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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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I installed ubuntu MATE 15.10 without grub boot loader, now I want to use grub

I had some drivers issues with standard ubuntu 14.04 so I tried to install ubuntu MATE to virual box in windows 10 first to try it. I liked it so I decided to dual boot it. Some time age I installed ...
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5 seconds grey screen before ubuntu MATE login screen

When I boot up my PC, first it shows as always asus screen for 1 seconds and then it proceeds with simple gray screen for 5-6 seconds and then it starts to boot into ubuntu MATE. Can I skip this grey ...
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what is xfsprogs doing in ubuntu install?

I was just watching Ubuntu installer do its thing, and it said "completely removed xfsprogs". I'm just wondering why it installed it? This is a clean install. is xfsprogs part of the installer (Mate ...
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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:
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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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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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Ethernet Network disconnected

I try to figure it out why my Ethernet Network is disconnected. My Wi-Fi is working. My OS is Ubuntu Mate 15.10, which is up-to-date. Here is the output from lshw -C network: *-network ...
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thumbnail for list view?

I like the thumbnail view in icon view, and the sorting capabilities for list view in Ubuntu Mate. Is there a way to get thumbnails in the list view in Ubuntu Mate?
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Libre office never opens

I have a new installation of ubuntu mate 15.10, where libre office never opens. The window appears, but the document never fills out. I saw someone recommend doing apt-get purge libreoffice but I ...
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Ubuntu Mate windows slow to open and close

I just installed Ubuntu mate, 15.10 on a friend's Dell Latitude E6420 (which is listed as Ubuntu certified hardware). The windows are slow to open and close, there is a delay between clicking the ...
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Ubuntu MATE 15.10 USB issue

Why is it that Ubuntu Mate 15.10 i386 Live CD can view USB devices, but if it is installed on the HDD as in a standard installation, the USB storage device can mount but doesn't appear in the file ...
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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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Audio not working after switching to Ubuntu 15.10

I have some audio problems in my netbook (Asus eeepc). I used to work with lubuntu 14.04 and audio was perfectly working after pulseaudio installation. I decided to change to Ubuntu Mate 15.10. After ...
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how can I close this dropdown terminal?

I must have hit something, I have a huge terminal window in the top third of my screen. (which is kinda nice, but It covering up my desktop, I don't know how I opened it, and I cant seem to close it. ...
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Ubuntu Mate Black screening problem

So my Acer Aspire E5-511-P2D6 and I decided to install Ubuntu Mate 15.10 (I've been getting this problem with all distros and distribution versions from 14.04+) So I installed it but now I'm getting ...
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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 ...
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Autoclicking when press hold the Ctrl key and a Mousepointer on my Ubuntu-mate 14.04

I got creepy issue with ctrl key, touch pad and mouse clicks When I press and hold Ctrl click, which ever window my mouse pointer is, it takes it as an action, either opens new window on firefox ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu from Usb 1

I've been struggling booting from usb to install Ubuntu for few days. I tried new Ubuntu Mate 15.10 .iso file from official website but it didn't boot (using Unetbootin) then I was suggested to use ...
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why is Update replacing custom files without asking?

I was using Vivid, and got a message today about upgrading to Wily. I said ok, and set the terminal so I could watch it. I got a message about having my custom nignx site config files changed. I ...
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Wrong chown used

I just made a huuuge mistake. I typed the following as root: chown chris ./ So it change perm to everything! Now I have problem booting because of these permissions. How do I fix it?
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More than 12 custom key bindings in Ubuntu Mate

Using gsettings or dconf-editor, one may set 12 general purpose keys to arbitrary commands in Ubuntu Mate 14 (in the schema org.mate.Marco.global-keybindings, keys run-command-1 through ...
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Mate desktop: missing indicator icons

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with all the latest updates on 64bit machine. I prefer to use Mate since it so far was the only desktop manager that did everything I wanted and did none of the things I do not ...
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vertical screen tearing when scrolling

I have a Radeon X800 XL GPU I have been using for a while. Today I gave my 24" monitor to a friend, and set up 2, 22" monitors rotated. Things seemed to be working well, but I just noticed there is ...
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cant select “open with other”

I have some html files, and I wanted to open all of them from a folder. I double clicked, and I got a prompt to display in the terminal. So then I tried to right click, and open with Firefox, but that ...
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No microphone available (Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition)

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04--the version preloaded on the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (2015). I've had it for less than a week. I've installed a bunch of software and changed some defaults (I'm running ...
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Lost access to sound settings/volume control in ubuntu MATE

