that work if i wanta light dm which i do notGo 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.
so which "display manager"mate support other then lightdm ? can i use gdm for mate ?
Try changing startlxde for mate-session. Reboot.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: