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How to save module configuration in Linux Terminal

I'm following a tutorial to boot Linux from usb3.0. I stumbled across this tutorial: http://evilshit.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/how-to-install-ubuntu-server-on-a-usb-3-0-stick-and-boot-that-stick/ In ...
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Booting Linux from USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, in the boot manager, I have the option to click "Windows 7" (my default OS). When my External Hard Drive is plugged in to USB 2.0, it boots Linux (when I click on "Windows ...
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Nvidia driver installation disables Cinnamon desktop

In Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon desktop, after installing the Nvidia drivers it reverts to the gnome desktop. If I try to manually restart Cinnamon from the command line I get the error: Xlib: ...
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How to Improve OS performance when used from USB flash drive?

I have a Linux Mint 14 (MATE) .ISO installed on an 8GB Kingston DTSE9 USB drive. Booting takes about 1 or 2 minutes, which seems pretty normal for that kind of thing as far as I can tell. When ...
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Linux Mint chooses random MAC address on bootup

Every time I start a machine with Linux Mint 14 installed, the Ethernet NIC chooses a random MAC address to use. Is there a way to disable that behavior?
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Need to find out the name of the graphics card and and if driver is installed?

I am using Mint 12 on a lenovo machine. How do I find the exact name of my graphics card to download and install driver? Also is there any way to check if the driver is already installed or not?
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Linux Mint, Screen is off after 1 second

Linuxmint has decided to make my screen sleep after 1 second of me not using it. How do I stop this timer? Please Help Using Linux Mint, with KDE.
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linux ldd command cannot work

I am using linux mint13 64bit now ,when I use ldd memcached the error is below: ldd: ./memcached: No such file or directory I don't know why.
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USB boot of linux mint killed my HD installation of linux mint

I have linux mint 14 MATE edition installed on a T430 lenovo thinkpad laptop. Yesterday, I wanted to test my bootable USB drive on the machine. After 1 or 2 minutes it booted fine. I created a file to ...
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Booting Linux from USB - countdown repeating

I have a Windows computer that I am trying to convert to Linux. I have downloaded the .iso file from Linux Mint 14 and have used UNetbootin to convert my USB to a bootable drive. I choose to boot ...
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What to do when your Linux Mint 13 screen locks up with Cinnamon

It's not all that uncommon for the display to lock up or just get weird on Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon and 3 displays.
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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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How to Connect to office workstation from linux machine?

I'm a newbie to Linux, I have installed Linux mint maya 13. I would like to connect to my office machine from this Linux version. I am actually an Intermediate level windows user, using it for the ...
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Increase of virtualbox disk size

I need to increase my disk space in my guest Mint Linux, on a Mac OS host. First I increased the virtual disk in the host with: VboxManage modifyhd Mint.vdi --resize 20480 The GUI of VirtualBox ...
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How to Uninstall Linux Mint 14 From Windows XP Without CD

This is kind of a follow up to a question I just asked, but... I'm planning to install Linux Mint 14 in a dual boot with my existing Windows XP setup, but I want to make sure I know how to uninstall ...
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Will Linux Boot Faster if I install it to My Hard Drive?

I currently have a live usb of Linux Mint 14, and while I'm pretty happy with it, I just want to confirm, will it boot faster if I actually install it onto my hard drive? That would be the main reason ...
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Laptop gets hot when using Linux Mint

My laptop gets very hot when using Linux Mint. It stays ok when I'm just browsing or using terminal, but when I'm watching a stream the laptop gets very hot. I know the fan is working correctly. When ...
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Cinnamon vs. “System Settings” duplicate shorcut setting modules?

I'm running Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon. I want to change some keyboard shortcuts, so I type "keyboard" in the search bar, and the "System Settings" -> All -> Keyboard menu shows up. However, if I ...
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USB port malfunction after turning off Toshiba's ACPI

I had to manually shut down the computer while running SimCity 4 Deluxe. Upon booting, the computer froze up at "toshiba_acpi Toshiba Extras." I then added acpi=off into grub.cfg to allow me to boot ...
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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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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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dpkg : dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

I have a problem with Emacs on my Linux Mint. When I make an apt-get upgrade or apt-get -f install, I have this error message : Paramétrage de emacsen-common (2.0.3) ... ...
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Dropbox on Linux Mint permissions issue

I have been developing a python package in dropbox. DB seems to be causing a very strange permissions issue. I own and have RW permissions to the directory and all of it's contents. Yet, when I try to ...
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Remote desktop server as daemon

I'm using KRFB as remote desktop server in my Linux Mint KDE. It works fine as usual remote desktop server but I've to log-in then run it manually (or at start up) How can I run KRFB of any remoter ...
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Enable wifi adapter on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

I just installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon on my laptop, but I can't find where to connct with wifi, I Googled about it and I found that I've to enable my wifi adapter in Software Sources, so I did ...
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I tried to set Konsole to run from shell (or something) Now it won't open unless from root

I have Linux Mint 14. I was advised to change my Konsole setting, and I must have done it wrong. I tried to change Profile->General->Command from /lib/bash/ to something else. Now when I try to ...
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Prevent auto mounting Android sdcard under Linux Mint

I recently obtained an older Android phone, so that I could test Android Apps on it. I've needed it because I have a Nexus 7 but not older Android versions, hardware, etc. to test on. I'm having a ...
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Mint desktop broken after update

I am running Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon desktop environment. After automatically applying upgrades from update manager and restarting the system, Cinnamon UI is broken. Unfortunately I don't remember ...
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How can I tell if my USB flash drive can be made bootable?

