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How To Install DeaDBeeF on Manjaro 21

Install DeaDBeeF on Manjaro 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install DeaDBeeF on Manjaro 21. For those of you who didn’t know, DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is a modular cross-platform audio player which runs on Linux distributions, macOS, and Windows systems. It’s free software released under “GNU General Public License” (GPL).

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 DeaDBeeF audio player on a Manjaro 21 (Ornara).


  • A server or desktop running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro, Arch Linux.
  • 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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 DeaDBeeF on Manjaro 21

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, make sure that our system is up to date:

sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -S base-devel

Step 2. Installing Yay AUR Helper on Manjaro 21.

Now we clone the Yay Git repository using the command below:

cd /opt
sudo git clone

Then, change the permission from the root user to sudo user. This step is important if you don’t want to get an issue while building yay:

sudo chown -R $user:$user yay-git/

Finally, install Yay and navigate into the cloned directory:

cd yay-git
makepkg -si

Once the installation process is complete, you can check the version of Yay by running:

yay --version

Step 3. Installing DeaDBeeF on Manjaro 21.

By default, DeaDBeeF is not available on the Manjaro 21 base repository. You can install DeaDBeeF easily on Manjaro, You just need to run the following command below:

yay -S deadbeef --noconfirm

Step 4. Accessing DeaDBeeF on Manjaro 21.

Once successfully installed, Go to the start menu then click on its “Start menu” and look for the “DeaDBeeF” by searching it manually.

Install DeaDBeeF on Manjaro 21

Congratulations! You have successfully installed DeaDBeeF. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the DeaDBeeF audio player on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official DeaDBeeF website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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