Linux Mint is a Debian-based open-source Linux distribution.

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deleted linux mint from windows 8 dual boot reinstalled linux can't make it work

I have a lenovo g710 laptop with windows 8.1 preinstalled.I made a dual boot with linux mint and everything was ok.Then i did something in linux terminal and when i restarted the pc linux wouldn't ...
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LMDE 2 - Unstable Wifi Connection

It seems to run well for about 20 seconds, especially after freshly reconnecting. After those 20 seconds are up, it ceases all incoming and outgoing network activity for about two minutes. This is a ...
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Display not fully loading with Linux mint 17.1

I've been trying to fix this problem for a couple of days. I've been through numerous debugging threads. With Linux mint: The login screen graphics load. After logging in to a graphical terminal, the ...
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Linux Mint draining power, VGA errors

I have a Dell laptop, with Core i7 processor, radeon r7 dedicated vga. In windows, everything is fine, battery can hold up to 7 hours (im amazed). In Linux (which i must use for specific jobs) the ...
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Add Chakra to Grub (installed by Mint)

I have 4x30G partitions on my SSD. I installed Mint to the first one. Mint installed grub2 with it, which recognizes Win7 on a HDD as well, so I thought I keep this boot loader. I installed Chakra to ...
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Strange filesystem issue on Linux Mint - Deleted large file, no additional disk space avalable

I believe I have found a problem with Linux Mint. (Version 17? - How do I check this?) I have a program which has been running for several days and has produced an output file several hundred ...
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Developer tools for cinnamon extensions (applets, desklets)

Are there developer tools for cinnamon applets and desklets? The only thing I could come up with is removing the desklet folder from ~/.local/share/cinnamon/desklets/{desklet} copying the new one and ...
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Touchpad unresponsive until X restart

I'm on a Netbook with Mint 13 (Ubuntu-based). It has a touchpad which gets stuck every now and then (it's quite rare actually, but it does happen -- a few times a day). Restarting X fixes the ...
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tcp_outgoing_address: cannot connect to website

I have a LinuxMint running in a virtual box. I have installed a squid3 proxy server and it is working. However, if I want to add a tcp_outgoing_address it is not working. I am using the default ...
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How to get really rid of uninstalled Linux applications?

I uninstalled docky, now I got this message in xsession errors: cinnamon-session[2256]: WARNING: Failed to start app: Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "docky" (No ...
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Linux Mint - Deleted Bottom Panel - How To Un-Delete?

So, being the explorer I am, I accidentally clicked the wrong thing. The Panel at the bottom of the screen on Linux Mint using Cinnamon Desktop, I right clicked and selected either delete or remove ...
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Why doesn't Linux detect my windows OS?

I wanted to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 (with Windows 10 already installed); but the moment I was going through installation process, I got stuck at the command that I have to erase my ...
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Cannot use computer after Linux mint goes to hibernate [migrated]

I am running Linux Mint on my Laptop (MacBook Pro 2015 dual booting with Yosemite) however when I put my lid down I have the setting set to 'Hibernate'. The issue is when I put the lid down I cannot ...
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Install Mac drivers on Linux

I have been able to install Linux Mint onto my 2015 MacBook Pro. I want to know this because I cannot right click at the moment as well as scrolling up and down webpages/terminal etc. Also it would ...
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Freeze During New Linux Mint Installation

I just tried to install the latest edition of Linux Mint, but was unable to because the install froze midway. I tried again in compatibility mode, but it just froze again. There was a wall of text ...
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How can I install Windows on my laptop after an error while installing Linux Mint?

I made a bootable pendrive of Linux Mint by PowerISO. When I was installing the distro there was an error. So I decided to install Windows 8.1 on my PC—an HP AC026TX laptop—but in Windows setup wizard ...
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How to format my pendrive?ade it bootable by power iso

I made my pendrive bootable by poweriso and loaded centos on it. But now my pendrive cant be formatted. First it was showing the in this pc but when i tried to format it there was an error and now i ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon react with a delay & buffers keystrokes

Sometimes Mint (17.2) responds with a delay to inputs, e.g. it starts buffering the key strokes or apply mouse click 1-2 secs later. This issue was present right after fresh install, so it is not ...
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Mint Mate - Display resolution changes after reboot?

I'm running Linux Mint MATE 64bit in my system. After reboot, the display resolution lowered and there was no option in appearance settings panel to change back to the old resolution. Once I switched ...
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Neither Linux mint nor Ubuntu can be installed on Alienware m14x r2

I have bought a laptop from Alienware a few years ago and recently have tried to switch to Linux. However, I have had so many issues with any version of Linux installing that I may be forced to use ...
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How to recover windows system from grub rescue error?

uI have run two OS's (windows 7 n opensuse) in my pc. Later I tried to remove opensuse using minitool partition wizard. When I tried to restart,it is showing an error:grub rescue. I am unable to open ...
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Move Linux EFI to SSD

I have a Linux Mint 17.1 EFI installed on 500GB HDD. I would like to move it to new 120GB SSD. I resized partitions to fit 120GB SSD and did "ddrescue -v --force /dev/sda /dev/sdb" from LiveUSB but ...
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Linux mint black screen after installing extension

I have been running my linux without problems up until now and when I tried to install specific extension, everything but my mouse cursor was frozen. Restarting my PC didn't do any good - black screen ...
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Mint Cinnamon 64-bit Brightness Value Becoming Zero

I am using Mint Cinnamon 64-bit from some time.Now all of sudden its brightness goes to zero..Till login screen every thing working fine.Once I logged in. There is no display. I tried to connect ...
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Installed Linux Mint (debian) “Reboot and Select proper Boot device…”

