How To Install Elementary OS’s Pantheon Desktop Environment On Ubuntu And Linux Mint

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pantheon is a lightweight desktop environment similar to Gnome Shell, used by default on Elementary OS, probably the most beautiful Ubuntu derivative system. In this article I will show you how to install Pantheon on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

how to install Pantheon on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

Because it is not available via the default repositories of Ubuntu and Linux Mint, we have to add the Elementary OS PPA, update the local repository index and install the elementary-desktop package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:elementary-os/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop

To get over the wallpaper bug, open a terminal and paste the below oneliner:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true

Also, if you want a closer look to Elementary OS, you should install plank, from ricotz PPA:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install plank

Next, install the Elementary Tweaks tool in order to tweak your system:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks

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14 comments on “How To Install Elementary OS’s Pantheon Desktop Environment On Ubuntu And Linux Mint
  1. Ev says:

    I just thought you’d like to know you have an error in the Elementary Tweaks PPA. You’ve got a few extra spaces in there that makes it so the respsitory cannot be added.

    Instead of reading: “sudo add-apt-repository ppa: versable / elementary-update”

    It should read: “sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update” without the spaces around ” / “

  2. Lakshmi Narayanan says:

    I see that you are installing it from the stable repo. But still, is there any chance this could break my system?? TIA!

  3. nuncijs says:

    Thank You! But how to install this desktop environment on Fedora? Google can’t give any info about it 🙁

  4. Oneeiric says:

    When updating the packages, it says ” ppa:elementary-os/stable 404 not found”. Is it offline?

  5. Ducky says:

    I am guesing this would work for Linux Mint Debian Edition as well?

  6. gabouh says:

    Does it work in Linux Mint Xfce, does anyone had a successful installation?

  7. someone says:

    Hi
    i can’t install in on debian:-/
    when i type this:
    $ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:elementary-os/stable

    i have a err:
    sudo: apt-add-repository: command not found
    ??????????

    so what should i do???

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