Since the new pi 4 arrived I've been intrested to see how well the new pi 4 runs kde/plasma. Unfortunatly I haven't been getting all that far.
FYI I'm using the latest version of raspbian buster lite (June 2019) and the official power supplies for the pi 3b+ and 4. The micro sd card is a 32gb samsung pro endurance.
Unfortunatly both the pi3b+ and 4 seem to have problems with kde plasma. I do understand that in particular the pi3b+ is going to have a hard time running kde however for some reason (I normally install the packages manually btw) sddm refused to start on the pi3b+. After logging in at the command line and typing startx however kde plasma on the pi3b+ works, albeit very slowly(!).
A much worse problem seems to exist on the pi4 however. Using the same software on the same microsd card (and with the official pi4 PSU) sddm this time works ok, but unfortunatly kde plasma dosen't. I've attached a picture which seems to show lots of graphical issues - missing icons, text, window decorations.
BTW here's what I did from the command line to install kde plasma;
From memory off the debian website the package "kde-plasma-desktop" should pull in enough for a basic kde desktop. This steup works fine btw for my main x86 box.
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$ apt update $ apt upgrade $ apt dist-upgrade $ apt-get install firmware-linux-free firmware-linux-nonfree $ apt-get install xorg kde-plasma-desktop
Unrelated note: I'm also finding the "reboot" command (command line) works fine on the pi3b+ dosen't actually want to reboot the pi4! (The pi 4 just shuts down instead).
Can anyone else think what might be wrong here?