In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Cinnamon on your Debian 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Cinnamon is an open-source project that provides users with a full-featured desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems. It is a fork of the GNOME Shell user interface distributed with the GNOME project. It has been designed from the ground up to provide users with a traditional, yet advanced and modern graphical session for their Linux-based operating systems. It’s usually deployed on the Linux Mint distribution.
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 Cinnamon Desktop Environment on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.
Install Cinnamon on Debian 9 Stretch
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Cinnamon Desktop Environment on a Debian.
Use the following command will install Cinnamon:
apt-get install cinnamon
To check the installed version of Cinnamon, please issue the below command on your terminal to check whether Cinnamon is installed or not:
Step 3. Accessing Cinnamon.
If everything goes OK, log out and select log in with Cinnamon session or Cinnamon (Software Rendering) session if you want it to use software rendering to do more of the graphical work):
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cinnamon. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Cinnamon Desktop Environment on the Debian 9 Stretch server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Cinnamon website.