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

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How to connect two different OS machines using Ethernet cable for file transfer?

I have Linux Mint (Similar to Ubuntu). When we try to connect two Windows PCs through an Ethernet cable, we can directly transfer the files. But when we replace one machine with a Linux-based PC, it ...
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Install openjdk 8 on Mint 17.3

I am trying to install openjdk 8 on my Mint 17.3 It is based on Ubuntu 14.04 which does not have openjdk 8 in its repositories. Although, I was able to find a link where someone just says that it is ...
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print lines containing limited words in the second field

I have a symbol table of the form M07UP49A0870I422.wav <s> haraa keelaa <bn> </s> M07UP49A0870I423.wav <s> <horn> jau <babble> </s> ...
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Stuttering sound, Cinnamon Mint 17.3, Dell Dimension T3500

This overpowered six-Xeon, 12GB ECC machine with Cinnamon Mint 17.3 installed on two 7200 rpm Barracudas (160GB and 1TB), suffers from s-s-s-severe stuttering sound playback. Chipset: Intel X58+ ...
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Installing linux on an imac

I am trying to get my new (purchased in 2016) iMac to boot Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. I have tried Booting from usb/cd drives, initiating a new fresh partition table per tecmints instructions ...
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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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Requirements to install cx_oracle

I'm trying to install cx_oracle on Mint 17.1. At first, I got an error "cannot locate an Oracle software installation". I then attempted to install Oracle 11g, but the installer failed. There was a ...
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Upgrading gcc, ghostcript and aliases

My problem has multiple faces and I will really appreciate if anyone can help me sort it out. The origin of the problem can be traced here: High memory usage of eps file So, I thought I better ...
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USB drive not recognised on windows 10 or linux

I have a usb drive that is not showing up in windows 10 or linux mint which leads me to believe that it is the drive that failed and not both of my computers. lsusb does not show the drive and it does ...
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eps files very high memory usage

I have been struggling with this problem from some time. Whenever I load an eps file into latex or even for simple viewing purpose, it consumes lots of RAM. Eg. a typical 300 kb eps file consumes ...
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Mdadm raid gone after reboot

Mdadm raid gone after reboot. Will gdisk work on 6TB HDD's? Will some describe how to use "parted" to write "fd00"? Rephrased better
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Linux-mint MATE installation failure

Question Looking for guidance on next steps from the current situation. Read on... Issue #1 Getting error when installing Linux Mint MATE. No number/code is provided. It simply says that it was ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse not recognized in Linux Mint

I'm trying a friend's keyboard/mouse combo that's recognized by lsusb thusly: Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0461:4d7a Primax Electronics, Ltd It works straightaway, no drivers needed, in Windows 7 and, ...
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Create, connect and disconnect a PPPoE connection

What I'd like to do is create a PPPoE connection and than have the possibility to connect and disconnect them changing IP. I was able to make this thing using Windows: I created a simple PPPoE ...
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Unable to open android studio IDE on Linux mint

This is the problem: # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # SIGILL (0x4) at pc=0x00007f4c71aa89e7, pid=2765, tid=139964951590656 # # JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime ...
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netcat shell bind with mac (command -e not found)

I can successfuly use the command nc 192.168.. 5442 to connect to a listening device. The device listen using the: nc -lvp 5442. Everything works, I can send messages and receive some. I wanted to ...
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PlayOnLinux - gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: No such file or directory

While trying to launch a game with PlayOnLinux it crashes and I find this in the debugger: [01/28/16 09:20:18] - Running wine-1.9.2-LeagueOfLegends5 lol.launcher.admin.exe (Working directory : ...
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Linux Mint not recognizing Windows 10 for dual-boot installtion

I was trying to install Linux Mint on a friend's Dell Windows 10 machine: He wants to have a dual-boot (both Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3). I created a bootable usb drive, disabled secure boot on ...
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Free Space Disk is Full Disk Space When installing dual boot Windows 8.1 with Linux Mint

I am currently using windows 8.1 professional on my laptop. I want to install Linux mint with dual boot on my laptop. My hard disk has 3 partitions C D (primary) and E (logical). I shrank my C ...
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Permissions difficulty accessing remote '/' with CIFS

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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Remove hibernation from Linux Mint 17.3?

I'm trying to remove hibernation from my system because I've an SSD. I followed the following guide: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/626 And my values now are: <defaults> ...
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How to manually mount an encrypted filesystem under Linux Mint

I have a problem on Linux Mint. It seems that the partition containing my home folder is full. This partition is encrypted... This prevents me from starting Cinnamon (because it tries to write in a ...
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Linux Mint boots to a black screen

I have installed Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop using a USB drive. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link, but it is not working for me. I am ...
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Linux Mint 17 and windows on same laptop

I have Linux mint and windows 7, I want to take out windows and add its space on c driver to mint. How to do that ?
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Vagrant SSH & Nano on Linux Mint 17.3

I've recently installed Vagrant (1.7.4) and VirtualBox (5.0) on 3 laptops each running Linux Mint. Have reached a stage on all 3 where I need to edit a config file on the VM itself. So far, so good. ...
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WOL on Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 on Linux not working

I simply can't make wake-on-lan to work on my machine. I am new to Linux so probably I am missing something. Below my config. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you. My HW Config: AsRock ...
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Macbook Pro keys < and § mixed up on LMDE2

