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

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Does LTS mean anything? [closed]

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 and applying updates this evening, I am finding myself feeling a little dismayed. After installing mate-desktop-environment and logging into it, I found there's a bug ...
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20.10 do-release-upgrade not finding 21.04 [duplicate]

It looks like 21.04 is not available to me through upgrade from 20.10. This is happening on two machines and on another I had to use the -d switch. I have followed all the steps suggested by the ...
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SSH on boot Ubuntu Mate/Raspberry Pi (not duplicate)

I am trying to SSH into my Raspberry Pi 4b with Ubuntu MATE installed as OS. This works perfectly fine when I first login on my raspberry pi (as this seems to enable some SSH client to start-up). To ...
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Simple way to connect Ubuntu Mate to Mac?

I have a new Apple Macintosh computer and I am trying to find a way to send files back and forth from my Ubuntu Mate laptop. I have no Windows machines in my network. I don't know much about modern ...
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Ubuntu-MATE 21.04 Installer Freezes on PC Install (not a VM)

The Ubuntu MATE 21.04 fails to "launch" when trying to do a clean install on my PC. The installer starts up and shows the green Ubuntu logo and the small circles cycle through for about 30 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Mate desktop went wacko [closed]

Drive was full, so I cleaned it up and provided more room. As a result, lost this version of Mate and the version I'm using now, doesn't have the problem so I'm good. Original post... I don't really ...
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Ubuntu Mate 20.04 keyboard layout panel indicator missing

After upgrade to 20.04 and resetting the panel settings I can no longer see the keyboard layout indicator on the panel. Not sure about exact steps to reproduce it. I suppose, you can remove the "...
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Broken login screen between mate and kde

So yes: Some time ago i installed and uninstalled kde (i think all packages), today i was trying to install mate desktop. And my problem is : on login screen when i click on password (login screen ...
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In Material themes blurry text while renaming files

I use Ubuntu 20.04.2 Mate Desktop. I noticed recently that Caja file manager shows blurry and intermingled characters while renaming file or folders in some themes. I currently have Materia-Dark-...
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Is there any differences between ubuntu commands and ubuntu mate commands

i have a low end PC and i want to install in it ubuntu to learn linux commands so i am wondering if there is any problem or difference between ubuntu-mate and ubuntu commands
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Ubuntu 20.0.4 - Fn-Key and Num-key not working any more on ThinkPad E15 AMD

Hy there, since 2 wekk I have a brandnew Lenovo Thinkpad E15 and decided to give Ubuntu Mate a try. But today suddenly all kind of strange problems started to happen: My Fn-key doesn't wor anymore ...
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Hi my mate desktop environment 1.16.2 won't show the login box and ive tried basically everything such as ctrl alt dlt and all the ctrl alt f1 to f9?

The screen just showws as blank, I've tried all the commands I just need a keyboard command that will allow me to reboot the screen.
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Why does a middle click in Mate Terminal create files in my home folder?

While scrolling through and reading the man rsync page in Mate Terminal 1.24.1 (Ubuntu Mate 20.10) I did a middle click in the window and it created a file in my home folder named after some short ...
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remove plymouth login screen (and leave MATE in place)

I'm using Ubuntu 20.10, with MATE desktop environment installed. When my laptop wakes from hibernation (by opening the lid), I see the MATE login screen for a bit. Even if I type my password in there,...
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Can't boot anymore with Ubuntu Mate

I am new to the Ubuntu community and have a big problem: I cannot boot anymore after I made a terminal command. I don't know what happened, but suddenly all the files in my Downloads folder got locked ...
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MATE System Monitor does not display CPU usage correctly

I've noticed that the CPU usage display on Ubuntu MATE's built in system monitor (mate-system-monitor) does not display cpu usage correctly. The %CPU field appears to always display as all zeros (...
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Does Marco's compositor affect battery life and/or performance?

