Cinammon to MATE

Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
vinci
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:02 am

Cinammon to MATE

Post by vinci » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:08 am

Hello,

I have been trying to switch from cinammon to mate. I have installed linux cinammon 17.1, but now I'd like to install mate to switch to it, without reinstalling linux.

What I did was apt get install mate-full and apt get install mate-session-manager (or display manager, don't remember exactly).

Anyway, the point is that now, whenever I boot mate, I only have a black screen and only the cursor shows up.

I don't have too much of an idea what to do from here.

I also installed lxdm (as a session manager, just trying to tinker with it), which worked, but then I tried to switch back to mdm (/etc/X11/default-display-manager), but the login screen doesn't pop up anymore. So now I can either start cinammon or mate directly, without a session-manager. But of course, the latter doesn't work and the former (cinammon) works only with 'startx'. So somehow, the default of the session-manager (login manager or whatever it's called) is mate, but the default for my linux user is cinammon.

Can anyone help and make heads or tails of it?

Thank you!

User avatar
richyrich
Level 19
Level 19
Posts: 9075
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 8:31 pm

Re: Cinammon to MATE

Post by richyrich » Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:32 am

Try installing mint-meta-mate from Synaptic Package Manager.

vinci
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:02 am

Re: Cinammon to MATE

Post by vinci » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:05 pm

Indeed, it seems to work just fine.

Thanks a lot!

cmost
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:36 am
Location: Newport, Kentucky

Re: Cinammon to MATE

Post by cmost » Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:16 pm

You seem to be confused about some things. First of all, you should understand that MATE and Cinnamon are window managers. They themselves are NOT Linux or an operating system. KDE, XFCE, LMDE and Gnome are other window managers. You can install any window manager you like or even more than one and switch between them without needing to re-install the underlying operating system. :D
Dual Intel Xeon 3.6 GHz, 24 Cores
86.5 GB DDR3 RAM
nVidia GeForce GTX 660
Linux Mint 18.2 MATE 1.18 +Compiz
Kernel 4.09 LTS

Hoser Rob
Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5498
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:57 am

Re: Cinammon to MATE

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:40 am

cmost wrote:You seem to be confused about some things. First of all, you should understand that MATE and Cinnamon are window managers. ...
Wrong. You are confused. They are full DEs that incorporate window managers.

Mate in 17.1 comes with 2 window managers, marco and compiz.

I think cinnamon uses mutter (metacity clutter) as a wm.

cmost
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:36 am
Location: Newport, Kentucky

Re: Cinammon to MATE

Post by cmost » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:05 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:
cmost wrote:You seem to be confused about some things. First of all, you should understand that MATE and Cinnamon are window managers. ...
Wrong. You are confused. They are full DEs that incorporate window managers.

Mate in 17.1 comes with 2 window managers, marco and compiz.

I think cinnamon uses mutter (metacity clutter) as a wm.
No, I'm not confused but you are in fact correct. I said Window Manager when I meant was Desktop manager. It's a matter of semantics. I've been using Linux for over 12 years exclusively on all of my workstations, laptops and servers so I'm pretty familiar with its architecture. Sorry for the confusion of my post. By the way, I wasn't intending to be insulting; merely, I was only trying to educate. Cheers! :D
Dual Intel Xeon 3.6 GHz, 24 Cores
86.5 GB DDR3 RAM
nVidia GeForce GTX 660
Linux Mint 18.2 MATE 1.18 +Compiz
Kernel 4.09 LTS

Post Reply

Return to “MATE”