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    Minimal Mate Installation

    After spending quite a few days trying to get a minimal installation working, I think I finally got it. I'll post it here for future reference and also to the benefit of anyone who would like to have a small installation like me.

    Start by installing the "minimal installation" using the net installation disk, then add as needed.
    The code below can be copy and paste in a terminal, just make sure is what you want:

    Code:
    # Minimal Mate session 
    # This will get you a panel, file browser, and a terminal.  What else do you need?
    dnf -y install @base-x mate-panel mate-session-manager marco caja mate-terminal 
    
    #Some fonts to make everything readable perhaps? (default fonts are below).
    dnf -y install google-droid-*-fonts
    
    # To start the graphical interface, install a login manager of your choice.
    # lightdm is Mate friendly, alternatively you can try sddm.
    # Once installed you can run 'lightdm' as root to login.
    dnf -y install lightdm --exclude=elementary-greeter
    
    
    
    # Want to automatically start the graphical interface? 
    systemctl enable lightdm
    ln -sf /usr/lib/systemd/system/runlevel5.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target

    Other packages you may want:
    Code:
    # To browse the Interwebs
    dnf -y install firefox 
    
    # System tray (sound and network)
    dnf -y install mate-media pulseaudio network-manager-applet
    
    # Some tools like a text editor, tools for your compression pleasure, 
    # and a system monitor to keep and eye on them 'puter resources
    dnf -y install pluma engrampa p7zip mate-system-monitor 
    
    #  Disk utilities
    dnf -y install baobab gnome-disk-utility 
    
    # To Connect to windows share
    dnf -y install gvfs-smb
    
    # Compiz anyone?
    dnf -y install fusion-icon compiz-plugins-experimental compiz-plugins-extra compiz-manager \
    emerald emerald-themes
    
    # Bluetooth control center applet
    dnf -y install blueberry
    
    # Lightdm editor
    dnf -y install lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings

    For Laptops:
    Code:
    # You want your power management tool and you wifi tool as well
    dnf -y install mate-power-manager NetworkManager-wifi
    
    #### DO YOUR HOMEWORK! ####
    
    # Don't forget your drivers. 
    # For example, for 'Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 6b)'   
    # install package iwl7260-firmware, but yours may be different.
    # dnf -y install iwl7260-firmware

    The default Mate fonts are a lot, but if you really want them:
    Code:
    dnf -y install xorg-x11-font-utils urw-base35-bookman-fonts urw-base35-c059-fonts \
    urw-base35-d050000l-fonts urw-base35-fonts urw-base35-fonts-common urw-base35-gothic-fonts \
    urw-base35-nimbus-mono-ps-fonts urw-base35-nimbus-roman-fonts urw-base35-nimbus-sans-fonts \
    urw-base35-p052-fonts urw-base35-standard-symbols-ps-fonts urw-base35-z003-fonts \
    mathjax-ams-fonts mathjax-caligraphic-fonts mathjax-fraktur-fonts mathjax-main-fonts \
    mathjax-math-fonts mathjax-sansserif-fonts mathjax-script-fonts mathjax-size1-fonts \
    mathjax-size2-fonts mathjax-size3-fonts mathjax-size4-fonts mathjax-typewriter-fonts \
    mathjax-winchrome-fonts mathjax-winie6-fonts \
    google-droid-sans-fonts google-noto-fonts-common google-noto-sans-fonts
    Last edited by solo2101; 8th November 2018 at 11:44 PM.

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    Re: Minimal Mate Installation

    if audio does not work remember to add yourself to the audio group
    Code:
    su -
    usermod --append --groups audio user

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    Gnome Minimal Installaion

    This might end up being a its own guide later. but for now...


    Gnome Minimal Install


    Code:
    su -
    dnf install @base-x gnome-session gnome-menu gnome-shell gnome-terminal nautilus

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    Re: Minimal Mate Installation

    after minimal mate install as stated above, i am able to reach login. But after login, nothing appears on screen. pl help

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    Re: Minimal Mate Installation

    did you install the x11 group? base-x? you also need to set the runlevel target after doing that.

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    Re: Minimal Mate Installation

    yes. installed @base-x.
    I am able to reach graphical login screen. After login, screen shows only wallpaper. No penal. nothing else appears. right-click also not working.
    Is it due to virtualbox installation?
    https://forums.fedoraforum.org/showt...l-mate-install

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