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MATE not showing up after install

I just used Synaptic to install MATE Desktop Environment on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer. It installed successfully, but after rebooting, it's not showing up on the login screen. My only options are to ...
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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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Windows 7 wont boot from grub

Just installed ubuntu mate on my machine at work, as a dual boot. (was planning on keeping windows, as i have to occasionally write c#) although I'm a Linux user. Grub will boot into ubuntu fine but ...
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Damaged battery notification in

I have been struggling with a dramatic decrease of battery life on my laptop ever since I switched from Windows to Ubuntu. Today, someone said that it might be the issue with Unity, so I installed ...
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External monitor not going to sleep (MATE 15.04)

System : Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Machine : Toshiba Radius P55W-C5200 External monitor : Lenovo 23" IPS LED HD uname -a 3.19.0-25-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 24 21:16:27 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i686 ...
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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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Two different workspaces for two monitors

I know this question has been asked before in the last 5 years or so, but my situation seems to be different. I recently aquired a new monitor for my laptop and I'd like to view a separate workspace ...
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Can I install xscreensaver on Mate Ubuntu 64 bit?

I tend to like the xscreensaver. It allows me configure its gltext module as a clock, which also displaying a current date. I wondered If I can install it onto Ubuntu Mate 64 bit, so I won't brake ...
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Compress files menu: password grayed out

I am trying to password protect a compressed file, but the option to do so is greyed out. I am using Ubuntu 14.02 Mate. How can i password protect a compressed file?
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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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Graphical authentication agent doesn't trigger once I changed from desktop environment

I recently switched from Mate to Unity (just installed unity-desktop and removed mate-desktop) with all dependencies and suddenly, the graphical polkit window. For example, when I try to launch ...
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Will add an option in Mate DE to the proper multi-monitor support along with a quick setup dialog with most used modes? [closed]

It would be very appropriate add to new display settings new UI and includs proper multi-monitor support along with a quick setup dialog with most used modes. Today, a good example in this respect is ...
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Ubuntu Mate (raspberry) upgrade kernel Version

I have the latest Ubuntu-MATE image on my raspberry. I configured rpi-update from github but it is not upgrading kernel version although it says that it has upgraded it. However the latest kernel ...
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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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Cannot install ubuntu-mate-core

I've seen the questions about conflicting packages and proposed solutions, but after hours trying, I still cannot install ubuntu-mate-core in my 14.04, due to the package conflicting with itself (more ...
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Ubuntu mate themes not working

I am new to all of this, Linux included, so please forgive me if this question has already been posted before. If it was, I have not been able to find it. Basically I need help with installing new ...
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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 ...
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Terminal session message: unable to find PtrFeedbackClass — Ubuntu Mate 15.04

Running a fairly stock install of Ubuntu Mate 15.04 the following message started showing up each time I open a terminal session: Here is some xinput output: unable to find PtrFeedbackClass for ...
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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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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE: touchpad sensitivity problems

(I also posted this in the Unix/Linux Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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Network applet missing from notification area after upgrading to Ubuntu MATE 15.04

I just upgraded from Ubuntu MATE 14.10 to 15.04. After the upgrade, the network manager icon, which I had in the notification area until then, was gone. How can I restore it?
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Where are panel applet information stored in mate?

I had an Ubuntu installation that no longer boots. I had mate-panel. There were useful bits of code I wrote into the custom panel applets. Where is the information about custom application launchers ...
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Weird range issue on ubuntu mate on laptop

i have recently installed ubuntu mate 14.04.2 and have got a strange problem with my os The issue is that ubuntu mate shows a very low range on wifi even when it should show a good range I have ...
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How to make CapsLock act like ~` on Ubuntu MATE

I want CapsLock to act like ~` (send til when pressed, send grave accent when pressed with shift). I did that on Windows with an AutoHotKey script, but I cannot find a way to do the same on Linux. ...
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Compiling Thunderbird 38 on Ubuntu Mate (Raspi)

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 on a Pi 2. Most of the things work out really fine. But the Lightning Addon seems to be buggy (most of the buttons cannot be clicked). So I tried to compile a more recent ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate on Raid 1

I wanna install ubuntu mate desktop 14.04 LTS on Raid 1 - preferably with LVM and Encryption. tha farthest i got so far is. booting live system installing mdadm, creating a raid starting ...
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HP Compaq 6715s sound

