<SOLVED> Linux Mint 13 Question

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<SOLVED> Linux Mint 13 Question

Post by Antony »

hello everyone, im new to linux and the forum, i have a question, im using linux mint 13 kde atm, was just wondering if i could change the desktop enviroment to say cinnmon without reinstalling Mint i just fancied giving it a try.

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Re: Linux Mint 13 Question

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Simply open the Software Manager, search for "cinnamon" and install the package by that name. Mint will install all the other dependencies -- other packages that are needed for the cinnamon desktop to work. After installation, reboot the computer or just log out. Before you enter your user name and password, click the icon with the gears. You will then be given the choice of using KDE or Cinnamon. Choose Cinnamon, then log-in. You are in Cinnamon!

If you'd like some more info on switching desktops, here is a link that might help. http://goinglinux.com/shownotes.html#glp165
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