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Linux-mint MATE installation failure

Question Looking for guidance on next steps from the current situation. Read on... Issue #1 Getting error when installing Linux Mint MATE. No number/code is provided. It simply says that it was ...
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Autostart applications upon login but only to Marco (WM) session

I'm using LXDM as Display Manager. And I've installed Marco, the Window Manager of MATE, to run standalone (Without MATE itself). So LXDM is finding Marco because I copied the marco.desktop file to ...
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MATE: how to increase window resizing area

I use MATE on CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 and with both I have trouble resizing windows. It seems like I have to click on a 1px size line to change and that's a bit difficult with touchpad sometimes. ...
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Can not run Mate because x server is lost

I installed FreeBSD on a 1998, Pentium 2 computer. It runs vary smoothly on it. I followed this tutorial on how to get Mate desktop on FreeBSD. ...
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Can't set keyboard repeat rate or delay using GUI in ubuntu mate 15.04

Usually one is able to set the keyboard repeat rate using the Control Panel GUI on Ubuntu distributions (certainly in Ubuntu Mate one can do this) however this no longer appears to be working. ...
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Prevent custom command to run at terminal startup

I am on Debian Jessie with Mate (v1.8.1) desktop environment. I have installed byobu and wanted to launch it every time I open a terminal so I went into the profile preferences, checked Run a custom ...
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RDP blank screen and aborts after disconnect

Attention: I scrolled through a lot of questions and didn't find an answer, please don't mark this as duplicate! A similar question is already here, but sadly it didn't receive any answers. I'm ...
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Mate screenshot area works in terminal, but not in hotkey

When I type mate-screenshot -a into my terminal, I'm given crosshairs and everything is dandy. However, my declared keyboard shortcut with command mate-screenshot -a just takes a screenshot of the ...
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How Can I export/source/. from mate -e?

I'm trying to write a simple script that starts a terminal and runs the command workon foo. In other words, I just want to do: mate-terminal -e workon foo However, that doesn't work because the ...
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Mint Mate - Display resolution changes after reboot?

I'm running Linux Mint MATE 64bit in my system. After reboot, the display resolution lowered and there was no option in appearance settings panel to change back to the old resolution. Once I switched ...
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Cairo-Dock: is it possible to ungroup windows?

Very simple question: how to I ungroup similar windows in Cairo-Dock? I wanted to have my Pidgin contacts list separate from my chat window, so I can open each of them through one interaction only - ...
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How do I set the session language in MATE on Debian?

I'm using the default install from the Debian-8-MATE live DVD. In lightdm there is a selection for the language, but my user session never changes the language (system language should stay as it is). ...
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Can ssh with console but get timed out with MATE/Nautilus

I have a Debian virtualbox with i plan to use as a dev server. But when trying to open a network with Mate i get timed out. Works fine via the CLI (but i DO have to specify the port even if its the ...
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Change Energy and Power Usage Settings On Mate Desktop

I tried to change the energy settings on my Mate desktop but I find the GUI app rather poor and it lacks very important settings, such as: A separate setting for the timeout before entering ...
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In linux mate, how do you adjust the position of the separators / dividers on the panel?

In the MATE GUI (linux mint), my icons by the time are only given half the space of the entire panel / task bar. It really looks like that division of the panel is meant to be much smaller. ...
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Linux Mint MATE Caja “Share Folder…” menu entry missing

I have two Linux Mint 16 MATE boxes connected. One has the "Share Folder..." right-click menu item in Caja, and the other does not. How do I get it? Later: After installing caja-share, the menu item ...
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Linux Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 Connection Issues

I recently dual-booted Ubuntu MATE (14.04.1) alongside regular Ubuntu (14.04.1). Regular Ubuntu was able to connect to the Internet. Ubuntu MATE is having issues. It seems that the Wi-Fi is not on, at ...
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TeamViewer doesn't catch Alt+Tab in Linux Mint (Mate)

When I run Teamviewer on Windows, when I press Alt+Tab, TeamViewer catches it and sends it to the remote OS, which then switches its windows. But when I'm running Teamviewer on Linux Mint (Mate) and ...
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MATE 1.8.0: how to set Ctrl+Escape shortcut for main menu

I used to use Linux Mint 13 MATE for some time, it has MATE 1.2.0, in which I can set Ctrl+Esc shortcut for opening main menu by right-click on the Menu button -> Preferences, there is a simple ...
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MATE: Alt key focusing application's menu

One of things I like in Windows is that in almost every app I can press Alt, and app's main menu becomes focused. Unfortunately this doesn't work in MATE. (I use Linux Mint 13, if that matters). I ...
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How do I fix Chrome 'show in folder' to open in file explorer and not in new tab?

When I click "show in folder" Chrome opened the folder in a new tab. How can I fix this such that Chrome opens the folder with my standard file explorer (caja)?
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Detect if awesome is being restarted in rc.lua

I'd like to run some stuff when awesome starts, but not run it every time I restart it. Is there any way to detect this case? I'm running it under Mate, Linux Mint 16 if that helps at all.
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Mate as default desktop manager in debian?

After installing Mate, when I turn on my netbook, Debian doesn't load any windows manager (not even Gnome), after doing some research I understand I have to change the default desktop manager by ...
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Linux Mint Mate system title bar features

I am using Linux Mint Maya with Mate desktop, and I am not happy about the system title bar because it is using so much space on my laptop screen. How do I autohide the panel in Mate? Or how do I ...
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MATE menu search - press enter behaviour

The search feature in recent-ish versions of MATE is great, like Windows 7. Execpt that pressing Enter doesn't execute the first search result, it starts a dedicated search application. This is stupid ...
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Mate panel opens application instead of caja

I run Mate 1.4.2 When I click 'Home Folder' from 'Places' menu on top it launches easytag application instead of caja. I.e. completely unrelated application. I have no idea how it happened and have ...
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Automatic file encryption/decryption: detect file is closed in Mate/Gnome application

I'm writing a bash script to automatically decrypt file for editing and encrypt it back after file is closed. File type could be any: plain-text, office document, etc. I am on Linux Mint with Mate. ...
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Linux Mint Mate - Make the terminal icon on the Start Menu launch gnome-terminal rather than Mate terminal

I was having some issues with the Mate terminal in Linux Mint (see How to reset system colors) so have started using gnome-terminal instead. I'd like the change the "Terminal" icon which is on the ...
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How to change default terminal emulator in MATE?

I'm using Linux Minte Debian Edition, with the MATE desktop. In Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts, I've set Desktop/Run a terminal to my favorite key combination (Mod4+Space). When I use this, I get ...
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How to reset system colors

I'm using Linux Mint, MATE version. I have a weird problem that occurs quite frequently when scrolling down through log files in terminal: the machine pauses for a second or two, and when it comes ...
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Problems in Linux Mint 13 MATE with NTFS partitions

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE (32 bit). With Caja file manager (based on Nautilus 2.x) I can create, modify and remove folders and files on NTFS partitions whitout problems. But, for example, when I ...
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Linux-Mint Maya Mate loses Alt-F1 menu and Alt-F2 run-dialog with Compiz

I like the Linux-Mint 13 Mate Alt-F1 menu and the Alt-F2 run-dialog, but as soon as I installed Compiz those keys became non-functional. Conpiz has a Gnome compaatibility settings panel which ...