How to Install Kylin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Kylin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install Kylin 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.

Kylin Linux distro is the official flavor of Ubuntu released by Canonical and China’s MIIT to target the Chinese laptop and PC consumer market. This makes it a Light and fast desktop environment, which consumes few resources. Your code has been developed with technology GTK and Qt, which provides excellent performance and good functionality resulting in a good user experience during everyday use.

Install Kylin 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
sudo apt install ca-certificates

Step 2. Install Kylin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu.

Installing Kylin Desktop Environment on your Ubuntu Linux system is straightforward, Now run the following command to begin the Kylin desktop installation:

sudo apt install ubuntukylin-desktop

During the installation, you will see the following prompt window and choose Unity Desktop, this will be “lightdm”.

Once complete installation, we reboot your PC:


Step 3. Accessing Kylin’s desktop environment on Ubuntu Linux.

So now the Kylin desktop is set up, click on the gear icon given on the right bottom side. You will see the list of installed desktop environments. Select the Ubuntu Kylin and after that enter your system’s password to get logged in.

That’s all you need to do to install Kylin Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on installing Kylin Desktop Environment, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.