ObjectiveTo following tutorial will explain how to install xfce desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. Use this guide if you wish to change your default GNOME desktop to the xfce 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
RequirementsPrivileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudocommand 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
Other Versions of this TutorialUbuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
Disable Wayland display serverThe first step is to disable Wayland. Before you move on, follow our quick guide on how to disable Wayland and enable Xorg display server on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver.
Install Xfce desktop on Ubuntu 18.04With Wayland out of the way, begin xfce desktop installation by opening up terminal and executing:
$ sudo apt install xfce4