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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