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Will the MATE desktop conflict with the Unity desktop?

I want to use the MATE desktop environment on Ubuntu, but I've heard from some people that MATE will not work without conflicts. Is this true? And if it is, are there any ways to resolve the ...
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Is there a problem with ubuntu repos? [closed]

I run a dual-boot system with Fedora and Ubuntu and have just replaced my ancient Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04lts. I want the Mate desktop, but none of the repos seem to work. Any ideas how to get over my ...
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Compiz: Rotating cube freezes machine when there are no windows

I am running compiz on my Ubuntu 13.10 machine and when there are no windows on the screen, rotating the cube freezes my computer. The cursor is movable but I cannot click on anything. What's ...
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Compiz, weird artifacting on desktop cube

So I got MATE installed on Ubuntu GNOME I installed compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins and changed the window manager from marco to compiz. I enabled the desktop cube ...
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Can't change Unity background after installing MATE

I installed MATE desktop on my Ubuntu, i.e. it had only Unity. Once I come back to Unity, Right click >> "Change Desktop Background" does nothing System Settings >> Appearance and choosing a ...
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How to upgrade Mate 1.6 to 1.8 in Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Mate using the official directions (http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download) but it installed 1.6 instead of 1.8. How can I upgrade in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Ubuntu Mate and ligthdm

Hello I have a fresh installation of ubuntu server 32bit on my Virtualbox environment and I would like to install Mate with lightdm. I did the following process: Add the deb ...
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How to fix no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 with MATE desktop environment?

After the most recent update since 3/2/2014 , I cannot listen to music on my ubuntu 12.04 desktop or any other sound from an application. I was able to perform the following test from the command line ...
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How can I get the solarized color theme for MATE terminal?

I would like to have the solarized theme in MATE 1.6 terminal. How can I get it?
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Panel apps try to launch in xterm, even though it isn't installed

I have some panel applications that launch terminals, but when I click on them, they say xterm failed. Well yeah, xterm isn't installed, nor do I want it. I want mate-terminal to come up instead. How ...
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Where are panel applet information stored in mate?

I had an Ubuntu installation that no longer boots. I had mate-panel. There were useful bits of code I wrote into the custom panel applets. Where is the information about custom application launchers ...
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Hack Battery Preference for Gnome 2 MATE on Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on my 32-bit computer. However, I missed the Gnome Desktop Environment so I installed MATE 2. I have encountered a problem with the battery preferences. I don't want to put ...
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13.10 with Mate and Clearlooks: some gtk apps are mostly black

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 and wiping all configuration files and folders from my home directory, I chose "Clearlooks" as theme in mate-appearance-properties. Most applications look nice, but ...
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MATE fails to follow profiles

I'm having an issue with the MATE desktop. I installed it about 2 weeks ago, and there were seemingly no errors. It installed all of the required packages just fine and the desktop itself starts, and ...
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no graphic card performance on Mate desktop [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and installed my Nvidia graphic card proprietary drivers ! and that worked fine with the compiz effects ! then i installed Mate desktop but there those effects ...
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How to install Linux Mint's Mate Fork on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

The Title explains itself. I want to install Linux Mint's Mate, but I want to keep Ubuntu. Is it possible to get it? And if so, how?
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Reboot and shutdown from MATE

When I start MATE 1.6.0 from LightDM in Ubuntu 13.10, I can't reboot or shut down the system or shut it down because the buttons to do that don't appear. The only thing I can do is terminate the ...
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Manually set multimedia key press receiver in MATE 1.6

Suppose I fire up an application that globally interecepts my multimedia key pressess, for example a vlc instance that responds to the multimedia play button. If I then open up another application ...
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not possible to install mate desktop

when trying to install mate desktop, after running command : sudo apt-get install mate-core I get a message that I have held broken packages. How can I solve the problem? Current answer in ...
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How to disable mate/marco shadows in compositing

I have "enable software compositing window manager" on currently, which gives a nice Alt-tab display, but I'd like to disable the Gaussian drop shadows around the window edges. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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Does Ubuntu comes with MATE flavor?

I know about Linux Mint, but is there any 'Ubuntu' out there with MATE?
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libreoffice impress & MATE's toolbar

since the last update of libreoffice, when I work with Impress, the toolbars of MATE disappear without any reason. The only way to have them back is to reboot the computer. It happens randomelly and ...
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Install other desktop managers

Now I want to change back to Ubuntu but I still do not like the unity desktop, so I was wondering if there are any problems in installing and using Gnome 3 or Mate as a Desktop manager with Ubuntu. ...
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keyboard shortcuts don't work with MATE

I'm on a Ubuntu 13.04 machine with MATE 1.7 installed. I'm trying to open the keyboard shortcuts menu, but nothing happens. Anyway, I can reach it through: system option -> keyboard -> ...
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How to remove the mate terminal icon from the Dash home?

I uninstalled Mate, but the terminal is still in dash home. I click on it, and nothing opens. Is there any way I can remove it?
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How to make any new window open from the center of the screen using Gala?

