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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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Upgrade Linux Mint from ISO on HDD without burning DVD/USB

I have an old computer that I wanted to rescue, so I installed Linux Mint 10 onto it using a Live CD. Now, LM10 is obsolete, so I'm wondering if I can upgrade the distro using the ISO file of LM17. ...
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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 ...
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How to save two IPS in single network card

I am using centos 6.6 and going to configure single network card with two IP address. My configuration look like this /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE="eth0" BOOTPROTO="dhcp" ...
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ubuntu flavors…same package repositories?

Do all the various ubuntu-based distros all pull from the same package repositories? For example, if I run this command: sudo apt-get install <foo> will I get the same package version of foo ...
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USB not working with a 3D printer

I got an Ultimaker Original+ 3D printer, which works fine when connected to my Windows 7 PC. But when I connect it to my Mint Linux PC, it isn't detected at all: Cura (the 3D printing software) is not ...
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VLC h265 failure to display

In VLC 2.2.1, an MKV file fails to show video, playing audio OK. Error message: Codec `hevc' (MPEG-H Part2/HEVC (H.265)) is not supported. http://pastebin.com/7duQbH6S has the verbose debug ...
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Logout keyboard shortcut keys in Linux Mint?

I am trying to logout without using mouse. Are you aware of any key combination that will do the trick?
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With Linux Mint as main OS, dual boot Windows 7 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine using the same Windows installation

I am about to install Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) as my main OS. I also want to be able to boot into Windows 7 occasionally. I also want to run a Windows 7 virtual machine inside Linux. Ideally I would ...
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Remote Desktop not working

I'm trying to connect to an old Windows XP machine using the RDP protocol. On the XP machine, I have checked "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" and turned off the firewall. When I ...
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How do I remove an unmounted volume from desktop?

I am using Linux Mint. I recently mounted a samba share, done what I wanted then unmounted it again. Ever since then I have an icon on my desktop that I can't get rid off! How do I remove it?
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Having trouble recovering data from an older Seagate HD

I am trying to recover files from an older HD (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500Gb). I am really just hoping to get some family pictures off of it. It was at one time running Windows (I'm not sure which ...
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Remove fortunes-husse package only

I'd like to remove only the fortunes-husse package on linux mint. Is there a way to remove this that won't remove all parent packages?
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cygwin/x no image from remote host

I installed and started cygwin x server and everything seems working. Log from startxwin: $ startxwin Could not load crashreporter dll Welcome to the XWin X Server Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project ...
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Hit enter automatically when running apt-get install <package> prompts a dialog boxes

I'm running command apt-get install -y <package>. It overcomes confirmation like Do you want to continue? [Y/n] But in the process of updating, I got a popup which asks to hit enter in ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 tar backup error

I've used the below script successfully with ubuntu 12.04. Now I did a fresh install to Linux mint 17.1 and I can't get the tar backup script to work no more. it gives an error: Here's the script, ...
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Is it possible to run 64bit kernel on 32bit Linux Mint with NVIDIA drivers?

I have found several forum posts and SE questions (example) where this seems possible, but my attempt has failed. I've tried the following: sudo dpkg --add-architecture amd64 sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Trying to set Alt Gr+Keycode 50 to backslash

I've just started running Linux Mint, However I'm using a slightly different keyboard hardware wise. It had a multitude of issues in the start, such as Shift being mapped wrongly, atastrophe/asterisk ...
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How to boot from Windows 7 DVD after uninstalling Linux mint

I have uninstalled Linux Mint by deleting it from windows 7 disk partition. previously I have had both windows 7 and Linux mint (dual boot loader). I inserted windows 7 DVD and restarted my ...
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Reset Windows 8.1 password Linuxmint on a dualboot config?

My laptop is in a dualboot config with linuxmint can I reset forgotten windows password from mint?
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Chrome GUI is too big as of 43.0.2357.124-1

Last night, I updated my version of Google Chrome from 43.0.2357.81-1 to 43.0.2357.124-1. The most visible change is that the UI elements are way too large. Here's a comparison with Chrome (top), ...
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Upgrade multiple systems

I have Linux Mint Petra 16 on two machines. I want to upgrade the to Qiana 17 (or Rebecca 17.1). The update process as I understand is, changing the source repo from Petra to Rebecca, and ...
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Cairo-Dock: is it possible to ungroup windows?

Very simple question: how to I ungroup similar windows in Cairo-Dock? I wanted to have my Pidgin contacts list separate from my chat window, so I can open each of them through one interaction only - ...
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Unable to resume KVM guest after rebooting host

I'm running KVM on Linux Mint 17.1, kernel 3.16.0-31-generic. The only guest is a Windows 8.1 VM. I've noticed that if I reboot the host while the guest is running, I'm unable to resume the guest ...
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Linux installation failed and I don't know what happen

this is what just happned. I was talking with my girlfriend on Skype, trying to save her old computer. Basically, she had Windows installed and it didn't boot anymore. Also not in SafeBoot mode. Her ...
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Reset all the permissions to default permissions linux mint 17

I have somehow messed up with the permissions of different folders on my linuxmint 17. Now I am unable to use sudo apt-get install or sudo apt-get update commands. It gives error are you root? even ...
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Stuck on “Preparing automatic repair” loop windows 10

Just a few hours ago I was installing an update for Windows 10 and then it started turning on and off. I let it do it's thing for a while until I found it odd that it would do it so much. When I ...
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Themes that can change Windows Border, Icons, Control, and Cursor in Linux Mint Rebecca?

All of the themes online only change the taskbar, where can I get themes that can change the overall look? There is no new Windows Border, Icons, Control, and Cursor. Not a duplicate of this since I ...
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Dependency issues with libc++6; a catch 22?

In an attempt to install ASEprite on my Linux Mint installation through a .deb seen here: http://pkgs.org/download/aseprite I also realized I had to install a later version of libc++ in order to get ...
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Failure of Multisystem after first install on Mint 17.1 64-bit

I installed MultiSystem so I could create a toolkit USB drive, as I have done on previous Xubuntu and Lubuntu machines, following ...
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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...