How To Install Lumina Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Lumina Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Lumina Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, The Lumina Desktop Environment is a lightweight system interface designed for use on any Unix-like operating system. Lumina is based on using plugins, which allows the entire interface to be arranged by each individual user as desired. A system-wide default layout is also included and is configurable by the system administrator. This allows every system (or user session) to be designed to maximize the individual user’s productivity.

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 Lumina lightweight desktop environment 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, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 Lumina Desktop 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 Lumina Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we add the Lumina repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntulumina/lumina-desktop

After the repository is added, now we install the Lumina desktop environment using the following command below:

sudo apt install lumina-desktop

It takes a little longer to get the installation complete. So, sit back and wait for some time. Whenever it completes its installation you have to close the terminal and reboot your Ubuntu system to implement the changes.

Step 3. Accessing Lumina Desktop on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, log out and choose log back with the “Lumina” session and enjoy!

Install Lumina Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Lumina. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Lumina desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Lumina 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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