MATE

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MATE is a desktop environment forked from the maintained code base of GNOME 3. It is installable on postmarketOS.

Install MATE Desktop

This is a draft, installation will be as easy as selecting "mate" in pmbootstrap init, once a postmarketos-ui-mate package is created with the information from below. Contributions welcome - it is not that hard, simply look at the other postmarketos-ui- packages and make a PR.

Install your X11 video drivers and do:

sudo su
apk update
apk add xorg-server xf86-input-libinput libinput

Now let us install a bunch of needed packages what includes all MATE Desktop packages avaliable in the repository:

apk add desktop-file-utils gtk-engines consolekit gtk-murrine-engine caja caja-extensions marco dbus-x11 lxdm hicolor-icon-theme
mate_pkgs=$(apk search mate -q | grep -v '\-dev' | grep -v '\-lang' | grep -v '\-doc')
apk add $mate_pkgs
ln -s /usr/etc/xdg/menus/ /etc/xdg/menus

In the next step we add some services to start up with the operating system:

rc-update add lxdm

Adding avaliable True Type Fonts:

ttfs=$(apk search -q ttf- | grep -v '\-doc')
apk add $ttfs

Configure lxdm with autologin:

nano /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf
autologin=yourusername
session=/usr/bin/mate-session
skip_password=1

And finally, reboot the device and you should be auto logged into MATE. If you see just a black screen try rebooting again - Mate should load.

sync
reboot

Calibrating the touchscreen

If you want to rotate the screen change/add a value in this file and reboot udev or the device:

sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/90-android-touch-dev.rules
ENV{ID_INPUT}="1", ENV{ID_INPUT_TOUCHSCREEN}="1", \
# default			ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="1 0 0 0 1 0"
# Left - 90 degree clockwise	ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="0 -1 1 1 0 0"
# 180 degree clockwise		ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="-1 0 1 0 -1 1"
# Right - 270 degree clockwise	ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="0 1 0 -1 0 1"
# reflect along y axis		ENV{LIBINPUT_CALIBRATION_MATRIX}="-1 0 1 1 0 0"