Installing MATE On CentOS

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Description:

I’m a big fan of the MATE desktop for my Linux distro’s. As such, I found a neat guide on how to install it in CentOS v7.

To Resolve:

  1. During the install, just choose minimal install. Accept license, and then do your standard “sudo yum update” before moving to the next step.

  2. Now, install the EPEL-repositories

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yum install epel-release
  1. Then install the X Window System
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yum groupinstall "X Window system"
  1. Install the MATE packages. This will take a few minutes.
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yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"
  1. Tell your system to start the Graphical Interface
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systemctl isolate graphical.target
  1. To have MATE boot up as the default desktop environment, enter the following command
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systemctl set-default graphical.target

NOTE: You will most likely want the Gnome Disk Utility as it the easiest way to interface with your disks. Once installed it can be found in: Applications -> Accessories -> Disks

Do this by running:

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yum install gnome-disk-utility

References:

http://www.45drives.com/wiki/index.php/Installing_MATE_on_CentOS_7

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