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Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:54 pm
by linuxuser1
Hello Fred,
I just read your post viewtopic.php?f=241&t=227270#p1199722 . I assume, the problems with deb-multimedia which you mentioned are still the same in LMDE3. I am also looking forward to your updated tutorial how to remove it. Furthermore it seems a good idea to me to report the issue to Clem and to propose to not include this repo in LMDE. Thanks a lot for your help!

Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:53 am
by scottydog
Quick (related) question: I too just installed the new LMDE3 Cinnamon but would prefer the MATE due to my old system limitations. Would all of these tweaks and updates to change an LMDE3 into MATE be the same or better or worse than just installing LMDE2 MATE and doing every update to bring it up to speed on par with a new LMDE3 install?

Love love LOVE the Mint project...please keep it going!!!!

Thanks in advance for any help or advice!
Scott

Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:18 am
by sdibaja
@ scottydog That is a tough question.
I think you would probably be better with Mate on top of LMDE3

as a "died in the wool" Mate fan, neither are my true "favourite" Mate version, and features... but both are OK

neither version would be a real "lightweight" but LMDE3 is more compatible with modern Debian software.

you Can install one alongside the other and see what performs better on your machine...and which you prefer.

depends on your preferences. I encourage trying both.

Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:14 pm
by scottydog
Will do...THANKS!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:53 pm
by FinixFighter
I used the instructions given on mate-desktop.org and they worked for me. Mate is my favourite desktop environment :D

Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:06 pm
by RobertLM78
Thanks for posting this. Going to have to try it out... I'll of course report back how things went. Kinda sorry to see a default LMDE without a MATE version..... though if all else fails, I suppose I can live with Cinnamon.

Re: LMDE3 - Install Complete MATE Desktop

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:14 pm
by KBD47
Just tried this and it works great. Thanks!
This thread should be stickied in LMDE section of the forum.