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How to install Cangjie (Traditional Chinese) input for Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPc

I am a newbie to Linux (and Ubuntu). Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPC on PowerMac G5 dual 2.3GHz, with English (US) as the selected language and keyboard. Then installed (?) Cangjie 3 with "sudo ...
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Migrating from ubuntu 14.04

currently I am using ubuntu 14.04 on Dell latitude 3550 i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, 16 gb ram, 500gb hdd. I use it mainly for programming, using Intellij ulitmate 14.1.7. The system hangs up a lot and I ...
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Intel HD graphics not working properly

I currently have an Nvidia GTX GPU in my system. I want to remove it from my computer and use only Intel HD graphics. However, when I attempt to use the hdmi and dvi ports on the motherboard, nothing ...
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How to remove everything MATE related?

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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Why is Disks not in Ubuntu Mate?

Ive been using Ubuntu right along (years) I was surprised when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the disks utility wasn't installed by default. Why was it left out?? As in, how do we get it added back in ...
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Cannot mount ubuntu mate arm on /dev/loop0

I'm trying to customize ubuntu mate image for raspberry pi, by adding some software, which needs to be installed on OS install. However, when trying to mount with command: sudo mount -o loop ...
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I seem to be unable to connect to wifi networks in Ubuntu MATE [duplicate]

When I go to connections settings, I need to create a type of connection that needs an SSID. I'm not sure how to got a list of nearby wifi connections. I can connect through ethernet, but I have no ...
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Steam is an “essential system package”?

Today I installed Ubuntu MATE. I went to the software boutique section from the welcome screen to start installing software, I install Steam however it doesn't work no matter how many times I click it....
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ibus doesn't work in libreoffice, pluma etc in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have iBus with Sanskrit (IAST) and Bengali layouts. Besides that I have English and Russian keyboard layouts. iBus works in other applications (Firefox, Thunderbird), but doesn't work at all in ...
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Openbox changes aren't taking effect at all on Ubuntu 16.04

Im running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and I click the gear icon on login to use openbox. And no matter what changes I make to the rc.xml file and no matter if I restart it or reconfigure nothing happens at all....
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Does Ubuntu comes with MATE flavor?

I know about Linux Mint, but is there any 'Ubuntu' out there with MATE?
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How to make a 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu MATE iso?

I have been trying to create an iso containing both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Ubuntu MATE. When I boot up o a VM, it shows the grub screen, but if i select anything, the VM hangs, if its 32 bit, ...
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NetGear WNA3100M Wireless N300 not detecting any WiFi

On Ubuntu Mate 16.04. Did the steps in my own question here, but to no avail. The output of lsusb is exactly as in the former question, except the device is on Bus 002. At the time of the first ...
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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 ...
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No control over screen brightness on Ubuntu-Mate 16.04

I'm running Ubuntu MATE on a samsung N210 netbook, which is rather old. I had it running Ubuntu 14.04, till yesterday, and the screen brightness control worked fine since day one. After installing ...
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Boot Problems - Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have some serious boot problems. When I boot my ThinkPad T450s I can unlock my drive using normal Ubuntu password encryption. Then I get a kind of terminal (or shell, I guess its the same) and 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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How can I fix duplicate icons for Telegram?

Using XFCE or MATE desktop I get two icons for Telegram in the Applications > Internet menu: clicking either of these icons launches the application (and if I click either one while telegram is ...
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Completely remove MATE desktop from Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu MATE 16.04 on my laptop. I have installed Cinnamon 3.0 using embrosyn's PPA However, now when I try to login to my laptop, every time I have to select the Cinnamon desktop manually, ...
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Taskbar not apearing in ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have dell latitude e4300 core 2 due laptop. I installed Ubuntu mate 16.04 and properly updated it, but for the past week, the taskbar has not been displaying and other options are not appearing. I ...
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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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Ubuntu mate 16.04 matlab installation permission denied

Please refer the image above. I am not able to proceed with the installation of Matlab on Ubuntu Mate 16.04 x64. Please help me to proceed further.
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Problem with fonts Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I have changed rendering to Sub-pixel smoothing(LCDs) and now I have same light and regular widths of fonts. Also know it doesn't show any difference between medium and bold fonts. When I try to ...
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What does KP mean in keyboard shortcuts?

