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Install Cinnamon on Fedora 17

This post assumes that you have already installed Fedora 17 and that all software packages are current, i.e. yum update has been run.

As root, create a new text file called fedora-cinnamon in the /etc/yum.repos.d subdirectory containing the following lines:

name=Cinnamon user interface

name=Cinnamon user interface - Source

You can check that the fedora-cinnamon repo is available to yum as follows:

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
repo id           repo name                                               status
fedora            Fedora 17 - x86_64                                      26,893
fedora-cinnamon   Cinnamon provides core user interface functions for the      1
infinality        Infinality                                                  36
infinality-noarch Infinality - noarch                                          3
updates           Fedora 17 - x86_64 - Updates                                 0
updates-testing   Fedora 17 - x86_64 - Test Updates                        8,394
repolist: 35,327

You can then install Cinnamon:

# yum install cinnamon

As of the date of this blog, the installed package version was cinnamon-1.4.0-3.fc17.

After the Cinnamon package is successfully installed, you just need to logout and select Cinnamon in the GDM (the login screen) when logging back in.

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