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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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Apache2: having trouble setting new projects

I just installed LAMP on Linux Mint 15 and ran into troubles when setting up my projects. First I tried putting a symlink into the /var/www directory that points to the project folder in my home ...
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How to interpret state and log files written by preload program in Linux?

Preload is a program which prefetches files from the disk needed by various applications to reduce application startup time. It seems to be very popular and useful (just google preload+linux) but the ...
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Pendrive does not show up in Linux Mint 15

H have a Linux Mint 15 - Cinnamon edition on my computer. Today I booted up my Linux (I use dual boot) and downloaded the ISO for Mint 16. It worked. But since I logged in today, my USB, SD, and ...
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Battery life Samsung Series 7 with Linux (Mint, KDE)

I've been trying all the tricks I can find to reduce power usage on my Samsung series 7 (Ivy Bridge Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 8570M GPU) laptop (running Linux Mint Olivia, KDE version), but it all seems ...
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Linux mint 15 mate boot screen change

Recently my boot up altered (HP Desktop) & now includes a screen that shows "ubuntu 15" showing pulsing 5 dots while it's loading. Then screen changes to my usual expected Mint tty1 boot screen. ...
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Bootable flash drive meant to boot Windows 7 boots Linux Mint 15

I am running Linux Mint 15 and I want to switch to Windows 7. I tried to make a bootable SD card, but something is wrong. I downloaded Windows 7, right-clicked the .iso file -> "make bootable USB ...
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recover files from encrypted home folder

I can't seem to find the answer to my questions -- hence my posting this here. I have encrypted my home folder in LinuxMint 15 Cinammon x64. If I create images of LM's partitions via fsarchiver, ...
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Linux VirtualBox inside Windows VirtualBox doesn't boot

I'm trying to run a Linux VirtualBox instance inside a Windows 7 VirtualBox instance, but Linux (tried both Puppy and Mint) doesn't boot. My research says that this should be possible, see here for ...
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Linux Mint 14 window manager is broken

Suddenly since yesterday my window manager is broken, I can't: Resize my windows Move my windows Switch applications (Alt-Tab) Change focus to other windows (Current window is always on top, I have ...
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pip install fails on guest Linux Mint 15

On my Windows 7 PC, I installed VMware VM for Linux Mint 15. Windows PC is behind corporate firewall /proxy server. Now inside Linux I issued: sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv Then created ...
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Random freezes on Linux Mint 15 KDE under an UEFI Asus motherboard

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with KDE, fully updated. For some reason, I'm experiencing seemly random lock ups. The GUI doesn't respond to input from mouse & keyboard, plus the interface doesn't ...
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Setting up a Linux Partition

I've recently learned that I need to install "Debian 7.0" on my machine. I know very little about Linux. However, I do know there are a variety of distributions. From my understanding, some of these ...
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Partition suddenly not accessible

Okay, so I was working on my system, nothing fancy (and most definitely nothing that would have any reason to cause this issue) when I suddenly saw my primary data partition disappear from the list of ...
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Connection failed to PEAP wireless

I am trying to connect to my university wireless but nm-applet ask me the username and password again and again. I use linux mint OS. Here is the system log: Jul 29 18:34:54 kaptan ...
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how to convert dll.files into linux files

Installed Linux mint yesterday cause W7 does work anymore. Linux mint works OK. How can I convert my email history from emClient (dll-files) to linux-files. I tried importing in Thunderbird, but ...
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My external HardDisks aren't being spun down - Linux Mint 14

I have recently noticed that my external harddisks are not getting spun down when they are idle. This may not be too bad, if it were not for the fact that the older one seems to have a ventilation ...
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utserver error while loading shared libraries libssl.so.0.9.8

I have problem in running utorrent server. When i run the command ~$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/ It says utserver: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.0.9.8: ...
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Changed ownership in /usr/lib in Mint

So this was really stupid.. I am using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit. I mistakely changed the ownership of the entire /usr/lib to my own user (I actually meant to change the ownership of one ...
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Dual-boot (Linuxmint and ChromeOS) on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Two weeks ago I bought a Samsung Exynus 5200 Chromebook. It has 2 GB memory, a 16 GB SSD, an ARM-processor Mali-T 604 and ships with Chrome OS named Snow-Premier GE 8429. I want to work with Linux on ...
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Linux Mint, Screen is off after 1 second

Linuxmint has decided to make my screen sleep after 1 second of me not using it. How do I stop this timer? Please Help Using Linux Mint, with KDE.
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Booting Linux from USB - countdown repeating

I have a Windows computer that I am trying to convert to Linux. I have downloaded the .iso file from Linux Mint 14 and have used UNetbootin to convert my USB to a bootable drive. I choose to boot ...
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Cinnamon vs. “System Settings” duplicate shorcut setting modules?

I'm running Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon. I want to change some keyboard shortcuts, so I type "keyboard" in the search bar, and the "System Settings" -> All -> Keyboard menu shows up. However, if I ...
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Mint desktop broken after update

I am running Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon desktop environment. After automatically applying upgrades from update manager and restarting the system, Cinnamon UI is broken. Unfortunately I don't remember ...
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Linux Mint 12: video runs at 2 to 3 times normal speed, for any browser

I tried re-installing the nvidia graphics driver but no luck. Videos run at an accelerated rate with No sound output for any browser (firefox and chrome) and with various sites like youtube and ...
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Webmin Java applets not starting

I have running Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) KDE desktop with Firefox 19.0.2 and Opera 12.14 browsers. Java installed default by the system and its version is: $~/ java -version java ...
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Linux Mint: some DVDs mount, others don't

So I have a computer I'm trying to turn into a media centre for the family. I installed Linux Mint 14 (which seems to be a bit all over the place if I'm honest, as most of the documentation for older ...
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How to uninstall a program that was not installed using the package manager?

