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Unity, now on Arch
Author: Rudra Saraswat
Unity 7.6 is now available for Arch Linux! We’ve ported all of the Unity packages in the Ubuntu repositories, including
compiz with the Ubuntu patches,
unity-tweak-tool among others.
Installing Unity on Arch Linux
- Add the repository key to the pacman keyring:
curl https://unity.ruds.io/repo.key | sudo pacman-key --add - sudo pacman-key --lsign-key 3FB6809130A5DB7F
- Insert the following lines right above
[arch-unity] SigLevel = Required DatabaseOptional Server = https://unity.ruds.io/arch-unity
- Install Unity (no helper needs to be installed):
sudo sh -c "pacman -Syyu; pacman -S unity-meta"
- Switch to LightDM as the default display manager after disabling the current display manager:
sudo systemctl enable --now lightdm
- Voila! You should now see Unity in the session list, and be able to log into it.
- Some packages, such as
appmenu-gtk-moduleare known to cause some apps to break under Unity.
You can help contribute to the packaging at https://gitlab.com/Unity-for-Arch.
Credits: This port is based on an earlier effort, Unity-for-Arch by chenxiaolong (maintained from 2011-2016). I would also like to thank 3v1n0, mitya57 and c4pp4 for their help in this journey.