODEEXT] : Invalid Argument

On Debian's guide it says we need to run a dhcpd.service but it's not available.

Once I get wifi connection everything becomes easy by just running:
$ apt install kde-plasma-desktop
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Re: Easiest way to install KDE Minimal?

Postby Hallvor » 2020-01-07 14:20

Why not just:

1. Install standard system utilities and finish the installation (Do not select the large KDE metapackage, of course.)
2. Install the small metapackage kde-plasma-desktop
3. Install the plasma-nm package to connect to the Internet.
4. Reboot.

Any more "minimal" than that, expect problems.
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Re: Easiest way to install KDE Minimal?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-01-07 16:25

Xeno Idaltu wrote:Debian Barebone lacks Locate, Nmtui, Dhcpd.service, WicD, Connman, Nmcli, etc.

Install the laptop task to gain access to the common networking tools (but not wicd, connman or NM, they are all useless bloat).

Xeno Idaltu wrote:This is the command I ran:
$ wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -i wlp3s0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

This is what I get:
ioctl [SIOCSIWENCODEEXT] : Invalid Argument

Try it without the -D option. And use iw to see if it associated anyway even after the error message.

Xeno Idaltu wrote:On Debian's guide it says we need to run a dhcpd.service but it's not available.

That's because you didn't select the laptop task. You can assign static addresses with the ip command.

Or use https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse#W ... d_WPA2-PSK instead (once the laptop task is installed).
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