How to Uninstall or Install lyx Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: August 29, 2022

LyX is an almost WYSIWYG-frontend for LaTeX. It makes the power and typesetting quality of LaTeX available for people who are used to word processors. Since LyX supports LaTeX’s concept of general mark-ups, it is even easier and faster to create professional quality documents with it than with usual word processors. It is also possible to use LaTeX commands within LyX, so nothing of LaTeX’s power is lost. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install lyx Ubuntu 22.04.

Software Requirement

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Verify that you can execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install lyx on Ubuntu 22.04

Install lyx Ubuntu 22.04

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

Install lyx 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 instructions to install lyx on your Ubuntu.

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

sudo apt -y update

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

sudo apt -y install lyx

Install lyx using Aptitude

If you haven’t already installed Aptitude on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt -y install aptitude

After that, you can now install lyx, 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 fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo aptitude -y install lyx

Uninstall lyx on Ubuntu 22.04

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

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove lyx

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

sudo apt autoremove --purge lyx


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