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Install recent linux version in old computer?

I have tried to install several distros and versions of linux (Ubuntu and Lubuntu, from 13 to 14.04, and Mint 17) without success. Everytime the system blocks while loading the installation. I can ...
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Linux Mint 17 cannot connect to wired connection

I have just installed the latest Linux Mint after running into this problem with Ubuntu and thinking that was the culprit (Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon 64bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS were what I have been ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Boot Up Mint Icon Becomes Purple Ubuntu Screen After Removing Packages

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. The first few times it booted up, the Mint icon was displayed while booting up. I then removed some applications using the Software Manager (e.g. ...
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Deleted part mapped to /home, how to map the new one (LUKS)?

I have 2 disks on my computer, on each I have a partition for a Linux Mint 17 installation. Both encrypted using LUKS. The other day, I deleted the partition mapped to /home. Now, I created another ...
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Application not themed when run with gksu instead of sudo

Slightly nitpicky, but when running applications on Linux Mint 17 from a terminal using "sudo", the application gains root privileges and is nicely themed. If I use "gksu" or "gksudo", the application ...
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Do online repositories for ubuntu/mint releases disappear after it goes out of support?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 (Nadia), which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 (Quantal), which went out of support since May 2014. I'm getting 404's when I try to update or install any package. After googling I ...
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Linux Mint 17, PBIS 8.01 No sound on AD Logon

When I login with a local account I have sound, but when I authenticated to AD I get the software rendering mode message and I do not have sound. I don’t believe to be a hardware problem since it is ...
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Apt-get update error Linux Mint 17

I've just changed my os to Linux Mint 17, but I'm having some trouble when I try to run sudo apt-get update [EDIT] Now I have the following errors: Err http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana InRelease ...
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Docker “hello world” example doesn't work. “no such file or directory”

I'm totally new to playing around with Docker(.io) so I've just been RTFM'ing the main site, and hit a problem early on with their example "Hello world". It seems like a few other folks have had the ...
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765 views

Install GCC / G++ Version 4.9 in Linux Mint

I always like to have the latest version of things, particularly if that thing is gcc, g++ and there has recently been a revision to the c++ standard. I have forgotten what ppa's I need to add to my ...
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Restoring lost partion table on dualboot system (windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a 64 bit system with 750gb hard disk with 2 partition in windows 8 and one root and home partition in Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Linux mint 17 by choosing option Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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Cannot load ubuntu and Mint after installing CentOS 6

I have a 64 bit laptop computer with two partitions containing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Mint 17 in each of them. There are some free space of about 20Gb and I have installed CentOS 6 into through USB ...
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Command to add multicast address to routing table

I am trying to add a multicast route. If I do a netstat -g I get: idf@idf-ZBOX-ID42-BE ~ $ netstat -g IPv6/IPv4 Group Memberships Interface RefCnt Group --------------- ------ ...
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Getting 1920x1080 resolution or 16:9 aspect ratio on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

I am running Ubuntu and Linux Mint in VMWare. In the display settings, none of the 16:9 aspect ratio resolutions are available, including the commonly used 1920x1080 resolution. How can I enable this? ...
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How to install MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) driver

MediaTek provides Linux driver for USB Wi-Fi dongles based on MT7610U (chipset RT2860, I personally have ipTIME A1000UA). I downloaded MT7610U USB V3.0.0.2 (direct link), extracted the archive and: $ ...
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Unable to install wine on Linux Mint 16

In my work's intranet there is a local ubuntu repo and wine ppa. sources.list: deb http://***<myintranet>***/ubuntu/ saucy main multiverse restricted universe deb http://***/ubuntu/ ...
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Linux Mint and Ubuntu ffmpeg don't do libx264 anymore?

seems Linux Mint 16 and Ubuntu current don't do libx264 with ffmpeg anymore. I have an old script from a few years ago that takes my recordings from Mythtv and converts them to the h264 format. --- ...
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257 views

Why Remmina closes when we select “share folder”? Linux Mint 16 KDE

Why Remmina closes/crash when we select "share folder" in Linux Mint 16 KDE? Is there any solution to this problem?
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385 views

Updating Linux Mint Repositories

Support for Linux Mint 15 (Olivia), Cinnamon (Ubuntu based) has ended. I do not want to upgrade to Mint 16 and have to reconfigure all my settings (which have taken me months to get everything the ...
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1answer
309 views

Meaning of LC_IDENTIFICATION environment variable

Just out of curiosity, what is the meaning of LC_IDENTIFICATION? The reason I am asking is, that a fresh US-English installation of Linux Mint (I guess Ubuntu would be the same), located in ...
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63 views

Linux Virtual Machine for Windows 7 that will run Keryx?

I'm having a problem getting packages onto a Linux computer that doesn't have an internet connection. The accepted answer here suggests Keryx, which needs a Linux computer with internet to get ...
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How do I search for a command I don't know the complete name of?

Every time I try to use a program from the terminal, I can't find it because it doesn't match the real name. For example, I type disks in terminal, but the real name is gnome-disks. I tried to use: ...
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Can I get around using “pip install --cert”?

