Install Deepin on Ubuntu

Follow the steps below to install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20.x or Ubuntu 20.10.

Add the UbuntuDDE Stable Release PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntudde-dev/stable

sudo apt-get update

Install the Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10 / Linux Mint 20.x

sudo apt install ubuntudde-dde ubuntudde-dde-extras

While installing ubuntudde-de, it will ask you to choose LighDM as the display manager, which is not necesary if you want the default Ubuntu login screen, GDM3.

Errors while installing

One specific error which annoyed me was procesing deepin-anything-dkms package. Now, everything was working fine. Deepin was installed, and it worked flawlessly. I was able to update and install new packages without any issues, but 4 packages were not configured completely.

So I had to go down the rabbit hole of endless google searches, until I came across a blog by Linux Uprising

I had to download the deepin-anything-dkms.deb package and install it manually.
To do this, download the deepin-anything-dkms from here (it’s version 5.0.1-7_all.deb at the time I’m writing this), and install it from a terminal, like this:

sudo apt install ./deepin-anything-dkms_5.0.1-7_all.deb

In case the DEB download link no longer works in the future (if the package is updated), you can find the latest version here (just make sure to get the newest version).

After all these packages are installed, reboot your system and you’re done.