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Install Linux Mint Mate Desktop On Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

The GNOME 2 Fork 'Mate' is a desktop environment that is used in Fedora 16 replacing Gnome 3. If you wish to use this desktop environment on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot to replace your current Unity or Gnome Shell interface, then follow the instructions given below.

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>> We need first to add the main Linux Mint 12 repository to your repository list. So, open the Terminal (Press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal -or- Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and run this command to edit /etc/apt/sources.list:

At the end of the file add this line:
 deb lisa main upstream import  
Save your file and close.

Now run the following commands in the Terminal:

Log out the current session, and at the login screen, select MATE, then login normally: