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.py file downloads instead of executing

I am mint 17.1, apache2, php3.4.0 I reloaded mint new. Modified apache2.conf file to have: <Directory /var/www/html> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride None ...
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gnome-screenshot produces blank png files in mint 17

This produces a blank png file in mint 17, but works fine in ubuntu 12: gnome-screenshot Opening the resulting Screenshot file in the ~/Pictures directory shows completely blank image (all ...
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Mint not recognizing my USB Lexmark printer

I have a Lexmark X1250 printer, which I'm trying to get working on my box, which is running Linux Mint 17 Qiana itself. Some info: # uname -a Linux grid 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 ...
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dmidecode returning maximum capacity as unknown

I am using Linux mint on my Sony Vaio Laptop model no. VPCEA23EN. I want to upgrade my ram so i tried the following command to find out the maximum capacity of RAM. But it is not providing the ...
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Maximize window when dragged to top in Mint/Cinnamon

In Windows 7, when I drag a window to the top of the screen, it maximizes. In Mint, however, it takes only the upper half of the screen. Can I make it maximize instead, line in Windows?
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How can I give permanent admin access to the Linux program such as Aptik?

I’m using Linux Mint x64 with KDE and I can run the app Aptik fine from the terminal as sudo Aptik followed by its parameters. No problem. But I want to be able to run it from its GUI. The program ...
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Seemingly random Xorg freeze

Since I installed Linux Mint 17 with XFCE I've been experiencing what I believe is a bug. Sometimes it will hang, at rabdom moments, regardless what I'm doing. The time between hangs can be hours and ...
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Linux Mint 17 overheating on Asus S46CM laptop

I just installed linux mint and it is really overusing my fan and beginning to overheat. It isn't too bad now, but if this continues it could really shorten the lifespan of my laptop. I'm ...
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Install Windows from linux mint without usb or disk

I want to install Windows(I have .iso file) and I have linux mint. How can i make it without usb or disk, using partitions?
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How to uninstall “cowsay” package (Linux Mint 17 KDE)

I don't like the "cowsay" package which is installed by default in Linux Mint (KDE). I tried to uninstalled it, but it also uninstalled the following packages mint-artwork-common mint-artwork-kde ...
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 prints or scans only 1 page under Linux Mint

My HP Officejet Pro 8600 only scans or prints a single page after that the system says that the connection to the printer cant be established. If I restart the printer I can print or scan another ...
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Unable to “see” wireless networks on Linux Mint 17.1 on macbook pro 7.1

I've installed Linux Mint 64-bit MATE on my MacBook Pro 2010 and proceed to install the wireless drivers. However no wireless networks are detected when both my iPhone and OS X detect at least 30 ...
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How to format Date and Time to display in All Caps?

I am using Linux Mint 17, with the Cinnamon desktop environment. I was hoping there was some way to format the Date and Time to display the Month (abbreviated) and the Day of the week (abbreviated) in ...
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Trouble using X primary selection on Mint inside a VM inside MacOSX

OSX Yosemite. VMWare Fusion 7.1.1 Linux Mint 17.1, cinnamon desktop. A MacBook Pro built-in magic trackpad. I can't figure out how to use the X primary selection to copy and paste with the mouse ...
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Can’t boot into Linux Mint after installing Arch Linux

On my computer, I have Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, and recently Arch Linux, installed in a partition scheme like so /dev/sda1 SYSTEM (Win 8 bootloader, BCD, etc.) /dev/sda2 Windows 8.1 ...
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Linux Mint: Power Management does not turn off displayport monitor

I have two monitors connected to this system... one via displayport and one via DVI. When I go into the screen saver settings, I enabled Power Management and set standby, suspend, and off to 1 minute. ...
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How to download any video using Linux Mint? [on hold]

Does anybody know how to download videos in Linux? I don't mean using programs, although if there are any I'd love to know about them. There is a you-tube downloader available in my package manager ...
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How to get BOINC GPU computation work?

I own an Asus N551J laptop using Nvidia Optimus feature, running Linux Mint 17.1. BOINC can't recognise the GPU using Bumblebee driver even if I run it using optirun boinc. I installed bumblebee with ...
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Can Only Maximize on One Monitor

I had some problems getting both of my monitors (my laptop's and an external), but I got them resolved (see Can't Configure Monitors on Linux Mint MSI Laptop With Nvidia Graphics) and now both ...
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Can I stretch a Remote Desktop session to fill up the entire screen?

I have MS DOS 6.2 installed on a virtual box. Within the virtual box settings I have Remote Desktop enabled as a display output. The host machine is running Linux Mint 17. I access the DOS machine ...
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Programs crash upon opening in Linux MInt 17.1

I have an issue in mint, whenever I open programs they just flash on the screen and close immediately. For some it happens at random, and others never work. The software manager never opens after ...
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Can't Configure Monitors on Linux Mint MSI Laptop With Nvidia Graphics

First off: if any of this is confusing or missing info PLEASE comment and I'll happily clarify and/or add more info. I've got a brand new MSI laptop with Linux Mint (17.1) installed on it. It has an ...
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Can't open Trash: operation not supported

I messed up with some .h files some days ago and since then I have strange issues with my Linux Mint 17. I cannot open my Trash, I get an error saying something like "sorry could not display all the ...
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vpn connected computer does not accept ports forwarded by router

My setup is like this: VPN Provider -- Internet -- Router -- Server My router has a dynamicDNS name which gets updated on every reconnect as well as a couple of ports that are forwarded to the ...
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Apache2 Linux Mint URL without trailing slash not working for HTTP to HTTPS redirect/rewrite

I set up an Apache2 server on Linux Mint. I configured the default-ssl site to use a SSL certificate that I bought and the default site works just fine with SSL. However when I try to access a ...
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Any tips on how to track down what process is hanging and causing problems in Linux?

