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Ethernet issues in Linux mint.

After a hardrive crash I installed mint 17 LTS with many attending woes related to lack of drivers (two of my 8 usb ports can actually recognize devices plugged into them). I'm currently attempting to ...
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Login from the command line

OS: Linux, Mint. I want to have a system where I can insert a flashdrive into a computer, and using the Udev rules, have the system log in a user account. I can do the Udev part, but what command ...
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Mint 17 will not connect to internet after upgrade

After installing the latest upgrades to Mint 17 MATE my Huawei E1552 mobile modem is not recognised by the system and I cannot connect to the internet.
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partitioning for dual boot Windows8 with LMDE on non-uefi sytem

I am using Windows8 on a non-UEFI system. I have one hard disk, and it is partitioned like so: If I shrink my C: drive using windows disk management and install Linuxmint/LMDE-201403 in the extra ...
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Can't SSH to Virtualbox Linux Mint guest OS

I installed Linux Mint 17 on my Virtualbox, and I want to access files in it. I installed openssh-client and openssh-server by the following command: sudo apt-get install ssh Then I tried ssh ...
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Install GCC / G++ Version 4.9 in Linux Mint

I always like to have the latest version of things, particularly if that thing is gcc, g++ and there has recently been a revision to the c++ standard. I have forgotten what ppa's I need to add to my ...
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Asus Vivobook S551LN trackpad doesn't work with Linux Mint 17

I've just received my new ASUS laptop and installed Linux Mint on it right away. Everything works so far, except for the trackpad: it only moves a few millimetres every few seconds. doesn't receive ...
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Getting errors trying to run shell script (Linux)

I'm trying to run the following script. I have run it before without issue, but now I encounter an error. #!/bin/bash # init function pause(){ read -p "$*" } echo & echo "(Website):" ...
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How can I have more than one GUI X Terminal running in Linux Mint? [duplicate]

In Linux you can access up to 6 different terminals plus the X display. In Mint, the shortcut for the X display is ctrl + alt + f8 instead of f7. Since f7 shows me log messages of VirtualBox and ...
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Linux Mint 17: How do I switch key bindings from the command line?

I changed the key binding switch-to-workspace-1 via Keyboard > Keyboard shortcuts > Workspace Management. Is it also possible to this via the console? Vecause when I use the command gsettings get ...
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Which graphic card for multiple monitors on linux without xinerama?

I have a 3 24" monitors, setup with 2 in portrait mode and 1 horizontal ( |-| ) connected to 2 NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 and I'm running Mint 17 Qiana 64 bit (Cinnamon 2.2.13). The configuration works ...
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Linux Mint Mate 16 cannot automatically connect to home Wi-fi

I have Linux Mint 16 32-bit installed with Mate desktop environment on LG-R590 notebook. The problem is although a lot of SSIDs are displayed when the network icon on the bottom right is clicked, the ...
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Restoring lost partion table on dualboot system (windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a 64 bit system with 750gb hard disk with 2 partition in windows 8 and one root and home partition in Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Linux mint 17 by choosing option Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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How to track an issue with nvidia's propietary drivers

I've been trying to install the Unity 3D game engine on linux mint. Everything working fine install-wise, but when opening the application all the graphics it should render are messed up. It looks ...
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Linux Mint Petra won't Auto-Mount USB Devices

I recently updated my OS to Mint Petra and am no longer able to plug-and-play my USB devices. Olivia would automatically mount my jump drives or external hard drives, and I don't see why Petra ...
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Linux Mint won't allow me to import a .p12 signing certificate

I have a .p12 certificate that was issued to me by my university. I have been able to install it on OSX just fine, but I need to use it for Cisco Anyconnect in Linux Mint 17. When I double click it, ...
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What HID/Module does Air mouse use in Linux?

I was thinking about developing a module for running a Air Mouse. I am not sure as what module s used to carry out the operation done by air mouse. Is it under HID? (I am talking about a wireless Air ...
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How to record both input and output audio simultaneously?

I'm trying to record a phone call made with Google Voice Chat using Audacity. I'm running Linux Mint 17. In this example, I'm making an outbound phone call from my computer to a person on a normal ...
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MATE 1.8.0: how to set Ctrl+Escape shortcut for main menu

I used to use Linux Mint 13 MATE for some time, it has MATE 1.2.0, in which I can set Ctrl+Esc shortcut for opening main menu by right-click on the Menu button -> Preferences, there is a simple ...
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Linux Mint: Keybinging Alt+^

I wanted to use Alt + ^ for open Quake but it seems Linux Mint is already using it for switching between open programs (similar Alt + Tab). I tried to deactive this keybing in the keyboard settings ...
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Mint 17: Kaffeine Time-Shift

I switched from Windows 7 to Linux Mint 17. Under Windows 7 I used ProgDvb to watch TV and now I use Kaffeine. What I miss is a similar time-shift function that is why I this three questions: Can ...
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Linux Kernel Driver for video capture

I have this EasyCap video capture thing with a USBTV007 chip and I really would like to get it working on my little linux mint 17 laptop so that I can capture video for my RC stuff. But I do not know ...
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Lock Computer after X minutes, non user editable

Case: I have younger siblings who have a linux computer. They are not allowed to access this computer without parental approval and entry of a password. Their solution is to disable my locking ...
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How to rewrite ACPI control tables from Linux?

