Questions tagged as ['ubuntu-mate']

an official Ubuntu flavor using MATE Desktop
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user296662 avatar
How do I set "focus follows mouse" in Ubuntu-Mate 20.04LTS?
ca flag

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 other than Mate. These previous answers list tools and programs to do this which I could not find in Ubuntu-Mate menus.

In had expected to be able to do this using Mate Tweak, but it does not even mention mo ...

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JMIDEV avatar
Run pygame app at startup in Ubuntu Mate
jp flag

I'm trying to make a digital frame software with pygame and python, and want the app to run at the startup of the machine when you can see the taskbar and the system is ready to load windows.

I've tried nearly 6 ways of doing this during the last week, but none worked. I am already tired, and I would like someone to tell me how should I do it.

So.... HOW DO I DO THAT!!!!!????

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Frank Nocke avatar
import the X-display of one local ubuntu user onto another user's desktop
in flag

Inspired from this topic I dare ask this probably impossible question:

I have 4 different users on my Ubuntu-MATE 21.04 machine. Sometimes it would be nice to see user2 on the display of user1, either in a Window (some sort of exported X-Window, rlogin,...) or even better, one of those 4 Workspace Panels:

enter image description here

So like Panel 1-3 for user 1, Panel 4 for user 2. (I am aware that I can do sudo - …, rlog ...

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compilebunny avatar
Kernel update insists on trying to create symlinks on /boot even though /boot is vfat
af flag

This is a recent kernel update on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 running on Raspberry Pi.

apt-get -y update first produced:

Setting up linux-image-5.4.0-1042-raspi (5.4.0-1042.46) ...

Failed to create symlink to vmlinuz-5.4.0-1042-raspi: Operation not permitted at /usr/bin/linux-update-symlinks line 64.

dpkg: error processing package linux-image-5.4.0-1042-raspi (--configure): installed linux-image-5.4.0-1042-r ...

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Cannot install icons or themes from gnome-look with ocs-url
in flag

up to now; I installed icons and themes for ubuntu-mate (LTS20.04) through with the help of ocs-url. Now it does not work...

I have ocs-url installed, I choose an icon, press "install", choose the file from the drop-down menu, then "install" again - and nothing happens - no questioning to continue...

What is wrong?


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xtheobscure avatar
No sound - Ubuntu Mate 21.04 + Chromebook
tr flag

When I open sound settings, No profile options are listed for "Built-in audio" except for "Off".

Machine is a Acer Chromebook Spin 713 with MrChromeBox coreboot firmware and Ubuntu MATE 21.04 installed (however, issue also exists with Lubuntu 20.04.3). Laptop has built-in speakers and a 3.5mm audio jack, but does not recognize any playback audio devices except HDMI.

Sound Device: 00:1f.3 Multimedia  ...

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Jags avatar
Ubuntu MATE: How to enter and exit full screen view using key combination in virt-manager?
kp flag

Is there a key combination to enter and exit fullscreen view in virt-manager, while a virtual machine is running, and its window open?

Obviously I can enter or exit using mouse:

To enter: Click View > Fullscreen

To exit: Hover mouse at the top-center, and click Leave fullscreen icon.

I have tried key combinations from this AskUbuntu thread: How do I unmaximize full screen view in virt-manager?

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Kyle avatar
Streaming paused while in console
ec flag

I am running Ubuntu Mate 18.04, recently updated. When I have Spotify playing in my browser (happens either with Firefox or Google Chrome), and I switch to tty1 to work, the music plays 10 or 20 seconds then stops. It automatically starts again when I come back to tty7. It appears the OS decides it doesn't need to run anything graphical while in another tty. The problem also happens with YouTube.

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Achak Claw avatar
Problems after upgrading from 20.10
in flag

So recently, I decided to head back to Ubuntu MATE from Ubuntu, and so far pretty good. I upgraded from 20.10 because it reached it's end of life.. but after I did that I experienced some problems.

For example, Bluetooth doesn't work (it works with Raspberry Pi OS, RetroPie, and Windows 11), but Ubuntu-based distributions fail. (It seemed to work in 20.10 however...) Whenever I try to enable it  ...

