Questions tagged [ubuntu-mate]

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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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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Change the default action when a CD or DVD is inserted - Ubuntu Mate 20.04

When you insert a CD or DVD into the optical drive while running Ubuntu, a dialogue box pops up, asking what you'd like to do. A while ago, I told it to run a specific program, and that this should be ...
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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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How to make ubuntu show image previews for image icons

I updated my Ubuntu Mate 20.04 to 22.04, and my settings, themes and general appearances all changed. My pictures, formerly would show the image as a preview. now its some icon which makes things ...
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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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Consistently unable to connect to Odroid N2+ with remote desktop with xRDP (Please help me! D:<)

So I've been trying to get xrdp to work on my Odroid N2+ for a few weeks now and it's pulling teeth, but you never fully pull them out (no release, just constant pain). I really would like to be able ...
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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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Install older version of thunar on Ubuntu Mate 20.04

When I use the up arrow in thunar, it is not moving up. Also, pressing the Enter key sometimes doesn't do anything. I am using 4.16.10 with Ubuntu Mate 20.04. I would like to install a different ...
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Up arrow in thunar does not advance up to the next file

When I use the up arrow in thunar, it is not moving up. Sometimes using the enter key does not open the file, etc ?? What is frustrating is sometimes both actions work. I am using 4.16.10 with Ubuntu ...
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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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Creating tar files without including the directories

I am fairly new using tar having used zip files in the past. I want to just create the tar file without the directories being included. I went here, but found it a bit confusing. https://www.baeldung....
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Time to execute a backup script to determine efficiency

Creating the tar file seems slow to me. ( I learned 2 days ago that files in zip files do not retain file permissions.) The tar file is 15 Mb in size. It spends around 2 seconds to create the tar file....
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Make phone calls from desktop computer

I have a microphone and camera on my desktop system. I would like to be able to make phone calls using the computer. I use zoom, so it seems like it should be doable. Is it possible using Ubuntu Mate?
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Get crontab -l output into a text file

How can I get this to create a text file? I am getting a permission error. crontab -l > crontab_backup.txt
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File is not being copied to a valid directory

Ubuntu_Documents.zip is not being copied to Local_Backup_Dir? /home/andy/Backup/Ubuntu_Mate_20.04/ does exist. Other files are being copied to that directory. Can someone offer some things I can check?...
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Re create "rotating icon" that popped up during the establishment of an internet connection

Is there a way to Re create the "rotating icon" that popped up during the establishment of an internet connection. It was last seen in 18.04. I have ubuntu mate 20.04? It was last in 18.04 ...
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Ubuntu Mate - serious problems with windows management

my Ubuntu Mate (19 Tara) has lost its window manager - Firefox window is frozen to the upper left of the display, other menu functions do not close their windows, some of the menu functions no longer ...
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Ubuntu Mate theme has no "Traditional" option after update to Jammy

I updated my computer, and now the theme is all screwed up. The panel applets in Mate don't work, the icons are wrong or missing. In Mate-Tweak, the option I would usually choose, "Traditional&...
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How to install Kazam 1.5.3 in Ubuntu 22.04?

My version is Kazam 1.4.5. I tried this link to update but I can't add ppa to my sources list due to this error: E: The repository 'https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/sylvain-pineau/kazam/ubuntu jammy ...
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Restore previously opened windows after shutdown

This may be difficult to explain. The scenario is that I shutdown the computer while there are open programs, for example: a minimized terminal a document I am working on gimp open as well Is there ...
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Can not uncheck autohide from a panel

I have 3 panels at the top of my screen. I set all 3 to autohide. I wanted to uncheck autohide, and was successful for 2 of the 3 panels. How can I uncheck autohide for that 3rd panel ?
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Set time before computer goes to sleep to a time other that what Power Management offers

Is there a way set my computer to go to sleep in an interval other than what Power Management offers? I want it to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity? There is no pick for that in Power Management. ...
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Non responsive screen brightness setting

I have Ubuntu Mate 22.04 installed on a 2013 imac 27". The brightness setting available thru the Mate Control Center does not modify the actual screen brightness. The screen remains almost ...
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Where is my Grub start menu after upgrade to 22.04?

