How To Add The Backports Repository To Linux Mint 13 Maya, In Order To Get Cinnamon 2.0, Mate 1.6 Or MDM 1.4

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Linux Mint 16 Petra has been released a few weeks ago, the Cinnamon flavor using Cinnamon 2.0 as the default desktop environment.

Lately, the developers have included the backports repository on Linux Mint 13 Maya, making many new features available for it. Among others, Linux Mint 13 will get MDM 1.4, Cinnamon 2.0, Mate 1.6, and the latest version of the following packages: mintwelcome, mintstick, mintnanny, mintUpload MintUpdate, mintinstall, mintsystem, mintmenu and MintDesktop.

How To Add The Backports Repository To Linux Mint 13 Maya, In Order To Get Cinnamon 2.0, Mate 1.6 Or MDM 1.4

This is how you enable the backports repository on Linux Mint 13 Maya, from the graphical user interface.

Open the “Software Sources” tool from “Menu -> Preferences -> Software Sources.”
Click on the “Backported packages (backports)” checkbox.
Launch the “Update Manager” from “Menu->Administration->Update Manager.”
Select all level 1, 2, and 3 updates.
Click on “Install Updates.”

How To Add The Backports Repository To Linux Mint 13 Maya, In Order To Get Cinnamon 2.0, Mate 1.6 Or MDM 1.4

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3 comments on “How To Add The Backports Repository To Linux Mint 13 Maya, In Order To Get Cinnamon 2.0, Mate 1.6 Or MDM 1.4
  1. richy says:

    Hi geekstar, I did it!
    Everything went fine, however, after restarting the machine, the desktop effects have been deactivated 🙁 and now Docky has a black background… and all its effects unavailable

    Any idea?
    thank you!

  2. richy says:

    [SOLVED]
    Desktop Settings => Enable compositing

  3. karanik says:

    Hello,
    Which is backport repositories mint for cinnamon 2 on terminal.
    I want to add on sources.list and not from GUI

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