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MySQL Workbench - Add Connection from command-line

I'm writing a shell script to auto-provision a development environment for new employees. The OS is Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) and the idea is to run the script and at the end have a fully configured ...
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How to save two IPS in single network card

I am using centos 6.6 and going to configure single network card with two IP address. My configuration look like this /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE="eth0" BOOTPROTO="dhcp" ...
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ubuntu flavors…same package repositories?

Do all the various ubuntu-based distros all pull from the same package repositories? For example, if I run this command: sudo apt-get install <foo> will I get the same package version of foo ...
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USB not working with a 3D printer

I got an Ultimaker Original+ 3D printer, which works fine when connected to my Windows 7 PC. But when I connect it to my Mint Linux PC, it isn't detected at all: Cura (the 3D printing software) is not ...
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VLC h265 failure to display

In VLC 2.2.1, an MKV file fails to show video, playing audio OK. Error message: Codec `hevc' (MPEG-H Part2/HEVC (H.265)) is not supported. http://pastebin.com/7duQbH6S has the verbose debug ...
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Logout keyboard shortcut keys in Linux Mint?

I am trying to logout without using mouse. Are you aware of any key combination that will do the trick?
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With Linux Mint as main OS, dual boot Windows 7 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine using the same Windows installation

I am about to install Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) as my main OS. I also want to be able to boot into Windows 7 occasionally. I also want to run a Windows 7 virtual machine inside Linux. Ideally I would ...
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Square “separators” in vim-airline?

So, I just installed vim-airline as part of a set of packages on my Linux Mint 17.1 machine, and I'm getting some weird behavior with my setup. I know that the separators between the sections of ...
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Remote Desktop not working

I'm trying to connect to an old Windows XP machine using the RDP protocol. On the XP machine, I have checked "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" and turned off the firewall. When I ...
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How do I remove an unmounted volume from desktop?

I am using Linux Mint. I recently mounted a samba share, done what I wanted then unmounted it again. Ever since then I have an icon on my desktop that I can't get rid off! How do I remove it?
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Having trouble recovering data from an older Seagate HD

I am trying to recover files from an older HD (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500Gb). I am really just hoping to get some family pictures off of it. It was at one time running Windows (I'm not sure which ...
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Remove fortunes-husse package only

I'd like to remove only the fortunes-husse package on linux mint. Is there a way to remove this that won't remove all parent packages?
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cygwin/x no image from remote host

I installed and started cygwin x server and everything seems working. Log from startxwin: $ startxwin Could not load crashreporter dll Welcome to the XWin X Server Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project ...
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Hit enter automatically when running apt-get install <package> prompts a dialog boxes

I'm running command apt-get install -y <package>. It overcomes confirmation like Do you want to continue? [Y/n] But in the process of updating, I got a popup which asks to hit enter in ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 tar backup error

I've used the below script successfully with ubuntu 12.04. Now I did a fresh install to Linux mint 17.1 and I can't get the tar backup script to work no more. it gives an error: Here's the script, ...
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Is it possible to run 64bit kernel on 32bit Linux Mint with NVIDIA drivers?

I have found several forum posts and SE questions (example) where this seems possible, but my attempt has failed. I've tried the following: sudo dpkg --add-architecture amd64 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Trying to set Alt Gr+Keycode 50 to backslash

I've just started running Linux Mint, However I'm using a slightly different keyboard hardware wise. It had a multitude of issues in the start, such as Shift being mapped wrongly, atastrophe/asterisk ...
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How to boot from Windows 7 DVD after uninstalling Linux mint

I have uninstalled Linux Mint by deleting it from windows 7 disk partition. previously I have had both windows 7 and Linux mint (dual boot loader). I inserted windows 7 DVD and restarted my ...
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Reset Windows 8.1 password Linuxmint on a dualboot config?

My laptop is in a dualboot config with linuxmint can I reset forgotten windows password from mint?
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Chrome GUI is too big as of 43.0.2357.124-1

Last night, I updated my version of Google Chrome from 43.0.2357.81-1 to 43.0.2357.124-1. The most visible change is that the UI elements are way too large. Here's a comparison with Chrome (top), ...
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Upgrade multiple systems

I have Linux Mint Petra 16 on two machines. I want to upgrade the to Qiana 17 (or Rebecca 17.1). The update process as I understand is, changing the source repo from Petra to Rebecca, and ...
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Cairo-Dock: is it possible to ungroup windows?

Very simple question: how to I ungroup similar windows in Cairo-Dock? I wanted to have my Pidgin contacts list separate from my chat window, so I can open each of them through one interaction only - ...
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Unable to resume KVM guest after rebooting host

I'm running KVM on Linux Mint 17.1, kernel 3.16.0-31-generic. The only guest is a Windows 8.1 VM. I've noticed that if I reboot the host while the guest is running, I'm unable to resume the guest ...
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Linux installation failed and I don't know what happen

this is what just happned. I was talking with my girlfriend on Skype, trying to save her old computer. Basically, she had Windows installed and it didn't boot anymore. Also not in SafeBoot mode. Her ...
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Reset all the permissions to default permissions linux mint 17

I have somehow messed up with the permissions of different folders on my linuxmint 17. Now I am unable to use sudo apt-get install or sudo apt-get update commands. It gives error are you root? even ...
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Stuck on “Preparing automatic repair” loop windows 10

Just a few hours ago I was installing an update for Windows 10 and then it started turning on and off. I let it do it's thing for a while until I found it odd that it would do it so much. When I ...
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Themes that can change Windows Border, Icons, Control, and Cursor in Linux Mint Rebecca?

