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

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Random reboots from Ubunut USB

I made a bootable install USB for Mate using Rufus. When I boot from it, I get only part way in before the computer freezes, or goes black, and reboots itself back to windows (if I'm not quick enough ...
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How can I install Thunderbird 78.14 on Ubuntu Mate 20.04.04LTS

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu Mate 20.04.4 LTS but Thunderbird is resisting my attempts to install version 78(.14 currently). It seems like Ubuntu only provides one version (the latest) through the ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts not working until restarting mate-settings-daemon on startup

I've been having issues with keyboard shortcuts for volume keys. They work when I manually set new shortcuts but stop working after reboot or new session. As a workaround I can get them working by ...
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How do i install Ubuntu MATE on an Ubuntu 20.04 install

I have a PC with limited resources so I want to install a lighter Linux version like Ubuntu MATE. I tried: apt-get install linux-headers-mate but that does not work. Could not find package.
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Ubuntu Mate is not showing up on boot up

Ive downloaded and flashed to a USB stick, using either Rufus aor Belena Etcher and when i start up to access the newly flashed Mate to give it a trial it doesn't show up on the boot up list. How can ...
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Severe speed problem between Ubutu Mate 21.10 and Hughsnet satellite internet service

I have a severe speed problem that I've been fighting for over 6 months. I have Hughsnet satellite internet, their premium high speed package. I have two Dell Optiplex computers, different year ...
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How might single windows be made negative for the purposes of accessibility?

Previously I was able to set single windows to turn to negative colours using CompizConfig Settings Manager. One could enable an accessibility plugin called "Negative" to switch the window ...
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Raspberry Pi4 not booting with Ubuntu MATE 20.04

I am running a Pi400 4GB. I've got the device connected to a monitor. I previously tried ubuntu20.04 and this loaded okay. When trying Ubuntu MATE 20.04 64bit the Pi very quickly turns off. I've ...
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Black screen on Mate on Odroid

My old Samsung SyncMaster 205bw was black (no text, no interface) with this fresh install of Ubuntu : ubuntu-20.04-5.4-mate-odroid-xu4-20210926.img So I change config.ini with native resolution : ...
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reinstall ubuntu mate 21.10 without losing data

how can I reinstall ubuntu mate 21.10 without losing my data and installed packages.
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Suspend issues on Gnome 3 and Budgie but not on Mate

I've been having issues with suspend ever since Ubuntu 19.10 came out. The laptop I'm having this issue with is an HP Envy 13-ah0051wm that is currently fully updated with the latest BIOS. The suspend ...
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Weird behaviour on booting after uninstalling Mate and Budgie Desktop

I have Ubuntu 20.04. I wanted to try different desktop environments so I installed Mate Desktop and Budgie Desktop through taskel following this link. I then decided to go back to the Gnome Desktop so ...
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Explain the internal mechanism of the "Keyboard Layout Options" from the aspect of the remapping of scancode, keycode, or keysym

I would like you to explain the internal mechanism of the "Keyboard Layout Options" from the aspect of the remapping of scancode, keycode, or keysym. I am talking about the GUI "...
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20.04 MATE desktop missing Deja-Dup indicator

I recently updated several home systems from 18.04 LTS Ubuntu with LXDE desktop to 20.04 LTS Ubuntu with MATE desktop. In the prior config when doing a Deja-Dup backup, an indicator appeared in the ...
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in "mate-appearance-properties" font tab desktop font is greyed out

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 Mate desktop. I noticed that in mate-appearance-properties' fonts tab desktop font is greyed out and inactive, I can't select a font. I also created another user, it's the same in ...
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Ubuntu MATE: how to disable keyboard shortcut for file search tool?

Ubuntu MATE 21.10. When I press [Meta+S] (aka [mod4+s] aka [Win+S]) it opens the "Search for files" or mate-search-tool utility in a new window. I want to assign "Switch to the ...
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Second monitor is not working on boot

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed with ubuntu-mate-desktop. I work with a second monitor, connected via hdmi. When I turned-off and then reboot my system, this monitor is black (and cursor does not pass ...
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Custom shortcut to "mate-screenshot -a"

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with mate desktop. I also use an external keyboard - logitech keyboard k850 which unfortunately do not have the print-screen key :-( In the native keyboard of my laptop the ...
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Keyboard layout appears twice in upper panel

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with mate desktop, and trying to add a new keyboard layout. This is how I do it: System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Keyboard Then I added another language: In the ...
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Removing Firefox MATE screen from Ubuntu MATE

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 21.10. I recently installed Ubuntu Mate and am very pleased with it. Firefox is my primary web browser. Ubuntu Mate starts up with a custom Firefox theme/package that displays ...
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Ubuntu vs Ubuntu Mate

I lately installed Ubuntu 20.04, and according to an answer about gnome Flashback I installed ubuntu mate. I wonder what benefits does it give, I work with it a couple of weeks and still don't see a ...
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Unable to install all updates due to one program's unmet dependacies

I haven't touched my Ubuntu Mate machine in about 6 months. When I dust it off I find it has an update list a mile long. But it will not let me install them because one program "cqrlog" has ...
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mate desktop does not start on my ubuntu 21.10 system (lightdm doesn't start)

I installed ubuntu 21.10 and tried to replace the regular desktop by mate (I add more details below). The current situation is, that if I boot into my ubuntu system, it displays, that it has some ...
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Having apps stay open when the computer starts

Hello Running Ubuntu Mate. Is their a way to have command line applications open automatically at startup. Right now every time I restart the computer I have to open the programs manually.
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Dock in Ubuntu MATE (*not* GNOME 3) hides behind full-screen apps

