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== Setup Xorg ==
 
Use Alpine's setup script:
 
{{cmd|# setup-xorg-base}}
 
  
Add any additional video drivers necessary:
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= Prerequisites =
{{cmd|# apk add xf86-video-ati}}
 
  
Add additional input drivers (if necessary)
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* [[Installation|Install]] AlpineLinux
{{cmd|# apk add xf86-input-synaptics}}
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* [[Post_installation#Creating_a_new_user_account|Create a user account]] (optional but recommended)
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* [[Post_installation#Repositories|Enable the Community repository]]
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* [[Alpine_setup_scripts#setup-xorg-base|Install Xorg]]
  
== Enable Community Repository ==
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<br>
  
Mate is available in the Community repository. Uncomment {{codeline|http://<url>/alpine/<version>/community}} in {{path|/etc/apk/repositories}}. For example:
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= Install MATE Desktop =
{{cat|/etc/apk/repositories|<nowiki># /etc/apk/repositories
 
  
#/media/sdb/apks
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{{Cmd|<nowiki># apk add mate-desktop-environment dbus dbus-x11 lxdm adwaita-icon-theme faenza-icon-theme
http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/alpine/v3.8/main
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# gvfs_pkgs=$(apk search gvfs -q &#124; grep -v '\-dev' &#124; grep -v '\-lang' &#124; grep -v '\-doc')
http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/alpine/v3.8/community
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# apk add $gvfs_pkgs</nowiki>}}
#http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/alpine/v3.8/testing
 
</nowiki>
 
}}
 
  
== Install MATE Desktop ==
 
<!-- EDIT: Is it preferred to recommend users to install all available video drivers? Also, is using some bash piping and greping the most clear way to explain how to install these, and would this possibly break in future versions? --~~~~
 
The next commands are used to install all available video drivers and setup Xorg server:
 
<pre>
 
videodrivers=$(apk search --quiet --exact xf86-video* | grep -v -- '\-doc$')
 
setup-xorg-base $videodrivers
 
</pre>
 
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Add extra necessary packages. The following command will add all components of the MATE Desktop except for the -dev, -lang, and -doc packages. If you would like man pages added, omit the {{codeline|
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If you are running your Alpine from RAM, save the changes:
<pre>
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{{Cmd|# lbu ci}}
# apk add desktop-file-utils gtk-engines consolekit gtk-murrine-engine caja caja-extensions marco dbus lxdm udev hicolor-icon-theme sudo
 
# mate_pkgs=$(apk search mate -q | grep -v '\-dev' | grep -v '\-lang' | grep -v '\-doc')
 
# apk add $mate_pkgs
 
</pre>
 
  
Create a regular user:
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<br>
{{Cmd|# adduser -h /home/<user> -g "Full User Name" <user>}}
 
  
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Try, starting dbus and lxdm. This will start the display manager and should allow you to login.
We will start D-Bus before other services in order to fix D-Bus configuration file (replace the hard coded 'system_bus_socket' path):
 
Starting D-Bus:
 
 
{{Cmd|# rc-service dbus start}}
 
{{Cmd|# rc-service dbus start}}
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{{Cmd|# rc-service lxdm start}}
  
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If it worked, enable the services to start on reboot
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{{Cmd|# rc-update add dbus}}
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{{Cmd|# rc-update add lxdm}}
  
EDIT: No longer necessary as of at least 3.8
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<br>
Fixing the  D-Bus configuration file:
 
<pre>
 
dbus_sock_path=$(find / -name system_bus_socket)
 
dbus_sock_path=$(echo $dbus_sock_path | sed 's/\//\\&/g')
 
sed -i 's/\/var\/run\/dbus\/system_bus_socket/'$dbus_sock_path'/' /etc/dbus-1/system.conf
 
</pre>
 
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<!--What is going on here??-->
 
{{Cmd|# apk del mate-screensaver
 
# ln -s /usr/etc/xdg/menus/ /etc/xdg/menus
 
# apk add mate-screensaver}}
 
 
 
