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Can't boot from verified bootable USB stick. Can't access BIOS with USB stick in

I have a PC which is around 10 years old, the motherboard is ABIT AN52(MCP65) which I cannot boot with a bootable USB memory stick inserted. The PC boots fine usually, and I am using it to write this ...
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Can't boot into Linux Mint partition after gnome 3 uninstall

I have a partition for Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 rosa installed and I decided to install Gnome 3. I decided 5 minutes into it that I did not like it, so I removed it using the command sudo apt-get ...
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Linux Mint 18, Windows 10, UEFI, dual boot, where to install GRUB?

I have a Dell XPS with pre installed Windows 10 and UEFI. I need to install Linux Mint 18 near Windows 10 (I don't want to remove Windows, I need to keep it). I've already disabled Secure Boot and ...
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My microphone does not work with Flash Player in Mozzila while I have a bluetooth speaker plugged in

My operating system is an up to date Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. This is really just Debian Jessie with an additional repository. I use Flash to broadcast myself. Flash registers my microphones. ...
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Linux Mint Menu is Overflowing

My Linux Mint Cinnamon’s menu is growing bigger than the usual. How to edit it because I couldn’t find any menu editor apps.
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E: Package 'libtool-bin' has no installation candidate

due installing the prerequisites for a software, which is explained step by step here , when I enter this command: sudo apt-get install libtool-bin I get this error: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Linux Mint not detected

I dual-booted Linux Mint and Windows 10 on my computer this morning. It was going fine until I rebooted the computer. Windows 10 booted straight in instead of Linux. I checked the BIOS for an entry ...
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grub2 failed to install into /target/

I am having MAJOR problems installing Linux on my computer. Windows 10 came pre-installed. I then installed Zorin OS 10 alongside Windows to create a dual-boot computer. Everything went according to ...
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Deleted Linux partitions on dual-boot computer but GRUB screen appears

I had Linux installation alongside Windows 10 on my dual booted laptop. I wanted to remove the Linux partition so I followed guides online so I deleted the 3 partitions associated with my Linux Mint ...
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Linux Mint wired networking strangely restricted by a captive portal

First, I apologize in advance: I may not be know the correct terminology so I will explain the problem in detail. I have two PCs running Linux Mint and connected to the internet on a wired network. ...
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Is there a way to have a `focused window border` in Cinnamon like there is in xmonad?

My colleague uses Arch Linux with xmonad and he has this awesome red border thing around the active window: Is there a way to have something similar in Linux Mint's Cinnamon to have a better visual ...
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Horizontal lines during playing video Linux Mint Nvidia 920M

after installation of Linux Mint I'm suffering with constant horizontal lines during playing video in browsers/players. I have Geforce 920M card and Intel Core i7 CPU. I tried to play with ...
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Nested virtualization - running Hyper-V on Windows 10 guest under KVM with Linux Mint 18 as host

I'm trying to do nested virtualization in different hypervisor environments. Virtualbox does not support nested virtualization "out-of-the-box" according to my experience. VMWare Workstation Player 12 ...
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Linux Mint 18 Scroll Direction Stuck

I just installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, 64 Bit. I can't seem to get touchpad scrolling to be "normal" (instead of "natural"). In System Settings, I've tried toggling the "Reverse scrolling direction" ...
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Linux Mint Ra-Link Wi-Fi driver issues

So, the default drivers on the USB stick I used to install Mint seemed to work ok, but after I got booted into the installed OS and started updating stuff, it seems to have broken. My google-fu showed ...
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Temporary change letter with another lookalike [Linux Mint]

Recently, I was succesfully changed letter o with some looklike letter. Now I wanna also change my letters a and e with this one ᶏ & ҽ, using xmodmap. (than I will create script to enable/ disable ...
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Making the discrete AMD GPU the default GPU in a Mux-less setup with an integrated Intel GPU in Mint 18

How do I making the discrete AMD GPU the default GPU in a Mux-less setup with an integrated Intel GPU in Mint 18? What I've gleaned / attempted so far: Information from lspci: 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Have to hold down power button to trigger powerbtn.sh in Acer laptop but that powers it down

I am running Linux Mint on an Acer Aspire E 5 574G. The problem I am facing is, I have to press and hold the power button for a bit to trigger the lock screen or suspend or whatever option I have set ...
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Chromium went monochrome in Mint 17

The installation of an ad blocker has seriously changed my Chromium (Version 51.0.2704.79 on LinuxMint 17.3 (64-bit)) browser. Now, no pictures show at all, and everything is monochrome. Color appears ...
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Linux Mint 18: Suspend only happens after unlock

I'm running Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, I wanted to set it so that, when my laptop's lid is closed, it is suspended. Obviously, I set this in the power settings. However, what ends up happening is that ...
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In Bash, how to randomly select a file from a static list?

I have this bash script while true ; do for i in * ; do cp "$i" ~/slideshow.jpg ; echo $i ; sleep 5 ; done ; done How can I randomize this process?
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How do I switch desktop enviroments with out logging out?

I have recently had an issue with Cinnamon and am using Mate. What I want to know is, is there a way to switch back and forth between gui environments with out logging out? This is a Linux mint ...
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Linux Keyboard Injector (Python or shell) [closed]

I'm wondering if it's possible (and if so, how) to simulate keystrokes on a keyboard using a python or shell script. I'd prefer to not have to download anything or install anything, and just want to ...
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How do I link to an external named range without DDE in LibreOffice Calc

I wish to bring over a total from one workbook to another without using DDE as that is deprecated and is causing me problems. The total is in a single cell with a range name. Both workbooks are in the ...
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Accidentally deleted rc.local on Linux Mint 17.3

I accidentally deleted /etc/rc.local. Now I'm trying to get it back. But I can't find it on the setup medium. What is stored in this file? And how to get it back?
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Why did my VMWare Workstation instance suddenly lose fullscreen support?

