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Reason: Details on installing and configuring KDE and it's various applications. As well as steps for running KDE+SDDM with elogind or consolekit (Discuss)

KDE Plasma 5 is available in Void Linux.


# xbps-install -S kde5

Then, activate dbus and sddm services to start KDE and enable it at boot:

# ln -s /etc/sv/dbus /var/service
# ln -s /etc/sv/sddm /var/service

Optionally, install KDE's baseapps package:

# xbps-install -S kde5-baseapps

Be sure to install NetworkManager for the Plasma Network applet to work and Alsa to get Audio working if required.


No shutdown, reboot buttons, cannot configure SDDM in KDE Settings, Cannot connect through NetworkManager, Cannot Mount FileSystems... in Plasma

Remove NOX11 from /etc/pam.d/system-login (should be on the pam_ck_connector line) and reboot.

Cannot Shutdown without root

Install ConsoleKit

# xbps-install -S ConsoleKit2


Install Elogind

# xbps-install -S elogind polkit-elogind

Be sure to remove console kit if installed while trying to install Elogind and vice versa.