In this article, we illustrate the post-installation steps, after install Deepin to improve the user experience. For those who are new to Deepin, we encourage you to familiarize the Control center representing the gear icon (for future versions of the guide). On this page you will have other tricks to get the most out of the system.

Change the mirror

The first step is to select the mirror faster than serve both system updates to install applications from the store. We remind you that, by default, Deepin works with repositories hosted in China; those which in some cases may be somewhat slow to download, if you are away from them.

To solve it:

  1. Open the Control Center;
  2. Go to the Update section;
  3. Click "Update Settings" and click "Change mirror"
  4. Wait speed test of different mirrors
  5. Select the fastest possible and restart the system.

If this is not enough you can get better results by applying the detailed method in the following article: Resolve speed repositories.


Once the mirror selected, the next step is post-installation back to the Control Center. Returns to the main menu and searches for updates by clicking "Update". When the system finishes and if any notice the show, which you must accept to continue.

Trick pros: Another way is to do it from terminal with:sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade.

Install proprietary drivers


As a first step after post-installation it is advisable to install microcode for Intel CPUs or AMD. These are patches via software known bugs or security flaws. It is available in the repositories. You must install them via terminal or Synaptic.

  • AMD:sudo apt install amd64-microcode
  • INTEL: sudo apt install intel-microcode

Remember that subsequently need to reboot.

We emphasize that this section is in transition, as the distro developers have a very ambitious project in this regard, and are developing a comprehensive system for handling and installation of the same called Drive Center.

future implementation

Video Driver

At the moment we have the new installer graphics (or video) drivers Deepin where you'll find support for different GPUs. It is available as application "Graphics Center».

About AMD do you know that you should not install anything because the company has released all its code, recently adding Vulkan to this opening. Support for this brand is provided by the kernel called AMDGPU, Coverage includes the Vega RX, RX, R9, R7, R5, Radeon HD 9000, 8000 and 7000. The rest is supported by the free driver xserver-xorg-radeon.

Remember that AMDGPU-PRO is only compatible with Ubuntu 16.04, Red Hat and Centos. Although there are methods to install Deepin "with varying degrees of success" because they involve a regression of the

On the other hand, NVidia, you can install the proprietary driver from the driver manager itself or leave the Noveau controller, open source. There are solutions such as Prime or bumblebee (For 15.08).


For beginners to Deepin: We recommend visiting First steps calmly to meet the necessary sections in Deepin. Most of the necessary software is already or will be included in the future.

  • To manage more than 67,000 packages in the repository distro, not visible in the store; you can avail yourself of mythical Synaptic. Get it from Deepin Store or by the terminal to the run sudo apt-get install synaptic, Hit enter and accept the confirmation.
  • Deepin carries audio and video codecs: These are installed by default and supported natively.
  • If you want a firewall you Gufw. From the store or via sudo apt install gufw
  • To read documents created in Office use Windows compatible fonts: sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-dejavu ttf-liberation ttf-freefont
  • Install the rar compressor (used by Winrar) for multiple volumes: sudo apt install rar
  • Install flash Player:sudo apt install flashplugin-nonfree
  • Use the free version Java:sudo apt install openjdk-8-jre icedtea-8-plugin
  • Play DVD movies:sudo apt install libdvd-pkg libdvdread4 python3 After confirming the dialog box, type:sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg  and confirm again.
  • For administrators. To complement the user organization and present networks in the control center Deepin and have access to a graphical environment with more options regarding permissions and groups:sudo apt install gnome-system-tools.
  • In Deepin 15.8 you have a power manager. For earlier versions, you would need to use TLP to save energy in laptop and the like: sudo apt install tlp tlp-rdw and runs with sudo tlp start.
  • Optional. Add support and install packages. Visit the articles Flatpak Y Snap.
  • Opcional. Considera leer el manual oficial donde tendrás a disposición tutoriales para las aplicaciones de Deepin.
  • do not forget to add our repository deepinesfor extra software not available in the official repositories. The steps in the linked article.

