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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 ...
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Mysql socket error 2002 on Linux Mint - Access denied

My apache and xampp servers are running on port 2145 and 16443 respectively. sudo /opt/lampp/lampp restart Restarting XAMPP for Linux 1.8.2-5... XAMPP: Stopping Apache...ok. XAMPP: Stopping ...
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Screen Resolution issue in Linux Mint 2

I have a desktop machine, having AMD Atholon CPU, Nvidia Motherboard and Samsung 19' Monitor. I have installed for Windows 7 & Linux Mint 12 in dual boot. Monitor do not have any screen ...
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Terminal command to upgrade from Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17

Could anyone advise on the correct terminal commands to upgrade from Linux Mint Petra to Linux Mint Qiana?
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Win7 -> Linux cannot seem to copy large file without errors

I have a 70 GB file I am trying to copy from a Windows 7 machine to a Linux Mint 16 machine over a network, and I don't seem to be able to get the MD5 sums to match afterwards. I've so far tried two ...
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I3 wm: application icon on all monitors

Some applications such as skype, audacious place an icon on status bar, but it is only displayed on 1 of my monitors, how do make it shown on both of them? I am using Mint XFCE4 with I3 window ...
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W540 docking in Mint freezes

I have got Lenovo w540 and running Mint 16. When I dock the laptop into the docking station, everything freezes, including the laptop's own keyboard. How should I go along about finding out what is ...
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Two Linux Mint 16 systems Skyping--one can see both parties on webcam, the other can see neither

I installed Linux Mint 16 32-bit edition on my netbook and a friend's laptop. When we Skype, I can see her live image, and I can see my own live image, so everything looks and sounds right on my end. ...
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Linux Mint 16 32-bit (Ubuntu) forgets password, even after resetting via grub/bash trick

I just installed LM16 using a live USB stick. Install went fine, and at the user step I made a password but chose 'log in automatically'. On first boot without the usb stick, it logged in without ...
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fail to start graphical interface

I'm using Linux Mint 14 and have faced the following problem recently: after removing and installing some of the software (torchat and LibreOffice to be exact) and rebooting I found myself not being ...
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USB key boots, but post-BIOS text-mode menu loops back to itself rather than booting OS

I'm trying to get a Linux Mint Debian Edition 16 USB key booting. On a Win7 machine, using linuxmint-201403-mate-dvd-64bit.iso (or 32-bit, they both do this), I used LiLi and forced it to use the ...
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How to lower I/O priority for file copying operations under Linux Mint?

Whenever I copy files from a disk to another on my personal Linux system, the OS stops responding appropriately, the UI starts behaving erratically, any movies I'm playing will freeze and continue ...
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Linux mint - Debian Edition: Mounting hard drive for specific user

I want to automatically mount a hard drive but only with an specific user and to have the drive owned by the user. By now I'm using this line in /etc/fstab: /dev/sdb1 /home/mjrofra/funes ext4 ...
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Linux Mint KDE 16 - Copy, cut & paste keyboard shortcuts don't work at dol

Completely weird problem here. The primary keyboard shortcuts don't work. The secondary DO work. I can also copy & paste using mouse but who does that??? The primary (CTRL+C/X/V) are left at the ...
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Linux Mint: Changing keyboard settings permanently

I have an installation of Linux Mint 12 which was initially configured to use a different keyboard country settings. Now I'd like to change permanently the keyboard settings to another country's ...
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Ho to migrate from Mint 16 (petra) to LMDE?

I have installed linux mint for a long time, Now I need some versions of programs that available in LMDE but not in mint 16. Can I migrate (upgrade) to LMDE version? Thank you.
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Cannot see GUI when trying to install AMD Catalyst

I am trying to install the amd driver for linux.When I run the .run file the GUI appears without any of the text for the widgets being available.
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Linux mint partition on my Windows 7 Home Premium, can I access my files on Windows through Linux Mint?

