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Questions tagged [mate]

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

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My Ubuntu laptop fan spins at random moments

My laptop originally came with windows 8.1 but after a year I started dual booting Ubuntu Mate. Everything was fine back then. One day I started playing heavy end games on my laptop that started the ...
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How to fix broken dropdown menu of HPLIP tray icon in Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS?

I have installed Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 LTS with all updates. Here I have installed HPLIP GUI with sudo apt install hplip-gui Then I after reboot I have hp-systray in the tray (indicator applet), but ...
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How to install minimal but functional MATE DE from network boot mini.iso?

Let's consider that we have downloaded network boot mini.iso (real Ubuntu version does not matter, but LTS is better). How should I install minimal but functional MATE Desktop Environment from it?
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Screen tearing on Ubuntu MATE 18.04

I have Ubuntu MATE 18.04 64-bit with 4GB RAM, Intel Duo CPU E8500 3.16 GHz processor and an Nvidia graphics card. I installed the Nvidia 340.107 driver from Software & Updates. How is it possible ...
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Ubuntu MATE - after update + removing outdated software, can’t get to login screen [duplicate]

I’ve been using Ubuntu MATE for several years now as my desktop. Have had several problems that ultimately required re-installs to overcome to get back up & running. I'm hoping not to have to re-...
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No close, minimize and maximize buttons when using arc-theme

As mentioned in the title, when i use Arc (or Arc based) themes on my Ubuntu MATE the window manager buttons disappear on some windows. Here are some examples : With My-Weather-Indicator app: ...
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Install mate-dock-applet for MATE panel on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)

I would like to have icons in the MATE desktop environment panel for all open applications. Found a solution located in the PPA webupd8team/mate called mate-dock-applet. I use 18.04. When trying to ...
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Change hide method of panel in MATE

Is there a way to change the method of hiding and unhiding the panel in MATE? In the properties it is possible to set Autohide, hiding the panel and unhiding it when moving the mouse pointer into its ...
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How to switch to Console/tty in Ubuntu 18.10?

I need to exit GUI / MATE and go to the terminal to remove/install the nouveau/nvidia graphics driver. How can I do this in Ubuntu 18.10, Ctrl+Alt+F1...F6 does not work (complete black screen), ...
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Shortcut for window fullscreen on MATE?

Is there any way to stretch a window using a keyboard shortcut to fullscreen or to the left half or right half within the MATE desktop environment? I am missing Super + Up or Super + Left.
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Can't boot after installing Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS

I was running Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS. For some reason, I had to reinstall it. I chose the option to erase the disk and install Ubuntu. After installation the setup asked me to remove installation media ...
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apt-get upgrade reports error in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I am using Ubuntu MATE 16.04. I think I had some broken packages which caused apt-get upgrade to return the following error: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 386704 files and ...
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Cannot find Wifi networks with Ubuntu 18.04.01 MATE

My problem is that I am unable to discover new wireless networks using the network manager. There is no option to do so under tray, and System > Preferences > Internet and Network > Network ...
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“Blackscreen” as displayoutput for Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on Raspberry Pi

I'm running Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and it worked well until I changed my PI's name (I know it isn't a good idea to change the PI's name afterwards but I had to do it for reasons). ...
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Firefox update fails; “Could not get lock” error when I run sudo apt upgrade [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu MATE in my p.c. Now when I opened browser Mozilla Firefox it searched for a update. So I have been updating it but it fails every time. sudo apt update ...
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Run Mate without using a different operating system

Is it possible to use MATE Desktop on top of standard LTS Ubuntu? I would like to try MATE. But I would like to stick with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
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Black Screen after suspend or closing lid Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 LTS

I’m new here and I’m new in the Ubuntu world. I’m sorry if the problem I’m going to show you is a newbie problem. And I’m sorry for my bad english, too. BTW, I recently installed Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 ...
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run i3wm as Mate DE window manager

I just installed i3wm on Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I'm using it alone, but I should "resolve" all the things like power-management, automount and so on. Since I do not have time I would start using i3wm ...
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Install Ubuntu MATE on Latitude 5591 SSD

Work got me a new Latitude 5591 with a SSD. I tried the Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 Live USB, and it seemed to work great, so I tried to install it, but the installer didn't seem to see the SSD. I found a ...
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How to set shortcuts to screenshot on Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS?

