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

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Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3 dualboot breaking

So I fixed my previous question by getting a valid UEFI installer disk and completely formatting my SSD. I installed Windows 10 on half of it and installed Linux Mint 17.3 afterwards following this ...
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Selecting alternative chinese inputs (ibus-libpinyin or ibus-googlepinyin)

Frustrated with the poor performance of both ibus-pinyin and SunPinYin, I managed to find two alternatives (ibus-libpinyin, which is apparently a better-maintained version, and ibus-googlepinyin, ...
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Linux Mint on Macbook pro: cannot find valid keyboard layout

I managed to install Linux Mint 17.3 (Mate desktop) on my Macbook Pro (dual boot). Most things run perfectly but I have a big problem with the keyboard layout. I have an Italian keyboard and lots of ...
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Linux mint 17.2 : How can i reduce cpu usage?

I've been using linux mint for month with no problems. Today, when I opened my laptop I noticed a huge CPU usage, although no program was running. My laptop is a Lenovo z500 core i5, 4gb ram. The 4 ...
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Linux Cinnamon Mint - Remember window positions and sizes

In Linux Cinnamon Mint 17.3, I would like to lock in the size and position of windows for specific apps, especially Nemo or Nautilus. How might I do that?
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Mint Linux GPT to MBR

I am currently running Mint Linux on a PC with an old Intel Motherboard. It works just fine but I have have to select the HDD as the boot device manually upon start-up every time because the BIOS ...
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Flash not working in Firefox 42.0 in Linux Mint 17

I have followed several tutorials and have followed the following independent steps to enable flash in firefox: Downloaded flash from here. Placed the libflashplayer.so in ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folder ...
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Webcam on Linux Mint not working correctly (grey screen)

I have Linux Mint 17.2 x64 installed on MSI GE60 2PE laptop. I'm trying to get my webcam working on this OS (it's working well on Windows), but am unable to do so. The image initially displays ...
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“Windows is hibernated, refused to mount” but fast startup is disabled on Windows 10

I'm trying to mount a Windows 10 partition on Fedora 23, with read-write permitions (but the same problem occurs on Linux Mint 17.3 and Ubuntu 15.10), but everytime I get this message: $ sudo mount ...
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Manually adding windows 7 to the grub boot menu

This seems like it should be simple, but I've spent two hours following all the advice I could find to no avail. I have windows 7 installed on one internal harddrive (sdb) and I have just installed ...
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Installing Linux Mint, how to partition disc, mount points, boot flag?

I'm getting used to Linux a bit now, came to it as an XP refugee, and am still firmly a noob. I can google until I'm blue in the face, but I still don't know enough to understand what all the ...
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Locale issue in Linux Mint

I have this problem with locale on my Linux Mint Debian (LMDE). How can I fix this? cj@linux ~ $ locale locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set ...
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Linux Mint 17- Unable to edit hotspot

So, here is my problem. I am using mint 17 and I wish to use the computer as a hotspot. In the network panel, there is 2 wifi options (internal, and external usb). Using the internal wifi adapter to ...
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Linux Mint Install Fails (Because of Partitioning?)

I bought a laptop with three drives: sda/sdb are a RAID array with windows installed, and sdc is a separate 1TB drive. While I wanted to install Linux Mint on sda/sdb (creating a new partition from ...
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Make Mint forget share credentials

I typically edit my /etc/fstab file when I want to mount a share, but I was in a hurry when installing a new OS and instead used the GUI to mount a samba share and I selected the "Remember forever" ...
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How to make notification to user in Linux?

I wandering to know how to make notification to user in Linux Mint 17? I want to do pause after every 50 min of PC work => and after this time make some notification, like: Please, make some ...
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Desktop folder disappeared from Mint 17.2 64-bit

There was a directory /home/mybrother/Desktop , until today when I was at work, but now it is gone from my brother's Cinnamon Mint 64-bit 17.2 machine. All the subdirectories which were beneath it ...
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How to affix browser window on tab bar in Firefox?

