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.
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
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”.
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
zypper in xorg-x11 xorg-x11-server lightdm
then edit /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
The first @OP try was to install “text mode only” which is actually not so obvious mistake.
Unlike “Minimal X” or other installs with a Desktop, “Text Mode” installs a special non-graphical pattern in addition to the usual, and you cannot successfully add a Desktop without removing the packages in this special pattern. Of course this is tedious so it’s better to just avoid doing this in the first place.
Can’t remember the name of the pattern off the top of my head, but it’s a situation to know.