How to install Pantheon and Deepin DE on Fedora 30 Workstation

Fedora 30 Workstation supports Deepin and Pantheon Desktop Environments. However, there are no official Fedora spins for these desktop environments. This article shows how to install and enable Deepin and Pantheon Desktop environments on your Fedora 30 workstation.

Fedora 30 released today comes with Deepin and Pantheon desktop support. In this article, we’ll show you how to enable each of these desktop environments without any hassle.

Fedora ships with GNOME desktop as default DE and several Fedora spins come prepackaged with other desktop environments including KDE, Cinnamon, Xfce, and more. Note that Deepin and Pantheon are not available as Fedora spins, but must be installed using DNF.

Let’s start with enabling Pantheon on your Fedora 30 workstation.

Install Pantheon on Fedora 30 workstation

Step 1) Click “Activities,” and then look for “Terminal” and then launch it.

Launch Terminal
Launch Terminal

Step 2) Enter the following command and press enter to install Pantheon desktop environment.

sudo dnf group install 'pantheon desktop'
Install Pantheon
Installing Pantheon

Step 3) Pay attention to the progress in the terminal. You should enter ‘y’ when prompted to complete the installation.

Installation in progress
Installation in progress

Step 4) After the installation is complete, close the Terminal and log off.

Step 5) You should see the login menu. Click on the gear icon to see desktop environments. Since we have installed Pantheon, you should see it on the list along with GNOME, GNOME Classic, and GNOME on Xorg.

Fedora login screen with Pantheon Added
Fedora login screen with Pantheon Added

Step 6) Select “Pantheon” and enter the password to login to your Fedora account but with brand-new Pantheon desktop environment.

Enjoy elementary OS on your Fedora 30 Workstation!

Fedora 30 with Pantheon DE
Fedora 30 with Pantheon DE

Install Deepin on Fedora 30 workstation

Step 1) Click “Activities,” and then look for “Terminal” and then launch it.

Launch Terminal
Launch Terminal

Step 2) Enter the following command and press enter to install Deepin desktop environment.

sudo dnf group install deepin-desktop
Installing Deepin on Fedora 20
Installing Deepin on Fedora 20

Step 3) You should enter ‘y’ when prompted to complete the installation.

Step 4) After the installation is complete, close the Terminal and log off.

Step 5) You should see the login menu. You should see Deepin on the list along with GNOME, GNOME Classic, and GNOME on Xorg. Click on the gear icon, select “Deepin,” and then login.

Deepin added to login menu
Deepin added to the login menu

Step 6) Your Fedora should log in into Deepin desktop!

Deepin Desktop installed on Fedora 30
Deepin Desktop installed on Fedora 30
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