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Install MATE Desktop
For while MATE Desktop packages are in Edge, then we'll need to add its repository to our list. To do so, issue the following command:
The next commands are used to install all avaliable video drivers and setup Xorg server:
videodrivers=$(apk search --quiet --exact xf86-video* | grep -v -- '-doc$') setup-xorg-base $videodrivers
Now let us install a bunch of needed packages what includes all MATE Desktop packages avaliable in our Edge repository:
apk add desktop-file-utils gtk-engines consolekit gtk-murrine-engine caja caja-extensions marco dbus lxdm udev hicolor-icon-theme sudo mate_pkgs=$(apk search mate -q | grep -v '\-dev' | grep -v '\-lang' | grep -v '\-doc') apk add $mate_pkgs
In the next step we add some services to start up with the operating system:
If you do not have a user other than root, it is time to do so. I am going to create a user called "monitor":
We will start D-Bus before other services in order to fix D-Bus configuration file (replace the hard coded 'system_bus_socket' path): Starting D-Bus:
Fixing the D-Bus configuration file:
dbus_sock_path=$(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
Adding avaliables True Type Fonts:
ttfs=$(apk search -q ttf- | grep -v '\-doc') apk add $ttfs
ln -s /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6.11.3 /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 apk fix
If you are running your Alpine from RAM, save the changes:
And finally, let us start the lxdm service and log in to our MATE Desktop
Disabling standby and screensaver
First of all check the actual configuration using xset:
To disable those timers issue the command?
If you wanna check the timers again: