The objective of this guide is to install the Lubuntu desktop as an alternative desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop/Server Linux.

DID YOU KNOW that you can download Ubuntu 20.04 dedicated desktop flavours? This way Ubuntu provides users with an alternative desktop experience distinct to the default GNOME Ubuntu Desktop.
In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install tasksel
  • How to install Lubuntu desktop
  • How to switch to SDDM display manager
  • How to login to Lubuntu desktop
Lubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
Lubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software tasksel
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

Install Lubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

  1. We will be using the tasksel command to install Lubuntu desktop. In case the tasksel command is not available on your system you can install it by:
    $ sudo apt install tasksel
    

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  3. Execute the following command to begin the Lubuntu desktop installation:
    $ sudo tasksel install lubuntu-desktop
    
    Lubuntu desktop installation command on Ubuntu 20.04
    Lubuntu desktop installation command on Ubuntu 20.04
    Wait for tasksel to complete the Lubuntu desktop installation
    Wait for tasksel to complete the Lubuntu desktop installation


  4. SDDM configuration information
    SDDM configuration information
    Use TAB to select sddm and hit ok button
    Use TAB to select sddm and hit ok button
  5. Reboot your Ubuntu 20.04 system:
    Reboot your Ubuntu 20.04 system
    Reboot your Ubuntu 20.04 system
  6. Select Desktop session as Lubuntu:
    Select Lubuntu, enter your password and hit login button
    Select Lubuntu, enter your password and hit login button
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