This article will explain how to install Xubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. Use this guide if you wish to change your default GNOME desktop to Xubuntu environment. See also our article: The 8 Best Ubuntu Desktop Environments (18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux) for more desktop environment choices.
Alternatively, follow our guide on how to install GUI on Ubuntu server 18.04 Bionic Beaver.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
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
We will be using the
tasksel command to perform the installation of Xubuntu graphical environment. Let’s start by install of
tasksel. Open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install tasksel
Install Xfce desktop on Ubuntu 18.04
Now that we have the
tasksel command available to our disposal, begin Xubunu desktop installation by executing the bellow command:
$ sudo tasksel install xubuntu-desktop