Power management settings. How to enable the battery icon on the Linux Mint 13 MATE desktop. This is found under the Screensaver->Power management settings. I enabled the Compiz featureset by installing the compizconfig-settings-manager package and typing compiz –replace &exit in a terminal window to replace the existing window manager in MATE with the Compiz decorator. …

This is what the MATE desktop looks like running on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. This is the fork of the Gnome 2.32.1 source code to run on modern Linux distributions. The MATE desktop is not as fast as the Xubuntu or Lubuntu desktops, but good for a nostalgic Linux user. The layout of the panels …

I asked on Facebook how to do this and I was given this solution. deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ lisa main upstream import sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate This will install the MATE packages and allow you to remove the abominable Unity desktop.

The Linux Mint distribution is switching to the Gnome 3 desktop after all of this time. Sure they are keeping the Gnome 2 desktop environment, but they are implementing the MATE fork of the Gnome 2 desktop, that will be trying to keep the familiar Gnome 2 desktop that everyone seems to love, despite the …