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Dolby Digital 5.1 on Linux Mint for ASTRO A40 Headset

I've been having an issue with setting up surround sound for my headset on Linux. Currently, I'm able to receive sound from my computer without Dolby Digital. I'll try to be as specific as possible: ...
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Stop automatically scanning for Wi-Fi on Linux Mint

How can I disable the automatic scan for other Wi-Fi networks when I'm already connected on Linux Mint? I have an HP laptop with touchscreen buttons and the Wi-Fi button doesn't act as usual. It ...
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Wireless internet connection consistently keeps dropping out after a few minutes of use on Linux Mint

My new installation of Linux Mint 17.1 32bit Cinnamon edition, installed as the sole OS on a Samsung N130 Netbook, consistently loses its wireless internet connection a few minutes after logging on ...
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Require user passwords on linux only on weekdays

Is it possible to make linux require user password only during specified time range, eg. from Monday to Friday? I want to set it this way on my Linux Mint, so that kids cannot access computer on ...
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How to install the latest kernel on an older release of Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 13 Maya installed on my PC and I noticed that my Windows Phone was not recognized by LM 13. I tried to manually compile a driver to support the device as instructed by a third party ...
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Need latest Java in Linux environment

I need some help with Java in a Linux environment. Quick background: we have Verizon FIOS and some of their services require use of their web site. We experienced all kinds of random web site ...
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Linux Mint and sound problems

I'm running into a no audio problem on the latest version of Linux Mint (Rebecca). I've uploaded the data to here for anyone to peruse, and hopefully find a solution to this problem: ...
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Dint't get my home page in linux mint 3.2.0_4_amd64

I am a new user of linux.After turning on my laptop every time I get my usual log in page and after loggd in I enter my home page.But today I get a different one i.e, LMDE Cinnamon Edition ...
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Linux Unknown executable asking to make executable every time

I'm running Mint 17.1 and every time I launch a program with an "Unknown" type it asks me if I want to open it with a program or make it an executable and run. It's annoying because I gave it the x ...
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Can I stretch the screen resolution for the intel 865 chipset?

I am using the onboard graphics chipset on my Aopen ax4sg max mainboard. This mainboard uses the intel 865 chipset. I am running linux mint 17 MATE. The highest resolution which is available is ...
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Cannot see index.php on localhost, Firefox prompts to open file in editor

I have a small index.php that I created by following a tutorial on the official PHP site but cannot see it on localhost. I formatted my drive, reinstalled Linux Mint, Apache2, PHP5 and MariaDB. No ...
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Where does bash get its hostname data to set HOSTNAME and how can I change it permanently?

I know that you can do something like this: export HOSTNAME=xyz echo $HOSTNAME And you will see the changes made. However, where does bash read from on startup to set this environment variable? I ...
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Hard drive shows 0 MB and fails to boot, but works after booting from a live CD and rebooting

I have an Asus K70AB laptop. Since 2 days ago something strange has occured. My hard drive is not recognized correctly by BIOS (size 0Mb) and therefore is not booting. But if I boot from a Linux Mint ...
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How to write bootable iso to a partition?

I want to install a new operating system. Neither want to write the installer ISO to DVD, nor to USB flash drive but to a partition on the HDD itself. I have done it before: I created a bootable USB ...
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Parley says “Failed to determine interpreter for scriptfile” for all stock scripts on Mint 17 (with Python 2.7.6)

When I first tried using Parley 1.0.0 (which I had installed using the Software Manager in Mint 17, 32-bit), I downloaded many vocab files via the built-in mechanism, and when I tried the first one, ...
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Linux terminal full screen, but not always-on-top

I use a dual monitor setup and want to always have a full screen terminal on my secondary display. I use the F11 key to make it full screen and remove the title bar, but it also becomes always-on-top, ...
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How to use Keyboard Arrow Keys during LUKS key prompt?

I have recently installed Linux Mint 17.1 laptop, during set up I checked the checkbox to encrypt the installation drive. I chose my passphrase, everything installed fine. On reboot, I am prompted ...
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Unable to get Samba server to work in Linux Mint 17.1

There are two folders AFolder and .AFolder which I want to share through a Samba server. I am not able to get it to work. shivanand@Pattanshetti-home /etc/samba $ cat smb.conf [global] server string ...
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How to connect to a Lego™ EV3 over USB from a linux machine

The title is my question. I have a Linux computer from which I would like to access and program the new Lego™ EV3. Also if there are any resources on how to program the Lego™ EV3 with C++ ...
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IPSec + Internal DNS on Linux Mint (Ubuntu)

I'm new to desktop Linux, and have Linux Mint 17 installed. My issue is as follows: I use Shrew IPSec client to tunnel into an internal network at a datacenter. It has its own internal DNS for all ...
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Working xstartup for Linux Mint 17

Could someone post a copy of a working xstartup file for Linux Mint 17 for TightVNCServer? I've botched mine pretty bad, and never configured the original correctly. hangs head Cinnamon is my ...
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How to auto mount vbox shared dir

In guest, i can use following to mount shared folders sudo mount -t vboxsf Download ~/Downloads my question is: how to mount it on guest startup
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I am am connected to my wireless router at home but it won’t give me an Internet connection

I have a Thinkpad running Linux Mint 17 and my connection is on wlan0 which is the Intel Wi-Fi interface. Several days ago I was connected to the Wi-Fi router at home and everything worked like a ...
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Cannot connect to the server through host machine that I created in guest machine in Linux Mint

Using virtualbox I am running a server on Linux-Mint(guest) and client machine is windows-8 (host). When I try to connect to the server (which looks like http://169.254.158.126:8080) from windows-8, ...
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How to Connect to hexchat in linux mint 17?

