Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 13.10 From PPA

July 8, 2013 — 2 Comments

Cinnamon is the default desktop environment in Linux Mint, it brings the classic Gnome 2 feel to Gnome Shell. The ppa now supports Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

To install Cinnamon session on your Ubuntu, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Add the stable ppa repository by running following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable

UPDATE: The PPA has been abandoned, Ubuntu 13.10 user can only install an old version of Cinnamon from Ubuntu repositories by running below commands

2.) Then update the package lists:

sudo apt-get update

3.) Finally install the session:

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Once installed, log out your current session and select log into Cinnamon on LightDM.

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2 responses to Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 13.10 From PPA

  1. Thid advice doesn’t work in saucy salamander.

  2. cinnamon 2.0 breaks Unity in Ubuntu 13.10

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