How To Install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 37

Install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 37

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, Cinnamon is a desktop environment based on the GNOME desktop environment. It was initially developed by the Linux Mint team but has since been adopted by other Linux distributions, including Fedora. One of the main features of Cinnamon is its customizable interface. It includes several pre-installed themes that users can choose from, as well as the ability to easily customize the appearance of the desktop with wallpaper, icons, and window borders. The layout of the interface is also highly configurable, allowing users to easily add or remove panels, move them around the screen, and add widgets. In addition, Cinnamon has integration with GNOME technologies. It uses GNOME settings and system tools, providing users with a consistent experience across their applications and settings.

Benefits of using Cinnamon Desktop Environment:

  • Customizable: Cinnamon allows users to customize the look and feel of their desktop, including themes, icons, and backgrounds.
  • User-friendly: Cinnamon provides a user-friendly interface with easy-to-use menus and settings.
  • Efficient: Cinnamon is lightweight and does not require high-end hardware to run smoothly.
  • Stable: Cinnamon is stable and reliable, with regular updates and bug fixes.

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 the step-by-step installation of the Cinnamon Desktop Environment on a Fedora 37.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Cinnamon Desktop Environment.
  • A 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 Desktop on Fedora 37

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Fedora 37.

By default, Cinnamon comes in the default repository of Fedora 37. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Cinnamon to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf group install "Cinnamon Desktop"

After the installation is complete, restart your system by typing the following command:


Step 3. Accessing Cinnamon on Fedora.

Once the successful installation, On the login screen, clicks on the gear icon located in the below-right corner of the screen and select Cinnamon from the list.

Install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 37

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cinnamon. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Cinnamon Desktop Environment on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Cinnamon website.

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