Installing cinnamon

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Dec 10 18:03:10 UTC 2012

On 12/08/2012 01:25 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 8 December 2012 02:38, JD <jd1008 at> wrote:
>> On 12/07/2012 07:21 PM, Steve Pearce wrote:
>>> You added the cinnamon PPA, but forgot to update your package lists.
>>> Try:
>>>    sudo apt-get update
>>>    sudo apt-get install cinnamon
>>> I don't know much about Cinnamon, but I suspect it'll be available to
>>> select at the login screen as an alternative to Unity.
>>> stevepdp
>> I see. Should not the web page have explained that instead
>> of assuming every noob knows this?
> Most noobs would click on the link on that page "Read about
> installing" where the instructions appear clear and include
> instructions to run apt-get update.


Step 3: Now, as a one-off, you should tell your system to pull down the
latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the
PPA you just added:

sudo apt-get update

Now you're ready to start installing software from the PPA!

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