I booted up my Raspberry Pi for the first time using the full NOOBS installer... I am using the Raspberry Pi 2 (it has four USBs, one Ethernet, one HDMI, and one micro SD Card port)... I use it over SSH and VNC on my local network...
I was thinking of installing a new Desktop Environment because I found the old one rather boring, and I was used to XFCE with Ubuntu, not Raspberry Pi default Desktop Environment (LXDE) with Raspbian Wheezy =), so I went and was looking at the Raspbian MATE Desktop Environment (a fork off of Gnome) and thought it would be nice, so I proceeded to add
deb http://archive.raspbian.org/mate wheezy main to my
/etc/apt/sources.list. I then ran
sudo apt-get update, and then the two components of MATE with this:
sudo apt-get install mate-core mate-desktop-environment.
The instructions told me to add
exec mate-session to my
~/.xinitrc followed by running the command
startx. It went completely fine up until I had to edit my
~/.xinitrc, which happened to be non-existent...
this is the result of running
. .. .bash_history .bash_logout .bashrc .cache .config .dbus Desktop .dmrc .dosbox Downloads .fontconfig .galculator Games .gconf .gnome2 .gstreamer-0.10 .gtk-bookmarks .gvfs Hacking .icons .idlerc indiecity .local .Mathematica .minecraft .noip .pki .profile .pulse .pulse-cookie .python_games Scripts .sonic-pi .ssh .thumbnails .vnc weaved-nixinstaller_1.2.13.bin weaved_software .WolframEngine .Xauthority .xsession-errors .xsession-errors.old