MATE running on Samsung Galaxy S Advance (i9070)
MATE is a desktop environment forked from the maintained code base of GNOME 2. It is installable on postmarketOS.
It works on most devices with a working display, works fine without hardware acceleration. Also it has Hi-Dpi support. So app s will look better and usable.
After the postmarketOS loading splashscreen you will get a black screen for 20-30 seconds before the desktop appears.
This seems due to an issue with
marco (MATE window manager):
mate-session: WARNING: Application 'marco.desktop' failed to register before timeout
Install MATE Desktop
pmbootstrap init and choose
mate in the interface section.
The Alpine repository already contains all the packages for x86_64, armhf and aarch64 architectures.
Nothing has to be done to enable it.
After installation, the shell will automatically launch upon boot. If it doesn't, have a look at
For the official MATE instructions, see their website.
Follow the Display guide to change and fix display related issues.