This is my first time here, I hope I'm not missing any info. I was trying to install some music production software (LMMS, Ardour) on Ubuntu Mate 1.8.2 and was playing around with the sound as ...
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Ubuntu slows down

I had Ubuntu with gnome desktop and I didnt like it. So I installed Mate and at the beginning everything was ok but now ubuntu is really slow, mozilla has lags when i open a new tab, laptop got ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Mate - disable automatic screen lock and “Screen Lock” button over terminal

How can I disable that Ubuntu locks the screen after 5 minutes and how can I remove the "Screen Lock" button from the menu? I have to do it over a Terminal.
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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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Light blue screen when enabled opengl in compiz

I have a little problem with my opengl driver. When I use opengl in compiz or in chrome it breaks my color gamma. image1 image2 This is after I purge my fglrx driver and reinstall xserver-xorg, ...
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Remote Desktop - RDP blank screen and aborts after disconnect

Attention: I scrolled through a lot of questions and didn't find an answer, please don't mark this as duplicate! A similar question is already here, but sadly it didn't receive any answers. I'm ...
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Ubuntu Minimal Install - No desktop environment?

Note: I installed Ubuntu Minimal because of a bug in (apparently) all *buntu 15.04, 14.04 and 14.10 versions which cause the installer to hang when installing on my system before the partitioning ...
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Make Ubuntu Mate Look Like Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. I'm wondering if it's possible to make Ubuntu Mate look like the old Ubuntu (10.10). I want it to look exactly like this: Thanks!
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Can I upgrade Ubuntu MATE 14.04 to Ubuntu GNOME 14.04?

I am an Ubuntu MATE 14.04 user, because I wanted the old GNOME 2 UI, but now, I decided to upgrade. Can I upgrade to Ubuntu GNOME 14.04? Edit: I'd say, it's not completely installed. I can't find ...
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How to connect to WPA enterprise on Ubuntu MATE? [duplicate]

My college uses WPA & WPA 2 enterprise security for their WiFi network which requires a username and password. I enter these yet i get disconnected after a few seconds. Has anyone else had this ...
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Mate Desktop Environment won't uninstall from Ubuntu

I'm new to the community. I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and decided to install Mate Desktop Environment to use it instead of Unity. I have installed Mate DE from the following ...
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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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Ubuntu MATE cannot run make commands

I have a Ubuntu MATE install on a Raspberry Pi2 I'd like to install some drivers for my WiFi USB controllers but following the instructions for make only leads to it being unable to build properly. ...
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MATE system settings

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and using MATE. I am unable to find the tool for settings system preferences. Anybody know what to do about this?
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Browser helvetica rendering error causes text lines to be trimmed short

I'm running UbuntuMATE 15.04 on a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (2015). I previously ran the Dell-provided Ubuntu 14.04 on the same machine (with the MATE environment swapped in) and did not ...
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Ubuntu MATE Raspberry Pi image defect?

I downloaded the official Ubuntu MATE for Raspberry Pi image on their site. Strangely enough I am not able to un pack the tar ball either using the Archive Manager or command line tar xvf command. It ...
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Why won't YouTube in Firefox prevent the screensaver?

I've recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu MATE 15.04, but I'm experiencing some problems with the screensaver (or power saver?), while playing full screen videos on YouTube using the latest ...
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Mate, use gnome-screenshot instead of mate-screenshot

I am a big fan of Mate desktop. Simple and very functional. But there one thing I'd address to the mate desktop: its screenshot utility is too poor. The very single feature I miss there is being ...
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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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High resolution screen creates tiny icons and text with Mate desktop

I find it odd that in the year 2015, there is still a problem with operating systems not dealing correctly with higher DPI values. So if the resolution is high for the same screen size, all fonts, ...
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Upgrade MATE 1.6 to 1.8 with old fglrx on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm actually running U12.04 Precise and wanted to upgrade MATE 1.6 to 1.8, but it seems I have to partially update my whole system before. Actually I locked my fglrx to 2.8.960, since my grafics card ...
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how do I fix theses M4 macro errors?

I am trying to compile mate-desktop by running ./autogen.sh but the script terminates with these errors Checking for required M4 macros... libtool.m4 not found glib-gettext.m4 not found ...
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gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history

Two days ago I was using my computer as usual, when I noticed that the commands I used in mate-terminal were not saved in the history. I tried installing gnome-terminal. But it does the same. I was ...