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Problems with samba on Linux Mint sharing to XBMCbuntu

I have been trawling for hours to try and find a solution, so please no answers that are links to other supposedly 'solved' posts. What I am trying to do: I have built a small media center PC using ...
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Can't install VMware tools on Linux Mint 17

I just downloaded VMWare player 6.0.3 because I had major issues with VirtualBox. I need to share a folder and for this, I need VMware tools. I tried clicking Player>Manage>Install VMware tools: the ...
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Docker “hello world” example doesn't work. “no such file or directory”

I'm totally new to playing around with Docker(.io) so I've just been RTFM'ing the main site, and hit a problem early on with their example "Hello world". It seems like a few other folks have had the ...
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How to boot on linux partition from a windows xp partition with virtual box?

I have a local disk with 3 partitions. One is partitioned in windows xp while the other is partitioned in linux mint. I am running my system in windows xp. How can I boot in virtual box the linux ...
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Linux Mint Hostname Incorrect in Router Config?

I just setup my Linux Mint machine and am connected via Xfinity router (Comcast) via Ethernet connection. My computer name is set to "My-Name-Linux-Mint" but when I view "Connected Devices", the ...
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How do I fix strange window and mouse stuttering with Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon?

I recently dual booted my laptop running Windows 8.1 with Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon 2.2. I set up a second monitor with my laptop connected via HDMI and the mouse stutters across the screen ONLY on ...
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Linux does not recognize my new laptop battery

Hi there I just bought a new laptop battery for my acer 3820tg, connected it but looks like my Linux Mint 17 can not recognize it. Battery led on laptop is blinking by orange color and acpi command ...
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Linux Mint 17 could not boot

I have a sony external hard drive. In that i created dev/sdc1/ (NTFS) for windows8.1 clone image via clonezilla. dev/sdc2 (NTFS) dev/sdc3 (NTFS) then i deleted sdc2 and then created root/ , home/ ...
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How to spoof the MAC on a wifi, Linux Mint 17, with NM?

I can't find a reliable way to spoof my mac. If I use the "clone MAC address" on network manager (I use Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon), I can't connect to my wifi. I tried everything, unless I remove the ...
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How to upgrade from linux mint 15 to linux mint 17?

How to upgrade from linux mint 15(olivia) to linux mint 17(qiana).I googled,the results are showing upgrading 16 to 17.please help on this.
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How can I make the run command prompt use my login environment?

I am running a new installation of Linux Mint and am wondering how I can make it so the Alt+F2 run command uses my login environment? I really just want it to use my PATH in order to be able to run ...
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Thinkad w540 docking station and Linux Mint

I have got Lenovo Thinkpad w540 and running Mint 16. When I dock the laptop into the docking station, everything freezes. I have to undock and wait until the login window is loaded. How should I go ...
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accidentally removed show desktop button in linux Mint 17 Maya

I accidentally removed the desktop icon from the menubar. How can I restore it? I'm using Linux Mint 17 Maya. Iḿ new to this so I don know whAT TO DO
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Host is not able to ping Guest | Virtual Box

I am using LinuxMint17 (Host) and running another LinuxMint17 as Guest using Virtual Box. My Guest LinuxMint is able to ping Host LinuxMint but vice-versa is not happening. Network Setting in ...
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LinuxMint17 (XFCE) - PowerBroker Open losing ability to suspend, etc

I am running Linux Mint 17 XFCE and as with all my linux machines (all CentOS except this one for the wife) I have joined them to my server2k12 domain via PowerBroker Open. Prior to joining them to ...
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VLC displays gray video / choppy audio (Linux Mint), seems like everything else DVD-wise gets nailed as well

So, my DVD drive, courtesy of Going Postal, was set to Region 2; the time comes for Hogfather, which I have as a Region 1, and neverminding that VLC shouldn't care about the region of the damn DVD, I ...
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dual-boot of mint and windows 8.1 doesnt work - mint doesnt appear

I got a new laptop and installed Linux Mint 17 MATE and Windows 8.1. I want to use dual-boot so that I can choose at start-up which OS will appear. Now only the Windows appears and I dont get asked to ...
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Ethernet issues in Linux mint.

After a hardrive crash I installed mint 17 LTS with many attending woes related to lack of drivers (two of my 8 usb ports can actually recognize devices plugged into them). I'm currently attempting to ...
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Login from the command line

OS: Linux, Mint. I want to have a system where I can insert a flashdrive into a computer, and using the Udev rules, have the system log in a user account. I can do the Udev part, but what command ...
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Mint 17 will not connect to internet after upgrade

After installing the latest upgrades to Mint 17 MATE my Huawei E1552 mobile modem is not recognised by the system and I cannot connect to the internet.
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partitioning for dual boot Windows8 with LMDE on non-uefi sytem

I am using Windows8 on a non-UEFI system. I have one hard disk, and it is partitioned like so: If I shrink my C: drive using windows disk management and install Linuxmint/LMDE-201403 in the extra ...
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Can't SSH to Virtualbox Linux Mint guest OS

I installed Linux Mint 17 on my Virtualbox, and I want to access files in it. I installed openssh-client and openssh-server by the following command: sudo apt-get install ssh Then I tried ssh ...
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Install GCC / G++ Version 4.9 in Linux Mint

I always like to have the latest version of things, particularly if that thing is gcc, g++ and there has recently been a revision to the c++ standard. I have forgotten what ppa's I need to add to my ...
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Asus Vivobook S551LN trackpad doesn't work with Linux Mint 17

I've just received my new ASUS laptop and installed Linux Mint on it right away. Everything works so far, except for the trackpad: it only moves a few millimetres every few seconds. doesn't receive ...
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Getting errors trying to run shell script (Linux)

I'm trying to run the following script. I have run it before without issue, but now I encounter an error. #!/bin/bash # init function pause(){ read -p "$*" } echo & echo "(Website):" ...
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How can I have more than one GUI X Terminal running in Linux Mint? [duplicate]

In Linux you can access up to 6 different terminals plus the X display. In Mint, the shortcut for the X display is ctrl + alt + f8 instead of f7. Since f7 shows me log messages of VirtualBox and ...
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Linux Mint 17: How do I switch key bindings from the command line?

