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    Chris

    I’ve just installed Ubuntu 12.10 today and immediately followed your nice clear instructions to get Cinnamon. Gnome Classic works fine – so I’ve already got a big improvement over Unity! If I choose Cinnamon at login I’m left with a blank screen. I saw an error message at some point about not finding a file – either /usr/bin/Xorg or /usr/bin/cinnamon. Sorry I can’t remember exactly, I’ve done a lot of fiddling about to try to fix it.

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    1. 29.1

      Chris

      I’ve now abandoned Cinnamon and am using Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome Classic. I’ve tried both Cinnamon and MATE a few times, but never got them to work properly. I’m fairly sure the problems are with configuration files for window managers/desktop managers. Since most Linux users will have tried a few distributions I think the installation process needs refinement to delete/update previous configuration files.

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      1. 29.1.1

        Leo

        Hi, i’m using Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon.!! its awsome.!!

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    JGJavaDev

    I am new to linux GUI’s and coming from windows 7 and osx I find Unity very intuitive and simple to use. I have always disliked the “start menu” paradigm as I find it to be cumbersome and unattractive. Mint to me looks like a very stylized XP. I will install it and see if there is some novel functionality but its appearance at first blush I do not find compelling.

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    1. 28.1

      finid

      Welcome to a universe of freedom and lots of choices.

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    fu

    i followed your instruction but im still forced to unity.

    should i disable or uninstall something first before i could activate this one?

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    1. 27.1

      finid

      Try all the options in the Session menu of the login screen until you get Cinnamon. I think Cinnamon 1.6 is buggy in this regard.

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    Phil T

    Cheers for this.
    Personally, I feel that Canonical have taken a wrong turn with Unity. Having used LinuxMint on a couple of my machines I love Cinnamon – Canonical should too 😉

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    Burhan KILINC

    Because I could not move unity taskbar to bottom, I installed cinnamon and liked it. I guess I will use it for a long time. In the meantime Unity may improve, but I don’t like to change my working environment so often. Right now, cinnamon works for me.

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  8. 23

    Nili

    Me too followed the method and installed okay without a problem, Really nice and clean desktop. Thank you so much!

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  9. 22

    Tim

    If I wanted Windows 7, I’d install Windows 7.

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    1. 22.1

      raj

      Then go ahead use that — what r u doing here ?! May I ask this question here ? Sorry dnt feel bad.

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    2. 22.2

      ubuntu-is-bloated

      You’re a lucky guy !! I dont like windows but they have top performance.

      On ubuntu 12.04 i have the 30% of the 3d game performance i had on previous versions !
      I must test other window managers.

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    Joe Cool

    I run Ubuntu 12.04 in a VM. I followed the instructions exactly and I ended up with what I had before except for:

    1. A bar at the bottom that shows the four virtual desktops and a button where I can click to minimize all windows.
    2. Now when I hit the Windows key, nothing happens. It used to bring the handy application launcher.

    :(

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    1. 21.1

      Egor

      It’s impossible to use Cinnamon under VM. Should be fixed in next version. What you see is the fallback mode.

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      1. 21.1.1

        finid

        Not true. I’ve used Cinnamon (still use it) in VM (Virtualbox).

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    aurisonea

    Thanks for tutorial, great job, is working 100%

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    1. 20.1

      praful

      sorry to say this but it doesn’t work for me.
      i tried same repository to install desktop but bad luck.

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      1. 20.1.1

        finid

        I believe that Cinnamon is now available in Ubuntu’s repo. Search and install it using Software Center, or use sudo apt-get install cinnamon.

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        1. 20.1.1.1

          Richard

          I had to add ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable first. can add it via synaptic if you prefer that method.

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    Drmzindec

    Thanks, i have alwyas liked cinnamon more than unity.

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    Bom

    Hi, thanks for the manual. I like to try different GUIs, but I still have come to love unity in 12.04.

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    foobantu

    Hi,

    Thanks a lot !!

    I followed the method and now Cinnamon is installed and working fine.

    Thank you very much.

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    pst007x

    If I didn’t like Unity so much, Cinnamon would be my choice of desktop. Works really well and looks great…. thanks

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