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
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.