From Gentoo Wiki
Jump to:navigation Jump to:search

Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Solus Project. It focuses on simplicity and elegance and is tightly integrated with the GNOME 3 stack.

The Budgie desktop environment is not currently available in the main Gentoo ebuild repository, there is however a Budgie ebuild repository available: https://gitlab.com/SarahMia/sarahmiaoverlay.

Please report bugs upstream and provide sufficient details (how to reproduce, info, logs, errors, etc).



To be able to enable the overlay install the app-eselect/eselect-repository and dev-vcs/git packages.

root #emerge --ask app-eselect/eselect-repository dev-vcs/git

In order to be able to install the Budgie desktop on Gentoo enable the overlay created by SarahMia:

root #eselect repository enable SarahMiaOverlay

Also sync the overlay using:

root #emerge --sync sarahmiaoverlay

USE flags

The gnome-extra/budgie-meta package provides the full Budgie desktop, configurable with 1 USE flag:

Minimal makes gnome-extra/budgie-meta only install essential packages for the desktop to work.


Install Budgie:

root #emerge --ask gnome-extra/budgie-meta

Alternatively, If the user wants a very basic desktop, Install gnome-extra/budgie-meta with the minimal USE flag

FILE /etc/portage/package.use/budgie-metaChange USE flags for gnome-extra/budgie-meta
# Install's only budgie-desktop, budgie-screensaver, budgie-desktop-view, budgie-control-center.
gnome-extra/budgie-meta minimal

One can also specify what applets should be installed with the gnome-extra/budgie-extras package. By setting

FILE /etc/portage/make.confSet BUDGIE_EXTRAS_APPLETS in make.conf
BUDGIE_EXTRAS_APPLETS="budgie-calendar-applet budgie-clipboard-applet"

Display Manager

The recommended display manager to use with Budgie is LightDM, but any other will work. For instructions follow:

  • LightDM: Follow for instructions with enabling LightDM.
  • Display_manager: Follow for instructions with enabling other display managers.