ArchLinux 2017.10.01: Install MATE for desktop environment

This article will describe installing MATE for desktop environment.

1 Install MATE

Install mate group, mate-extra group and lxdm.

$ sudo pacman -Sy --noconfirm mate mate-extra lxdm

Enable lxdm.service.

$ sudo systemctl enable lxdm

Set default session to MATE.

$ sudo sed -i /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf \
     -e 's;^# session=/usr/bin/startlxde;session=/usr/bin/mate-session;g'

Reboot system.

$ sudo reboot

2 Login to MATE desktop environment

Login screen is displayed. Login with your username and password.


MATE desktop environment is displayed.