How to install Deepin Desktop in linux mint 18.2 ?

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How to install Deepin Desktop in linux mint 18.2 ?

Post by kangabbad » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:41 pm

Hello,
I just wanna install dde then I see youtube tutorial and do the script below :

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:leaeasy/dde 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install dde
But it is didn't work, how should I do?

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Re: How to install Deepin Desktop in linux mint 18.2 ?

Post by catweazel » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:23 pm

kangabbad wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:41 pm
But it is didn't work, how should I do?
You could be more clear about what "it didn't work" means however what you want to do isn't recommended. You should consider trying a distro that comes with that DE rather than creating a frankendesktop that will probably give you trouble.
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Re: How to install Deepin Desktop in linux mint 18.2 ?

Post by Termy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:09 pm

We'd need some actual information here. If you're going to try something like this, you're going to need to be more verbose about it. Do you get error messages? Which version of Mint are you running? Did you remove the current DE? Why don't you install Ubuntu via mini.iso and then install the Deepin DE over the bare essentials? If that's not a task you're up to, then load up something like VirtualBox and experiment to your heart's content until you can create something cool.

It's entirely doable, but you'll (probably) run into issues trying this with Mint, as there are quite a lot of Mint-specific configurations and programs. There's certainly no need to go experimenting on your "production" machine, so that's why I heartily suggest VirtualBox, if you're not doing so already.

Also, what in the world was the YouTube video you were following? These things are very important. :roll: Help us help you. :P
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Re: How to install Deepin Desktop in linux mint 18.2 ?

Post by Lucap » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:15 pm

Wasn't there a concern with Deepin having a backdoor and being a security risk?

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Re: How to install Deepin Desktop in linux mint 18.2 ?

Post by Termy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:17 pm

Lucap wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:15 pm
Wasn't there a concern with Deepin having a backdoor and being a security risk?
Quidsup looked into Deepin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9eiErGo6u0
And again later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqOOBqKCXkY

If you're not familiar with him, he's a security professional who also makes a lot of YouTube videos.
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Re: How to install Deepin Desktop in linux mint 18.2 ?

Post by MtnDewManiac » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:32 am

Years ago, I liked the thought of having the ability to use multiple DEs in one installation. Having read many times about how this can be... unwise for the non-expert to attempt, I chose a distro that was developed by someone who, by all accounts, is both very intelligent in general and very talented in terms of linux.

And in ONE DAY, I think I ended up doing a complete distro (re)installation eight or nine times, lol. Much of that was because I was not a linux expert. But your post, above, causes me to wonder if you are also not an expert, so...

Although I would be saddened to think that I helped point a current Mint user towards some other distro, I second (third?) the suggestion that you go find one that offers the desktop environment that you're wanting to use as a pre-installed DE. Most distros seem to have "live" versions these days, so you should be able to try a different one without sacrificing your Mint installation (or possibly breaking it by attempting to add an additional DE to it).

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