Cinnamon 2.2 Has Been Released. How To Install Cinnamon 2.2 On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Cinnamon is a fork of the Gnome 3 desktop environment, created by the Linux Mint developers.

Recently, Linux Mint’s Clem has announced the release of Cinnamon 2.2, which will be used by default on Linux Mint 17 Qiana (scheduled for release for May 2014). Also, it will be backported to LMDE Updated Pack 9.

Cinnamon 2.2 Has Been Released. How To Install Cinnamon 2.2 On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Among others, it comes with a better organized System Settings that displays all the options in one window, the Screensaver and Power Management have also received enhancements, the Regional Settings has been removed and the Keyboard Layouts has is now available via the Keyboard module, in order to provide better compatibility with MATE and KDE, support for HiDPI/Retina Display has been added and the Hot Corners and HUD have received improvements.

In this article I will show you how to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

Because it will be added to the Cinnamon Stable PPA soon, installing Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the cinnamon package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon

But, until Cinnamon 2.2 gets added to the stable PPA, you can install the nightly version of Cinnamon 2.2, via the Cinnamon Nightly PPA, as starseed suggested in the comments:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install gir1.2-cmenu-3.0

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10 comments on “Cinnamon 2.2 Has Been Released. How To Install Cinnamon 2.2 On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr
  1. starseed says:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install cinnamon
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install gir1.2-cmenu-3.0 << you must instal

    • Geekster says:

      i recommended the PPA for the stable releases, in order not to encourage people to install nightly versions of cinnamon, due to the fact that Cinnamon 2.2 will be added soon to it.

      I will update the article 🙂

  2. starseed says:

    Works like a charm, no bugs for now on Ubuntu 14.04 from beta with all updates till current daily build 🙂

  3. Guru says:

    I installed cinnamon on 14.04 although nothing happened. I still see the same old Unity boring desktop. How do I switch to Cinnamon?

    • Geekster says:

      did you restart your system and choose cinnamon from lightdm?

      • Guru says:

        To my surprise, I don’t see anything in lightdm. Although after restarting, my desktop is gone, everything else works fine. Although windows get blurry when closed.

    • Jatin says:

      If you have lightdm as your display manager then click on the ubuntu sign next to your username. Choose Cinnamon and login. If you have gdm, press the settings icon next to the login button and choose cinnamon and login to the cinnamon desktop!

  4. Stevie C says:

    I have to say I’m confused because that stable PPA no longer exists and has been discontinued. What’s going to happen to cinnamon on Ubuntu now? (distro-hopping argument aside)

  5. umar says:

    There is a gear icon while logging. Click and change the environment you need

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