CentOS 7 & 8 IBM Red Hat 7 & 8 KDE install

CentOS 7 & IBM Red Hat 7 KDE desktop

# yum grouplist

# yum groupinstall KDE

CentOS 8 IBM Red Hat 8 KDE desktop

# rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
# dnf config-manager --enable PowerTools
# dnf config-manager --enable epel-playground
# dnf group install "KDE Plasma Workspaces"
# dnf group install kde-desktop
# dnf group install kde-apps

See also

IBM Red Hat 7 & KDE desktop


Some intros and tutorials for some #freelibre #opensource #desktop tools

Intros and tutorials for some feature rich, stable software that is 100% free for personal and commercial use. These programs have been developed by hundreds of talented designers, programmers, and developers from all over the world, and continue to be actively developed and improved. The code for these programs has been made freely available for anyone and everyone to use and modify, with very open and transparent licenses that give you, the end user much more freedom than you get when using paid/closed/proprietary software.

why not use some of your #wfh #virustime to tidy up your #smn & #bmn branding ? #beatthevirus

why not use some of your #wfh #virustime to tidy up your #smn & #bmn branding ? #beatthevirus

hopefully my brand images are now (finally) in sync across all my social media networks and business media networks




is your open desktop really open ?#opensource #freelibreopensource

is your (free libre) open desktop really (free libre) open ?

this post was prompted by todays project which was to install GNU/linux natively on a HP elitebook notebook so i can run docker and access the @nvidia GPUs in @instaserver @foldingathome containers

phase 1 – install xubuntu


  • NO WIFI DRIVERS (none nothing nada)

so try a bunch of usb wifi dongles


so lets connect notebook to our mobile via an ethernet cable (here’s how)

  • apt update
  • apt install aptitude
  • aptitude update

let try and get missing drivers

  • aptitude install synaptic
  • run synaptic
  • enable PROPRIETARY drivers !

YAY ! NVIDIA VIDEO and BROADCOM WIFI are auto detected


  • install the PROPRIETARY drivers


video and wifi now work

BUT NOTE I and this is the main point I NOW NO LONGER HAVE A FREE LIBRE OPEN SOURCE DESKTOP so I might have well left Microsoft Windows 10 running natively which is what i HAVE been doing for the last 5 years and would have kept doing if hadnt especially wanted to test docker & nvidia GPUs and @foldingathome.

So are you running an open desktop ?

If it is only semi (free libre) open why not run Windows 10 natively and run a TRUE OPEN SOURCE DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT inside Oracle VirtualBox or VMware Player ?