Installing KDE desktop on Cinnamon

Kotb

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I have installed KDE plasma on Cinnamon. Howeverm when switching to Plasma desktop, everything is so small and unreadable.
How to fix it?
 


Tolkem

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I have installed KDE plasma on Cinnamon. Howeverm when switching to Plasma desktop, everything is so small and unreadable.
How to fix it?
First, you can't install any desktop in other desktop, what you can and probably did, is install Plasma alongside Cinnamon, in your distro, which is ... ? You didn't say. So, tell us what distro using Cinnamon is this you installed Plasma too and how you did that; via terminal? Synaptic? And then we can provide you with some advice on how to solve your issue. Also, it'd be helpful if you tell us about your screen/monitor; make, model and screen resolution support. It would be helpful too, to know what the GPU specs are, is it AMD, Intel or Nvidia?
 

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First, you can't install any desktop in other desktop, what you can and probably did, is install Plasma alongside Cinnamon, in your distro, which is ... ? You didn't say. So, tell us what distro using Cinnamon is this you installed Plasma too and how you did that; via terminal? Synaptic? And then we can provide you with some advice on how to solve your issue. Also, it'd be helpful if you tell us about your screen/monitor; make, model and screen resolution support. It would be helpful too, to know what the GPU specs are, is it AMD, Intel or Nvidia?
Distro: Cinnamon
Installation method: instructions from a website using Terminal
Monitor: Sony tv
Resolution: 1360x768
GPU: Nvidia 1GB
RAM: 8 GB

Thanks for your help
 
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Distro: Cinnamon
Sorry, but cinnamon is not a distro, it is a desktop environment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon_(desktop_environment) which is available to install in most distros; Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Arch ... So, can you tell us please what distro is cinnamon installed on? Check in system info, or open the terminal and type
Code:
inxi -S
And post the output here. Until we know that, we can't do pretty much anything but guess, we could do that of course, but chances are we might be wrong, besides, it'll be so much easier knowing that info.
 

Kotb

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Sorry, but cinnamon is not a distro, it is a desktop environment https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon_(desktop_environment) which is available to install in most distros; Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Arch ... So, can you tell us please what distro is cinnamon installed on? Check in system info, or open the terminal and type
Code:
inxi -S
And post the output here. Until we know that, we can't do pretty much anything but guess, we could do that of course, but chances are we might be wrong, besides, it'll be so much easier knowing that info.
Host: nasser-ThinkCentre-M93p Kernel: 5.4.0-66-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.6 Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa
 

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Much better :) So it is Linux Mint with Cinnamon, I had a hunch it was that.
Monitor: Sony tv
Resolution: 1360x768
Is this the max resolution the Sony TV supports? Is this a laptop? While connected to your Sony TV, open a terminal and type this:
Code:
xrandr
Hit enter, copy and post the output here. I think that the problem might be in the resolution set; you're using the max res your laptop's screen supports, while the Sony TV probably needs to be set to use something else, I might be wrong though, since I don't use cinnamon or Mint and don't have a Sony TV. The output of xrandr might just tell us whether or not I am.
 

Kotb

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Much better :) So it is Linux Mint with Cinnamon, I had a hunch it was that.

Is this the max resolution the Sony TV supports? Is this a laptop? While connected to your Sony TV, open a terminal and type this:
Code:
xrandr
Hit enter, copy and post the output here. I think that the problem might be in the resolution set; you're using the max res your laptop's screen supports, while the Sony TV probably needs to be set to use something else, I might be wrong though, since I don't use cinnamon or Mint and don't have a Sony TV. The output of xrandr might just tell us whether or not I am.
thanks for the hint
it is a lenovo i7 desktop with 8gb ram and nvidia card with 1gb

[email protected]:~$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1360 x 768, maximum 16384 x 16384
DVI-I-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
VGA-1 connected primary 1360x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 1600mm x 900mm
1360x768 60.02*+ 59.80 59.96
1280x800 59.81 59.91
1152x864 60.00
1280x768 59.87
1280x720 59.86 59.74
1024x768 60.00
1024x576 59.96 59.90 59.82
960x600 60.00
960x540 59.96 59.99 59.63 59.82
800x600 60.00 60.32 56.25
840x525 60.01 59.88
864x486 59.92 59.57
800x512 60.17
700x525 59.98
800x450 59.95 59.82
640x512 60.02
720x450 59.89
700x450 59.96 59.88
640x480 60.00 59.94
720x405 59.51 58.99
684x384 59.88 59.85
680x384 59.80 59.96
640x400 59.88 59.98
576x432 60.06
640x360 59.86 59.83 59.84 59.32
512x384 60.00
512x288 60.00 59.92
480x270 59.63 59.82
400x300 60.32 56.34
432x243 59.92 59.57
320x240 60.05
360x202 59.51 59.13
320x180 59.84 59.32
 
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