The objective is to install Kylin 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 Kylin Desktop
  • How to switch to Lightdm display manager
  • How to login to Kylin desktop
Kylin Desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Kylin Desktop environment on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

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 Kylin Desktop
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

Kylin Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 installation step by step instructions

  1. Execute the following command to begin the Kylin desktop installation:
    $ sudo apt install ubuntukylin-desktop
    
    Kylin Desktop installation command on Ubuntu 20.04
    Kylin Desktop installation command on Ubuntu 20.04


  2. lightdm configuration information
    Lightdm configuration information.


  3. select lghtdm
    Use TAB to select lightdm and hit OK button

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  5. Once the Kylin Desktop Installation is complete, restart your system
    Once the Kylin Desktop Installation is complete, restart your system.


  6. Select UKUI session and log in
    Select UKUI session and log in
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