Has anyone managed to install Pantheon on Ubuntu 16.04? The dock shows up for me but not the applications menu or indicators. Thanks!
Edit: I installed Pantheon on Ubuntu 16.04 a week ago and it has been working fine so far. Though it does freeze up sometimes for a second or two right after I log-in. (Then again, Pantheon wasn't designed and isn't technically compatible for Ubuntu). But other than that, it is working just fine. This is how I installed it:
To install the Panteon desktop on Ubuntu go to the terminal and type, (These are packages from daily and testing PPAs):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/os-patches sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/testing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install elementary-theme elementary-icon-theme elementary-default-settings elementary-desktop
To install the latest elementary-tweaks:
sudo apt-get install libgconf2-dev libpolkit-gobject-1-dev git clone https://github.com/elementary-tweaks/elementary-tweaks cd elementary-tweaks mkdir build cd build cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ../ make sudo make install
To install Pantheon desktop on Ubuntu from the official Elementary OS PPA, type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop
There you go! Reboot and select Pantheon as your desktop on the login screen!
System: Xubuntu 16.04
DE: Xfce (GNOME is also installed)
pantheon package from
Results: Nearly fine, but
Icons in top bar look too big
Menus in top bar have widgets that look too big
Cannot type to search in app menu (Slingshot)
Some icons are themed with the icon theme selected in GNOME (Numix circle) but rest are unthemed.
The other 2 answers left me hanging. Here are the only installation commands you need to run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt install pantheon-files
Then the only way that I could actually find the app was to go into the Applications overlay and search for Files. Note that I also have Nautilus installed (which I was using before) and it also shows up as Files. I had to figure out which was which and add the one corresponding to Pantheon Files to my favorites. Now I don't need to look for it anymore!
I got the commands from: https://codeyarns.com/2013/06/03/how-to-install-pantheon-files-on-ubuntu/