Linux Mint is a Debian-based open-source Linux distribution.

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Stuck in Grub recovery after Linux Mint install

Every time I try to install Linux Mint XFCE my laptop freezes on removing the live packages, which happens just before the installation of GRUB2. However: I've managed to manually install GRUB2. ...
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Ubuntu programs' compatibility with Linux Mint

Are all of the programs that can be run on Ubuntu able to run on Linux Mint? I'm thinking of switching (Ubuntu to Mint), but there are a lot of programs (command line mostly) that I'd like to be able ...
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E4Rat vs Plymouth Splash Screen

I'm currently running Linux Mint 10. Since I have an nVidia graphics card, I installed the driver and used this fix to fix the Plymouth bootsplash afterward because it was in text-mode for the ...
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How do I restore system default settings on Linux Mint KDE?

I did something weird and now my text size is like 3pt on every system window, but when I go in and change my window fonts to larger to something that looks normal, it makes my clock, bash, and other ...
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Having trouble booting with LiveCD

I re-installed my Windows OS today and wanted to install Linux Mint as a dual boot. Before the reinstall, I used the LiveCD Gparted to expand my C: from 25 to 30 GB. All went smoothly. After the ...
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How can I change the time before the system locks?

When I step away from my Linux computer for a while, the system locks and I have to enter my password to unlock it. How can I change the time before the system locks? I've hunted through all the GUI ...
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Moving folders into a Truecrypt volume on Linux and using symbolic links for them

I've been running Linux Mint for a couple months and now I want to apply some encryption to certain data-sensitive folders. I've read that Ubuntu has an installation option to encrypt everything in ...
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Linux mint 10 seems to corrupt ntfs filesystem

I have linux mint 10 and windows 7 installed on the same hd. First partition is linux, then swap, then the windows system partition and finally an NTFS partition for commonly used data i would like ...
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Linux Mint does not start after renaming home directory

I am new to linux and was just trying to rename the only directory in home from rk to rhk. I messed up the whole thing and the settings. Created some new thing named rhk which I can't remember as ...
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How do I disable other monitors while running games in Wine?

My current setup is: * Dual GTS 250 video cards * 3 Monitors * Used nvidia-settings to run each monitor as a separate x session * This is all running on Linux Mint Debian Edition When running games ...
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My Linux Mint doesn't support my USB flash drive properly

I installed Linux Mint on my Dell Latitude D600 and I am having problems with the USB port. When I insert a USB flash drive or an external USB hard drive into the USB ports the USB device light turns ...
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Install multiple Linux OS using WUBI

I want to install Linux Mint, and Ubuntu on my laptop using Wubi installation. I already installed Ubuntu, but when I launch the Wubi installer for Mint. I got this guy: Does it mean to say that I ...
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How to use the Debian scons-doc package

I installed the scons-doc package for my Mint Debian, but then I don't know how to access the documentation. I have tried to google search, but did not find any useful information. Any help is ...
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Windows 7 and Mint Linux separated disks no boot?

I have installed windows 7 on disk 1 and then installed mint linux on disk 2 After a reboot it says that can-t find the device and appear grub-recover or something like that... I`m noob so I would ...
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Can I install Mandriva Linux One inside Windows 7?

I'm a long time user of Linux Mint KDE and recently i heard about Mandriva and downloaded it. I've used Linux Mint within Windows. (On autorun, it has an option "install inside windows") On ...
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Tried to install Mint to a Flash Drive. Now I can't boot from the main hard disk

all. I'm kind of new to Linux and I need some help. I wanted to install a Linux distro to a flash drive so that I can have a portable OS with all my settings, programs, etc. wherever I go. So I fired ...
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Why does VNC eat certain characters?

I often use VNC to connect to my desktop upstairs using a laptop downstairs over my home network. I tunnel the VNC connection via SSH. The problem I keep running into is that I'll attempt to type a ...
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How do I make AptonCD restore packages present on ISO on local disk

I used APtonCD to create a ISO image of packages I have installed on my install. I'm trying to restore the image, but it seems to look for the restore image present in my default drive. How do I get ...
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How to install an HP Deskjet 3000 J310 Printer on Linux Mint 10

I've tried searching for the correct driver but Linux Mint 10 does not include one for the HP Deskjet 3000 J310 printer.
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How do I fix wireless for Linux Mint on Sony Vaio M13M1E?

I have a Vaio M13 M1E, and I'm trying the Linux Mint 10 (Julia) DVD, via a bootable USB stick created Universal USB Installer, but the wireless isn't working. On the other hand, trying Ubuntu 10.10 ...
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how to change terimal start given character

i used a ubuntu variant mint,and it modfiy the terminal,each time i start a terminal,it given characters like belows: ________________________________________ ( You will always have good luck in ...
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Gray bar at top of screen

Running Linux Mint and GNOME, a dark grey bar just appeared at the top of my screen. When I maximize applications, they only go to the top of the visible window. However, applications can be manually ...
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says no error found, does no file transfer

In Nautilus, copying files from my computer to my pendrive works. LuckyBackup says no error found, but does no file transfer. My Python script worked until I had Música instead of Music. WIthout ...
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How to change CAPSLOCK to CTRL in Linux Ubuntu?