Interaction with mobile devices

If you have problems connecting with mobile devices, here are some suggestions:

  • Add iPod / iPhone / iPad:sudo apt install ifuse 
  • Manage iPod (Gtkpod):sudo apt install gtkpod
  • add supportMTP Android devices: sudo apt install mtp-tools mtpfs
  • Add FTP support file services implemented under this protocol:sudo apt install vsftpd

Using external repositories

To add support for PPA. Simply use the terminal:sudo apt-get install python-software-properties software-properties-common

Deepin alternative method in Spanish: To integrate and manage graphically support PPP Deepin

Note: This enables the use of the command sudo add-apt-repository ppa: as you would in Ubuntu. But we must remember a PPA is an unofficial external repository that is fully thought for some versions of Ubuntu. Usually these have a base incompatible with Deepin packages (in addition we recommend using Flatpak for porting apps to this system).

Please refrain from using PPP on unless you know what you are doing with the deb packages. The same applies to the use or insertion of Debian repositories in sources.list.

Our Repository: To address the issue of PPPs described above and intended to prevent unsuspecting users break their system, we have created a repository that aims to be an alternative and reliable source compatible software. To inform yourself about it, you can follow the link.Deepines repository.

Videotutorial post-installation

The following is an video tutorial on post-installation activities Deepin. Some of the tricks we complement our website.

Do you have another trick to improve Deepin? Make a comment on our forum

Want to know which applications you can install? Check out our complete list

Any doubts about Deepin and how to address them? Visit the FAQ


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perfect ... very useful for newbies ... .Thanks !!


Thank you, very good contribution


Excellent contribution. I'm new to Deepin. Thank you.


Tremendous written. Excellent information CarCar!


A million thanks guys you saved me, amazing his work. I discovered Deepin and this community recently and am delighted.

Gaston Rouge

First of all thank you for the info! Now a question: When I do the test to update I get all very low or no answer. I'm from Argentina and I have 100mb Internet connection ... What could be better used to ping response ?. regards

Leo Nardo

thank you very much for this information so helpful to me, I have a question: When I try to install proprietary drivers for my graphics card nvidia system restarts but does not install it, leave it as it was with generic drivers, because of this, games that I have installed on steam will bugged but not power, that I can do about it? regards !


Hi. I installed sudo apt install amd64-microcode

Only after I read that there was no need to install anything for AMD ...

The fact is that in doing so, the terminal has this message:

Install says "console-setup" package ... How is it done? Or would it be better to uninstall amd64-microcode?

I hope you tell me something. Thank you.

Keyner Araya

To my I spend the same, at the end install the cansola with: sudo apt install console-setup




Hello, I appreciate the information provided I am new to this and the information is very useful! ... I have a doubt and I raise to see if they could help me, I am implementing this OS in a virtual machine using the virtual program box, the system runs well, the issue is that when you install the guest additions and then restart the virtual machine does not lift the system. The version is 15.5, I think it's the last. I appreciate any response that can bring ...
, Regards!

sergio fabian dutto

How do I install windows Deepin taking uefi?

Keyner Araya

Thank you, a tuto just for me, I have a week in this Linux with Deppin

Oscar Losada

Hoia, cordial greetings. No more than a week ago I managed to work well in Deepin Asus X441 or equipment after the grub moficicar lines. I've noticed that the computer does not recognize the DVD / CD. I've seen some publications Ubiuntiusobre ism matter peore I decide not to use those solutions so old they are. What do you recommend?

Daniel Laurentiu Berariu

EXCELENT! Am PRIMIT pentru tot ce aveam nevoie years. 15.9 post-installation!



Very good, I'm glad you liked it, enjoy!

Maximiliano Hernández Moncada

Excellent information, thanks

Jorge Madryn

thank you very much for all those sudo apt ... update the driver install sound and learned more Deepin ...

Oscar Losada

Well look I have not done anything. I have just installed VLC and ineffable worked with both a CD and a DVD. The strange thing is that Rythmbox does not recognize. I try other programs like K3b, Brasero, Handbrake and I'll tell you.

Otro dato: con el comando sudo fdisk -l me arroja esta lectura.

Disk /dev/sda: 931,5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 138B7476-CCF5-4288-8EDA-4EB4EC900EC5

Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sda1 2048 614399 612352 299M EFI System
/dev/sda2 614400 13197311 12582912 6G Linux swap
/dev/sda3 13197312 327768063 314570752 150G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda4 327768064 1140645887 812877824 387,6G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda5 1140645888 1953523711 812877824 387,6G Microsoft basic data

Elis Zambrano

Thanks for the very useful information