How To Install MATE Desktop on Fedora 35

Install MATE Desktop on Fedora 35

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MATE Desktop on Fedora 35. For those of you who didn’t know, The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. MATE is also an excellent choice for a lower-end system or those looking to remain efficient on system resources.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MATE Desktop environment on a Fedora 35.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 34 or Fedora 35.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install MATE Desktop on Fedora 35

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing MATE Desktop on Fedora 35.

By default, MATE is available on Fedora 35 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the MATE Desktop to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf install @mate-desktop

In Addition, you can also install MATE desktop applications for a “FULL” installation:

sudo dnf install @mate-applications

Step 3. Accessing MATE Desktop environment on Fedora.

Once successfully installed, restart the computer. When you come back to the login screen, click on the little wheel icon and select MATE from the desktop list.

Install MATE Desktop on Fedora 35

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MATE Desktop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the MATE Desktop environment on your Fedora 35 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MATE Desktop website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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