How install Mate Desktop on Ubuntu 18.04

Here will explain how to install the Desktop Mate on Ubuntu Bionic with console. MATE is the continuation of the GNOME 2 desktop environment, which for many years was Ubuntu's standard interface. Only with Ubuntu 11.04 was the change to Unity.




First make sure your package list is up-to-date by running; .

sudo apt-get update

Install Mate

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-desktop

Asked for Configuring the display manager lightdm

You answer <OK>

image asked manager lightdm

Asked which one display manager will you lightdm or gdm3, to take your to like.

image display which one display manager like your

Now reboot your computer

sudo reboot

On the login dialog , click to your usarname, my username is linux

image login dialog

On the start where the red circle is, with the mouse, click

image red circle with the start

Change from Ubuntu

image with ubuntu as desktop

.... to Mate

image with ubuntu as desktop

Give you password


...and your new Ubuntu with Mate

image with ubuntu as desktop


Uninstall mate-desktop

To delete configuration and/or data files of mate-desktop and it's dependencies

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove


sudo apt remove --auto-remove *mate*







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