How To Install Xtreme Download Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Xtreme Download Manager on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Xtreme Download Manager on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Xtreme Download Manager is a free and open-source download manager. XDM is cross-platform and is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is also compatible with all major web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Quantum, Opera, Vivaldi, and many popular browsers.

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 Xtreme Download Manager 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.
  • You’ll need an active internet connection to download Xtreme Download Manager and its dependencies.
  • 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 Xtreme Download Manager 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 Xtreme Download Manager on Ubuntu 20.04.

Run the following command to install XDM in the Ubuntu system:


Once downloaded, extract the folder:

sudo tar -xvf xdm-setup-7.2.11.tar.xz

Now run the installer script and follow the instructions:

sudo bash

Step 3. Accessing Xtreme Download Manager on Ubuntu.

After the successful installation, type the below command in the terminal as a non-root user:


It will open the Xtreme Download Manager On your ubuntu system. If you need an app shortcut, just right-click on the unity launcher and select the lock to gnome dock option.

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