Last week I posted about wanting some change by changing the interface, and took a look at several interfaces, this post is the second part, where I actually chose an interface and got down to business.
I decided to go with Cinnamon, it’s visually appealing and the download size is relatively small (51.4 MB). My only concern was reading online that it’s buggy and has many problems. But I was willing to take a chance!
At first I installed Cinnamon using these commands This command is to add the repository to my system. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lestcape/cinnamon This command is to update and install. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon.
After the first reboot I had Cinnamon as an option on the login screen, which still looked like it was in XFCE and I had to enter my password twice! (it’s a common bug actually!)
I figured that deleting Xubuntu will fix my problem, so I began deleting Xubuntu, once and for all!
I used several commands to make sure the interface went away, like:
Finally I used Synaptic to make sure nothing titled XFCE was there, I used the custom filters Sections XFCE desktop environment universe to wipe anything that was left.
Now I was running Cinnamon alone on my computer, and immediately I notice why it was dubbed as “Buggy”..
It was true, Cinnamon was buggy! I noticed several issues right off the bat!
A minor video issue was resolved in one of the reboots (no fix for that sadly). The power manager is acting up, either this fixed my battery somehow or it’s just not reading it right! I had to fix Docky like I did after the partial upgrade. This time locked all parts of it. I rearranged the Grub menu items, now Ubuntu is top, I Also renamed it from Xubutnu to Ubuntu on the boot menut using Grub Customizer.
I was left with a buggy but pretty interface, and the login was messed up! Next week I’ll post what I did next, stay tuned!
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