Hello all! Ive been using Ubuntu exclusively as my only OS since 6.04 and glad to see MATE in action. I decided to make the switch to MATE the other day across several computers.
First off… MATE is running smoothly on two very old HP Inspiron computers that are both about 10 years old. However Im having some probs on my main desktop I hope can be solved here.
1 - The first challenge is SimpleScan. I have a Canon CanoScan LIDE 20 (old but works) scanner and it just works great in Ubuntu without a problem. It is attached via USB and requires no power cord. Works great in any version of Ubuntu, however in MATE when I try to scan (it sees the scanner) the scan comes out as a black scan and the guts of the scanner dont move inside. Anything I can try to get that working in MATE?
2 - Secondly, on my main system I have several apps crashing on me on the all time. Opera, Firefox, Chrome, etc. I cannot pinpoint the problem specifically but some websites will instantly just crash on me. In FF I dont run any extensions, but in Opera/Chrome I have disabled all of my extensions (mainly adblockers). Thunderbird also crashes on me often.
Im running 15.10 - 64bit on my computer that crashes all the time. I had no problems before installing MATE.
Couple of things…
3 computers had Ubuntu 15.10 which I just installed MATE desktop on and no crashing problems. The system Im using right now that crashes was a fresh install, made with a disc burned at the slowest speed.
Are there any terminal commands I can do to sort out the problems?
Thanks for any tips or advice!