ArchLinux 2018.10.01: Install Cinnamon for desktop environment

This article will describe installing Cinnamon for desktop environment.

1 Install Cinnamon

  • Install cinnamon and lxdm.
  • Enable lxdm.service.
  • Set default session to Cinnamon.
#!/bin/sh -e

sudo pacman -Sy --noconfirm cinnamon lxdm
sudo systemctl enable lxdm
sudo sed -i /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf \
     -e 's;^# session=/usr/bin/startlxde;session=/usr/bin/cinnamon-session;g'
sudo reboot

2 Login to Cinnamon desktop environment

Login screen is displayed. Login with your username and password.


Cinnamon desktop environment is displayed.