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Installing/launching MATE in a command line environment


If you want the desktop environment to be started automatically check that systemd is configured to run in graphical environment

 $> systemctl set-default graphical.target

If this is already setup, and you can launch your DE with startx, check also that mate is the default DE with update-alternatives(8) or you can add the startx command in /etc/profile. 

Hope this helps.

Le dim. 28 juin 2020 à 16:15, Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> a écrit :
On 06/28/2020 08:39 AM, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> 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?
>> TIA
> Did you install the X server and its depends?

No, I had assumed that was a depends. OOOPS ;/

> Did you manually run startx?

No ;}

> I assume you boot to a terminal and log-in there.

That's what happens. I had expected booting would yield the MATE desktop.

I did
apt-get --no-install-recommends install xorg

That yielded a MATE desktop with a minimalist's dream menu <grin>

It does not yet boot to the MATE desktop automatically.
I've not yet investigated xorg's recommends.
I am reading https://wiki.debian.org/Xorg .
[Think I've found a typo, but need to follow the internal links to be sure.]

*Thank you*

This septuagenarian does some things the hard way to gain education ;}

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