I'm having problems with cinnamon freezing up. When I Ctrl+Alt+Backspace cinnamon tries to restart but the desktop never loads back up. When I try and reboot I get "Asking all processes to ...
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Linux Mint. Installing bdf fonts with console (fc-cache/fc-list)

I found an interesting font on GitHub. And it even had an instullation guide. So I use fc-cache -fv and it displays processing on directory with my files: ... /home/my_profile_name/.fonts: caching, ...
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Linux Mint 13 with Mate 1.2 - enable mouse-based window focus

related to How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon The above question details how to make it so that window focus is driven by mouse position - i recently switched to a two-monitor ...
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linux - Burn bootable dvd

I try to burn a bootable dvd for linux mint mate 17.1. I tried 3 tools: Braseo (ubuntu/mint) windows disk image burner (win7) Nero (a tool for windows) Only the image burned by Nero succeed to ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 not working in dual monitor mode

I’m having problems getting my dual monitor setup working in my Linux Mint 17.1 setup. There is a display app under the system menu and when I run it, it says I have two monitors (it even knows the ...
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Mount shares as regular user in Linux Mint 17.1?

All the shares fstab tries to mount show up in the navigation panel in Nemo for me. If for whatever reason a share didn’t get mounted at startup, clicking on it tries to mount it for me. Except that ...
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integrate wget with opera 27

I want to integrate wget into opera, I didn't find anything on the web except this article http://archive09.linux.com/feature/59457 which is old(back to 2007) and I didn't find tools->preferences ...
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how to add a new language for the user interface of opera browser

I'm trying opera for the first time, it seems much faster than firefox but I'm unable to change the user interface language to my language. I go to settings and press "Select user interface ...
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LIVE USB has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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Where to copy kernel source after kernel is compiled from sources?

On my linux box (Mint 17.1) I compiled the kernel from sources so that I could enable certain things that are not there by default. The kernel compiled fine and the system boots/works just fine. ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux via a USB flash drive

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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Intermittent Wireless Issue, Linux Mint, New Laptop, Other Devices Connect

After scouring the internet, no set of answers can solve the problem (software or hardware) as to why my connection appears then dissapears inconsistently. A simple case would be... Connect to a ...
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Mouse scroll wheel does not function as it should in Linux Mint 17.1

I have an issue, using Linux Mint 17.1, my Logitech g700s mouse wheel buttons are inverted, i.e. the scoll up-down scrolls left-right, and the scroll left-right buttons scroll up-down. I have tried ...
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How to make sure that repositories added to Linux Mint are safe and secure [closed]

I’m using the latest version of Linux mint which based on Ubuntu, I have installed many programs by adding a new repository to the list of checked repositories. Now I’m worried of how safe these ...
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Is a 32 Bits Windows 8.1 Virtualization without VT-X possible? [duplicate]

I have the following processor : Intel T6500 I want to launch a VirtualBox from within a Mint 17 x86 (/dev/sda3). And then, in the virtual box, launch my Windows 8.1 x86, which is installed on the ...
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How to start default application at the startup of linux terminal

I want when i start the terminal in Linux it shows my name and run some default instructions. for example: i want to show My Name then the date then the date instruction. where can i edit these ...
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I am getting an error while trying to install Openvpn Client

I am trying to install a vpn client using the script provided by the company. Usually this works but now I am getting the following error. I am using mint 17.1. Please advise <pre><code> ...
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Linux installation wakes up soon after (around 10 min) put to sleep

I had enabled RTC wakeup but I have disabled it now, but my computer is still waking up. $ uname -a Linux pixelrBox 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Start program without focus

How can I start a program from a python script without its window becoming focused? Specifically, I'm using ImageMagick's display. Environment: Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon 2.2.16
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How can I prevent a certificate from being trusted?

There exist two certificates in /etc/ssl/certs that I'd like to permanently remove. However, just deleting the pem files doesn't do it - those are regenerated when ca-certificates is updated. How ...
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How to install linux mint 17.1 to encrypted raid 0 array

I just got a new SSD and I wanted to install Linux Mint 17.1 to a raid 0 array of SSDs. I also want the array to be encrypted. I tried the following guide and got mdadm to setup a software array and ...
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Get page borders in Evince without changing overall Mate theme

I've just noticed so it might have been like that ever since I upgraded to Linux Mint Rebecca, but I have no page borders in Evince: the white background of the page blends seamlessly into the white ...
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How to configure qjackctl to combine output from mplayer and rakarrack? (“Audio device got stuck!”)

If I launch rakarrack (without jack qjackctl), I do get sound output to my speakers from the guitar input. However, if I try to launch mplayer, to be able to play along a song, it gives "Audio device ...
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Mount existing partition on VirtualBox

I've been trying to boot my Windows 8.1 on a VirtualBox machine under my Linux Mint 17. Everything is in x64. I've installed VirtualBox and its GUI to do so. My Windows 8.1 is on /dev/sda2, my Mint 17 ...
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Network Epson printer prints a page of configuration details instead of job on Linux Mint and Ubuntu

I've tried using lpr and the GUI menus in Writer and Document Viewer in Linux Mint and Ubuntu. The printer is EPSON XP-200, connected by network. lpstat -a lists it as accepting requests. Each time, ...