I'd like to try out Linux Mint before deciding whether or not to install it on my laptop. I've got an ISO image that I've dd'd onto a USB flash drive (sudo dd ...
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I can not match group in ssh using RSA Key with passphrase

I have two accounts on my computer. One account is named bob. The other account is for a user named joe. I am using RSA key with a passphrase. I can connect BUT when I add the lines Match Group joe ...
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How to modify screen dpi in Linux Mint Cinammon?

Does anybody knows how to change that? I have a 1920*1080 monitor and everything looks so small for now.
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Can a ssh key work for restricted to home user

I am currently running linuxmint and openssh. I have 2 accounts on my computer Joe and Bob. I have the keys and passphrase created by joe stored in the /home/joe/.ssh/ folder. I can connect to Joe ...
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Linux mint - black screen

Can anyone help? Running intense pc pro (http://www.fit-pc.com/IntensePC/docs/Intense-PC-specifications.pdf). USB keyboard and mouse, HDMI (1080p certified) cable connected to Samsung series 6 HDTV ...
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Apple keyboard mapping on Ubuntu KDE

I want to configure the Apple keyboard mapping on dell precision notebook keyboard on Ubuntu KDE such that alt-> win, ctrl->alt, fn -> ctrl. That means i want to make the dell precision notebook ...
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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 access internet to Linux Mint4 by using sim card with a dongle?

I have installed Linux mint4 on my laptop and I use internet with a SIM card putting it into a dongle. I know how to use it on windows, but I don't know that on Linux mint4. How can I access the ...
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Open source alternative of Acrobat Editor to prepare a PDF form (eg a smart resume) which can be filled out by the recipients

I am looking for an open source alternative toAcrobat Editor to prepare PDF forms which can be filled out by the recipient. So far I tried pdf editor in Linux mint 14 but it didn't work. Does anyone ...
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Linux Mint: invisible white-on-white menu items

Linux Mint 14 Nadia (and possibly older versions as well) displays the text of some menu items in the same colour as the menu background, rendering the menu item impossible to read, unless hovered ...
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Linux Mint 12: video runs at 2 to 3 times normal speed, for any browser

I tried re-installing the nvidia graphics driver but no luck. Videos run at an accelerated rate with No sound output for any browser (firefox and chrome) and with various sites like youtube and ...
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How to select text in terminal? (linux mint)

I tried Ctrl+a and the cursor changes but what do I have to press afterwards? ( tried Arrow keys and Alt+Arrow keys and Shift+Arrow keys and so on)
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Webmin Java applets not starting

I have running Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) KDE desktop with Firefox 19.0.2 and Opera 12.14 browsers. Java installed default by the system and its version is: $~/ java -version java ...
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Linux Mint 14 issues with WiFi connectivity

For the past month and a half or so I've been trying rid myself of my Windows dependency. I have tried Fedora, Ubuntu, and now Linux Mint. Everything works great except for WiFi. I install the distro ...
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Which PDF viewer for Linux supports going back and forward?

I use Alt-arrow to go back and forward very often in browser, IDE, etc. But the standard PDF viewer in Linux Mint lacks this function. What can I use instead (preferably not Adobe Reader)?
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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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Nvidia X setting doesn't save dual monitor settings

I am using Linux Mint 14 KDE and I have a GeForce 9600 GT. I am trying to use nvidia-settings (driver version 304.84) to save my dual monitor configuration: Small monitor: TwinView, Resolution Auto ...
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HP: Desktop: Can I Move Windows From 4 Partitions To Just One?

The office of a coworker's wife was getting rid of their old computers and I picked up an HP dual core desktop for $25. It came with Windows 7 on it. I would like install Linux Mint as a dual ...
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Dual booting Linux Mint fails

I have Winodws 7 on my computer and I am trying to install Linux Mint 14 on the same computer. The hard drive has four primary partitions and thus it is impossible to boot Mint from it since I cannot ...
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Dell N5010 won't start, won't even open bios menu

I had windows 8 and then I installed Linux Mint, after the 2-nd restart the pc wouldn't start. When I press the power on button, the Dell logo appears and it freezes. At the bottom of the screen are ...
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Cannot log in to linuxmint at all

I have a dual boot system running Windows7 and Mint 13. Somehow, long story (I tried to uninstall my LAMP server in one go) I managed to delete my login managers. I tried to boot in text mode and ...
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Cinnamon installation

I installed the Linux Mint 14 32-bit MATE version on my desktop yesterday. Now I want Cinnamon. Though I thought of installing the CINNAMON version instead of the MATE version the USB of CINNAMON ...