I made all upgrades from 16.04 Ubuntu Mate to 22.04 successfully. From the first upgrade I noticed that I can't see my Grub start menu. Also I noticed that my system takes longer to startup and first ...
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Shortcut to specific profile mate-terminal

As you can see, I have in the upper bar a shortcut to open mate terminal: Here you can see the shortcut properties: I have some profiles which I use frequently, and would like to have shortcuts for ...
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Can not print larger size of image using Gimp

I scanned an insurance card and want to print it larger than it's actual size so the picture is easier to read. I tried scanning at a higher dpi. Is there a way to do so?
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Can't upgrade Ubuntu Mate from 18.04 to 20.04

I managed to upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04. Now I can't upgrade from 18.04. I receive authentication failed. Any ideas? lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: ...
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Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/andy/MAXTOR_SDB1:wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock

Since going to 20.04 I have been seeing some odd behaviors. Thunar and Caja are not seeing Maxtor_SDB1. lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS loop0 7:0 0 63.2M 1 loop /snap/core20/...
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Delete one partition

I have 2 different Ubuntu Mate installations on /dev/sda. I want to delete /dev/sda1 and reclaim that space while leaving the other Ubuntu Mate installation intact. I do not want to have to re-install ...
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Error: Connection to BlueZ failed

Bluetooth status changes frequently from active to inactive. I'm this error while turning it on: What needs to be done to stabilise it? What are all the steps to follow to fix this permanently? I'm ...
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Sound or streaming issue while on console

If I have music playing in Ubuntu Mate 22.04 (same issue in 18.04), it stops playing several seconds after moving to tty1-6. This happens with any music streaming on a browser (youtube, pandora, etc) ...
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Bluetooth/USB connection fails after unplugging my laptop

I'm using ubuntu mate 22.10 on AMD ryzen 5 chip set(Vivobook 14). The problem is what is when I disconnect the power plug The Bluetooth disconnects and only connects after restarting. In the case of ...
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When desktop icon is deleted so is the .desktop file

I made this desktop file so I could add an appimage to my menu. I have it as a panel item, so I do not need a desktop icon. But if I delete the icon, the desktop file is deleted as well. How can I fix ...
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strange notification window misplacement after reawakening on Ubuntu Mate 20.04

I have Ubuntu Mate 20.04 running on my Notebook. Sometimes the notification message bubble/window, which normally displays at the top right edge of the screen just below the bar, is misplaced. It ...
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Remove visual studio code installed with .deb file

I am trying to remove visual studio code that is in code_1.72.2-1665614327_amd64.deb. I used this to install. gdebi code_1.72.2-1665614327_amd64.deb I have tried this. andy@7 ~> sudo dpkg -r ...
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Can not get microphone to work

I have 2 microphones, one with my Lifecam and another one. But I can not use the non-Lifecam microphone? **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card 1: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: ...
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Changing apps shown in mate-control-center

I would like to add the Brightness Controller app to the MATE Control Center. Is there any way to configure the apps offered in the Control Center and/or a guide to doing so?
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Eliminate text for png files

I dragged some small .png to my desktop. I tried editing the background by pasting them in, but then you can not move them around etc. Is there a way I can eliminate the text underneath them?
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Ayatana keyboard indicator blends into background

After upgrading Ubuntu MATE 20.04 to 22.04, it seems the new standard way of getting indicator icons in the panel is via the Ayatana indicator system. I've added the keyboard layout indicator by ...
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How to pinpoint the issue behind why my laptop keyboard and mouse aren't working?

I have just recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu Mate and the current version I have is Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS "jammy". My laptop goes back to 2016 and is a Toshiba. I've completely erased ...
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A Wine program (maybe a service?) is auto-starting. How are automatic Wine tasks scheduled?

I installed Buffalo NAS Navigator on my WINE instance, and later uninstalled it. However it left something behind -- two DLLs, and one program, "nassvc.exe". The EXE auto-starts every few ...
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Delete file on another partition without popup confirmation

When I try to delete a file from here using either Thunar or Caja. /media/andy/5b4b2ae5-9aaa-4559-9f41-afb313998c75/home/andy/bin/ I get a pop asking if I want to permanently delete it. The directory ...
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Having trouble installing .Net on aarch64 ubuntumate, 22.04 (raspberrypi 400)

I've been trying to install the .NET SDK using Snap, binaries, Docker and tarballs. The Docker CLI returned what looked like a perfect download, same for Snapcraft. Upon running dotnet, I am met with ...
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Trouble with autofs

I need help with autofs. It is a little complicated. I am stuck at this point. I have no /data directory. The/data directory and the subdirectories fs1/, fs2/, and fs3/ should be automatically created,...
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