Howto- Install Cinnamon on Fedora, LinuxMint, Ubuntu(ppa) and opensuse


Please shareShare on Facebook11Share on Google+8Tweet about this on Twitter22Share on LinkedIn1Share on Reddit0Digg thisShare on StumbleUpon0Share on VKBuffer this page

Cinnamon is the new desktop environment created around the Gnome 3.2, to give power Gnome Shell users a Gnome 2 like layout and experience. It is develloped and maintened by LinuxMint team. The latest release is Cinnamon1.3.

Install Cinnamon 1.3 on Ubuntu/Fedora/ Opensuse

  • For LinuxMint12:

Cinnamon is available from the Linux Mint repository:

sudo apt-get install cinnamon
  • For Ubuntu

Use the following ppa to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:merlwiz79/cinnamon-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

When installation is done, logout and Change the session to Cinnamon.

  • For Fedora:

Open terminal and enter the following commands:

curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-cinnamon.repo
yum install cinnamon
  • For Opensuse 12.1:


– To install using the command line

Run the following command (as root):

zypper ar

followed by a repository refresh (which will prompt your to accept the key, make sure you do):

zypper refresh

Now  install the packages

zypper in cinnamon

Screenshot from