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# rc-update add udev</pre>
 
# rc-update add udev</pre>
  
And finally, let us start the lxdm service and log in to our MATE Desktop
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And finally, start the dbus, udev, and lxdm. This will start the display manager and allow you to login.
 
<pre># rc-service dbus start
 
<pre># rc-service dbus start
 
# rc-service udev start
 
# rc-service udev start
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Check the current configuration using xset:
 
Check the current configuration using xset:
  
{{Cmd|$ sudo apk add xset}}
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<pre>
{{Cmd|$ xset q}}
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$ sudo apk add xset
{{cat|xset q\| grep Standby|
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$ xset q
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{{cat|xset q\\| grep Standby|
 
   Standby: 600    Suspend: 600    Off: 600
 
   Standby: 600    Suspend: 600    Off: 600
 
   DPMS is Enabled
 
   DPMS is Enabled
 
   Monitor is On
 
   Monitor is On
 
 
}}
 
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Revision as of 23:23, 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:

# adduser -h /home/<user> -g "Full User Name" <user>

# apk del mate-screensaver

  1. ln -s /usr/etc/xdg/menus/ /etc/xdg/menus
  2. 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, start the dbus, udev, and lxdm. This will start the display manager and allow you to login.

# rc-service dbus start
# rc-service udev start
# rc-service lxdm start


Misc

Disabling standby and screensaver

Check the current configuration using xset:

$ sudo apk add xset
$ xset q

Contents of xset q\\

grep Standby

To disable those timers issue the command:

$ xset dpms 0 0 0

Santiy check:

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