Ubuntu 12.04

Cinnamon Desktop Not Working – Looks like GNOME

This is for Cinnamon Desktop 1.4 installed on Ubuntu 12.04 The problem and solution is likely the same for all other Linux distros, but no guarantee is made. One of the alternative desktops you can install is Cinnamon. Unfortunately, in some cases, instead of getting the Cinnamon desktop: you get the GNOME Classic (no effects) […]

Ubuntu 12.04

Installing the Cinnamon Desktop

NOTE: For Cinnamon to work, your system must provide 3D hardware acceleration. If your system does not have 3D hardware acceleration, you will only see the “traditional” GNOME desktop. This is a limitation of GNOME 3 (on which Cinnamon is built). According to gnome.org: GNOME Shell uses relatively primitive 3D capabilities that have been available […]