Cinnamon 1. 8 And XFCE 4.10 Arrive In Debian Sid And Debian Testing Default Repositories

Hello Linux Geeksters. As the title sais, Cinnamon 1.8 and XFCE 4.10 are now available in the default repositories of Debian Sid and Debian Jessie (testing).

Cinnamon and XFCE are two good alternatives of Gnome 3. While XFCE is lightweight, Cinnamon is a Gnome 3 fork created by the Linux Mint Team.

how to install cinnamon 1.8 or xfce 4.10 on debian sid and debian jessie testing

How to install XFCE 4.10 on Debian Sid and Debian Jessie (Testing):

Just make sure your system is up to date:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install XFCE 4.10:

$ sudo apt-get install xfce4

How to Install Cinnamon 1.8 on Debian Sid and Debian Jessie (Testing):

Update the system:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install Cinnamon 1.8, and Nemo, Cinnamon’s file manager:

$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon nemo

Optional: You can install Linux Mint’s display manager, MDM:

$ sudo apt-get install mdm

To set MDM as the default display manager, do:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

And choose MDM as default, from the list:

how to install cinnamon 1.8 or xfce 4.10 on debian sid and debian jessie testing

To revert the changes, set LightDM as default back again:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

And remove mdm:

$ sudo apt-get remove mdm

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One comment on “Cinnamon 1. 8 And XFCE 4.10 Arrive In Debian Sid And Debian Testing Default Repositories
  1. Mircsicz says:

    Just installed jessie from net-install, but can’t find jessie in the repo… Any hint is very much appreciated!

    BTW: what XFCE theme are you using?

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