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Can I switch from Ubuntu to Mint using apt sources only?

Is it possible to install Linux Mint 12 just by editing /etc/apt/sources.list and putting Mint's repos there? I can copy them from the Live CD, of course. I know a clean install would be better, but ...
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How do I change the settings of Adobe Flash on Linux Mint?

If I have Adobe Flash installed on my device running Linux Mint 11 and 12, how do I change the settings on it apart from visiting the Adobe website?
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How do I disable the web camera on my laptop when running Linux Mint 11 & 12?

I can't locate the settings for my web camera and would like to know how do disable it as well on either Linux Mint 11 and 12
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Unable to retrieve a list of available updates for Linux Mint

I am attempting to list available updates for Linux Mint however am unable to do so. I have run the following command sudo apt-get update - My understanding is that this simply updates the repository ...
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How to remap CAPSLOCK to ESC in Linux Mint 12

I would like to remap the CAPSLOCK key to ESC as this is easier to use in Vim. I can make it in Ubuntu 11.04 as there's an option for this in Keyborad configuration. But recently I switched to use ...
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Batch search and replace file path

So I've got lots of m3u playlists created on my Windows machine inside a folder with file paths to tracks as: D:\path-of-mp3 So first I want to replace all the \ with / and then D: with ...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (sudo apt-get upgrade && apt-get update)

I am having troubles running the following command on my Linux Mint partition: sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade This is the first I have ever encountered this, and I run this command ...
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ls working strangely

I'm used to typing ls Doc, and tabbing a couple times to complete to ls Documents/. However, now my ls is completing that same statement to ls Documents with a space at the end of Documents, so I can ...
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How to re-install Linux Mint 12?

I have dual booted my Windows XP installing the CD version of Linux Mint 12. And then I upgraded it to the DVD version. I am having many errors on my PC, so I would like to re-install the CD version ...
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Linux Minux 12 Freezes (Gnome 2) - How to go about finding and fixing cause?

This freezing issue has been reported by others over the past few months but no clear answer has been provided. Some have attributed it to Banshee or other music players but this is incorrect since I ...
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How to boot into text mode in Linux Mint LMDE (Debian-based)

Ok, this might sound ridiculous, but of all the issues I could have, I'm scratching my head over booting into text mode. Normally I'm in the opposite direction, such as startx not working. To put the ...
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Remove mint 12 dvd version and leave windows 7

I dual booted my xp, installing linux mint 12 lisa with no problem. My brother decided to do the same, he dual booted his windows 7, installing linux mint 12 cd version, then upgraded to the dvd ...
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Where is the Apache configuration located on Linux Mint?

Using the command gedit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf produces a text file containing just one line. I need to change the DocumentRoot of my Apache configuration so as to use with the CakePHP framework.
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Command to search where is the config file of apache in Mint

I use Mint and I often do sudo.... apt-get install xxx It works but later I never know where xxx was installed. I would like to edit-reconfigure my apache 'r root document to use with cakephp but I ...
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How can I determine if Apache is installed on a system?

I have Linux Mint on my computer but I don't know how to find out whether Apache2 is on it or where it is actually installed. I run my web browser (PHP installed) with http://localhost as a URL and it ...
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vim missing bottom toolbar on Linux Mint

I've been trying Vim/Gvim, in both Windows and Linux (Mint), but something seems to be missing. I'm missing the bottom "status" bar on the Linux version, the one that indicates the key pressed. ...
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How to restore sudo privilege with Linux live CD?

I'm running Linux Mint 11 and I lost the privilege to use sudo, apparently the result of accidentally removing myself from the admin group. When I use the groups command to list the groups I'm in, it ...
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Tool in Linux which divides the screen into two halves

Is there a tool in Linux which divides the screen into two halves allowing to zoom windows not only to the whole screen but also to those halves? Thank you.
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Linux on USB with / mounted on Pendrive?

I'm wondering how to install Linux Ubuntu/Mint on Pendrive so that / (root fs) is mounted directly on USB in RW mode ? I think that most installers simply copy the installation CD onto pendrive. And ...
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“boot error” Message When Booting From USB in Laptop

Trying to boot Linux Mint 12 in laptop from USB. When I prioritize BIOS to boot from USB, I'm getting a "boot error" message [no other messages]. I press any key and Windows 7 starts booting. The odd ...
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Keyboard Configuration File

I'm using Linux Mint 12. During install, I accidentally selected English (UK) instead of English (US) for my keyboard layout. I can change the keyboard layout in the settings, but I have to do it ...
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Can't install gedit plugins on Linux Mint 12

I'm trying to install for instance this plugin in gedit on Linux Mint 12 (Gnome 3). The gedit version is 3.2.3. According to the Gnome gedit plugins page, the following must hold for third party ...
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What environment does an application run in if started via desktop shortcut?

