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

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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 ...
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Linux (Mint) getting a cable internet connection

I recently moved house and had my DSL connection downgraded to a cable connection. Anyway my Linux laptop is configured for a DSL connection. When I slip in the cat5 cable and try to connect to the ...
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How can I install USB-N13 on Linux Mint? [closed]

How do you install the Asus USB-N13 wireless adapter, 802.11b/g/n model onto mint 11 64bit CD version. The driver/firmware is not included by default...
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How to enable 32-bit binary compatibility on Linux Mint 11 x64

I've recently installed x64 Linux Mint 11, basically Ubuntu Natty. Since the install I've found that 32-bit applications which used to run on my Ubuntu system are rejected by my Mint 11 system. When I ...
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How can I open the Start menu in Linux Mint with the Windows key

I just installed Linux Mint 11 on my laptop and I am very used with the Windows interface. I could not find a way to set the Windows key to open the Start menu, like in Windows? I did a few searches ...
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Show Linux operating system choices

I've had Linux Mint installed along with my Windows 7 partition. Recently, I reinstalled my Windows 7 partition and now the operating system choices menu that Linux Mint created no longer shows up. Is ...
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GPG error when updating Linux Mint 9

When i run sudo apt-get update, i get the following error W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not ...
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Calendar location incorrect in Linux Mint 9

When I click on the calendar applet, the calendar widget appears almost at the top right of the screen, instead of the bottom right.
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Getting Internet to run with Inspiron 1525 in Linux Mint 11

I have tried installing the drivers with that one click option they promote but it doesn't pull up the broadcom drivers it needs.
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How do I change linux mint's default search in Chromium to normal?

I've used Linux Mint for over 6 months, and have been loving it until I installed Mint 11 today. Everything was great until I loaded up chromium and saw that it only allows you to search through ...
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How to enable pre-released updates in Linux Mint?

In Ubuntu I could do this in the Updates tab of Software Sources, but in Linux Mint there is no Updates tab. I just want to install kernel version 2.6.38-9.
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How can I fix the default search engine in Chromium on Linux Mint 11?

Lame. Linux Mint comes with some pretty nasty defaults as far as setting the default search engine go. How can I set it to Google proper? Can someone copy and paste the URL to use which is working for ...
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Linux Mint or Ubuntu installation? [closed]

I am intending to install either Linux Mint or Ubuntu distribution. But I am not sure which distribution to go far, as I have read online that Linux Mint comes with many features such as flash ...
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rsyslogd in Ubuntu 11.04 ignoring lines in conf file?

Not too long ago, I posted this question, and got an answer that works perfectly in Ubuntu 10.10 and Linux Mint 10. What it did was send kernel messages as they occurred to a script. In my case, it ...
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python 2.6 or 2.7 (scientific packags support) and mint linux which packages to install (-dev, etc.)

Hey, trying to install python 2.6 on Linux Mint 11 "katya" 64 bit. I'm about 6 months hobbyist experience with Python and about an hour and a half with linux mint (had toyed with linux a few years ...
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Install Mint Linux 11 to a small partition on a large USB drive

I want to install Linux Mint 11 (just came out) to a USB drive. My USB drive is 34 GB. So I want to put a 1-2 GB partition on it and install Mint just to that. Is that possible? I am new ...
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How can I install tor in the UAE?

I'm using Linux Mint 10 Julia and currently in the UAE. I'm having trouble accessing a lot of websites so I want to install tor. However the the domain is block and so the repo address of tor itself ...
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how to install xdebug in Linux Mint?

how to install xdebug in Linux Mint?
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Alternative to rsync for file level cloning?

I have 500gb of files that I want to copy to a temporary drive and then back. I would like to be able to do this as fast as possible. I checked out doing a block level clone, which is nice and fast ...
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Linux Mint Boot problem (on specific hardware)

I am having a Lenovo Thinkpad SL400c laptop running on c2d(64 bit) processor. The problem is, Linux Mint doesn't boot in this laptop but boots well in other laptops( I tried it in dell inspiron and ...
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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 ...