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How to boot laptop from USB w/ broken monitor

So, I'm trying to boot from a USB drive I just formatted with Ubuntu Mate on it (I want to reformat this old laptop gifted to me several years ago, because I don't have its root password). However, my ...
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Error installing Grafana

Good morning, I am trying to install Grafana on an Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS(Focal Fossa) server. I follow the installation steps on the official page, but after downloading the repositories like this: echo &...
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How to modify MATE Tweaks -> Appearance Preferences -> Fonts sizes through a script in command line

Hi everyone and thank you for any help or advice that you could give me. I work half time from home and half time in person in my office; however, the screen size/resolution of my available monitor at ...
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how to install old version of ubunru mate for raspberry pi 2 B

I am beginner with ubuntu mate and raspberry pi. how to install old version of ubunru mate for raspberry pi 2 B? from where to download the os? (version 14). I tried to search on the net and find this ...
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Google Chrome resolution different from monitor - Ubuntu Mate

again after installing "Ubuntu Mate" Google Chrome, has a different resolution of the operating system, below is the print in Firefox and Google Chrome, both the zoom is 100%. I've already ...
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How to zoom in and out of text in Pluma?

I am using newest version of Ubuntu mate (22.04 - Jammy jelly-fish), where the text editor is 'Pluma'. Earlier, when I was in mint, I used to press 'Ctrl + scroll' for zooming in and out for changing ...
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Ubuntu MATE - Window Border changes to default after reboot

I have recently installed a few themes on Ubuntu MATE 22.04, specifically Midnight. I am using Midnight-Blue for the interface and Midnight-BlueNight for the window borders. Recently, I found that ...
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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 installation stuck on updating hour from ntp server

Ubuntu MATE installation on Fujitsu futro s550-2 1GB RAM. Installation on USB 32GB. For 3 hours the installation has been stuck on "updating hour from ntp server". How to solve?
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In this picture what does raspi3 mean and does -ext4 mean it supports raspberry pi 4

enter image description here In this picture what does raspi3 mean and does -ext4 mean it supports raspberry pi 4
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What is the ID/password when a folder is shared using "Sharing Options" of Caja?

Ubuntu Mate 20.04 LTS. I installed the caja-share extension and installed samba (but not manually configured anything). In Caja, I right-clicked a directory, chose "Sharing Options", and ...
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Enable UART communication (ttyS0 or serial0) on Pi4 Ubuntu Mate 20.04

I am using Raspberry Pi 4 (8G) version. It works well when communicating to Pixhawk via serial0 before. But several month ago, I changed the OS from Ubuntu 16 Ubiquity to Ubuntu Mate 20. Other ...
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How to control AMD GPU fan speed

There may be some similar threads, but they are rather old. I've recently been having a nightmare with Nvidia and Ubuntu with my specific motherboard. I ended up going for a new motherboard and AMD ...
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Alert Volume won't unmute

So I have an issue where the Alert volume keeps going to 0 whenever I reboot. I prefer to have the sounds on, but they won't stay on when I leave Ubuntu (this happens on all Desktop Environments). Is ...
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show Computer, or My Computer on Ubuntu MATE 20

How can Computer view be displayed in the Caja file manager in Ubuntu MATE 20.04.3? the location is computer:/// Nautilus has it under Other Locations, but caja has no clear way to reach that location ...
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Can I still use Ubuntu 18.04 MATE on my Raspberry Pi?

I am using ROS Melodic, which supports up to Ubuntu 18.04. I know that Ubuntu MATE 18.04 is no longer supported, but can I still download it to my Raspberry Pi 3 and install packages onto it?
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Raspberry pi - ubuntu mate

I have a simple question. Can I run Ubuntu Mate 20.04 64 bit on a raspberry pi 3 32 bit? Thanks
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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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Wifi tray says "Device not ready" in Ubuntu MATE for Raspberry Pi 400

Setup I have installed Ubuntu Server 21.10 on Raspberry Pi 400, configured it as described here and to get desktop environment I have installed Ubuntu MATE by running sudo apt install ubuntu-mate-...
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flatpak fails, seemingly entirely

EDIT (Jan 11): I found "my" workaround (with apologies that it won't help others with the same problem). The tar.gz distro of the software I want to run works fine, out of the box, on my old ...
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How should I enable hardware graphics acceleration in Chromium web-browser running on Ubuntu MATE 21.10 on RPi 4 (armhf)?