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux, so please bear with me. I am using Ubuntu MATE on a laptop, and I'd like to optimize battery life as much as I can. I noticed that the Marco window manager can be set to have ...
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Where desktop icon positions are saved in MATE?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS. There are a lot carefully aligned icons on my desktop. Something like shown below: I can't find icon positions attributes in dconf / gsettings. How can I backup their ...
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VirtualBox cannot start Ubuntu 18.04

I started up VirtualBox 6 this morning, and the login screen was stuck in Ubuntu Mate. The host OS is MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 I updated to the latest version, 6.1.18, but the problem continues. Ubuntu 17....
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GRUB2 won't send any video signal to my screen on boot (Ubuntu MATE 20.04)

DISCLAMERS I'm new. I'm french so I'm not that good in English if you see what I mean... Thanks for your understanding. Faucon Essential information I have the boot menu on with a 30 seconds delay ...
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Taking screenshots is suddenly very slow

Lately, I have noticed that mate-screenshot has become very slow. I keep up with the 20.04 LTS updates, and I don't know what packages were updated recently that caused this. Interestingly, the ...
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Is it possible to install latest version of RaySession on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS?

I'm testing RaySession application. I have started with its version from official repository. But it seems to be outdated. So I decided to get latest master from GitHub project page https://github.com/...
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How to save and restore a desktop layout in MATE

I have read and tried a solution posted in the answer to what is essentially the same question as Is there a way to store the current desktop layout? with the result: ykarant@equality-HP-ZBook-15-G2:/...
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Is it possible to remove Debian 8 GRUB background from Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS?

I have two laptops upgraded to Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS. The first laptop was upgraded Ubuntu 10.04 LTS → 12.04 LTS → 14.04 LTS MATE → 16.04 LTS MATE and then to Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS. For some reason ...
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Restore netowrking after accidentally deleting network-manager

I've really screwed the pooch this time. I wrote previously about PCIe networking car problems with 20.04 mate. I was cleaning house of the old drivers for the cards I've tried when I somehow managed ...
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Ubuntu Mate 20.04 very (<<5kbps) slow wired ethernet on Dell Optiplex desktop computer

Extremely slow (<5kbps) wired ethernet with Ubuntu 20.04. None of the similar answers apply. New to me, off-lease Dell optiplex. Bog stock. 32GB main memory. 500GB Crucial SSD. Computer is ...
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MATE / Gnome 2 (?) Bug with Background resizing

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 VM running MATE in VMware Fusion 11.5.6. No matter what I set my background style to, it does not resize properly. When I resize the window (depending on the style), it resizes ...
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Awful performance after trying everything

So i bought an old laptop (dell latitude e6500) upgraded to 4 gigs of ram, LXDE, 240gb kingston ssd with ubuntu mate 18.04, and a core 2 duo, first I am getting really bad performance on games like ...
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Network unstable and slow after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04

I have recently upgrade from Ubuntu Mate 16.04 to 18.04 as support for 16.04 is running out. Everything went well, except I had no network after the restart. I followed a number of suggestions, the ...
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xmodmap locking MATE desktop

20.10 with MATE desktop up to date as of today. I want to disable one of the special keys on my keyboard. The calculator button is positioned where I will too often press it while picking up the ...
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Using Caja file manager on Ubuntu MATE, and every time i rename a file and push the right arrow key, i get moved back to the first file in the folder?

I'm renaming a lot of files, and anytime I finish typing the name and hit enter and right to go to the next file, I go back to the first file in the folder. Is this a bug? EDIT: Ubuntu 20.04.1, MATE 1....
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How to get second monitor back

I'm probably missing something obvious, but one of my monitors doesn't work when logged in (both are fine when not logged in, so I know it's not a hardware issue). When I run mate-display-properties ...
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Netplan, cloud-init and Ubuntu Mate

I'm a novice with Ubuntu, and especially Ubuntu Mate that I have installed and have been using for a month now on a Raspberry PI 4 8GB. My issue is using static IP address configurations. Everything ...
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If I installed Emacs from package manager, where is the .emacs file, and how do I get Emacs to see it?

