Install Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) on Debian Bullseye

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Install Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) on Debian Bullseye

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What is the Trinity Desktop Environment?

The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) is a desktop environment with a primary goal of retaining the function and form of traditional desktop computers.

Born as a fork of KDE 3.5 back in 2010, TDE is now a fully independent project, available for various Linux distros, BSD and DilOS.

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This desktop environment has tons of features and is extremely light, especially if you use TDE applications. It is an excellent choice for older computers.

Here is a list of native applications:

https://www.trinitydesktop.org/applications.php

For this howto, we’ll install a stable build of TDE.

First, add the correct repositories to your sources.list

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# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

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# Trinity stable builds
deb http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-r14.0.x  bullseye  main
deb http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-builddeps-r14.0.x  bullseye  main
deb-src http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-r14.0.x  bullseye  main
deb-src http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-builddeps-r14.0.x  bullseye  main



Save and exit with Ctrl-X and Y.

Download and install the repository keyring.

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$ wget http://mirror.ppa.trinitydesktop.org/trinity/deb/trinity-keyring.deb
# dpkg -i trinity-keyring.deb
Refresh the repository and install TDE.

Note: The tde-trinity package is a comprehensive meta-package. To install a minimalist environment, replace tde-trinity with tdebase-trinity in the instructions below.

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# apt update
# aptitude install tde-trinity
Install localization file(s).

The syntax of the localization files is tde-i18n-XX-trinity, so Norwegian (nynorsk) is for instance

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# aptitude install tde-i18n-nn-trinity
Keeping your system up to date can be done with full-upgrade.

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# apt-get update && aptitude full-upgrade
Enjoy TDE!
Lenovo ThinkPad T440S, Intel Core i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Debian Bullseye (KDE)
Installing and configuring Debian Bullseye: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=150334

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Re: Install Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) on Debian Bullseye

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Stable builds can now be enjoyed on Bullseye. Updated.
Lenovo ThinkPad T440S, Intel Core i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Debian Bullseye (KDE)
Installing and configuring Debian Bullseye: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=150334

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