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Apache configuration in Mint 14 not working

I usually install mysql, apache and php using the following commands sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mysql but after I did a fresh upgrade to Linux mint 14, I got these ...
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Fresh Linux Mint 14 install not executing eclipse and sublime text

I just upgraded from Linux mint 13 to 14 Cinammon. The problem is I have the tar files of sublime text and eclipse that I usually extract and run but after I upgraded to Mint 14 I get the error in the ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and Mint 14 with “something else” option

I would like to do a dual boot of Windows 7 and Mint 14 on my Acer netbook which already has Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a terabyte hard drive. I have already shrunk the Windows 7 partition to ...
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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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Linux Mint fails to start X automatically after update, but X still works

After some update and reboot, X fails to start. I don't get any errors or warnings from the console, after the last service has started, nothing happens. I can then switch to any terminal I'd like, ...
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linux-mint Font size increased to a large size, now every window garbels display

Hey guys I have made a blunder. While i was playing with cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I cant use any applications because of the ...
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Linux mint bug - Theme changed (and cant change back) and slow loading drivers

It's not the easiest thing to explain, but basically I have linux mint 15 (Nadia) on my desktop, running Cinnamon. When I started it up the other day, the layout of the UI was different (taskbar at ...
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Why does it take longer for Linux to tell me that my user password is wrong, than it does for Windows?

I use both Linux Mint and Windows 7 depending on the task. I've noticed that when I try to login in with an incorrect password it takes longer to tell me so in Linux than it it does in Windows 7. ...
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Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon - Fn Keys Brightness Level Intervals

I have a question in regards to setting the brightness level on laptop display using the function keys; I have determined that my screen is capable of having it's brightness level set to values 1-10 ...
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Is it possible to install Mint linux without all third party software?

Or at least customize it. I want to use it as a development system running on a VM and I don't need Libreoffice, Firefox and most the other stuff in it. Wanna keep it thin Thanks
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Wi Fi keeps going on and off

I've got the following problem: my WiFi connection tends to turn off whenever it feels like it, and in order to restore it I have to reconnect, or to turn off WiFi generally for a number of seconds. ...
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Automount NTFS partitions in Linuxmint 14 KDE

I am trying to set an NTFS partition to be auto-mounted in Linuxmint 14 KDE. I have already added command in /etc/fstab file as below: /dev/sda1 /media/MyDrive ntfs defaults 0 0 After saving the ...
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Firefox for Linux hacked (malware)

I'm running Linux Mint, with Firefox 12.0 (Mozilla Firefox 1.0 for Linux Mint). I also have one Firefox extension installed: Live HTTP headers. I am not using Firefox Sync. Whenever I go to any ...
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Linux Mint: some DVDs mount, others don't

So I have a computer I'm trying to turn into a media centre for the family. I installed Linux Mint 14 (which seems to be a bit all over the place if I'm honest, as most of the documentation for older ...
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Conky transparency isn't working in Mint 14

I've setup conky on my laptop installation of linux mint 14 (cinnamon), conky works except for the font transparency. I'm using: xftalpha 0.5 in .conkyrc. But whichever value I use, the ...
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How to increase the time the operating system choice screen flashes up, to choose the OS

So I installed Windows Mint along side Windows Home XP. The system boots onto the hard drive but the OSvchoice screen flashes up for about 400ms and I hardly have the time to make a choice. Is there a ...
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Linux Mint 14 and wireless connection issue

I have a Dell E1505 with Windows XP. I decided to install Linux Mint 14 to learn more about Linux as part of my programming job. So I downloaded Mint 14 (Cinnamon), installed it, and it works fine ...
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Can't assign a keyboard shortcut to a certain bash commands using xfce-keyboard-settings in Linux Mint

Can't assign a keyboard shortcut to certain bash commands using xfce-keyboard-settings in Linux Mint I'm using Linux Mint 14 Nadia I use xfce-keyboard-settings to assign keyboard shortcuts to ...
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Linux Mint 14 severe overheating

I've tried switching to Mint (it was Mint 12) about 6 months ago, but failed to do it due to enormous overheating which made it virtually impossible to run any applications more complex than Gedit. ...
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Problems with ATI's driver (weird glitches and screenshots not working)

I have a problem with fglrx, it's 3 things: It's slow, really slow (2800-/+fps in glxgears, in Fedora 17 it used to be about 7-8k) Weird glitches sometimes appear on the screen, when launching apps ...
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How to remove linux mint? [duplicate]

I've windows 8 and Linux mint both installed on my system , Now I want to remove both Linux mint and windows 8 and install windows 7 from a USB flash drive . I don't know where the Linux mint files ...
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How to remove linux mint?

I have Windows 8 and Linux Mint both installed on my system. Now I want to remove both Linux Mint and Windows 8 and install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. I don't know where the Linux Mint files ...
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How to keep a copy of software downloaded from software center in linux mint

I am upgrading to linux mint 14 buy clearing the hard disk and installing the OS. Can anyone tell me how to keep a backup copy of software that i downloaded from the software center? So that when i ...
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Propagating hostname to router

How do you propagate changes to your hostname from your Linux machine (I am using Linux Mint 13) to your router (I am using DG834Gv2)? I changed the hostname in /etc/hostname and restarted. The ...
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How to uninstall a program that was not installed using the package manager?

