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Linux Mint Cinderella 17 stuck on setting up host name dose not seem to move?

Installing Linux Mint Cindarella 17, It just seems to be stuck on setting up host name and just not doing anything else is this normal? Or have I done something wrong? Would greatly appreciate your ...
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Dual workspaces, One monitor

I'm currently using Linux Mint, and have a single 24 inch monitor. Does anyone know of an application that will allow two workspaces to be viewed \ used at the same time? I know of window managers ...
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gparted - can't change owner from root after format

The last things I tried reported no errors but did nothing :( $ sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /media/johnny/DAT10 $ sudo chown -R johnny:johnny /media/johnny/DAT10
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Battery care program in java [on hold]

I am looking forward in creating a battery care program for linux like in windows. I need to know : 1) What all will be required to make this program. 2) What all API's in linux will I be needing. ...
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Linux Mint MATE Caja “Share Folder…” menu entry missing

I have two Linux Mint 16 MATE boxes connected. One has the "Share Folder..." right-click menu item in Caja, and the other does not. How do I get it? Later: After installing caja-share, the menu item ...
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Vim colorscheme not displaying properly

I realize that questions about Vim colorschemes have been asked quite frequently, but I believe I've tried the advice in all of them and I can't quite seem to get my colorschemes to work. That being ...
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How can a partial image backup or restore be performed?

I want to carve out some of the unused space on the Windows partition of my computer for other use. After defragmenting the free space, there are unmoveable files roughly in the middle of the ...
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File capabilities (setcap) not being applied in Linux Mint 17.1

I've been trying to get an application to run properly, but it seems to be unable to find any network interfaces. It is designed to run without administrative rights, and so requires specific file ...
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How to make the mouse movement slower in Linux Mint Rebecca

How to make the mouse movement slower in Linux Mint Rebecca? Im using Cinnamon, but cannot find if there is Settings for mouse cursor movement? I found it quite fast than normal. How to make it a lil ...
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Linux Mint cinnamon version 17

After recent update my Battery indicator in the bottom panel has vanished.I am not finding it even in the list of Applets. How to get it now?
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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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How to create a WIndows bootable USB from ISO on Linux Mint Rebecca

Searched, all the results that came up were opposite of what I wanted. I downloaded a Windows 7 (64-bit Home Premium) ISO from digitalrivercontent.net, I have a windows key. How do I burn the ISO to ...
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How to configure a new NetworkManager connection from a shell script/command line?

I've tried to find a way to configure a new connection manageable by NetworkManager using a terminal/shell script all day long, but I've been unsuccessful. The reason is that I have a lot of openvpn ...
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Linux Mint and IRTOUCHSYSTEM input device [on hold]

I'm setting a kiosk-like totem and I have to use Linux Mint and an input device from IRTOUCH (probably this or this, for sure 40"). The screen is set vertically but I can't make the input device ...
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Why can't my computer resolve archive.ubuntu.com? [on hold]

I am trying to install mdadm on a clean installation of Linux Mint from the live CD. When I request the package sudo apt-get install mdadm, I get the following reply: Could not resolve ...
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How to enable linux swap partition?

I've got a swap partition, but the System Monitor in Linux Mint says, 'Swap not available'. I guess I've forgot to set 'Use as: swap' on install. How to fix this?
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Data not recognized in transferred Thunderbird profile

I transferred the Thunderbird profile from a Debian Wheezy installation to a Mint 17 installation. Thunderbird recognizes the add-ins and layout preferences in the profile, but not any of the user ...
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List DPI of all images in folder

I'm running Linux Mint 17. I need a way to list the DPIs of every .png image inside a folder. I've tried the commands: file *.png identify *png exiv2 *.png but none print out explicitly the DPI ...
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different ttys on different monitors

I am running a few un*ces and I have now grasped the power of using different ttys (Ctrl+alt+F(x)). Yesterday, I attached a second monitor. I was able to configure x to extend my desktop, and I became ...
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Triple boot with 2 hard drives with XP, Ubuntu on one, Mint on an other

I had a dual boot system using a single HDD with XP and Ubuntu, which I have been using for a while. I have since added another HDD, and put Linux Mint on it. The installation appears to have broken ...
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how to change workspaces with touchpad gestures in touchegg on linux mint

I tried this instructions with touchegg: http://askubuntu.com/questions/92169/to ... -workspace My goal is to be able to change between workspaces with touchpad gestures(My sugested gesture for this ...
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Android apps doesn't sync over WiFi

"Network Manager" (Mint 17.1) can create a WiFi hotspot for Android phone if you use the option the «Create a Wireless Hotspot». Until recently, this hotspot worked fine, but now i have a problem. ...
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How to fix apt-get missing key error after adding deb source for package?

I'm using Mint Linux 17. I tried to install a debian package by adding a repository to my source list like so: # add heroku repository to apt echo "deb http://toolbelt.heroku.com/ubuntu ./" > ...
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Linux Mint Mate 17.1 - Change window resize to ALT+Middle mouse button

I've tried using CompizConfig as well as dconf-editor to change the window resize shortcut to be ALT+Middle mouse button, but it's not having any effect even after logging off and on again. Any ideas ...
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Remoting into an iMac from a Mint1 17 computer

My father was using an old iMac ( not sure how old ) before he passed on. He took care of it completely. Now his widow is using it to keep in touch with people. She is in her 80s and not all that ...
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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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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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Connected to Wifi router but no internet access

Problem Connected to my wireless router at home won't give me internet access. What happened Several days ago I was connected to the Wifi router at home and everything works like a charm. Then I ...
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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 ...