I have just installed Ubuntu MATE 21.10 (32-bit, armhf) on my Raspberry Pi 4 with 4 Gb of RAM. Note: I need 32-bit version to have Modelica compiler available. All settings are default. Information ...
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Mouse wheel works slow after lock

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with mate desktop. Sometimes it happens that when I resume after locking system, the mouse wheel works really slow, independent on the application (web browser, libre-office, ...
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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 Mate Desktop not asking for password after suspend

I am struggling with this problem for few days. I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed with ubuntu-mate-desktop. When I suspend the system, on resume it does not ask for password. Is there any way to set it so ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 mate strange behavior after suspend

I moved not long time ago to Ubuntu 20.04, and installed mate. After installing apache2, I have a very strange behavior after suspending the system: I am not asked to introduce password in order to ...
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Lost Ubuntu Mate desktop (blue screen)

I just tried to boot into my Ubuntu Mate machine after it had been shut down for about 24 hours. On boot I got some popup saying there was some error and I sent the details to the developers. Now it's ...
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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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What is the difference between nvidia-driver-* and nvidia-dirver-*-server? [duplicate]

I have default Ubuntu repositories and get to install proprietary video drivers. I opened the "Software & Updates" section in the Settings and... What is the difference between NVidia ...
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Problem with crash reporter

I am having frequent problems with Crash Reporter showing up whenever I use Seamonkey. I have tried re-installing it as well as using a new profile. It is so frustrating. Can someone please help?
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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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screensaver not working Mate 21.04

Recently loaded Ubuntu Mate 21.04 on my new FrameWork laptop. Set up screensaver to use pictures I loaded into the correct file. Seemed to be working and then.... not. At the appointed time (depending ...
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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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Icons are doubling in my panels

Something is really screwed up with my panels. When I add icons, the next day some of them have doubled. When I remove one of the two icons, they both are deleted. Any clues as to what is wrong? ...
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Lost menu bar on all programs

All of my programs have either lost the menu bar or it shows up in my panel(as in VLC). Is there some global setting causing that?
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Generic ASM1064 4-Port SATA Controller works under Manjaro but not under Ubuntu, why?

I've just installed a generic SATA PCIe x1 4-port controller in my Ubuntu 21.10 Mate, (with kernel 5.13) box and found it didn't work. (Well the drives were detected but gparted hangs and errors). It ...
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Ubuntu mate 21.10, is bug? all apps maximized, control buttons are off screen

I use 2 monitors, and the problem occurs on both, when I maximize any window, the buttons (minimize, maximize and close) are above or outside the monitor's view, so I can't click on them I use the bar ...
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Printer's /dev/usb/lpx file disappears on ubuntu mate 20.04

On ubuntu mate 18.04 I used to send data in hexadecimal representation into a usb thermal printer with this command: cat cmds.txt > /dev/usb/lpx I upgraded to ubuntu mate 20.04 and realized, that ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04: Can't use SSH and Terminal won't open via Remote Desktop

I'm renting an Ubuntu 18.04 Server with MATE. Yesterday everything was working fine and today the terminal won't open and I can't use SSH, because PuTTY auto-closes after I log in. Any guesses on what ...
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Is it possible to avoid Firefox as Snap installation and keep deb-version on Ubuntu 21.10 flavor?

I have just installed fresh Ubuntu MATE 21.10 system. Then I ran update-manager manually to check and get some new updates. It showed a surprise for me - it will remove Firefox deb-package as shown on ...
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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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Having my applications open on startup

Hello I am running Ubuntu Mate and what is anoying is when I have all my apps open and power off at the end of the day. The next mornining I have a blank screen and have to open up all the apps I use ...
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sodimm, so what? error updating sodimm

I bought a dell precision 5610 refurb, 6 core xeon, 32GB ram. I have Ubuntu on it. I keep getting a message: "Error Updating sodimm" performance so far seems to be OK, but I don't know what ...
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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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