How do I install Cinnamon over KDE?

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How do I install Cinnamon over KDE?

Post by SilverBear » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:55 pm

Greetings, folks!

I'm running Mint 17.2 KDE, upgraded from the original 17.1 installation last year. Now I'm wanting to add Cinnamon as a second DE choice. . . BUT here's where I make it complicated(!):

Since Cinnamon Rosa just came out, I'm thinking that's what I'd like to try. Cinnamon is just an experiment for me --I've been a die-hard KDE user since 2005. So the stability of Rosa is not so crucial --I can always just log into the KDE if there are problems --it won't mess up my system enough to make me cry.

Question #1: Does this seem reasonable to you, or am I asking for serious problems by trying Rosa as my Cinnamon addition?

Question #2 involves the best way to install Cinnamon (Rosa?) alongside my existing KDE. I have a few ideas from reading the forums & the Blog, but it seems prudent to get your feedback on Question #1, first, before I get into that.

thanks,
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Re: How do I install Cinnamon over KDE?

Post by austin.texas » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:37 am

SilverBear wrote:Question #1: Does this seem reasonable to you, or am I asking for serious problems by trying Rosa as my Cinnamon addition?
Really, the only safe way is to install Mint with Cinnamon to a different partition and dual boot the two operating systems.
You would be asking for potential problems by installing both KDE and Cinnamon to the same Mint installation. It is not a good idea. Those are two very different desktops.
You will get differing opinions, but that is mine... I wouldn't try it.
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Re: How do I install Cinnamon over KDE?

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:47 am

If you want to test Cinnamon, I suggest to install VirtualBox and install Mint with Cinnamon in a virtual machine. So you can ply with Cinnamon without the need to interrupt your work in your KDE system.

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Re: How do I install Cinnamon over KDE?

Post by SilverBear » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:55 pm

Both very good suggestions. Thanks!
I've done KDE & XFCE as alternate logins on the same antiX -MX install with no serious conflicts, but I didn't want to mess up my beautiful, smooth Rafaela by assuming anything.

I'll just grab an ISO for the beta of Rosa and try that on one of my two empty 20-GB OS slots on this HDD.

Thanks again!

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Re: How do I install Cinnamon over KDE?

Post by cmost » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:54 pm

@ Austin.Texas

There's no reason to install Mint Cinnamon to a separate partition or even in a virtual machine. I've often installed multiple desktop environments simultaneously and there are no issues whatsoever. Each desktop environment keeps its own settings in its own folder within home. Switching between KDE and Cinnamon (or LMDE, XFCE, etc.) is fairly trivial in my opinion. Simply open a terminal and enter:

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sudo apt-get install cinnamon
When it's finished installing, log out and then choose 'Cinnamon' as your session. Viola. Setup Cinnamon as you prefer (taskbar locations, desktop icons, themes, etc.) and it will remain that way even if you switch back and forth between Cinnamon and KDE.
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Re: How do I install Cinnamon over KDE?

Post by Telefoos » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:24 am

cmost wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:54 pm
@ Austin.Texas

There's no reason to install Mint Cinnamon to a separate partition or even in a virtual machine. I've often installed multiple desktop environments simultaneously and there are no issues whatsoever. Each desktop environment keeps its own settings in its own folder within home. Switching between KDE and Cinnamon (or LMDE, XFCE, etc.) is fairly trivial in my opinion. Simply open a terminal and enter:

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sudo apt-get install cinnamon
When it's finished installing, log out and then choose 'Cinnamon' as your session. Viola. Setup Cinnamon as you prefer (taskbar locations, desktop icons, themes, etc.) and it will remain that way even if you switch back and forth between Cinnamon and KDE.
Does this really work ?
im trying to change my KDE to cinnamon
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Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

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Re: How do I install Cinnamon over KDE?

Post by Telefoos » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:37 am

Hey cmost

i did what u said ... and some stuff happened in terminal ( downloading and installing )
then i restarted my system and ... nothing :( no cinnamon was added

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Re: How do I install Cinnamon over KDE?

Post by catweazel » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:14 am

SilverBear wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:55 pm
Question #1: Does this seem reasonable to you, or am I asking for serious problems by trying Rosa as my Cinnamon addition?
You're headed for trouble, especially if you have to ask for support when you've mangled your system into complete uselessness.
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