So, I installed canto Atom/RSS reader using the source from the official website, but it was throwing me errors so I installed it using apt-get (this worked). Now, I want to uninstall the original but ...
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Linux Mint Mate - Make the terminal icon on the Start Menu launch gnome-terminal rather than Mate terminal

I was having some issues with the Mate terminal in Linux Mint (see How to reset system colors) so have started using gnome-terminal instead. I'd like the change the "Terminal" icon which is on the ...
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Linux Mint 14 & Linksys AE1200 Wireless USB Not communicating

I am trying to try out Linux Mint 14. However, I am having difficulty getting wifi on my desktop. I can not connect to the internet via LAN port due to the location of my router. Any way I have tried ...
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How to install Linux Mint through terminal?

The issue I'm facing is that the graphical interface provided with Mint 13 Cinnamon isn't detecting my partition table and my other Operating System. However, when I use cfdisk, I do see those ...
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Cannot save changed profile in Netbeans

I am tring to chang fonts and colors in Netbeans by tools > options > fonts & colors When I close netbeans, all changed fonts and colors would be deleted and restarting netbeans will be same as ...
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mint4win.exe doesn't works on Linux Mint 14 (32-bit) on Windows 7

I am a recent fan of Linux Mint MATE and I found that its a nice work. Recently I have been facing an issue with the mint4win.exe. The package as a whole works since I have driven the OS live using a ...
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sony vpceg brightness issue on linux mint 13

I am having problem reducing the brightness of my screen. Its really hurting my eyes .I have tried googling the issue however not found any solution. I was wondering if there is any software in linux ...
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Xmodmad does not run at startup/login

I put settings in a file called ~/.Xmodmap: xmodmap -e 'keycode 66=Return' xmodmap -e "clear Lock" The next time I logged in, I was prompted as to whether to load ~/.Xmodmap. I loaded it, and tick ...
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Kernel cdrom open failed

Error message: Kernel cdrom open failed. This is the common error message in /var/log/messages & dmesg. here are some Error messages. Oct 29 00:00:00 NP42CLT1 kernel: cdrom: open failed. Oct ...
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GPIB driver for linux (kernel 3.x)

I was wondering if there are any gpib drivers available for a modern kernel (>3.x). All the comercial drivers and the only non comercial driver I found, linux-gpib, support only up to 2.6. I'm using ...
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Change chrome application shortcut icon on taskbar in linux mint

I use a lot of web applications on Linux Mint. I'm confused with the icons being the chrome-icon all the time i.e. the same icon for all running programs. So how can I change the Chrome application ...
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linux mint freeze

Linux Mint freezes after a couple of seconds the desktop loads, in a way that I have to shut the power in order to reboot; the mouse doesn't move, Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't do anything and I think even the ...
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Problems in Linux Mint 13 MATE with NTFS partitions

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE (32 bit). With Caja file manager (based on Nautilus 2.x) I can create, modify and remove folders and files on NTFS partitions whitout problems. But, for example, when I ...
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How to uninstall openldap?

How can i uninstall OPENldap from linux? I had problems with the initial configuration of openldap with the domain or how can i change the configuration of the ldap domain?
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Launch script after SFTP disconnect

I'm currently using Caja (basically the same as Nautilus) to connect using SSH to my server and work with files. What I'm looking for is a way to launch a simple script when I disconnect - I can ...
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Linux Mint 13 (Maya / Cinnamon) three-finger middle click

How can I get Linux Mint 13 (Maya/Cinnamon) to recognize three finger clicks as a middle click? I've poked around to no avail. Thanks!
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VirtualBox Linux Mint Refuses to Save to Hard Disk

Every time I start up Linux Mint and add some files to the Desktop, they disappear when I shut down and restart the OS. I could just save the state of the machine every time, but that's a bit ...
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Unity Shortcuts in Linux Mint

Does anybody know how to put usefull unity keyboard shortcuts on Linux Mint Cinnamon? Like to maximize current window to the left side, or to change to the right workspace with ctrl+alt+right.
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Different window managers appearing on different X displays

I'm running Linux Mint 13 with three monitors. The graphics card is an nVidia Quadro NVS 450. Two of the monitors are joined together as TwinView, the other is a "separate X display". Everything ...
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Alfa AWUSO36H 1W dysfunctional driver

I recently purchased an Alfa AWUSO36H 1W wireless USB adapter for my notebook, in order to improve signal strength and quality. I'm currently using Linux Mint 11, and the it uses the RTL8187 driver ...
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My Linux Mint install won't keep displaying on my external monitor properly

I installed Linux Mint (although I think I used to have the same problem on the latest Ubuntu 11.04 too) and I only have one problem. I plug an HDMI cable into my laptop to put the display on my ...
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Calendar location incorrect in Linux Mint 9

When I click on the calendar applet, the calendar widget appears almost at the top right of the screen, instead of the bottom right.
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Linux Mint 9 On HP Mini 110 - External Monitor Stuck At Native Resolution Of Netbook Running @ 1024 X 600

As you'll have gathered from the title of my post I have a HP Mini 110 on which I have recently installed Linux Mint 9. The native resolution of the netbook is 1024 X 600 and when I connect my ...