The objective is to install gnome 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
- Software: – GNOME Shell 3.27 or higher
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
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Gnome Vanilla Installation on Ubuntu
Gnome vanilla installation on Ubuntu 18.04 will leave you with a basic Gnome shell features and minimal pre-installed applications.
To perform a vanilla installation of Gnome desktop execute the following linux command:
sudo apt install gnome-session gdm3
Full Gnome Desktop Installation on Ubuntu
In order to install the full Ubuntu Gnome desktop use the
tasksel command. In case the
tasksel command is not available on your system you can install it by:
$ sudo apt install tasksel
tasksel command is installed, begin the Gnome desktop installation by executing:
$ sudo tasksel install ubuntu-desktop
Login to Gnome session
To start Gnome session on a system without a current graphical user interface (GUI), login to your console and execute:
$ sudo service gdm3 start
Otherwise, log out from your current GUI session and select
GNOME session as your default desktop manager. Alternatively reboot your system if necessary.