How to select different DE?

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kilowatt2
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How to select different DE?

Postby kilowatt2 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:32 am

I installed the Afterstep desktop. When I am at the log in box in MATE it doesn't appear in the drop down menu. Anyone know what I need to do to activate a different DE?

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Re: How to select different DE?

Postby LinuxJim » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:12 am

Afterstep isn't a full desktop environment, it's a simple window manager.

Regardless, do you see it in /usr/share/xsessions?

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$ ls /usr/share/xsessions/
afterstep.desktop  cinnamon2d.desktop  enlightenment.desktop  kde-plasma.desktop  twm.desktop            xfce.desktop
awesome.desktop    cinnamon.desktop    fluxbox.desktop        mate.desktop        wmaker-common.desktop


If there's an afterstep.desktop file, it will show up in the list of your desktop manager.


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