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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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Scanner on HP Network multifunction printer in Linux

I have installed a new multifunction printer HP Color LaserJet PRO MFP M176n using the hplip I have managed to setup the printer parter working ok. hp-setup allowed a good install of the printer but I ...
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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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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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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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How to investigate non-working screen corners/edges in Mint 17.2/KDE?

I'm presently trying out the KDE flavour of Mint (17.2 Rafaela) using the 64-bit download. I am testing it in VirtualBox 5.0.2 running on an earlier version of Mint using Cinnamon (I think 17.0, it ...
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Dual boot system with Linux and Windows: No internet connection under Linux

So I installed Windows 7 on my PC first, then Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon onto the same hard drive. Then I installed the LAN driver under Windows 7 because it didnt't recognize the interface at first. ...
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Internet connections work on Linux Mint system, but Intranet connections fail

As the title states everything is working fine but when I try to connect to any of our Intranet servers I get “server cannot be found.” If I put the IP address of the server in the browser it connects ...
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TightVNC with Linux Mint & LXDE xstartup config

I have a Linux box running Linux Mint 17.2 x64 with xfce. For the life of me, I cannot get a proper GUI interface running when I log in to a new session via tightvnc. I always have a grey screen with ...
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deleted linux mint from windows 8 dual boot reinstalled linux can't make it work

I have a lenovo g710 laptop with windows 8.1 preinstalled.I made a dual boot with linux mint and everything was ok.Then i did something in linux terminal and when i restarted the pc linux wouldn't ...
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Display not fully loading with Linux mint 17.1

I've been trying to fix this problem for a couple of days. I've been through numerous debugging threads. With Linux mint: The login screen graphics load. After logging in to a graphical terminal, the ...
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Linux Mint draining power, VGA errors

I have a Dell laptop, with Core i7 processor, radeon r7 dedicated vga. In windows, everything is fine, battery can hold up to 7 hours (im amazed). In Linux (which i must use for specific jobs) the ...
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Linux mint black screen after installing extension

I have been running my linux without problems up until now and when I tried to install specific extension, everything but my mouse cursor was frozen. Restarting my PC didn't do any good - black screen ...
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Linux Update Manager not installing updates

Having problems updating using Update Manager i.e - when I click on 'install updates', when timer stops, screen stays the same - nothing gets installed. I'm running LM 17.2 (mintUpdate 4.9.3) ...
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Latest version of Firefox won't work in Linux Mint

Since yesterday Firefox won't start when I click on the icon. I'm running Linux Mint 14 in VirtualBox. I think it's trying to update to version 39.0.3. In a terminal I get firefox -safe-mode ...
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Unable to launch matlab after installation

I have recently installed a copy of Matlab on my Linux Mint distro to a secondary hard drive. I have tried running it in different ways and none of them seems to work. I have tried using sudo, and ...
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Acer Aspire 5720z fan won't run unless I let it warm up then shutdown and restart machine

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint 17.2 on my Acer Aspire 5720z laptop. Prior to that I had been running Ubuntu for several years, the last version being 14.04. The laptop cooling fan ran ...
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Linux Mint- Have to constantly reset my internet to work?

I bought this ASUS desktop recently and dual-booted it with Windows and Linux Mint. It comes with an antenna for WiFi. However, on Linux Mint my home network connection keeps dropping and it ...
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Trying to set Alt Gr+Keycode 50 to backslash

I've just started running Linux Mint, However I'm using a slightly different keyboard hardware wise. It had a multitude of issues in the start, such as Shift being mapped wrongly, atastrophe/asterisk ...
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Cannot directly transfer files beetween 2 or more android devices using LinuxMint

I have LinuxMint on my PC, I plugged in 2 android phones in the USB slots and when I try to copy/move files 'into' the device SD card it shows, Error while copying "File_name". But it works if ...
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OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display when starting Steam (CS:S)

On my Linux Mint machine I can't get Counter-Strike Source started with my nVidia GeForce GT645M card. I installed bumblebee drivers and in NVIDIA X Server Configuration the nVidia card is selected. ...
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NFS activity locks desktop during any user initiated file activity

This is a funny little issue that has been happening for a while and I have learnt to work around but would prefer to resolve completely. My desktop PC is running linux mint 17.1 cinnamon. Core I5, ...
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Linux Mint: Switch Wacom pen sides

