pineuser user here- want to get mate or xcfe

Have some feedback, questions, suggestions, or just fancy a chat? Pop it in here.
Post Reply
tofu
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:21 pm

pineuser user here- want to get mate or xcfe

Post by tofu »

Hello,


i have a pinebook 1080 p

I am trying to change lxde to mate but when i restart the laptop it asks for the login in a terminal type of interface and i cannot launch to the UI .

I am relatively new to linux but i was hoping to change the interface to something similar to this:
https://lubuntu.me/lubuntu-software-center/

basically its easier to me to pull downloads off the download center and then select wifi connections etc..
Instead i need to manually set and scan the wifi connection among other things.

The default image the pinebook installer picks up seems to register a UK keyboard layout which i have a bit of problems changing to USA.
User avatar
WarHawk
Posts: 610
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:55 am

Re: pineuser user here- want to get mate or xcfe

Post by WarHawk »

Maybe this will help
https://wiki.debian.org/Xfce
go down to Install Xfce in an already installed system

Not sure if compatible with dietpi startup scripts...might need to ask a DEV
User avatar
MichaIng
Site Admin
Posts: 2294
Joined: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:21 pm

Re: pineuser user here- want to get mate or xcfe

Post by MichaIng »

@tofu
Did you try dietpi-software to achieve that?
1. Uninstall LXDE desktop
2. Install desired desktop
3. Use dietpi-autostart to choose between auto login and graphical login mask to deskop.

But hmm, just remembered: https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/2404
If the above does not work, we will investigate.

Hmm if you did the above, and you want a graphical desktop login mask (no auto login) could you try: systemctl enable lightdm and then reboot?
Not 100% sure, but can't find where we enable this in code. Desktop auto login however should work fine.
Post Reply