Questions tagged [ubuntu-mate]

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How to adjust notification font size at ubuntu mate 20.04

Is there a way to adjust notifications font size at ubuntu mate 20.04? There is no such option at the pop up notifications in control center.
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My actual ram versus useable ram

I have 8 Gbytes of physical ram. My integrated video card (Kaveri [Radeon R7 Graphics]) can use up to 2 Gb. Is that why free -m shows 6913 Gbytes instead of around 8000?
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Alternative to ssmtp to send emails to yahoo account

I used to use ssmtp to send emails to my yahoo email address. However, both yahoo and gmail eliminated the ability for LESS SECURE APPS TO ACCESS EMAIL which stopped ssmtp from working. (ssmtp: ...
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Speedup boot of Ubuntu Mate on iMac (late 2012)

I've installed Ubuntu Mate 20.04 on iMac (late 2012). After certain tuning, everything works perfectly, the only annoying point so far is the long booting time, say, before the Mate logo appears. ...
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Customizing tooltips in Ubuntu Mate 20.04

I am using Ubuntu Mate 20.04 How can I customize the appearance (i.e. background, font color... ) of tooltips? Maybe through dconf-editor or command line?
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No sound playing after update from 16.04 to 18.04 on pinebook (ubuntu-MATE)

Last week I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 on a pinebook with MATE desktop environment. All works fine except one major problem and a few minor (?) issues which may or may not be related to the ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 running TightVNCServer > Main Menu in MATE desktop keeps closing by itself when clicked on from VNCViewer client

I am running Ubuntu Server 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi 4. I installed TightVNCServer so I could access the MATE desktop from VNCViewer on a Windows 7 laptop. The Pi 4 is overclocked to 2Ghz and has 4GB ...
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brisk menu keyboard shortcut assignment

I am using ubuntu mate 20.04 I want to assign a custom key combination (i.e. Ctrl+Esc) on brisk menu which has as default Mod4(winKey). I've found its entry in dconf editor, but no other shorcut works ...
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Strange behavior with two video cards and monitors

I have system with 2 video cards. Each video card is attached to separate displays. 5500XT is attached to 4K display via Display port. R7 250 is attached to older monitor via DVI. If i set in mate ...
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Repair ubuntu 19.10 on raspberry pi

I'm using ubuntu server 19.10 on a raspberry pi 4, and my system is installed on a micro SD card. Yesterday I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 19.10 to 20.04 by using sudo do-release-upgrade. After a few ...
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“Starting Home Folder” in panel for about 10 seconds in Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS

If I start my Home folder it will open as expected but there is this "Starting Home Folder" message in the panel for about 10 seconds until it disappears. I did not find any way how to fix that ...
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Can not reopen programs in my panel

I am using Ubuntu Mate 18.04. I can not reopen any programs in my panel. Does someone know why and a fix ?
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How to set the Preferred applications on Ubuntu MATE 20.04, for a given user?

On Ubuntu MATE 18.04, I could add and set preferred applications, for a given user, this way: # Create an application entry cat > ~/.local/share/applications/browser.desktop << EOF [Desktop ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 on ASUS Chromebook C202SA

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 20.04 on ASUS Chromebook C202SA (TERRA, 2016, Intel Braswell). I have updated Full Firmware [UEFI] (all) / RW_LEGACY (all). Source: https://wiki.galliumos.org/Firmware. Sound ...
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Nvidia Optimus on 20.04: switching to Intel GPU works on Ubuntu Mate, but not on Ubuntu Gnome

I am trying to revive an old Lenovo Ideapad Z360 laptop using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. This laptop has an integrated Intel GPU and a discrete Nvidia GPU, as follows: $ lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' ...
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Ubuntu Mate - Enable Compose key (and disable compose key behavior by default)

I have upgrade to ubuntu mate 20.04 yesterday and now my typing acts as though I have the compose key permanently pressed. If I want to type, say a back quote (`) or this acute (^) I must press the ...
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White font & white background in virtualbox on Ubuntu mate 20

just updated my mate to 20, and choose dark theme orange, all is good but when opening virtualbox all the text and the background is white. Ps, not just that theme but any dark theme i choose the ...
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Ubuntu support if GUI is changed [duplicate]

I have a question which derived from a comment I got to another question. I know that LTS Ubuntu versions have support for 5 years so that means that Ubuntu 16.04 is supported up to 04/20. If I ...
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How to install TortoiseHG with integration to Caja on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS?

On previous systems like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS it was possible. But 20.04 LTS do not have tortoisehg and tortoisehg-caja in the repositories. What to do?
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Apt-get does not install packages, apt-get update does not work

A few days ago, apt-get stopped installing packages successfully. I am using Ubuntu Mate 18.04 on Raspberry Pi 2. I want to install Idle 3 so I can do a python program. But when I run sudo apt-get ...
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16.04 MATE How to add Greek keyboard layout support

I am using Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and I am trying to add multi-language support. More specifically, add Greek keyboard input support along English. For some reason I cannot properly add Greek keyboard ...
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Another country calendar

let me start off by saying I don't know what I'm doing. It took me time to get the Num Lock to come on on bootup on computer. Num Lock was on in Bios, I loaded if I remember right NumlockX and copied ...
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Unable to type in a terminal, but there is a prompt

I am running Ubuntu-MATE 18.04.4 LTS, and using MATE Terminal 1.20.0. All of my existing terminal sessions are unresponsive to most keyboard input. Basically, I cannot type anything meaningful into ...
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High iowait causes UI to lag

Sometimes I get a high iowait spike when I do something "heavy" like running a build. During this time the ui will be very sluggish, for example just opening a terminal window will take a couple of ...
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ubuntu mate 18.04 critical battery

I want to change my critical battery level. Since, I could not find the option in the power settings. I tried dconf-editor. In org.mate.power-manager I see percentage-action, percentage-critical and ...
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Redshift behaving weirdly / probably driver problem

I tried to update my graphics drivers from AMD for my laptop. I am running ubuntu mate (Linux <hostname> 4.15.0-96-generic #97-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 1 03:25:46 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/...
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Mouse delay during drag-select

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 18.04, and I have a weird issue with drag-selecting icons on my desktop, or within file explorer. When I press my left mouse button and start moving my mouse to select icons (...
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Show the percentage of mouse battery only

I am trying to write a script that will show the battery level of my mouse battery. This works for the most part, but it shows the battery levels of 2 other devices which I do not want. upower -d | ...
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onedrive startup application not starting up but works in terminal

I'm running Ubuntu Mate 18.04. I installed onedrive and did all the authorisation stuff and it works fine when I run it from the terminal. I ran startup applications and used onedrive --monitor as ...
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Which updates can I do without having to reboot

My current situation does not allow me to reboot my computer for a while. So how do I know which updates I can do without needing to do a reboot later? Should I just do every update which doesn't ...
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Auto Mount NTFS Drive (on Ubuntu 18.04) to a Folder on Ubuntu Mate (Rpi4, Ubuntu Server 19.10) [duplicate]

First timer here and a Ubuntu noob, hope I can break down my question clearly. So currently have 2 setups: PC with Ubuntu 18.04, with 2 NTFS drives mounted back when I was using Windows Raspberry pi ...
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How to hide model Hard Disk in volume name ubuntu mate

How to hide model Hard Disk in volume name ubuntu mate
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HELP - Arduino install wrecked my Ubuntu desktop

Earlier tonight I downloaded Arduino 1.8.12, the Linux 64-bit version from https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software, for use with the Keyboardio Model 01 keyboard. It downloaded to my Desktop/...
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Problem add-apt-repository [duplicate]

I made a mistake when try to add a repository. My intention was to install ffmulticonverter from this page : ffmulticonverter But insted of just sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cteehayder/...
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No sound after pulseaudio equalizer installed

I've installed Pulseaudio-equalizer, then after reboot, my volume control was muted. Then i started to do a lot of mistakes. I've sudo apt-get autoremove pulseaudio so the volume control applet in the ...
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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 bluetooth headset is not directly visible in Sound

when automatically connecting my bluetooth headset with my laptop, it is not immediately the default sound output. This is partly because the device is not visible in the Output tab of Sound. I first ...
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EFfax-GTK says file does not exist…?

So I just set up a fax station with an external modem and I'm trying to upload multiple files to send out to one number and I get the error saying the File does not exist.. I mean, it does exist, I ...
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UI completely non-responsive on libreoffice startup

When starting libreoffice (6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.10) on the MATE desktop using a marco window manager, the UI becomes completely unresponsive for quite a while. The mouse pointer can be moved, but does ...
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Wonderwall app for wallpapers don't change wallpaper

I've read BingWall is a Bing Wallpaper App for Ubuntu (on OMG! Ubuntu!). Then I installed the software bing-wall from a snap: sudo snap install bing-wall Then this app asked me to install the ...
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How to force CAJA browser to respect umask setting when creating a new folder/file with right click?

In the latest Ubuntu LTS with MATE Desktop, newly created folders and files from the CAJA browser appear always with read permission for all users, no matter what value I assign with umask in /etc/...
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Ubuntu MATE on laptop stops sharing connection

I have Ubuntu mate installed on my laptop, which is connected to a router using WiFi (wlp1s0). The laptop shares its connection through a UTP cable using its enthernet card (enp2s0) with the built-in "...
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Remove clock from top bar in Ubuntu 19.10 Mate

I deactivated the clock in the right top bar in Ubuntu 18.04 Mate and updates few days ago to Ubuntu 19.10. The clock reappears and - for the heck - there ist no option to remove it. Where can I ...
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Is it possible to set proxy for APT while using graphical Ubiquity-based desktop ISO installer?

For some of the Ubuntu installations I use netboot mini.iso from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/ . This installation method includes the step of configuring proxy. It is very useful for me as I ...
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Auto-login enable on turn on system

I am new to Linux system I am using Ubuntu-Mate Desktop. I have problem with login password, I did enable password and it asks when I try to install apps with sudo even when I log out and try to log ...
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Where has the panel editor gone

This question is about ubuntu mate (gnome 2). When you wanted to change the layout of a panel you would right click and select the settings for that panel to edit the contents of that panel in the ...
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Right click menu shown with offset only for chrome (ubuntu 18.04)

I have 6 screens with 2 GTX 1070 TI and nvidia xinerama settings enabled (ubuntu 18.04 Mate). I can use all applications correctly except chrome : when I do a right click, the menu is shown with an ...
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18.04 xserver exits after login

I have a problem with X. Right after login, I briefly see the icons on the desktop and my wallpaper. Immediately after that I find myself on the login screen again. If I log in on another tty and try ...
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Why I can't access some sites without DNS over HTTPS (DoH) enabled?

I use Ubuntu mate 18.04 LTS and I figured out how to access some sites that can't be accessed by default with Firefox or Chrome or Chromium. Solution: https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/cant-access-...
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How to list all the proprietary drivers / stuffs installed on Ubuntu Mate 16.04?

I am again playing / trying to benchmark (to measure the temperature more exactly) my Ubuntu Mate 16.04, that runs on my 10 yr old (2009) laptop that runs on Intel P8700 CPU and ATI Radeon 3670. I am ...
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GNOME MPV not supprting dual audio

Recently, I installed GNOME MPV player on Ubuntu Mate 19.10. Everything is working fine with that except multiple audio functionality. For dual-audio videos, I'm not able to switch between languages. ...

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