How to install the Ubuntu Unity desktop in Linux Mint 15.

Posted: November 5, 2013. At: 5:35 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6515

How you can install the Ubuntu Unity desktop on your Linux Mint 15 system.

use this command to install the Lightdm login manager; the Unity desktop and other assorted paraphernalia that goes with it. I just did this today with Mint and this worked. You need the ubuntu-desktop package installed to make use of this desktop though. But this does work. Linux Mint 15 uses the Ubuntu 13.04 packages; so you will not get the absolute latest version. Linux Mint 16 will though.

sudo apt-get install unity unity-scope-askubuntu unity-lens-applications unity-webapps-bbcnews unity-greeter ubuntu-desktop

If you do not get all of the functionality of the Unity desktop installed, then try this command.

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends indicator-applet-complete

I found this fix on this forum posting: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=144779.

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