How to install Qtile on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

 

 

 

 

Qtile is a Python-based tiling window manager that’s fully customizable. Besides being simple and small, Qtile is very extensible. You can create many different layouts, widgets, and built-in commands. All of the code is written and configured in Python, allowing you to get full advantage of the flexibility and power of the language.

 

 

 

 

Throughout this tutorial, we will provide you with an overview of how to install Qtilein for Ubuntu 20.

 

 

 

 

Prerequisites

  • A non-root user with sudo access.
  • Python.

 

 

 

Step 1: Set up a VPSie cloud server 

 

 

 

 

Start by logging into your VPSie account Make a new server, with at least 2 GB of RAM in the operating system (Ubuntu 18.04) with IPv4. Use the credentials that we emailed you to connect to your Cloud Server via SSH.

 

 

 

As soon as you are logged into Ubuntu 18.04, type the following command to install the latest packages onto your base system.

 

 

 

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Install Python 3

 

 

 

 

 

In order to install and work with Qtile, we need Python on our system.

 

sudo apt install python3 
sudo apt install python3-pip

 

 

 

Python and the pip package manager will be installed by the above command.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Set up dependencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

xcffib

 

 

 

pip3 install xcffib

 

 

 

cairocffi

 

 

pip3 install --no-cache-dir cairocffi

 

 

 

 

 

Python-gobject and python-dbus

 

 

 

 

For Qtile to interact with dbus, it will need python-dbus to interact with gobject. This will require installation of Python-gobject and Python-dbus.

 

 

# sudo apt install python-gobject 

# sudo apt install python-dbus

 

 


 

 

Step 4: Install Qtile using the pip command

 

 

 


pip3 install qtile

 

 

 

For more information on its configuration, please refer to its official documentation.

 

 

 

 




Thanks for reading! I hope it was informative for you! 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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