Manjaro Linux comes with Xfce4 desktop environment by default. However, this does not stop the user to install multiple of other desktop environments on the same system.

In this How to install Deepin Desktop on Manjaro 18 Linux tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Deepin Desktop on Manjaro 18.
  • How to switch to Deepin Desktop on Manjaro 18.
Installed Deepin Desktop on Manjaro 18 Linux
Installed Deepin Desktop on Manjaro 18 Linux.

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Manjaro Linux
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
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

How to install Deepin Desktop on Manjaro 18 Linux step by step instructions



  1. Open up the terminal. How to open terminal depends on your installed desktop environment. On default xfce4 desktop press ALT+F2, type xfce4-terminal and press ENTER.
  2. Update the package repository index:
    $ sudo pacman -Syy
    
  3. Install deepin package by executing pacman command:
    $ sudo pacman -S --noconfirm deepin
    
    The Deepin transitional package comes with multiple group members:
    :: There are 26 members in group deepin:
    :: Repository community
       1) deepin-account-faces  2) deepin-anything  3) deepin-api  4) deepin-calendar  5) deepin-control-center  6) deepin-daemon
       7) deepin-desktop-base  8) deepin-desktop-schemas  9) deepin-dock  10) deepin-file-manager  11) deepin-grub2-themes  12) deepin-gtk-theme
       13) deepin-image-viewer  14) deepin-launcher  15) deepin-manual  16) deepin-menu  17) deepin-network-utils
       18) deepin-polkit-agent-ext-gnomekeyring  19) deepin-qt5dxcb-plugin  20) deepin-qt5integration  21) deepin-session-ui
       22) deepin-shortcut-viewer  23) deepin-sound-theme  24) deepin-system-monitor  25) deepin-turbo  26) startdde
    
    Enter a selection (default=all): 
    


    When prompted press ENTER to install all members or selectively choose by entering relevant deepin member number.
  4. Once the Deepin desktop installation is completed, reboot your Manjaro 18 Linux system.
  5. If you have auto-login enabled log out and select the Deepin desktop as your default Manjaro Linux desktop environment.
    Select Deepin as a default Manjaro Linux desktop environment
    Select Deepin as a default Manjaro Linux desktop environment.
  6. Enter login credentials and press the Log In button. You should now be welcomed by the Deepin desktop.
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