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How can I maximize free blocks at end of disk on XP?

I would like to know how to take an XP machine, defragment and (I'm not sure what is the right term here--compress, maybe?) move things around so as much of the end of the partition can be ...
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UEFI boot Issues on Asus G750 and LiveUSB

I'm having an issue getting Mint 13 LTS to boot on my new machine. I switched off SecureBoot, CSM and Fastboot. After this I Used USB Installer that comes built into Mint, it ends up with a ...
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Grub dual boot: Mint update removed grubentry for windows

I have a problem where Mint updated my system,and also changed my grub2 entries. It needed to do this.. but in changing grub entries it REMOVED my Windows on /dev/sda1 entry. I can still see the ...
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Linux Mint (Mate): use xkbcomp to load a keyboard layout on startup

I'd like to load a custom keyboard layout on login, but either it doesn't load or it gets overridden by the default keyboard layout from 'keyboard preferences'. Unfortunately I can't select my layout ...
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Why did my machine stop booting?

All of a sudden when I turned on my Linux Mint 14 machine I got the following message: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' ...and a grub rescue prompt. I ran the Boot-Repair tool ...
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DNS issues when using VPN in Linux Mint

I'm using Windows8 as my host OS, and are running a Linux Mint VM on virtualbox, with its network being virtualized as NAT. I'm using Ciscos AnyConnect VPN to get access to a certain network. The ...
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Running Linux Mint on an X60 tablet, black screen after boot

I'm trying to run a Linux Mint 15 on my Thinkpad x60 tablet. I do have what seem to be serious problems with my graphics driver though: After booting, the screen just stays black. The backlight is ...
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How can I offer an XP-compatible migration to Linux Mint?

I looked at some friends' computer and winced; they're running XP, and the system is running slowly, and their SuperAntiSpyware pulled multiple malware threats (big surprise). But they are using ...
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“BOOTMGR is missing” while trying to boot off usb

everyone. here's the problem: I made a bootable USB stick to boot Linux mint using Unetbootin. When I tried to boot off it, though, the following message came: BOOTMGR is missing. press ...
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Can't boot Linux Mint 15 installed entirely in LVM. Where should grub 2.0 boot loader go?

I'm attempting to install Linux Mint 15 entirely within LVM (in four separate LVM logical volumes: / /boot /home swap I've set up the LVM configuration by booting into the Mint 15 Live environment ...
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Cannot login fresh install Linux Mint XFCE

After I install and am taken to login for the first time (login screen with clouds), I have tried clicking my username from the list, then typed the password. It comes back with a message with ...
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How to overcome grub rescue? [duplicate]

I had windows 7 installed, I had installed linux mint. I freed up one of my partitions from windows drive management to remove linux and now when I load, the screen I get is error: filesystem not ...
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Accidentally deleted contents of /usr/local [duplicate]

I accidentally issued 'sudo rm -rfd *' in the /usr/local directory. What would I have to do to at least get it back to how it would be from a fresh install (Linux Mint 15)?
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How to connect two monitors

First of all, sorry about my English; I need to improve that. I am a new user on linux Mint, and a really new user of Linux enviroments (I have used only Ubuntu 11 and 12 before). I recently bought a ...
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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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Why is the User created during linux installation not the root user? [closed]

Whilst I was installing Linux Mint... I created a user profile.. then after the installation was complete I tried installing NASM but after executing the make install command it failed to create ...
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awesome wm - Can't set screen resolution

I use awesome wm and use xrandr to set screen resolution. But I accidently pressed mod4+p (win+p) and since then I can't set my screen resolution correctly. I have a laptop and a VGA screen of ...
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Black screen when running game in virtualbox on linux

After installing the virthualbox 4.2 in linux mint and installing Windows XP in virtualbox (Testing in windows 7 shows the same problem) When I try to run a game (like Red Alert 2), it shows me a ...
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Zipping Epub: Mimetype file should contain only the string “application/epub+zip”

I followed this tutorial to create an epub file. The mimetype file only contains application/epub+zip and should not be compressed. However, the zip commands that were recommended to achieve the ...
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Using keyboard shorcuts with the windows key in Linux Mint Mate

I'm using Linux Mint 15. I'm using the keyboard shortcut "Super_L" to open the Mint menu of the Mate desktop. Now I want to use for example the shortcut "Super_L+1" to open a terminal window. I went ...
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convert kdb to kdbx files on linux mint

I'm trying to import a kdb to kdbx file on keepass. Unfortunately it says, that this import of kdb data is only supported on windows. Any idea how I can solve this ? Thanks a lot
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How can I run 3 monitors (2 video cards) on Linux Mint 15?

