Install Telegram Desktop Successfully on Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Telegram is my go to messaging client. Its wonderful because it lets you review and reply from any platform and not constraint to one device like Whatsapp.

Since my move to Ubuntu MATE 15.04, I have been having some issue getting Telegram to install on the platform.

I tried this


sudo add-apt-repository
ppa:atareao/telegram sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install telegram

And the Telegram program wouldn’t launch and exit without any error messages.

The following works for me:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install telegram-desktop

Seems a change in repository for the better.

Remote Desktop with XRDP on UBUNTU Mate

I manage much of my setup from a single computer and currently the single computer is a SG$500 Asus T100 10 inch Windows 8.1 tablet.

I have managed to get my Raspberry Pi 2 to be able to be controlled by the Windows 8.1 Tablet via XRDP, an opensource remote desktop implementation based on VNC.

What about my AMDx3 Desktop running Ubuntu MATE then?

  1. Start Terminal
  2. Run sudo apt-get install xrdp
  3. You will need to enter the password
  4. Once installed use service xrdp status to see if the service is running
  5. Then go to your Windows computer, launch Remote Desktop Connection
  6. Key in the IP address of your Ubuntu MATE
  7. It should show your Ubuntu MATE desktop

Now no matter where you are in your house you only need one computer to control your other Windows, or Linux machines.