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

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Sun Sep 14 20:05:16 UTC 2014

Control: close -1

Hi Fabian,

On  Do 11 Sep 2014 19:31:04 CEST, Fabián Rodríguez wrote:

> 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:
> https://wiki.debian.org/Mate

As MATE can also be used in setups where no local X11 is installed  
(but e.g. X2Go as a remote desktop solution), we refrained from  
pulling in too many unnecessary depencies with the MATE packages.

The solution indeed is installing a display manager that takes are of  
the management of the local display.



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