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Unable to enter BIOS setup utility before grub bootloader appears

I have a Dell Inspiron 7537 with a Core i7 processor. I used to dual boot Windows and Linux, which was fine. However later, I ended up booting from Ubuntu 16.04, and making that the only OS installed ...
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Why does shutdown time vary?

I always shut down my Ubuntu MATE 16.04 system in exactly the same way: I keep hitting alt+F4 until I get to the very last terminal window and all other applications have been exited, and then I type ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate

Is there a pre-assigned keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate?
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mate panel power button doesnt work any more

So a friend of mine deleted his power button, and I was about to tell him, hey, reset it with the command: mate-panel --reset (I ran it to verify that it would work, before I would tell him to do it) ...
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Mate Panel gap between main menu and window list

I have a gap between the main menu and window list on Mate Panel, is there a way to remove the gap?
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when I try to copy text from the command line strange characters appear

when I try to copy text from the command line strange characters appear. I have never not been able to copy and paste in the virtual terminals. I tried installing GPM just in-case, but it did not ...
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My bash script for Grive2 works well in Ubuntu Mate but for some reason it doesn't in Lubuntu

I'm new and I'm learning English so please don't be too rude if i make things wrong, but tell me if I'm not doing them good, of course. Hello community!, by the way. Anyway, getting to the point of ...
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14.04-How to install Unity Greeter without installing ubuntu-desktop

so I've been using Ubuntu Desktop and I'm happy with it. But now I want to try out MATE desktop on 14.04, and I found this guide: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/install-mate-desktop-ubuntu-14-04-...
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for MATE Desktop

I was inspired by this question as I also have no indicator LEDs on my keyboard to show whether Caps-Lock is on (I don't have Num-Lock and Scroll-Lock keys so the best option would be to have an ...
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Wireless not connecting in ubuntu Mate (16.06)

I recently installed ubuntu Mate on my dell inspiron 15R (N5110). Previously I was running ubuntu + unity. Post the install my wireless isn't connecting to the wifi (ethernet works though). I have ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 Black Screen after wake and login

Dual Boot Windows 10 / Ubuntu 16.04 Mate Desktop Enviroment i7 6700k EVO GFX 960 32GB RAM I having problems with my system waking from sleep/screen saver/ monitors turn off. The problem is: if I ...
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Converting Ubuntu to Ubuntu Mate Problem!

I tried converting Ubuntu to Ubuntu mate using sudo apt-get install mate-desktop and I supposedly removed the Gnome desktop but my screen appears blank. Even in the screen shots it appears but in ...
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BSNL EVDO 3.1 Mbps Data Card does not connect in ubuntu mate 14.04

I have BSNL EVDO 3.1 Mbps Data Card connected in my HP Pavilion g6-1117tx Notebook PC. I have OS installed ubuntu mate 14.04 and windows 7 (dual booted). When I logged into windows my EVDO card works ...
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Fix or disable dead Telegram notifications from another workspace

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 16.04. When someone sends me a message in Telegram, I get a popup notification at the bottom right of the screen. Normally, I can click a 'close' box in the corner of the popup ...
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wifi is very poor and unstable --> after installing ubuntu mate 16.04 in HP Pavilion 15-ab032tx Notebook

I have installed ubuntu mate 16.04 in my HP Pavilion 15-ab032tx Notebook. (windows 8.1 is also there though i have dual booted). I have updated and upgraded by: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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ubuntu mate 16.04 & workspace switcher

I have some problems on ubuntu mate 16.04 with the workspace switcher. It's a very useful thing to have, and I have set workspace switcher currently to have 6 workspaces, but whenever one of the ...
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Ubuntu MATE: Unable to access GRUB menu

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 16.04 on a ThinkPad X200. For some reason, I'm unable to access the GRUB menu at startup. When I hit shift immediately after the startup screen, GRUB loading (or something like ...
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Keyboard and mouse unresponsive after laptop resumes from suspend

Suspend seems to cause my mouse and keyboard to stop working. When I resume my laptop from suspend/sleep the mouse and keyboard are un responsive. The mouse does not move and I cannot type my password ...
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How do I fix Dell Lat. D630 Laptop clock gains 5 hours coming out of Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS back to Win 7 Pro? [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS alongside Win 7 Pro last night and both times I have rebooted to Windows 7 the clock has been ~ 5 hours fast. The clock indicates correctly in Ubuntu and I selected the ...
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lubuntu 16.04, 64 bit: Libreoffice 5 crashes desktop session

I installed Lubuntu 16.04 on an Acer Extensa 2511, 64-bit (then I installed ubuntu-mate-desktop and ubuntu-mate-core). With both lubuntu and MATE, Libreoffice WRITER crashes often, shutting the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (Mate) - Draining Battery when powered OFF?

I have a fresh installation of the lastest Ubuntu 16.04 MATE on my new Laptop with all the latest Firmware / BIOS installed. For some reason the battery gets drained while the machine is powered off (...
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Some programs don't appear in the Applications menu

Some applications don't appear in Applications menu MATE Desktop Environment. For instance, I would expect Chromium to show up under Internet... but it doesn't. I've checked all categories and ...
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How do I fix the MATE Desktop Environment theme after installing it alongside Unity?

I've been using Unity for as long as I can remember. However, I was open to try something new. I went for the MATE Desktop Environment. I installed it using sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-...
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'autoconf' 2.50 not found when compiling 'mate-common' 1.15.0

I wanted to compile mate 1.15 on Ubuntu 16.04, but when I run ./autogen.sh in mate-common-1.15.0 it outputs this : checking for autoconf >= 2.53... testing autoconf2.50... not found. testing ...
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I mistakenly purged gsettings-desktop-schemas; how can I recover?

