[Bio-linux-dev] MATE

Tim Booth tbooth at ceh.ac.uk
Mon Aug 4 09:55:03 EDT 2014

Hi Tony,

I ported the MATE packages over from Sid, and there is no
mate-users-admin in Debian at all.  Given that Ubuntu has some specific
requirements about how users are added (eg. default groups) I'm not sure
if this reflects an actual issue with this bit of MATE or just that the
Debian packagers never got around to adding it.

My inclination would be to add an icon which runs
"/usr/bin/unity-control-center user-accounts" since this would give
everyone the same options for account maintenance.  I'll see if I can
work out how to make that appear in the MATE control panel.



On Mon, 2014-08-04 at 12:12 +0100, Tony Travis wrote:
> Hi, Tim.
> Neither your Bio-Linux 8 update script or .iso install:
>   "mate-users-admin"
> This is useful if you are administering a headless server via "x2go" or
> if you decide to adopt the MATE desktop on a server/desktop with limited
> support for hardware accelerated graphics.
> I upgraded two of my Bio-Linux 7 garage servers to Bio-Linux 8 yesterday
> and got a warning from the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installer that I would be
> better off sticking to the 12.04 LTS release because the graphics would
> be very slow under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS...
> They weren't kidding: The 14.04 LTS Unity desktop was unusable on my
> servers, so I switched to MATE on the console instead.
> What do you mean "I shouldn't use a GUI to administer a server" ;-)
> Bye,
>   Tony.
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