Ubuntu Default Wallpapers On Arch Linux

Ubuntu Default Wallpapers On Arch Linux

I always like to see my Arch Linux desktop colorful and eye-candy. I am also using Variety – a desktop wall paper changer tool that changes my Arch Linux desktop’s wallpaper everyday. And, Today, I came across a tip that mentioned we can install Ubuntu-wallpapers package that provides the default wallpapers for Ubuntu (from 9.10 to 16.04). This package is available in the AUR, so that you can use all the Ubuntu community wallpapers (from version Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) in Arch Linux and its derivatives. Cool, isn’t it?

As you may already know, Each Ubuntu distribution comes with 15-20 wallpapers. Ubuntu developers have put these wallpapers together into a single package called Ubuntu-wallpapers. So that we can install it to get all the elegant wallpapers.

Complete Ubuntu Default Wallpapers On Arch Linux

If you’re using Ubuntu and its derivatives like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, you can install Ubuntu-wallpapers package as shown below.

Say for example, run the following command to get all Ubuntu 12.10 (Codenamed Quantal Quetzal) community wallpapers.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-wallpapers-quantal

In Arch Linux and its derivatives, a fellow Linux user named Louis has ported Ubuntu-wallpapers package to Arch Linux. As of writing this guide, this package contains all Ubuntu default wallpapers from version 9.10 to 16.04 LTS. Ubuntu 16.10 images are not included, yet. Since Ubuntu-wallpapers package is available in Arch User Repository (AUR), you need to install either Yaourt or Packer. These are the pacman front-end tools that can be used to install packages from AUR.

To install Yaourt, refer the following link.

To install Packer, visit this link.

You don’t need to install both, just install any one of them.

Once Yaourt or packer installed, run the following command to install Ubuntu-wallpapers package in Arch Linux and its derivatives such as Antergos, Manajaro Linux etc.

If you installed Yaourt, run:

yaourt -S ubuntu-wallpapers

If you have installed packer, run:

packer -S ubuntu-wallpapers

After install this package, you will be able to use all Ubuntu community wallpapers as your Desktop wallpaper or to any other purpose in Arch Linux.

I am currently using Arch Linux with Deepin DE. Here is some screenshots of my desktop wallpaper. I have put different wallpapers to each workspace.

Ubuntu wallpapers on Arch Linux

Beautiful, aren’t they? So, In case you want to use Ubuntu community wallpapers in Arch Linux, this is one way to do it.


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