Ubuntu – MATE not showing up after install

14.04lightdmmate

I just used Synaptic to install MATE Desktop Environment on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer. It installed successfully, but after rebooting, it's not showing up on the login screen. My only options are to choose from Ubuntu (Default) or XFCE. Does anyone know why and how do I get MATE to work?

Best Answer

  • Open a terminal and run:

    sudo apt-get remove --purge mate-desktop
    
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    

    now add the MATE Official repo, press y when prompted.

    sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/archive/1.8/ubuntu trusty main"
    
    sudo apt-get update
    

    then install it:

    sudo apt-get install mate-core
    
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
    
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extra
    
    sudo reboot
    

    Done.

    Now you should be able to see MATE at the login screen.