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 Deepin Desktop (DDE) on Manjaro Linux 21 using the command line terminal.
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Update your system to make sure all existing packages are up to date:
sudo pacman -Syu
Install Deepin Desktop
Deepin Desktop Environment is featured in the AUR, so the installation is straightforward. Begin the installation using the following command.
Install Deepin Desktop Standard
sudo pacman -S --noconfirm xorg xorg-server deepin
Install Deepin Desktop with Extras
sudo pacman -S --noconfirm xorg xorg-server deepin deepin-extra
The installation can take a few minutes as many packages to download and install.
Once Deepin has finished installing, reboot your system as the new desktop environment is not active until this action is complete. While in the terminal, you can use the following command or use the standard way to restart using the graphical menu.
First Look 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. Then you select “Deepin” instead of the default “Xfce” session or whatever current desktop environment you have installed.
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Once logged in, you will immediately notice many changes, including a very sleek theme with new icons, wallpaper, applications, and layout.
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And that’s it; you have installed the Deepin Desktop on your Fedora 35 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.
How to Remove (Uninstall) Deepin Desktop
Use the following terminal command for users who wish to remove the desktop environment.
Remove Deepin Desktop Standard
sudo pacman -Rs deepin
Remove Deepin Desktop with Extras
sudo pacman -Rs deepin deepin-extra
Once complete, reboot your system.
Removing Deepin should work pretty well compared to some other distributions. Removing desktop environments can be messy and break your system so much it is not worth fixing and making you reformat; however, just be prepared for some troubleshooting; worse case, sometimes it is better to leave it installed if you got a robust system and switch when you feel like a change this is the user call to make at the end of the day.
Comments and Conclusion
In the tutorial, you have successfully learned how to install Deepin Desktop Environment on Manjaro Linux 21.
Deepin has been designed with the user in mind, making it an excellent choice for those who want more out of their desktops and laptops in a sleek-looking environment. The desktop metaphor provides a stable environment when you need quick performance without any distractions or unnecessary complexities getting between your workflow – everything works as intended!
For more information on using Deepin Desktop Environment, visit the official documentation.