I changed the key binding switch-to-workspace-1 via Keyboard > Keyboard shortcuts > Workspace Management. Is it also possible to this via the console? Vecause when I use the command gsettings get ...
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Which graphic card for multiple monitors on linux without xinerama?

I have a 3 24" monitors, setup with 2 in portrait mode and 1 horizontal ( |-| ) connected to 2 NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 and I'm running Mint 17 Qiana 64 bit (Cinnamon 2.2.13). The configuration works ...
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Linux Mint Mate 16 cannot automatically connect to home Wi-fi

I have Linux Mint 16 32-bit installed with Mate desktop environment on LG-R590 notebook. The problem is although a lot of SSIDs are displayed when the network icon on the bottom right is clicked, the ...
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Restoring lost partion table on dualboot system (windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a 64 bit system with 750gb hard disk with 2 partition in windows 8 and one root and home partition in Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Linux mint 17 by choosing option Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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How to track an issue with nvidia's propietary drivers

I've been trying to install the Unity 3D game engine on linux mint. Everything working fine install-wise, but when opening the application all the graphics it should render are messed up. It looks ...
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Linux Mint Petra won't Auto-Mount USB Devices

I recently updated my OS to Mint Petra and am no longer able to plug-and-play my USB devices. Olivia would automatically mount my jump drives or external hard drives, and I don't see why Petra ...
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Linux Mint won't allow me to import a .p12 signing certificate

I have a .p12 certificate that was issued to me by my university. I have been able to install it on OSX just fine, but I need to use it for Cisco Anyconnect in Linux Mint 17. When I double click it, ...
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What HID/Module does Air mouse use in Linux?

I was thinking about developing a module for running a Air Mouse. I am not sure as what module s used to carry out the operation done by air mouse. Is it under HID? (I am talking about a wireless Air ...
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How to record both input and output audio simultaneously?

I'm trying to record a phone call made with Google Voice Chat using Audacity. I'm running Linux Mint 17. In this example, I'm making an outbound phone call from my computer to a person on a normal ...
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MATE 1.8.0: how to set Ctrl+Escape shortcut for main menu

I used to use Linux Mint 13 MATE for some time, it has MATE 1.2.0, in which I can set Ctrl+Esc shortcut for opening main menu by right-click on the Menu button -> Preferences, there is a simple ...
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Linux Mint: Keybinging Alt+^

I wanted to use Alt + ^ for open Quake but it seems Linux Mint is already using it for switching between open programs (similar Alt + Tab). I tried to deactive this keybing in the keyboard settings ...
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Mint 17: Kaffeine Time-Shift

I switched from Windows 7 to Linux Mint 17. Under Windows 7 I used ProgDvb to watch TV and now I use Kaffeine. What I miss is a similar time-shift function that is why I this three questions: Can ...
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Linux Kernel Driver for video capture

I have this EasyCap video capture thing with a USBTV007 chip and I really would like to get it working on my little linux mint 17 laptop so that I can capture video for my RC stuff. But I do not know ...
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Lock Computer after X minutes, non user editable

Case: I have younger siblings who have a linux computer. They are not allowed to access this computer without parental approval and entry of a password. Their solution is to disable my locking ...
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How to rewrite ACPI control tables from Linux?

I have a HP Probook 4720s laptop with broken ACPI tables. The fan is always switched off and the computer tends to overheat and shut down. Under Windows I can use a program called RW_Everything to ...
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Cannot load ubuntu and Mint after installing CentOS 6

I have a 64 bit laptop computer with two partitions containing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Mint 17 in each of them. There are some free space of about 20Gb and I have installed CentOS 6 into through USB ...
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Remove all GUI elements from a Firefox 29 window under a specific profile

I'd like to make desktop shortcuts to certain webapps to a Firefox 29 window w/ all the GUI elements such as tabs, menubar, buttons, etc. removed. I'm following these instructions. This screengrab ...
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How to make it so bash runs instead of asking where to run upon selection from file navigator

When I double-click on bash files on Linux Mint a pop-up appears querying whether I want to run in terminal, display, run, or cancel. I was wondering, how do I make it so for this particular bash file ...
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inkscape causes permanent waiting cursor

I am running Inkscape 0.48.4 r9939 on Linux Mint 16 ("Petra") with Compiz as my window manager. Whenever I open Inkscape, as soon as I click anywhere using the selection tool, the mouse cursor ...
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How to install 2 encrypted instances of Linux Mint on the same SSD, both with different encryption passwords?

I'd like to have 2 different Mint installations on the same hard drive, each with each on set of encryption keys, so if I enter one password, it will boot on one, if I enter the other, it'll do the ...
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Command to add multicast address to routing table

I am trying to add a multicast route. If I do a netstat -g I get: idf@idf-ZBOX-ID42-BE ~ $ netstat -g IPv6/IPv4 Group Memberships Interface RefCnt Group --------------- ------ ...
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how can a web page change my mouse speed?

I usually have many tabs open in Firefox and I haven't been able to find one specific website that causes this because I don't seem to notice it right away. I'm going to click on something on my ...
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Mint on VMware sometimes not responding

It's a problem similar to this: similar old thread I have this Mint guest VM on VMware with bridged connection and I have here open ports for ssh and http connection. Im conecting remotely and ...
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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...