ObjectiveThis article will explain how to install Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. Use this guide if you wish to change your default GNOME desktop to Cinnamon environment. See also our article: The 8 Best Ubuntu Desktop Environments (18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux) for more desktop environment choices.
Alternatively, follow our guide on how to install GUI on Ubuntu server 18.04 Bionic Beaver.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
RequirementsPrivileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudocommand is required.
- # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Other Versions of this TutorialUbuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
Install Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 18.04To begin Cinnamon desktop installation on Ubuntu 18.04 open up terminal and execute the bellow command:
$ sudo add-apt-repository universe $ sudo apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment lightdm