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simple scan doesn't install drivers

I have a Canon scanner that has never not worked in Linux. I tried scanning today, and got a message I have never seen before shown here: Once the drivers (allegedly HP) fail to load, the scanner ...
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new NTFS partition wont mount via MATE

I have been having some trouble with Ubuntu Mate, not mounting NTFS partitions. This message stating the operation is pending appears, but the device never becomes usable. When I do sudo mount ...
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two finger scrolling won't work; ubuntu mate 15.04

I am running Ubuntu mate 15.04 in a VMware player, and am trying to get the two finger scrolling to work. I have Synaptics Touchpad V1.4 and it works in my host OS (windows 8). I've tried editing the ...
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Tails USB won't boot in ubuntu MATE 15.04

I have Ubuntu MATE 15.04 as my primary OS. I made a tails bootable usb but when I try to log in with it i get: No Caching mode page found Assuming drive cache: write through then it continues to ...
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Ubuntu MATE 15.10 menu bars not displaying correctly

As you can see in the above image, VLC's menu bar doesn't use the same Numix theme as the rest of my OS. Instead, it uses something that looks out of the 90's. It happens regardless of the theme ...
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Restore Unity after uninstalling Mate

I have Ubuntu 15.10. Recently I wanted to try Mate so I installed. But after installing it I noticed that some Unity elements behavior changed. Typically I found that: When I scroll over the icon ...
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Slow Internet Connection using Wifi On ubuntu Mate 15.10

I have installed ubuntu mate 15.10 with Windows 10 but wifi works very slow. I have following router: 07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3290] ...
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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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ubuntu mate 14.04 black screen when switching monitors

I have an issue with my ubuntu mate when switching monitors, first I have to mention that I installed ubuntu 14.04 from the offical website, and then I added the MATE desktop manually and decided to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Kubuntu installation hangs: Version 15.04

I have been trying to install several of the 15.04 ubuntu based distros recently and noticed that they all hang on the installation step where you are asked if you would like to download updates while ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...