Bug#761204: mate-desktop-environment-extras: Mate DE doesn't start once installed after vanilla Debian install

Fabián Rodríguez magicfab at member.fsf.org
Thu Sep 11 17:31:04 UTC 2014

On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:05:01 +0200 Stefano Karapetsas
<stefano at karapetsas.com> wrote:

> Did you install a display manager?

No, I assumed one would be installed in the dependencies.

Installing gdm3 or lightdm takes care of it, then login is possible and
Mate starts as expected.

Installing gdm3:

sudo apt-get install gdm3

Installing LightDM:

apt-get install accountsservice lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter

(from https://flexion.org/posts/2014-06-mate-desktop-on-debian-wheezy.html)

I added a note about this in the Debian documentation at:

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