I have installed many desktop environments on my debian8.1 such as cinnamon, mate, lxde, xfce.

I found that I can't select the desktop as I like ,whichever I choose, the desktop is always mate when to login in my debian8.1.

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It is no use to choose lxde in the menu, I have tested it many times and other desktop such as cinnamon.
How to change the default setting to make mate as default desktop environment?


Try reinstalling the display manager. If that does not work, install a different display manager. This will force debconf to reconfigure the display manager to be used.

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