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How to upgrade Mate 1.6 to 1.8 in Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Mate using the official directions (http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download) but it installed 1.6 instead of 1.8. How can I upgrade in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Change lockscreen in MATE?

I want the lightdm-webkit-greeter to be mine lockscreen, do you know how to change it? I found a way how to add Xscreensaver screensavers to mate-screensaver or even change background, but no word on ...
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where is the firefox menu in ubuntu mate?

I recently installed ubuntu MATE 14.04.LTS as OS. most programs bring a menu "below"/underneath the window-"bar" (I am sorry about the unspecific vocabulary, i'm noob) - you know, the place where you ...
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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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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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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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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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exspected new version alert did not appear on release date

I have run 15.04 from beta one +2. Now that the release date of 23rd April has come and gone, I tried sudo apt-get update and upgrade. I suspect the Vivid repositories in update manager need to ...
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Hack Battery Preference for Gnome 2 MATE on Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on my 32-bit computer. However, I missed the Gnome Desktop Environment so I installed MATE 2. I have encountered a problem with the battery preferences. I don't want to put ...
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Save openVPN password using network manager

I'm using network manager on Ubuntu 12.04, with Mate as a desktop. The network manager is used to connect to the openVPN server. Each time I click to connect to the openVPN server, I'm required to ...
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Laptop with Ubuntu Mate 15.04 screen dimming after 10 seconds

I watch movies on Youtube, Popcorn or XBMC and after 10 seconds when I have my laptop disconnected from power the screen dims. I know that there is an option in dconf-editor for longer timeout but ...
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Skype crashing on Ubuntu mate 14.04

Sometimes Skype silently crashes. When I open the windows, they are just grey. I have to close them with xkill, and can't reopen Skype. When I try, I just get the clicking sound and see some ...
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Ubuntu Mate LTS 14.04 boot menu will not load OS

I am running ubuntu Mate 14.04 Lts and just recently I have not been able to boot with the grub boot manager. When I hit enter to load ubuntu, my screen freezes at the boot menu. I am able to login by ...
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VMware ubuntu mate: ubuntu has experienced an internal error

I installed Ubuntu mate at VMware and now I'm getting a window that contains Sorry ubuntu has experienced an internal error such as ExecutablePath usr/bin/mate-panel (and some other details ...
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Mate desktop weird red icons in top right corner, how to remove/fix?

I installed recently ubuntu-mate-desktop on 14.04 and I have those weird red icons in top right corner that do nothing and I don't know how to remove them. Anyone knows what that is?
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Cannot add any keyboard layout in MATE Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04

When I log in Unity or MATE by sitting down behind the display I can change keyboards. However if I connect to my work PC via xrdp and use MATE version is 1.8.1 I cannot. I need to use keyboard ...
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How do I make guake appear on monitor currently in use or only primary monitor?

Guake keeps showing up on my tv which is my secondary monitor. I am using Ubuntu Mate 14.10. How can I fix this issue?
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Black and white screen after “successful” LightDM login screen rotation in Ubuntu Mate 14.04

I have rotated LightDM login screen as suggested by Stephen and got black and white greeter (see photo). Sometimes the problem disappears after login, but occasionally it remains on session. I am ...
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Adjust window resize sensitivity

(Sorry for bad title) I'm using Mate and I have this problem when if I want to resize a window, the mouse icon doesn't switch to "resize mode" unless I am literally on the border of the window. I ...
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MATE - Missing Suspend and Hibernate buttons, pressing power button shutdowns system immediately

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.5 with all updates and with MATE 1.8.1 from PPA. With recent update I can't suspend or hibernate from mate-power-manager. If I press the power button the system shutdowns ...
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Why does my Mate interface in Ubuntu 14.04 look like it's from 1996?

I've been having some trouble recently with Gnome Flashback, so I thought I'd give Mate a try. I had actually tried Mate before on a different computer, and the interface was fairly slick looking, ...
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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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keyboard shortcuts don't work with MATE

I'm on a Ubuntu 13.04 machine with MATE 1.7 installed. I'm trying to open the keyboard shortcuts menu, but nothing happens. Anyway, I can reach it through: system option -> keyboard -> ...
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Ubuntu Mate 15.04 - steam refusing to open

I installed Ubuntu MATE, using open source drivers; sudo apt-get install steam Attempt to run steam - doesn't run. Checking activity monitor, steam sleeping sudo apt-get remove steam Then ...
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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.
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change terminal emulator in custom application launcher

My custom application launcher (which runs ssh) open in default terminal (which is mate-terminal). I want it to run the command in "konsole". I tried to change .bashrc as export TERM=konsole And ...
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Ubuntu MATE SSH Keys Not Working

I recently moved to a new place, made no changes to my SSH keys, and for some reason I can no longer authenticate via PuTTY to my Ubuntu MATE box. Has anyone encountered their SSH keys randomly stop ...
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How do I set up Awesome with MATE?

