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

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

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  • Daniel Etche

    does not run the links in Mint12

  • Sdunning

    Instructions for Mint or Ubuntu only installs version 1.2

  • Keivan Monfared

    When I try to add the rep to ubuntu 10.10 it says:
    “Executing: gpg –ignore-time-conflict –no-options –no-default-keyring –secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg –trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg –keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg –primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg –keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d//wuala-keyring.gpg –keyserver –recv 52F5110E7CBF278A5AF178E8584BD6410AAFAD78
    gpg: requesting key 0AAFAD78 from hkp server
    gpg: key 0AAFAD78: “Launchpad merlwiz79″ not changed
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg:              unchanged: 1”

  • Lucas Timm

    After installing Cinnamon in OpenSUSE 12.1, the option to open a Cinnamon session is there in GDM — but when trying to open a Cinnamon session I have no title bars in my apps even pannel. Only the wallpaper and nothing else. I was able to run applications through Gnome Do, but I do not think that is working properly. Someone else have this problem?

  • Guest

    The Fedora repo throws a 404…