As above, hopefully regardless of DE used, not just Pantheon. I use Gala with Mate with Raring 64bit.
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black screen after logout

I have ubuntu 13.04 installed and normally I use MATE as desktop viewer. After I logout and login with the default desktop viewer (Unity? gnome?) the screen is black and just the ubuntu logo appears. ...
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Why are not Mate, Cinnamon and Pantheon available in default Ubuntu repositories?

Cinnamon and Mate are available in Fedora. Why aren't they present in official Ubuntu repositories?
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Should I install these missing keys?

No key "sleep-inactive-ac" schema "org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power" as specified in the file overwrite "/ usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/yanshui-config.gschema.override" , ignoring overwritten for ...
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Make mate 1.6 look like lucid lynx default theme

I happened to like the way Lucid Lynx looks. This is not a lucid lynx question, I just want the panels on mate 1.6 to look like the ones of Lucid lynx. I went to the properties of the panel, but it ...
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Can't extend desktop to second monitor

I have a Vostro 200, Intel Pentium D (E2160) processor and Intel G31/G33 video adapter. The video adapter is integrated and I'm using a VGA splitter to connect to monitors. The monitors are Samsung ...
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Not authorized to control networking

I have Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome with Mate. If I click on the networking icon on the top tool bar and try to do something like add a never before used Wifi or simply click Hardwire Connection 1 when I have ...
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No bluetooth applet visible in ubuntu 12.10 with mate desktopk environment!!!

i have installed ubuntu 12.10 recently and also installed mate desktop 1.6 .....my problem is when i plug-in my usb bluetooth device ..no bt manager or applet appears on my mate panels ( my bt device ...
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How do I set MATE 1.6 to use Compiz?

MATE desktop has recently migrated, as of version 1.6, from using mateconf-editor to gsettings. This breaks traditional solutions for changing MATE's window manager to Compiz.
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How can I prevent Ubuntu from shutting down immediately when hitting shutdown key? [closed]

I quite often let my computer run, lock the screen and let it download something while I'm away. When I come back, I often forget that my notebook is still running, so I press the key to turn it on. ...
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How can I make Compiz work with MATE 1.6?

I'm using MATE 1.6 from the official MATE APT repo. I've tried enabling Compiz using the following steps, based on this guide and adapted for MATE 1.6: Open dconf editor Go to ...
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A more feature filled mintmenu like applet for Xubuntu 12.04

I do not want to install the mintmenu. I am requesting anything that is XFCE NATIVE. I'd love to see something like Mintmenu written for XFCE. I can't install MintMenu because the Mate desktop ...
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Indicator applet complete for Mate not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with Mate 1.6. I installed "indicator applete complete" but when I add it to Mate panel I only see message "No applets" (this is translated message, I don't know it's original ...
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How to configure auto lock screen?

I'am using MATE Desktop Environment 1.5.7 in Ubuntu, I checked both options in Screensaver window but it's not working, so how to set auto lock screen as in Unity?
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How heavy is Mate desktop environment? [closed]

Considering the same reasons as in this previous question on Cinnamon, it would be interesting to know where does Mate DE stands in this context - between Unity and KDE on the one hand, and Xfce and ...
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How to change the menu icon of mate desktop menu applet?

I am using the Mate Desktop Environment v-1.4.1 and having a Mate-Menu applet in the bottom panel: Shutdown [ICON] Applications Places System. See screenshot below. Is there any way to change or ...
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How can I remove all the applets from a MATE panel?

I'd like to know How can I remove all the applets from a given panel in MATE (in my case the bottom panel) from the command-line. The panel should be left in a clean state, meaning no applets just ...
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How can I remove one of the two MATE panels without using the GUI?

On a default installation MATE sets up two panels (top and bottom), I'd like to have the top panel removed using mateconftool-2 or another tool using the command line (Terminal). I can't find how to ...
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How can I add an applet to MATE from the terminal?

How could I add an applet to the MATE panel from the Terminal using mateconftool-2. I'm specifically asking for DockBarX, but I'd like to add other applets as well (MATEnu, Notification area and ...
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Is “Mate” an available desktop environment on Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 and attractive as on the LinuxMint 14? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install MATE? I am wondering if Mate can be installed on Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 without any glitches and bugs? I have tried it using LinuxMint and it is fairly ...
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How to use Mate-Panel in Gnome-Fallback Mode

Is it possible to run mate-panel inside gnome-fallback mode? Unity is annoying and gnome-fallback is not real gnome 2, so it would be nice if I could combine mate and gnome-fallback.
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Will Gtk3 applications run in MATE?

MATE, the Gnome 2 fork is still using Gtk3, although I think they have plans to migrate to Gtk3 in the future. Currently, is it possible to run Gtk3 applications in MATE?
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MATE tries to automount floppy drive every login even if empty. How to make it stop?

My PC has a 3.5" floppy drive and yes, I do use it. (Retrocomputing hobby.) I use Ubuntu 12.10 with MATE. At every login, the floppy drive lights up and I get the following message box: The title ...
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Creating floppy drive special devices under Quantal

First, I'd like for the various special devices for different floppy capacities (like /dev/fd0u720 etc.) to be available. I tried to adapt some udev rules I found online. I tried this, which I saved ...
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How can I set panel to bottom, after installing MATE 1.4?

How can I move the Ubuntu 12.10 top panel to bottom, after installing MATE 1.4? How can I do that after removing it from top ?