How to Install and Uninstall kbdd on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 9, 2022

KBDD stands for keyboard daemon. It is a simple keyboard layout switching program, which is designed to run in an X11 session and remember keyboard layouts on a per-window basis. That can be very handy for a user of a non-US keyboard who does not want to jump through layouts back and forth while typing in terminals (mostly in latin) and some kind of chat (in native language). Another useful thing about KBDD is its D-Bus notification support — it can emit signals on layout change, thus, making it possible to create layout indicator widgets in such window managers as awesome, for example. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install kbdd on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Ascertain that you are able to execute sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install kbdd on Ubuntu 22.04

Install kbdd Ubuntu 22.04

kbdd 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 that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install kbdd using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux beginner. Following these steps to get kbdd on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo apt-get install kbdd

Install kbdd using Aptitude

You must run this command to install Aptitude if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install aptitude

After that, you can now install kbdd by following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install kbdd Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude -y install kbdd

Uninstall kbdd on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

If you installed kbdd using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall kbdd on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove kbdd

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge kbdd

Conclusion

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