How to Install Enlightenment E22 via PPA in Ubuntu

Last updated: November 7, 2017

Enlightenment E22

The Enlightenment desktop environment reached the new major 22 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10.

Enlightenment E22 Features:

  • Greatly improved Wayland support
  • Improvements to new gadget infrastructure
  • Added a sudo/ssh askpass utility gui
  • meson build system
  • tiling policy improvements
  • integrated per-window volume controls

How to Install Enlightment E21 via PPA in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives, Enlightenment 0.22 is available for install via the PPA repository.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching “Terminal” from app menu. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:niko2040/e19

Type in your password and hit Enter to add the E21 PPA, though it contains e19 in its name.

2. Then check updates and install the window manager via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install enlightenment

If everything goes well, log out and select log back with Enlightenment session.


The PPA can be removed via the Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab. To remove Enlightenment, simply run command:

sudo apt-get remove enlightenment && sudo apt-get autoremove


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One response to How to Install Enlightenment E22 via PPA in Ubuntu

  1. Hello Ji,
    This particular ppa pulls the stable e21 ? not e22? why?
    I have a AntiX box, which got the LXTerminal bugged, maybe after regular updates? […] I have to restart WM to normalize the operations. But this just for my netbook (Atom n450) which I intend to install ubuntu mini.iso, pick a low footprint WM and finish this deploy asap. Hmm, Are you aware of a “wrapper? script” like this “” for my “project”?
    Let’s go on-topic now: This other notebook pentium dual core 533mhz (couldn’t find better specs fast enough), I shall install ubuntu mini.iso with enlightenment. Do you have any advice/reference to a newcomer minimal install from such .ISO? I also plan to customize it and create an iso from there, so later deploys apply like walk in the park. Either from a USB partition or HDD ptn. Since 64-bit VM not possible in this machine, so the start line will be a physical partition.
    Well I just thought you could give me some help through in your following answer, nothing that will take your time flushed. Consider another user (you) perspective/experience will be great!