Linux News Today: How to Install Bodhi Linux's Moksha Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17.2
Now that the Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 operating system has been officially released with the mature version of the Moksha Desktop project, a fork of the Enlightenment E17 desktop environment, the time has come for Ubuntu users to give it a try.
We’ve created the following tutorial for all Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) users who would like to take Bodhi Linux’s Moksha Desktop for a test drive and see what the fuss is all about. The instructions below should also work with any Ubuntu 14.04 LTS derivative, including Linux Mint 17.2.
To get started, you will have to manually add the Bodhi Linux repository to the APT sources of your Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or Linux Mint 17.2 distribution. To do that, open the /etc/apt/sources.list file as root (system administrator) in a text editor application. For example, you can run the following command if you have Gedit installed.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add the bottom of the text file, add the following line. Then, save the file and close it.
deb http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi trusty main
Installing Moksha Desktop
To continue with the installation of Moksha Desktop, you must update your local software repositories so that the new Bodhi Linux package can become accessible. For that, you must open the Terminal app and run the following command (hit the Enter key and wait for it to finish refreshing the sources).
sudo apt-get update
And finally, you can install Moksha Desktop using a single command, which we’ve posted below. Again, don’t forget to hit the Enter key after pasting the command in the Terminal app. Wait for all the packages to be installed and then reboot your computer. You can access Moksha Desktop from your login screen’s session options.
sudo apt-get install -y moksha packagekit bodhi-desktop-e17