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Upload periodically drops off when transferring data over LAN

I recently built a FreeNAS box with the intention of using it to store all of the digital junk I've accumulated over the years. It's been doing that pretty well, however when transferring files over ...
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Making Photoscape Default Photo Viewer in “Open With” Menu on Linux Mint 17.3

I placed a similar question on other sites but never had the problem solved. I am a basic computer user and started using Linux Mint 17.3 recently. I wanted to place Photoscape in the "Open With" menu ...
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Install Linux Mint On Macbook (*Not dual or multi-boot*)

I have a Macbook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011 running OS X (10.7.5). I no longer want OS X installed (hated it from day 1 back when the system was new) and would like to replace it with Linux Mint 17. I ...
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how to retrieve deleted folder from linux mint server

A few students in our IT class delete their personal folders from our Linux mint student server occasionally. Is there any way of retrieving deleted file folders? We run a network with a windows 7 ...
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mintupdate attempts to install already installed program updates

I'm currently running Linux Mint 17.3, or Rosa. For a while now my mintupdate client continuously tries to update programs that had already been successfully updated, and I'm rather puzzled why it ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 wifi keeps disconnecting

As title says my wifi connection keeps dropping, sometimes after 10 minutes, sometimes after a few hours after connecting. I have searched for the solution and looks like it's the common problem on ...
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Installing Unity 3D on Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

ref: http://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/development/unity/#build-nux While trying to install the build dependencies, I get: "E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list" Anyone know how ...
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Created unusable partition via Windows 10 for Mint dual boot, how can I recover the partition?

I wanted to dual boot Windows 10 and Mint 17.3 Cinnamon (Debian, I think). Years ago I did dual boots with Windows and Ubuntu easily. But this has been a huge hassle, I am in over my head. Now, I ...
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Can my Linux-mint become vulnerable after updating?

According to Linux Mint's blog post: The website of linux-mint is hacked and some ISOs are replaced with backdoored operating system. I am installing my operating system from a few weeks ago. ...
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Linix Mint Live CD: DNS not working, but will ping out fine

I am running the Linux Mint (Cinnamon) 64-bit Live CD with VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 Host computer. The guest can ping 63.84.3.27 (Google) just fine, but cannot access the web. I tried changing ...
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Lagging keybord; missing keystrokes

I'm on Mint 17.3 on Toshiba Satellite L500, and all of a sudden (possibly following an update), my keyboard started to act really quirky. Some keystrokes are received with a lag, some are not, and ...
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Cloned Linux Mint Root parition to a new disk - won't boot

I used gparted and dd to clone a failing drive's root & swap partitions to a new drive. First I used gparted to copy and paste the root partition into a larger partition, gparted said it resized ...
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How to upgrade linux-mint(LMDE version) which version is two years ago

I installed a machine by Linux Mint. I'm trying to upgrade it. Here is my command, but failed sudo apt-get update, I guess the major problem is caused maybe old packages was phased out, old key ...
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Linux mint - Yellowish tint to the display

I am using Windows 10 and the screen display looks perfect. But I wanted to try few Linux OS. So when I tried Linux mint, white color looks like it has some yellowish tint. This didn't happen with ...
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Photoshop CS2 doesn´t work on Linux Mint 17 via Wine (initializing tools forever)

Currently trying to install Photoshop CS2 via Wine on an Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-Bit x86_64. ---------------------------------what I tried so far---------------------------------- I tried ...
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How to connect two different OS machines using Ethernet cable for file transfer?

I have Linux Mint (Similar to Ubuntu). When we try to connect two Windows PCs through an Ethernet cable, we can directly transfer the files. But when we replace one machine with a Linux-based PC, it ...
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Install openjdk 8 on Mint 17.3

I am trying to install openjdk 8 on my Mint 17.3 It is based on Ubuntu 14.04 which does not have openjdk 8 in its repositories. Although, I was able to find a link where someone just says that it is ...
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print lines containing limited words in the second field

I have a symbol table of the form M07UP49A0870I422.wav <s> haraa keelaa <bn> </s> M07UP49A0870I423.wav <s> <horn> jau <babble> </s> ...
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Stuttering sound, Cinnamon Mint 17.3, Dell Dimension T3500

This overpowered six-Xeon, 12GB ECC machine with Cinnamon Mint 17.3 installed on two 7200 rpm Barracudas (160GB and 1TB), suffers from s-s-s-severe stuttering sound playback. Chipset: Intel X58+ ...
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Installing linux on an imac

I am trying to get my new (purchased in 2016) iMac to boot Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. I have tried Booting from usb/cd drives, initiating a new fresh partition table per tecmints instructions ...
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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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Requirements to install cx_oracle

I'm trying to install cx_oracle on Mint 17.1. At first, I got an error "cannot locate an Oracle software installation". I then attempted to install Oracle 11g, but the installer failed. There was a ...
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Upgrading gcc, ghostcript and aliases

My problem has multiple faces and I will really appreciate if anyone can help me sort it out. The origin of the problem can be traced here: High memory usage of eps file So, I thought I better ...
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USB drive not recognised on windows 10 or linux

I have a usb drive that is not showing up in windows 10 or linux mint which leads me to believe that it is the drive that failed and not both of my computers. lsusb does not show the drive and it does ...
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Mdadm raid gone after reboot

