Pantheon desktop environment
Pantheon is a new desktop environment that comes with elementary OS. It has a mac like look and feel and has been designed very well. It looks superb specially on laptops and can give you a cool looking desktop that you want to show off.
It can be installed on Ubuntu if you want to get the elementary OS like look and feel without changing the OS. In this example we are installing it on Ubuntu 13.04
Add the elementary ppa to ubuntu
The elementary ppa provides all the necessary packages to get the Pantheon desktop environment. Add it to ubuntu repositories like this. Also make sure to update.
# sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:elementary-os/daily # sudo apt-get update
Now install the elementary desktop
# sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop
Thats it, now log out and on the login page, the Pantheon desktop should be visible in the list of desktop environments.
Fix the missing wallpaper issue
There seems to be a bug in the way Pantheon is installed which causes the wallpaper to go missing and a white desktop background displayed instead. To fix this run the following command in your terminal
# gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true
Again logout and login back, and the wallpaper should display fine.
Install elementary tweaks
The next useful thing to install along with pantheon desktop is the elementary tweaks extension, which allows to tweak the pantheon desktop in some ways.
# sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update # sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks
Elementary tweaks will appear as an additional icon in System Settings dialog. Over there you can configure the plank, slingshot etc.
So have fun with your Pantheon desktop and njoy!!
I cant see the shutdown, network, sound and user indicator in the top panel anybody can solve this.?
Attempted this in 14.04 and got:
cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to detect canonical device of overlayfs
cryptsetup: WARNING: could not determine root devicGAttetpee from /etc/fstab
LiveCD? overlayfs OVERLAYS the cdROM with tmpfs in RAM, as defined in one of the init scripts there is no entry for that in the /etc/fstab…
How does it work in Ubuntu 13.10
Just installed it and seems to be woking fine. Not sure how it will work out in the long run though :)
Shouldn’t be better to use ppa:elementary-os/stable instead of ppa:elementary-os/daily?
No, as the stable repo does not work on Saucy Salamander.
I tried this on 13:10 but the logout/shutdown/restart don’t work….
Also when I go back to unity my fonts have been changed.
It can be done on saucy using stable, you just have to set the ppa to precise.
Yes, and any clue on how is that performed?