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Use Mate for Linux Mint on MxLinux?

Post by Sn33x » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:00 pm

Hey :) I am testing MxLinux on a older laptop and installed their version of Mate ... but I think who ever made it was more color blind than I am because it looks terrible and no amount of tweaking has been able to fix it so I was wondering - I use Linux Mint 19.2 for my main computer and wanted to know if I could use/move it over to MxLinux? I like Mate on Mint and it has been wonderful but Mint is really sucking wind on this lappy so I cannot run it ...

Any ideas? Or am I doomed to use Xfce on the laptop with MxLinux?

Thanks :)
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Reason: moved from Main Edition -> Mate to Chat about Linux, because MX Linux is not Linux Mint

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Re: Use Mate for Linux Mint on MxLinux?

Post by Pierre » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:40 pm

that MX- Linux is the one that I've always suggested
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and yeah - - your doomed to the world of the XFCE desktop
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that's the joy's of resurrecting those older PCs.
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Re: Use Mate for Linux Mint on MxLinux?

Post by darknetmatrix » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:14 am

Or am I doomed to use Xfce on the laptop with MxLinux?
You could always use the linuxmint xfce version
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Re: Use Mate for Linux Mint on MxLinux?

Post by gm10 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:19 am

Sn33x wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Hey :) I am testing MxLinux on a older laptop and installed their version of Mate ... but I think who ever made it was more color blind than I am because it looks terrible and no amount of tweaking has been able to fix it so I was wondering - I use Linux Mint 19.2 for my main computer and wanted to know if I could use/move it over to MxLinux?
Sounds like a theme issue and not something about MATE. You can download the Mint theme and icon packages to your MX and install them there, then select via the mate-appearance-properties tool.

http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main ... .2_all.deb
http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main ... .4_all.deb
http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main ... .2_all.deb
Tune up your LM 19.x: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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Re: Use Mate for Linux Mint on MxLinux?

Post by Sn33x » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:23 pm

Thank you! I hadn't thought about 'themes' for Mate >< lol I will try your suggestion :)

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