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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 ...
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error: no such device … entering rescue mode … grub rescue

EDIT After trying out these instructions still not working: http://askubuntu.com/questions/88384/how-can-i-repair-grub-how-to-get-ubuntu-back-after-installing-windows The error during grub ...
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Linux Mint date not sync after reboot

I got a system date (time) problem since I upgrade using apt-get yesterday. The system date will set to a random date in the future (ie: 2030, 2027, etc. not the same everytime) after system reboot. I ...
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How activate, use or install KDE notebook desktop on Linux MInt 17.1

In KDE I have the option to select between two workspace, for PC or for notebook, but on Linux Mint not appear in system setting like in previous version of KDE. How I do to use the notebook worspace ...
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How to extend a Mint Linux partition on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1?

I had previously installed windows 8.1 on my hard drive, then I later unallocated some space like 15GB and installed linuxmint separately on that partition, How to extend the 15GB volume that I have ...
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Switch default sound card, while both use the same driver

I have problems with sound on my Linux Mint 17.1. It generally works, but gets interrupted by scratchy noise most of the time. I followed some tutorials and here is what I found out: $ LC_ALL=C sudo ...
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NFS activity locks desktop during any user initiated file activity

This is a funny little issue that has been happening for a while and I have learnt to work around but would prefer to resolve completely. My desktop PC is running linux mint 17.1 cinnamon. Core I5, ...
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Keeping Fast Startup for Windows 8 in a Win/Linux dual booting environment?

I have some specific questions regarding Dual Booting Win8/Linux. It is recommended to disable Fast Startup for Windows 8 as it can cause data loss, but my boot times seems to go up a lot. If it is ...
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Linux Mint - VirtualBox - Segmentation fault

I installed the latest version of Linux Mint I tried to install VirtualBox following several tutorials that exist on the Internet for this purpose went well, but when I try to run VirtualBox, ...
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Keepassx does not work with Hotmail

I am using Keepassx on a Linux computer to manage my passwords. Most of the time when using auto-type to get my Hotmail password, Keepassx types in a password that is 7 digits to long.
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Kernel Panic when trying to boot Linux Mint 17.1

Ok, I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon Edition, 32 Bit) alongside Windows 8.1, and when I select linux mint, It goes to the shell boot and the caps lock light flashes, indicating Kernel Panic. ...
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How to view PPA contents from terminal on Ubuntu/Mint?

Is there a way to view the packages contained in a PPA from a terminal, without needing to open a web browser and navigating to the PPA on Launchpad?
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Linux Mint: Switch Wacom pen sides

I am running Linux Mint 17 x64 on Cinnamon. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 with tablet. My pen has something wrong with it (Windows and Linux) where the eraser and pen are flipped when it registers. ...
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Make Start Menu in Mint/Cinnamon honor the “New windows use the default layout” setting

I'm on Mint/Cinnamon (version is 17.1 Rebecca), and I've set my keyboard layout to "Allow different layouts" and "New windows use the default layout". If I'm on a window with Cyrillic, and I create ...
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can't start calligra on linux xfce

I'm running linux mint 17.1 xfce 64bit and installed calligra suite with this command: apt install calligra I didn't use any ppa. now when I open any application(words,stage,etc) it shows this ...
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Linux Mint/Ubuntu refuses to suspend laptop

I have a laptop running a Ubuntu distro that refuses not suspend. This happens about 3 times a week. The experience is you either close the lid, or send the system into suspend from the shut down ...
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Keyboard layout messed up in Linux Mint 12

I have a guest Linux Mint running in Virtual Box (this is an official VM for IGEP development: http://labs.isee.biz/index.php/IGEP_SDK_Virtual_Machine). For whatever reason half of my keyboard ...
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Can't access Windows after linux mint update

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and linux mint. I recently updated my mint distro by installing the new version (in the process eliminating the older version.) I can now use linux mint fine ...
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Unable to mount IPOD: not authorized

I've been using my ipod with my Linux Mint install for years, and it's suddenly refused to mount, saying "Unable to mount : not authorized." I thought it might be a group permission issue but the ...
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Is it safe to update Linux Mint 17.1 repositories to Ubuntu 14.10?

Linux Mint releases are always based on the yearly LTS version of Ubuntu. While LTS is great for its stability, it doesn't really seek cutting-edge versions like the regular versions (or should I call ...
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Printer (Kyocera P602cdn) randomly prints out postscript code

I am using a Kyocera P602cdn printer (latest drivers from their website) with CUPS (1.7.2) on Linux Mint (kernel 3.13.0-48). In around 50% of my print jobs not the document comes out but postscript ...
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.py file downloads instead of executing

I am mint 17.1, apache2, php3.4.0 I reloaded mint new. Modified apache2.conf file to have: <Directory /var/www/html> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride None ...
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gnome-screenshot produces blank png files in mint 17

This produces a blank png file in mint 17, but works fine in ubuntu 12: gnome-screenshot Opening the resulting Screenshot file in the ~/Pictures directory shows completely blank image (all ...
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Mint not recognizing my USB Lexmark printer

I have a Lexmark X1250 printer, which I'm trying to get working on my box, which is running Linux Mint 17 Qiana itself. Some info: # uname -a Linux grid 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 ...
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dmidecode returning maximum capacity as unknown

I am using Linux mint on my Sony Vaio Laptop model no. VPCEA23EN. I want to upgrade my ram so i tried the following command to find out the maximum capacity of RAM. But it is not providing the ...
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Maximize window when dragged to top in Mint/Cinnamon

In Windows 7, when I drag a window to the top of the screen, it maximizes. In Mint, however, it takes only the upper half of the screen. Can I make it maximize instead, line in Windows?
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How can I give permanent admin access to the Linux program such as Aptik?

I’m using Linux Mint x64 with KDE and I can run the app Aptik fine from the terminal as sudo Aptik followed by its parameters. No problem. But I want to be able to run it from its GUI. The program ...
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Seemingly random Xorg freeze

Since I installed Linux Mint 17 with XFCE I've been experiencing what I believe is a bug. Sometimes it will hang, at rabdom moments, regardless what I'm doing. The time between hangs can be hours and ...
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Linux Mint 17 overheating on Asus S46CM laptop

I just installed linux mint and it is really overusing my fan and beginning to overheat. It isn't too bad now, but if this continues it could really shorten the lifespan of my laptop. I'm ...
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Install Windows from linux mint without usb or disk

I want to install Windows(I have .iso file) and I have linux mint. How can i make it without usb or disk, using partitions?