To undock a Firefox tab is easy. Just press the left mouse button on the tab and move it away from the window. But how to do this the other way round? Simply moving the window near the tab bar didn't ...
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How to set cinnamon preferences in command line?

I am using LinuxMint 17 (Qiana) with Cinnamon, and I am creating a script to re-create my system in case my computer dies or I need to migrate computers. Its easy to make a script to install/remove ...
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Remap Super_L+hjkl to direction keys

On Linux Mint, I want to use Super_L+hjkl to move like in vim. I tried various thinks with xmodmap without success. I tried to do this : xmodmap -e "keycode 43 = h H h H Left Left Left Left" But ...
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Linux mint can't focus on window after click on app on taskbar

In linux mint mate 17.2 when a window is active and i click on another app on taskbar, I should again click on app to gain focus. For example chrome is active window and i click on atom editor on ...
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How to detect cause of screen wakeup in linux mint mate

I found a command that can turn off screen and it works: sleep 1; xset dpms force off. But after a while (1 min), screen turns on again automatically. I unplugged mouse and keyboard dongle but ...
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linux - headphones and speaker works only AFTER resume from sleep

Good day all For quite some time I have had this issue, not distro specific, I assume it is a kernel related issue. aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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Tshark. List all traffic between two IP's?

I am learning to use Tshark. I am trying to retrieve a list of all conversations between two IP addresses using Tshark. The two IP's are: 192.168.1.158|64.12.24.50 In Wireshark I am able to see the ...
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Windows cannot be installed. The selected disk has the maximum number of partitions of this type [duplicate]

I want to install Windows 10 and I want to keep Windows 7 since it'll take time to get used to W10. I also have Linux Mint. The problem is that my computer is 5+ years old Dell laptop, from what I ...
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How do I sync the time on my Linux Mint VM with my Windows 7 host?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 VM using VirtualBox on a Windows 7 (host). I've followed the steps found here and installed all three packages, but I still can't make the time sync with the host.
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Migrate Windows 10 Home to a virtual machine

I dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 10 on my laptop, which is used for office, video, and browsing. Mint does most of what I need, but OpenOffice doesn't quite meet my needs nor does AutoCAD work in ...
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How can I replicate the “dpkg recovery”(shown in Recovery Mode) from Terminal Emulator?

After seriously messing with my LinuxMint 17 installation, I was unable to log in. So I went into recovery mode, where I chose dpkg recovery option. It informed me there were some broken packages and ...
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Go back to default XFCE-Linux Mint session?

Im using linux mint 17.2 with XFCE. My graphical interface went down so i had the stupid idea of going to tty1 and type "startx". Xfce started with a default session look, witch is different than what ...
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Linux Mint - Desktop Freezes

I am running the latest Linux Mint on a desktop machine and I constantly experience system freezes such as: No input from keyboard Partially working mouse (i.e. the cursor moves, but there is no ...
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UEFI Dual boot: can't see GRUB. In legacy mode boots Linux, in UEFI mode boots Windows [duplicate]

I have a UEFI laptop that came with Windows 7. Now I want to add Linux Mint 17, putting it in dual boot. I put my PC in Legacy Mode instead of EFI mode, shrunk Windows partition and installed it by ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 Audio Driver Toshiba Satellite l650-116

I have a problem with my sound card driver. My sound card was working until I installed a new driver and after I turned on my PC today when there is no sound and I don't know how to fix it. Since ...
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Why installed memory not the same as “total memory”

I am running linux (Mint 17) on new laptop (Asus X550ZA) that has 8gb of RAM. The bios shows 8gb, but when I show /proc/meminfo, it only shows 3.4 gb: $ sudo cat /proc/meminfo MemTotal: ...
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Linux Mint startx won't load after update

i recently updated my linuxmint. I do not remember which version i was using and to which i updated, most probably it was updated to the latest. After finishing the update, i rebooted my PC and it ...
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Linux Mint won't load GUI after update: Cannot read V_BIOS (3) Input/output error

I updated my Linux Mint machine and rebooted. Since then, the GUI doesn't appear. I tried running startx, but it produces the following error:
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How do I install windows from Linux Mint?

