How to install the MATE fork of Gnome 2 on Fedora 17?

I miss Gnome 2. How to install the MATE fork of Gnome 2 on Fedora 17? MATE is already included into Fedora 17’s repository and is an official feature of Fedora 18. To install MATE on Fedora 17 # yum install @mate-desktop To install softwares usually needed: # yum install mate-media mate-screensaver mate-system-monitor mate-power-manager mate-utils […]

Configuring Mouse Cursor Style for QT Applications in GNOME / MATE Desktop

QT and GTK applications use different settings for cursor styles. This makes the mouse cursor styles for QT applications in the GNOME / MATE desktop environment or GTK applications in the KDE desktop environment look different with other programs. In the post Configuring Mouse Cursor Style for GTK Applications in KDE Desktop, we talked about […]

Setting MATE as Default Desktop Environment for startx on Fedora

I ever discussed Starting KDE from Command Line by startx for KDE and GNOME. Recently, I installed MATE desktop on Fedora 17 and am very happy with it—dear, Gnome 2 is back. However, I checked the /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients script which is called by ‘startx’ and it only includes ‘startkde’ and ‘gnome-session’ without support to MATE. But […]