In Ubuntu Mate version 16.04.5 LTS (Xenial) , I want to create a shortcut like Shift + PrtScr to screenshot, but I am not able to find where to do it. When I go to Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse ->...
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Dynamic Panel Transparency on Ubuntu-MATE

Just as title says, i have to admit i'm quite new to scripts and their use but, i found a script that claims to do the same thing that the popular extension does on gnome and turn the top panel full ...
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Ubunutu Mate| reformat or reset to system defualt [duplicate]

im running ubuntu mate 18.04 on dual boot , after messing around with graphics drivers , i ruined some settings unfortuantley hence i would like to restore the system to the same state i had it after ...
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USB Audio interface not recognized by ALSA (Line 6 Pod Xt Live)

My Pod Xt live is not detected by alsa. I'm running Ubuntu-Mate 18.1 $ uname -rvi 4.18.0-10-generic #11-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 11 15:13:55 UTC 2018 x86_64 When pluged in, kernel recognice the ...
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ubuntu 16.04, purple screen after reboot

I was following https://carla.readthedocs.io/en/latest/carla_headless/, and tried some commands there, and installed VGL, TurboVNC,etc. I usually work on my vnc window, but I sometimes work on the ...
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Flickering horizontal line while scrolling

I have got a really weird problem. When I scroll a web page, look through images really fast with right arrow held or render something with OpenGL on high fps, I have got this flickering horizontal ...
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Hibernate/suspend on critical battery level - where should I set it from MATE GUI?

I have bought new battery for my laptop. It is running Ubuntu MATE 16.04.5 LTS. This new battery have normal capacity, charging and provides long life :) But I have small problem: when battery level ...
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I am unable to open Ubuntu Software & Updates, Sofware Updater and Software Boutique

I am using Ubuntu MATE. I am trying to open Ubuntu Software & Updates and Software Updater. So, I clicked on Control Center and I am clicking on Software & Updates and Software Updater. But ...
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How can I find the full path name for the icons for running apps shown at the bottom of the Ubuntu MATE screen?

I have a 3rd party program I installed on Ubuntu MATE 18.04. It is not a debian package, so I had to download and install it myself. I added it to the MATE Menu but the menu editor used the default ...
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Mate - change background of login page after suspend

I have ubuntu Mate 16.04 on my laptop. I am trying to change the background page of the screen that appears after the laptop has been closed. I changed the bg of the login page (when I power) by: /...
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ubuntu mate 18.04 | window border themes do not work

i'm using the compiz window manager and i have tried to change themes which change the window borders, but they do not appear to work. how can i fix that? Here is a picture which shows that i enabled ...
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How to install Kbackup?

I have 18.04 Ubuntu with Mate. I looked at Top 15 Open Source Backup Software for Linux page on Internet and found, that Kbackup fits my needs: it's a tool with tree inspector with checkbox (gnome ...
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Install Ubuntu Mate on HP Envy Tablet

I have an older HP Envy Tablet (32 bit Intel Atom Processor) with attachable keyboard & would like to install Mate using a USB. I have disabled the secure boot option in the BIOS & have tried ...
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mailspring snap not launching

I tried to install mailspring, because thunderbird icons don't work with my pc (the icons and text size isn't taken from system preferences) But when when launching the snap, I get the error: /snap/...
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Does Ubuntu Mate 18.04 Have an option for “scroll inactive windows when i hover over them”?

