How to Install and Uninstall vdesk Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 10, 2022

vdesk takes the task of managing virtual desktops away from the window manager and implements an easy to use interface to those desktops. Aimed to be used in lightweight window managers that do not provide the functionality natively. In this tutorial, I will show you ways to install vdesk Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Check that you can run sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install vdesk on Ubuntu 22.04

Install vdesk Ubuntu 22.04

vdesk 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 vdesk using APT

This is a popular method for installing any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these instructions to get vdesk on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo apt-get -y install vdesk

Install vdesk using Aptitude

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

sudo apt install aptitude

After installing, you can now install vdesk, 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. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

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

sudo aptitude install vdesk

Uninstall vdesk 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 vdesk.

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

sudo apt remove --auto-remove vdesk

You can also execute this command if you want to uninstall vdesk and remove its data and dependencies:

sudo apt autoremove --purge vdesk

Conclusion

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