Install

Should you have issues relating to MATE installation, you may inquire within the appropriate installation section of our forums or in our #mate IRC channel on the freenode network.

There are some prominent Linux distributions that include MATE in their official repositories:


Arch Linux

Debian

Fedora

Gentoo

Linux Mint

openSUSE

Ubuntu

And also many others: ALT Linux, Mageia, PCLinuxOS, PLD Linux, Point Linux, Sabayon, Salix, Frugalware

To install MATE in these distributions, you should use their package manager.

Debian

MATE 1.8 is currently packaged for wheezy (via backports), testing (jessie), and unstable (sid). In the case of wheezy the backports repository has to be enabled as described in the official backport documentation.
(Mate Display Manager (MDM) is only available for wheezy. It is incompatible with newer Debian releases that rely on systemd.)

Install MATE

(If sudo is unavailable on your system, simply omit it and use a root shell)
First make sure your package list is up-to-date by running:

sudo apt-get update

To install MATE, choose one of the apt-get options below.

  • This will install the base packages required for a minimal MATE desktop
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core
  • This will install the complete MATE desktop
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
  • This will install the complete MATE desktop including a few extras
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras

Ubuntu

Ubuntu Legacy Repositories (Precise/Quantal/Raring/Saucy)

The following are legacy MATE 1.6 repositories. They are available for:
 • 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)
 • 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)
 • 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
 • 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

The example below is formatted for the LTS Release, 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). If you use any of the previously mentioned Ubuntu Releases, replace “precise” with the respective code name of your release. (e.g.quantal”, “raring”, “saucy”)

Add Repository

There are multiple mirrors available; Choose Only ONE of the subsequent commands:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main"
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu precise main"
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu precise main"

Install MATE 1.6

First make sure your package list, keyring, and packages are up-to-date by running:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get update

You need only choose one of the apt-get options below.

  • This will install the base packages required for a minimal MATE desktop
    sudo apt-get install mate-core
  • This will install the complete MATE desktop
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Thar)

The Ubuntu MATE Developers utilize a MATE 1.8.1 PPA Repo ported from Debian for use with the Trusty (14.04) Ubuntu MATE Remix.

Add Repository

You may add this repo to your apt sources via the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/trusty-mate

Install MATE 1.8.1

First make sure your package list and packages are up-to-date by running:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Vanilla MATE

You can choose to install Vanilla MATE by picking one of the apt-get options below.

  • This will install the base packages required for a minimal MATE desktop
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-core
  • This will install the complete MATE desktop
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment
  • This will install the complete MATE desktop including a few extras (Most Users Will Want This)
    sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras
Ubuntu MATE

Alternatively you may choose to install Ubuntu MATE Remix.

Ubuntu MATE is a more comprehensive option that offers a slightly tweaked layout, configuration, and themes to integrate into Ubuntu in a more seamless fashion. This will install the complete MATE Desktop Environment as well as LightDM and numerous other applications to provide a full and well rounded desktop.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-core ubuntu-mate-desktop

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

MATE 1.8 is available in official repositories.

Linux Mint

  • Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” has MATE 1.0
  • Linux Mint 13 “Maya” has MATE 1.2
  • Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” has MATE 1.4
  • Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” has MATE 1.6
  • Linux Mint 16 “Petra” has MATE 1.6
  • Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” has MATE 1.8
  • Linux Mint LMDE has MATE 1.6

Install MATE on XFCE/KDE edition of Mint

For Mint version without MATE, you have to install it seperately.

Mint 15 "Olivia" and before

In Mint versions 15 and earlier, you can install mate-desktop-environment and mate-core.

# This will install the base packages required for a minimal MATE desktop
apt-get install mate-core
# This will install the complete MATE desktop including extras
apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

Mint 16 "Petra"

In Mint Petra the package that installs mate is mate-meta

# Only one and installs all of Mate
apt-get install mate-meta

Latest MATE releases

If you want to try the latest MATE packages on LinuxMint, you can use the respective MATE repository for Ubuntu (or the MATE repository for Debian if you use LMDE). (For example, Petra is based off Saucy) Once set up the repository, you need to edit the /etc/apt/preferences file as follow:

NOTE: The below assume the main repo is used. If you are using one of the mirrors listed above make sure to adjust accordingly

Package: *
Pin: release o=linuxmint
Pin-Priority: 700
 
Package: *
Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com
Pin-Priority: 700
 
Package: *
Pin: release o=Ubuntu
Pin-Priority: 500
 
Package: *
Pin: origin repo.mate-desktop.org
Pin-Priority: 700

Salix/Slackware

Salix

Salix 13.37 users only need to run:

slapt-get --install-set mate

Slackware

There are two options in which you can install MATE on Slackware:

  • MATE SlackBuilds (MSB) Project
  • Salix Repository

MATE SlackBuilds

Please visit the project page at http://mateslackbuilds.github.io/ for more information about this project.

Binary packages for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, and future release (x86/x86_64) are located in

People using Slackware-Current are advised to build the sources from http://github.com/mateslackbuilds/msb and read CURRENT.TXT prior building.

