Ubuntu mate 17.10 mate addition and unable to read the menus.

Glenn At Home gErvin at cableone.net
Sun Mar 11 17:40:13 UTC 2018

I don't have 17 now, I just wiped the drive and put 16 on it.
I was searching the web for solutions like what you wrote, but all I found 
involved editing some conf files and some long commands, and if I had 
someone reading them to me, I'd be glad to try them, but sometimes I hate 
remembering while I go back and forth from one computer to the other to 
enter long strings.

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From: "Alex ARNAUD" <alexarnaud at hypra.fr>
To: "Glenn At Home" <gervin at cableone.net>; "Ubuntu List" 
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Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: Ubuntu mate 17.10 mate addition and unable to read the menus.

Le 11/03/2018 à 18:06, Glenn At Home a écrit :
> I had this trouble with the same version on a live copy running from a
> thumb drive and on a laptop I had installed it to.
> I just went back to 16.4.3.
> But I'm glad to see that someone else had that, and it wasn't a corrupt
> download or something on my end.
> Not that I'm glad you had the difficulty too though.

Could you restart the menu with "mate-panel --replace" from the run
dialog (alt+f2) and tell me if it solves the issue for you ? If yes, I
suspect the new greeter from Lightdm to be the culprit. Could you try to
remove slick-greeter and install lightdm-gtk-greeter ?
Be aware of potential issues when switching of greeter, I just advise
you stuff I don't use myself because I'm on Debian and Debian uses
lightdm-gtk-greeter by default.

Best regards,

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