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Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop

To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for ...
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How to get rid of this box under cursor? [on hold]

There box that follows the cursor around and I cant get rid of it. I took a screenshot but it does not show up in it. How can I get it off??
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Ubuntu Mate 15.04 - steam refusing to open

I installed Ubuntu MATE, using open source drivers; sudo apt-get install steam Attempt to run steam - doesn't run. Checking activity monitor, steam sleeping sudo apt-get remove steam Then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (Mate Desktop) Application and utility windows invisible

I am running ubuntu 14.04 with mate desktop. It has been my recent experience that my windows either launch invisible to my gui or become that way during use. For example when I right click in my ...
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xorg discrepancies between Unity and Mate

After wasting lots of time with Unity trying to configure some 3 monitors with acceleration properly, i tried xfc and also Mate where the displays and acceleration performs well, out-of-the-box, ...
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How do I remove a MATE panel applet from the terminal?

I want to be able to script a setup of a MATE desktop environment. I want to be able to add and remove applets without the GUI. Specifically, I'd like to be able to remove the workspace switcher.
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Steam won't work after MATE 14.04 updates.

Every time I download an update for 14.04, I am unable to start Steam. I get an error to the effect of "OpenGL is not using direct rendering". Up until now, my way around it is to ignore the ...
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change terminal emulator in custom application launcher

My custom application launcher (which runs ssh) open in default terminal (which is mate-terminal). I want it to run the command in "konsole". I tried to change .bashrc as export TERM=konsole And ...
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Can I install the vanilla MATE desktop environment alongside the Ubuntu MATE Remix desktop environment(15.04 Vivid Vervet)?

I have installed the Ubuntu MATE Remix desktop environment on Ubuntu 15.04 (Please note I have a regular Ubuntu installation with the desktop environment on it, not the Ubuntu MATE flavor of Ubuntu). ...
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Laptop with Ubuntu Mate 15.04 screen dimming after 10 seconds

I watch movies on Youtube, Popcorn or XBMC and after 10 seconds when I have my laptop disconnected from power the screen dims. I know that there is an option in dconf-editor for longer timeout but ...
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Gvfs folder location in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

Despite this question Where ".gvfs" has gone in 14.04 , the folder I found in /run/user/1000/gvfs is empty, but I have 3 mounted samba shares. Even locate .gvfs gives no results and all ...
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What's the difference between ubuntu-mate and ubuntu? [duplicate]

I understand MATE is a desktop environment, but what is the difference between ubuntu with a MATE desktop environment and ubuntu-mate ? EDIT: Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome is not a ...
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How to autostart `xrandr` in Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [duplicate]

I am happily using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 (Mate 1.8.2) and I need to run a xrandr script in every initialization to correct the resolution of my external monitor. But it doesn't has a /etc/mdm/Init/... ...
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Install Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

I've just installed Ubuntu Mate and is blazing fast, but I don't like the default desktop, so I have some questions regarding this: Can I install Gnome 3.16? The speed of Ubuntu Mate is thanks to ...
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Skype crashing on Ubuntu mate 14.04

Sometimes Skype silently crashes. When I open the windows, they are just grey. I have to close them with xkill, and can't reopen Skype. When I try, I just get the clicking sound and see some ...
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Ubuntu MATE SSH Keys Not Working

I recently moved to a new place, made no changes to my SSH keys, and for some reason I can no longer authenticate via PuTTY to my Ubuntu MATE box. Has anyone encountered their SSH keys randomly stop ...
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Ubuntu Mate LTS 14.04 boot menu will not load OS

I am running ubuntu Mate 14.04 Lts and just recently I have not been able to boot with the grub boot manager. When I hit enter to load ubuntu, my screen freezes at the boot menu. I am able to login by ...
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How do I set up Awesome with MATE?

A tutorial called Quickly Setting up Awesome with Gnome describes the process of setting up Awesome window manager in such a way as to retain some features and advantages of GNOME. I figured MATE ...
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How to give an applet shutdown privileges?

I'm using the Mate Sensor Applet (/usr/lib/mate-sensors-applet/mate-sensors-applet) and to prevent high temperatures I added this shutdown command: shutdown -h 1 But it doesn't has an effect... I ...
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15.04 Mate install will not boot

After installing Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on my SSD I am always met with this error when rebooting: I have tried various partition layouts, as well as enabling updates when installing, but still no ...
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Unable to connect DSL with “failed in libnm-glib” error

I keep getting this message (1) Creating object for path '/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/1' failed in libnm-glib. I thought it was problem in Ubuntu Mate but when I download ...
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exspected new version alert did not appear on release date

I have run 15.04 from beta one +2. Now that the release date of 23rd April has come and gone, I tried sudo apt-get update and upgrade. I suspect the Vivid repositories in update manager need to ...
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Will Ubuntu MATE break Unity desktop?

I'm currently running ubuntu 14.04. I installed gnome alongside unity and it seems to work without issue using lightdm as the default display manager (using gdm as default previously broke unity). My ...
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Installing Xampp on an amazon Ubuntu Instance: GUI Issue on XFCE4 and Mate Desktop environments

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop connection to connect to an Ubuntu Instance on Amazon. After downloading the .run file of Xampp and executing it using sudo ./xampp-linux-***-installer.run ...
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VMware ubuntu mate: ubuntu has experienced an internal error

I installed Ubuntu mate at VMware and now I'm getting a window that contains Sorry ubuntu has experienced an internal error such as ExecutablePath usr/bin/mate-panel (and some other details ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Mate + Compiz Hang when switching displays

I have a Thinkpad W540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (Intel Graphics) with Mate and Compiz. During normal operation things seem fairly stable, however any time I add or remove a monitor the display ...
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Mate desktop weird red icons in top right corner, how to remove/fix?