i'm totally new to linux and this will be my first ever linux distro, i'm wondering if ubuntu mate has this option because it's a deal breaker for me.. i apologize if the question is dumb i'm just ...
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nm-applet - (dynamically) expand menu size

When having many WiFi SSIDs available, I need to scroll through the right-click menu of nm-applet widget menu by hovering over the arrow (see first screenshot below), yet the menu only spreads to a ...
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Ubuntu mate, dual monitor, one screen is black

I'm running ubuntu Mate, And I have a problem, where one of my monitors are black. I can still move windows too it, and I can see it in the workspace area (lower left corner): The upper left area is ...
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Auto login on Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I've been searching and can't find a solution. I installed Ubuntu mate 16.04 on a Pi2B and when following a guide I entered this line: step 8: OPTIONAL - turn off UI OS, so that things will ...
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Eager to move up from Mint 19 to ubuntu Maté [duplicate]

Sorry if this the wrong place. My first computer was the Timex Sinclair 1000 back in the day. and I loved learning the language for it, but after many huge improvements in my subsequent computers, a ...
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OS frezzing ever time I make upgrades on Ubuntu Mate

I am desperate, I have tried all and seen all video I have found in Internet. I am trying to upgrade my Ubuntu Mate 16.04 to 18 I been using the sudo do-release-upgrade command, and everything ...
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Changing the size of the mouse pointer in Ubuntu MATE 18.04 does not work

I have Ubuntu 18.04 with the gnome-desktop and parallel the Ubuntu MATE desktop installed. While I can easily change the size of the mouse pointer (DMZ-White) in the Gnome3 desktop , this does not ...
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How to make Shift + Numkeys act as in MS Windows from GUI?

I'm using full keyboard with numpad (Generic 105-key intl.). I want to configure it in the following manner. If NumLock LED is on (NumPad) is enabled, I want to make Numkeys working with <Shift&...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Mate. Problem with switching keyboard layout

I use Ubuntu 18.04 Mate Edition with installed Unity. I've got several keyboard layouts and they're switching nice in Mate, but when I try to do it in Unity (upd: by shortcut) nothing happens. I've ...
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Want to install Ubuntu Mate but need advice on hardware issues [duplicate]

First attempt at install returned errors related to HDD. I wiped the drive using DBAN planning to replace the HDD. When attempting Ubuntu install after HDD wipe I received the following errors: [ 0....
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Install Mega Sync Client on Ubuntu Mate 16.04 Raspberry

I have added the deb http://mega.nz/linux/MEGAsync/Raspbian_8.0/ ./ package to my sources.list. But when I type sudo apt-get install megasync I get the error that the dependency libcrypto++9is missing....
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Second blue lock screen showing after upgrade to 18.04

I use Mate as my desktop environment and I recently upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04. Since the upgrade, I now have two lock screens. If I lock my screen (Ctrl-Alt-L), I get the expected Mate screensaver,...
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How to make Scicos show its menus in ScicosLab on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS MATE?

I'm using ScicosLab for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It was working very well without issues. Currently I tried to install it into my clean Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS MATE by downloading two needed ...
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Icons missing/incorrect after installing and using xRDP on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS

I just successfully installed xRDP with the MATE Core install on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS. I was able to successfully connect to the server remotely. However, after the install, when I am viewing the ...
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Is it possible to open the terminal via a bookmark

For my work, I have to travel a lot. This means I have to power down my laptop often. The downside of this it that is always takes some time after a clean power on to open all the terminals to ...
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install mate desktop core on 18.04

Is there a way to install the core of the mate desktop on Ubuntu, without all of the extras that come with this method (ubuntu-mate-desktop): How do I install MATE (the desktop environment)? I can ...
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Inconsistent touch behavior in UIs

I have installed lots of ubuntu flavors on my new Surface Go, but I've seen some strange behaviors while trying to use the touch as mouse replacement. 1st, in ubuntu-mate and xubuntu, menus from ...