MATE is a gnome 2.0 derivative, so none of the solutions I've read that involve running a shell-extension such as "dash-to-dock" will work on MATE. MATE Tweaks has but one checkbox "...
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Install Ubuntu with vanilla MATE desktop (no Software Boutique or Welcome snaps)

As I don't want unconfined snaps in my system, I would like to know what is the best way to have a Mate desktop on Ubuntu without installing the unconfined snaps that are included with Ubuntu MATE ...
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GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Interactive.Authorization.Required

My OS is Ubuntu Mate 20.04.2 LTS. I also installed LXDE as second Desktop Environment. I encountered errors on both DEs: MATE: Shutdown button occasionally disappears from the Compact Menu on mate-...
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Ubuntu mate shortcuts for area-screenshot and change-layout

After many years of working with Ubuntu, I finally installed Ubuntu Mate desktop as I was recommended. At the moment I cannot manage to active the following keyboard shortcuts, which were very useful ...
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How to select custom waiting time before putting screen to sleep in Mate Power Management?

Simple and probably very dumb question, but I'm very new to Linux and I don't really know where to look for something like this I'm trying to set a custom wait/idle time before putting the screen to ...
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The panel encountered a problem while loading "IndicatorAppletCompleteFactory::IndicatorAppletComplete" error when using xrdp and mate

I am running an Ubuntu 20.04 image from AWS: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal I ...
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Ubuntu Mate login screen won't go away

I installed Mate Desktop UI on my VM couple days ago. I didn't like it and I removed it, but the login screen doesn't seem to go away. I don't mind it, but now when I input the password, it doesn't ...
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Installing Ubuntu in VM with Vagrant without automatically installing GNOME?

I'm setting up a vagrant script on my MacBook Pro to set up an Ubuntu Focal LTS VM. I've provisioned it to install Mate DE, but when I set it up, it's automatically installing GNOME and overwriting ...
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caja is broken in Mate 21.10 after last update

Kernel Linux 5.13.0-20-generic x86_64 MATE 1.26.0 My problem now is that caja is broken. When invoked, it will spin forever in the home directory. I can click off to another directory or drive on ...
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grub bootloader not being seen by system since updating ubuntu mate 21.04 to 21.10

system drive is a 2nd hand sata ssd, a Crucial CT2000BX500 2TB BX500, which I have had running fine in this system for 2 years. Windows 10 is installed on the first half of the ssd, and boots and runs ...
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How to force change the Ubuntu splash screen (18.04)

All other answers refer to update alternatives. I have read and tried most of those solutions, here and elsewhere. It did not work. I originally installed Ubuntu-Mate 18.04. Didn't like Mate, ...
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Is there a way to increase the size of the Caja file selector thumbnails?

Hopefully the title makes sense. All I need to know is if there is a way to make the thumbnails/image previews bigger as on a laptop screen they are pretty hard to see.
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Disable Keyboard Backlight on Thinkpad T440S at login

Thinkpad T440S running Ubuntu 20.04 with MATE desktop (not Ubuntu MATE flavor). At boot the keyboard backlight is off, but when the user logs in, it comes on full bright. I want it to be off without ...
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"mate-network-properties" won't honor ignored-hosts address

I want to block a social media address. When I block it via echo "127.0.0.1 facebook.com" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts > /dev/null works. But when I use mate-network-properties gui and ...
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How to disable windows key, to not pop out the Advanced MATE Menu?

I use MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04. Advanced MATE Menu is at the left corner of the top panel. Compared to the classic menu, the advanced menu has search ability, which I feel is more convenient. But ...
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problem? what problem?

Every time I boot up my desktop, (Ubuntu Mate 20.04) regardless of the system I have it in, I get a message that says "System Program Problem Detected" ok cool, what problem? unlike other ...
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MATE visually show active window

Is it possible to visually dim nonactive windows in Ubuntu MATE, using the default Marco window manager? Is it possible to with a different window manger? I work with multiple monitors with many ...
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Caja drag and drop with tree view

I just switched to Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Mate because Mint MATE was buggy and annoying. Ubuntu MATE is a great distro but one thing I like better about Mint MATE was in Caja if you drag an item from the ...
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Ubuntu Mate Main Menu: Automatically Added Menu

I adapted Main Menu in Ubuntu Mate to my needs. Suddenly a new menu was added automatically called "Collection" (after having started Thunderbird). I would like to delete that - but cannot ...
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How to configure ScreenSaver by Command Line?

I would like to configure ScreenSaver by command line (CLI) on Ubuntu MATE. I am already familiar with the GUI to configure ScreenSaver on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 as shown below: Control Center > Look ...
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Cannot login to MATE for one user but not the other

Big disclaimer: Before this happened, I accidentally removed an important library (libreadline7), which has removed several important system libraries without me realizing (things like NetworkManager ...
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How do I set "focus follows mouse" in Ubuntu-Mate 20.04LTS?

I read several past entries about "focus follows mouse" in these pages, but I could not find an answer that helped me. Many answers are for older versions, and others are for Ubuntu flavors ...
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Run pygame app at startup in Ubuntu Mate

I'm trying to make a digital frame software with pygame and python, and want the app to run at the startup of the machine when you can see the taskbar and the system is ready to load windows. I've ...
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HDMI not detected anymore

I had a normally working Lenovo S27i-10 monitor on the HMDI port of my Ubuntu Mate 20.04 system. It is suddenly not detected anymore: henk@henk-N24-25BU ~> xrandr | grep 'connected' ...
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Steam stopped working ubuntu mate 20.04

Steam was working fine until a week or so ago, and now when I try to start it up I get this: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libXtst.so.6 libXrandr.so.2 ...
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ubuntu mate 21.04 USB stick will not automount

A USB 64 gig stick will not automount. control center "disk" shows the drive as unmounted. Gpartd shows the drive as having a FAT32 file system. Does the same thing when formatted to ...
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