How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”

Cinnamon is a Gnome-Shell desktop fork. It is not strictly a Gnome-2 interface, although the developers aims are laudable – to produce a simpler more traditional desktop interface. Development seems to be rapid. It is usable and certainly fun to play with with a growing number of extensions to install to extend the base installation. Here is the guide to install cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 11.10.

 

 

Open Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T).

Add repository.

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:merlwiz79/cinnamon-ppa

Update the system repository.

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo apt-get update

Install Cinnamon desktop.

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon-session cinnamon

Once installed, logout and select cinnamon by clicking on gear icon in login page.

Now you should get the following desktop.

That’s all!

How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”
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