I have noticed that the environment variables I export in my .profile or .bashrc files are not available to applications started via a desktop shortcut. At least to my IDE. They are available if I ...
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Theme problems Themes & Login screen on xfce

I'm using Linux Mint Debian 201109 (Xfce) version. I added debian repositories to apt and updated whole system. And now I have a problems with styles/themes on some applications(they use standart ...
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Copy / paste in Linux Mint

What makes copy/paste work in LinuxMint, is there a default clipboard manager installed? In other distros this doesn't work if you close one application and paste in other.
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ordering of the items in my Linux Mint Panel messed up

I have been using Linux Mint for about 2 months, so far so good. But today after I turned on my computer, I found that ordering of my items in the panel got messed up: normally I should have my ...
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Install Linux mint with Raid

My MB supports fake raid (Intel DH67CL motherboard). But I was using the system in 'software raid' as I could not correctly set up fake raid in Debian. Now, I decide to use Linux Mint 12. During the ...
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No WiFi in Linux Mint Xfce

I just installed Linux Mint (Debian Edition) Xfce x64 on my laptop, in preparation of getting my new computer for Christmas. Anyways, I am trying to connect to wireless, but I can't seem to get it to ...
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How to map key ~ to `?

I'm using Linux Mint, I set a hot key that ` will open a new terminal window. But now I found that when writing markdown, I need this key. How could I map ~ to `?
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How do I upgrade Linux Mint 8 to Linux Mint 12?

I have Linux Mint 8 on my home laptop. It dual boots Windows Vista. It's time for an upgrade. Linux Mint 12 is out and I'd like to replace 8 with it. How do I go about doing this?
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Linux Mint (Ubuntu) Microsoft Access Replacement?

I've just switched over from Window to Linux Mint, and the only thing I'm missing is a replacement for Microsoft Access. I'm aware of LibreOffice (which comes installed), are there any others I ...
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OnTopReplica alternative for Linux Mint

OnTopReplica is a Windows application that allows you to clone a window then crop a subregion of it and keep it always on top (useful if you're trying to keep a YouTube Video always showing). Is ...
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why is Linux Mint/Ubuntu killing my CPUs?

I'm windows user for many years, however, I would like to switch to a linux distro(Mint probably) that won't kill my CPU. My problem is that no matter if I install(Mint or Ubuntu) it on hardware or ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Linux Mint to 64-bit remotely?

I have Linux Mint 32-bit installed on a remote server. I was wondering if I can do the upgrade to 64-bit. I have access to SSH.
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Wireless very slow after operating system change

I've been a long time Windows user, last it was Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I'm now running Linux Mint 11 64bit. However if on Windows I was able to get to a download speed of 3.2MB/s then on Mint ...
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Safe to remove Python2.6 files?

I'm using Linux Mint 11 (will upgrade soon), and I've noticed that, even though I don't have any python2.6 packages installed with apt, there's a bunch of residual python2.6 files scattered around my ...
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IronAHK in LinuxMint 12 Troubles

I'm having trouble on Linux Mint 12 If I use a Send command and try to compile I get this: Example.ahk (0): ==> Unable to change after type has been created. Compilation failed. If I run ...
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Installing an older kernel on current distro

I'm currently running Mint 11 with kernel 2.6.38. However, I have hardware that requires an older kernel (2.6.18 or earlier). Is it possible to compile and install an older kernel for use in my ...
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Terminal freezes in Linux Mint 12

Since I installed Linux Mint 12, I'm encountering problems in the terminal. I'm working with two tabs in the terminal. Sometimes, when I launch a command on the terminal, it's not refreshed, like ...
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Can I encrypt the home folder after I have installed Linux Mint 11?

If I did not choose to encrypt the home folder during the installation of Linux Mint 11, can I encrypt the home folder after it has been installed? Also what does in encrypt in the home folder? Is ...
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Battery life on netbook with Linux Mint 10 vs 11

I have bought a new SSD for my Eee1000HE, and want to run Mint on it (I prefer the look and feel over Ubuntu). I read somewhere that the version 11 ran on some newer version of the kernel that had a ...
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Does switching Linux distributions trash your home directory?

I have an Ubuntu installation on my netbook and after trying it out on a bootable USB I have decided to switch to Mint Linux. If I run the Mint installer from the USB will it totally trash my home ...
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rfkill unblock all does not activate a certain wireless card

With an intel 1000 wireless card; rfkill list 0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: ...
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LMDE detects a wireless card, but can't use it

LMDE can see my wireless card, and correctly identifies it, but it refuses to let me turn it on through the shiny graphical interface. Is there a way to use the non-shiny terminal to turn on my ...
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How to map Right-Ctrl to Escape in LMDE?

Is it possible to map Right-Ctrl to Esc in Linux Mint Debian Edition?
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Streaming a wmv file with mms protocol in Linux

I am attempting to stream lectures via the MMS protocol (mms://xxxx/xxx/xxx.wmv) in Windows and Linux Mint 11. In Windows, this is no problem using Windows Media Player. In Linux, however, I have to ...
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Can Linux Mint install without a new partition like Ubuntu can?

I'm on a Windows 7 box right now, and I was able to install Ubuntu 11 using Daemon Tools. This worked without creating a separate partition for Ubuntu, it's quite nice. Is Linux Mint capable of the ...
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Gnome 3 move window to 2nd monitor?

I am running Mint Linux 12 with Gnome 3. My setup has 2 screen. I am wondering if there is a program to move the windows to a 2nd monitor? Something like display fusion for Linux that makes a button ...
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How to install games on 64bit linux mint with updated graphics?

I am using Linux Mint 11 64 bit version, and I recently installed Counter strike Condition Zero. However the game performance is extremely poor. wine "C:\Program Files\Valve\hl.exe" -nomaster -game ...
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Mint map number keys to higlight text

I have a standard PS2 keyboard hooked up to my Mint linux box. When I try shift + the arrow keys on the number pad, I just get the numbers typed in. However I want it to work the same as on my ...