I installed recently ubuntu-mate-desktop on 14.04 and I have those weird red icons in top right corner that do nothing and I don't know how to remove them. Anyone knows what that is?
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Change lockscreen in MATE?

I want the lightdm-webkit-greeter to be mine lockscreen, do you know how to change it? I found a way how to add Xscreensaver screensavers to mate-screensaver or even change background, but no word on ...
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Like Mac. Close Tap (lid) and active hybrid-suspend 14.04

I would like to configure my OS, to Close the lid of the laptop, block the access and later of 10 or 20 minute active hybrid-suspend. someone can help?.. I know to close the lid and active the ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTSP Problems

I've come across a problem where I have gone through a read-me verbatim, and although it works fine, every time I reboot my system (Virtualbox in this matter), the IP address changes even though I ...
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Ubuntu login screen changed to MATE?

We recently restarted a Ubuntu 14.04 (with default desktop) install we are using as a server for git. I think this is quite possibly the first time it has been restarted since January. When I ...
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where is the firefox menu in ubuntu mate?

I recently installed ubuntu MATE 14.04.LTS as OS. most programs bring a menu "below"/underneath the window-"bar" (I am sorry about the unspecific vocabulary, i'm noob) - you know, the place where you ...
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Is there a way to keep the menu from dropping down on windows when I press the alt key in ubuntu mate?

I've been used to using alt/scroll to zoom with compiz on regular ubuntu, but I'm having a little annoyance with Ubuntu Mate 15.04. I have set mate up with desktop zoom the same way, and all is great ...
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Task manager in ubuntu Mate 14.04

I am a new user to UBUNTU What is the equivalent of CTRL + ALT + DEL in UBUNTU MATE 14.04 to task manager as like Windows. From google I got this one CTRL + ALT + ESC but nothing is showing up when ...
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Ubuntu MATE desktop installing problem [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu MATE desktop on 14.01. It's working is fine, but just before the welcome window an error appears: The disk is not mounted. Press S to skip mounting or M ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04 and suspend error

I just installed Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my computer 6 days ago, but have experienced that when I put it in suspend, it still empties the battery in a short time (the battery was half full, 4 hours, and ...
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where is Adobe Flash Prefrences?

I use Mate, on both debian and Ubuntu, periodically I like to use a video chat website that uses flash. I find that if the site doesn't have permissions to flash camera and mic setting prior to ...
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Ubuntu MATE: How replace <Alt+F1> by Super_L for opening the menu?

I'd like to open the MATE Menu with the Super_L key. Is it possible? I tried this without result: costales@netbook:~$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu ...
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How are panel applets launched?

I have a misbehaving panel applet, which should launch an ssh session. I also have an applet which should launch Chrome. Yet, other panel applets work. the path to the launcher applets is ...
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panel applet launches xterm in mate

I have ubuntu with mate, and an ssh panel applet set to launch application in terminal. My default terminal application is mate-terminal. when I click the panel applet, an xterm opens! I would like ...
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Does running the vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 with MATE D.E. installed provide the same reduced resource usage benefit as running Ubuntu MATE 14.04?

My girlfriend is running Ubuntu 14.04 on her entry level laptop. Ubuntu uses more system resources than some other desktop environments, particularly MATE. I'd like to increase the performance of ...
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Ubuntu Mate 14.04 blinking wifi light HP G60

I know this question has been asked before and has been answered several times in askubuntu. I have tried the advice (Creating or updating files as suggested) at the following links: Wifi LED ...
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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 boots black screen blinking cursor after install? [closed]

I've edited GRUB with different nomodeset parameters but cannot boot past black screen with cursor?
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ubuntu 14.04 or ubuntuMate 14.04

I am planning to switch from ubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu 14.04. However I am thinking to go for ubuntuMate 14.04 then ubuntu 14.04. I would like to know disadvantages of ubuntuMate 14.04 over ubuntu ...
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Cannot add any keyboard layout in MATE Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04

When I log in Unity or MATE by sitting down behind the display I can change keyboards. However if I connect to my work PC via xrdp and use MATE version is 1.8.1 I cannot. I need to use keyboard ...
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How do I make guake appear on monitor currently in use or only primary monitor?

Guake keeps showing up on my tv which is my secondary monitor. I am using Ubuntu Mate 14.10. How can I fix this issue?
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Bypass 'Hard blocked' wifi

Hi! So I recently installed Ubuntu mate 14.04, but the wifi drivers broke after the install. Now the the wifi is hard block and I am unable to reactivate it. I do not have a wifi button nor a setting ...
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Powermac G4 quicksilver 2002 won't boot any linux distro

I recently picked up a dual 1ghz powermac g4 quicksilver with 1gb of RAM, and a (i think 3rd party) VGA video output expansion to display on an HD TV. (more specs can be shown here) ...
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MATE Authentication

I am running mate 1.8 on armv7 pc linaro. The pc is headless so I'm connecting to it with tightvnc. I manually installed the ubuntu-software-center to try it out. Whenever I try to install something ...
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How to transform an Ubuntu Unity to Ubuntu Mate?

I want to git rid of unity and all its applications and move to Mate, there are of course a method to install the Mate desktop environment along side Unity, but I don't want that only. I want it to be ...