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How do I install MATE using yum?

asked 2013-08-18 13:10:57 -0500

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updated 2013-08-19 01:23:14 -0500

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Hello ppl, i've used some linux distros for years, and i'm giving a shot for fedora, and it's a very functional OS, however i did a little mistake during the install...worried with partition issues (wich i solved ^^), i completelly forgot to change the window manager to MATE (it have the classic gnome visual, and i like it), and fedora got the default gnome version (visual sounds like unity, wich i personally hated).

Main problem is: how to change window managers from this so confused interface o.o? i dont find the place where you can change the window feelling so dumb dude u.u

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Hi guys, thanks for reply. Let's see:

@lnxslk : It changed login screen, but don't changed to gnome classic/MATE or even kde. there's something i'm missing?

@yanglifu90 : it downloaded and installed all packages from mate, but don't changed the window manager. Im missing something guys?

EDIT: with KDM login, mate apeared and now it changed properly( i needed to reboot system). Thank you guys .

magusss gravatar imagemagusss ( 2013-08-18 14:59:55 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-18 14:35:44 -0500

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updated 2013-08-18 14:36:27 -0500

Run sudo yum install @MATE in terminal and log out and choose MATE.

Alternatively you can download MATE-Compiz here and reinstall the system.

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The modern way to do that in Fedora 23 is to run sudo dnf groupinstall mate-desktop and restart. Unfortuantely you wont have a graphical way to use it without also installing a desktop manager.

rayfoss gravatar imagerayfoss ( 2016-04-01 14:17:15 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-08-18 13:36:08 -0500

You can use a login manager to choose the user and window manager to use. There are a few one's that you can install and give it a try:

GDM - Gnome Display Manager

KDM - KDE Display Manager

XDM, etc

Simply install one of these with sudo yum install gdm

If you don't want to install a login manager, you can choose the window manager by opening the file /etc/sysconfig/desktop, and add the below two lines, you can change KDE with the one you want.


There's also a graphical tool to switch window manager

yum install system-switch-displaymanager

Then system-switch-displaymanager kdm


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