ObjectiveThe objective is to install Mate desktop environment as an alternative desktop environment.
See also our article: The 8 Best Ubuntu Desktop Environments (18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux) for more desktop environment choices.
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
RequirementsAdministrative root/sudo permissions.
- # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Other Versions of this TutorialUbuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
PrerequisitesWe will be using the
taskselcommand to install Mate desktop environment. In case the
taskselcommand is not available on your system you can install it by:
$ sudo apt install tasksel
Install Mate desktop environmentExecute the following linux command to begin installation of the Mate desktop:
$ sudo apt update $ sudo tasksel install ubuntu-mate-desktop
Select a display manager.
lightdmis the default display manager for the Mate desktop.
Once the installation is finished restart your system.
Login with your existing credentials.