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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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File Format cross platform able to handle large files (more than 100 gig)

I have two 1-Terabyte (1 usb 2.0 and 1 usb 3.0) external drives. Can anyone please help me know what to do, I need to know the file Format which is cross platform can read and write in Windows, Mac ...
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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 ...
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Installation DVD not showing up as an additional software repository

I recently installed Mint 17 on my Macbook Pro. I have zero internet access as the wifi is not working at all and the wired ethernet is refusing to connect. I've looked and I think I found a solution ...
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Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/qiana/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana (Cinamon). When I run sudo apt-get update, I got output: Err http://archive.canonical.com qiana/partner amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: ...
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How do I change the color of Firefox's menu bar?

I upgraded from Linux Mint 16 to 17, and in the process Firefox was upgraded from 30 to 33. Now the text in the menu bar is black, which conflicts with my Firefox theme (that I've been using forever): ...
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PHP site doesn't work on Linux Mint

I started using a Linux Mint and I'm having a little problem. I have a project, where the main folder contains PHP files, and inside this folder there are other folders with images, JS files and CSS ...
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Change login screen after screen lock/suspend in mint 17

Is it possible, and i that case how, to change login screen after I have suspended my mint 17. The problem is that after I have locked/suspended I get just black screen. To get the login manager i ...
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Dual boot Win8.1 and Linux mint messed up

I have the following setup: sda: 1 partition for win programs (NTFS), 1 partition for data (NTFS), 1 partition for Linux Mint (ext4), 1 swap partition sdb: 64gb SSD with W8.1 ...
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Not able to create a user account in Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop, downloaded from the Linux Mint website. All works fine but I am not able to create new user in "Users and Groups" GUI tool. Opened "Users ...
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Black screen when loading google web store on chrome browser

pc screen goes black and have to reboot when selecting web store on chrome browser 39.0.2171.19 beta and Linux 17 mint, other pages are ok, only has happens when loading web store (every Time) and you ...
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Why no ethernet after shut down?

I installed Linux Mint 17 and had Ethernet connected. I shut down the computer and the Ethernet connection vanished. BTW, I had the same experience with Ubuntu. If the OS can see the Ethernet ...
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Text mode install for Linux Mint

I've downloaded the ISO for Linux Mint Live Install (Qiana), and I don't see any option for text-mode install. The installer menu which appears on boot basically has (1) Install and (2) Install in ...
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What should happen next on init scripts?

I've been using a Linux Mint 13 live system on my memory stick and I decided to put it on my hard drive. It already had several scripts to uninstall software and optimize it, scripts that I had to ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon: Launch a website as if it were its own app (abstract the browser layer)

I'm looking for a command that will let me launch a website as if it were its own native app and hide all of the browser UI. I'd like to be able to do something along the lines of: Spawn a new ...
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Shutdown on BURG

I'm using BURG in my computer with 2 partitions: a Windows 7 and a Linux Mint 17 as well as the Sora theme. Everything works perfectly, except the shutdown button. When using the halt command, it ...
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What to pick in Software Sources when installing Software using Linux Mint 17?

What to pick in Software Sources when installing Software using Linux Mint 17? For example, when I type Virtual Box, lots of results come out in long list, all having the keyword, I just find it ...
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Regarding uninstalling Linux Mint 17, is deleting the partition will work with no bad effects?

Regarding uninstalling Linux Mint 17, is deleting the partition will work with no problem? I have a dual boot (Windows 8 and Linux Mint 17). When I'm in Windows, I can see from the hard disk ...
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Unable to mount location after installing Linux Mint

I have been using Ubuntu for a while, but I decided to move to Linux Mint. I removed everything and clearly installed it. After the installation there are two parts which are File System and Toshiba. ...
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How can I turn-off my laptop screen immediately if I want to? [duplicate]

How can I turn-off my laptop screen immediately if I want to? Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad (Dual Boot) OS1: Linux Mint 17 OS2: Windows 8 I know there is power management, but it is not immediately. Need ...
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Is possible to access the clipboard Linux Mint through Photoshop?

I have Linux Mint 17 installed and am using Photoshop CS6 through Wine but the clipboard does not work, if I try to copy an image in the browser and then paste in Photoshop directly does not work, I ...
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Linux Mint switch between windows of same application

Alt + Tab circles through all the open windows. But I'd like to reduce that choice to those windows of the application I'm currently in. For instance, if I'm looking at a directory using Nemo, the ...