Install Gnome Desktop On Ubuntu

In this guide I will be showing you how to install the Gnome desktop on Debian or Ubuntu. This guide should also work for the following Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu
  • Linux Mint
  • Elementary OS

Install Gnome Desktop Environment On Ubuntu

You can install the Gnome desktop environment on Ubuntu or one of the above distros automatically using apt-get. Just run the following command, logout and change your desktop choice at the login screen to Gnome.

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Or if you prefer, you can install the Ubuntu Gnome Desktop with the following command instead.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop

Install Gnome Desktop On Ubuntu

Remove Gnome Desktop Environment From Ubuntu

If you tried out Gnome and decided that you don’t like it, you can remove it by running one of the following based on which one you chose to install.

sudo apt-get remove gnome-shell


sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop

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