How to Install Enlightenment 0.22.2 in Ubuntu 17.10/16.04

Last updated: March 16, 2018

Enlightenment E22

The second bug-fix and stability release of Enlightenment E22 was announced last night. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 14.04.

Bug fixes in Enlightenment 0.22.2 include:

  • systray related crashes
  • luncher: popup focus issue.
  • Login with wrong password possible! “Authentication via PAM had errors setting up the authentication session. The error code was 11”
  • BSD CPUClock bryce gadget – arrow moves in the opposite direction
  • luncher preview issues
  • e moves and resizes maximized windows on restart
  • Copy Paste freezes E.
  • Better check for evas gl support
  • Black flicker between E’s splash screen and desktop
  • moving gadgets around multiple times crashes E
  • make it simpler to report bugs
  • wayland / xwayland issues
  • Make Bryce Less like a pogostick
  • lockscreen gadgets are not shown on “startup lockscreen” and “suspend lockscreen”
  • window borders doesn’t accept edje icons
  • For more, go to the news page

How to Install Enlightment E22.2 via PPA in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives, Enlightenment 0.22.2 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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