In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Alacritty on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Alacritty is a free and open-source GPU-accelerated terminal emulator focused on performance and simplicity. By integrating with other applications, rather than reimplementing their functionality, it manages to provide a flexible set of features with high performance. Its supported platforms currently consist of BSD, Linux, macOS and Windows.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Alacritty terminal emulator on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Alacritty.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Alacritty on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common
Step 2. Installing Alacritty on Ubuntu 22.04.
By default, Alacritty is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now install the add Alacritty PPA repository to your system using the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aslatter/ppa
After the repository has been added successfully, you can then proceed to install Alacritty on Ubuntu using the command shown in the output below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install alacritty
Step 3. Accessing Alacritty on Ubuntu 22.04.
Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> Alacritty.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Alacritty. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Alacritty terminal emulator on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Alacritty website.