Transform Armbian Into A Raspberry Pi Imposter [Install PIXEL Desktop] 🌱

What is PIXEL?

PIXEL is the default desktop environment and theme used by Raspberry Pi OS. It officially stands for "Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight" and is based on LXDE. -
  1. Log into the Armbian device
  2. Run the following commands in a terminal
    # update repositories
    sudo apt update
    # add the raspberry pi os gpg key
    wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
    # add the raspberry pi os apt repository
    echo deb $(lsb_release -cs) main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspios.list
    # update repositories
    sudo apt update
    # install pixel
    sudo apt install lxpanel pcmanfm openbox xserver-xorg x11-xserver-utils policykit-1 lightdm raspberrypi-sys-mods zenity libglib2.0-bin desktop-file-utils lxsession adduser mutter xdg-user-dirs raspi-config xserver-xorg-video-fbturbo fonts-piboto pipanel lxinput pi-greeter rpd-plym-splash rpd-wallpaper pishutdown scrot gtk2-engines-pixbuf gtk2-engines-clearlookspix gnome-icon-theme pixflat-icons lxplug-volumepulse lxplug-network lxplug-bluetooth lxplug-ejecter lxplug-ptbatt rc-gui gtk2-engines-pixflat lxplug-cputemp lxplug-magnifier rp-bookshelf agnostics gui-pkinst cups system-config-printer pi-printer-support lxplug-updater raspberrypi-ui-mods -y
  3. After the installation completes, reboot the system
  4. Upon boot, the familiar Raspberry Pi login screen should be display
  5. Log back in
  6. Run the following commands in a terminal
    # uninstall xfce
    sudo apt remove xfce* --purge -y
    # reboot
    sudo reboot now
  7. Log back in
  8. Welcome to the PIXEL desktop experience on Armbian