xorg-x11-xdm does not want to log into mate

Leonardo_B

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I already switch from lightdm to xdm by doing the following
dnf install xorg-x11-xdm
systemctl disable lightdm
systemctl enable xdm
systemctl set-default graphical.target
reboot
The login screen showes but it does not want to log into mate
how do i fix it .
 


arochester

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I am not knowledgable about RPM type distros but normally on the page where you log in there is a way of choosing which desktop environment you use. Is there a cogwheel or similar on that page?
 

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by default you can't choose your sessions/desktops. I only have mate installed. Their are tutorials on the web to add a desktop selection.

The example of what it look like
 

dos2unix

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Go to the 'Logon in" screen. You can just "log off" to get there.

(see attachments below) Click on the little button next to your name, and select which desktop you want to Launch.

If MATE doesn't show up in the list... open a terminal console.

sudo dnf group install "MATE Desktop" "MATE Applications" -y

(You have to put quotes around each of the names)

If it says these are already installed, force a re-install.

sudo dnf group reinstall "MATE Desktop" "MATE Applications".

Run this command again...

systemctl set-default graphical.target

reboot your computer and see if MATE shows up in your logon screen drop-down.
 

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Leonardo_B

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Go to the 'Logon in" screen. You can just "log off" to get there.

(see attachments below) Click on the little button next to your name, and select which desktop you want to Launch.

If MATE doesn't show up in the list... open a terminal console.

sudo dnf group install "MATE Desktop" "MATE Applications" -y

(You have to put quotes around each of the names)

If it says these are already installed, force a re-install.

sudo dnf group reinstall "MATE Desktop" "MATE Applications".

Run this command again...

systemctl set-default graphical.target

reboot your computer and see if MATE shows up in your logon screen drop-down.
that work if i wanta light dm which i do not

I found this video
I wonder if it will work for me
 

dos2unix

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It depends on which "desktop" you are running. Starting with Fedora 30, some desktops do
not support Xorg-X11 anymore. The default is now wayland. (In my opinion wayland is better anyway).
Some desktops do still support the old xorg libraries.


You can use Xorg-X11 with Gnome.


But typically when someone says "display manager" in Linux, they are usually speaking of which desktop environment they are running, not which graphics libraries are supporting it in the background.
 

dos2unix

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so which "display manager"mate support other then lightdm ? can i use gdm for mate ?

You can have them both installed. But you can only be logged into one or the other at a time.
You can't be logged into MATE and Gnome at the same time.

You can't be logged into lightdm and MATE at the same time either. You can only use one at a time.

Currently there are at least 16 different desktops for Fedora.
 
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arochester

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I wonder...

If using XDM. Open whatever desktop is opened. Drop to TTY Alt+Ctrl+F1. Type: mate-session
Does Mate start? https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux/man/1-mate-session/

If it starts Mate, how do you make it permanent?

Look at this Debian page and scroll down to XDM.
XDM
For XDM, you will need to have the ~/.xsession file in your home folder. If you do not have one, create it. XDM reads this file as a script. See the XDM documentation for more information. The final line in your ~/.xsession file should read:
Code:
exec startlxde
Try changing startlxde for mate-session. Reboot.

Does it work?
 


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