jk121960 wrote:HI and thanks for the post, this doesn't help as I indicated it doesn't seem like I am even switching sessions, they all look the same, I mean "exactly the same", something els eis happening that is preventing the session from changes. Or are you saying that even though there is a session I have to install MATE?
Do you have a login page, or do you have your desktop setup to automatically log you in? If you are automatically getting logged in, then logout, and then on the login page what options are listed when you click the gear to the right of your username?
You can also try editing the lightdm.conf and setting the user-session to mate:
gksudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
And try editing your .dmrc and setting the Session to mate:
gksudo gedit ~/.dmrc