How to Install Budgie Desktop Environment on Rocky Linux 8 and AlmaLinux 8, Budgie is a desktop environment that is free and open-source that uses GNOME technologies such as GTK (> 3.x) and is developed by the Solus project, which also contributes to its design through contributors from numerous communities, including Arch Linux; Manjaro; openSUSE Tumbleweed – among others.
For users seeking an alternative to GNOME that is lightweight and sleek with a simple UI instead of focusing on eye candy, then Budgie is worth checking out.
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Budgie Desktop Environment on Rocky Linux 8 Workstation and AlmaLinux 8
Update Rocky Linux System
Update your Rocky Linux operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date:
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y
Install EPEL Repository
The first task is to install the EPEL (Extra Package for Enterprise Linux) repository. This repository has packages maintained on Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL).
Open your terminal, and use the following command.
sudo dnf install epel-release -y
Enable Power Tools Repository
The second task before installing Budgie is to enable the power tools repository. This allows the use of your standard Linux package management tools, yum for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and zypper for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, to automatically install the packages you need in the order that is required by the system.
In your terminal, copy and use the following command.
sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools
Now proceed to the next part of the tutorial and install Budgie Desktop.
Install Budgie Desktop Environment
Enable Budgie Dependencies:
sudo dnf copr enable stenstorp/budgie-dependencies -y
Enable Budgie Repository:
sudo dnf copr enable stenstorp/budgie -y
sudo dnf install budgie-desktop budgie-extras nautilus gnome-terminal gnome-system-monitor arc-theme arc-icon-theme gedit -y
Once complete, reboot your system, which you can do immediately in your terminal using the following command.