Ways to Install or Uninstall i3lock on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 9, 2022

i3lock is a simple screen locker like slock. After starting it, you will see a white screen (you can configure the color/an image). You can return to your screen by entering your password. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install i3lock Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • Operating system: i3lock needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Verify that you can execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install i3lock on Ubuntu 22.04

Install i3lock Ubuntu 22.04

i3lock is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you how to install it in various ways. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install i3lock 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 install i3lock on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install i3lock Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install i3lock

Install i3lock using Aptitude

Users can manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages with Aptitude and view a list of the packages that are currently available. If you haven’t already installed it on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt install aptitude

Then, you can now install i3lock by following these steps:

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install i3lock Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install i3lock

Uninstall i3lock on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how challenging it might be to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You’re wrong, anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a i3lock.

This command can be used to uninstall i3lock from Ubuntu 22.04 if it was installed using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove i3lock

If you want to uninstall i3lock and delete its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge i3lock

Conclusion

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install i3lock on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall i3lock too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require assistance. I’m delighted to respond.