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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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I cannot type a lowercase letter K in Ubuntu Mate on Lenovo P50

This is by far the strangest bug I have ever seen. I'm in the process of configuring a fresh installation of Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on a Lenovo P50 Laptop. I'm unable to type a lowercase 'K'. Uppercase ...
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How can I write a dynamically updated panel app / indicator?

I am trying to write some panel apps for ubuntu Mate. I know C/C++, and SDL reasonably well. I have seen the Mate-University panel apps github page, but i cannot get it to work properly / Im having ...
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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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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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Cannot change screen resolution in MATE

I just installed mate. It seems so windows98'ish and I cannot change the screen resolution. I change it to 1280x960 and it shows that it's changed but it doesn't change and resolution is still the ...
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Mate Panel gap between main menu and window list

I have a gap between the main menu and window list on Mate Panel, is there a way to remove the gap?
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Ubuntu mate caja right click on .desktop file, 'Open With Other Application' missing

I use Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Xenial Xerus (MATE verison 1.12) and when I right click on a .desktop file with caja there isn't any 'Open With Other Application' option, which is very annoying since I need ...
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Open new Mate-Terminal in home folder

I'm not sure if this is default behavior for mate-terminal. When I cd into a directory and then open a new terminal tab, it opens in the same folder. I'd like this to default to home instead of the ...
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ASUS ROG G551JK Backlight

I am new linux user and I have problem with my backlight. When I press the combination for turning it off, this appears on the screen. I use Ubuntu MATE 14.04 samuel@samuel-G551JK:~$ ls /sys/class/...
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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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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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I mistakenly purged gsettings-desktop-schemas; how can I recover?

Here's how things went from bad to worse: I wanted to remove an item (an icon) on the Unity-greeter top panel. (The greeter is the only Unity thing I use). So I made some changes in one of the Unity-...
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Ubuntu MATE, Cinnamon Desktop, custom icon set does not scale

I have a quite strange Problem with any custom icon set und Ubuntu 16.04 MATE. Steps to reproduce: Freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04 MATE version sudo apt-get install cinnamon* sudo apt-get purge ...
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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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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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Must manually restart lightdm to have it appear

I recently did an Ubuntu command-line install on my work laptop, then install Mate (core) and lightdm. I have an Intel graphics driver. When I turn on my computer, it boots to a black screen. Pressing ...
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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 to enable multimedia keys?

I've installed ubuntu mate 15.04 last night and I've just noticed that multimedia keys (play ,next ,pause ...) of my AOpen KB932 standard keyboard are not working. I'm confused because it was working ...
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How do you install mate 1.10 from source?

I have been trying to install mate 1.10. For several days. The ppa(s) give me 404 errors, and just don't work. the source packages give me an intertwined mess of dependency errors, missing m4 macros, ...
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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 ...
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Setting Compose Key

I'm not sure that asking the question in the right place.. How to set up Compose Key on Ubuntu Mate 15.04? I tried System -> Preferences -> Other -> Keyboard Shortcut. But I can't find anything ...
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How To Snap Align Desktop Icons On Ubuntu MATE

Essentially what I want is how Windows does it: 1) Icons are the same size. 2) There is a snap-to-grid alignment. A certain number of icons go up and down and left to right on the desktop. I know ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Save openVPN password using network manager

I'm using network manager on Ubuntu 12.04, with Mate as a desktop. The network manager is used to connect to the openVPN server. Each time I click to connect to the openVPN server, I'm required to ...
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Best desktop enviroment for old PC [duplicate]

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, there may also be duplicates, I just want to ask: Which will be the best DE for: Pentium 4 3.6 GHz (2007), 1GB DDR2 RAM, Intel 915G ...
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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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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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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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How to install GTK+ “clearlooks” and “murrine” to fix this problem on Ubuntu with MATE?

This message says that the theme will not work correctly until I install the GTK+ "Clearlooks" And this another message says that the theme will not work correctly until I install the GTK+ "Murrine"...
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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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Should I install these Ubuntu-Mate packages?

I'm looking at what Ubuntu Mate 16.04 installed when I installed it a few days ago and I'd like some opinions on some software that was left out. Right now, it appears that I only have mate-desktop-...
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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 can I make a script autostart after I log into my computer on Ubuntu Mate 15.10?

I'd like to automatically disable the touchpad on my Thinkpad X301 after the system boots up. I can successfully run the script manually, but when I try to execute it by any autostart method, it just ...
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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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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 bars,...
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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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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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Some programs don't appear in the Applications menu

Some applications don't appear in Applications menu MATE Desktop Environment. For instance, I would expect Chromium to show up under Internet... but it doesn't. I've checked all categories and ...
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'autoconf' 2.50 not found when compiling 'mate-common' 1.15.0

I wanted to compile mate 1.15 on Ubuntu 16.04, but when I run ./autogen.sh in mate-common-1.15.0 it outputs this : checking for autoconf >= 2.53... testing autoconf2.50... not found. testing ...
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How to remove everything MATE related? [duplicate]

I recently installed MATE desktop on ubuntu 16.04 and later decided to uninstall it. I did so using the commandsudo apt-get remove mate-desktop. It was uninstalled and was no longer available on the ...
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How to unfold Mate Menu on hover (hot corner)

One feature I like in Gnome desktop is the hot corner. it's easy to search for applications using the hot corner and also to look at open windows. Mate menu (could be added using right click --> add ...
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Disable Ubuntu MATE Window List Preview

I just installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04, and I've noticed that when I hover my cursor over a window button in the window list at the bottom of the screen, a little preview of the window will appear. I'd ...
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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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Install Ubuntu MSI GP72. ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating the _REG object of EC device. Broken bios is suspected

I want to install the ubuntu mate 16.04, I tried the ubuntu 15.10 and 14.04 and no one work, always it is showing [ACPI : EC: Fail in evaluating the _REG object of EC device. Broken bios is ...