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== Setup Xorg ==
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Use Alpine's setup script:
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{{cmd|# setup-xorg-base}}
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Add any additional video drivers necessary:
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{{cmd|# apk add xf86-video-ati}}
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Add additional input drivers (if necessary)
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{{cmd|# apk add xf86-input-synaptics}}
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== Enable Community Repository ==
 
== Enable Community Repository ==
  
= Enable Community Repository =
 
 
Mate is available in the Community repository. Uncomment {{codeline|http://<url>/alpine/<version>/community}} in {{path|/etc/apk/repositories}}. For example:
 
Mate is available in the Community repository. Uncomment {{codeline|http://<url>/alpine/<version>/community}} in {{path|/etc/apk/repositories}}. For example:
 
{{cat|/etc/apk/repositories|<nowiki># /etc/apk/repositories
 
{{cat|/etc/apk/repositories|<nowiki># /etc/apk/repositories
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== Install MATE Desktop ==
 
== Install MATE Desktop ==
 
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Mate is available in the community repository.
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The next commands are used to install all available video drivers and setup Xorg server:
 
 
The next commands are used to install all avaliable video drivers and setup Xorg server:
 
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
videodrivers=$(apk search --quiet --exact xf86-video* | grep -v -- '\-doc$')
 
videodrivers=$(apk search --quiet --exact xf86-video* | grep -v -- '\-doc$')
 
setup-xorg-base $videodrivers
 
setup-xorg-base $videodrivers
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
Now let us install a bunch of needed packages what includes all MATE Desktop packages avaliable in our Edge repository:
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Add extra necessary packages
 
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<pre>
apk add desktop-file-utils gtk-engines consolekit gtk-murrine-engine caja caja-extensions marco dbus lxdm udev hicolor-icon-theme sudo
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# apk add desktop-file-utils gtk-engines consolekit gtk-murrine-engine caja caja-extensions marco dbus lxdm udev hicolor-icon-theme sudo
mate_pkgs=$(apk search mate -q | grep -v '\-dev' | grep -v '\-lang' | grep -v '\-doc')
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# mate_pkgs=$(apk search mate -q | grep -v '\-dev' | grep -v '\-lang' | grep -v '\-doc')
apk add $mate_pkgs
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# apk add $mate_pkgs
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
In the next step we add some services to start up with the operating system:
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Create a regular user:
{{Cmd|rc-update add lxdm
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{{# Cmd|adduser -h /home/<user> -g "Full User Name" <user>}}
rc-update add dbus
 
rc-update add udev}}
 
 
 
If you do not have a user other than root, it is time to do so. I am going to create a user called "monitor":
 
{{Cmd|adduser -h /home/monitor -g "Monitor User" monitor}}
 
  
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We will start D-Bus before other services in order to fix D-Bus configuration file (replace the hard coded 'system_bus_socket' path):
 
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:
 
Starting D-Bus:
{{Cmd|rc-service dbus start}}
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{{Cmd|# rc-service dbus start}}
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EDIT: No longer necessary as of at least 3.8
 
Fixing the  D-Bus configuration file:
 
Fixing the  D-Bus configuration file:
 
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sed -i 's/\/var\/run\/dbus\/system_bus_socket/'$dbus_sock_path'/' /etc/dbus-1/system.conf
 
sed -i 's/\/var\/run\/dbus\/system_bus_socket/'$dbus_sock_path'/' /etc/dbus-1/system.conf
 
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</pre>
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{{Cmd|apk del mate-screensaver
 
{{Cmd|apk del mate-screensaver
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apk add mate-screensaver}}
 
apk add mate-screensaver}}
  
Adding avaliables True Type Fonts:
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Add all available True Type Fonts:
 
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<pre>
 
ttfs=$(apk search -q ttf- | grep -v '\-doc')
 
ttfs=$(apk search -q ttf- | grep -v '\-doc')
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If you are running your Alpine from RAM, save the changes:
 
If you are running your Alpine from RAM, save the changes:
{{Cmd|lbu ci}}
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{{Cmd|# lbu ci}}
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Enable services to start on reboot
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{{Cmd|# rc-update add lxdm}}
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{{Cmd|# rc-update add dbus}}
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{{Cmd|# rc-update add udev}}
  
 
And finally, let us start the lxdm service and log in to our MATE Desktop
 
And finally, let us start the lxdm service and log in to our MATE Desktop
{{Cmd|rc-service udev start
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{{Cmd|# rc-service dbus start}}
rc-service lxdm start}}
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{{Cmd|# rc-service udev start}}
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{{Cmd|# rc-service lxdm start}}
  
It just so happens that the preceding sequence of steps makes an apparently broken Xfce4 install work properly as well.
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<!--It just so happens that the preceding sequence of steps makes an apparently broken Xfce4 install work properly as well.-->
  
 
=== Misc ===
 
=== Misc ===
 
==== Disabling standby and screensaver ====
 
==== Disabling standby and screensaver ====
First of all check the actual configuration using xset:
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Check the current configuration using xset:
  
 
{{Cmd|localhost:~$ sudo apk add xset
 
{{Cmd|localhost:~$ sudo apk add xset
localhost:~$ xset q
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$ xset q
 
... cut ...
 
... cut ...
 
   Standby: 600    Suspend: 600    Off: 600
 
   Standby: 600    Suspend: 600    Off: 600
 
   DPMS is Enabled
 
   DPMS is Enabled
 
   Monitor is On
 
   Monitor is On
localhost:~$
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}}
 
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To disable those timers issue the command?
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To disable those timers issue the command:
 
{{Cmd|localhost:~$ xset dpms 0 0 0}}
 
{{Cmd|localhost:~$ xset dpms 0 0 0}}
  

Revision as of 23:11, 7 December 2018

Setup Xorg

Use Alpine's setup script:

# setup-xorg-base

Add any additional video drivers necessary:

# apk add xf86-video-ati

Add additional input drivers (if necessary)

# apk add xf86-input-synaptics

Enable Community Repository

Mate is available in the Community repository. Uncomment http://<url>/alpine/<version>/community in /etc/apk/repositories. For example:

Contents of /etc/apk/repositories

# /etc/apk/repositories #/media/sdb/apks http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/alpine/v3.8/main http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/alpine/v3.8/community #http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/alpine/v3.8/testing

Install MATE Desktop

Add extra necessary packages

# 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

Create a regular user: {{# Cmd|adduser -h /home/<user> -g "Full User Name" <user>}}


apk del mate-screensaver ln -s /usr/etc/xdg/menus/ /etc/xdg/menus apk add mate-screensaver

Add all available True Type Fonts:

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

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

# lbu ci

Enable services to start on reboot

# rc-update add lxdm

# rc-update add dbus

# rc-update add udev

And finally, let us start the lxdm service and log in to our MATE Desktop

# rc-service dbus start

# rc-service udev start

# rc-service lxdm start


Misc

Disabling standby and screensaver

Check the current configuration using xset:

localhost:~$ sudo apk add xset $ xset q ... cut ... Standby: 600 Suspend: 600 Off: 600 DPMS is Enabled Monitor is On

To disable those timers issue the command:

localhost:~$ xset dpms 0 0 0

If you wanna check the timers again:

localhost:~$ xset q ... cut ... Standby: 0 Suspend: 0 Off: 0 DPMS is Enabled Monitor is On localhost:~$