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Linux Mint 13 with Mate 1.2 - enable mouse-based window focus

related to How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon The above question details how to make it so that window focus is driven by mouse position - i recently switched to a two-monitor ...
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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? [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 ...
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integrate wget with opera 27

I want to integrate wget into opera, I didn't find anything on the web except this article http://archive09.linux.com/feature/59457 which is old(back to 2007) and I didn't find tools->preferences ...
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how to add a new language for the user interface of opera browser

I'm trying opera for the first time, it seems much faster than firefox but I'm unable to change the user interface language to my language. I go to settings and press "Select user interface ...
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LIVE USB has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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Where to copy kernel source after kernel is compiled from sources?

On my linux box (Mint 17.1) I compiled the kernel from sources so that I could enable certain things that are not there by default. The kernel compiled fine and the system boots/works just fine. ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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Intermittent Wireless Issue, Linux Mint, New Laptop, Other Devices Connect

After scouring the internet, no set of answers can solve the problem (software or hardware) as to why my connection appears then dissapears inconsistently. A simple case would be... Connect to a ...
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Mouse scroll wheel does not function as it should in Linux Mint 17.1

I have an issue, using Linux Mint 17.1, my Logitech g700s mouse wheel buttons are inverted, i.e. the scoll up-down scrolls left-right, and the scroll left-right buttons scroll up-down. I have tried ...
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How to make sure that repositories added to Linux Mint are safe and secure [closed]

I’m using the latest version of Linux mint which based on Ubuntu, I have installed many programs by adding a new repository to the list of checked repositories. Now I’m worried of how safe these ...
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Is a 32 Bits Windows 8.1 Virtualization without VT-X possible? [duplicate]

I have the following processor : Intel T6500 I want to launch a VirtualBox from within a Mint 17 x86 (/dev/sda3). And then, in the virtual box, launch my Windows 8.1 x86, which is installed on the ...
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How to start default application at the startup of linux terminal

I want when i start the terminal in Linux it shows my name and run some default instructions. for example: i want to show My Name then the date then the date instruction. where can i edit these ...
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I am getting an error while trying to install Openvpn Client

I am trying to install a vpn client using the script provided by the company. Usually this works but now I am getting the following error. I am using mint 17.1. Please advise <pre><code> ...
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Linux installation wakes up soon after (around 10 min) put to sleep

I had enabled RTC wakeup but I have disabled it now, but my computer is still waking up. $ uname -a Linux pixelrBox 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Start program without focus

How can I start a program from a python script without its window becoming focused? Specifically, I'm using ImageMagick's display. Environment: Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon 2.2.16
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How can I prevent a certificate from being trusted?

There exist two certificates in /etc/ssl/certs that I'd like to permanently remove. However, just deleting the pem files doesn't do it - those are regenerated when ca-certificates is updated. How ...
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How to install linux mint 17.1 to encrypted raid 0 array

I just got a new SSD and I wanted to install Linux Mint 17.1 to a raid 0 array of SSDs. I also want the array to be encrypted. I tried the following guide and got mdadm to setup a software array and ...
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Get page borders in Evince without changing overall Mate theme

I've just noticed so it might have been like that ever since I upgraded to Linux Mint Rebecca, but I have no page borders in Evince: the white background of the page blends seamlessly into the white ...
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How to configure qjackctl to combine output from mplayer and rakarrack? (“Audio device got stuck!”)

If I launch rakarrack (without jack qjackctl), I do get sound output to my speakers from the guitar input. However, if I try to launch mplayer, to be able to play along a song, it gives "Audio device ...
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Mount existing partition on VirtualBox

I've been trying to boot my Windows 8.1 on a VirtualBox machine under my Linux Mint 17. Everything is in x64. I've installed VirtualBox and its GUI to do so. My Windows 8.1 is on /dev/sda2, my Mint 17 ...
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Network Epson printer prints a page of configuration details instead of job on Linux Mint and Ubuntu

I've tried using lpr and the GUI menus in Writer and Document Viewer in Linux Mint and Ubuntu. The printer is EPSON XP-200, connected by network. lpstat -a lists it as accepting requests. Each time, ...
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Clonezilla disk to disk usage

I'm not clear about what disk to disk "cloning" can/will actually do compared to using the imaging choice in Clonezilla. I'm a refugee from XP support end and I am accustomed to cloning an HD using ...
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LinuxMint 17.1 / Ubuntu 14.10 get stuck on reboot after install in VirtualBox

Trying to install LinuxMint 17.1 / Ubuntu 14.10 and it is getting stuck on the reboot phase after I install it in VirtualBox 4.3.20 r96997. How can I get this fixed?
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Mouse unpredicatably left clicks when typing in Linux Mint

I have a new Linux Mint install and I am very happy with it. Except for one thing: sometimes when I am typing my mouse will left click, often causing me to select another area of the text. This is ...
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Cloned a failing hard drive - some files seem to be damaged, how to check and find them?

