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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 #

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


Disabling standby and screensaver

Check the current configuration using xset:

$ sudo apk add xset
$ 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
  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
  default colormap:  0x22    BlackPixel:  0x0    WhitePixel:  0xffffff
Font Path:
DPMS (Energy Star):
  Standby: 600    Suspend: 0    Off: 900
  DPMS is Enabled
  Monitor is On
{{cat|xset q|

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:~$