Debian 9: Install MATE for desktop environment

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1 Install MATE

The following command will install MATE.

$ sudo apt install -y expectcat <<EOF | expectset timeout -1spawn sudo apt install -y task-mate-desktopexpect “Default display manager: “send “lightdmn”expect eofEOF$ sudo reboot

2 Login to MATE

You can select other desktop environment.


MATE is displayed.


3 Uninstall MATE

The following command will uninstall MATE.

$ sudo apt remove -y task-mate-desktop mate-* libmate*$ sudo apt autoremove -y$ sudo apt install –reinstall -y gdm3$ sudo reboot

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