A fork of GNOME 2 that offers a more traditional desktop environment.

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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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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 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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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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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 localuser:...
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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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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 Clock)...
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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 to remove Mate desktop from ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove desktop environments? I just installed the MATE desktop following the instructions here but im not satisfied with MATE (actually it totally looks like a mess) ...
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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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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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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 ...