How to Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure the Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04 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 the 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 20.04

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 Desktop Environment on Ubuntu system.

You need to first add the official PPA by the Ubuntu DDE Remix team by typing this on the terminal:

sudo apt install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:leaeasy/dde
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntudde-dev/stable

Once you have added the repository, proceed with installing the Deepin desktop using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ubuntudde-dde

After executing the above command, it will download the desktop environment and show you lightdmthe configuration window. Simply hit enter to select the OK and you will see two options to choose from. Choose lightdm, this will enable the Deepin login screen.

Once 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 the Deepin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Deepin Desktop Environment, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.