Unity 7.6 is now available for Arch Linux

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Unity 7.6 is now available for Arch Linux! I’ve ported all of the Unity packages in the Ubuntu repositories, including unity-control-center, unity-settings-daemon, compiz with the Ubuntu patches, nux, unity-greeter and unity-tweak-tool among others.

Installing Unity on Arch Linux

  1. Add the repository key to the pacman keyring:
curl | sudo pacman-key --add -
sudo pacman-key --lsign-key 3FB6809130A5DB7F
  1. Insert the following lines right above [community] in /etc/pacman.conf:
SigLevel = Required DatabaseOptional
Server =
  1. Install Unity (no helper needs to be installed):
sudo sh -c "pacman -Syyu; pacman -S unity-meta"
  1. Switch to LightDM as the default display manager after disabling the current display manager:
sudo systemctl enable --now lightdm
  1. Voila! You should now see Unity in the session list, and be able to log into it.


  • Some packages, such as appmenu-gtk-module are known to cause some apps to break under Unity.


You can help contribute to the packaging at

Credits: This port is based on an earlier effort, Unity-for-Arch by chenxiaolong (maintained from 2011-2016). I would also like to thank 3v1n0, mitya57 and c4pp4 for their help in this journey.

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