Salix 14.2 with MATE, Openbox

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Salix 14.2 with MATE, Openbox

Post by liveware » 30. Oct 2017, 01:48

With Salix 14.1 there were editions with MATE and Openbox. Apparently there aren't any MATE and Openbox editions of Salix 14.2

What would the experience be like if I installed 14.2 and then installed MATE?

Would it require configuring etc, or would it be a smooth ride?

Same question for Openbox.

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Re: Salix 14.2 with MATE, Openbox

Post by mimosa » 30. Oct 2017, 06:08

It should be pretty straightforward. In the case of Mate, do

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sudo slapt-get install-set mate
and select it at login. If all goes well, you can make it the default.

For openbox, you might like to try the Slackel version:

http://www.slackel.gr/forum/about.htm

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Re: Salix 14.2 with MATE, Openbox

Post by Themis » 5. Nov 2017, 10:49

Hello,

I’ve recently installed Salix 14.2. Right after I’ve installed the MATE environment and removed the XFCE one (er… I think I’ve done it…), and everything is working pretty fine, at least for the moment. Just don’t forget to do what mimosa has explained about selecting MATE on the login screen, and there you go!

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Re: Salix 14.2 with MATE, Openbox

Post by mimosa » 6. Nov 2017, 21:53

No need to worry about "removing" xfce - and attempting to do so could easily create a mess.

I'm glad it is working well for you!

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