So, I installed canto Atom/RSS reader using the source from the official website, but it was throwing me errors so I installed it using apt-get (this worked). Now, I want to uninstall the original but ...
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History and completion not working in coffeescript repl on linux mint

I have recently switched from Ubuntu 12.04 to Linux Mint 14. One thing that is mysteriously not working is autocompletion (tab) and history (uparrow) in coffeescript repl (coffee command). Instead of ...
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SMPlayer does not disable screensaver

I am running SMPlayer 0.8.0 (mplayer frontend) on Linux Mint 14 64bit, when I play a movie and stop using the peripherals the screensaver kicks in after a while. I have checked the "Disable ...
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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How can I install Linux Mint in a VMware Fusion VM? It fails to boot

I have downloaded linuxmint-14-kde-dvd-32bit.iso and tried to install it, selecting "Linux" and "Ubuntu" for the installation as that looked like the closest match for Mint. Upon attempting to boot, ...
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Dual boot modular partitioning

I want to install linux mint 14 alongside my already installed windows 7; there is an install alongside windows 7 option but I don't know how that will partition my drive and I don't think it will ...
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How to install SSH2 module to LAMPP?

I am trying to install an SSH2 module to LAMPP but it does not want to start with it. I downloaded all the necessary files, and when I add the extension=libssh2.so to the opt/lampp/etc/php.ini and ...
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Linux Mint Mate - Make the terminal icon on the Start Menu launch gnome-terminal rather than Mate terminal

I was having some issues with the Mate terminal in Linux Mint (see How to reset system colors) so have started using gnome-terminal instead. I'd like the change the "Terminal" icon which is on the ...
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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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How to update linux distro without loosing any software that was installed on the previous version

can anyone let me know how to install linux mint 14 without loosing the data that I have on linux mint 13? I have installed a lot of software from software center, So can you please let me know how ...
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Linux Mint 14 & Linksys AE1200 Wireless USB Not communicating

I am trying to try out Linux Mint 14. However, I am having difficulty getting wifi on my desktop. I can not connect to the internet via LAN port due to the location of my router. Any way I have tried ...
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How to install Linux Mint through terminal?

The issue I'm facing is that the graphical interface provided with Mint 13 Cinnamon isn't detecting my partition table and my other Operating System. However, when I use cfdisk, I do see those ...
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Compiz equivalent

I am using Mint 14 Cinnamon and would like to install something similar to Compiz. I love to bind key shortcuts and mouse clicking to perform some frequently used actions. I know Compiz is unstable so ...
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Mint 11 - no screensaver with lid closed and external monitor

I have gnome-power-manager / buttons / lid_ac configured to do nothing when the lid is closed. When I lock the screen, the screensaver does not come on any more. If I set lid_ac to blank and leave ...
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Uninstalled driver on Linux Mint still loads when USB plugged in

I have installed a DKMS driver for a USB device from a PPA. I am making changes to the code and trying to uninstall the driver with apt-get --purge remove, but when I plug in the device, the kernel ...
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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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Disable Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcut, Shift + Numpad != Numlock

I have just started using Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop Environment, but I have come accross an anoying feature that I can't find out how to remove. When the num lock is off, the right numpad acts ...
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Moving swapfile.sys from Linux

I have two operating systems installed (windows 8 & mint) and I am trying to shrink the original windows partition, but there is the swapfile.sys permanent file in the way. So I was wondering, is ...
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How do you install Linux alongside Windows 8 without corrupting the Windows 8 boot configuration?

In order to install Linux Mint 14 alongside Windows 8 I disabled UEFI and booted to a flash drive with the Linux image. I installed Linux, restarted the computer, and the GRUB boot loader appeared. ...
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Why would apt install an i386 dependency for an amd64 package?

I have a Compaq laptop with an Intel T2370 CPU, which is 64-bit. Most of my applications are installed from the amd64 packages. I installed WINE1.4 yesterday using Software Manager in Linux Mint 13 ...
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How to recover corrupted Windows XP installation?

I have a Netbook without a CD rom which has been running Windows XP. I decided to install Linux on it to run a dual setup, however that somehow corrupted my Windows installation, probably because of ...
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Linux Mint 14 ATI RV370 hardware acceleration

I have installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia on a machine with an oldish ATI graphics card the "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV370 [Radeon X550]" It used the free drivers on install default and I have ...
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Schedule a cronjob everytime it is done

I have a cronjon which runs every 48 hours. But ideally what I want is that it must start running as soon as it stops. Can this be done? It is an sh script consisting of a python command. I am using ...
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Can I update a Mint 14 Debian-Edition persistent Live USB System

I've installed Mint 14 Debian Edition on an USB-Stick (actually a SDCard in an USB card reader) with the help of UNetbootin, created an additional ext2 partition called live-rw and added the ...
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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 ...