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How To Install LXQt Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LXQt Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, LXQt is a lightweight and modern desktop environment that is fast, efficient, and easy to use, and it is suitable for use on a wide range of hardware. If you don’t have your current Ubuntu Gnome desktop and looking for something lightweight then LXQt can be a good choice to go.

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 LXQt desktop environment 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).
  • 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 LXQt Desktop 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 LXQt Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the LXQt desktop is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest stable version of LXQt to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install task-lxqt-desktop

If you are using a minimal server then you can use:

sudo apt install lxqt

When prompted to select display manager, choose sddm which is recommended for LXQt Desktop through gdm3 will also work.

Once the installation is completed, restart your system to apply the changes made by the LXQt desktop environment:


After the reboot, you should see the LXQt desktop environment when you log in. Select the “Gear” icon and select LXQt as the default desktop environment to log in.

Install LXQt Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

You will have the simple but elegant Graphical user interface of this lightweight LXQt on your Ubuntu Desktop.

Install LXQt Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed the LXQt desktop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the LXQt lightweight desktop environment on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official LXQt 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 idroot.us, 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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