The hard drive in my PC was failing, so I cloned its 2 partitions to a new disk. Cloning the bootable Windows XP partition finally worked (at least it seems so, as I was able to boot from it, but ...
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WiFi Hard blocked: yes [closed]

WiFi PCI (and USB) adapters are not available on my system - Asus Laptop F55 / Linux Mint 17.1 (Ralink rt2800pci) Debian, Ubuntu or Fedora 21 have the same problem with my configuration. Any clue on ...
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How to install VLC 2.1 on Linux Mint 17?

I've tried this after running the following commands on my Linux Mint 17 box: sudo apt-get remove --purge vlc* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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How to install KDE 5.2 or 5.3 in Linux Mint 17.1 KDE

I tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/kf5 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install project-neon5-session project-neon5-utils project-neon5-konsole project-neon5-breeze ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon only runs in software rendering mode in VMware Workstation 11

The Linux Mint (LMDE 201403) virtual machine has VMware Tools installed, and "Displays > Accelerate 3D graphics" in VMware Workstation is checked. VMware Workstation 10 did not show this behaviour. ...
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VLC freezes in fullscreen

I am running VLC media player 2.0.6 Twoflower under Linux Mint 17. I do not have a dedicated graphics card so the display output is set to X11. With certain .avi files (not all of them) the video ...
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How is this picture icon generated if the file itself is corrupt?

This problem is very annoying, and has happened before. I previously made a picture on the kolourpaint program for linux, and saved it as a .jpg file in its respective directory. I was able to view ...
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How can I backup my keyring?

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.1 and I would like to backup all my passwords that I store in my keyring on a LUKS encrypted external drive. But I would like to know, which files I have to copy to ...
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Can I Multiboot Without Having to Wipe My Drive and Reinstall All of My Programs

I want to multiboot my PC with Windows 8.1, Yosemite, and Linux Mint, but I already have Windows 8.1 on my hard drive and lots of programs and files on it. To multiboot, do I have to wipe my hard ...
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Adding Date & Time to Cinnamon panel on Mint

I accidentally removed the Time displayed in Cinnamon's system tray on my Linux Mint, and am not sure how to add it back. It doesn't seem to be available among the options in the Applets window (that ...
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Is it safe to install newer Python and Git versions from source?

I wanted to install newer versions of Python and Git to my system. I eventually used the commands below to compile and install new versions. However, I was informed that it would have been better to ...
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In linux mate, how do you adjust the position of the separators / dividers on the panel?

In the MATE GUI (linux mint), my icons by the time are only given half the space of the entire panel / task bar. It really looks like that division of the panel is meant to be much smaller. ...
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Can I automatically run commands after Linux Mint Installation?

That's what I want: I want to run a bash file (composed mostly by apt-get's and instructions to download and install .deb files) just after, or during, Linux Mint installation. I've found many ...
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How to know when and how my computer was shut down?

I am running LinuxMint 16 on my computer. Sometimes I need to run simulations over a couple of days and recently It happens that when I get in the office in the morning the computer is off. I have to ...
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Cannot enter Sudo password when controlling Linux Mint with Synergy

I am running synergy 1.6.2 on a windows 8.1 Pro computer as the "Server". I am running Synergy 1.6.2 as a "Client" on Mint 17.1. When I take control of the Mint computer and try to perform tasks that ...
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My Terminal now closes itself automatically before offering prompt, why might that be?

I am using Linux Mint 17, this is an offline computer. Whenever I open a terminal now, after displaying fortune-cookies and hanging for a moment or two the terminal exits without ever offering me a ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Lenovo y50-70, installing/getting GTX860M to work with nvidia drivers

So I have been trying to get my Lenovo y50-70 laptop, which has both the intel integrated GPU and a GTX860M, to run Linux Mint Rebecca 17.1. I have installed the ppa repository sudo ...
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Startup error / Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

No matter which program is started, it is this message: "error on decode, the encode of the text are unsupported" malformed URI sequence. Does anyone know a solution?
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How do I connect to the internet during a Linux Mint CD install?

I am trying to install Linux Mint on my computer, MacBook Pro through via a dual boot setup. I’m at the point where I need to install the Linux Mint OS. However, I need to be connected to the Internet ...
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Default .pdf-viewer for Filezilla using Mint/Ubuntu

I am currently using Filezilla 3.7.3. on Linux Mint 17 and have trouble with the default .pdf-viewer. Ones I double-click on a .pdf-file in the embedded file browser, GIMP instead of ...
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Reinstall Linux by keeping user accounts

I am going to upgrade Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 17.1 on a home computer. I am going to do a fresh upgrade. There are three partitions for swap, / and /home. I will preserve swap and /home. The ...
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Mint 17 with Gigabyte motherboard: no audio from rear audio port

I just installed Mint 17. I'm having an issue getting audio from the rear audio port. When I plug either my headphones or speakers into the front port on the case, the audio works fine, but when I ...
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Linux Mint stuck at splash screen

My problem is simple. I try to boot Linux mint 17 through grub (dual booted with win7), and it freezes at the mint logo splash screen. I've read a couple things on this but the all suggest executing ...
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How to make application installations permanent with Linux Mint in a VirtualBox?

I installed Selenium, PyCharm and more software on Linux Mint in VirtualBox. However, once I exit the Mint and VirtualBox and login back later on, I find the installed software to be gone. I get a ...