How to Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure the Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Deepin OS has one of the beautiful and clean desktop environment among the Linux operating system. It is developed by a Chinese company Deeping Ltd. It is a sleekest and most beautiful and user-friendly desktop environment. Deepin comes with pre-installed Samba, Font Installer, Cloud Printing, and Application Store.

Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Deepin on Ubuntu.

Now, we add Deepin Desktop Environment packages to your system by running the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leaeasy/dde

Ubuntu 18.04 automatically refreshes the system package list after a new PPA is added. Only once this update is complete can you run the next command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install dde dde-file-manager

During the installation process you need to pay attention to the console because, at a certain point, you will be prompted to choose which display manager (aka login screen) you want to use. The install will not continue until you answer this step.

Next, run the following command to install the Deepin desktop theme:

sudo apt install deepin-gtk-theme

Now, you are done with the installation. You need to restart your Ubuntu so that you can start using the Deepin desktop environment on Ubuntu operating system:

sudo reboot

That’s all you need to do to install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.