I have Just installed linux mint 17 on my system. I am operating from behind a http-proxy with authentication. I have manually configured Linux mint to connect via the proxy server and everything else ...
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Strange layout for new user in Linux Mint Xfce 13

I added a new user to a Linux Mint Xfce 13 computer, but everything looks completely different from the standard layout the other users have. I don't know why, but I would like to know as I find it ...
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I am thinking of installing Mint 17 Mate on a new computer without a dualboot ie uninstall the original windows 8. Is this a good idea? [closed]

With no tech experience,I have previously dual booted an old xp computer with Mint13. Worked great. I am now getting a new computer with win8 installed and would prefer to use Mint17 Mate on it. Does ...
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Trying to replace fonts in an Xview application

I am using a really old piece of software on my Linux Mint machine. The arrangement of buttons inside the application is messed up because (1) the font size is too large, and (2) likely, the spacing ...
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Is there way to change global shortcuts in xml in linux mint

This is my os: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: LinuxMint Description: Linux Mint 17 Qiana Release: 17 Codename: qiana and i use mate-desktop, i can only changed global ...
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Changing Default Text Editor in Linux Mint 17 to Sublime Text 2

I'm having trouble using the terminal to change my text editor to Sublime Text 2. I followed the instructions in this thread to no avail :/ Any assistance would be extremely appreciated
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How to strip metadata from MP3 files?

I want to strip metadata from MP3 files. In a brief: How to simply get a stream of pure MP3 frames out of a MP3 file – by means of command line tools? Preferable using tools out of the box of a linux ...
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Mint linut: shutdown script using zenity not working

I wrote a simple script which runs when I'm shutting down my computer. I placed the script under /etc/init.d/ directory and link it back to /etc/rc0.d/. The link is soft link and its name is ...
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How to make eclipse look in two diffrent places for jvm on start up

I need to know how to make eclipse look in two locations for the jvm. I have it set one way in the .ini file but I need to be able to have it look in another place as well. I have eclipse IDE ...
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Windows partition not appearing when I try install Linux Mint

I have a ~500gb hard drive that I intend to split 50/50 for Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17. The Windows partition is 232GB and the Linux partition is, at the moment, uncreated. When I run Mint off my ...
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Nemo: open URI in existing window

The question is about Nemo file manager, which is default for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. Is it possible to achieve behavior similar to google chrome or other browsers? When I have an instanve of chrome ...
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Cannot install AMD Proprietary Driver (Cannot find Kernel Headers)

I installed Linux Mint on a relatively old computer setup that I have to use as a media centre on my TV. Since I am using a dedicated ATI graphics chip I need the drivers because the desktop extends ...
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Disable middle mouse button on title bar “alt tab”-like behaviour

I am using Linux Mint 17 and whenever i push the middle mouse button on a title bar i experience an "alt-tab"-like behavior where the window i am currently using goes in the background. This is quite ...
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Search for applications in Linux Mint start menu when the application category is not displayed

Is there a way to have the Linux Mint (Cinnamon 17) start menu search return applications without the category they would appear under being displayed? E.g. return Octave when 'Octave' is searched ...
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Linux Mint: Set eth0 to static IP now linux won't boot

I set my desktop running Linux Mint 16 to a static ip. The idea being I could connect to the desktop as a server. This way I could access my bitnami lamp stack from my laptop if I wanted to program in ...
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Booting Linux Mint from Ext HDD on different PCs / Laptops

I installed Linux Mint 17 from Live USB to my External HDD. I installed it using my old Acer laptop (Intel Celeron 500Mhz, 500MB RAM). The GRUB bootloader is installed on the external HDD. I booted ...
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Thunderbird 31.2.0 “warping” in text-only Compose window on both Linux and Windows

On the latest Tb 31.2.0, with HTML composing disabled, and no signature, I often experience this: I open a new/blank Compose window, or hit reply, and start typing in the main area, only to find that ...
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Robocopy equivalent in Linux that supports Multi-threading

I personally love Robocopy for one major feature. The /MT command to allow multi-threaded connections. Is there an equivalent tool in Linux that provides the same functionality? Its really useful ...
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Canon MG4250 all in one doesn't find my linux pc

I am a beginner in Linux and I start to like it a lot. I know I have to try and document before asking questions. So here is the problem and what I already did. Hardware: Hp laptop with Mint ...
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How to get the missing effects on KDEnLive

I recently installed KDEnLive 4.13.3 on my Linux Mint 17 x64 machine to edit Aerial Movies shot with a GoPro Hero 4. I'd like to use the DeFish effect but can't find it under Effect List:Video:Distort ...
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Linux Mint 17 Windows network shares

I have installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my desktop in an effort to migrate from Windows (and only keeping a VM with Windows) but soon I discovered that I can't see any workgroups after I click on ...
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Grub rescue screen on dual boot laptop

I have a laptop with a dual boot of Linux Mint 17 and Windows 7. This evening I booted Mint and unconsciously pressed some buttons and came into a HP backup screen. I exited this screen and now my ...
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Linux Mint is showing month name in a language other than English

I have a Linux Mint installation with English language interface, but the month name in the console is in Hebrew. How do I make it show the month name in English?
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Dual monitor on a non-dual motherboard

Can one install a PCIe graphics card on an Intel motherboard with E5700 processor without dual monitor support and run dual monitors on that PCIe card? If it is possible, then how much of the main ...
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Mount windows hibernated partition in R/W mode

i have a dual boot system with a NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17 and another NTFS partition (E:) which i would like to use for ...
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Package manager error, cant install new packages

When trying to install any package i get the following error, I am using linux mint sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...