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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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How can I make Compiz work with MATE 1.6?

I'm using MATE 1.6 from the official MATE APT repo. I've tried enabling Compiz using the following steps, based on this guide and adapted for MATE 1.6: Open dconf editor Go to ...
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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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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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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+ ...
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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: ...
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Whats better for server for old netbook - Ubuntu Server or Lubuntu/Ubuntu MATE?

I want to use my old netbook for a Wordpress server (2Gb ram, 1.6GHz CPU), and I want it to be as resource and energy efficient as possible. I have already tried Ubuntu Server, Lubuntu and Ubuntu MATE ...
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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 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 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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Cannot install Atom on Ubuntu Mate

I have Mate 1.10.2 and have been trying to install Atom text editor (use it on my windows 10) but can't get it to install. I get this message. ryan@fr00t:~$ sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb dpkg: error ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install MATE terminal in Ubuntu

I want to install in my Ubuntu 12.04 only the MATE terminal. I don't want to completely migrate to mate, but I just want the terminal because I think it's a cool one. Thanks.
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change flavours from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) to MATE 15.04

Is there a way to change flavours from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) to MATE 15.04 without downgrading back to 14.10 first?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Mate Panel disappears while using Libreoffice

When using Libreoffice, if I click on a drop-down button (not the File menu and so on, but for example the text colour palette) and then click somewhere else, the MATE panel will disappear until I run ...
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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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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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Install other desktop managers

Now I want to change back to Ubuntu but I still do not like the unity desktop, so I was wondering if there are any problems in installing and using Gnome 3 or Mate as a Desktop manager with Ubuntu. ...
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How can I set panel to bottom, after installing MATE 1.4?

How can I move the Ubuntu 12.10 top panel to bottom, after installing MATE 1.4? How can I do that after removing it from top ?
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Is there a way to use Window Spread in MATE?

I run Precise with Unity3D on my primary laptop, and have grown very fond of the Window Spread feature in Compiz, which I have set to be activated with a top-left Hot Corner. I have recently acquired ...
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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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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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added display moves icons to extended desktop

I have my laptop set up with an extended display in Ubuntu mate. when I add the screen, all my desktop Icons move to the extended portion. How do I prevent that from happening? I have been using ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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LTSP Localapps rus files

Good day everyone! I am installed on ubuntu server 14.04 a LTSP server and GUI Mate. When, i'm trying open russian named files, with ltsp-localapps command, i see window with error message, about what ...
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Shut-down/Restart/Power-up “work” as Suspend on a Lenovo g50-70 running Ubuntu MATE 15.10

As the title suggests; when it comes to shut-down/restart both suspend the laptop unless I go with sudo -shutdown which works as expected. When powering-up, it goes through the GRUB (since I'm ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 + Hyundai W220d = red tint or blue is missing

this is my first post here and I'm kind of new on linux. I have a Raspberry Pi 2 on ubuntu mate with a Hyundai W220d screen. The exact config (Raspberry Pi 2 on ubuntu mate with the same HDMI wire) ...
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Ati weird screen flickering in Ubuntu MATE 15.10

I have a hard drive with Ubuntu MATE 15.10 that I just went to the trouble of making it bootable on multiple devices-a brand new lenovo desktop with an AMD A6 with Radeon R4 graphics, and a decade old ...