The terminal emulator is one of the most controversial applications in Linux. There are many terminal emulators, but in this post, I will show you how to Uninstall and Install Alacritty Ubuntu - the fastest linux terminal emulator. This tutorial also works on other Linux distributions such as Pop OS, Elementary OS, etc.
What is Alacritty Ubuntu?
Alacritty Terminal is a cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator works on macOS, Ubuntu, BSD, and Windows. It’s free and open-source software that strongly focus on simplicity and performance. And it features Vi mode, search, Vi search etc.
|OS||Linux - Ubuntu 18.04 to 21.10 with 2GB RAM (4GB preferable)|
|Access||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.|
Install Alacritty Ubuntu using APT
Step 1: Open up your linux terminal emulator
Firstly, We need to open your terminal (such as Gnome Terminal, …) to run any command
Step 2: Add the PPA to your Linux
The system will prompt you to press enter to continue
Step 3: Update the latest versions of the packages
Step 4: Start installation with the latest version
Now you can start the installation with this command.
Don’t forget to check if is installed correctly.
Install Alacritty Ubuntu from Source Code
Step 1: Clone the source code
Before compiling Alacritty Terminal, you’ll have to first clone the source code by using these ubuntu commands:
Step 2: Install the Rust compiler with rustup
- Install rustup.rs
- To make sure you have the right Rust compiler installed, run these ubuntu commands:
Step 3: Install Alacritty Ubuntu dependencies
These are the very minimal requirements for building; however, some installations may require extra dependencies.
If you’re using Wayland with an Nvidia GPU, you’ll probably want to install the EGL drivers as well (these are called libegl1-mesa-dev on Ubuntu).
Building Alacritty on Ubuntu
If all goes well, this should place a binary at target/release/alacritty.
Create Desktop Entry
Many Linux and BSD distributions support desktop entries for adding applications to system menus. This will create a desktop shortcut for this powerful tool:
How to Uninstall Alacritty Ubuntu?
If you installed Alacritty using APT, you can uninstall by following these steps
When it is uninstalled, you should remove this PPA to make your Ubuntu clean.
That’s what there is to it. You’ve completed the installation and setup of the Alacritty Terminal Emulator on Ubuntu. I hope you can install Alacritty Ubuntu and uninstall Alacritty after reading this tutorial. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you’re in need.