How to install Cinnamon desktop on openSUSE 12.1

Cinnamon is a desktop environment introduced by Linux Mint developers/creators. It is based on Gnome3 giving you the look and feel of Gnome2 and is quite nicely done with its initial stage. Let’s have it in openSUSE 12.1, 1st of all open terminal and become root by su – . Now type:

zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/Cinnamon/12.1/ Cinnamon-desktop

And now refresh the repos:

zypper ref

Install cinnamon by typing the following command:

zypper in cinnamon

After installation, logout and choose cinnamon from the session menu and login. There you have it…easy!