Linux Mint is a Debian-based open-source Linux distribution.

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Linux Mint installation and partitions restore

I tried to install Linux Mint and accidentally selected to install over other OS. After that it imediatly transfered me to where I must select my time zone. I aborted install, restarted PC and looks ...
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Sharpkeys program alternative for linux?

Sorry it's the second time that I post this question because till now I can't found solution : My keyboard is damaged, the keyboard key [é] is always pressed and it prevents me from working on ...
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Install recent linux version in old computer?

I have tried to install several distros and versions of linux (Ubuntu and Lubuntu, from 13 to 14.04, and Mint 17) without success. Everytime the system blocks while loading the installation. I can ...
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Time desklet with time zone different than system timezone in linux

I want two desklets on my desktop, one showing system clock's time and other showing time at a different time zone. I tried searching for such a desklet where I can configure its time zone but ...
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cannot set JAVA_HOME

I'm running Linux Mint Quiana. I want to run Android Studio and this requires me Java. Since i needed NetBeans i decided to install NetBeans with Java 8 bundle from oracle's website. I tried for days ...
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Should I scan infected Windows files before moving them to a Linux machine?

My friend's laptop is running Windows. His laptop has infected (spyware, trojan, virus etc). He wants to install linux mint. First he wants to copy his files from Windows in external device. After ...
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AltGr makes Ctrl stuck on Linux Mint running in Virtual Box under Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and have installed VirtualBox 4.3.14 to run Linux Mint 17 Xfce in it. Pressing AltGr in the virtual Linux Mint makes it think that the Ctrl keys is pressed down until I hit Ctrl ...
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VMware Player “Bridged” networking no longer works - host=win8.1 guest=Mint 17 Linux

Basic background tech info: Host: Windows 8.1 Guest: Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player version: 6.0.3 build-1895310 Host hardware: ASUS Laptop with broadcomm wifi chipset In the past (earlier versions ...
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Linux Mint Wireless Connectivity Issues

I'm currently dual-booting Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8.1. My ISP provides internet advertised at 50 mbs and I use a wireless connection. When I use speedtest to check my connection speed for Windows, ...
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Linux Mint 17 cannot connect to wired connection

I have just installed the latest Linux Mint after running into this problem with Ubuntu and thinking that was the culprit (Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon 64bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS were what I have been ...
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Grub menu dosent appear. Boots directly to windows 8.1

I have been struggeling with a problem for a couple of hours. It feels like I have tried everything but nothing works. I installed linux mint 17 alongside with windows 8.1. I turned off fast boot and ...
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Make windows font work in linux Mint and vice versa

Before begin : I Know that some windows font are under licenses So, as a java website maker I have on my computer Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8.1 I switch very often between the two and also I try to ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a PC with Windows 8 and dual boot

How do I install Linux Mint 17 on the same computer that is running Windows 8 and then make it dual boot?
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Battery charge management - lenovo

I have a Lenovo Ideapad P500 with Linux Mint installed. For some reason the battery only charges up to 59% and then it stops. I've seen similar problems solved for Windows, but not for Linux Mint. Is ...
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Cannot login in linux mint

I made some changes in var/www folder and when I restart my laptop, before login, the message below appears: "Server Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/mdm but this does ...
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Windows Mount Timeouts

I have a Windows Vista share mounted onto a Linux Mint 17 laptop. If I go too long without using the share, the mount times out and I can no longer access any files from the Windows machine. The ...
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Tally Installation on Linux

I am trying to run Tally ERP9 on my Linux Mint desktop. I am a novice with Linux, but I think I have done all the necessities. I have install the Tally software through wine and I have successfully ...
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Grub Bypassed (Dual Boot, Dual Disk System)

My system has 2 disks. (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) I am dual-booting Linux Mint 13 and Windows 7. Windows 7 is on /dev/sda1 Linux Mint's / is on /dev/sda6 Linux Mint's /boot is on /dev/sda5 I just ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Boot Up Mint Icon Becomes Purple Ubuntu Screen After Removing Packages

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. The first few times it booted up, the Mint icon was displayed while booting up. I then removed some applications using the Software Manager (e.g. ...
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How do I restore 3D Acceleration after I possibly broke it in Linux Mint 16 KDE?

Here's my system: PROCESSOR: CPU - Intel® Core™ i3-2367 Processor (CPU Cache: 3 MB L3) LCD SIZE: 12.5" / 1366 x 768 SYSTEM MEMORY: 4GB DDR3 STORAGE: 500GB GRAPHICS: Chipset - Intel® HD Graphics 3000 ...
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Linux Mint: Keep bluetooth active even when bluetooth device isn't

I have a bluetooth bar-code scanner that I use with Linux Mint 17. The problem is that when the scanner powers off Linux turn the device off, making me have to go into settings and turn it back on ...
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Errors running rebol-view 2 on Linux Mint 16

Downloaded rebol-view-278-4-3.tar.gz from here, unzipped, cd'd to rebol-view, and ran ./rebol. Got: ** User Error: Bad face in screen pane! ** Near: size-text self (Is it making fun of me?) How ...
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Super key not working: Linux Mint and Dell Inspiron

I have a dell inspiron laptop. I've recently installed linux mint but faced similr problems with debian installed earlier. My super key is not recognized by the kernel. xev and showkeys both show no ...
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sshfs freezes my whole system during upload

I'm using linux mint 17, cinnamon with sshfs and fuse installed. in my fstab i have added the sshfs entry without automount. my problem: i'm editing the files directly from the server mount, and ...
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How to recover Windows Boot Manager after a Mint installation gone wrong

