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Re: Installing/launching MATE in a command line environment

On Du, 28 iun 20, 08:21:29, Richard Owlett 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.
I'm guessing you meant the graphical login interface, in general we 
refer to "the desktop" as the stuff that shows up after you login.

> What is the forgotten command to automatically launch the desktop at boot?

According to dependencies of task-mate-desktop you need (at least):

    apt install lightdm

Kind regards,

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