In this article, we are going to teach you How to Install ROXTerm on Ubuntu. ROXTerm supports the design of the named Rox desktop application layout, but can also be installed in a more conventional manner for use in other desktop environments. You can also purchase a Linux VPS server from the NeuronVM website if you wish.

What is ROXTerm?

ROXTerm is a terminal emulator based on the VTE library. It was originally designed not to use the Gnome libraries and use a separate applet to provide a configurable graphical user interface, smaller footprint, and faster startup time, but thanks to all the features it has acquired over the years, RoxTerm can probably be accused of bloat now. ROXTerm is designing to provide similar gnome-terminal features based on the same VTE library. It should note that ROXTerm is more configurable than the gnome-terminal and targets most “Power” users who make extensive use of terminals.

How to Install ROXTerm on Ubuntu

You can simply copy the following commands to your command-line Terminal using the APT Internal Package Manager to quickly install ROXTerm on Ubuntu.

First, you need to update your system with the following command:

sudo apt-get update

The above command will download the list of Ubuntu packages to your system and update the list of the latest versions of packages and their dependencies on your system.

Before installing ROXTerm, you can use the following command to check whether ROXTerm is installing on your system or not:

dpkg -L roxterm

If ROXTerm isn’t installed on your system, you will get the following error:

dpkg -L roxterm
Package 'roxterm' is not installed.
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

Now you can install ROXTerm on your Ubuntu by executing the following command:

sudo apt-get install roxterm

How to Uninstall ROXTerm on Ubuntu

You can remove ROXTerm by entering the following command:

sudo apt-get remove roxterm

Enter the following command to remove the ROXTerm package and its dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove roxterm

If you want to delete all configuration files and data, use one of the following commands:

sudo apt-get purge roxterm


sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove roxterm

Note that the deleted data can’t recover so, use this command with care.


This article introduced you to ROXTerm and taught you how to install ROXTerm on Ubuntu. ROXTerm’s role has shifted to provide a wider range of features for power users and integrates well with other X desktop environments such as Gnome. I hope this tutorial was useful for you.

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