How To Install Budgie Desktop 2.0 On Fedora, OpenSUSE And Arch Linux

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, being the default desktop environment of Evolve OS. 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 on Fedora 20, OpenSUSE 13.1 and Arch Linux systems.

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

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 zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:ikeydoherty:evolve/openSUSE_13.1/home:ikeydoherty:evolve.repo
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo 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

How to install Budgie Desktop on Arch Linix:

$ sudo pacman -Sy yaourt
$ sudo yaourt-S budgie-desktop-git

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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