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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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DE: Efficiently remove MATE and install Cinnamon

Is there a good guide / tool on how to safely remove MATE desktop and install latest Cinnamon desktop on Linux Mint, without leaving duplicated/dead packages ?
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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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Can't boot into any Live USB - Black screen [closed]

I have Windows 8 laptop and I installed Ubuntu Mate 15 in parallel with windows. But now I want to install either Mint or Debian in place of Mate but I can't boot into any Live USB. As soon as the ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu MATE: Where is Vino in dconf?

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 1.8 (3.16.0-30-generic) and have got remote desktop running but wanted to modify some settings in dconf (Still learning how to use dconf but was able to successfully make ...
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Black and white screen after “successful” LightDM login screen rotation in Ubuntu Mate 14.04

I have rotated LightDM login screen as suggested by Stephen and got black and white greeter (see photo). Sometimes the problem disappears after login, but occasionally it remains on session. I am ...
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cant run executables in ubuntu mate 14.04 [closed]

Ive tried to run both XAMPP and Copy (file synch software) from the terminal, but whenever I try to execute it, nothing happens, no warning, just a new line for me to type commands on. With Copy, ...
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GTK disappears while in sudo mode [duplicate]

I want to know how is possible to enable gtk (gtk2 engine) in this case for sudoers? When I start an application using gksudo or it run elevated, the application doesn't benefit from the engine while ...
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Adjust window resize sensitivity

(Sorry for bad title) I'm using Mate and I have this problem when if I want to resize a window, the mouse icon doesn't switch to "resize mode" unless I am literally on the border of the window. I ...
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MATE - Missing Suspend and Hibernate buttons, pressing power button shutdowns system immediately

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.5 with all updates and with MATE 1.8.1 from PPA. With recent update I can't suspend or hibernate from mate-power-manager. If I press the power button the system shutdowns ...
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Why is Disks not in Ubuntu Mate?

Ive been using Ubuntu right along (years) I was surprised when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the disks utility wasn't installed by default. Why was it left out?? As in, how do we get it added back in ...
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Mate Ubuntu 14.04 battery indicator not showing status

I got Ubuntu 14.04 MATE. But battery indicator is not showing properly even after connecting the power cable or disconnecting. It just shows what's when started. Image-1 when power connected: Power ...
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Have lightdm installed but no switching icon on login screen

I can't get to my Mate desktop. I installed libmate-desktop-2.17, mate-desktop, and mate-desktop-common (all show up with green box in synaptic package installer). I also installed lightdm. I ...
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Dropbox notification icon not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 with Mate Desktop 1.8.1

Apologies if this sounds similar to related questions, but I have searched and read many posts without finding a satisfactory answer. Did some digging on my own ... here is what happened and a ...
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Is there a “To do list” after installing Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 [closed]

Is there a "To do list" after installing Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1. Can you anyone recommend a web site or can I go with a "To do list" for Ubuntu 14.04.1 that are out there? Thanks! -Mo
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vino-server doesn't start automatically

*Sorry for my terrible English **Ubuntu Mate 1.8.1** **Linux operator 3.16.0-28-generic #38-Ubuntu SMP Fri Dec 12 17:37:40 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux** How to make vino-server starting ...
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How to override the screensaver settings in the MATE desktop:

I installed mate onto Ubuntu 14.04. Before installing mate, I had the Unity and LXDE (Lubuntu Packages) desktop enviroments installed. I installed mate and rebooted. After that, I got two network ...
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Add Global Menu to MATE 1.8.1 (ubuntuMATE) [closed]

I just installed ubuntuMATE 14.04; honestly, I love it. However, I'm missing the global menu from Unity and older mate distros. Does anyone have any idea on how to get Indicator Applet Appmenu ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04: How to disable window maximizing when title bar dragged to top of the desktop [closed]

Default behavior on my fresh install of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 has the active window maximize when the title bar is dragged up to the top of the window. I'm not at all a fan of this behavior. I have tried ...
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Can't start default file manager on Ubuntu 14.04

I run an Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and access it remotely with X2Go. Currently I have tried both Mate and LXDE but neither works correctly. I can log in and browse the desktop menu, but no desktop icons ...
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Rhythmbox and iPod Shuffle (4th gen) volume

Under Ubuntu 14.04 (MATE) Rhythmbox detects my iPod Shuffle (4th gen) without any additional configuration. I can transfer songs to it, however, once I do so, the volume is considerably lower when I ...
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Removing Universal Access features removes ubuntu-mate-desktop

I am in no way impaired and want to remove every and all features of my ubuntu-mate distribution that I definitely do not need --- to free up as much space as possible (I only have 8 Gigs of space). ...
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Window snapping in Ubuntu MATE

I know how to enable window snapping in MATE Desktop, and it works. My problem is this. By default, Window A fills half the screen, and Window B fills half the screen, and you can't click and drag the ...
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Move menus to panel and hide decorator on maximize with Ubuntu MATE?

I had a brief look at Ubuntu MATE today and it seems very nice for some uses I have. However, one thing I'm missing, is the ability to move menus from the window and onto the panel and to hide window ...
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How can I get a network applet in MATE panel?

I have Ubuntu MATE 14.10. Today, I accidentally removed the applet from the panel which lets me choose the WLAN network. How can I get it back? (The same applet seems to have shown the battery ...