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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: $ sudo aplay -l ...
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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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Folder automatically created in my pendrive when I connect it in my laptop

How can I know why my Linux Mint creates a folder in my pendrive when I connect it to my laptop? UPDATE The name of the folder es "Music", it is empty and there are not hidden files.
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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?
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How to uninstall “cowsay” package (Linux Mint 17 KDE)

I don't like the "cowsay" package which is installed by default in Linux Mint (KDE). I tried to uninstalled it, but it also uninstalled the following packages mint-artwork-common mint-artwork-kde ...
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 prints or scans only 1 page under Linux Mint

My HP Officejet Pro 8600 only scans or prints a single page after that the system says that the connection to the printer cant be established. If I restart the printer I can print or scan another ...
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Unable to “see” wireless networks on Linux Mint 17.1 on macbook pro 7.1

I've installed Linux Mint 64-bit MATE on my MacBook Pro 2010 and proceed to install the wireless drivers. However no wireless networks are detected when both my iPhone and OS X detect at least 30 ...
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How to format Date and Time to display in All Caps?

I am using Linux Mint 17, with the Cinnamon desktop environment. I was hoping there was some way to format the Date and Time to display the Month (abbreviated) and the Day of the week (abbreviated) in ...
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Trouble using X primary selection on Mint inside a VM inside MacOSX

OSX Yosemite. VMWare Fusion 7.1.1 Linux Mint 17.1, cinnamon desktop. A MacBook Pro built-in magic trackpad. I can't figure out how to use the X primary selection to copy and paste with the mouse ...
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Can’t boot into Linux Mint after installing Arch Linux

On my computer, I have Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, and recently Arch Linux, installed in a partition scheme like so /dev/sda1 SYSTEM (Win 8 bootloader, BCD, etc.) /dev/sda2 Windows 8.1 ...
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Linux Mint: Power Management does not turn off displayport monitor

I have two monitors connected to this system... one via displayport and one via DVI. When I go into the screen saver settings, I enabled Power Management and set standby, suspend, and off to 1 minute. ...
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How to get BOINC GPU computation work?

I own an Asus N551J laptop using Nvidia Optimus feature, running Linux Mint 17.1. BOINC can't recognise the GPU using Bumblebee driver even if I run it using optirun boinc. I installed bumblebee with ...
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Can Only Maximize on One Monitor [duplicate]

I had some problems getting both of my monitors (my laptop's and an external), but I got them resolved (see Can't Configure Monitors on Linux Mint MSI Laptop With Nvidia Graphics) and now both ...
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Can I stretch a Remote Desktop session to fill up the entire screen?

I have MS DOS 6.2 installed on a virtual box. Within the virtual box settings I have Remote Desktop enabled as a display output. The host machine is running Linux Mint 17. I access the DOS machine ...
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Programs crash upon opening in Linux MInt 17.1

I have an issue in mint, whenever I open programs they just flash on the screen and close immediately. For some it happens at random, and others never work. The software manager never opens after ...
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Can't Configure Monitors on Linux Mint MSI Laptop With Nvidia Graphics

First off: if any of this is confusing or missing info PLEASE comment and I'll happily clarify and/or add more info. I've got a brand new MSI laptop with Linux Mint (17.1) installed on it. It has an ...
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Can't open Trash: operation not supported

I messed up with some .h files some days ago and since then I have strange issues with my Linux Mint 17. I cannot open my Trash, I get an error saying something like "sorry could not display all the ...
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vpn connected computer does not accept ports forwarded by router

My setup is like this: VPN Provider -- Internet -- Router -- Server My router has a dynamicDNS name which gets updated on every reconnect as well as a couple of ports that are forwarded to the ...
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Apache2 Linux Mint URL without trailing slash not working for HTTP to HTTPS redirect/rewrite

I set up an Apache2 server on Linux Mint. I configured the default-ssl site to use a SSL certificate that I bought and the default site works just fine with SSL. However when I try to access a ...
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Any tips on how to track down what process is hanging and causing problems in Linux?

I'm having problems with cinnamon freezing up. When I Ctrl+Alt+Backspace cinnamon tries to restart but the desktop never loads back up. When I try and reboot I get "Asking all processes to ...
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Linux Mint. Installing bdf fonts with console (fc-cache/fc-list)

I found an interesting font on GitHub. And it even had an instullation guide. So I use fc-cache -fv and it displays processing on directory with my files: ... /home/my_profile_name/.fonts: caching, ...
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linux - Burn bootable dvd

I try to burn a bootable dvd for linux mint mate 17.1. I tried 3 tools: Braseo (ubuntu/mint) windows disk image burner (win7) Nero (a tool for windows) Only the image burned by Nero succeed to ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 not working in dual monitor mode

I’m having problems getting my dual monitor setup working in my Linux Mint 17.1 setup. There is a display app under the system menu and when I run it, it says I have two monitors (it even knows the ...
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Mount shares as regular user in Linux Mint 17.1?

All the shares fstab tries to mount show up in the navigation panel in Nemo for me. If for whatever reason a share didn’t get mounted at startup, clicking on it tries to mount it for me. Except that ...