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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2014, 08:15:27 pm »
Hello AndyInMokum,

Thank you for this.  But you should know, according to my software center in MATE, I already have Budgie Desktop installed!  But, I can't find, nor can I see, anything concerning Budgie.

But if I can't find Budgie, how can I remove, or purge, the the Budgie PPA I've installed?  I've never known how to uninstall a PPA, but I would think they have to be able to be located somewhere in this distro.

I had a great conversation today, in this thread, with PCNetSpec concerning MATE, Gnome 2, and Budgie.

Now I can always start over again if need be, but I believe I'm ready to learn more about PPAs.

I don't know what happened to my Budgie desktop I had installed.  :-\

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perknh

P.S.

I found the answer -- I think...I hope!

http://itsfoss.com/how-to-remove-or-delete-ppas-quick-tip/

P.P.S.

According to the software center Budgie desktop IS installed.  But, it is NOT listed in my Other Software section of my Software Sources.  ??? Obviously, something is wrong here, but, no problemo, I'll begin again!

Thank you, PCNetSpec and AndyInMokum, for all of the help, and all of the fun, I had today.  ;)
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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2014, 08:47:01 pm »
Hi perknh, I've been watching the conversation. Mark brought up some really good points.  The whole conversation you guys were having was really interesting.  I still like the look of Ubuntu MATE though.  I thought it must be fast as a regular installation because the Live Session was really snappy.  As for Budgie, you should have the option at the login screen.  Use the up and down arrow keys at the prompt.  If you wish to remove the ppa that is really easy.  Just run this command:
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sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:<name of ppa>
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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2014, 09:01:17 pm »
In this case, to remove the only package that would have been installed from the PPA, then remove the PPA from your sources, then update the package cache, then remove any orphaned dependencies:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge budgie-desktop
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sudo apt-get update
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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2014, 12:03:43 am »
Thank you, PCNetSpec and AndyInMokum.  I've had quite a learning experience today.

Well, I finally got to install budgie, but I've been able to do so only in Unity at this point.  It, too, is lightening fast, and still under development as PCNetSpec has said.  For instance, I can't find the Shut down, or Log out button, but the r  e  i  s  u  o trick works with this, so this is no problem for me.  On the other hand, I'm quite confident I may be the only one around here that would want to employ that technique on a regular basis!  :-X

So, at this point, the edge for the time being, of course, will have to go to MATE, but MATE could learn a few icon tricks for its panel from budgie, or even from Peppermint -- like the word Menu!  For now, I'll stay with Peppermint on my Internal hard drive and MATE on my external.  I appear to have been charmed by a couple of botanical distributions!

Yesterday has been an interesting experience for me.  And, after working with MATE and budgie, I can see why people are fed up with Unity.  Unity is just plain sneaky the way it snoops on its users.  I don't see any of that nonsense with MATE or budgie.

Thank you both.  I'm going to bookmark this thread.  Today we're bracing for a northeaster (or a nor'easter), and hours before a holiday at that!

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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2014, 07:07:48 am »
Try
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budgie-session-dialog
or
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gnome-session-quit
or if youu don't want to be promtede for what to do
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gnome-session-quit --no-prompt
or
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gnome-session --logout
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dbus-send --session --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=org.gnome.SessionManager /org/gnome/SessionManager org.gnome.SessionManager.Logout uint32:1
or if worst comes to worst:
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sudo shutdown -P now

If any of those work (preferably one of the first two) it would be easy to add a logout menu item
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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2014, 08:55:12 am »
I'm sorry, PCNetSpec,

I re-installed MATE a couple hours before you posted here, or I would have given those commands a try.

But you know, I'm really digging on this Gnome 2, or MATE thing.  I feel like I just discovered the wheel!  :)

Peppermint and MATE really is a great combination of flavors -- a winning Mokum combo! ;)

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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2014, 09:15:08 am »
No problem .. they're here for anyone else reading this :)
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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2015, 05:42:25 pm »
Along with Peppermint 6, I'm been following the Mother Ship lately, Ubuntu's Unity 15.04, but the this notice Ubuntu MATE seems significant enough to post.  I wonder if Ubuntu MATE will be going with Mint's Software Center instead of Ubuntu's default Software Center.  :-\

Ubuntu MATE Is Dropping Ubuntu Software Center

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http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-mate-is-dropping-ubuntu-softwarea-center-487808.shtml
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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2015, 05:59:10 pm »
I'd think there's absolutely ZERO chance of them going with MintInstall, and staying an "official" Ubuntu spin ;)
(theoretically I suppose they could fork it .. but I doubt Daddy Shuttleworth would be happy)

More likely they'll do their own (hopefully, it'll give us another to look at), go with the lighter Lubuntu Software Center, or maybe just go with Synaptic/gdebi the way Gnome 2.x versions of Ubuntu used to.
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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2015, 06:10:31 pm »
Ah, you make a good point.  They are not as free as we are, are they?  I almost took a peek at Lubuntu's 15.04 release, but I remembered having such a miserable experience when I had looked at Manjaro's LXQt release, several months back, that I actually tossed the file for Lubuntu after downloading it.

You know how it goes:  Once bit, twice shy.  :(
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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2015, 06:19:23 pm »
My guess would be a renamed Lubuntu Software Center (or write their own), as the other options are either from other distros (Deepin/Mint) or have licensing issues (AppGrid).

If you want a look at the lubuntu-software-center you can install it in Peppermint 6 with:
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Re: Ubuntu MATE 14.10
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2015, 06:59:59 pm »
Thank you, PCNetSpec. 

I've installed it.  But, at first glace, I got to tell you, I like the display of our Software Center in Peppermint 6 better than Lubuntu's.  ;)  That said, it can't hurt to have 3 software centers installed --ours, Synaptic's, and Lubuntu's.

Thanks so much,

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