MATE for Precise

PPA description

These MATE 1.8.2 packages for *only* Ubuntu Precise, they have been side ported from Debian.

In order to correctly install and configure MATE 1.8.1 on Ubuntu Precise you will also need to do the following:

Download Ubuntu 12.04 netboot .iso image. Visit the URL below and download either the i386 or amd64 mini.iso.

Burn the .iso to CD or dd it to a USB stick and then install from it.

Open a terminal complete the following steps to enable the appropriate PPA and install MATE 1.8.2 on Ubuntu Precise.

    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/precise-mate
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

Install MATE.

    sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-mate-core ubuntu-mate-desktop linux-firmware-nonfree

When the install is complete some post-install configuration is required.

During the mini.iso install a user account was created, which is missing a couple of files that make Network Manager work and correct the default icons for LibreOffice. Therefore these Ubuntu MATE configuration files need manually overlaying.

    rsync -rvl /etc/skel/.config/ ~/.config/
    rsync -rvl /etc/skel/.local/ ~/.local/

This last tweak is required to get NetworkManager fully working. Edit /etc/network/interfaces to remove any extra lines so that it looks exactly like this:

    # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
    # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

    # The loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

Audio and Video Codecs?

If you'd like some additional audio/video codecs and Adobe Flash then install the following package.

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-addons


If you are doing this in a Virtualbox guest then you'll want to install these additional packages.

    sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-x11

All done!

You can now reboot into your shinny new Ubuntu MATE 12.04.

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/precise-mate to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/precise-mate
sudo apt update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

deb precise main 
deb-src precise main 
Signing key:
4096R/709A860A600B9A61FEF5346AFB01CC26162506E7 (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Ubuntu MATE Developers.

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atril 1.8.1+dfsg1-3~precise2 Martin Wimpress  ()
caja 1.8.2-3~precise1.1 Martin Wimpress  ()
caja-dropbox 1.8.0-1~precise11 Martin Wimpress  ()
caja-extensions 1.8.0-3~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
engrampa 1.8.1+dfsg1-1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
eom 1.8.0+dfsg1-4~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
gnome-main-menu 1.8.0-4~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
grub2-themes-ubuntu-mate 0.3.6~precise4 Martin Wimpress  ()
libmatekbd 1.8.0-2~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
libmateweather 1.8.0-2~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
marco 1.8.3+dfsg1-3~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-applet-lockkeys 0.2.4+repack1-1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-applets 1.8.1+dfsg1-3~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-backgrounds 1.8.0-2~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-common 1.8.0-2~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-control-center 1.8.3+dfsg1-2~precise1.4 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-desktop 1.8.1+dfsg1-1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-desktop-environment 1.8.0+9~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-icon-theme 1.8.0-1~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-icon-theme-faenza 1.8.0+dfsg1-1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-indicator-applet 1.8.0-4~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-media 1.8.0+dfsg1-3~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-menu 5.6.5a-0ubuntu1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-menus 1.8.0-5~precise2 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-netbook 1.8.1-3~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-netspeed 1.8.0+dfsg1-2~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-notification-daemon 1.8.1-2~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-panel 1.8.1+dfsg1-3~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-polkit 1.8.0+dfsg1-4~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-power-manager 1.8.1+dfsg1-5~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-screensaver 1.8.1-1~precise3 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-sensors-applet 1.8.0+dfsg1-1~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-session-manager 1.8.2-2~precise1.1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-settings-daemon 1.8.2-1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-system-monitor 1.8.0+dfsg1-2~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-system-tools 1.8.1+dfsg1-2~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-terminal 1.8.1+dfsg1-4~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-themes 1.8.1-1~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-tweak 3.4.9-1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-user-share 1.8.0+dfsg1-2~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mate-utils 1.8.1+dfsg1-1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
mozo 1.8.0-1~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
pluma 1.8.1+dfsg1-2~ppa1~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
python-caja 1.8.1-2~precise3 Martin Wimpress  ()
ubuntu-mate-artwork 0.3.7~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
ubuntu-mate-settings 0.3.9~precise3 Martin Wimpress  ()
vte 1:0.28.2-5ubuntu2~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
xzoom 0.3-24~precise1 Martin Wimpress  ()
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