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    Default Best way to setup Cinnamon as the only desktop enviroment

    Cinnamon seems to be the only major Desktop Environment that doesn't have its own patter, selectable and automatically configured during the installation.

    I'm trying to install Tumbleweed on a spare laptop, and I want to have Cinnamon as the only Desktop Environment there.

    Since it is not present as an option, I installed the text only server environment (I did not want to install another full DE with all of his dependencies, just to remove it later), and subsequently installed the packages X11 and cinnamon.

    The problem is that id doesn't seem to work. At boot, I'm delivered to the CLI interface, and I don't know what I should do to have cìCinnamon automatically start.

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    Default Re: Best way to setup Cinnamon as the only desktop enviroment

    I forgot to add that i have also installed lightdm

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    Default Re: Best way to setup Cinnamon as the only desktop enviroment

    I would leave IceWM.
    However from the console you can start yast and> system> editor / etc / sysconfig> desktop> display manger> displaymanager> select> lightdm> ok
    Yast is textual, so use Tab and Enter to move inside
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    Default Re: Best way to setup Cinnamon as the only desktop enviroment

    Quote Originally Posted by sekhemty View Post
    The problem is that id doesn't seem to work. At boot, I'm delivered to the CLI interface, and I don't know what I should do to have cìCinnamon automatically start.
    Apart from the fact that I know nothing about Cinnamon, when you installed a text only system (if I remember correctly there is also the possibility to install a graphical system without any DE, did you not find that?), your system starts of course in non-graphical (multi-user) mode. Formerly called "runlevel 3". Installing individual packages will not change that. Thus change your system to "runlevel 5", now with systemd "graphical target".

    If I am correct:
    Code:
    systemctl set-default runlevel5.target
    or (using the newer name, but doing the same)
    Code:
    systemctl set-default graphical.target
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Best way to setup Cinnamon as the only desktop enviroment

    It doesn't work.

    Lightdm was not present as an option. I tried to insert the value manually, but I always get the CLI interface

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    Default Re: Best way to setup Cinnamon as the only desktop enviroment

    You've tried installing IceWM.
    From console
    Code:
    sudo zypper in icewm
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    Default Re: Best way to setup Cinnamon as the only desktop enviroment

    you really should have installed minimal X environment then pulled in cinnamon
    I'm guessing you don't have any display manager installed not even xdm
    you should probobly have x installed if not install it and lightdm
    Code:
    zypper in xorg-x11 xorg-x11-server lightdm
    then edit /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager
    Code:
    vim /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager
    and set lightdm as the proffered displaymanager as I don't think xdm allows for desktop environment selection
    find and set DISPLAYMANAGER to
    Code:
    DISPLAYMANAGER="lightdm"
    if everything goes well you should see lightdm when you reboot
    you might want to add the cinnamon repo
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...SE_Tumbleweed/
    keep in mind cinnamon is gtk3 with a lot of bells and whistles and needs a decent graphic card for smooth work

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    Default Re: Best way to setup Cinnamon as the only desktop enviroment

    Ah yes, "Minimal X" that was what I was thinking of. A far better starting point IMHO.
    Henk van Velden

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    You may find some value in my experiences in installing Cinnamon, related in this thread:

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...w-installation

    (with thanks to tsu2 and Miuku).

    I also added the lightdm-slick-greeter with lightdm, am glad I did. Much more attractive.

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    Default Re: Best way to setup Cinnamon as the only desktop enviroment

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Apart from the fact that I know nothing about Cinnamon, when you installed a text only system (if I remember correctly there is also the possibility to install a graphical system without any DE, did you not find that?), your system starts of course in non-graphical (multi-user) mode. Formerly called "runlevel 3". Installing individual packages will not change that. Thus change your system to "runlevel 5", now with systemd "graphical target".

    If I am correct:
    Code:
    systemctl set-default runlevel5.target
    or (using the newer name, but doing the same)
    Code:
    systemctl set-default graphical.target
    Thank you, this solves the problem!

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