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    Fedora27 How to get Cinnamon to work ?

    I did a fresh install of F27 (F26 had stopped working with cinnamon) and installed cinnamon. Even though Cinnamon showed up as an option to start in it opened with gnome. Discovered that there are two versions of cinnamon 3.4 and 3.6. Tried the cinnamon spin but it would not boot even after setting boot from my dvd as the option in bios. re-installed F27 from dvd. Can anyone advise as to how I can get cinnamon (and which version) to work. Command line is prefereable.

    Thanks

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    Re: Fedora27 How to get Cinnamon to work ?

    If you install the xorg-x11-xinit-session package via dnf you can select "custom script" at the login screen, this should launch a basic xorg sesssion. Then add whatever the command is to run cinnamon to ~/.xsession.

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    Re: Fedora27 How to get Cinnamon to work ?

    Try

    Code:
    sudo dnf update
    sudo dnf install @cinnamon-desktop
    sudo systemctl disable gdm
    sudo systemctl enable lightdm
    Discovered that there are two versions of cinnamon 3.4 and 3.6.
    Wrong, there is only 3.6.x :)
    https://src.fedoraproject.org/user/leigh123linux
    https://github.com/leigh123linux
    https://admin.rpmfusion.org/pkgdb/packager/leigh123linux/

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    Re: Fedora27 How to get Cinnamon to work ?

    Quote Originally Posted by HaydnH
    If you install the xorg-x11-xinit-session package via dnf you can select "custom script" at the login screen, this should launch a basic xorg sesssion. Then add whatever the command is to run cinnamon to ~/.xsession.
    Why would you need to do this?, there isn't anything wrong with the cinnamon session files.
    GDM eats babies and xorg sessions IMO
    https://src.fedoraproject.org/user/leigh123linux
    https://github.com/leigh123linux
    https://admin.rpmfusion.org/pkgdb/packager/leigh123linux/

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    Re: Fedora27 How to get Cinnamon to work ?

    Thanks Leigh. It's working fine. Great work.

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    Re: Fedora27 How to get Cinnamon to work ?

    Quote Originally Posted by leigh123linux
    Why would you need to do this?
    I've never used Cinnamon, however using the user script allows me to fire commands to X before my window manager starts. For example if I need to run xrandr to resize Window Maker I can do so via ~/.xsession before the screen draws, if I do it in Window Maker's autostart it's launched after X has started and the resize is visible.

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    Re: Fedora27 How to get Cinnamon to work ?

    Did you try "Netinstall Images"? I used it to install Cinnamon Spin, and I love it a lot.

    https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/

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