I am trying to switch my PC from Windows to Linux Mint 15. I have three monitors that work very well in Windows. After installing Mint (and seeing that it naturally only uses 1 monitor) I tried to ...
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Linux Mint 13 connected to lan but not to internet

I've had a computer running linux mint 13 for about 6 months now without any problems. Every time that I tried to connect to the internet I just used a standard ethernet port and had no problems ...
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How to change default “Print to file…” settings

I have a fresh install of Linux Mint 15. In many applications (gedit, firefox, etc.) I can go to "File > Print..." and see a virtual printer called "Print to file". By default, it prints the PDF to ...
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Windows 7 not showing on Grub 2 list

I have Linux Mint and Windows 7 installed on two separate drives. I have bounced between the two all day (initially trying to get mint to show in the windows boot list, and now working on getting ...
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Execute a script whenever Linux Mint resumes from suspend

I'm running Linux Mint. I have a script the gets run whenever I login that remaps my mouse buttons. However, when the computer suspends, the mouse buttons revert to their default mapping. I'd like ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 15

I'm a Linux newbie and any help and links are appreciated. My problem is that I cannot find any stable way to install proprietary nVidia drivers on my system (Linux Mint 15). Is there some tutorial ...
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Linux Mint wifi

I'm running Linux Mint 15 Xfce on a Compaq Presario desktop from 2009. I can't seem to get the wifi working. Rather than ask a general question, here's a simple question: If $> iwlist wlan0 scanning ...
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How to create portable Linux system on a USB Drive?

I want to create a portable Linux system which I can keep on my 8GB USB drive and take with with me anywhere I go, basically I want to have all my programs, settings and files stored on the USB so ...
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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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Installing Linux as a Guest OS in Virtual Box

This is what I have got. Windows 7 Machine (64 Bit) running Virtual Box This is what I am trying to do Get a 64 Bit of Linux running as a guest OS in Virtual Box. This is my problem. I create a ...
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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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Changing lock screen theme in Linux Mint KDE

How can I change the theme (or at least background picture) of a lock screen in Linux Mint 15 with KDE desktop? It is not consistent with log in screen and looks out of place. Nothing found in ...
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Changes to about:config on Firefox on all computer users

I have a system (Linux Mint) with multiple users and I want them to have the same about:config values and parameters. If I change about:config in one user, will it be reflected to the other users' ...
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Connection failed to PEAP wireless

I am trying to connect to my university wireless but nm-applet ask me the username and password again and again. I use linux mint OS. Here is the system log: Jul 29 18:34:54 kaptan ...
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How to remove GRUB 2.0 and Mint(15) AND restore the Windows 8 boot GUI?

The bottom line is that I have no use for Mint Linux anymore, and would like to remove grub along with the OS. The problem is that I finally have Windows 8 set up just that special little way I like ...
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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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Startup command is not saved in Linux Mint 15

I'm having problems adding a program to run at startup in Linux Mint 15. I want to add WhatPulse: sh -c "sleep 15 && /home/nicu/Documents/whatpulse" but after reboot it is automatically ...
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How do I get a list of programs that can be installed?

On Linux Mint, where can I find a list of programs that can be installed using sudo apt-get install (name) ?
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Can a live Linux Mint DVD-R be infected with keylogger/malware?

I have burnt a live Linux mint DVD R and I want to use it for online banking. I am slightly paranoid about keylogger or malware present on Windows 7 though I cannot confirm. My question is if my ...
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Always on Top shortcut key in linux mint

is there any quick way to set a window to 'always on top' mode in linux mint 'cinnamon'? In windows I created an autohotkey script but I do not know how to set such a command up in linux.
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how to listen to audio with HDMI on the TV on linux?

I am using linux mint 15 "cinnamon". I've got some videos that I want to play on the TV. I connected my laptop to the TV using HDMI. the video can be seen, but the audio is playing on my computer. ...
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Changing brightness Linux

I try to change the screen brightness on Linux Mint! The keys are showing a change, but the screen keeps at full denisity. Changing the /sys/class/backlight/apple_backlight/backlight file has also no ...
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Linux Mint not shutting down Mac

Yesterday I installed the new Linux distro, Linux Mint 15 on my Mac. Everything is running fine, but when i want to shut my latop down, the fans and the keyboard-backlight keep running! Does anyone ...
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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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The font-rendering in Mint 15 / Cinnamon looks too light

So I tried some ways. I installed my favorite font (a bind of MS-Yahei and Consolas), and it looks light and not clean on the screen. Compared to my previous choice Xubuntu, the font on Xubuntu looks ...
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Why does swapon take ages when enabeling a swap file?

I've created a swap file with dd if=/dev/zero of=swap.img bs=1024k count=4k mkswap swap.img swapon swap.img While this works, the swapon command takes ages (approx 10min) to finish. Enabling the ...
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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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how to convert dll.files into linux files

Installed Linux mint yesterday cause W7 does work anymore. Linux mint works OK. How can I convert my email history from emClient (dll-files) to linux-files. I tried importing in Thunderbird, but ...
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How to install wine from the terminal in linux?

I'm installing wine from the terminal in Linux Mint 15 (Cinnamon). Here is the command I ran: sudo apt-get install wine When it gets to 100%, it shows this. I tried pressing Enter, but it did not ...