How To Install Cinnamon 2.2 On OpenSUSE 13.1 And OpenSUSE 12.3

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Cinnamon is an open-source desktop environment developed by the Linux Mint team, mimicking the good old GNOME 2 experience.

The latest version available is Cinnamon 2.2, which is already used by default on Linux Mint 17 Qiana and available via the default repositories of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn.

How To Install Cinnamon 2.2 On OpenSUSE 13.1 And OpenSUSE 12.3

In this article I will show you how to install Cinnamon 2.2 on OpenSUSE 13.1 and OpenSUSE 12.3 systems.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on OpenSUSE 13.1:

Install python-lxml, in order to get over the dependency issues:

$ sudo zypper install python-lxml

Add the Cinnamon repository to your system and update the local repository index:

$ sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/Cinnamon:/Factory/openSUSE_13.1 Cinnamon
$ sudo zypper refresh

Install Cinnamon:

$ sudo zypper install -t pattern "Cinnamon Desktop Environment"

In order to be able to use Cinnamon by default, we have to install startx (the xinit package):

$ zypper install xinit

Configure startx, to load cinnamon as default:

$ echo '#!/bin/sh' >> ~/.xinitrc
$ echo 'exec gnome-session –session=cinnamon' >> ~/.xinitrc

Set execution permissions on the ~/.xinitrc file:

$ sudo chmod +x .xinitrc

Start Cinnamon:

$ sudo systemctl start xdm.service

How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on OpenSUSE 12.3:

Install python-lxml, in order to get over the dependency issues:

$ sudo zypper install python-lxml

Add the Cinnamon repository to your system and update the local repository index:

$ sudo zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/Cinnamon:/Factory/openSUSE_12.3/ Cinnamon
$ sudo zypper refresh

Install Cinnamon:

$ sudo zypper install -t pattern "Cinnamon Desktop Environment"

In order to be able to use Cinnamon by default, we have to install startx (the xinit package):

$ zypper install xinit

Configure startx, to load cinnamon as default:

$ echo '#!/bin/sh' >> ~/.xinitrc
$ echo 'exec gnome-session –session=cinnamon' >> ~/.xinitrc

Set execution permissions on the ~/.xinitrc file:

$ sudo chmod +x .xinitrc

Start Cinnamon:

$ sudo systemctl start xdm.service

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