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Linux mint - black screen

Can anyone help? Running intense pc pro (http://www.fit-pc.com/IntensePC/docs/Intense-PC-specifications.pdf). USB keyboard and mouse, HDMI (1080p certified) cable connected to Samsung series 6 HDTV ...
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Apple keyboard mapping on Ubuntu KDE

I want to configure the Apple keyboard mapping on dell precision notebook keyboard on Ubuntu KDE such that alt-> win, ctrl->alt, fn -> ctrl. That means i want to make the dell precision notebook ...
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In Linux, how do I give focus to a window using scroll wheel?

I use Linux, specifically Mint 13 with cinnamon. However, I'll be happy with answers that apply to a more recent version of Mint, or a current version of Ubuntu or one of its offshoots. I often have ...
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How to access internet to Linux Mint4 by using sim card with a dongle?

I have installed Linux mint4 on my laptop and I use internet with a SIM card putting it into a dongle. I know how to use it on windows, but I don't know that on Linux mint4. How can I access the ...
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Open source alternative of Acrobat Editor to prepare a PDF form (eg a smart resume) which can be filled out by the recipients [closed]

I am looking for an open source alternative toAcrobat Editor to prepare PDF forms which can be filled out by the recipient. So far I tried pdf editor in Linux mint 14 but it didn't work. Does anyone ...
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Linux Mint: invisible white-on-white menu items

Linux Mint 14 Nadia (and possibly older versions as well) displays the text of some menu items in the same colour as the menu background, rendering the menu item impossible to read, unless hovered ...
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Linux Mint 12: video runs at 2 to 3 times normal speed, for any browser

I tried re-installing the nvidia graphics driver but no luck. Videos run at an accelerated rate with No sound output for any browser (firefox and chrome) and with various sites like youtube and ...
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How to select text in terminal? (linux mint)

I tried Ctrl+a and the cursor changes but what do I have to press afterwards? ( tried Arrow keys and Alt+Arrow keys and Shift+Arrow keys and so on)
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Webmin Java applets not starting

I have running Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) KDE desktop with Firefox 19.0.2 and Opera 12.14 browsers. Java installed default by the system and its version is: $~/ java -version java ...
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Linux Mint 14 issues with WiFi connectivity

For the past month and a half or so I've been trying rid myself of my Windows dependency. I have tried Fedora, Ubuntu, and now Linux Mint. Everything works great except for WiFi. I install the distro ...
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Which PDF viewer for Linux supports going back and forward?

I use Alt-arrow to go back and forward very often in browser, IDE, etc. But the standard PDF viewer in Linux Mint lacks this function. What can I use instead (preferably not Adobe Reader)?
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How to make changes to /etc/network/interfaces propagate without messing up the desktop environment

I am trying to resolve intranet sites on my company network... What's the preferred way to reset the network interfaces after editing /etc/network/interfaces? If I do: sudo /etc/init.d/networking ...
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Nvidia X setting doesn't save dual monitor settings

I am using Linux Mint 14 KDE and I have a GeForce 9600 GT. I am trying to use nvidia-settings (driver version 304.84) to save my dual monitor configuration: Small monitor: TwinView, Resolution Auto (...
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HP: Desktop: Can I Move Windows From 4 Partitions To Just One?

The office of a coworker's wife was getting rid of their old computers and I picked up an HP dual core desktop for $25. It came with Windows 7 on it. I would like install Linux Mint as a dual ...
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Dual booting Linux Mint fails

I have Winodws 7 on my computer and I am trying to install Linux Mint 14 on the same computer. The hard drive has four primary partitions and thus it is impossible to boot Mint from it since I cannot ...
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Dell N5010 won't start, won't even open bios menu

I had windows 8 and then I installed Linux Mint, after the 2-nd restart the pc wouldn't start. When I press the power on button, the Dell logo appears and it freezes. At the bottom of the screen are ...
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Cannot log in to linuxmint at all

I have a dual boot system running Windows7 and Mint 13. Somehow, long story (I tried to uninstall my LAMP server in one go) I managed to delete my login managers. I tried to boot in text mode and ...
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Cinnamon installation

I installed the Linux Mint 14 32-bit MATE version on my desktop yesterday. Now I want Cinnamon. Though I thought of installing the CINNAMON version instead of the MATE version the USB of CINNAMON ...
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is it possible to install software without asking for a password?