Salix Repository

Slackware users can install Mate using the packages in the Salix repositories.

Slackware 14.0 users can manually grab the packages (MATE 1.4) from the following locations:

i486 mirrors

x86_64 mirrors

Slackware users using Salix repository should also install the following packages that are needed and which are not included in a full Slackware installation:

cairomm glibmm gtkmm libcanberra libgtop libsigc++ libsoup libunique pangomm upower

All of these packages are also available from the Salix repositories.

Fedora

MATE desktop is included in Fedora and available for all current releases. There are multiple ways to get MATE with Fedora.

  1. Use the official Fedora dvd or netinstall iso. https://fedoraproject.org/
  2. Use the MATE Compiz spin livecd. https://spins.fedoraproject.org/mate-compiz/
  3. If you have Fedora already installed, use the following command:
    yum groupinstall mate-desktop

Wolfgang Ulbrich, The Fedora MATE maintainer, also maintains unofficial additional repositories.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

MATE is available through the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository, maintained by the Fedora Project. This should work on CentOS 7 as well, and any other compatible derivatives.

After you install the epel-release-7*.rpm package to add the EPEL repository to Yum, you can install MATE with the following command:

yum groups install "MATE Desktop"

If you install this on a minimal system without an existing GUI configured (such as a GNOME or KDE desktop), you might want to install the X Window System group as well for local graphical logins:

yum groups install "X Window System"

you may also want to change the default systemd target to graphical:

systemctl set-default graphical.target

Gentoo

MATE is available from the official repositories. See http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/MATE.

emerge -av mate

For x86, MATE is ~arch keyworded so if you run a stable system make sure to add the necessary entries to package.keywords.

Arch Linux

openSUSE

openSUSE users can install the MATE Desktop through YaST2 META Installer, we strongly suggest this method. Please visit the MATE Desktop Portal page in openSUSE wiki for further information.

Besides installation instructions the MATE Desktop Portal on openSUSE wiki also provides other useful information!

Frugalware Linux

MATE has been merged into current. Now, you just have to use this command :

# pacman-g2 -Syy mate-extra

When installation is done, restart the display-manager and you'll be able to choose MATE as window manager.

Mageia

Mageia 4

Mageia 4 provides and officially supports MATE. Use rpmdrake or Mageia Control Center > Install & Remove Software and install task-mate for full MATE Desktop or install task-mate-minimal for minimal MATE Desktop installation. You can also install MATE Desktop from command-line: urpmi task-mate

Due to dependencies of some other applications to deprecated MATE packages, MATE 1.8 will not be provided as an update or backport to avoid possible crashes/problems. However, there is an unsupported, unofficial repository providing MATE 1.8 version. Please read below section and use same commands to add the repository.

Mageia 3

Mageia packager and Mageia MATE packages maintainer Atilla ÖNTAŞ <a.k.a tarakbumba> provides an unofficial Mageia 3 repository. This repository includes backported MATE packages from Cauldron and a few packages not available in official Mageia repositories.

To install MATE Desktop for your Mageia 3 system,

  • Add unofficial repositories from commandline as root:
 urpmi.addmedia --distrib 'http://tarakbumba.mageia.org.pl/$RELEASE/$ARCH'
  • Use the code exactly seen as above. See about this post for urpmi variables
  • Then install either task-mate-minimal for a minimal installation or task-mate for full MATE Desktop via rpmdrake or urpmi.

ALT Linux

Platform 7

MATE 1.6 packages are available in official stable repository; use apt-get or synaptic to install mate-default for reasonable set of packages, there's also mate-minimal metapackage for those picky enough.

Centaurus the flagship ALT Linux distribution is MATE based in its 7.0 version; there's a somewhat minimalistic starterkit too.

Sisyphus

MATE packages are also available within development repository; installation instructions are the same and there are weekly Regular LiveCD builds (these are 32- and 64-bit x86 bootable/installable images supporting CD/Flash and BIOS/UEFI).

ARMv7 (hardfloat) builds are available as well.

PLD Linux

MATE is present in PLD Th, currently version is 1.8

You can install MATE desktop using metapackage-mate package:

poldek --up -u metapackage-mate

and to install with some more extras:

poldek -u metapackage-mate-extras

*BSD

FreeBSD

MATE Desktop is available in the FreeBSD Ports tree, and can be installed via the mate meta-port available on FreshPorts.

Installation is supported via the ports tree directly or the binary package repositories.

Using Ports:

cd /usr/ports/x11/mate && make install clean

Using Binary Packages:

pkg install mate

DragonFlyBSD

MATE Desktop is available in the DragonFlyBSD Dports.

Installation is supported, via the DPorts tree directly or the binary package repositories.

Using DPorts:

cd /usr/dports/x11/mate-desktop/make install

Using Binary Packages:

pkg update
pkg install mate-desktop

Cygwin

MATE is available in the Cygwin Ports repository.

Source code tarballs

You can download MATE source code tarballs on pub.mate-desktop.org: http://pub.mate-desktop.org/releases/

GIT Repository

Get from https://github.com/mate-desktop/. See Building for more information.

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