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Re: Installing/launching MATE in a command line environment

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 08:39:04AM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 04:44:46PM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > If I run a gui, I prefer to be logged in before that gui starts up.
> > Probably systemctl disable lightdm as root then editing startx such that
> > the last line runs mate gets something like this done.
> That's rather heavy-handed.
> startx runs the user's ~/.xsession or, if no such file exists, the
> user's ~/.xinitrc or, if no such file exists, the system-wide
> /etc/X11/Xsession script.

Agreed. The whole xsession config may seem complex at first, but
it is the right place to do it: it offers you a way of having
system-wide settings which can be overridden by users ("users?
What is users, anyway?" ;-)

Plus the probability that (re-) installing some package will
obliterate (or worse: half-obliterate) your work is way lower.

-- t

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