Install Cinnamon in Fedora 17 and Fedora 16

If you are looking for an easy way to install Cinnamon on your Fedora 16 or Fedora 17 machine, your adventure just got easier!

Thanks to a user, Leigh123linux, its now as simple as adding his repo and yum installing two packages! 

Heres a quick rundown of what you do:

First, you will need to add the repo to your /etc/yum.repos.d directory.  Theres several ways to do this:

You can download the repo file from the link below by right-clicking, choosing "Save Link As" and saving it into your /etc/yum.repos.d directory.


Or, if you prefer to do things from the comman line, you can run the following command from terminal and it will create the repo file in the proper directory

sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-cinnamon.repo


Once you have the repo file, all thats left to do is install 2 packages.  The first is a package called muffin, that supports GPU acceleration and works as the compositor for Cinnamon. You can install both of these by running the following command:

sudo yum install muffin cinnamon

Now that you have Cinnamon installed, you will just need to log out of Gnome 3.  When you log back in, be sure to switch the session to GNOME Cinnamon in order to load the new Desktop Environment.

I will include some screen shots below if you would like to see what Cinnamon looks like in Fedora 17.


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