I am running LInux Mint and want to remap CAPSLOCK to CONTROL. I tried the keyboard setup and I can remap it and all applications work fine EXCEPT Adobe Fireworks. It screws up the combo keys. So I ...
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Linux Mint - open windows not showing up as icons on toolbar

The toolbar is completely empty and when I run apps or open windows, the icons do not show up. The weird thing is when I select 'Panel Properties' and UNSELECT 'expand', then it shows up. But then my ...
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Which Linux Mint flavor is most suited for a 2.6Ghz + 500MB RAM computer? [closed]

I've tried Ubuntu, and while enjoyed it, couldn't run more than one program before the computer felt slow. Linux Mint has these different versions: Linux Mint Gnome Linux Mint XFCE Linux Mint ...
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MintMenu and openSUSE

I've download the MintMenu rpms for openSUSE. Overall, I like it way more than the default GNOME Main Menu openSUSE provides. But there's a few openSUSE options, like Install/Remove Software and ...
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Sounds on Linux mint Firefox

I have Linux mint Helena, Firefox 3.6.10, and flash plug-in non-free 10.1.85.3Ubuntu0.9.10.1. I watched some videos in YouTube and everything was fine. Today I watched some videos and always the same ...
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Headphone jack does not work in HP Pavilion G60-530us under Linux Mint 9

After installing Linux Mint on my laptop, I found that plugging in a speaker to the headphone jack did not mute the speakers. I followed the instructions here to upgrade my ALSA driver, and now my ...
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Can I use Linux Mint to act as a router?

Can I use Mint as a Router service, similar to the service in Ubuntu (called: Router Advertisement Daemon?). Does Mint support this and what solutions are available for this? Have dabbled in Linux ...
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Linux Hibernate after a Stand By period

I've been trying to find a way to emulate the windows xp behavoir regarding hibernation/stand-by. In windows xp the system first goes to stand-by and, after a designated period of time, it wakes-up ...
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How to uninstall GRUB and get windows 7 bootloader back?

I have windows 7 home premium currently installed and I have just recently installed Linux Mint and it has replaced my MBR with GRUB. Is there any way I can restore the normal Windows 7 Boot Loader ...
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Where does Linux Mint mount an iPod touch?

When I connect an iPod Touch to Linux, it is automatically mounted and recognized. Rhythmbox is able to play music on it. However, I cannot find where in the filesystem it is mounted. I looked in ...
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How do I install GRUB to a partiton and not MBR?

I am trying to dual boot Windows and Linux. I would like to continue using the Windows bootloader in my MBR. I installed Windows 7 first. During the install I left some unallocated space that I ...
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Can't access the internet on my virtual machine using VMWare

On my physical laptop I have Windows 7 installed along with VMWare 7. Now I create a virtual machine and installed Linux Mint 9 on it and everything works on the virtual machine. When I try to access ...
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Allowing VNC connections into Linux Mint

Do any programs need to be installed that aren't included in the default install of Linux Mint in order for it to allow VNC connections?
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Linux Mint 9 On HP Mini 110 - External Monitor Stuck At Native Resolution Of Netbook Running @ 1024 X 600

As you'll have gathered from the title of my post I have a HP Mini 110 on which I have recently installed Linux Mint 9. The native resolution of the netbook is 1024 X 600 and when I connect my ...
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How to diagnose WiFi connection failures

I'm having trouble connecting to the WiFi in my new house. I'm sure I'm getting everything right - right network ID, right password type, right password (copied directly from the router's config page ...
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Linux Mint 9 installation on separate physical drive

I am about to embark on my first ever Linux installation. I have read pages upon pages of installation instructions. but the only burning question I have that I cannot yet find an existing answer to ...
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How to remove entries in linux mint boot loader

How do I remove unwanted entries in linux mint boot loader?
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Force quitting the software manager causes Linux Mint 9 windows to turn black and white

Whenever I force quit an application such as the software manager it causes my taskbar previews to turn black and white and the mint menu turns black and white. Most system applications and ...
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How to remove other boot loaders

I installed windows 7 on my laptop. Then installed Ubuntu 10.04(Not the wubi installation). I installed 10.04 by directly booting into the cd. Then here comes linux mint 9. I installed it inside ...
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how to enable visual effects in virtual box guest os

I have linux mint 9 as guest os in virtual box. With windows 7 as host. Is it possible to enable the rich visual effects of linux mint 9 inside virtual box?
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Use Synergy+ Server on headless computer

I have a headless (kind of) Linux Mint computer with Synergy installed and a MacBook. Is there any way I can use the headless computer as a Synergy server for the MacBook so I can use the Linux's ...
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How to change the PDF reader of Chrome on Linux

It seems Chromium uses xdg-open to open PDF files. How do I change it to another PDF reader? I'm using Linux Mint 8 LXDE.
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Is Flash typically slow on Linux?

Specifically, I'm running Mint 8 (Helena). I'm extremely new to Linux, and was searching for a solution that was user-friendly and GUI oriented. The box won't be used for much other than web browsing ...
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Linux on Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E

I bought Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E and I was able to surf on net. Then I tried to install Ubuntu 9.04 and Linux Mint on it but neither allows me an access to the Internet. How can I configure Mint so that I ...
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Weird video problem with Linux variants

I decided recently I wanted to give Linux a go so I first download a Ubuntu boot CD. The boot menu came up fine, and then a glowing Ubuntu logo was in the middle of the screen for a while. Then the ...
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mplayer timestamp not disappearing

I'm using Linux Mint 8 64bit with Google Chrome Unstable (same problem with beta). When a video is playing, the time elapsed and total time stay on the screen: Is there a way to make this ...
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Playing sound on local computer after command in SSH connection

I'm in a ssh connection and I would like to play a sound after a command completes (not on the server where I connected). Something: ssh me@somewhere.com make && play-sound-local I have ...