In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Deepin is the default desktop environment for Deepin Linux Distribution. It is developed by a Chinese company Deeping Ltd. It is the sleekest and most beautiful and most user-friendly desktop environment. Deepin comes with pre-installed Samba, Font Installer, Cloud Printing, and Application Store.
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 Deepin Desktop (DDE) on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 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).
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 Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
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
Step 2. Installing Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04.
You need to first add the official PPA by the Ubuntu DDE Remix team:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntudde-dev/stable
After adding the repository successfully the next step will be to install Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) on the Ubuntu system:
sudo apt install ubuntudde-dde
If you want to install the Deepin-style login screen, select lightdm as the default display manager during the installation process. Once installed, log out and choose ‘Deepin’ session to log in.
Step 3. Login to Deepin Desktop Environment.
Your Deepin Desktop Environment is now ready. After log out, select Deepin while logging in to start using it.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Deepin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Deepin website.