Ubuntu – MATE not showing up after install


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


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