Hello. I've been dabbling with Linux on and off for several years (since Ubuntu 7.x) and finally decided to go full time with Linux using Linux Mint 13 KDE which I installed a week ago and really love. There are some features I liked about the Gnome 2 desktop and would like to add the LM 13 Mate desktop to my system to see which desktop I like the best. I have read that installing 'mate-desktop' via Synaptic would result in double installation of some apps so I tried 'sudo apt-get install 'mint-meta-mate' according to some recommendations and received the following error message:
"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: mate-notification-daemon but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."
I then checked for broken packages in Synaptic and found none.
I've found and read many posts about adding KDE to Mate, which I've done in the past, but not the other way around (adding Mate to KDE) Can someone help me out ?
Dell Vostro 3750 laptop, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 320GB 7200 rpm SATA-300 HDD, Linux Mint 15 KDE 64-bit (my primary OS), Cinnamon (for the occasional KDE login problem), Windows 7 (MS Office / Diablo 2)