Add all available True Type Fonts:
 
<pre>
 
$ ttfs=$(apk search -q ttf- | grep -v '\-doc')
 
# apk add $ttfs
 
</pre>
 
 
 
If you are running your Alpine from RAM, save the changes:
 
{{Cmd|# lbu ci}}
 
  
Enable services to start on reboot
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= Misc =
<pre># rc-update add lxdm
 
# rc-update add dbus
 
# rc-update add udev</pre>
 
  
And finally, start the dbus, udev, and lxdm. This will start the display manager and allow you to login.
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=== True type fonts ===
<pre># rc-service dbus start
 
# rc-service udev start
 
# rc-service lxdm start</pre>
 
  
<!--It just so happens that the preceding sequence of steps makes an apparently broken Xfce4 install work properly as well.-->
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Add all available True Type Fonts:
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{{Cmd|<nowiki>$ ttfs=$(apk search -q ttf- &#124; grep -v '\-doc')
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# apk add $ttfs</nowiki>}}
  
== Misc ==
 
 
=== Disabling standby and screensaver ===
 
=== Disabling standby and screensaver ===
 
Check the current configuration using xset:
 
Check the current configuration using xset:
  
 
{{Cmd|$ sudo apk add xset
 
{{Cmd|$ sudo apk add xset
  $ xset q}}
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$ xset q}}
  
  
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Santiy check:
 
Santiy check:
  
{{Cmd|$ xset q
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{{Cmd|$ xset q &#124; grep Standby
   Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0
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   Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0}}
  DPMS is Enabled
 
  Monitor is On
 
localhost:~$
 
}}
 
  
 
[[Category:Desktop]]
 
[[Category:Desktop]]

Latest revision as of 20:17, 4 January 2022

Prerequisites


Install MATE Desktop

# apk add mate-desktop-environment dbus dbus-x11 lxdm adwaita-icon-theme faenza-icon-theme # gvfs_pkgs=$(apk search gvfs -q | grep -v '\-dev' | grep -v '\-lang' | grep -v '\-doc') # apk add $gvfs_pkgs


If you are running your Alpine from RAM, save the changes:

# lbu ci


Try, starting dbus and lxdm. This will start the display manager and should allow you to login.

# rc-service dbus start

# rc-service lxdm start

If it worked, enable the services to start on reboot

# rc-update add dbus

# rc-update add lxdm


Misc

True type fonts

Add all available True Type Fonts:

$ ttfs=$(apk search -q ttf- | grep -v '\-doc') # apk add $ttfs

Disabling standby and screensaver

Check the current configuration using xset:

$ sudo apk add xset $ xset q


Contents of xset q

Keyboard Control: auto repeat: on key click percent: 0 LED mask: 00000000 XKB indicators: 00: Caps Lock: off 01: Num Lock: off 02: Scroll Lock: off 03: Compose: off 04: Kana: off 05: Sleep: off 06: Suspend: off 07: Mute: off 08: Misc: off 09: Mail: off 10: Charging: off 11: Shift Lock: off 12: Group 2: off 13: Mouse Keys: off auto repeat delay: 500 repeat rate: 20 auto repeating keys: 00ffffffdffffbbf fadfffefffedffff 9fffffffffffffff fff7ffffffffffff bell percent: 0 bell pitch: 400 bell duration: 100 Pointer Control: acceleration: 2/1 threshold: 4 Screen Saver: prefer blanking: yes allow exposures: yes timeout: 600 cycle: 0 Colors: default colormap: 0x22 BlackPixel: 0x0 WhitePixel: 0xffffff Font Path: /usr/share/fonts/misc,/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,/usr/share/fonts/misc,/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,built-ins DPMS (Energy Star): Standby: 600 Suspend: 0 Off: 900 DPMS is Enabled Monitor is On


To disable those timers issue the command:

$ xset dpms 0 0 0

Santiy check:

$ xset q | grep Standby Standby: 0 Suspend: 0 Off: 0