How To Install Budgie Desktop 2.0 On Fedora 20 And OpenSUSE 13.1

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Budgie Desktop is an open-source desktop environment used by default on Evolve OS, which is an OpenSUSE derivative system. Being lightweight, Budgie desktop is a good alternative for old computers and computers using the ARM architecture. Also, it has support for Wayland, Red Hat’s system compositor.

The latest version available is Budgie Desktop 2.0, which has been recently released. Among others, the panel has been made transparent, the search bar from the menu has been moved at top, some applets have received enhancements, the support for systemd for shutdown and restart has been improvements and some bugs have been squashed.

How To Install Budgie Desktop 2.0 On Fedora 20 And OpenSUSE 13.1

In this article I will show you how to install Budgie Desktop on Fedora 20 and OpenSUSE 13.1.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Budgie Desktop on Fedora 20:

$ sudo su
# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
# wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:ikeydoherty:evolve/Fedora_20/home:ikeydoherty:evolve.repo
# yum update
# yum install budgie-desktop

Reboot and choose Budgie Desktop from the login menu. If you don’t get the application menu displayed, after the first boot, do:

$ sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

And login back, to Budgie Desktop

How to install Budgie Desktop on OpenSUSE 13.1:

$ sudo su
# zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:ikeydoherty:evolve/openSUSE_13.1/home:ikeydoherty:evolve.repo
# zypper refresh
# zypper install budgie-desktop

Reboot and choose Budgie Desktop from the login menu. If you don’t get the application menu displayed, after the first boot, do:

$ sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

And login back, to Budgie Desktop

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One comment on “How To Install Budgie Desktop 2.0 On Fedora 20 And OpenSUSE 13.1
  1. DaVince says:

    Just so you know, you don’t have to sudo su. You can just su by default in Fedora. (Don’t know about SuSE, though.) Also, yum update isn’t necessary – if there are dependencies that need to be updated, it’ll fetch them, and there’s no need to refresh any repos as this happens when you yum install in the first place.

    In any case, thanks a bunch for the instructions. I’m looking forward to testing this DE out.

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