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Ubuntu MATE is an official flavor of Ubuntu, using the MATE desktop environment. Use this tag for questions specific to this flavor.

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Ubuntu MATE starts w/o task bars or icons

When I login to my Ubuntu MATE system after a hard reboot, I don't get any task bars or icons. Sometimes this resolves with a another hard boot, and sometimes I have to go through two hard boots. Any ...
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Can I adjust my brightness for Amazon videos

I am running Ubuntu-Mate 22.04. I play Amazon videos and often the light level is low. I did a search but could not find any thing helpful. Is there a way that I can make those light levels higher?
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printer pending, print report , and Random printer issues

So im trying to print on multiple printers. Sometimes they work, sometimes they dont. it seems random. Currently im using an epson p8570 and yesterday it worked fine, today, in the print que it says ...
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Is there a site to upload text files? [duplicate]

I would like to upload text files to a site so I can share with others. The sites that I use only allow pictures.
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Thunar shows a non-existent directory

I use Thunar as my file manager. I once had a Python directory but it was deleted. But Thunar is still displaying it. Caja does not show that directory. How can I fix the issue with Thunar? When I ...
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Install a newer version of Ubuntu_Mate from a second hard drive [duplicate]

Can I install a newer version of Ubuntu_Mate from a second hard drive? I do not want to install from a pendrive or a DVD. Thanks.
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How can I repair synaptic-pkexec

When I try to run synaptic-pkexec, I get this. andy@7 ~> synaptic-pkexec ==== AUTHENTICATING FOR com.ubuntu.pkexec.synaptic === Authentication is required to run the Synaptic Package Manager ...
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Two services allocated for the same bus name org.bluez

When I run sudo apt upgrade on my Ubuntu MATE 20.04, I get the following: [various stuff] Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y Setting up bluez (5.53-0ubuntu3.7) ... Failed to restart bluetooth.service: ...
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MacBook Air Intel keyboard issues on Ubuntu MATE

I installed the current Ubuntu MATE 22.04 on my old MacBook Air Intel and everything looks great, except for the so-called "Common editing shortcuts" (CTRL+C, CTRL+X ...). I tried various ...
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How can I restore my desktop

I am not sure what I did or what is is called, but I no longer have that bar on the bottom of my screen. https://imgur.com/a/3fF6DYb Can someone help me restore it ?
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can't have multiple login screen

I am trying to use Ubuntu 22.04 on a PC and multiple X terminal (vcxsrv on window) XDMCP and X-11 works but i can't have multiple greeter running at the same time : Until i login on the server screen,...
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Graphically showing the same functions as the Brisk menu

I thought I had this issue solved. My brisk menu keeps disappearing again. If that can not be fixed, is there another way of graphically showing the same functions as the Brisk menu?
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Is it possible to revert to my previous Ubuntu_Mate version on my computer

I have Release 22.04.3 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) 64-bit. Ubuntu_Mate This version with my AMD hardware has some bugs that are very irritating. I have made many posts about it. It concerns the file ...
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Timer program that plays 4 sounds one after another for 30 seconds each

Could someone help me. I need a bash script to play a short sound file, wait for 30 seconds, play another sound file, wait for another 30 seconds. (I will use it as a reminder to spend 30 seconds on ...
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Program that shows the sound output in decibels of my speakers

Is there a program for Ubuntu 20.04 that shows the sound output in decibels of my speakers? My speakers are connected to a home computer system.
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Hide the mouse cursor while viewing a Amazon movie [duplicate]

Is there a way to hide the mouse cursor while viewing an Amazon movie? Without disabling it when I stop viewing the movie. I also frequently have to adjust my volume which does require my mouse. A ...
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Ubuntu mate 22.04: external monitor problem

I have a problem since yesterday. I put my laptop on standby and when I rebooted it was stuck. So I turned it off and after rebooting it can't see the external monitor (I've already tried with ...
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Small window starts to appear after boot up

It starts to appear after boot. I did feel a bit of slowness when I use the machine. Using Lunar, any idea how to check it, remove it, fix whatever is going on.
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Prevent an open terminal from being closed

It has been a long time, so I am rusty with my commands. I use a script to have reminders. One I have running will display "Meteor shower occurs after midnight." after 3 hours. Is there a ...
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Weird Arrow elbems showing up in Caja

Wierd Arrow emblems are showing up in Caja, also in ls in Terminal these directory are highlighted light blue, but it seems that they are not a link at all. Output of ls: Gui: I'm using Ubuntu MATE ...
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set up background from cli with feh

I've read the manual pages from feh, and this command should work: feh --fullscreen --no-menus --randomize --recursive --bg-fill wallpapers/ I can see a flicker on the screen, but my old background ...
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Status indicator on the status-bar based on the return value of a periodic execution of a command

I want to execute a command periodically and based on its output to have a visual indication of its last return value (0: green, non-zero: red). e.g. by using the command below I can check whether my ...
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How to install Ubuntu on ARM64 chromebook with MediaTek mt8183?

