So, I just installed the MATE Desktop environment, when I go to the login screen and i click the little ubuntu icon, I only see the Unity selection, any help?

(by the way i love that desktop environment)

  • Do you have light-dm-greeter installed? – pandafy Feb 18 '18 at 10:03
  • Yes, I do. Still can't see the MATE option. – Psionikal Feb 18 '18 at 10:16
  • Which is your default greeter? – pandafy Feb 18 '18 at 10:26
  • light-dm-greeter is my default, still can't se the MATE option – Psionikal Feb 18 '18 at 10:30
  • I just installed Ubuntu MATE desktop using 'sudo apt install ubuntu-mate-desktop' and it showed in the greeter menu. – pandafy Feb 18 '18 at 10:46

Make sure that you installed MATE DE correctly:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-desktop^

If session is not shown try to reinstall mate-session-manager package:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall mate-session-manager

and then reboot.

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    Thank you norbert, now i can see it in the greeter menu! – Psionikal Feb 18 '18 at 18:54
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    Reboot helps making it show up. – Mark Jeronimus Feb 25 '19 at 14:10

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