[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Installing/launching MATE in a command line environment

On Sun, 28 Jun 2020 08:21:29 -0500
Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:

> The default install of the MATE desktop installs too much I don't want.
> Unfortunately the Debian installer does not allow coerces the 
> installation of "recommended" packages.
> Therefore I did an install without *ANY* desktop environment.
> [Used DVD1 of Debian 8.6, latest for which I had a physical DVD]
> I then did
> apt-get --no-install-recommends install mate-desktop-environment gparted
> On reboot the desktop did not appear.
> What is the forgotten command to automatically launch the desktop at boot?

Did you install the X server and its depends? Did you manually run
startx? I assume you boot to a terminal and log-in there.


Reply to: