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Questions tagged [ubuntu-mate]

an official Ubuntu flavor using MATE Desktop

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How to upgrade a “minimal” install of 18.04 to a “minimal” install of 18.10?

I came across an interesting reddit post titled "How do I update while maintaining a minimal desktop?". The poster ran sudo do-release-upgrade on a Kubuntu 18.04 system which was created using the ...
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How to install Kbackup?

I have 18.04 Ubuntu with Mate. I looked at Top 15 Open Source Backup Software for Linux page on Internet and found, that Kbackup fits my needs: it's a tool with tree inspector with checkbox (gnome ...
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Why does Brisk start programs without some of my user's permissions?

I'm having a bit of trouble with the Brisk menu. When I start a terminal program(I use cutecom) from the menu and try to open a serial port, it says I do not have the required permissions to do so. ...
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Does Ubuntu Mate 18.04 Have an option for “scroll inactive windows when i hover over them”?

i'm totally new to linux and this will be my first ever linux distro, i'm wondering if ubuntu mate has this option because it's a deal breaker for me.. i apologize if the question is dumb i'm just ...
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How can I change sleep timeout when on AC on Ubuntu MATE?

I used dconf editor to change my sleep timeout to 300 seconds when on AC, but the change doesn't seem to be effective. I'm using ubuntu MATE 18.04 Is the sleep timeout not configurable?
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Ubuntu logging out everytime I enter a folder from the GUI

After I solved this problem with the answer there, another problem is present on Ubuntu Mate running on Odroid. Every time I try to open any folder (the ones I just created or home folder), Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu mate, dual monitor, one screen is black

I'm running ubuntu Mate, And I have a problem, where one of my monitors are black. I can still move windows too it, and I can see it in the workspace area (lower left corner): The upper left area is ...
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Crontab is not running

I can not figure why this is not running. I used crontab -e for it's creation. It is owned by me, but the directory it is in is owned by root. It is located in /var/spool/ There are no cron ...
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Xsane finds no devices available despite my Canon MG 2220 attached

Scanning with my Canon MG 2220 USB-connected multi-function device no longer works. Xsane, when launched, shows "No devices available." CUPS does not show printer, so I can not print to it. lsusb ...
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What is the alt+shift+drag shortcut and where can I disable it?

I have discovered that the alt+shift+drag shortcut in VS code does not work, and instead moves my window. I have tried in other apps too, and they move the same way, but I didn't find where I can ...
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Ubuntu-Mate doesn't show YouTube comments [closed]

Can't see comments neither with Chrome nor with Firefox.
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Ubuntu 18.04 lags and hangs even with powerful hardware

I've got Core i5 3.30GHz / 10GB RAM / AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics card hardware that lags like mad, but it only lags with Ubuntu 18.04. I installed the vendor drivers from AMD, but it didn't help. ...
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How to install libtopmenu-gtk modules

I have a C++ program that uses SDL library. The program is working fine on OSX but not on Ubuntu Mate 18.04 bionic running on odroid. The error is something like no topmenu-gtk-module cannot be found....
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Ubuntu keeps asking for log in on Odroid although can login as root

I have Ubuntu Mate on odroid. After updating I modified from Software & Updates to keep upgrading from Xenial repository. After that the login window keeps showing at startup even though I insert ...
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Can not fax pdf files converted from png files

I am having problems with Efax-gtk. I scanned some documents and saved them as png files. I then used Gimp to convert them to pdf files. When I used Efax, the images received are garbled. (I have ...
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Download aborted when computer went to sleep

I was downloading a large file in my browser when my computer went to sleep. The download was lost. Any way to prevent that?
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skypeforlinux Ubuntu package says File has unexpected size (2471 != 2457). Mirror sync in Progress? [closed]

When I am running apt get update in Ubuntu mate 18.04 the following things happens Err:10 https://repo.skype.com/deb stable/main amd64 Packages File has unexpected size (2248 != ...
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HP shut down problem

So I recently installed Ubuntu for the first time (been a windows user my entire life) and I am facing the biggest problems! I am using a HP laptop ProBook 4530s, and installed both Ubuntu 18 and now ...
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How to reset mouse acceleration/sensitivity to default on Ubuntu Mate 18.04?

How to reset mouse acceleration/sensitivity to the defaults on Ubuntu Mate 18.04?
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Installing Nvidia-396 on Ubuntu Mate laptop

So, I have a problem with using the Nvidia-396 driver in Ubuntu Mate 18.04. I have a brand new HP Pavilion Power 15-CB084NO laptop with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 graphics card, and I'm trying to use ...
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Ubuntu mate raspberry pi SD card issue

I am attempting to install ubuntu mate 16:04 on an SD card for use on a Raspberry pi 3. Working on a mac, I have use Etcher to write the img (ubuntu-mate-16.04.2-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img), to ...
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Thunderbird distorts some messages

Thunderbird is displaying some messages in a distorted view. The only ones that are distorted are spam. And when I try to select those as spam, nothing happens.
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Notification area crashes on launch - Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 [closed]

on Ubuntu Mate, the notification area crashes on launch. I am given the option to relaunch, which I do and then it's fine. Any ideas? Many thanks, David
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18.04 MATE Workspace names hiding window icons

I am experimenting with having a large number of workspaces (9). I tend to create a number of different views on a project so it is useful to separate these views into workspaces -- as well as keeping ...
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How to find cause of zombie process?

I have a zombie process that I am trying to investigate. When a process dies on Linux, it isn’t all removed from memory immediately — its process descriptor stays in memory (the process descriptor ...
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Inconsistent touch behavior in UIs

I have installed lots of ubuntu flavors on my new Surface Go, but I've seen some strange behaviors while trying to use the touch as mouse replacement. 1st, in ubuntu-mate and xubuntu, menus from ...
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Sound icon missing in 18.04

Using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS MATE. The sound icon in the top panel has suddenly disappeared. Installed another user account and the icon shows in that account. Tried several solutions here on AskUbuntu, ...
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Bash script help substitution

Is there a way so I don't have to manually change maxruntime? So that --timeout "time" = maxruntime SCRIPTS="/home/andy/bin/CPU_Stress_Test.txt" command="/usr/bin/stress --cpu 8 --io 4 --vm 2 --vm-...
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Ubuntu Mate GPU configuration find

I am using Ubuntu Mate. I am able to see the cpu configuration of my machine. I want to know that how could I see the GPU configuration of my machine?
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Deletion of override.conf

I put this in /etc/systemd/system/apt-daily.timer.d/override.conf. It speeds up the bootup time of my computer. [Timer] OnBootSec=15min OnUnitActiveSec=1d AccuracySec=1h RandomizedDelaySec=30min ...
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How do I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8.1?

I'm quite new to Ubuntu. However I really like it for its simplicity, usefulness and all that. I use Ubuntu on Virtualbox, but i'm sick of it stealing half my laptop resources, making both the VM and ...
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Windows 95 snap

I am trying to determine uses for this. https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/windows95-snap/7059 For example I used mspaint and saved a file. But I can not access the saved .bmp outside of the program.
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Cannot move VirtualBox window

I have a weired sympton with a fresh Windos 10 guest OS under VirtualBox 5.1.28 under Ubutunu-MATE 16.04: I can't move the window at all, when [x] Auto Capture Keyboard is on. Neither dragging the ...
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Get notification or message when script is run

I would like to get some kind of notification when a script has been executed. I know how to get an email sent, but I something different. This works, unless it occurs when I am not at my computer. ...
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inkscape doesnt render durring stroke

I am trying to use the calligraphy brush in inkscape, but it doesn't render what I a have already drawn, until I stop drawing. This means I cannot see what I have drawn, while drawing, which makes it ...
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Cannot type in Synapse on Ubuntu Mate 18.04 (similar problem with Tilda)

I have used Ubuntu Mate 16.04 for some time now and both Synapse and Tilda have worked well. I have now recently installed Ubuntu Mate 18.04 and I'm having some problems with both programs. Synapse ...
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Line in sudoers.d not working

The last line is not working when I use sudo geany. andy ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/thunar andy ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/geany andy ALL = NOPASSWD: /home/andy/PEAZIP/peazip_portable-6.6.0.LINUX.x86_64....
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I can't get monitor mode to work on Ubuntu MATE on an rpi3

Ok so these are the commands I used (from https://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=airmon-ng and https://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=airodump-ng): screenshot I tried killing each of the processes ...
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Mount disk C automatically when I load Ubuntu [duplicate]

my situation is, I have dual boot of windows 10 home 64 bits and ubuntu mate 18.04 64 bits, when I am in ubuntu I want to access my windows files, and I have to go to the file explorer, then I made a ...
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Pipe decrypted password to command

I would like to modify this so, my password is never visible. The method would need to work standalone and in scripts. echo fake | sudo -S thunar
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Can only connect to guest wifi

I have a router with the main wifi and guest wifi setup. On two Ubuntu Mate 18.04 installs, I have been able to connect to guest but not main. And this is consistent, connection succeeds every time on ...
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Delete all but newest file of format 08-20-2018_01:24-PM

I use this to make it easier to see when a backup script ran. touch /media/andy/MAXTOR_SDB1/Ubuntu_Mate_18.04/$( date '+%m-%d-%Y_%I:%M-%p' ) I would like a script that would delete all but the ...
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Ubuntu MATE boots in emergency mode after installation

I have installed Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 LTS as the only OS on my iMac mid-2010. The installation went fine, but when it comes the time to boot, that's another story. It always boots in emergency mode. ...
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Scenario for using deja-dup for restoration [closed]

I use deja-dup and Clonezilla for backups. What scenario would there be where deja-dup would be used to restore?
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Strange view while in Thunderbird inbox [duplicate]

This is a view of when I am in my Thunderbird inbox? What's going on?
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What is data.tar.gz

I found data.tar.gz in /home/andy/home/files/ and it's almost 1 Gb in size. A search found little info about. What is it for ?
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Ubuntu MATE: show text file contents on its icon in caja

After upgrading from Mate 16.04 to Mate 18.04, there is no longer a few lines of preview printed on file icon. I liked that feature. It it possible to achieve this in 18.04? related: How do I make ...
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ubuntu16.04: Home link in Places is always opened by Phpstorm

I'm running ubuntu 16.04 with MATE 1.12.1. After openning Jetbrains Toolbox and installing PHPstorm, 'Home' directory link in 'Places' is always opened by PHPstorm. I tried to remove all jetbrains and ...
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Send email via crontab fails

I put a script in crontab to send me an email when a backup script has completed. That script when run by itself does send me that email. However, when it runs in crontab I get sendmail: 450 ...
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Crontab entry does not work

I have this in crontab.(in /etc) I edited the file as root. Script works fine when run standalone, but not in crontab. @daily root /home/andy/bin/Backup_18_04.sh