Yesterday, my cousin wanted me to install Linux Mint onto his Windows 8 Lenovo laptop so he could dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 8 so he could get some hands-on experience with Windows 8. I've ...
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Unable to run a gerris file (.gfs) on Linux Mint

I have installed gerris on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon(32-bit). But whenever I say gerris2D file.gfs it gives me gerris: file `file.gfs' is not a valid simulation file file.gfs:0:0: `B I have verified ...
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Linux Mint Constantly freezing on Dell XPS L502X

I recently partitioned my hard drive to dual boot the existing Windows 7 with Linux Mint because I am tired of using Windows, especially the lack of terminal. I want to eventually remove Windows 7 and ...
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10 (count 'em) x-caja-desktop windows open upon Mint 16 login, often

Running Linux Mint 16 Petra on an HP Mini 1101, up-to-date. Since install, sometimes when I log in (as either of two users) exactly ten (at least the last two times, I counted) x-caja-desktop (file ...
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Word Realms won't start from the Menu anymore on Linux Mint 16

Installed Word Realms on Linux Mint 16 per its included instructions. It worked fine launching from the OS menu, for a time. Now when I try to launch it, same way as always, nothing happens: no ...
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blank screen forever trying to switch users on Linux Mint 16 Petra (often)

Our netbook running Mint 16 (all up-to-date) has two users. Since first installing, we have run into two very similar problems going Menu -> Log Out -> Switch User, or going Menu -> System Tools -> ...
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Deleted part mapped to /home, how to map the new one (LUKS)?

I have 2 disks on my computer, on each I have a partition for a Linux Mint 17 installation. Both encrypted using LUKS. The other day, I deleted the partition mapped to /home. Now, I created another ...
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Application not themed when run with gksu instead of sudo

Slightly nitpicky, but when running applications on Linux Mint 17 from a terminal using "sudo", the application gains root privileges and is nicely themed. If I use "gksu" or "gksudo", the application ...
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Weird IP in Linux Mint 17

I installed Linux Mint over a shared Ethernet connection from my laptop and installed my Broadcom Drivers over that shared ethernet connection, and I noticed that my Linux box is on the wrong gateway. ...
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Can't install Poedit on Linux Mint

When I type: sudo apt-get install poedit I get this error: Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho Se ...
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Do online repositories for ubuntu/mint releases disappear after it goes out of support?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 (Nadia), which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 (Quantal), which went out of support since May 2014. I'm getting 404's when I try to update or install any package. After googling I ...
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How to set a default terminal in Linux Mint?

I am using linux mint, as my arch installation failed. I have two terminal emulators, one of them is just the default terminal, the second one is guake. I know the location of its run file, and i just ...
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Browser and package manager download speeds low

I recently started dual booting Linux Mint 17 alongside Windows 7. I have a 2 Mbps internet plan, and get around 270 kbps when torrenting. However, if I try downloading something from the Mint ...
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New Mainboard Z97-K and OS is only bootable with the usage a LiveCD

I have a new Mainboard, CPU, Ram for his PC - a Asus Z97-K other components like PSU, SSD, HDD are taken from the old Bios based Core2Duo PC The OS is Linux Mint 16 and the LiveCD also - there is no ...
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How do I change the look of the context menu under Linux Mint 17?

I've tried every type of theme, and none change the look of the context menu. Currently I'm running the Linux Mint theme for cinnamon and Shiki-colors-matacity-fixed for the window borders so they ...
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Mint 17 and Windows 8.1 Dual Boot: No EFI partition

I am working on the installation for Mint 17 and need to understand what is going on with my Windows 8.1 booting. Here is an image showing all partitions from Windows: As you can see the EFI ...
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4 + 1 stacked monitor setup with Synergy

Is it possible to configure synergy to accommodate the following setup? +---------------+ +---------------+ | Client | | ...
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How to automate simple desktop windowing tasks started by mouse click in Mint Cinnamon?

I use a two monitor setup. I would like to automate moving a window to a different monitor. In Mint cinnamon, if you right-click the tab for a window on the bottom of the 'taskbar' or whatever at ...
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Thinkpad Yoga “Disk I/O Error” (Linux)

My machine is sporadically remounting the SDD readonly due to a "Disk I/O Error". This seems only to happen when I connect to the laptop to a power source or after resuming from suspend. The SSD ...
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Linux Mint 17, PBIS 8.01 No sound on AD Logon

When I login with a local account I have sound, but when I authenticated to AD I get the software rendering mode message and I do not have sound. I don’t believe to be a hardware problem since it is ...
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setting of grub for two linux distributions installed to two separate harddisk

(I am aware I may be duplicating post, but no sure where should I ask my quesiton) I installed a second harddisk to my laptop so that I can test on new linux distribution without trashing my working ...
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Linux Mint - local access but no internet

I am able to see the windows computers on my network and access the shared folders on them. I can no longer remote into my OpenVPN and cannot access the internet. For about the first 30 seconds after ...
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Xmonad refuses to recompile

Recently I've installed Xmonad on mint. It works nicely. Then I create an ".xmonad" directory within my home, and a "xmonad.hs" within that ( ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs ). I use the basic example on the ...
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Dual boot (Windows 8 + Linux Mint 17) UEFI system boot windows only

I have been working on a dual boot system with windows 8 preinstalled and linux mint 17 for a month or so. After applying an update in linux grub loader does not appear and system only boots windows. ...
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.gnome2/keyrings > 100k files

I'm running Linux Mint and occasionally I have found that my ~/.gnome2/keyrings folder is full of temp files. Over 100k of them at present. Why are there so many? Or better question why aren't they ...