How to install Deepin desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04

How to install Deepin desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Deepin desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04

Deepin is the default desktop environment for Deepin Linux distributions. Developed by Chinese company Deeping Ltd. The most sophisticated, most beautiful and user-friendly desktop environment. Deepin comes pre-installed with Samba, Font Installer, Cloud Printing, and Application Store. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04.

Precondition

Before you start installing the Deepin Desktop Environment. The system requires a non-root user account with sudo privileges.

Install the Deepin desktop environment

The Deepin Desktop Environment package is not included in the Ubuntu Global Repository. Must be added manually leaeasy/dde Repository for installing Deepin Desktop.

First, press to open Ubuntu terminal Ctrl+Alt+t Key.

Run the following command to add leaeasy/dde Ubuntu repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leaeasy/dde

Update now apt Enter the following command in a terminal to index the package manager:

sudo apt update

Install the Deepin desktop environment by entering the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt install dde

Install Deepin File Manager

Now that you have installed the Deepin Desktop Environment, you also need to install the Deepin File Manager.

To install Deepin File Manager, execute the following command:

sudo apt-get install dde-file-manager

Install Deepin GTK theme

To get the look of the Deepin desktop environment, you need to install the Deepin GTK theme. Install the Deepin GTK theme using the following command:

sudo apt install deepin-gtk-theme

Launch Deepin desktop environment

Run the following command to restart the system for the changes to take effect:

sudo reboot

Please select Deepin Desktop environment selected below:

The Deepin home screen looks like this:

How to install Deepin desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04

Conclusion

You learned how to install the Deepin desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04. If you have any questions about this, don’t forget to comment below.

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