I am completely blind and am currently in a job or internship where I have to use Emacs on a regular basis to learn Lisp. I was informed by other blind Linux users that Emacspeak would allow me to get ...
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How to install and use wayland on Ubuntu Mate 20.04

I have read that ubuntu mate has support for wayland for some time now and wanted to give it a try, because supposedly it's all around better for security and performance and a lot cleaner code. uname ...
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Mobile broadband on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS not working

I got a problem with my Dell E6230 Mobile Broadband connection in Ubuntu MATE 20.04. My laptop has a SIM card slot and also I have a SIM in it which has an internet plan active. Tested in Windows 10 ...
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Want to remove one Linux OS on a two distro HD. How Do I Achieve This?

I have a hard disk split between Ubuntu Mate 20.04 and Xubuntu (20.04) with the Twister OS overlay. The former was installed first. I'd prefer to remove Mate and leave the less resource hungry Xubuntu ...
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Problems with extra keyboards in ubuntu after upgrade

After upgrade from ubuntu mate 16.04 I have troubles with adding extra keyboard layouts in my ubuntu mate 20.04 I have 2 partitions: /home and / /home is living with my installations since ubuntu 10....
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Unable to change desktop environment with Lightdm in Ubuntu 20.10

I just shifted to Ubuntu Mate 20.10. I prefer to use i3 as my window manager. However I am unable to login into i3 through lightdm! Even if I select i3 from the gear icon on the login screen, it keeps ...
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Mate Desktop freezes on login

I got a new laptop, and swapped my hard drive into it. it booted right up. when I log in with my typical user account, the screen goes black, and it eventually shuts down. I can log in via the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.5 (Bionic beaver) not recognising Realtek WIFI adaptor

I have installed Ubuntu mate 18.04.5 on my 32 bit desktop. This version of ubuntu is not recognising the WIFI USB adaptor. i am not able to install the driver file install.sh given in the product CD ...
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Help with setup of a USB DVB TV tuner (Hauppauge WinTV-SoloHD) on Ubuntu 20.04

I will start off by saying that I've read and followed these instructions by Hauppauge here: https://www.hauppauge.com/pages/support/support_linux.html Got as far as typing the command to install the ...
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VNC Very Slow on Headless Ubuntu MATE Until Monitor Connected, Then Speeds Up

I am having almost exactly the same issue running RealVNC on a headless system as mentioned in this post from earlier this year. I however am running Ubuntu MATE 20.04.1 LTS so the solution did not ...
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Firefox Title And Menu bar resets

So, i basically want my Firefox title and Menu bar merged. like the ( _ □ X ) symbols I searched around and found an answer: go to Firefox Menu --> Customize... --> Untick the title bar Square. ...
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Lock keys panel indicator for MATE Desktop. Num Lock indicator stays on

I have activated the Mate Tweak for "Enable Keyboard LED" which works for CapsLk but NumLk stays on all the time after first activation. Any suggestions for curing this annoyance would be ...
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Saving and reusing mate-terminal configuration

I installed the mate-terminal package on my Ubuntu 20.04. Then I executed mate-terminal command from a native terminal. Next I created some profiles and opened several tabs with different profiles. I ...
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How to update to kernel 5.10 on Ubuntu Mate 20.10 on RPI4

I have installed latest Ubuntu Mate for Raspberry Pi 4B 8 GB on an SSD and it works fine. I have only v3d-fkms driver working with 5.8 kernel as kms driver has 1-2 sec blackouts during mouse movement ...
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How can I create custom themes Pluma editor for anyone to use?

Ubuntu MATE 20.10 groovy This "Pluma" code editor comes with Ubuntu mate (screenshot from https://mate-desktop.org/) In pluma > preferences > fonts & colors > Color scheme ...
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Is there a way to implement a Batch notification system for ubuntu 20.04?

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 20.04 What I wanted to do is to is quite simple in theory: I want to receive a notification every hour(or any custom set of time) with a feed of every notification generated by ...
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Ubuntu Mate 20.04 on RPi 4B: 3 different resolutions: pre-login/splash, login, and user. How to set each?

I have installed Ubuntu Mate 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. I have the problem that hdmi_group=1 hdmi_mode=18 [576p] settings made in: /boot/firmware/config.txt apply only to the splash screen, ...

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