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Jihadur Rahman avatar
Which Ubuntu Flavour Should I Choose for Web Development?
cn flag

I have some question:-

01. Which Ubuntu version should I choose for Web Development?
My Laptop Specification:-

  1. Model: HP 15-da0021tu
  2. Intel Celeron N4000 (1.1 GHz base frequency up to 2.6 GHz)
  3. 4 GB DDR4 Ram
  4. 128GB SSD

02. Can I use same software which I can use in Ubuntu? (I am a regular ubuntu user)

Thanks in advance.

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fixit7 avatar
Software updater takes multiple tries
kp flag

I noticed that Software updater often takes multiple tries.

It usually says it can not download files even though my internet is fine. It looks like it only partially downloads file on the first try.

I have a wired connection.

Is there fix for it?

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ubuntu randomly keep showing "~" key?
kr flag

I am running Ubuntu from fully installed USB stick, but sometime key "~" gets auto pressed or something and it keep typing "~" in terminal, this problem is still occurring even after disabling kep ("~" key code 49) with xmodmap. experienced same problem with Ubuntu-mate too.

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FlexMcMurphy avatar
MELD > How to compare a .img with a .iso disk image file
ru flag

I archived a lot of files and folders into a .img file... it is a disk image I made using dd and rsync. I then made an .iso file from the .img file (using ImgBurn in Windows 10).

Now I want to compare the contents of each to be sure the iso file contains all the same files that are in the .img file. For this I am using Meld in Ubuntu mate. When I double click on the .img file it mounts in the /me ...

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vfbraton avatar
when I press the button y the control key is pressed and y is not digta
nz flag

I'm using a hp 246 g6 notebook and when I press the y key it says I pressed the ctrl as shown in the xev log below

KeyPress event, serial 79, synthetic NO, window 0x4400001,
    root 0x78c, subw 0x0, time 2418353, (310,105), root:(321,160),
    state 0x4, keycode 29 (keysym 0x79, y), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (19) ""
    XmbLookupString gives 1 bytes: (19) ""
    XFilterEven ...
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N0rbert avatar
Is it possible to install MATE 1.26 on Ubuntu MATE?
zw flag

While visiting repositories on I see that many MATE components are released at version 1.26. And ArchLinux AUR says the same.

Is it possible to get this (or newer) version on my Ubuntu MATE 21.04 system?

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Lan avatar
Ubuntu MATE ARM 64 update from 20.10
cn flag

How do I update from MATE 20.10 to the updated version on Rasp PI 4?

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Frank Nocke avatar
Ubuntu-MATE: make USB Sticks automount available to every user (udev rules?)
in flag

I want every USB media (ext, ntfs, FAT…) inserted to be available with full read-writable to every user. Preferably under mnt and as group common.

( Ubuntu-MATE 21.04, though my issues actually date back even to Ubuntu-MATE 16.04...)

  1. I boot into my machine as user frank. When I mount an USB drive (FAT) it ends up under /media/frank/4C8C-E4BC – just fine, as it should. When I switch to another  ...
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Frank Nocke avatar
LibreOffice 7.1 Writer flickers and crashes
in flag

I am using Libreoffice under Ubuntu-MATE 21.04. According to the LO's about dialog: User Interface: UI render: default; VCL: gtk3

I only use the text processing „Writer“, nothing else.

enter image description here

Problem 1: my styles panel (on the right) on the right flickers all the time

...blinks, maybe 50-100ms to white and back... (but certainly not in a blink tag fashion, more of a “nervous redraw”)

  • basically ...
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Shakesbeer avatar
Where are the quick launch entries of the top bar saved in Ubuntu 18.04 Mate 32-bit?
in flag

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 Mate 32-bit. Sometimes when I add a program shortcut to the quick launch section of the top bar, it will be gone after a restart. I hope to bypass that by manually editing the respective configuration file. I am rather new to Linux and do not want to simply edit some file by my own choice. So can you tell me which is the correct file to edit?

