How to Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Linux Mint 19


Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Linux Mint 19

Deepin is a default desktop environment for Deepin Linux Distribution. It is developed by a Chinese company Deeping Ltd. It is a sleekest and most beautiful and user-friendly desktop environment. Deepin comes with pre-installed Samba, Font Installer, Cloud Printing, and Application Store. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install Deepin Desktop Environment on Linux Mint 19.

Prerequisites

Before you start to Install Deepin Desktop Environment. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Install Deepin Desktop Environment

The Deepin Desktop Environment package does not come in Linux Mint Global Repository. We should manually add a leaeasy/dde repository to install Deepin Desktop.

First, open the Linux Mint Terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+t keys.

Run the following command to add leaeasy/dde repository to Linux Mint:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leaeasy/dde

Now update the apt package manager index by typing following command in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Here to install Deepin Desktop Environment type following command in the terminal:

sudo apt install dde

Install Deepin File Manager

As we have installed Deepin Desktop Environment, We should also install Deepin File Manager.

To Install Deepin File Manager run following command:

sudo apt-get install dde-file-manager

Install Deepin GTK Theme

To get the look of Deepin Desktop Environment we should install Deepin GTK Theme. Install Deepin GTK Theme by using the following command:

sudo apt install deepin-gtk-theme

Launch Deepin Desktop Environment

Run the following command to reboot your system to make changes in effect:

sudo reboot

Now select Deepin Desktop Environment as selected below:

The Deepin Home screen will look like below:

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Conclusion

You have successfully learned how to Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Linux Mint 19. If you have any queries regarding this then please don’t forget to comment below.