I am running Linux Mint 17 x64 on Cinnamon. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 with tablet. My pen has something wrong with it (Windows and Linux) where the eraser and pen are flipped when it registers. ...
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 prints or scans only 1 page under Linux Mint

My HP Officejet Pro 8600 only scans or prints a single page after that the system says that the connection to the printer cant be established. If I restart the printer I can print or scan another ...
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Can’t boot into Linux Mint after installing Arch Linux

On my computer, I have Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, and recently Arch Linux, installed in a partition scheme like so /dev/sda1 SYSTEM (Win 8 bootloader, BCD, etc.) /dev/sda2 Windows 8.1 /dev/...
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Get page borders in Evince without changing overall Mate theme

I've just noticed so it might have been like that ever since I upgraded to Linux Mint Rebecca, but I have no page borders in Evince: the white background of the page blends seamlessly into the white ...
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How to configure qjackctl to combine output from mplayer and rakarrack? (“Audio device got stuck!”)

If I launch rakarrack (without jack qjackctl), I do get sound output to my speakers from the guitar input. However, if I try to launch mplayer, to be able to play along a song, it gives "Audio device ...
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VLC freezes in fullscreen

I am running VLC media player 2.0.6 Twoflower under Linux Mint 17. I do not have a dedicated graphics card so the display output is set to X11. With certain .avi files (not all of them) the video ...
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How can I backup my keyring?

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.1 and I would like to backup all my passwords that I store in my keyring on a LUKS encrypted external drive. But I would like to know, which files I have to copy to ...
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Reinstall Linux by keeping user accounts

I am going to upgrade Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 17.1 on a home computer. I am going to do a fresh upgrade. There are three partitions for swap, / and /home. I will preserve swap and /home. The ...
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Dual workspaces, One monitor

I'm currently using Linux Mint, and have a single 24 inch monitor. Does anyone know of an application that will allow two workspaces to be viewed \ used at the same time? I know of window managers ...
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gparted - can't change owner from root after format

The last things I tried reported no errors but did nothing :( $ sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /media/johnny/DAT10 $ sudo chown -R johnny:johnny /media/johnny/DAT10
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different ttys on different monitors

I am running a few un*ces and I have now grasped the power of using different ttys (Ctrl+alt+F(x)). Yesterday, I attached a second monitor. I was able to configure x to extend my desktop, and I became ...
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How to install the latest kernel on an older release of Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 13 Maya installed on my PC and I noticed that my Windows Phone was not recognized by LM 13. I tried to manually compile a driver to support the device as instructed by a third party ...
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Dual monitor on a non-dual motherboard

Can one install a PCIe graphics card on an Intel motherboard with E5700 processor without dual monitor support and run dual monitors on that PCIe card? If it is possible, then how much of the main ...
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GRUB: no such device

I had to reinstall Mint recently and after reinstalling, I get an error in GRUB: error: no such device: *hex-hex-hex* Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have tried a bunch of things, such as ...
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Mint - can't click anything

My problem in Mint 17 is that, on occasion, I will suddenly lose the ability to click anything. The mouse still moves, and hovering works fine, but the buttons don't do anything. The only way to fix ...
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gksudo unable to set permissions

I am new to Linux, running Linux Mint 17 and am having trouble updating scripts and changing default lists using the terminal. When using the command gksudo gedit to edit a script, after saving the ...
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Battery charge management on Ideapad

I have a Lenovo Ideapad P500 with Linux Mint installed. For some reason the battery only charges up to 59% and then it stops. I've seen similar problems solved for Windows, but not for Linux Mint. Is ...
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Windows Mount Timeouts

I have a Windows Vista share mounted onto a Linux Mint 17 laptop. If I go too long without using the share, the mount times out and I can no longer access any files from the Windows machine. The ...
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New Mainboard Z97-K and OS is only bootable with the usage a LiveCD

I have a new Mainboard, CPU, Ram for his PC - a Asus Z97-K other components like PSU, SSD, HDD are taken from the old Bios based Core2Duo PC The OS is Linux Mint 16 and the LiveCD also - there is no ...
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Thinkpad Yoga “Disk I/O Error” (Linux)

My machine is sporadically remounting the SDD readonly due to a "Disk I/O Error". This seems only to happen when I connect to the laptop to a power source or after resuming from suspend. The SSD ...
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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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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: 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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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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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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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 MySQL......
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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 ...