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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 ...
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Check wireless card manufacturer and model in Linux Mint 11

I googled around but most instructions refer to older versions, in which there is a "Device Manager" program in the Control Center. The closest I could find in Katya is "System Information", which ...
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move the gnome-panel to second monitor (Linux Mint 11/12, Gnome 2 & 3)

Introduction I'm new to Linux Mint but I do use Linux since 2003 (mostly debian and ubuntu). Up to now it was always possible to easily move a panel in Gnome to where ever I wanted it by pressing ...
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Alfa AWUSO36H 1W dysfunctional driver

I recently purchased an Alfa AWUSO36H 1W wireless USB adapter for my notebook, in order to improve signal strength and quality. I'm currently using Linux Mint 11, and the it uses the RTL8187 driver ...
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How to lock screen with keyboard on Linux Mint (LXDE)

I'm trying out Linux Mint 11 with LXDE. I'm used to being able to lock the screen with a keyboard combination (for example, Win+L on Windows) rather than tracking down a menu or clicking an icon. Web ...
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Wi-Fi connection download speed is cut in half in Linux Mint

I have a pretty decent DSL connection that usually gave me about 105KB/second download speed over wifi. The "official" download speed was 1.5 megabits so I should have been getting a bit more, but ...
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What is the default password for the Remmina VNC server?

I am attempting to remote in to my sister's netbook using Remmina remote desktop client on both linux mint pc. I get prompted for a VNC password, but I do not know what it is, or where were I could ...
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How to remove distro-specific “branding” from Firefox in Linux Mint

I just switched from Ubuntu to Mint and I'd like to remove the mint branded Google custom search "feature" which does some strange things to the styling of the results page. I went into synaptic and ...
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How to change the wallpaper in linux mint 11 log in screen

I am having a bit of a issue finding the way of how to change the wallpaper for Linux Mint 11 log in screen. Do you guys know how to do this?
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My Linux Mint install won't keep displaying on my external monitor properly

I installed Linux Mint (although I think I used to have the same problem on the latest Ubuntu 11.04 too) and I only have one problem. I plug an HDMI cable into my laptop to put the display on my ...
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Linux Mint Randomly Locks Up

I have a Sony Vaio in which I'm dual booting XP and Mint on. XP is painfully slow, and Mint likes to lock up randomly, to the point I have to power off to unfreeze it. The Windows issue is fixed by ...
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How to build a linux distribution based on ubuntu/debian/mint easily?

Is there a tool or tutorial to build a distro based on mint/ubuntu/debian? Git, scripts, and tools, small compilations for branding are OK. Compiling kernel, x11, gnome, compiz, etc. is BAD unless ...
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How to install software RAID using Mint Live CD

I wish to install Linux Mint 11 with RAID 1 for my /home. I was wondering if I can install RAID 1 during the installation from the Live CD. I have managed to set up RAID from the Live CD and install ...
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Remove Firefox Custom Search

I am using Linux Mint 10. I would like to how to remove Google custom search results page in Firefox. I would like to have standard Google search results page instead of custom search.
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Linux Mint UI Freezes Daily, How Do I Fix This?

I'm sort-of new to Linux, and new to Linux Mint 11. About once a day the UI will completely freeze - except the mouse will move. It won't respond to any clicks or any keyboard ctrl+alt+delete, so I ...
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Developer is requesting that I symlink /sbin/shutdown to /bin/shutdown, why?

A developer who is build a bespoke system for my company is asking me to set the following symlink, and I'm not sure whether there is any point to this at all, and why the developer can't just change ...
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Where to look when the system crashes or something else horrible goes down?

My Linux Mint workstation is acting funky, it appears to be logging me out randomly, though I'm guessing what's really happening is that the X desktop is crashing. Maybe. How do I troubleshoot this? ...
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Linux Mint: How to launch a new version of a program

I'm running Linux Mint and an application called anki (flash card app). The software repositories for Linux Mint are a few versions behind. When I download the new program it just runs from the ...
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Remote Desktop Software

I'm going to be going to college soon and the laptop I have is rather pathetic. I'd like to run Linux Mint on my desktop and remotely access it using my laptop. Unlike what people usually use Remote ...
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Difference between linux mint LXDE LMDE

I am new to linux and confused with mint LXDE and mint LMDE What is the difference between linux mint LXDE and mint LMDE ?
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Installing Ubuntu or Mint from behind a proxy

Whenever I install Ubuntu or Mint from behind a proxy, I find that the installation hangs during the timezone configuration phase. Figuring that it had to be related to the network, I restarted the ...
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ubuntu (linuxmint) not reconnecting to wireless after router reboot

I've been bugged by this issue ever since I installed Linux(mint) on my eeepc. Scenario: List item Wireless modem router is connected to internet and sharing internet properly. EEE PC starts up and ...