Monado is packaged in Debian Unstable (sid), uploaded typically when a new release is tagged. Barring any freezes or dependency issues, the packages automatically migrate to Testing (bullseye). At that time, we typically try to upload a package to buster-backports as well.

xr-hardware and the OpenXR loader are also in sid, bullseye, and buster-backports already.

All Debian and Ubuntu packages of Monado for Linux are built with service support enabled: see these notes on how to enable, start, and stop Monado.

CI builds for buster

If you like living dangerously, you can install packages directly from the latest master CI build with this additional repository:

# Download CI signing key
sudo wget -nv https://monado.freedesktop.org/keys/monado-ci.asc -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/monado-ci.asc

# Add apt repo
echo 'deb https://monado.pages.freedesktop.org/monado/apt buster main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/monado-ci.list

# Update package lists
sudo apt update

For a description of the packages see Getting Started. Note that only the Monado packages are in this package repo: you still will want to install the OpenXR loader and xr-hardware from Debian (or backports).