ArchLinux 2018.10.01: 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.
  • Enable lxdm.service.
  • Set default session to MATE.
#!/bin/sh -e

sudo pacman -Sy --noconfirm mate mate-extra lxdm
sudo systemctl enable lxdm
sudo sed -i /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf \
     -e 's;^# session=/usr/bin/startlxde;session=/usr/bin/mate-session;g'
sudo reboot

2 Login to MATE desktop environment

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


MATE desktop environment is displayed.