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Re: changing the desktop environment




On Thu, 06 Sep 2018 11:53:19 +0100
mick crane <mick.crane@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> hello,
> It is a long time since I fiddled with the display.
> is buster.
> there are the names
> display manager which is lightdm
> desktop environment which is mate
> and window manager which I think is part of mate
> 
> If I want to change desktop environment do I need a window manager ?
> I'm not seeing anything looks like a window manager in output
> of "ps ax"
> 
> How do I change desktop environment ?
> Is it
> "update-alternatives --config x-window-manager"
> 
> just asking because I don't want to bugger it up

To change desktop environment, you must install another one.  Seems you
only have Mate installed.  Do a search for "Installing Debian Desktop"
for the details.

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