When I open up Control Panel -> Keyboard -> Layout and click Show... the two keys left from '1' and left from 'z' are mixed up. This happens both on my Macbook Pro (mid-2012) keyboard and my external ...
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Linux Mint “PPA is does not support trusty”

ta to the repostitories list in Linux Mint 17.3 but cannot seem to get it to add! I get the error: 'This PPA does not support trusty' Cannot add PPA: ''This PPA does not support trusty' I have ...
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Is there a reliable system restore tool for Linux (Mint)? [closed]

Yesterday I plugged my linux working laptop to the docking station and decided to crash completely. Without going into the details of the damage and the whole recovery process -- which did not take ...
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Setting system wide http(s)/ftp proxy with username and password on Ubuntu/Mint

At my office I was given a pac file in order to connect to our proxy. The pac file is just a bunch of ignore-this-internal-site-and-that-local-site along with a proxy for other connections, let's call ...
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Can't delete files on win 7, linux is fine?

I've got several files that had been copied from an ubuntu system at one point. I didn't realize it when I first copied them on my windows 7 machine that there was anything wrong with them. Until I ...
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Linux add/remap shortcuts to match Mac

I have a Macbook Pro computer, and I installed Linux on it (Mint 17.3) to dual boot. Is there any way to add keyboard shortcuts to Linux which mimic Mac OS X? For example: cmd+tab to behave like ...
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System-wide socks5 proxy

I am trying to get my server to run entirely through TOR proxy settings. I have TOR installed it works when I do it from Mint's GUI by setting the socks host to 127.0.0.1:9050. That way, all my ...
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Why Debian-based distro's don't have newest Qt version? [closed]

I am wondering why distributions based on Debian, like Ubuntu or Mint don't have newest Qt - 5.5 - version in repository. I must download it from page to have 5.5, there is only 5.2 in repo. I know ...
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Run Linux Mint from flash drive

In my work laptop I want to run Linux Mint without changing anything in the computer, so I was thinking of just getting a 128GB flash drive to install it on. I know it will work, but what should I ...
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Linux Cinnamon Mint 17.3 - panel applet broken

Ever since the update to 17.3, the update manager of cinnamon mint in the panel no longer shows a blue insert with the number of pending updates when an update is available, as 17.2 did. I have ...
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Scanner on HP Network multifunction printer in Linux

I have installed a new multifunction printer HP Color LaserJet PRO MFP M176n using the hplip I have managed to setup the printer parter working ok. hp-setup allowed a good install of the printer but I ...
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Linux Mint to Windows 10

So, basically I installed Linux Mint on my 500GB Hard Drive. I tried it out and now I don't like it. So now, I go to upgrade to Windows 10, and it says I can't because I don't have the correct ...
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Slow System Boot Up Due to Loading FS Cache?

My desktop (Linux Mint 17) takes some time to boot up (about 1 - 2 min), and looking at dmesg, it seems that loading of FS cache is the culprit: Jan 8 21:17:23 mydesktop kernel: [ 5.731315] ...
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$HOME/bin is not appended to PATH in Linux Mint

I created the folder $HOME/bin and put some symbolic links in there. Furthermore I set the checkbox Run command as login shell (according to this question) in the Terminal properties. Now when I ...
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Unable to get bios and system id information to update bios on Linux mint

Recently i installed Linux mint in my laptop(Dell inspiron 15R 5521) then i am trying to get dell bios information using terminal on Linux mint. Below message i am getting. can any one help me out of ...
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Gparted error — now disk disappeared

I tried to resize my 3TB internal HDD with gparted and it would just hang about halfway through. So I instead tried to reformat the entire drive to ext4 using GParted. I deleted it, then allocated ...
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Removing User Accounts in Linux Mint/Windows 7

I am preparing a laptop for sale. Instead of wiping the whole drive, I just want to delete the personal information I have. I have an ssd by the way with TRIM support so even if I delete the files ...
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Why does the computer not shut down when “Deep sleep” is enabled?

I have a custom-built computer based on an ASRock motherboard, and both Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 installed. When I shut down the computer, from either OS, the USB devices remain on. I'd rather ...
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Can I know which file i've just permanently deleted?

Being on LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition), with MATE window manager, I was focused on the wrong folder, and Shift+Deleted accidentally one (maybe many) files from another folder (one I wasn't paying ...
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Unable to intall windows 7 with linux mint 17.2 in dual boot. Partition error occuring

I am running Linux mint 17.2 in my system. I want to install Windows 7 with dual boot but when i tried to install then in partition Windows it shows error " unable to create a new system partition or ...
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Issues with multi Booting and booting [duplicate]

after dual Booting win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 everything worked fine until some weeks ago grub menu disappeared. I then installed Linux mint hoping it would have rectified the situation. During ...
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Dual Boot and Booting Issue

I NEED help desperately. Some time ago I dual booted my Satellite c55t-b5230 (windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14.10). Everything worked awesome Grub menu was present for months until it disappeared. Due ...
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No sound after some minutes in Lenovo laptop with linux

I have a Lenovo G460 laptop and this problem has appeared approximately a year ago, but I never had the time to look into it. Right after I turn on my computer everything works fine. However, about ...
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Linux Mint “OEM temporary account” convertible to my permanent user account?

In my eagerness to switch from windoze, i installed all my sw and data when i first installed linux and now i realize it's all under the OEM temporary account. I'm afraid when I reboot all my data ...