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Linux Lite with the MATE Desktop
« on: December 30, 2014, 11:25:43 AM »
 

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Linux Lite 2.0 with MATE desktop and mint Menu.



Just an experiment.
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Re: MATE desktop
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 11:40:52 AM »
 

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... Just an experiment.

I hope Linux Lite does not give up XFCE! Mate is not nearly as customizable as XFCE.  8)
Last Edit: December 30, 2014, 11:45:49 AM by Coastie


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Re: MATE desktop
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 12:07:10 PM »
 

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I used to do the same thing playing around in AntiX 11 base Fluxbox with Mate, when it was young, and RazorQT also.
Just to show members it was possible if one wished.
In Debian.

http://i43.tinypic.com/161kz78.jpg



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Re: MATE desktop
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 07:44:57 PM »
 

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I hope Linux Lite does not give up XFCE! Mate is not nearly as customizable as XFCE.  8)
Linux Lite will not give up XFCE. Mate is a very customizable DE. I could make mate look like LL.
I used to do the same thing playing around in AntiX 11 base Fluxbox with Mate, when it was young, and RazorQT also.
Just to show members it was possible if one wished.
In Debian.
http://i43.tinypic.com/161kz78.jpg
Yes Rok , just playing around. :)
I think Mate is preety good DE especially 1.8.1. It's stable fast and it doesn't take much ram. It runs well on LL.
I wish we had more people in dev team to make several LL editions. Xfce as the main one and others as optional. Sometimes windows people get confused when there are several DEs.
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Re: MATE desktop
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 08:12:37 PM »
 

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I hope Linux Lite does not give up XFCE!

Not a chance! The current focus on LL is providing easy to use software from within an easy to use DE, we've won over many Windows users with this approach, just look at our Feedback for vindication of this approach. K.I.S.S. do the basics well, and stick to the game plan :)
 

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 11:25:26 PM »
 

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I hope Linux Lite does not give up XFCE!

Not a chance! The current focus on LL is providing easy to use software from within an easy to use DE, we've won over many Windows users with this approach, just look at our Feedback for vindication of this approach. K.I.S.S. do the basics well, and stick to the game plan :)

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Re: MATE desktop
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 05:50:27 PM »
 

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Lol , nice looks like a Mint/LL Edition to me .
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Re: MATE desktop
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2015, 07:16:38 AM »
 

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Tiny question:
Has MATE in LLite the same problems with icons on the desktop than XFCE had (which made me wait for some  period with this very good distro)?
 

Re: Linux Lite with the MATE Desktop
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2015, 01:37:21 PM »
 

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Tiny question:
Has MATE in LLite the same problems with icons on the desktop than XFCE had (which made me wait for some  period with this very good distro)?

I don't like icons on my desktop other than in my dock look bottom panel. I do not know why you are having a problem with icons on or off desktop with XFCE. I just checked by right clicking on desktop, left clicking desktop settings, then right clicking icons tab then checking or unchecking the icons listed to add or remove from desktop. For icons not listed, just right click on program in Whisker menu then left click "add to desktop." To remove icon, right click and left click delete.


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Re: Linux Lite with the MATE Desktop
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2015, 02:14:41 PM »
 

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Coasty wrote:
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I don't like icons on my desktop other than in my dock look bottom panel. I do not know why you are having a problem with icons on or off desktop with XFCE.

No, they moved under certain curcomstances to the upper left. And not all icons.
But it has never become clear why. Icons on the desktop are very important for me and it has always been normal to be able to do whatever one likes with them. That is normal.
It stopped me working with LL XFCE. However, I thought it is time to ask again now I see something about MATE, so I could try once again. I do have had good results with MATE in other distro's. And LL is a fine software! I also use other distro's, so there was no problem. But I thought it a pitty.
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Re: Linux Lite with the MATE Desktop
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2015, 07:04:03 AM »
 

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Hello!

LL does NOT 'play nice' with any other desktop environments. If you try to install the MATE desktop, LXDE, or any other desktop environment into Linux Lite, it will irreparably break your LL install by wiping out the modified code that makes LL what it is.

Once this happens, the only fix for it is to reinstall Linux Lite. You see, LL has a number of features that depend on XFCE to work properly...

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Re: Linux Lite with the MATE Desktop
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2015, 09:03:22 AM »
 

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Thanks for the warning!  ;)
 

Re: Linux Lite with the MATE Desktop
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 04:46:03 PM »
 

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...LL does NOT 'play nice' with any other desktop environments. If you try to install the MATE desktop, LXDE, or any other desktop environment into Linux Lite, it will irreparably break your LL install by wiping out the modified code that makes LL what it is..
Expand on that with real details please. I installed Mate' using Synaptic and want to switch between Mate' and Xfce at login to experiment with what's possible and what's not in Linux Lite 4.2. However at the login screen there's no obviously available option to switch between these two installed DE's.

Long story short, I'd like to know how the original author of this thread was able to install, select and run Mate' as he obviously did looking at the photos he posted..
 

Re: Linux Lite with the MATE Desktop
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2019, 04:52:20 PM »
 

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Linux Lite 2.0 with MATE desktop and mint Menu.



Just an experiment.

Misko, thanks for the photos you posted with the Mate' desktop environment running on Linux Lite. I'd like to do the same. I've completely installed Mate' using Synaptic, but on reboot at the login screen there's no apparent option to select and run Mate' instead of Xfce in LL 4.2.

Any help you or anyone else might give so I can select the already installed Mate' desktop at login would be greatly appreciated. ..Thanks!

Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 04:58:35 PM by George S Rasmussen
 

Re: Linux Lite with the MATE Desktop
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 06:00:28 PM »
 

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It's hard to remember what was yesterday for lunch. This was four years ago with Linux Lite 2.0.
Probably changed something with Lightdm.

From my experiance people in the community think that if you install another desktop environment distro/respin breaks.
Some even say that if Gnome is installed then it's no longer that distro. Guys at antiX linux for example. :)
So if you install and use something that is taboo on the forums you most likely will not get support.

Christmas was yesterday and tomorrow is slava, and in sunday we wait for New Year. I will look into it some time after that.
Things have changed since then. Mate is now ported to Gtk3 and xfce4 is about 85% ported to Gtk3.
 


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