Trying to figure out if there is a way that I can avoid using the --cert flag to pip when I am installing packages at work. There is some issue with the proxy that only allows me to download the ...
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770 views

Some sites won't load on Ubuntu/Mint

I have a REALLY weird problem with either my network or my OS. Last week I've suddenly had difficulties loading some websites or even more odd some parts of different websites. For example, I could ...
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760 views

32 bit color in VirtualBox, cant install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu

My host OS is Windows 8, I would like to have Mint15/Ubuntu 13.04/Xubuntu 13.04 as guest. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0 in order to install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu. But I cant even boot LiveCD, here's the ...
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116 views

Which Linux Desktop Environments show a listing of favorite apps in the start menu, aka. similar to Windows? [closed]

currently I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon. Is there a way to show a listing of favorite apps in the menu of linux mint Cinnamon? Or if this is not possible, what other versions of Linux have this ...
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No hibernate option - Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

Since the time I've moved to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon, I'v never had the hibernate option. I tried following instructions at ...
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3answers
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Grub menu not showing after installing Linux Mint 15 on a computer with Windows 8 pre-installed?

I installed Linux Mint 15 on my machine where Windows 8 was pre-installed. After successfully doing so, the grub menu would not show when I would boot the computer. It would boot straight into ...
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Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox

I am trying to figure out why Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox. My motherboard supports hardware virtualization and it is turned on, and I have installed the ...
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277 views

Dual Boot: booting freeze / hang up

I had Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my system and decided to replace Ubuntu with Linux Mint. In the linux mint installer, I lazily chose the first choice which is to install over ubuntu, ...
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Behaviour of “rm -r”

Up until now I was using Ubuntu, and the behaviour of rm for directories was the following: rm -r dir would remove dir if it was empty, and give an error otherwise rm -rf dir would remove dir and ...
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Is this doable, a multi-purpose home server using either Linux Mint or Ubuntu Server with some additional software?

Ok, first of all I think this site would be the best fit for this question and that, it does not fit under serverfault though it is a server related question. I thought of building my multi-purpose ...
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Installing cppman -> output not shown in right format

I've tried to install cppman in Fedora 19 or Linux mint 15 and it installs successfully. But when I try to use it I get the error: Python IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied I've installed it in ...
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Does Linux Mint have same advertisement “features” like Ubuntu?

Does Linux Mint have same advertisement "features" like Ubuntu? I'm an absolute beginner using a Desktop Linux (used Debian for years on a server) and want to know whether I'm "safe for ads" ...
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Computer restarts on shutdown

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z. When I shutdown the computer from my OS it will shutdown but then turn back on. I've experienced this from Windows 8, Ubuntu and Linux Mint so I don't think it's related ...
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Can i press the number '7' on my keyboard and make it insert ' a string ' instead of '7' ?

I am using centos linux 6.4 desktop ( minimal desktop ) i am looking for a solution so that when i press the number '7' on my keyboard.. it will insert a string rather than '7'... the numbers on ...
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Curly braces with LCtrl+LShift+LAlt+è - how?

I'm using Linux Mint 15 x64, and I want to add a new key mapping for curly braces. I'm using italian keyboard layout. On Windows I'm used to creating curly braces by pressing (Left Ctrl && ...
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Linux Virtual Console bottom cut off

The bottom few lines are cut off in the Linux virtual console. I have switched around from nvidia drivers to the x-org servers and back, no luck. Interestingly, this issue occurs when booting from any ...
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Speech Recognition and Macros for Linux

Recently I have been working on a little project involving speech recognition in Windows, I used the Windows Speech Recognition software that comes pre-installed and also the Windows Speech ...
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716 views

Install Linux Mint 14 as third OS after Windows 7 and Ubuntu Grub2

I would like to install Linux Mint 14 in a spare logical partition, but am afraid it would overwrite the existing Grub2 which boots to Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. How best to proceed? Current ...
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In Linux, how do I give focus to a window using scroll wheel?

I use Linux, specifically Mint 13 with cinnamon. However, I'll be happy with answers that apply to a more recent version of Mint, or a current version of Ubuntu or one of its offshoots. I often have ...
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How to make changes to /etc/network/interfaces propagate without messing up the desktop environment

I am trying to resolve intranet sites on my company network... What's the preferred way to reset the network interfaces after editing /etc/network/interfaces? If I do: sudo /etc/init.d/networking ...
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620 views

Reduce WiFi power usage

I found that WiFi is draining too much battery power on my laptop. The system has Linux Mint 14 (32 bit) and runs with its default kernel, 3.5.0-17-generic. The driver in use is ath9k and runs on ...
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Can't open Foxit in Ubuntu / Mint Linux

After installing Foxit PDF reader on Ubuntu or Mint Linux, any attempts to open Foxit reader result in absolutely nothing. Foxit simply doesn't open, and provides no useful error messages to indicate ...
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Can't open Acrobat Reader in 64-bit Mint / Ubuntu

After installing Adobe Reader 9, I receive the following error message when trying to run Adobe Reader. /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Remap any key to win

I've tried a lot of combinations to map my key AE12 to Super (win key) but all them failed... How can i map a key to act like win key in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us ? I am using linux mint. ...
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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Laptop fan is always ON using Linux Mint 14

I'm using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit. I have a problem with the laptop fan always staying on. Details of the laptop and readings taken: Linux core-Inspiron-N7010 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP ...
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apt-get only downloading gnome classic

For the past few weeks, I've been having a problem with my two laptops. Somehow (both on linux mint 13 and ubuntu 12.04) I have been trying to download gnome 3.4 shell. Unfortunately it would only ...
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Not Loading GRUB After Installing Mint and Ubuntu

On a new computer (less than 3 months), I originally installed Fedora 16 to give it to try. I wasn't all that impressed and un-installed it about a month ago and I'm not exactly sure how it happened ...