I have been doing web dev work on Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit on a VMWare Workstation 12 Pro virtual machine. The default guest additions / VMware tools were installed initially. Each time I ...
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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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Linux Mint Swap partition

I've recently installed Linux Mint as a secondary OS to my laptop which already had Win 10 installed. I could only add one partition for Linux Mint and install Linux Mint without the swap partition ...
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Fingerprint login (fprintd) “OK” dialogue on Linux Mint 17.3

After wrestling with Fingerprint-GUI for quite a while I decided to dump it this morning after finding fprintd. fprintd started working immediately, but I'd love to make a couple tweaks if they're ...
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linux mint installation on vmware player (getting a message which I can't decipher)

The message after Linux boots I downloaded the ISO image of Linux mint cinnamon and used VMware, but after the booting message I get this message that a file system could not be found. Given the ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon Crashes when attempt dual monitor

I have two NVIDIA GTX 750ti installed each with a monitor connected via DVI. The system works fine with just one monitor enabled. However when I user nvidia-settings to enable the second monitor ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 persistent boot stick

So far I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on an usb-stick (Cinnamon Desktop, 64 bit, I also verified the checksum, just dding it on my usb-stick). Now I want to have a persistent usb-stick. From what I've ...
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Why can't I use SSH with these firewall rules? [WINDOWS HOST]

I'm currently trying to connect to my Linux Mint guest via SSH on my Windows 10 host. Better said, I'm trying to connect to the guest successfully with particular firewall rules in mind. Using ...
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VirtualBox guest not recognizing increased HDD space

I've increased the size of my VDI using VBoxManage modifyhd myHDD.vdi --resize 50000but I can't make the guest recognize and use the new space. GParted on guest (Linux Mint) VirtualBox Manager on ...
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Issues with linux mint installation on vmware player

I downloaded the iso image of Linux mint 17.1 cinnamon and then burned it to a dvd.I get this strange message from VMware player. Even when I instead use the iso image itself instead of the dvd,I get ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 screen is not automatically locked when I manually lock the screen

My problem is basically as the topic says. I am using GLMatrix screensaver from xscreensaver. I set the delay before locking screen to immediately, lock the computer when inactive to after 1 minute. ...
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How can I install mdk3 on linux mint?

Every website that I look at has a different explanation and none of them seem to help me get this utility installed. Here are the best instructions I found and what went wrong. They are from the kali ...
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Linux Mint 18 Beta image doesn't bootup

I have downloaded the linuxmint 18 (sarah) beta ISO image from http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3035. I can use it to install the new version in an VM. However I tried to burn it into a DVD RW plus a USB ...
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Cannot restart apache onto Linux Mint

Linux Mint is the Guest System on Virtual Box Windows 8.1 is the Host System danko@danko-VirtualBox ~ $ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart [sudo] password for danko: Restarting web server apache2 ...
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Internet only in short bursts on Mint 17.2

My cable DHCP ipv4 connection ( i've disabled ipv6 ) is working only in short bursts. It is mainly visible when performing a sudo apt-get install XXX because is only downloading the first MB and then ...
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How to force caja to open other windows in tabs?

I’m using linux mint 17. The file manager is caja (fork of nautilus). It’s work fine. But I wish to open every window of files browser in one window of caja in tabbed. Please, could you tell me how to ...
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Separate output for different audio devices on Linux Mint

I’m new to Linux. On Windows, I was able to have a dual audio output; one for my headphone and one for my regular speakers, both playing different audio at the same time. My question is: Can I do the ...
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Linux Mint reset NVIDIA GPU without a restart

I would like to know if it is possible through the terminal to reset a GPU? To clarify, an example scenario where the card is overclocked too far and resets to Performance Level 0, or around 30% of ...
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Trouble installing Chrome using wine on Linux

As some of google chrome's dependencies for Linux are unable to be met (libstdc++6 and lsb-base), I've been unable to update it, which bothers me. So I've tried to install Google Chrome for Windows. I ...
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How can I do the job of .ssh keys with mosh?

I'm looking at migrating from ssh + screen to mosh, and I was wondering what (if any) ways of using mosh can satisfy a use case of securely shelling in to a remote server without typing out ...
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PulseAudio Equalizer randomly stops functioning

My problem is just as the title says. I'm using Linux Mint KDE 17.3. The only predictability that I can get from it is that it shuts off when everything goes silent for at least a second, but that ...
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Can I delete ppa of an appli after installed it?

I'm using Mint 17. With command line, I added some ppa to install some apps. Now these apps are installed and work fine, can I delete ppa? What are the risks to face of after uninstall ppa? Except no ...
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VirtualBox fails to attach driver when starting VM

I have three VirtualBox VMs on my Windows 10 host, one Linux Mint 17.3 and two Ubuntu 14.04.4. Often when I start any of the VMs I get the following error message at launch: Failed to open a ...
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Installing KDE 5 in Linux mint 17.3

I have been trying to install KDE 5 on linux mint 17.3 Rosa I know I need to add a PPA to do this first, I have been trying both sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/kf5 and sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Linux Mint Proxy Issues

My issue is that I've been unable to have the terminal command sudo apt-get upgrade to not run on the proxy. I've tried unset {http,https,ftp}_proxy and unset {HTTP,HTTPS,FTP}_PROXY to no avail. I've ...