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How to purge unity and mate from 16.04?

I had both unity and mate installed with my 16.04 desktop until I decided to move to Cinnamon DE(don't ask me why?). I'd tried removing mate DE succeeded in removing mate-desktop package , but the ...
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Computer Unresponsive 30-45 Seconds After Starting Ubuntu 16.04 Mate

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 Mate 32-bit on my old laptop, a Compaq Presario V5000, with 2GB RAM and 32-bit architecture. The OS boots up fine and I can log in. But, after 30-45 seconds the screen goes ...
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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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X2GO with Ubuntu Mate/Xfce 16.04 fails to start

X2GO with Ubuntu Mate 16.04 fails to start with the following error message in ~/.xsession-x2go-errors XSession-x2go: X session started for testuser at Fri Apr 26 22:30:23 EDT 2016 localuser:...
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Conky problem with compiz and mate desktop ubuntu 14.04

Conky has problem with compiz and mate desktop ubuntu 14.04. When I start conky widget , left/right clicking not work in desktop .I change own_window_type normal to own_window_type overridein conkyrc ...
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Optimize performance on Raspberry Pi 3 with Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

Hi Ask Ubuntu community! I just got finished installing/configuring Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS on my new Raspberry Pi 3 and I'm loving it! Is there anything else I can do to help make Ubuntu MATE not so ...
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Shortcut to “mate-screenshot -a” not working in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Just installed MATE on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 and I tried to get to mate-screenshot the same behaviour as gnome-screenshot does in Unity: just press Shift+Print to choose the portion of the ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 suspend issues

My system (HP Pavilion 15-ac630tx) hangs every time when I suspend. The screen is blank but the CPU fan is still spinning. None of the suggestions I have read (like switching to a terminal, various ...
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Cannot convert .wav file to .txt file using pocketsphinx

I'm new to to this Ubuntu. I'm using Ubuntu mate: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: Xenial Previously I had normal Ubuntu and I had installed ...
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Ubuntu Mate desktop scaling for 4k displays

I am trying to use ubuntu mate on lenovo y50 having 4k resolution .It seems there is no support for hidpi screens in mate . I was able to manage scaling in gnome desktop using gsettings set org.gnome....
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Ubuntu Mate: Change font color of Desktop Icon

How does one change the font color of Desktops Icon using Ubuntu 16.04 Mate and the gtk-theme Radiant-MATE from white to black? I add at the ende of /usr/share/themes/Radiant-MATE/gtk-3.0/gtk.css ...
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Driver/Resolution Problem Makes MATE 16.04 Useless

Just installed ubuntu mate 16.04 64-bit. Have screen resolution set as 1600x1200, which produces temporarily workable but distorted screen images. Native resolution is 1920x1080, but selecting that ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 And Samba share

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 with mate, I am connected to my home network, but it seems like it's not possible to access Samba shared drive on the network. I correctly see the network resources but ...
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Ubuntu Mate For Rpi2 default resolution can't be changed

I have installed Ubuntu Mate 15.04 on my brand new RPI2 and the default resolution in the HDMI port is very small and can't be changed using system default display window. But when I play video using ...
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Ethernet network randomly disconnects

I installed Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 on my Dell Dimension 4700 Desktop. The Ethernet network randomly disconnects after a few minutes of use and in order to get a connection I have to disconnect and ...
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Is anyone got Ubuntu Mate PPC working properly on a 2004 eMac G4?

I have got a 2005 17" CRT eMac G4 with 512k ram running 10.4 Tiger and I am thinking of putting Ubuntu Mate on it. I already use it on my Raspberry Pi and on some old intel based notebooks at work (I ...
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Can't switch between input languages in MATE

Just today I installed MATE over Unity because I needed to fix some compatibility problems with my drivers, so it's very safe to say I'm not the least bit used to it. One thing I notice is that ...
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Colored horizontal lines when booting from GRUB

I have an annoying problem when I boot to windows from GRUB boot menu, I got always colored lines that disappear in seconds. I also tried to change my linux distro 3 times but I always get the same ...
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pdf is printing 10 pages off

I have a data-sheet for a motherboard I am working with: I tried to print page 136, but 126 came out of my printer. I thought ok, sometimes the pages don't match up exactly between the document and ...
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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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Can't boot ubuntu directly. Should I reinstall it?

I've migrated from Windows after 15 years of unsatisfaction. Installed Ubuntu MATE 15.10 on an old notebook that used to run Windows 7. The instalation went ok and I've been using the computer for a ...
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Compiz Desktop Size does not work after logout/login on MATE 1.12

I have configured Compiz under General Options -> Desktop Size to have 8 desktops. This works well in combination with Desktop Wall plugin, and I can switch over the 8 desktops with Ctrl+Alt+...
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Ubuntu Mate on Macbook - Flickering Screen

So I installed Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my 2014 13" Macbook Pro with Retina as a single boot. I wiped OSX off of my Macbook but kept the recovery partition just in case. For the first two hours it was ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit vs. Ubuntu Mate 15.10

I got some stops from using UCK creating a Mate 15.10 image. I have: uck 2.4.7-0ubuntu2 LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:...
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Changing the desktop to Mate

Background: I've installed xfce on my laptop and all worked great except for wi-fi. I've spent a week or so fixing it, then posted a question on Askubuntu. Chili555 helped me, but I afraid that help ...
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Expand root partition into second hard drive

I don't have much space left in my root partition and would like to expand it onto a second hard drive. I installed the current system using LVM. I also encrypted my current installation when I ...
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rtl8192cu Ubuntu Mate 15.10 issues

I have an Edimax Wireless adapter that uses the rtl8192cu driver. I followed the instructions provided in the post: NETIS WF2120 Wifi Adapter Drops Signal Within Seconds I even went as far as ...
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Laptop not booting after fresh ubuntu mate 15 install

I just installed Ubuntu Mate 15 onto my laptop. After a successful install, I can't seem to boot into the OS. There's a blinking cursor on the screen and that's it. I used a LiveCD to try repairing it ...
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Onboard does not send keys to the MATE login screen?