"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key " This is what I get, once I installed Linux Mint from a Live USB pendrive. On this machine ...
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Linux Update Manager not installing updates

Having problems updating using Update Manager i.e - when I click on 'install updates', when timer stops, screen stays the same - nothing gets installed. I'm running LM 17.2 (mintUpdate 4.9.3) ...
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Latest version of Firefox won't work in Linux Mint

Since yesterday Firefox won't start when I click on the icon. I'm running Linux Mint 14 in VirtualBox. I think it's trying to update to version 39.0.3. In a terminal I get firefox -safe-mode ...
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install mint linux alongside ubuntu on lvm with EFI boot

I have recently moved to a new laptop (Lenovo Y50) and installed Ubunt 15.04 on it. I installed lvm so almost all the 1T HD is one logical partition. The other partitions are: ...
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How to install missing bundles in vim for a .vimrc

I have download a .vimrc from web (here). It has Bundles in some of the lines for which I get Not an editor command : Bundle *****. How can I install those missing bundles in the easiest way. I am ...
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Mint 17.2 MATE setting to force login after sleep

Before I updated from Mint 17 to 17.2, when I would sleep the computer, upon reawakening there was a login required. Now it just restores my desktop, but I can't find the setting (if any) in the ...
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Unable to launch matlab after installation

I have recently installed a copy of Matlab on my Linux Mint distro to a secondary hard drive. I have tried running it in different ways and none of them seems to work. I have tried using sudo, and ...
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Intermittent boot failures - Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon 64 bit)

About every 1/5 boots, my system, a Lenovo PC running Linux Mint 17.2 as the sole OS, will fail to boot. When this occurs, I have to power down and power up several times to get it to boot again. ...
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Where to reset sources list for apt-get on Mint 16?

I'm trying to fix my apt-get, as it has been 404ing on sudo apt-get update for a while. However, nothing I do seems to fix these numerous 404s. It appears that there are many different places to ...
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Forward VOIP phone on eth1 over OpenVPN (tun0)

I have a remote computer connecting to my network via OpenVPN. This computer is running Linux Mint, and has two network cards: eth0: used for Internet connection eth1: has a VOIP deskphone plugged ...
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Linux Mint 17: No 1366x768 Resolution

When I installed Linux Mint 17 for the first time I was facing some freezes and I solved that issue by installing nvidia-304-updates driver. But now my native resolution 1366x768 is not available in ...
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Applying Java minor updates

A bit of a noob question here, but I can't seem to update my Java from 8u31 to 8u45 or 8u51 (Linux Mint 17.2). I can switch between my Java 7/8/9 easily, but these minor versions are really annoying ...
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How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux?

I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop which has a subwoofer integrated that works on Linux Mint 17.2, only if I download HDA Analyzer and change with it: PIN 0x17 -> Widget Control -> Check OUT and Uncheck ...
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Acer Aspire 5720z fan won't run unless I let it warm up then shutdown and restart machine

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint 17.2 on my Acer Aspire 5720z laptop. Prior to that I had been running Ubuntu for several years, the last version being 14.04. The laptop cooling fan ran ...
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Linux Mint- Have to constantly reset my internet to work?

I bought this ASUS desktop recently and dual-booted it with Windows and Linux Mint. It comes with an antenna for WiFi. However, on Linux Mint my home network connection keeps dropping and it ...
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How to roll back rsync backup, and having trouble targeting a particular partition for backup

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1. I tried to set up a backup with rsync using the following command: sudo rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/media/*"} /* /media/hex/ I just installed an m.2 SSD ...
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Permanently assigning letters to a “lost” partition

I recently installed Linux Mint on my PC, and i have Win8.1 already installed so i have a dual-boot. Windows is on one Hard-Drive (C) while Mint is on another (D) with a separate Partition only for ...
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Wifi very slow on Linux Mint 17, works fine on Windows

My wifi is working just fine on Windows in my new ASUS X450L notebook but is unbearably slow (often becoming unresponsible) on my dual boot Linux Mint 17. I believe it is a problem with the drivers. ...
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Package not getting installed by apt-get

I am running sudo apt-get install libgtkmm-2.4. I would expect this command to install the library, as there is no such library to be found when running pkg-config --list-all | grep gtkmm. However, ...
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Linux: Can I safely delete /sys/keynal/debug/hid folders?

I use Linux Mint's Backup Tool to make a backup of my all disk. During backup process, the tool freezes very often when checking (before copying) /sys/keynal/debug/hid/0003:413C:2106.0001/events Can ...
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How to fix “failed to start scanner: invalid argument” if I use xscanimage?

I newly purchased a DNT ViewScan. I was installing packages in my Linux Mint Debian Edition machine for sane. At first it was working, xscanimage produced a great scan. I was trying more programs, ...
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How to install NI VISA on Ubuntu/LinuxMint?

In the instructions on PyVISA's installation guide they say NI VISA must be installed, but NI's installation script and files only supports RPM-based distros. There are some documented efforts using ...
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DOS codepage in SciTE under Linux

I want to edit text files in old DOS code page (CP866 in my case) using SciTE. But I cannot configure SciTE. These parameters work excellently with Windows: code.page=866 output.code.page=866 ...
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How to delete files for all users Linux Mint

How do I delete files for all users in Linux Mint? My specific scenario is that I am trying to write a script that will delete all the files out of the downloads folder for any user which logs onto ...
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Can't install android studio on linux mint 17.2

I have downloaded android studio for linux , after unzipping the zip file I went to specif location which is android-studion/bin and open terminal there then i run ./studio.sh command , when I run ...
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MySQL Workbench - Add Connection from command-line

I'm writing a shell script to auto-provision a development environment for new employees. The OS is Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) and the idea is to run the script and at the end have a fully configured ...