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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: MATE on debian testing (jesse) Reply with quote

MATE has now appeared in the repos for Debian Testing (aka "Jessie"):
http://packages.debian.org/jessie/mate-common

There is enough information out there on installing it, but having done that how do I change my default desktop from the unusable Gnome3 to MATE? Or, will it just happen?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After installing Mate (or any other desktop), reboot. When you get to the login screen you can choose which desktop you want to launch. There will be a couple of icons or menu buttons apart from the main login dialog; one of them allows you to choose the desktop. After selecting this you can log in.

The next time you boot, the desktop you chose will be the default.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks. It's always the "everybody knows that" things that are hardest to find explanations for.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with MATE. It is terrific, in my opinion, and I am glad it is spreading to more distros now. A real triumph of substance over style!
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