I have installed MATE desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit, and it also installed its own greeter, which I prefer: I believe this is the lightdm greeter (lightdm-gtk-greeter?), but I'm not sure. Anyways,...
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Solid colour desktop background doesnt work

I am in Ubuntu mate 15.10, (this effects me in 15.04 too) and the Appearance preferences do not allow me to set the desktop background to a solid colour. Yes, I can take a picture of something all ...
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How to Switch Top and Bottom Panel Bars in Ubuntu MATE

I am currently running Ubuntu MATE, and I am wondering if there is a way to simply switch the top and bottom panel bars. I want the bar with the 'Applications' menu and the task bar on the bottom, and ...
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How do I install MATE (the desktop environment)?

I have seen several youtube videos that are showing MATE (The Gnome 2.x fork) installed in 11.10. How can I install it to test it out in 11.10 and above. If it helps the only sources I know of are: ...
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Ubuntu Mate, Bluetooth “Failed to connect device”

I am running Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on a Raspberry Pi 2 and I'm having a problem connecting my Ipazzport bluetooth keyboard. Ubuntu detects it but when I run setup I get "Failed to connect device" Any ...
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Can't login to Ubuntu Mate 15.10, stuck at login screen

I'm going kind of crazy here, I can't login to Ubuntu Mate. It gets stuck in the pre login screen, it looks like something is loading forever. I have found some solutions for login loops, but they ...
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Wifi dongle can't be regonized by Ubuntu Mate 15.10

Today i plugged by new wifi dongle which chip is mt7601 but got fail,after I used command dmesg to find the answer i got this: [10545.574386] mt7601u: probe of 1-5:1.0 failed with error -2 so,how ...
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Caja only shows images and icons preview when root

I'm looking for the solution to this error for some time . I did not find anywhere. Caja could only see the icons of the images and videos when at root. How can I enable this functionality in normal ...
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How to change lock screen background Ubuntu Mate

I would like to change the lock screen background in Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I have found out how to change the background for unity by changing the com.canonical.unity-greeter setting but I can not find ...
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MAC address always changes

I have a host PC with a MATE desktop. And also i have embedded devices(beagleboard , edison etc.) . When i am working on them i share my internet/network by ttyUSB. But whenever i close them my host ...
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Blank Taskbar Mate Ubuntu 15.10

I get blank white bars on the top and bottom when I try to run mate in Ubuntu 15.10. Does anyone know what might cause this? Alternatively, is anyone running mate on 15.10 successfully and what was ...
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Wily Werewolf: Install MATE DE additional to Unity

Dear ubuntu community, I just upgraded a freshly installed ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 (wily werewolf) and installed additionally the MATE desktop environment using the following command as described in ...
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Save folder configurations for each folder?

Is there any way to save folder configurations like icon size or to change to list view for each individual folder? By the way I'm using Ubuntu Mate and it comes with Caja but this suppose to be ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu mate 15.10

Hi i'm trying to install buntu mate on my new pc. I had a wierd bug where it got struk after partioning; Window stuck on 'Force UEFI installation?' window after i figured this out i had to ...
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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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File manager keeps opening in loop

I am using Gnome with Mate. For some reason I have file manager constantly opening in a loop, so that I have 4-5 "Starting File Manager" items in my task bar. Does anyone know how to stop this or ...
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ASUS Xonar U3 causing problems with Ubuntu MATE 15.10

I am currently running Ubuntu MATE 15.10 on my Thinkpad X240 (i5 4200u, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD). I have tried to install my ASUS Xonar U3 on this device, but it causes several problems, especially in ...
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Touchpad Scroll resets after plugging in mouse

Whenever I plugin my mouse to my laptop, I lose the ability to two finger scroll on my touchpad, regardless of whether I unplug the mouse after that. I can solve it by the following line in command ...
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Prevent i3 from moving icons from mate panel

I recently installed i3 on my Ubuntu Mate 15.10 laptop, opting to keep the mate applications panel. However I recently rebooted the system, and everything except the calendar and shutdown widget has ...
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Mouse cursor hangs very regularly

Every few minutes (and sometimes repeatedly) my mouse cursor will hang (stop responding to any input) for a few seconds. This is incredibly annoying but compounding the problem is that every time this ...
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Having trouble changing trackpoint speed (Ubuntu Mate 14.04, thinkpad)

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time, and am trying to wrap my head around how to tweak it to my desires. I am having trouble changing the settings for the speed of the trackpoint on my ...
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Ubuntu Mate Need Help

I use a Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to install Ubuntu Mate on it. So I downloaded directly from the Raspberry Pi website. And then I used Linux Lili live creator to format it to my micro SD. But it says ...