How-To: Install MATE Desktop Environment

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How-To: Install MATE Desktop Environment

Postby simargl » 28 Aug 2013, 09:31

1) MATE Desktop Environment has custom repository for Arch Linux, so first thing is to add that repository.
Open /etc/pacman.conf and append this

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[mate]
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
Server = http://repo.mate-desktop.org/archlinux/$arch


2) Update pacman's database

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pacman -Sy


3) Make Mate SFS module, when finished change to /mnt/home and click to load

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makesb mate


4)Open /etc/rc.conf and replace: X_AUTOLOGIN="yes" with X_AUTOLOGIN="no"

5) Open /root/.xinitrc file, comment all text and add bellow:

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exec mate-session


6) Logout, and type alphaosx to start Mate desktop session

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Re: How-To: Install MATE Desktop Environment

Postby john3voltas » 11 Sep 2013, 08:00

Serious? MATE? Space n' resource hog if you ask me ;)

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Re: How-To: Install MATE Desktop Environment

Postby simargl » 11 Sep 2013, 08:16

I still have backup of the Mate sfs module. It's 101.6 MB (using default gzip compression).

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Re: How-To: Install MATE Desktop Environment

Postby john3voltas » 11 Sep 2013, 14:04

simargl wrote:It's 101.6 MB (using default gzip compression).

See what I mean?
I'm done with big desktop environments (gnome, mate, etc).
Xfce is nice, full-featured but a bit bloated for my own taste too.
And LXDE is somewhat similar to Openbox but I still prefer Openbox.
I like to revisit KDE once in a while because it's a bit different from everything I know.


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