All of the themes online only change the taskbar, where can I get themes that can change the overall look? There is no new Windows Border, Icons, Control, and Cursor. Not a duplicate of this since I ...
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Dependency issues with libc++6; a catch 22?

In an attempt to install ASEprite on my Linux Mint installation through a .deb seen here: http://pkgs.org/download/aseprite I also realized I had to install a later version of libc++ in order to get ...
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Failure of Multisystem after first install on Mint 17.1 64-bit

I installed MultiSystem so I could create a toolkit USB drive, as I have done on previous Xubuntu and Lubuntu machines, following ...
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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...
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Switching to systemd on Linux Mint

I have linux mint 17.1 running on a laptop which takes forever to boot. To speed up the boot I want to switch to systemd. How can I switch to systemd?
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How can I remove all the customizations imposed by Linux Mint 17.1 on firefox?

I have found two solutions for the same: Downloading and installing .tar.bz2 package (firefox) from mozilla.org (Problem:Package provided is portable and is not installable). Installing firefox from ...
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How to change to grub bootloader from windows bootloader

I have ubuntu, linux mint and windows 8 on my computer. A few days ago my windows installation failed, so I reinstalled it on the 500GB partition. My hard drive is 1TB. Windows is 500GB, Ubuntu is ...
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Linux Mint shows blackscreen with cursor after logging in

I use LinuxMint 13 with Cinnamon desktop. I have configured it to lock and ask for the password every time I close and open the laptop. It all began when the computer was locked but the password ...
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Mint opening wrong login screen sometimes

I've created my own login screen editing the code of Zukitwo-Circle. It works perfectly, but sometimes, instead of opening it, Mint simply opens GTK, the pure GTK, with no theme. Sometimes that ...
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Cannot directly transfer files beetween 2 or more android devices using LinuxMint

I have LinuxMint on my PC, I plugged in 2 android phones in the USB slots and when I try to copy/move files 'into' the device SD card it shows, Error while copying "File_name". But it works if ...
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How to set firfox proxy to chrome proxy settings?

I'm using Linux Mint 17 and I'm using chrome. I have browsec extension and I want to use its setting for my firefox. My question is how I can set my firefox proxy settings to the ones in the chrome? ...
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Update Flash in FireFox in Linux Mint?

I am trying to update Flash, but I still get a massage telling me to update it. I'm using Firefox 37.0.2 and Flash 11.2.202.425 on Linux Mint. I followed this tutorial, but it did not work for me.
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Major Memory leak in GTK Applications

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) MATE desktop. Recently, my system slowed down and opening up system monitor revealed that some applications were eating up a tremendous amount of ...
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Unable to mount harddrive in LinuxMint on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1

I have installed linuxmint on a dualboot config with windows 8.1, when I try to browse the files in windows partition (say C:, D:, E:, F:,) it usually shows an error message similar to this one. but ...
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NUMLOCK DONOT work when I rename the workspace name(Mint 17)

NUMLOCK DONOT work when I rename the workspace name(Mint 17), So I cannot input the numbers. If I press SHIFT+numpad it worked. This problem only appears when I change the workspace name. In other ...
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OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display when starting Steam (CS:S)

On my Linux Mint machine I can't get Counter-Strike Source started with my nVidia GeForce GT645M card. I installed bumblebee drivers and in NVIDIA X Server Configuration the nVidia card is selected. ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - No sound - Dummy Output - integrated soundcard

I have been running Linux Mint Rebecca for a little while now and everything has been working fine, but yesterday I lost sound and now it only says Dummy Output. Its an integrated soundcard. pactl ...
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iPod Touch 1st Gen suddenly does not mount in Linux Mint 17.

It previously worked flawlessly in Mint 16. Still does work in Windows using identical hardware and cable with dual booted PC. Full restore in iTunes has no effect. The system in question ...
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Linux Mint 17.1: Execute script when shutting down or rebooting

Under Linux Mint 17.1, the InSync app slowdown every shut down and reboot actions. If InSync is not running, Linux Mint shuts down is less than 5s, if InSync is running it shuts down in 60s cause ...
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Linux Mint doesn't boot properly

I created USB flash drive Linux Mint 17.1 using Linux Live Usb (Lili - link) with persistence storage. When I boot my laptop with my USB flash drive, it shows the page that says "Try Mint Linux live" ...
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Can't launch LibreOffice 4.4 on Linux Mint 17

Uninstalled LibreOffice 4.2, downloaded the 64-bit LibreOffice 4.4 tar files and extracted them all into a folder on the 64-bit Cinnamon Mint 17 desktop, then installed, as per the README, from a ...
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Ethernet connection fails in virtual machine (linux mint 17 KDE)

I am having trouble gettting my internet to work in my virtual machine. I am using VMware on my Windows 8.1 pc. The VM runs Linux mint 17 KDE. VM settings: either NAT or bridged (both fail to connect ...
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CPU freezes during heavy processing : Asus Z97C in Linux Mint 17.1

I got a new rig with Asus Z97C, Intel-i5-4690k, Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, no GPU. I installed Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04.1) on it. Now, when doing something processor ...
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Disk encryption password prompt doesn't appear - Linux Mint 17.1

I've installed Linux Mint 17.1 on my desktop computer with full disk encryption set up. Upon starting my computer and after the splash screen, a black screen appears, and does not move on. If I type ...