In Ubuntu MATE, I'm looking at the tiling shortcuts but I'm not sure what KP means. For example Ctrl+Alt+KP Right for Tile window right.
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Include music app options into volume icon

I recently changed over to mate from unity on my laptop. Everything is great, brilliant even, but I am really missing Unity’s integration of music/ video apps into the volume icon. Is there a way of ...
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Ubuntu MATE Raspberry Pi Kodi Broken

When I try to open Kodi in Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on my Raspberry Pi 3 it gives the following messages: caleb@calebs-pi:~$ kodi /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/kodi/kodi-xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma ...
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Can't change desktop environment

After an automatic update of the kernel on my Ubuntu 16.04 x64 I've lost any possibility to login (login loop problem). So, with Mate env I've solved a nvidia problem and installed Gnome desktop. ...
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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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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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I'm connected to Internet but network manager applet shows off-line in ubuntu-mate 16.04

I have installed ubuntu-mate 16.04 on my desktop. I'm using Idea Net Setter device for Internet connection. My problem is that my PC is connected to Internet and Internet connection is working ...
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Does “mate” desktop environment use graphics acceleration?

Does "mate" desktop environment use graphics acceleration ? I know that Unity uses graphics acceleration, while Xfce doesn't. The reason I am asking this is because I need as simple as possible ...
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Network-manager behaving erratically Ubuntu 16.4 Mate

Clean install of Ubuntu Mate 16.4 on a Vizio CT-15 has issues with network manager. Indicator applet will sometimes show the up/down arrows as if it were connected to Ethernet when it is connected to ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 update wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop?

I've seen Apt wants to remove ubuntu-mate-desktop, but this is different. I use MATE desktop, and my Ubuntu is: $ uname -a Linux MYPC 4.2.0-36-generic #42~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 13 17:27:22 UTC ...
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Eclipse and Spring Tool Suit (STS) hangs all the time in ubuntu mate

I find this problem with many of the linux and eclipse users who are facing this problem. When I use any other application like chrome, vlc or gimp, ubuntu mate 15.10 works fine. But when I run ...
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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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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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Changing input method (language) works in Unity but not in Mate

I use Ubuntu 16.04 in English and Hebrew, and keep it up to date. I started looking at alternate DE's and installed Mate. In Unity changing between the languages works either by pressing Alt + Shift ...
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Ubuntu Mate Caja Wont Apply Theme After Restart

I usually set my MATE theme as ambiant-mate with darkmate color scheme, but when I restart, caja wont apply the theme, unless I restart it. How can i make it so, that it is a permanent change without ...
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mouse focus problem

I've just installed ubuntuMate 16.04 and am encountering a very annoying problem. After using the pc for a while: - it becomes impossible to change focus to another window by mouse click - it is ...
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Software to assign bandwith to each program?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and I'm searching a software to control how many bandwith is assigned to each program. Something so I can assign for example to Firefox the 50% of my bandwith, to ...
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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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colordepth won't be set to 8 on an intel HD chipset

I have a laptop from 2012. average graphics- intel i5-520M with its appropriate intelHD graphics- and I have a bizzarre compulsion to view it in greyscale. Trying to set the colourdepth in xorg to 8,...
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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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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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Installing Ubuntu in SSD + HDD system

I own an Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 laptop which came bundled with Windows 7, to which I added an Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot. I plan to get rid of Windows and install Ubuntu Mate 16.04 as the main, ...
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Steam will not work on low colordepth

I have a laptop with that has a low color depth setting (I set it to 8 with StaticGray, or 256 grays), an Intel I5-520M, its appropriate intel HD graphics, and steam. However, Steam flat-out refuses ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...