I upgraded my Cinnamon DE (in Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca) via sudo apt-get install cinnamon, from my Xfce DE. All is working well except for the keyboard layouts. I'm stuck with a US English layout and the options are blank:

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On the terminal, dpkg -l | grep '^ii *cinnamon' | awk '{print $2}' gives:


Any suggestions? Am I missing some package?

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    – terdon
    Jun 22 '15 at 12:47

It looks like you might be missing some packages. I don't use Ubuntu but I'm pretty sure the package you wanted to install was cinnamon-desktop and not cinnamon. The latter does not seem to contain all the necessary bits.

Try installing the missing packages and restarting Cinnamon:

sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment

The cinnamon-desktop-environment is an Ubuntu meta package that should install everything that comes with Cinnamon. While that will almost certainly solve your issue, it will also install various programs that you might not necessarily want (things like pidgin, totem etc).

You could also try installing the cinnamon-desktop-core metapackage which should bring in everything you need (though you seem to have most of it already) without too many extras.

  • I tried both, and it's still the same. I guess I should just reinstall Mint from scratch, although I'm sort of on the move and it's not the best of times for that. Thanks anyways! Jun 22 '15 at 18:22
  • @BernatBardagil also try sudo apt-get install --reinstall cinnamon-desktop-environment.
    – terdon
    Jun 22 '15 at 21:55

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