Here's how things went from bad to worse: I wanted to remove an item (an icon) on the Unity-greeter top panel. (The greeter is the only Unity thing I use). So I made some changes in one of the Unity-...
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Ubuntu MATE, Cinnamon Desktop, custom icon set does not scale

I have a quite strange Problem with any custom icon set und Ubuntu 16.04 MATE. Steps to reproduce: Freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04 MATE version sudo apt-get install cinnamon* sudo apt-get purge ...
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How to install Cangjie (Traditional Chinese) input for Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPc

I am a newbie to Linux (and Ubuntu). Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPC on PowerMac G5 dual 2.3GHz, with English (US) as the selected language and keyboard. Then installed (?) Cangjie 3 with "sudo ...
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Migrating from ubuntu 14.04

currently I am using ubuntu 14.04 on Dell latitude 3550 i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, 16 gb ram, 500gb hdd. I use it mainly for programming, using Intellij ulitmate 14.1.7. The system hangs up a lot and I ...
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How to remove everything MATE related? [duplicate]

I recently installed MATE desktop on ubuntu 16.04 and later decided to uninstall it. I did so using the commandsudo apt-get remove mate-desktop. It was uninstalled and was no longer available on the ...
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How to unfold Mate Menu on hover (hot corner)

One feature I like in Gnome desktop is the hot corner. it's easy to search for applications using the hot corner and also to look at open windows. Mate menu (could be added using right click --> add ...
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Cannot mount ubuntu mate arm on /dev/loop0

I'm trying to customize ubuntu mate image for raspberry pi, by adding some software, which needs to be installed on OS install. However, when trying to mount with command: sudo mount -o loop ...
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ibus doesn't work in libreoffice, pluma etc in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have iBus with Sanskrit (IAST) and Bengali layouts. Besides that I have English and Russian keyboard layouts. iBus works in other applications (Firefox, Thunderbird), but doesn't work at all in ...
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I seem to be unable to connect to wifi networks in Ubuntu MATE [duplicate]

When I go to connections settings, I need to create a type of connection that needs an SSID. I'm not sure how to got a list of nearby wifi connections. I can connect through ethernet, but I have no ...
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How to make a 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu MATE iso?

I have been trying to create an iso containing both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Ubuntu MATE. When I boot up o a VM, it shows the grub screen, but if i select anything, the VM hangs, if its 32 bit, ...
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NetGear WNA3100M Wireless N300 not detecting any WiFi

On Ubuntu Mate 16.04. Did the steps in my own question here, but to no avail. The output of lsusb is exactly as in the former question, except the device is on Bus 002. At the time of the first ...
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Openbox changes aren't taking effect at all on Ubuntu 16.04

Im running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and I click the gear icon on login to use openbox. And no matter what changes I make to the rc.xml file and no matter if I restart it or reconfigure nothing happens at all....
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Boot Problems - Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have some serious boot problems. When I boot my ThinkPad T450s I can unlock my drive using normal Ubuntu password encryption. Then I get a kind of terminal (or shell, I guess its the same) and I can ...
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How can I fix duplicate icons for Telegram?

Using XFCE or MATE desktop I get two icons for Telegram in the Applications > Internet menu: clicking either of these icons launches the application (and if I click either one while telegram is ...
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Completely remove MATE desktop from Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu MATE 16.04 on my laptop. I have installed Cinnamon 3.0 using embrosyn's PPA However, now when I try to login to my laptop, every time I have to select the Cinnamon desktop manually, ...
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Taskbar not apearing in ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have dell latitude e4300 core 2 due laptop. I installed Ubuntu mate 16.04 and properly updated it, but for the past week, the taskbar has not been displaying and other options are not appearing. I ...
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I cannot type a lowercase letter K in Ubuntu Mate on Lenovo P50

This is by far the strangest bug I have ever seen. I'm in the process of configuring a fresh installation of Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on a Lenovo P50 Laptop. I'm unable to type a lowercase 'K'. Uppercase ...
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Ubuntu mate 16.04 matlab installation permission denied

Please refer the image above. I am not able to proceed with the installation of Matlab on Ubuntu Mate 16.04 x64. Please help me to proceed further.
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Problem with fonts Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I have changed rendering to Sub-pixel smoothing(LCDs) and now I have same light and regular widths of fonts. Also know it doesn't show any difference between medium and bold fonts. When I try to ...
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What does KP mean in keyboard shortcuts?

In Ubuntu MATE, I'm looking at the tiling shortcuts but I'm not sure what KP means. For example Ctrl+Alt+KP Right for Tile window right.
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Include music app options into volume icon

I recently changed over to mate from unity on my laptop. Everything is great, brilliant even, but I am really missing Unity’s integration of music/ video apps into the volume icon. Is there a way of ...
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Ubuntu MATE Raspberry Pi Kodi Broken

When I try to open Kodi in Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on my Raspberry Pi 3 it gives the following messages: caleb@calebs-pi:~$ kodi /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/kodi/kodi-xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma ...
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Can't change desktop environment

After an automatic update of the kernel on my Ubuntu 16.04 x64 I've lost any possibility to login (login loop problem). So, with Mate env I've solved a nvidia problem and installed Gnome desktop. ...
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Disable Ubuntu MATE Window List Preview

I just installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04, and I've noticed that when I hover my cursor over a window button in the window list at the bottom of the screen, a little preview of the window will appear. I'd ...
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I'm connected to Internet but network manager applet shows off-line in ubuntu-mate 16.04

I have installed ubuntu-mate 16.04 on my desktop. I'm using Idea Net Setter device for Internet connection. My problem is that my PC is connected to Internet and Internet connection is working ...
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Steam is an “essential system package”?

Today I installed Ubuntu MATE. I went to the software boutique section from the welcome screen to start installing software, I install Steam however it doesn't work no matter how many times I click it....