How to install the Deepin desktop in our Gnu / linux distribution

Deepin distribution with its famous Deepin desktop

The new version of the Deepin distribution has made many users interested in the environment offered by the distribution and even try to recreate the same thing on their personal desktops. Fortunately it is not something new and several users managed to export the Deepin desktop to various distributions, but unfortunately not all and we can only install it in distributions that are either Ubuntu or derived from them. In others they can work but we can have serious problems or certain applications stop working correctly.If we meet this requirement, the installation of the Deepin desktop will be very simple. First we have to open a terminal and add a PPA repository, since the desktop is not in any official repository, so we write the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leaeasy/dde

Now we have to write the following to install the Deepin desktop:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install dde dde-file-manager

When executing these orders, the installation of the Deepin desktop and the packages it needs for its operation will begin. During the installation we will get a message asking us which session system we want to use. Deepin uses LightDM but we can continue using GDM3 if it is the one we have, both session managers are compatible with Deepin. After this request, the installation system will conclude and we will have the Deepin desktop in our distribution, we just need to mark it in the session manager as the default desktop.

Deepin desktop configuration

Still, if we want the look of Deepin, something will still be missing to make it the same, this is the artwork of the distribution. This can be easily solved by installing it in our distribution, for this we open the terminal and write the following:

sudo apt-get install deepin-gtk-theme

This will give us the deepin artwork resulting in a desktop equal or similar to the one offered by the Deepin distribution. Of course, although it looks like it is not the same and if we look for Deepin, maybe the best thing is to install Deepin Do not you think?


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  1.   AUTOPILOT said

    We need dates to find out how out of date the instructions are when it comes to manual mode items.
    According to the accompanying photo, does it look like June 2018?

    I would like to see a list of desktops / distributions that are the closest thing to Windows. The double click to rename files seems a determining factor in my family, as does the copy progress bar built into the button on the bar.

    1.    heyber said

      hey, it's good that you took the time to do this writing. If it would be good to have it as such deepin the only thing that there are machines that does not have the necessary resources and they hang a lot in fact I have very beautiful arcolinux and everything but it consumes a lot of resources and the machine hangs on me. and it is in efficient mode if I put it in elegant mode it opens an application and it looks like it is stuckoooooooooo and it is not pleasant. Thank you for the info. and forward