Objective

The objective is to install Budgie desktop as an alternative desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux. See also our article: The 8 Best Ubuntu Desktop Environments (18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux) for more desktop environment choices.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Requirements

Administrative root/sudo permissions.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Install and start Budgie Desktop

Execute the following linux command to begin installation of Budgie desktop on Ubuntu 18.04:
$ sudo apt install ubuntu-budgie-desktop
Install multiple display managers notice
default display manager for budgie desktop
Any display manager should do. However, lighdm is a default display manager for budgie desktop.

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Select desktop Budgie as default
Confirm that Budgie Desktop is your default desktop environment.
Budgie Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
Budgie Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
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