I have installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 64 bit. I had installed mate desktop on the top of it. I want to remove mate desktop completely. I tried apt-get purge and autoremove, but mate is shown in login manager. How can I completely get rid of it?

2 Answers 2


Have you tried to uninstall with apt-get:

sudo apt-get uninstall mate-*


sudo apt-get remove mate-*
sudo apt-get autoremove
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    Returns : Invalid operation uninstall, remove, purge and auto remove all three tried
    – kulvikram
    Commented Jan 4, 2016 at 15:42
  • sudo apt-get remove mate-* worked for me (Linux Mint 20).
    – umbe1987
    Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 20:55
dpkg --purge mate-* --force-all

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