In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Cinnamon on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Cinnamon is a free and open-source desktop environment that provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience for the X Window System, derived from GNOME. It strives to be the best desktop environment for Linux by offering speed, flexibility, and a slew of features.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Cinnamon Desktop Environment on a Debian 10 (Buster).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Cinnamon on Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Cinnamon on Debian 10.
Now we run the following commands to install Cinnamon:
sudo apt install task-cinnamon-desktop
Be patient since package downloading and installation could take some time. After installation reboots your system:
Step 3. Accessing Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Debian.
After booting with Cinnamon you’ll realize it is very similar to the classic GNOME, a friendly interface for new Linux users including the menu and taskbars.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cinnamon. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Cinnamon Desktop Environment on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Cinnamon website.