Mdadm raid gone after reboot. Will gdisk work on 6TB HDD's? Will some describe how to use "parted" to write "fd00"? Rephrased better
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Linux-mint MATE installation failure

Question Looking for guidance on next steps from the current situation. Read on... Issue #1 Getting error when installing Linux Mint MATE. No number/code is provided. It simply says that it was ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse not recognized in Linux Mint

I'm trying a friend's keyboard/mouse combo that's recognized by lsusb thusly: Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0461:4d7a Primax Electronics, Ltd It works straightaway, no drivers needed, in Windows 7 and, ...
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Create, connect and disconnect a PPPoE connection

What I'd like to do is create a PPPoE connection and than have the possibility to connect and disconnect them changing IP. I was able to make this thing using Windows: I created a simple PPPoE ...
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Unable to open android studio IDE on Linux mint

This is the problem: # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # SIGILL (0x4) at pc=0x00007f4c71aa89e7, pid=2765, tid=139964951590656 # # JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime ...
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netcat shell bind with mac (command -e not found)

I can successfuly use the command nc 192.168.. 5442 to connect to a listening device. The device listen using the: nc -lvp 5442. Everything works, I can send messages and receive some. I wanted to ...
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PlayOnLinux - gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: No such file or directory

While trying to launch a game with PlayOnLinux it crashes and I find this in the debugger: [01/28/16 09:20:18] - Running wine-1.9.2-LeagueOfLegends5 lol.launcher.admin.exe (Working directory : ...
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Linux Mint not recognizing Windows 10 for dual-boot installtion

I was trying to install Linux Mint on a friend's Dell Windows 10 machine: He wants to have a dual-boot (both Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3). I created a bootable usb drive, disabled secure boot on ...
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Free Space Disk is Full Disk Space When installing dual boot Windows 8.1 with Linux Mint

I am currently using windows 8.1 professional on my laptop. I want to install Linux mint with dual boot on my laptop. My hard disk has 3 partitions C D (primary) and E (logical). I shrank my C ...
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Permissions difficulty accessing remote '/' with CIFS

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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Remove hibernation from Linux Mint 17.3?

I'm trying to remove hibernation from my system because I've an SSD. I followed the following guide: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/626 And my values now are: <defaults> ...
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How to manually mount an encrypted filesystem under Linux Mint

I have a problem on Linux Mint. It seems that the partition containing my home folder is full. This partition is encrypted... This prevents me from starting Cinnamon (because it tries to write in a ...
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Linux Mint boots to a black screen

I have installed Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop using a USB drive. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link, but it is not working for me. I am ...
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Linux Mint 17 and windows on same laptop

I have Linux mint and windows 7, I want to take out windows and add its space on c driver to mint. How to do that ?
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Vagrant SSH & Nano on Linux Mint 17.3

I've recently installed Vagrant (1.7.4) and VirtualBox (5.0) on 3 laptops each running Linux Mint. Have reached a stage on all 3 where I need to edit a config file on the VM itself. So far, so good. ...
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WOL on Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 on Linux not working

I simply can't make wake-on-lan to work on my machine. I am new to Linux so probably I am missing something. Below my config. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you. My HW Config: AsRock ...
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Macbook Pro keys < and § mixed up on LMDE2

When I open up Control Panel -> Keyboard -> Layout and click Show... the two keys left from '1' and left from 'z' are mixed up. This happens both on my Macbook Pro (mid-2012) keyboard and my external ...
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Linux Mint “PPA does not support trusty”

ta to the repostitories list in Linux Mint 17.3 but cannot seem to get it to add! I get the error: 'This PPA does not support trusty' Cannot add PPA: ''This PPA does not support trusty' I have ...
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Is there a reliable system restore tool for Linux (Mint)? [closed]

Yesterday I plugged my linux working laptop to the docking station and decided to crash completely. Without going into the details of the damage and the whole recovery process -- which did not take ...
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Setting system wide http(s)/ftp proxy with username and password on Ubuntu/Mint

At my office I was given a pac file in order to connect to our proxy. The pac file is just a bunch of ignore-this-internal-site-and-that-local-site along with a proxy for other connections, let's call ...
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Can't delete files on win 7, linux is fine?

I've got several files that had been copied from an ubuntu system at one point. I didn't realize it when I first copied them on my windows 7 machine that there was anything wrong with them. Until I ...
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Linux add/remap shortcuts to match Mac

I have a Macbook Pro computer, and I installed Linux on it (Mint 17.3) to dual boot. Is there any way to add keyboard shortcuts to Linux which mimic Mac OS X? For example: cmd+tab to behave like ...
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System-wide socks5 proxy

I am trying to get my server to run entirely through TOR proxy settings. I have TOR installed it works when I do it from Mint's GUI by setting the socks host to 127.0.0.1:9050. That way, all my ...
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Why Debian-based distro's don't have newest Qt version? [closed]

I am wondering why distributions based on Debian, like Ubuntu or Mint don't have newest Qt - 5.5 - version in repository. I must download it from page to have 5.5, there is only 5.2 in repo. I know ...
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Run Linux from flash drive

In my work laptop I want to run Linux Mint without changing anything in the computer, so I was thinking of just getting a 128GB flash drive to install it on. I know it will work, but what should I ...
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Linux Cinnamon Mint 17.3 - panel applet broken

Ever since the update to 17.3, the update manager of cinnamon mint in the panel no longer shows a blue insert with the number of pending updates when an update is available, as 17.2 did. I have ...