Tag Archives: MATE

Enable Shutdown and Restart for Remote Sessions

If you are connecting to an X Window session on one machine remotly from another machine running X Windows then by default you will not be able to shut down or reboot the system from the login screen, and will … Continue reading

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Installing Firefox and Thunderbird on a Raspberry Pi

Whilst the Mozilla project does not provide downloads for Firefox or Thunderbird for the Raspberry Pi that does not mean you can’t install them! The trick is knowing what the unbranded Open Source versions of these applications are called, these … Continue reading

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Adding some MATE Applications

Having installed a minimal MATE Desktop environment there are a few additional packages that I usually install just to give me a slightly more functional desktop.

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Files needed for mate-screenshot

I don’t like installing stuff on my system I don’t need but do find that being able to take screenshots useful – particularly when writing up articles for this blog. However while the screenshot utility used to be a separate … Continue reading

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Installing MATE on Raspbian/Debian 8.0 (jessie)

I don’t actively dislike the GNOME 3 look and feel, but I don’t really like it either and much prefer the MATE Desktop environment. Previously I installed MATE from the backports repository and used it with Debian wheezy for a … Continue reading

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