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop, I decided to create a partition on which I installed Linux Mint. For some reason it is not possible to view my files that I had on the Windows partition, is ...
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Why is my VirtualBox/LinuxMint ISO not prompting me for an install?

I downloaded the latest version of VBox. Then I downloaded an ISO of Linux Mint 16. I then created a VBox Linux (Other) VM and pointed it at my downloaded ISO. Then I started the VM, expecting to go ...
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Unable to log in to IRC servers in Linux Mint 14

I'm trying to connect to an IRC server in Linux Mint 14, but am not having any luck. XChat will report that I am connected to the server and will try to log in, but this simply times out. I've tried ...
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LMDE, Windows 7 Dualboot ond UEFI Laptop

I've bought an Asus laptop where was Windows 8 preinstalled. Then, I've dropped Windows 8 and installed Windows 7 on the whole HD instead. This drive has a 100 MB system-reserved boot partition. ...
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Hibernated Windows 8 does not boot (Dell Inspiron 15)

I recently installed Linux Mint 15 along with my Windows 8 (probably 8.1, I cannot remember if I updated it or not). I remember some time ago I restarted Linux and as the DELL logo appeared I pressed ...
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Linux Install On Lenovo Laptop

I would like to install Linux on my Lenovo G500 I5 laptop. I tried to load Linux mint 16 and it would not boot. Any suggestions?
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Speedlink Medusa USB Headset crashes LinuxMint

I have an older model of the SpeedLink Medusa USB headset. Everytime I connect the Headset to my PC, Mint freezes and/or crashes. Black screen, sometimes a scrambled desktop picture. Then I have to ...
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What to do if sound goes to dummy output

I sometimes find that the sound from my Linux G505s running 64bit Linux Mint 15 sometimes goes to Dummy Output as the output device. What should I do when this happens(short of restarting my system)? ...
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Is read-only BIOS flashable?

I would like to replace Chrome OS with Linux Mint on Acer Chromebook. Problem is it has a read-only BIOS (thanks...!). Would it be possible/feasible to flash this and make it into an read-write BIOS ...
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rEFInd doesn't recognize menu options from config file (specified in menuentry)

I have just installed Windows 8.1 and LinuxMint in a dual boot configuration and am using rEFInd. Everything works fine with the OSs (although Windows notes that secure boot isn't setup properly...I'm ...
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OS won't boot from laptop - “Media test failure, check cable”

I have a 64 bit Lenovo Z570 laptop with an Intel i5 processor. Until recently, I've been solely running linux mint on it without problems (the laptop shipped with windows 7). Yesterday I decided to do ...
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How to install MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) driver

MediaTek provides Linux driver for USB Wi-Fi dongles based on MT7610U (chipset RT2860, I personally have ipTIME A1000UA). I downloaded MT7610U USB V3.0.0.2 (direct link), extracted the archive and: $ ...
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What are these characters Ö and Þ supposed to be and how do I configure firefox to load them properly?

tl;dr: My internet browser is not configured properly so characters are not loading properly. I am using the default Firefox 24.0 in Linux Mint 16, and have not installed any typesetting software. I ...
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Dual Boot: Windows Vista - Linux Mint. Delete Partition , fix MBR

Scenario: Windows Vista Basic installed on Hard Disk Created a partition (after Windows Partition - i.e Windows is in the 1st Partition) Installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 64-bit (UP6) on new partition ...
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Problems with Windows 7 and Linux mint dual boot. Windows 7 freeze at log in screen

I use dualboot with windows 7 and linux mint on seperate harddrives. Linux mint works fine but when i have been using linux mint and reboot and start windows 7 from grub. Both mouse and keyboard and ...
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Ssh-ing from one virtualbox instance to another

I have two virtual machines running in Virtualbox. I have Minix running in one, Linux Mint in the other (and windows on the host machine). I need to ssh from Linux Mint to Minix (so I want to open a ...
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How to get adress of connected USB modem?

I just connected my N81 telephone as USB modem. All works fine, just wondering how to find a full path to this device, something like /dev/tty*