How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 (stable+nightly)

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How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 (stable+nightly)

Post by Brahim Salem » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:44 pm

To install Cinnamon 2.2 stable on Ubuntu 14.04 run the following commands:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
To uninstall Cinnamon, enter these commands in Terminal:

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sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon
or use this PPA:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lestcape/cinnamon
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
To uninstall Cinnamon, enter these commands in Terminal:

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sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:lestcape/cinnamon
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To install Cinnamon 2.2 nightly on Ubuntu 14.04 run the following commands:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install gir1.2-cmenu-3.0
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Cinnamon will be used by default on Linux Mint 17 Qiana :D


Tip1:
To fix ugly looking themes, disable overlay scrollbars:

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gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal
to revert the changes:

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gsettings reset com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode
Tip2:


When you install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14 you'll notice that when you use the default Ubuntu theme that the desktop icons font looks dark. To fix this:

create a css file with this content:

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/* sidebar */

NemoWindow .sidebar .view {
	background-color: #3F3F3F;
	color: #EEEEEE;
	/* text-shadow: 1px 1px alpha (#000000, 0.8); */
}

NemoWindow .sidebar .view:selected {
	color: #EEEEEE;
}

NemoWindow .sidebar .view:hover {
    background-color: shade(#3F3F3F , 1.4);
}

/* inactive pane */
.nemo-inactive-pane .view {
    background-color: shade(@theme_base_color, 0.95);
}

.nemo-inactive-pane .view:selected {
    background-color: @theme_selected_bg_color;
}

/* Adjust size of small nemo status bar buttons */
NemoWindow .toolbar .button {
    padding: 2px 4px;
}

.nemo-desktop.nemo-canvas-item {
color: #FFFFFF;
}

.nemo-desktop.nemo-canvas-item:active,
.nemo-desktop.nemo-canvas-item:prelight,
.nemo-desktop.nemo-canvas-item:selected {
text-shadow: none;
}
and place it in:

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/usr/share/themes/ambiance/gtk-3.0/apps/
now go to:

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/usr/share/themes/ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css


and add this line at the very bottom:

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@import url("apps/nemo.css");
save and quit and you'll be fine :D


you can do the same for nautilus too by adding the folllowing to the very bottom of /usr/share/themes/ambiance/gtk-3.0/apps/nautilus.css

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.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item {
color: #FFFFFF;
}

.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:active,
.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:prelight,
.nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item:selected {
text-shadow: none;
}
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Now you should be happy :D

I recommend that you copy /usr/share/themes/ambiance to .themes, rename it and do the above changes :D :D
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by Brahim Salem » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:08 pm

Guys this thing is a beast :shock: :shock: I have never seen anything as fastand as snappy as this :shock: :shock:
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by EmpireITtech » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:29 am

Sweet stuff!
I'll have to try this out today on my test laptop. Have you experienced any issues with using Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04?
Also, I love that black and dark red-ish color scheme for your Cinnamon panel, where'd you get that?
Last, Is that just the normal Cinnamon Applet/desklet showing the time and weather?

Again, good stuff :mrgreen:
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by Brahim Salem » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:34 am

EmpireITtech wrote:Sweet stuff!
I'll have to try this out today on my test laptop. Have you experienced any issues with using Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04?
Also, I love that black and dark red-ish color scheme for your Cinnamon panel, where'd you get that?
Last, Is that just the normal Cinnamon Applet/desklet showing the time and weather?

Again, good stuff :mrgreen:

1- I have 0 issues with it on Ubuntu 14.04: It is twice as fast as unity. It runs like a charm: no bugs at all :D
2- that's my theme called blackelegance http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/313 and that's my wallpaper too http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ ... ent=164452 I do my own stuff all the time :mrgreen:

enjoy :D
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by Brahim Salem » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:37 am

oops here is the desklet you are looking for http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/desklets/view/10
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by EmpireITtech » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:18 am

Awesome stuff!
Thanks for the info, and I'll definitely keep my eyes out for your other projects.
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by EmpireITtech » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:18 pm

What is this for?

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sudo apt-get install gir1.2-cmenu-3.0
Because after the installation of Cinnamon 2.2, the newest version of gir1.2-cmenu-3.0 was already there...
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by EmpireITtech » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:47 pm

Seems to be running great, I'm using your theme as well - very Gnome-ish :lol:

I like the Ubuntu Menu Icon you got too, all in all a good theme. I just wish you could change the top menu bar on Firefox...it's a huge white blob lol
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by Adelante » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:14 pm

I did it, Zorba, following your very clear instructions. Thank you. I've never managed it before without making a mess. I added Cinnamon to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, which I had on a partition I was planning to wipe anyway, so I figured it was a good time to experiment with this. Cinnamon is working beautifully, and I think I'll keep it going for a while until the release of LM 17. Thanks again.
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by EmpireITtech » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:48 pm

Cinnamon 2.2 has crashed 2 or 3 times on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS :(
Probably just use Unity until LM17 comes out since I use my laptop for work.
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by Brahim Salem » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:48 pm

EmpireITtech wrote:Cinnamon 2.2 has crashed 2 or 3 times on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS :(
Probably just use Unity until LM17 comes out since I use my laptop for work.
That's very unusual :roll: It's running smoothly here and rock-solid :D It should be something else crashing it :roll:
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by Brahim Salem » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:49 pm

Adelante wrote:I did it, Zorba, following your very clear instructions. Thank you. I've never managed it before without making a mess. I added Cinnamon to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, which I had on a partition I was planning to wipe anyway, so I figured it was a good time to experiment with this. Cinnamon is working beautifully, and I think I'll keep it going for a while until the release of LM 17. Thanks again.
you are welcome :D
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by Brahim Salem » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:14 am

I have updated the above tutprial guys :D :D
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by EmpireITtech » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:28 am

Zorba wrote:That's very unusual :roll: It's running smoothly here and rock-solid :D It should be something else crashing it :roll:
Definitely could be something else causing the crashes, not sure but maybe hardware (it's an HP Probook 4540s laptop).
I will say this, it was on an Ubuntu 14.04 clean install and done right after installation and update so nothing else was added. And like I said, since I use this laptop for work (usually RDPing into my work Windoze PC), I'll probably stick with Unity until Linux Mint 17 comes out to use Cinnamon again :mrgreen:

BTW - I loved your theme and will definitely use it once I go to LM17, so thank you for that! :D
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by Brahim Salem » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:03 am

You are welcome EmpireITtech :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I forgot to tell you to disable overlay scrollbars and so I have re-updated the above tutorial :D
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by MrBananaMan212 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:32 pm

Will installing cinnamon and making the changes as described in the tutorial affect any of the other users on the computer or are the changes local to your account?

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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by karlchen » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:40 pm

Thought it wiser to move this thread here. Strictly speaking it is not about Linux Mint, but about Ubuntu.
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by EmpireITtech » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:59 pm

Yea, I guess it is better off in here karl. I think it started off as a Cinnamon How-To =]
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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by MrBananaMan212 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:13 pm

MrBananaMan212 wrote:Will installing cinnamon and making the changes as described in the tutorial affect any of the other users on the computer or are the changes local to your account?

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Re: How to install Cinnamon 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Post by foxcon » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:05 am

Cinnamon 2.2.3 in Ubuntu 14.04 is a very long run, after the screen saver ubuntu is silent about a minute before begin the boot cinnamon. And also there is Problem when using Nvidia drivers proprientary.Cinnamon need to restart each time you switch.

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