By default, Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish sports the GNOME desktop environment, or no GUI at all in the server edition. If you would like to change things up and install Cinnamon instead, the GUI can be downloaded and installed directly from Ubuntu’s package repositories. In this tutorial, you will see how to install Cinnamon Desktop as an alternative desktop environment on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish Desktop/Server Linux.
Cinnamon desktop is a fork of the GNOME desktop. It has a rather conservative design and is similar to Xfce. It is uncomplicated to learn and from this reason might be a good choice for someone who is new to Linux. It was created by the developers of Linux Mint and is the default GUI on that Linux distro.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install Cinnamon Desktop
- How to login to Cinnamon Desktop
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish|
|Software||Cinnamon desktop GUI|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – 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
Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 installation step by step instructions
- Get started by opening a command line terminal and using the following two commands to install Cinnamon with the
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment
- Once the Cinnamon Desktop Installation is complete, restart your system.
- Select the Cinnamon desktop option from the lock screen menu. You may also select GNOME if you ever want to load back into GNOME instead.
All done. You can now start using your Cinnamon desktop environment!
In this tutorial, you saw how to install the Cinnamon desktop environment on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish. Cinnamon is a simple GUI that most people can pick up and start using very easily. Ubuntu allows us to switch among multiple GUIs, so return to the lock screen if you ever want to load a different one.