A tutorial called Quickly Setting up Awesome with Gnome describes the process of setting up Awesome window manager in such a way as to retain some features and advantages of GNOME. I figured MATE ...
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Installing Xampp on an amazon Ubuntu Instance: GUI Issue on XFCE4 and Mate Desktop environments

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop connection to connect to an Ubuntu Instance on Amazon. After downloading the .run file of Xampp and executing it using sudo ./xampp-linux-***-installer.run ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Mate + Compiz Hang when switching displays

I have a Thinkpad W540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (Intel Graphics) with Mate and Compiz. During normal operation things seem fairly stable, however any time I add or remove a monitor the display ...
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Task manager in ubuntu Mate 14.04

I am a new user to UBUNTU What is the equivalent of CTRL + ALT + DEL in UBUNTU MATE 14.04 to task manager as like Windows. From google I got this one CTRL + ALT + ESC but nothing is showing up when ...
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How are panel applets launched?

I have a misbehaving panel applet, which should launch an ssh session. I also have an applet which should launch Chrome. Yet, other panel applets work. the path to the launcher applets is ...
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panel applet launches xterm in mate

I have ubuntu with mate, and an ssh panel applet set to launch application in terminal. My default terminal application is mate-terminal. when I click the panel applet, an xterm opens! I would like ...
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Powermac G4 quicksilver 2002 won't boot any linux distro

I recently picked up a dual 1ghz powermac g4 quicksilver with 1gb of RAM, and a (i think 3rd party) VGA video output expansion to display on an HD TV. (more specs can be shown here) ...
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MATE Authentication

I am running mate 1.8 on armv7 pc linaro. The pc is headless so I'm connecting to it with tightvnc. I manually installed the ubuntu-software-center to try it out. Whenever I try to install something ...
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Have lightdm installed but no switching icon on login screen

I can't get to my Mate desktop. I installed libmate-desktop-2.17, mate-desktop, and mate-desktop-common (all show up with green box in synaptic package installer). I also installed lightdm. I ...
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vino-server doesn't start automatically

*Sorry for my terrible English **Ubuntu Mate 1.8.1** **Linux operator 3.16.0-28-generic #38-Ubuntu SMP Fri Dec 12 17:37:40 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux** How to make vino-server starting ...
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Rhythmbox and iPod Shuffle (4th gen) volume

Under Ubuntu 14.04 (MATE) Rhythmbox detects my iPod Shuffle (4th gen) without any additional configuration. I can transfer songs to it, however, once I do so, the volume is considerably lower when I ...
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Removing Universal Access features removes ubuntu-mate-desktop

I am in no way impaired and want to remove every and all features of my ubuntu-mate distribution that I definitely do not need --- to free up as much space as possible (I only have 8 Gigs of space). ...
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Move menus to panel and hide decorator on maximize with Ubuntu MATE?

I had a brief look at Ubuntu MATE today and it seems very nice for some uses I have. However, one thing I'm missing, is the ability to move menus from the window and onto the panel and to hide window ...
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Mate Indicator Applet Not Using Icon Theme

I recently switch to Mate on Ubuntu 14.04 (It's the best Linux Desktop/Distro combo available in my humble opinion.) Anyway the issue is that I have been doing some customization specifically the ...
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Volume and brightness meters gone after installing mate in Ubuntu 14.10

I installed mate, via the command: sudo apt-get install mate as it was already in the repositories from installation. Now, when I log back into unity, I can adjust brightness and volume with the ...
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switch layout of only one keyboard with applet

I got a complex keyboard setup and do already have a solution to some of my issues but no idea how to merge them: I am using a hybrid NEO/QWERTZ keyboard. I want to be able to switch layouts with ...
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Two netwok manager indicators and two Bluetooth indicators

After installing MATE 1.8 and then upgrading to ubuntu 14.10, when I logged on to unity I saw that I have two network manager indicators and two bluetooth indicators. However, the two bluetooth ...
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How to keep the screen alight all along

I'm using ubuntu-mate, the power management doesn't work. I've set it to never close the screen, but it always set the screen off after 5 minutes when idle. Is there any another method to set it? Is ...
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How to show all workspaces in one screen? (MATE environment)

Am I able to see all workspaces in one screen using the MATE desktop environment? If I can, how? I have compiz installed so if its posible to configure compiz in a way to be able to do this that will ...
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Blue Selection line appears in screenshots after installing MATE

So, I have Xubuntu installed with the default screenshotting program. Which is generically called "Take Screenshot". When selecting the "Selected Area" method MATE seems to have a different ...
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Removing unity and install mate 1.8

I want to install mate as the only DE on my machine and I want to remove TOTALLY unity and lightdm without causing conflicts. How to do that? I have an Acer aspire E-522 with a dual boot with W7 and ...