The objective is to install Ubuntu Studio as an alternative desktop environment to the Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Desktop/Server Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install tasksel
  • How to install Ubuntu Studio Desktop environment
  • How to login to Ubuntu Studio Desktop environment
Ubuntu Studio Desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu Studio Desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04

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

How to install Ubuntu Studio Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

  1. We will be using the tasksel command to install Ubuntu Studio 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 Ubuntu Studio Desktop installation:
    $ sudo tasksel install ubuntustudio-desktop
    OR
    $ sudo tasksel install ubuntustudio-desktop-core
    
    The above commands will install the Ubuntu Studio Desktop environment.
    Ubuntu Studio Desktop installation command on Ubuntu 20.04
    Ubuntu Studio Desktop installation command on Ubuntu 20.04
    Wait for tasksel to complete the Ubuntu Studio Desktop installation
    Wait for tasksel to complete the Ubuntu Studio Desktop installation
    Provide extra configuration permissions for jackd2 daemon
    Provide extra configuration permissions for jackd2 daemon
  4. Once the installation is complete, reboot your Ubuntu 20.04 system:

    Reboot your Ubuntu 20.04 system
    Reboot your Ubuntu 20.04 system


  5. Select Ubuntu Studio Desktop before you login:

    Open Desktop session selection menu, select Ubuntu Studio Session sessions, enter password and login
    Open Desktop session selection menu, select Ubuntu Studio Session, enter password and login
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