I have HP Compaq 6715s with Ubuntu Mate 15.04, and my sound is not working. I can see audio HW in lspci command, but I can't see it in the sound settings... Sorry for English, I am from Slovakia.
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Ubuntu MATE: If no sound is playing it will automatically mute

Hi iam have Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my Notebook, which has physical buttons for volume control (+, -, mute). Whenever plays no sound mute indicator turns red and it will play something like beep (not ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04: Skype font, mouse and look bug

i recently installed Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my computer, I want have skype but this happend: (Mouse also changed (old ugly black kde mouse)). Any solution to fix this bug?
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Oracle java 9 installer fails on ubuntu mate

I'm trying to install Oracle Java 9 on Ubuntu Mate 15.04 (raspberry pi 2) and getting the following errors: sudo apt-get install oracle-java9-installer Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Can't open pdf file with 'atril' window in tmux

I am using ubuntu-make 14.04 and in tmux, when I try to open a file in command as: atril <some_pdf_file> I got this error message: (atril:11587): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 keeps crashing after login

Okay, so I can boot up and login into my system, but will only last few seconds, then I get blank screen and then the system restarts after a few moments. System details: Ubuntu 14.04 Processor: ...
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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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Can't log in after installing Mate

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today but because I don't like unity I got rid of it with this guide http://www.tecmint.com/remove-unity-and-install-cinnamon-and-mate-desktop-in-ubuntu-14-10/ It worked ...
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Xfce Feature, Scroll to Select a Window, Implement on Other Window Managers

I am using xfwm, Xfce 4.11, in Xubuntu 14.04. I really like the option to "Raise windows when any mouse button is pressed." It is under Window Manager Tweaks > Accessibility. I like it because I can ...
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Window snapping in Ubuntu MATE

I know how to enable window snapping in MATE Desktop, and it works. My problem is this. By default, Window A fills half the screen, and Window B fills half the screen, and you can't click and drag the ...
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Steam won't work after MATE 14.04 updates.

Every time I download an update for 14.04, I am unable to start Steam. I get an error to the effect of "OpenGL is not using direct rendering". Up until now, my way around it is to ignore the ...
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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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how to change theme in mate ubuntu?

i tried using Ubuntu tweak but it doesn't work in Ubuntu mate and i even tried gnome tweak tool even that doesn't work for me . is there a way to change the theme in mate . i store my themes in a ...
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How to calibrate monitor in Ubuntu Mate

Question: How can I calibrate my monitor in Ubuntu Mate without extra hardware? Details: I have installed gnome-color-manager but no gui is available and I can't find an ICC profile file for my ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu Mate 15.04 on a Raspberry 2 without display and keyboard?

I read at https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/ the following: NOTE! There are no predefined user accounts. The first time you boot the Ubuntu MATE image it will run through a setup wizard where ...
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How do I stop Chrome hijacking link intent?

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 15.04 and ever since I installed Google Chrome it's hijacked every clickable link. Firefox is set as my default browser but links from apps are opening in Chrome. Default was ...
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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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Gvfs folder location in Ubuntu Mate 15.04

Despite this question Where ".gvfs" has gone in 14.04 , the folder I found in /run/user/1000/gvfs is empty, but I have 3 mounted samba shares. Even locate .gvfs gives no results and all ...
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How can I remove one of the two MATE panels without using the GUI?

On a default installation MATE sets up two panels (top and bottom), I'd like to have the top panel removed using mateconftool-2 or another tool using the command line (Terminal). I can't find how to ...
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How do I install MATE (the desktop environment)?

I have seen several youtube videos that are showing MATE (The Gnome 2.x fork) installed in 11.10. How can I install it to test it out in 11.10 and above. If it helps the only sources I know of are: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (Mate Desktop) Application and utility windows invisible

I am running ubuntu 14.04 with mate desktop. It has been my recent experience that my windows either launch invisible to my gui or become that way during use. For example when I right click in my ...
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xorg discrepancies between Unity and Mate

After wasting lots of time with Unity trying to configure some 3 monitors with acceleration properly, i tried xfc and also Mate where the displays and acceleration performs well, out-of-the-box, ...
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How do I remove a MATE panel applet from the terminal?

I want to be able to script a setup of a MATE desktop environment. I want to be able to add and remove applets without the GUI. Specifically, I'd like to be able to remove the workspace switcher.