I have a HP Probook 4720s laptop with broken ACPI tables. The fan is always switched off and the computer tends to overheat and shut down. Under Windows I can use a program called RW_Everything to ...
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Cannot load ubuntu and Mint after installing CentOS 6

I have a 64 bit laptop computer with two partitions containing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Mint 17 in each of them. There are some free space of about 20Gb and I have installed CentOS 6 into through USB ...
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Remove all GUI elements from a Firefox 29 window under a specific profile

I'd like to make desktop shortcuts to certain webapps to a Firefox 29 window w/ all the GUI elements such as tabs, menubar, buttons, etc. removed. I'm following these instructions. This screengrab ...
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How to make it so bash runs instead of asking where to run upon selection from file navigator

When I double-click on bash files on Linux Mint a pop-up appears querying whether I want to run in terminal, display, run, or cancel. I was wondering, how do I make it so for this particular bash file ...
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inkscape causes permanent waiting cursor

I am running Inkscape 0.48.4 r9939 on Linux Mint 16 ("Petra") with Compiz as my window manager. Whenever I open Inkscape, as soon as I click anywhere using the selection tool, the mouse cursor ...
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How to install 2 encrypted instances of Linux Mint on the same SSD, both with different encryption passwords?

I'd like to have 2 different Mint installations on the same hard drive, each with each on set of encryption keys, so if I enter one password, it will boot on one, if I enter the other, it'll do the ...
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Command to add multicast address to routing table

I am trying to add a multicast route. If I do a netstat -g I get: idf@idf-ZBOX-ID42-BE ~ $ netstat -g IPv6/IPv4 Group Memberships Interface RefCnt Group --------------- ------ ...
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how can a web page change my mouse speed?

I usually have many tabs open in Firefox and I haven't been able to find one specific website that causes this because I don't seem to notice it right away. I'm going to click on something on my ...
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Mint on VMware sometimes not responding

It's a problem similar to this: similar old thread I have this Mint guest VM on VMware with bridged connection and I have here open ports for ssh and http connection. Im conecting remotely and ...
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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
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Automount LUKS encrypted USB HDD with keyfile auth in Mint/Cinnammon

My external backup HDD is LUKS encrypted and can be mounted with password or key file. When plugged in, Cinnammon asks me for a password and mounts it to /media/user/drivename. I want to change ...
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Uninstall Linux Mint without deleting partition?

I've got a dual-boot system using Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13. When I first installed Mint using the regular Mint installer, the installer did not give me the option of partitioning my drive, ...
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UEFI - Linux Mint Boot from USB Doesn't work

I'm running Linux Mint (only OS other than in VirtualBox) and wanting to remove it. I've created a Live USB of Windows 8 using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Yes, I know it says Windows 7 but I've ...
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Is it possible to dual boot with Windows 7 encrypted with True Crypt and Linux Mint?

I wish I knew if this scenario is possible: Windows 7 Installation 1 (Encrypted) (Real) Windows 7 Installation 2 (Hidden Volume) (Fake) Linux Mint 16 "Petra" If you can not in the above manner, ...
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Would Changing fstab file entry to rw put data on Hard Drive at risk?

On my Linux Mint 16 Petra, I have encountered a problem where the USB's are inaccessible and the wireless is not getting turned on. Also Kdesu Konsole will not display. It says in the tray that it is ...
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PPPoE in Linux Mint 16

I use a broadband connection in windows 7 to connect to internet. I use a spoofed MAC id on the same Windows 7 laptop because my internet is MAC binded to my desktop computer. Now I am trying to ...
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Linux Mint Wifi keeps disconnecting at random times and asks for wifi password

I have a fresh install of linux mint 16 cinnamon edition. I have a Netgear wireless dongle model: WNA1000M. Is there any command i should run to get more details? Wifi drops about: 15min to 1hr.
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Getting 1920x1080 resolution or 16:9 aspect ratio on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

I am running Ubuntu and Linux Mint in VMWare. In the display settings, none of the 16:9 aspect ratio resolutions are available, including the commonly used 1920x1080 resolution. How can I enable this? ...
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How do I change X resolution on Linux mint 13?

I have an old Sony Vaio system with linux mint 13 (Mate desktop). For the life of me I can't recall how to change the screen resolution. The widescreen monitor is set to 1920x1080 but it won't do ...
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How do I determine which power managment tool is blanking the screen?

I'm using Mint 16. In power management settings, put display to sleep is set to never. I have also uninstalled all of the screen saver packages. Yet, after 10 minutes the screen goes blank. How do I ...
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Virtualbox menu hides task bar of guest os

I installed MintLinux as a virtual machine in windows 7. When I run Mint as fullscreen mode, virtualbox menu appears bottom of the display, and it hide Mint's taskbar. How can I disable this ...
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Upmix Stereo to (splitted) 5.1 surround

My (and most) onboard Realtek soundcard has a feature called Speaker Fill, which upmixes stereo sound from L (Front Left) and R (Front Right) to the other speakers. This does not happen by simply ...
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How to increase Virtual Machine disk space?

I am trying to increase the available disk space of the VM, but no use, tried many things written here and on other websites, mainly saying that this is possible through the Virtual Media Manager , I ...
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error when trying to join AD with linux mint

I am trying to join Active Directory with mint MATE 64-bit, using likewise open gui. I get the following error: "Network name not found.. Failure to lookup a domain name ending in ".local" may be the ...
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Why is my computer screen black whenever I load an OS?

Whenever I boot up windows I get the "Starting Windows" screen and then I'm shown a black screen with a mouse cursor (which I can move). I installed Linux Mint 17 on an entirely different hard drive ...
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Mint 16 using remote desktop on windows 7

Im using desktop sharing on mint 16 and connecting on windows 7 with vnc4 viewer and it works 100% but when I switch on the Uncomplicated Firewall on mint 16 it blocks me from using desktop sharing. ...
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Copy Stamp of 'Photoshop CS2' doesn't work under LMDE with Crossover 13

i managed to install PS CS2 with Crossover Linux under Linux Mint Debian Edition and now every tool works fine except for one the copy stamp and this is rather important for me because i edit a lot of ...