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N0rbert avatar
How to correctly proceed with "There is no application installed for ... files. Do you want to search for an application to open this file?" on MATE?
zw flag

I have Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS installed. I have downloaded DXF file which is not known for my operating system.

I open Caja, navigate to this file, try to open it. And then get the following message:

Could not display "/home/user/file.dxf"

There is no application installed for DXF vector image files. Do you want to search for an application to open this file?

and I clicked 'Yes' in this window. But not ...

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fixit7 avatar
Dependency is not satisfiable: openjdk-14-jre-headless
kp flag

I am trying to install frostwire 6.9.4 but I get this message.

This package is uninstallable
Dependency is not satisfiable: openjdk-14-jre-headless

I am using frostwire-6.9.4.amd64.deb with UbuntuMate 18.04

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Kajair avatar
audacity and audio studio softwares on ubuntu mate (raspberry pi 4 b)
np flag

how can i install ubuntu studio tools on rpi 4b ubuntu mate os? I guess it should work with APT package manager. Will that work? Thanks

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24601 avatar
Shutter icon in System Tray ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
in flag

Up to a few days ago when there was an update to Shutter there was an icon in the System Tray enter image description here

However, since the update, this icon fails to appear even though the setting are correctly configured in Behaviour

Restarting the PC has no effect.

I can select Shutter to appear in the dock as a favourite and launch it from there but the setting to launch at login appears to be ignored whereas in the past ...

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Jags avatar
Proper way to disable Evolution services when it's purged already
kp flag

Though I have gone through quite a few threads on AskUbuntu, I couldn't find a proper way to disable these Evolution services, especially when Evolution is purged from the system already, in Ubuntu MATE 21.04.

These services are not listed under systemctl list-unit-files --type=service, so I can't use sudo systemctl mask.

ps -ef | grep evolution

admn 1973 1459 0 17:15 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/evolu ...
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Hannah avatar
Signal installation broke Ubuntu Mate update
nl flag

Can someone help me to fix this problem that occurred after the Signal installation?

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lar3ry avatar
Is there a way to specify beginning of line in a Pluma Search?
mx flag

Here is my description of the current system:

  • Pluma 1.24.0
  • Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
  • MATE 1.24.0

I was trying to replace spaces with tabs, but only at the beginning of a line. I could find spaces, and could find tabs, and even combinations of spaces and tabs. I did have 'Match regular expression' and 'Parse escape sequences' checked. I tried using a caret preceding the space, but it did not work. I tried  ...

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Refoeini avatar
I uninstalled LibreOffice via Software Boutique, but there is still LibreOffice item in Menu-Office (Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS)
us flag

I uninstalled LibreOffice via Software Boutique, but there is still LibreOffice item in Menu-Office (Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS).

So, my question is how to remove it from the Menu?

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Frank Nocke avatar
run VirtualBox with Kernel
in flag

I am on an unfortunate text adventure getting to run VirtualBox 6.1.22 under Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS. My key problem is, that I had to upgrade my (shiny new) machine to Kernel 12.4 (shiny new graphics card and other hardware requiring a higher kernel...)

frank@p14:~$ uname -r

I followed the official Virtual Box instructions (adding to sources.list, adding key) and manage  ...

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Jonas Mechtheim avatar
How to remove the time field in MATE notification bar?
id flag

Recently installed MATE on Ubuntu Hirsute. By default, the notification applet contains a time indicator. I'm using the own time applet which is more powerful (supports timezones, supports displaying seconds. However, I cannot get rid of the clock in the notification bar. Which, frankly, has really nothing to do with notifications anyways so I don't know why it's in there in the first place.

For  ...

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Xavizard Knight avatar
Hotkey to toggle on/off window borders in Compiz
cn flag

I want to create a hotkey combination to toggle on/off the window border of an individual window using Compiz in Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS.

Using CCSM I've mapped Super+N to toggle window negative, Super+F to make a window fullscreen or Super+A to make a window always on the top.

I'd like to known if there's a way to toggle on/off the decorations of a window by hitting a hotkey like Super+B.

I've searched in ...