Re: changing the desktop environment
- Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 09:20:49 -0700
- From: Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: changing the desktop environment
On Thu, 06 Sep 2018 11:53:19 +0100
mick crane <mick.crane@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.