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HELP!! How to correctly install the Mate environment??

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Hello everybody! after six years using Linux distributions like fedora and sabayon , finally i decided to move to a really serious distro. I was researching on what kind of meta-distro must be installed on my computer and i really really liked the funtoo way for linux since the first time i meet the welcome page in funtoo.org, ,,, anyway, i was wondering on how to install the Mate environment over my new stage 3 tarball and brand new compiled kernel already installed on my hard drive. First i take a look to http://www.funtoo.org/MATE_Desktop, but when i needed to do the following step:

cp /usr/portage/sets/mate /etc/portage/sets

suddenly the things went very dark... the '/usr/portage/sets/mate' doesn't exist on my installation, i decided to install Mate following the little guide provided by the gentoo wiki (http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/MATE), after that, finally i can run the mate desktop by 'startx' , but to be honest, the desktop really sucks balls, it lack a lot of things that usally i need: doesn't mount any kind of media, doesn't have network manager, there are no sound, even i don't know how to set up the time. So, how to correctly install the Mate environment?? or how to complete the installation of the very minimal 'mate-base/mate' desktop. I really appreciate any information or any help . Thanks!
 

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you need to emerge -1 networkmanager nm-applet

 

much past that i suggest you give gnome 3.14 a whirl, its classic modes very gnome 2y.

 

personally i abandoned ship to xfce4 which has been a strong running light weight desktop for me for YEARS...  i was running xfce before i figured out gnome2 was a viable solution.

 

gnome 2 / mate / gnome 3 / cinnamon use pulse audio...  i run pulse audio on my xfce4 setup.

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you need to emerge -1 networkmanager nm-applet

 

much past that i suggest you give gnome 3.14 a whirl, its classic modes very gnome 2y.

 

personally i abandoned ship to xfce4 which has been a strong running light weight desktop for me for YEARS...  i was running xfce before i figured out gnome2 was a viable solution.

 

gnome 2 / mate / gnome 3 / cinnamon use pulse audio...  i run pulse audio on my xfce4 setup.

 

thanks!! the reason i don't want to install gnome is because of the package 'net-libs/webkit-gtk' , it takes too long on the compile phase. I already installed pulseaudio (media-sound/pulseaudio) but when i try to launch it , it give me this message:

E: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Failed to connect to system bus: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: no such file or directory
E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile.
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-alsa-card" (argument: "device_id="0" name="pci-0000_00_05.0" card_name="alsa_card.pci-0000_00_05.0" namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1""): initialization failed.
E: [pulseaudio] module-console-kit.c: Unable to contact D-Bus system bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.FileNotFound: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: no such file or directory
E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-console-kit" (argument: ""): initialization failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Module load failed.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Failed to initialize daemon.

maybe i need to update world...

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i'll correct Mate Guide, set is no longer needed. Installing mate is quite simple:

 

#  eselect profile add funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/mix-ins/mate

# emerge mate 

 

first of all: thanks very much for the reply. It works, but only installs 'mate-base/mate' , my desktop is still incomplete (no network, no sound), no extras at all, any suggestion to install the complete overlay??

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do 1 thing at a time.  yeah webkit-gtk makes me want to punch babies....  takes my quad core an hour to compile....

 

the emerge networkmanager didnt work?

 

after updating world the things are working better, installing pulse-audio and updating world solved a lot of issues. I already moved to gnome, sound is working in both environments (mate and gnome) the network is working, but i don't see any network icon or applet in gnome... thats is a minor problem i guess. by the way, thankyou so much, your reply helped a lot! (installing webkit-gtk made to murder a little girl...)

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