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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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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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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 ...
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Mate will not allow completion of install

I have both Windows boot manager and 14.04.4 LTS on my Asus k200ma. I'm trying to upgrade LTS to mate but the install now button is inactive whenever I select that or any other option. What can I do ...
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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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How do I get the full MATE desktop after installing Ubuntu? mate-desktop-environment isn't complete

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04, and somewhere I read that I can install 'Mate desktop environment' on top of Ubuntu 15.04, but, this does not look like how I have anticipated, this Mate does not has the ...
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I can't find some packages in trusty! (virtualbox) [duplicate]

Hi folks of Ubuntu community! I've a weird problem with virtualbox in ubuntu trusty (14.04) I have 2 computers (one laptop the other not, but same ubuntu version, and x86_64) and I've realized I had ...
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I was trying to remove Thunderbird but I saw ubuntu-mate-dektop package was also being removed

I am running Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my system. I was trying to remove Thunderbird using sudo apt-get autoremove thunderbird but then noticed that in the list of packages to be removed, there was also ...
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How to keep volume above 100% on other desktop environments?

On Ubuntu in the pulseaudio control panel there is a small check-box that allows the user to increase the max output from 100% to 150% permanently as long as the box is checked. Ubuntu is the only ...
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Steam not starting MATE 15.10 [duplicate]

I installed steam on Ubuntu Mate 15.10, and i cannot open it. I opened system monitor and I saw steam running, so i closed it and I reopened it and nothing. Its status is sleeping if that helps. I ...
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How to get an applications menu or panel, in ubuntu - mate 15.10?

Just installed ubuntu-mate 15.10 64bit on a toshiba laptop. The install went well but after several boots, I cannot get an applications menu or a panel tp come up on the desktop. I have tried every ...
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Fn keys can't adjust brightness MATE desktop

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and removed Unity and installed MATE. Now, the Fn keys on my keyboard can't adjust brightness. Here's the thing that makes it extra extr confusing: my brightness worked ...
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would switching to mate increase performance?

if I switch my Desktop environment to MATE would the performance increase? what changes can i expect from installing mate ontop of my ubuntu
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Ubuntu MATE battery indicator

By default Ubuntu MATE battery indicator shows remaining time and percentage only when you hover on the battery icon.Otherwise it doesn't show any numbers: Is it possible to make it behave like the ...
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TeamViewer for a rasperry pi 2, ubuntu mate problems

Okay where to start... I have a rasperry pi 2 model b, and recently installed ubuntu mate so I could set up a pc-tv with control on your phone. HOWEVER, the only issue is, i cannot find a working ...
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connect to server crashes mate-panel

I've experienced this several times on all the computers I have, running Ubuntu mate.I have a networked folder, and I want to edit some files, when I goto load the networked folder, the panel stops ...
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laptop shows no login screen Ubuntu Mate

I have Ubuntu Mate 15.10 and Windows 10 installed on my laptop as a dual boot. For some reason, after I select Ubuntu in GRUB, the login screen (greeter?) is not showing. The screen is completely ...
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Ubuntu MATE 15.10 no network connection when coupled with OpenVPN

Good morning everyone, Apologies if this has been asked before - to my best understanding knowledge and research, there is nothing that answers this issue... that I can understand with my limited ...
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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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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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Regularly changing screen resoution - potential problems

I frequently connect to my home computer using VNC. I connect from computers with different monitor resolutions. I like to run my VNC client in full-screen mode, so as a result I'm frequently changing ...
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Ubuntu - Install Mate Desktop - Themes missing?

I just installed Mate on top of Ubuntu by the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu oneiric main" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mate-...
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Cooler harddisk = faster harddisk?

So I was using Ubuntu XFCE, now I installed the Ubuntu MATE, and I noticed a slowdown sometimes. File manager tooks often 3-5 seconds to load Desktop will rarely freeze for a 2 seconds Once my ...
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Ubuntu MATE mouse/touchpad acceleration

I've been using Ubuntu MATE since september and it's the only disto that I've seen that uses 4.x.x kernel that supports Focaltech touchpad's which are used on Asus laptops. The only problem I have ...