How to install WSL2 and Linux with Desktop Environment on the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2022 Guide

By | June 21, 2022

How to install Linux Ubuntu in a Windows Subsystem on your laptop or desktop PC in few easy steps. The link from the video. wslstorestorage.blob.core.windows.net/wslblob/wsl_update_x64.msi

This simple guide will help you show how to install a Linux distro like for example Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Kali, Debian, Arch Linux, and more using the Windows Subsystem for Linux. WSL2 enables you to use Linux tools, like Bash or Grep, completely integrated with the Windows tools, like PowerShell.

Here are the codes for install Ubuntu Linux with Desktop Environment or Graphical user interface or GUI for short.

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Ubuntu GUI commands:
sudo apt update && sudo apt -y upgrade
sudo apt-get purge xrdp
sudo apt install -y xrdp
sudo apt install -y xfce4
sudo apt install -y xfce4-goodies

sudo cp /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini.bak
sudo sed -i 's/3389/3390/g' /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini
sudo sed -i 's/max_bpp=32/#max_bpp=32\nmax_bpp=128/g' /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini
sudo sed -i 's/xserverbpp=24/#xserverbpp=24\nxserverbpp=128/g' /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini
echo xfce4-session > ~/.xsession

sudo nano /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh
comment these lines to:
# test -x /etc/X11/Xsession && exec /etc/X11/Xsession
# exec /bin/sh /etc/X11/Xsession

add these lines at end:
# xfce
startxfce4

sudo /etc/init.d/xrdp start

Here is a simple video guide to show you how easy it is to install a linux distro on top of the Windows OS for your computer.

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