The MATE desktop is lightweight, and very customizable. It definitely fits in very well with the Arch Linux mentality of keeping it simple. In this video, the viewer is shown how to install the MATE desktop on Arch Linux.
Note: This walkthrough assumes you already have a bootable Arch Linux installation. See the related video, above, if you need a walkthrough on installing Arch Linux.
Verify Internet Access
ip addr show ping -c 5 www.learnlinux.tv
Connect to Wifi if no Internet Access
If you get any errors, you may need to stop NetworkManager before using wifi-menu:
sudo systemctl stop NetworkManager
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sudo pacman -Syyy
Install and enable Lightdm
Install the required packages for lightdm:
sudo pacman -S lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter
sudo systemctl enable lightdm
Install the MATE desktop
sudo pacman -S mate mate-extra