Bug#752128: mate-desktop-environment doesn't require a display manager

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Mon Jul 7 21:57:35 UTC 2014

Control: tag -1 wontfix
Control: close -1

Hi Giulio,

On  Fr 20 Jun 2014 01:16:48 CEST, Giulio Turetta wrote:

> Package: mate-desktop-environment
> Version: 1.8.0+2~bpo70+1
> Severity: minor
> Dear Maintainer,
> thank you, good job! ;o)
> Maybe useful if mate-desktop-environment requires a display manager  
> (gdm/lightdm) so it can be enjoyed with no additional effort :)
> Regards
> G.

a desktop shell can also be used via remote desktop solutions like  
X2Go or VNC.

Pulling in a display manager with the complete Xorg stack is a slight  
overkill for those use cases.

To get into the delight of MATE, install one of the Debian desktop CDs  
(any of those have a DM installed) and then co-install MATE.

If you want to make MATE the default session manager, run this command  
as root once:

   update-alternatives --config x-session-manager

Select the number "mate-session" and be happy for the time being...


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