How to Install Deepin Desktop (DDE) on Fedora 36 Linux

The Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) is known to be one of the most excellent aesthetic-looking desktop environments created by the developers of Deepin Linux. It is often regarded too as the most beautiful desktop on Linux. For users of Fedora, this can be easily installed and be an optional choice for those that like to hop between desktops.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the Deepin Desktop Environment on Fedora 36 Workstation desktop using the command line terminal, some tips, and a quick first look at the desktop environment.

Increase DNF Download Speed

When installing desktop environments or packages that have extensive packages/dependencies required, it can often be slow. A fast way to fix many of these issues is to increase your DNF download speed by enabling parallel downloads and mirrors.

Please visit my tutorial on achieving this with Fedora 36 > How to Increase DNF Speed on Fedora 36 Linux.

Update Fedora

First, ensure that your system is up-to-date, as this is essential when installing secondary desktop environments with the following command.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y

Install Deepin Desktop Environment

Deepin Desktop Environment is featured in Fedora 36’s repositories making the installation relatively straightforward. To begin the installation, use the following command.

sudo dnf group install "Deepin Desktop" -y

The installation may take several minutes depending on the age of your hardware and especially your internet connection. Overall, the download is roughly around 450MB, and the size of disk space required afterward is about 1.5GB.

Once the installation has finished, you need to reboot your PC. This can be done quickly while still in your terminal using the following command.

reboot

Login to Deepin Desktop Environment

Once you have restarted your desktop, you will arrive at your login screen.

DO NOT LOG IN STRAIGHT AWAY. 

First, you need to change and verify the desktop environment by clicking on the clog on the right-hand corner of the screen, and then you select “Deepin” instead of the default “GNOME.”

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How to Install Deepin Desktop (DDE) on Fedora 36 Linux

The first time you log in for users using virtual environments, you should see this notice.

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How to Install Deepin Desktop (DDE) on Fedora 36 Linux

Select “Effect Mode” if you are using a virtual machine installation of Fedora. Users on bare-metal, which would be the majority, select “Normal Mode” if this message appears and you are not using any virtualization.

First look at Deepin Desktop Environment

Once logged in, you will immediately notice a different amount of changes, including a very sleek theme that has kept the core preferences of Fedora in mind. The taskbar is now located at the bottom of the screen. The theme would feel similar to alternatives such as Cinnamon or MATE with a small set of unique applications.

One example of a unique application is the system monitor, which is probably the best one, in my opinion.

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How to Install Deepin Desktop (DDE) on Fedora 36 Linux

One of the first things you may want to change is the theme, which can be found under System Settings > Personalisation.

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How to Install Deepin Desktop (DDE) on Fedora 36 Linux

And that’s it; you have installed the Deepin Desktop on your Fedora 36 system. Be sure to check out the features in the settings menus, you can customize the Deepin desktop quite a lot, and it has different options to GNOME.

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How to Install Deepin Desktop (DDE) on Fedora 36 Linux

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How to Install Deepin Desktop (DDE) on Fedora 36 Linux

How to Update Deepin Desktop Environment

Run the standard DNF update commands for future updates for the Deepin desktop environment and any default DNF packages.

sudo dnf update

When updates are available, run the standard upgrade command as you would with any other DNF package.

sudo dnf upgrade

Ideally, you should use this command instead, as the other methods are depreciated.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y

How to Remove (Uninstall) Deepin Desktop Environment

Use the following terminal command for users who wish to remove the desktop environment.

sudo dnf group remove "Deepin Desktop"

Once complete, reboot your system.

reboot

With Fedora alternative desktop installs, removing these mostly works well, but you may find some leftover applications or instabilities you need to fix yourself.

Comments and Conclusion

Overall, DDE is a great community project for those wanting a more stable and Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops, and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor along with brilliant performance like Deepin, given the amount of front end GUI work is surprisingly swift and efficient.

For more information on using Deepin Desktop Environment, visit the official documentation.



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