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How to get Mate from Mint12

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:54 am
by oldal
What is the simplest way to get Mate desktop from a "stable" Mint12 with Gnome3 desktop? I have installed stable Mint12 with Gnome3 desktop having selected login without entry of password. I do use kubuntu 11.04 on a 64 bit PC (Phenom processor). I do multiboot to various installed Linux OS's on my PC.

I have updated Mint installation with the following commands

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
When I tried

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sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate
the response was "mint-meta-mate is already the newest version".

So where do I go from this point?

Re: How to get Mate from Mint12

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:09 am
by AJ1000
You just have to login to MATE. See this site, I know it is about ubuntu 11.10, but the same thing applies, and the screenshots may assist you.

http://www.howtoforge.com/install-gnome ... -ocelot-p2

Re: How to get Mate from Mint12 [SOLVED]

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:35 am
by oldal
AJ1000 wrote:You just have to login to MATE. See this site, I know it is about ubuntu 11.10, but the same thing applies, and the screenshots may assist you.

http://www.howtoforge.com/install-gnome ... -ocelot-p2
Nice site - thank you! A friend suggested the following procedure:
  • 1 Logout
    2 Login and right click on the login screen
    3 Select Mate
Unfortunately in the various options there is no Mate which seems to suggest problem with installation of it.

After another try I discovered that my mate with the above procedure was wrong - I should have clicked (not right clicked!) on the cogwheel and now here I am on Mate. Thank you for your suggestion of the nice site about ocelot! SOLVED!

Re: How to get Mate from Mint12

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:43 am
by AJ1000
It is great it worked. Enjoy Mate, it is quite good.

AJ1000