ArchLinux 2017.10.01: Install MATE for desktop environment

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1 Install MATE

Install mate group, mate-extra group and lxdm.

$ sudo pacman -Sy –noconfirm mate mate-extra lxdm

Enable lxdm.service.

$ sudo systemctl enable lxdm

Set default session to MATE.

$ sudo sed -i /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf -e ‘s;^# session=/usr/bin/startlxde;session=/usr/bin/mate-session;g’

Reboot system.

$ sudo reboot

2 Login to MATE desktop environment

Login screen is displayed. Login with your username and password.


MATE desktop environment is displayed.


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