How to Install Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

How to Install Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

In one of my earlier posts, I have shown you the method of installing the GNOME desktop on Ubuntu 20.04. In today’s article, I am going to demonstrate how you can install a Cinnamon desktop on a base of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS instance.


  • Base Ubuntu 20.04 LTS instance
  • Sudo privileges

Update Repository

Execute on the terminal to update the local repository.

$ sudo apt update

Install Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu

Execute on the terminal. You will be prompted with y/n. Press y key and hit Enter from your keyboard.

$ sudo apt install cinnamon

Reboot the system.

$ sudo reboot

You will get the following desktop.

Once you successfully log in with your credentials, you will have a following user interface of Cinnamon desktop.

Remove Cinnamon Desktop

Execute on the terminal when you no longer need this desktop.

$ sudo apt-get remove Cinnamon && sudo apt-get autoremove


So you have read, it involves few steps to install Cinnamon desktop on your Ubuntu 20.04 system. Have you any comments, please share.

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