Is rendering my computer completely unusable MATE’s fault or LXQt?
I install a fresh MATE 18.04.1. Works fine after reboot.
I install LXQt to try it out.
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install lxqt openbox
I logout, get the login screen, I choose the lxqt option from the dropdown mentu to try it out.
I get this window:
“Welcome to LXQt Please slect your default Window Manager.”
and the options are:
“Other… Chose your favorite one”
And that’s the only option. What the hell do I do with that? Underneath:
“You will be able to change this at any time through Preferences -> Session Settings -> Basic Settings.”
With one button “OK”
There’s no cancel button. That’s the only button.
What do I do? I guess I’ll reboot, right. I reboot. I get the same window. (I guess because in the MATE install I told it to auto-login.)
Thus my computer is completely useless. What is my other recourse but to reinstall MATE. I reinstalled MATE. Here I am. Good thing I hadn’t set it all up and installed stuff and THEN thought hey gee golly maybe I’ll try lxqt.
(I’ve been a lamp developer for 20 years and I did crtl-alt-F4 to get a command prompt, but hey, pretend I wasn’t; pretend I was a beginner or intermediate. So in fact, I didn’t bother trying to needle around to fix it, it’s not worth my time. Why should I fix some shitty distro and/or window manager.)
Which brings me to my original question:
Who’s at fault here? Is that MATE’s fault, or is that LXQt’s fault?
Which one should be responsible for not providing me a cancel button? I want to know who to avoid forever.