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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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How do I install cinnamon on Ubuntu server?

How do I install cinnamon and mate on ubuntu server 12.04? What are the dependencies? When I install cinnamon it doesn't start when I start the system and when I try to use it with startx command i ...
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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 do I set MATE 1.6 to use Compiz?

MATE desktop has recently migrated, as of version 1.6, from using mateconf-editor to gsettings. This breaks traditional solutions for changing MATE's window manager to Compiz.
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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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X2GO with Ubuntu Mate/Xfce 16.04 fails to start

X2GO with Ubuntu Mate 16.04 fails to start with the following error message in ~/.xsession-x2go-errors XSession-x2go: X session started for testuser at Fri Apr 26 22:30:23 EDT 2016 ...
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Not authorized to control networking

I have Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome with Mate. If I click on the networking icon on the top tool bar and try to do something like add a never before used Wifi or simply click Hardwire Connection 1 when I have ...
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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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Installing MATE desktop environment without installing the applications

I want to install MATE desktop only, without applications. I already have apps from GNOME 3 - nautilus, file-roller, gedit. But when I sudo apt-get install mate-core, it asks to install caja, pluma, ...
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How do I remove XFCE from my computer?

My computer is overheating because I got too many desktop environments installed like: MATE, Cinnamon and XFCE. I uninstalled them, but XFCE failed to uninstall. I get this error. sudo apt-get ...
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What's the difference between ubuntu-mate and ubuntu? [duplicate]

I understand MATE is a desktop environment, but what is the difference between ubuntu with a MATE desktop environment and ubuntu-mate ? EDIT: Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome is not a ...
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How can I add an applet to MATE from the terminal?

How could I add an applet to the MATE panel from the Terminal using mateconftool-2. I'm specifically asking for DockBarX, but I'd like to add other applets as well (MATEnu, Notification area and ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 unable to read DVDRW

This morning I opened this question here, and it was brought to my attention I was using an oldversion of MATE. I have upgraded to 16.04. Now, when I try to play the dvd, it spins up the disk, tries ...
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How to get back Unity Greeter? Replace MATE Greeter?

So I installed Ubuntu Mate desktop environment for my 14.04 LTS (Trusty) and I am really liking it but Mate also replaced the Unity greeter which I want back... I searched about how to get back the ...
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Nokia Booklet 3G - Black Screen with underscore after Linux install

my computer is Nokia Booklet 3G. I've tried to install Lubuntu and Ubuntu Mate. Both end up in same situtation. When the installation is ready, in the end it asks do you want to restart computer, I ...
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My Home Folder opens in Sublime Text

I'm using a fresh Ubuntu Mate 14.10 install. I installed Sublime Text 2 and now when I go to Places -> Home Folder/Desktop, it opens in Sublime Text instead of Caja. How do I fix this?
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Cannot choose gnome fallback after unistalling Mate Desktop

On Ubuntu 14.04, I have installed played around and then uninstalled mate dasktop. Then I installed good old gnome fallback, as I can not tolerate the left sidebar thing. However When I log out from ...