I have a Chromebook that uses MediaTek mt8183. This device has no UEFI or Legacy Boot. only altfw. Chrome OS is so useless. The specs are what I was needing, but it's almost impossible to do anything ...
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Guest operating system ubuntu-mate 22.04.3 jammy jellyfish display does not autoresize when run on fedora workstation 38 using virt-manager

I am running ubuntu-mate jammy-jellyfish 22.04.03 as a guest operating system on fedora-38-workstation using virt-manager. The display does not autoresize when I resize the virt-viewer window. Can you ...
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Is Ubuntu the only flavor that can autorotate the screen or Display

I am wondering if any other flavors of ubuntu, like ubuntu mate, kubuntu and so on have auto rotation of the screen property since ubuntu using gnome is not working properly as i asked the question ...
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Ubuntu Mate config file for the dashboard

I would like to configure the default Mate dashboard for all the new users of a computer. I want to add launchers for some applications. At first I'm not able to find any file that store the content ...
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Elements not showing in Brave browser after updating Ubuntu MATE

I recently installed Ubuntu MATE on an old laptop, and installed Brave on it. I used it with no problems for about a week and today I was prompted to perform a system update. After I did, Brave is ...
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ubuntu 23.04 (original) is not installed with vmware and virtualbox

good afternoon I have a problem with both vmware and virtualbox, if I install an ubuntu flavor that is 23.04 in a vmware virtual machine, it lets it install until the end, however if it is ubuntu 23....
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How can I batch convert some .jpgs to .pngs

I would like to convert some .jpgs to a 640x480 size. I looked through my Ubuntu_Tips.odt file and found this. Convert png to a 640x480 png. convert Screenshot_1360x768.png -resize 640x480! ...
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After upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 Control Center no longer opens and Appearance no longer available

Least technical post you may find. Upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04. Control center now fails to open even though it shows as being installed and up-to-date. Therefore I can't change my appearance or ...
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What is the File Operation Progress popup?

I frequently get a popup box saying File Operation Progress when using Thunar to copy files. Another small box shows on the upper right side. When I right click it, a box opens saying "File ...
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Display manager not working in Ubuntu 22.04 on Digital Ocean

I have running VM on Digital Ocean which runs Ubuntu 22.04, since GNOME desktop is really slow i decided to install xfce and mate but after successful installation i cannot change the display manager ...
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Error with Brother hl 2240

When I tried to print a document, I got a blinking light on the Brother hl 2240 printer showing error. It has paper and I could find no jam. What else can I check for ? Using ubuntu mate 20.04. This ...
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Stop MATE panel being dragged with touch

I have a touch screen computer running Ubuntu MATE 22.04. When I accidentally touch on the MATE panel, the panel is dragged to another location, which is very inconvenient, because sometimes I end up ...
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Touch sensor does not rotate after flipping the screen orientation

This question is for computers without a rotation sensor. For computers with a rotation sensor, autorotate can work in GNOME and KDE. See this question. I have a touch screen Chromebook (natively) ...
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Cupertino/Pantheon task bar (panel) does not show 22.04

I love the mac styled Ubuntu Mate taskbar (or panel as they call it in MATE). However, it has been (all since Ubuntu 18.04) a pain in the neck how lazy it shows up, when I give it a mouse trigger - by ...
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How to make redshift even more red in Ubuntu MATE 22.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu MATE 22.04. Towards night, redshift sets a color temperature of 4500K. How to reduce the color temperature even further? Unlike the Night Light feature in GNOME/KDE, Redshift does ...
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What is Zeitgeist Data Hub background process?

I am running Ubuntu MATE 22.10. I noticed the background process zeitgeist-datahub in htop. What is this process doing? Can I safely disable it? I found a package of the same name. https://packages....
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Items missing from desktop when using rdp

I access Ubuntu 22.04 Mate from Windows remote desktop. When I log in, the top and bottom bars are missing from the desktop. While searching for a solution, I found that the command mate-panel --...
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DVD drive activates every time I save a text file, and at other inappropriate times

I am writing a text file on my laptop. However, every time I save the text file, the DVD drive activates. The DVD drive also activates at other inappropriate times. I could eject the DVD of course, ...
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Ubuntu MATE Battery percentage shows up in lightdm but not available after logging in

I am using Ubuntu MATE 22.04 in a laptop. While the battery percentage shows up in the login screen (lightdm), after logging in, it only shows the estimated time remaining. Login Screen After ...
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Attached monitor is off, but window is still there, and I can't move the application back to active monitor

I sometimes use an external monitor on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. However, the monitor is off now. The problem is that sometimes application windows will get sent to the deactivated monitor, upon which they ...
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Audio output doesn't switch when headphones connect or disconnect

I am using Ubuntu 22.04. When I log in to Ubuntu, the audio output is set to whatever is in when I log in, and will not change whether or not I put in the headphones. If I login with the headphones in,...
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Using xbindkeys to assign suspend to Pause/Break key

Xbindkeys sure has a person doing some "fancy dancing" trying to get a command assigned to a key. Using material from here, https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xbindkeys#GUI_method This is in ....
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New keyboard has no sleep button

I got a new keyboard(Lenovo) but it has no sleep key which I use very frequently. I have a script to do the suspension. Can I take a rarely used key, like the Pause/Break key and cause it's pressing ...
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How do you run the alexa snap?

I installed the alexa snap. How do I run it? snap list Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher Notes alexa 1.1 ...
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Automatic/unattended installation of Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop

I would like to provide to my students a Virtual Machine several software pre-installed. The software is updated quite regularly so an automated way to generate a VM would be very useful. I plan to ...
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Need to get more info on my sensors, fan speed etc

I had sensors working in 18.04 but having difficulties with 20.04 I installed sensors and ran sensors-detect selecting the default choices. I would appreciate the opportunity to learn what I need to ...
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Criteria used by update-notifier

I did a search for "update-notifier criteria used for determining when to update" but did not find anything. I have always been curious about the criteria used to determine when an update is ...
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No such file or directory - file is present

enter code hereI do not understand why I am getting the "No such file..." error. fstab is in home/andy/Downloads/ Here is what is relevant in my backup script. # Backup fstab cat /etc/fstab &...
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