I’m such an “eventous” person and because today is Rizal Day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rizal_Day and 2012 is just around the corner let me just add to my KahelOS experimentation before i wrap up my 2011.
Guess what, I tried installing Linux Mint desktop environment called Cinnamon on my KahelOS 111111. They say that this desktop is designed to offer yet another transitional option between the old, familiar GNOME 2 and the new GNOME 3 on which its new version 1.1.2 just released before Christmas http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?p=53
And yes to my suprise, it was quite quick and easy to just see a new desktop environment (that is Cinnamon) on my KahelOS Desktop.
Here are some of my screenshots after the fresh install (for i still need to do more exploring before i say more about this experience):
To share with you on how i just easily did this. Here’s a short guide below.
1.Installing cinnamon desktop
Make sure that yaourt and pkg-config is installed on your KahelOS, so you can do that by invoking this command.
$sudo pacman -Sy yaourt pkg-config
Once these software is already installed, then install the cinnamon desktop.
$sudo yaourt -S –noconfirm cinnamon
2. Abilitate/ Activate Cinnamon
by simply opening a terminal and launch “dconf-editor”
a pop up will appear, click org–>gnome–>desktop–>session
then change “session-name” value from “gnome to “cinnamon” then close dconf-editor window.
3.Restart your KahelOS, log-in on your desktop and voila! there’s your new desktop environement.
For me, my experimentation tells me that KahelOS with Cinnamon is a combination of awesomeness and speed! I’ll keep you posted.
Be a hero every like Rizal (Philippines’ National Hero) and Wishing you all an Awesome and Prosperous New Year!