How to install Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

April 5, 2016 | By | Reply More

Cinnamon Desktop was made popular by Linux Mint developer and community. Any Ubuntu based Linux users can install Cinnamon Desktop easily. If you are running Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus you can easily install Cinnamon Desktop via command line with a single command.

To install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 16.04, use the following command

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Output

dhani@dhani-ubuntu-16-04:~$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon
[sudo] password for dhani:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libpoppler57 qtdeclarative5-qtfeedback-plugin
Use ‘sudo apt autoremove’ to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
caribou cinnamon-common cinnamon-control-center cinnamon-control-center-data
cinnamon-desktop-data cinnamon-l10n cinnamon-screensaver cinnamon-session
cinnamon-session-common cinnamon-settings-daemon cjs
gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0 gir1.2-caribou-1.0 gir1.2-cinnamondesktop-3.0
gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-cmenu-3.0 gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0
gir1.2-gconf-2.0 gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-gkbd-3.0
gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0 gir1.2-gtkclutter-1.0
gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-3.0 gir1.2-keybinder-3.0 gir1.2-meta-muffin-0.0
gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0 gir1.2-nmgtk-1.0 gir1.2-polkit-1.0
gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0 gir1.2-webkit-3.0 gir1.2-xkl-1.0 gnome-backgrounds
gnome-icon-theme-symbolic gnome-themes-standard gnome-themes-standard-data
gtk2-engines-pixbuf javascript-common libcaribou-common libcaribou0
libcinnamon-control-center1 libcinnamon-desktop4 libcinnamon-menu-3-0
libcjs0 libgle3 libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0 libjpeg-progs libjpeg9
libjs-jquery libkeybinder-3.0-0 libmozjs-24-0v5 libmuffin0
libnemo-extension1 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 libwebkitgtk-3.0-common mesa-utils
muffin-common nemo nemo-data nemo-fileroller python-bs4 python-cairo
python-chardet python-dbus python-gconf python-gi python-gi-cairo
python-gobject-2 python-html5lib python-imaging python-lxml python-pam
python-pexpect python-pil python-pkg-resources python-ptyprocess
python-pyatspi python-pyinotify python-six xscreensaver-data
xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gl-extra
Suggested packages:
python-opencv apache2 | lighttpd | httpd python-dbus-doc python-dbus-dbg
python-gnome2-doc python-gobject-2-dbg python-genshi python-lxml-dbg
python-lxml-doc python-pam-dbg python-pexpect-doc python-pil-doc
python-pil-dbg python-setuptools python-pyinotify-doc xscreensaver
The following NEW packages will be installed:
caribou cinnamon cinnamon-common cinnamon-control-center
cinnamon-control-center-data cinnamon-desktop-data cinnamon-l10n
cinnamon-screensaver cinnamon-session cinnamon-session-common
cinnamon-settings-daemon cjs gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0 gir1.2-caribou-1.0
gir1.2-cinnamondesktop-3.0 gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-cmenu-3.0
gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 gir1.2-gconf-2.0
gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-gkbd-3.0 gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0
gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0 gir1.2-gtkclutter-1.0 gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-3.0
gir1.2-keybinder-3.0 gir1.2-meta-muffin-0.0 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0
gir1.2-nmgtk-1.0 gir1.2-polkit-1.0 gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0 gir1.2-webkit-3.0
gir1.2-xkl-1.0 gnome-backgrounds gnome-icon-theme-symbolic
gnome-themes-standard gnome-themes-standard-data gtk2-engines-pixbuf
javascript-common libcaribou-common libcaribou0 libcinnamon-control-center1
libcinnamon-desktop4 libcinnamon-menu-3-0 libcjs0 libgle3
libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0 libjpeg-progs libjpeg9 libjs-jquery
libkeybinder-3.0-0 libmozjs-24-0v5 libmuffin0 libnemo-extension1
libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 libwebkitgtk-3.0-common mesa-utils muffin-common nemo
nemo-data nemo-fileroller python-bs4 python-cairo python-chardet python-dbus
python-gconf python-gi python-gi-cairo python-gobject-2 python-html5lib
python-imaging python-lxml python-pam python-pexpect python-pil
python-pkg-resources python-ptyprocess python-pyatspi python-pyinotify
python-six xscreensaver-data xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl
xscreensaver-gl-extra
0 upgraded, 85 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 43,5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 159 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 

Once installed, log out and login to Cinnamon Desktop. On the login page, select Cinnamon Desktop

cinnamon on ubuntu 16.04

Finally, here is Cinnamon running on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

cinnamon on ubuntu 16.04

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