Recently I installed linux mint 17.1 in my Samsung laptop. But now I am unable to boot Windows and whenever I put live usb at startup it goes straight to the grub bootloader and doesn't show anything ...
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linux mint 17: udevd and borked desktop?

A recent installation/upgrade of development libraries seems to have badly affected the Cinnamon desktop. This message has strarted to appear in the logs: ~ $ dmesg | grep socket: [ 4.709220] ...
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Need to boot Linux Mint install DVD on MacPro 1,1

I have been banging my head on this one for a long time. I can't get any of the ISOs provided by Linux Mint to boot on CD. USB is not an option for a MacPro this old. The only thing I've been able ...
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Linux Mint flash drive or VHD

I'm trying to boot Linux Mint from either a flash drive or a VHD using YUMI and EasyBCD on my Windows 10 HP pavilion DV6. But whenever I try and boot the YUMI flash drive, which works on other ...
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VirtualBox -Linux Mint Cinnamon crashes

I dual boot Windows and Linux Mint on the same computer. I spend most of my time in Windows, only occasionally rebooting to Mint. I got tired of rebooting and set up a VirtualBox VM to launch my ...
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Configuing Nvidia Optumus in Debian

I work with Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 'Betsy.' My graphics card is GeForce GT 640M, an optimus video card. I followed the wiki tutorial. Upon running sudo aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname ...
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Skype Starts with the Console

I use Linux Mind Debian Edition 2 'Betsy.' I used the wiki to install skype. Now, skype opens whenever I open the terminal. Skype closes upon closing the console. The console is useless until I open ...
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efi usb boot problems with linux mint 17.2

I've created a few usb boot sticks for linux mint 17.2 a few different ways (i.e, from both windows & linux) that all work correctly when trying to boot my laptop. However, when I try to boot ...
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What file is proper to install the vmware tools in geust os Linux mint 17.1 mate?

I want to install the vmware tools to share my folder between Windows host and Linux mint 17.1 mate guest. But my workstation can not be connected to internet due to security policy in my company. ...
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Caja shows wrong number of files

This is really strange: i've installed a google drive app on Linux, and wanted to be sure that the same number of files have been sync on Linux and Windows (to check if the app was working well). With ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on /dev/sdb while Mint is running from /dev/sda

I run Mint from my primary disk (/dev/sda). I want to install Ubuntu on a secondary disk (/dev/sdb). I expect this install can take 30+ minutes. During this time I also need to be able to perform my ...
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mdm doesn't start X, but startx does

I just got a Dell U3415W ultra-wide monitor to replace my dual-monitor system. I am running Linux Mint 17.2 I plugged it in and soon discovered some issues. At startup, it sits an spins for a bit, ...
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802.1X networking stopped working after update. Linux Mint 17.2

I used 802.1X authentication over ethernet. My configuration is written in /etc/network/interfaces: iface eth0:0 inet dhcp wpa-driver wired wpa-key-mgmt IEEE8021X wpa-eap TTLS wpa-phase2 auth=PAP ...
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virtualbox guest (win 7) on linuxmint host (17.2) menu and taskbar inactive in full screen

I am running virtualbox 5.02 on a linuxmint host (kde desktop, linuxmint 17.2) and running a windows guest (win 7). After some time of using this guest (around one month) the windows 7 menu and ...
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Kali Linux dual boot or tools in Linux Mint

I want to learn to use Kali Linux. I don't know what would be more practical Having the Kali Linux tools in Linux Mint using Katoolin or making a dual boot?