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How can i install Centos 7 Mate desktop (server)

Posted: 2020/11/20 22:42:12
by fervorb
Hello,

I was using centos 6 for ages, and i am trying to switch over to centos 7, however i have some problems with centos 7 desktop.

but whenever i'm trying to install the mate desktop i get this screen:
https://i.imgur.com/xN7I9e4.png


yum -y install epel-release
yum groupinstall "X Window system"
yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"
systemctl isolate graphical.target;
unlink /etc/systemd/system/default.target;
ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/graphical.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target;



I tried installing the gnome desktop in the past i really don't like it that it isn't any customizable.
But when i'm trying to install mate desktop nothing shows up.

Any that has an idea what i could do?

Re: How can i install Centos 7 Mate desktop (server)

Posted: 2020/11/21 09:50:10
by hje
Tried it in VMWare Workstation

1. CentOS 7 minimal installation

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yum groupinstall -y "X Window System" Fonts
yum install -y epel-release
yum install -y gdm mate-desktop mate-control-center mate-terminal mate-settings-daemon caja caja-open-terminal
unlink /etc/systemd/system/default.target
ln -sf /lib/systemd/system/graphical.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target
ll /etc/systemd/system/default.target
reboot
And after I added

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yum install -y mozo mate-themes mate-screensaver mate-backgrounds 
I even got decent icons instead of rubbish placeholders

Re: How can i install Centos 7 Mate desktop (server)

Posted: 2020/11/21 13:35:35
by fervorb
Thanks a lot for your reply,

Actualy my issue was that i was using vncviewer and i didn't know i had to change my ~/.vnc/xstartup file in centos7
to
unset SESSION_MANAGER
unset DBUS_SESSION_ADDRESS
/usr/bin/mate-session

Re: How can i install Centos 7 Mate desktop (server)

Posted: 2020/11/23 04:32:18
by desertcat
fervorb wrote:
2020/11/20 22:42:12
Hello,

I was using centos 6 for ages, and i am trying to switch over to centos 7, however i have some problems with centos 7 desktop.

but whenever i'm trying to install the mate desktop i get this screen:
https://i.imgur.com/xN7I9e4.png


yum -y install epel-release
yum groupinstall "X Window system"
yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop"
systemctl isolate graphical.target;
unlink /etc/systemd/system/default.target;
ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/graphical.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target;



I tried installing the gnome desktop in the past i really don't like it that it isn't any customizable.
But when i'm trying to install mate desktop nothing shows up.

Any that has an idea what i could do?
OK let's take it one step at a time: Did you run the command yum grouplist? If you did you would have seen that there is a group called MATE, not "MATE Desktop". Now you would run the command yum groupinstall "MATE" and MATE with the supporting packages would be installed. I think if you simply run yum groupinstall "MATE" not yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop" your problems should be solved.