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How to Install GNOME 3.16 On Linux Mint?
  • Last Updated : 24 Feb, 2021

For many top-tier Linux desktop distributions, such as Ubuntu and Fedora, GNOME is a common desktop environment that is the default desktop option. Nearly all flavors have a desktop GNOME alternative. The GNOME desktop is one of the most stable and user-friendly desktops, so many normal, advanced users like it. GNOME is the one if you want a desktop that stays invisible as you carry out your work. When working, it never gets in the way. Despite many controversies about being GNOME3 (current iteration), it is therefore still a popular and default option for many despite being sluggish, resource-heavy, etc.

Install GNOME on Linux MINT using apt

Installing the Gnome desktop environment is very easy. Make sure all the system packages are updated first. To ensure the same result, run the commands below:

$ sudo apt-get update
Install GNOME on Linux MINT using apt

update system packages

Now upgrade your all package:

$ sudo apt upgrade
Install GNOME on Linux MINT using apt

upgrade system

To install GNOME, run the command below:

$ sudo apt install gnome-session gdm3
Install GNOME on Linux MINT using apt

Install GNOME

During installation screen prompt comes, choose your preferred display manager:



Install GNOME on Linux MINT using apt

Choose preferred one

Now reboot your system

$ sudo reboot
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reboot system

Select user account:

Install GNOME on Linux MINT using apt

select user

Now select GNOME:

Install GNOME on Linux MINT using apt

select GNOME

After GNOME installation your desktop should look like this:

Install GNOME on Linux MINT using apt

GNOME desktop

You can check GNOME version using the below command:

Install GNOME on Linux MINT using apt

Check version

Install GNOME Desktop Using tasksel

You can also install GNOME using tasksel. First, you need to install tasksel using the below command:

$ sudo apt install tasksel
Install GNOME Desktop Using tasksel

Install tasksel

Now install GNOME using the below command:

$ sudo tasksel install ubuntu-desktop
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Install GNOME

Now reboot the system:

$ sudo reboot
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Reboot system

Now, you can follow the above steps to set up GNOME

Remove GNOME on Mint

Log in to another desktop environment and follow the below command:

$ sudo apt purge gnome-session gdm3
Remove GNOME on Mint

TO remove GNOME

$ sudo apt autoremove

Remove GNOME on Mint

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