Okay, so i am not sure if it is possible, but i am creating a menu and the user can select an option that will install two bits of software, however, once this is pressed there can be no other prompts....
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Mint cannot find HDD

Something went wrong with our home computers boot files for Windows XP, thankfully we had all the files backed up but we no longer had the Windows XP installation CD to reinstall Windows XP. So I have ...
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Linux mint 14 (nadia) live cd gparted not showing partions

I am just trying to install linux mint 14 on my desktop and it's booting into live cd, but when I try to install its partitioning step it's not showing my partitions. If I use sudo fdisk -l it shows ...
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Mint4win — persistency

I installed Linux mint 14 using the mint4win application as an apllication inside windows. After that I rebooted into the mint OS. then I installed python idle 2.7 and some other softwares. Then I ...
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Mint Uefi installation

I got few small issues with a Mint installation. I've bought a new laptop (Asus n56vj) with a preinstalled Windows 8 system. And there is the first problem, laptop has uefi mode on. So when I try to ...
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CD- and USB-less install of Linux Mint 14…from Haiku and/or BeOS

I have a system that boots BeOS and Haiku nightly, and has a spare partition which I used to have PC-BSD booting on. (I use Haiku's BootManager on .../master/raw.) I want to try Linux Mint 14, but I ...
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Synergy 1.4.10 client side mouse lag [Windows 7 server, Linux Mint 14 client]

I have recently installed Linux Mint 14 on my laptop with Windows 7 64 bit on the server. I've used Synergy before with a windows 7 64 server and a windows 7 32 client and it worked perfectly. I'm ...
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Setting Super_L as movement key in Linux Mint, to free up alt

I typically use the left Alt key for apps like Photoshop, Maya and Blender (in Photoshop afaik, this key cannot be changed). Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon defaults to using the left Alt as the movement ...
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type of OS for Linux mint 14 Nadia in Oracle Virtual Box? [closed]

I have been unable to create a VM for Linux Mint. Which type of OS should I use to create a Mint VM? Specs I have Linux Mint, Mate and Cinnamon 32 bit ISO's. I run Windows XP SP 3 with 2 GB RAM.
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Cannot Create new user account in linux mint Nadia 14

I'm trying to create new user account in linux mint nadia 14. But the problem is i dont know how to do this. Previously I was a windows user. I were trying many ways. sudo useradd user cat /etc/...
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Stuck in a virtual console after init, not sure how to proceed

When I turned on my laptop today this message (for a first time greeted me) login as: root root@10.10.10.158's password: Last login: Sun Sep 7 10:25:51 2008 from 10.10.10.41 Linux debian 2.6.18-...
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sources.list LMDE review

I want to create a sources.list which uses one fast mirror. So I run netselect-apt. There comes in my first question: Does netselect-apt use ping or traffic-speed? I trust that result and for example ...
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Linux - How can I copy text by selecting it, and automatically send it to an application I choose?

I'm browsing the web searching for some information and copying some of them in kile for LaTeX editing. The way I do this is selecting with the mouse the text i'm interested in, move to the workspace ...
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Why can I kill a sudo process on Xubuntu but not Linux Mint? (as a normal user)

I have two computers, one running Xubuntu 12.04, and the other running Linux Mint 14. On Xubuntu: $ sudo gedit in another terminal: $ kill [pid of the gedit process] bash: kill: ([pid]) - ...
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Only root User is able to open LibreOffice

I am currently using Linux Mint 14 - Nadia as my Operating System. The biggest inconvenience right now is not being able to open Libreoffice as a normal user or simply by just double clicking it. ...
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How can I prevent the “Welcome to Android Development” wizard from appearing when I start Eclipse?

I've written this on SuperUser as it's not a programming (programmers.se/stackoverflow) or Android-usage (android.se) question exactly. The "Welcome to Android Development" wizard is a wizard which ...
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How can I bypass WIndows 7 boot loader when dual booting Linux Mint 14

As of this morning my dual-boot attempt went south. This as far as I can see is mainly due to the windows boot loader and grub 2 and I'm really not sure how to fix the issue other than deleting Mint ...
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Remote Desktop visual GUI between two remote Linux computers?

All the answers I've read seem to relate to connecting Linux to Windows or Windows to Linux or Linux to Linux just using a terminal. I want to remotely connect to my Dads Linux Mint machine who ...
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How can I prevent a specific USB drive from automounting?

I have a USB drive that is, for all intensive purposes, permanently inserted. It's a licensing thumb drive for a Windows application I use. How can I prevent Linux from automounting that drive, since ...
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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 ...