How to Install or Uninstall barrier on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 9, 2022

Barrier lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own display. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install barrier Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Make sure you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install barrier on Ubuntu 22.04

Install barrier Ubuntu 22.04

barrier is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install barrier using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages since it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these instructions to get barrier on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install barrier Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt -y install barrier

Install barrier using Aptitude

Aptitude allows users to view a list of available packages and manage package installation, upgrade, and removal. If you haven’t already done so, run this command to install it.

sudo apt -y install aptitude

Then, you can now install barrier, just following these steps:

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install barrier Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude -y install barrier

Uninstall barrier on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu is difficult? You are mistaken; Anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just barrier.

If you installed barrier using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall barrier on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove barrier

If you want to uninstall barrier and delete its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge barrier

Ending

In this guide, I showed you ways to install barrier on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall barrier too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.