Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

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Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby BrunoMiranda on Mon May 21, 2012 4:57 pm

Hello everyone,

Out of curiosity, i have tried to install MATE on Mint 12 LXDE, and failed :P

Has anyone managed to do this?

I follow the instructions from http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download#ubuntu , but when i try to install the mate-core package, i get this error and i'm never able to fix the broken dependences (even through Synaptic):

apt-get install mate-core
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
mate-core : Depends: atril but it is not going to be installed
Depends: engrampa but it is not going to be installed
Depends: ffmpegthumbnailer-caja but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libmateui but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-applets but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-control-center but it is not going to be installed
Depends: caja but it is not going to be installed
Depends: eom but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-media but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-power-manager but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-screensaver but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-session-manager but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-system-monitor but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-terminal but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-text-editor but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


Has anyone managed to install MATE? Am i doing something wrong, missing anything, or there is just some general system-wide incompatibility?

Thanks and best wishes,
Bruno
Bye for now,
Bruno


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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby kc1di on Tue May 22, 2012 8:03 am

Hi
I think the command your looking for is
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sudo mint-meta-mate


That should pull all the dependencies you need.
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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby BrunoMiranda on Wed May 23, 2012 11:53 am

Hello kc1di, and thanks for your reply!
Well, that also didn't work... Let's go step-by-step to check what might be going wrong.

Here's what i did (as root):

Added the repo:
add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main"

and then

apt-get update
W: GPG error: http://packages.mate-desktop.org precise InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 68980A0EA10B4DE8

apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
mate-archive-keyring
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y


apt-get update
(no errors)


mint-meta-mate
mint-meta-mate: command not found

apt-get install mint-meta-mate
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
mint-meta-mate : Depends: caja but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libmate but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libmatecanvas but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libmatecomponentui but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libmateui but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-common but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-control-center but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-file-manager but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-keyring but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-mime-data but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-panel but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-session-manager but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-settings-daemon but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-vfs but it is not going to be installed
Depends: python-mate but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mintmenu but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mintdesktop but it is not going to be installed
Depends: mate-utils but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


I'm locked out here... Any more help or hints?
Bye for now,
Bruno


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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby kc1di on Wed May 23, 2012 12:58 pm

Ok Sorry it did not work.

Let's clean things up a bit and try again

in terminal do the following:

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sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get update


let me know if you still get the list of packages that are broken.
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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby BrunoMiranda on Wed May 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Nop... Same thing. :(

Both the autoclean and the dpkg commands have produced no errors.

Don't know if this helps, but this is the list of the source repos:

cat sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ lisa main upstream import
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ lisa-lxde main upstream import
deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main


I'm absolutelly cluess... :shock:
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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby seppalta on Wed May 23, 2012 1:38 pm

To get the volume control, mate-media, I added deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import . It worked perfectly.
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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby BrunoMiranda on Wed May 23, 2012 1:53 pm

Thanks for the hint, but this also didn't do any good... Still the same errors.

I've also tried to install mate-media but it gave other packages errors, but of the same kind.


I've installed and uninstalled a few packages on this system, replaced pulse audio with alsa (for performance on this slow computer) but i don't think it is related with this issue...


Shall i apply to the Ig Nobel prize of cluelessness? :lol:
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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby BrunoMiranda on Sat May 26, 2012 6:23 pm

Well, folks, i've given it up and installed Mint 13, the Mate version, and also installed Lxde on it.
I like the Mate touch and feel and also Lxde's speed, because i'm on a 900MHz Celeron laptop. Now i can choose both desktop environments :)

But thank you all for your help!
Bruno
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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby zerozero on Sat May 26, 2012 6:42 pm

Bruno, i know this comes late but just for the record:
- you had there 2 problems:
problem 1: somehow you eliminated the ubuntu part from the sources.list, can't be, you need them, you add the mate repo but have to keep the oneiric entries.
problem 2: you missed this (from the mate wiki)

If you want to try the latest MATE packages, you can use the MATE repository for Ubuntu. Once set up the repository, you need to edit the /etc/apt/preferences file as follow:

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Package: *
Pin: release o=linuxmint
Pin-Priority: 700
 
Package: *
Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com
Pin-Priority: 700
 
Package: *
Pin: release o=Ubuntu
Pin-Priority: 500
 
Package: *
Pin: origin packages.mate-desktop.org
Pin-Priority: 700



with those 2 details it would have worked :wink:
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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby BrunoMiranda on Wed May 30, 2012 12:21 pm

Zerozero,
Your answer didn't come late, it has come just in time! Thank you!

I've followed your instructions, you were right. My mistake was not knowing which version of Ubuntu Mint12 was based on. I've been tweaking and learning a lot these days... Following instructions in Linux isn't always that straight forward...

The next problem i had was making MATE start by default, but this has solved it, by installing and configuring lightdm:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=199&t=100570&p=586840#p586840

I've also uninstalled gdm and lxdm, and i've ended up booting to a console, but i managed to boot into LXDE by typing startx. Then i have followed the above procedure in the link and it is running fast enough!
Now my Intel Classmate Celeron 900MHz has a life again and keeps on embarrassing people with fast computers cluttered with Windows plus lots of garbage! :mrgreen:

Well, at least for one year, while Mint 12 LXDE is supported... :wink:



Bye for now,
Bruno


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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby zerozero on Wed May 30, 2012 4:30 pm

:wink: i'm glad it was still on time.
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Re: Has anyone installed MATE on Mint 12 LXDE?

Postby jjaythomas on Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:44 pm

Pretty sure only one(1) DM will be the default

If you add a DM (say MDM) with synaptic in the detail you'll be asked what DM you want as default :wink: I believe LXDE and mate (can set default in 'Login window' settings of MDM) will show as a session in MDM, but mate doesn't in LXDM :?:

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