Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 883052
MATE desktop is not being installed after choosing it in the installer
Last modified: 2012-12-04 01:05:16 EST
Description of problem:
MATE desktop is not being installed after the appropriate desktop selection in the installer
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up from installation media
2. Select 'MATE' as a default package selection
3. Boot the installed system
MATE is available to use on the logon screen
There is onle OpenBox available
yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop" helps
Sorry, I have misplaced the expected and actual results :)
My understanding is that MATE isn't on f18beta+ media, not enough space for new stuff.
So, i'm pretty sure the installer shouldn't present it as a choice to select.
(For some future fedora release, f19 maybe, work is underway to provide a mate spin)
But it is available to select since f18beta.
As I understood, it is intended to work out of the box http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/MATE-Desktop#Current_status
Depends on which install "media" one uses. When I say media, i was referring to the DVD referenced on
My understanding is that the only way to get MATE installed, one must one of the following:
1. some conventional install (DVD or live image), potentially with some other DE
3. netinst.iso image. *this* media should work, since network repositories are available at install-time
This probably should get move love to be documented better on said Feature wiki page.
I was using the standard 4.54Gb install DVD
Please use the netinstall.