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Check wireless card manufacturer and model in Linux Mint 11

I googled around but most instructions refer to older versions, in which there is a "Device Manager" program in the Control Center. The closest I could find in Katya is "System Information", which ...
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How can I install tor in the UAE?

I'm using Linux Mint 10 Julia and currently in the UAE. I'm having trouble accessing a lot of websites so I want to install tor. However the the domain is block and so the repo address of tor itself ...
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How do I install GRUB to a partiton and not MBR?

I am trying to dual boot Windows and Linux. I would like to continue using the Windows bootloader in my MBR. I installed Windows 7 first. During the install I left some unallocated space that I ...
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New Linux Mint 16 installation, wifi connects and then drops almost immediately

I don't really know how to get into much more detail than the title has provided. I'm on a new HP Pavilion 15 and running Linux Mint 16 x64, but the wifi keeps dropping almost immedi ately (<1 min) ...
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Open source alternative of Acrobat Editor to prepare a PDF form (eg a smart resume) which can be filled out by the recipients

I am looking for an open source alternative toAcrobat Editor to prepare PDF forms which can be filled out by the recipient. So far I tried pdf editor in Linux mint 14 but it didn't work. Does anyone ...
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How to reset system colors

I'm using Linux Mint, MATE version. I have a weird problem that occurs quite frequently when scrolling down through log files in terminal: the machine pauses for a second or two, and when it comes ...
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Vmware: Mouse pointer stops for a sec when changing focus to guest

Host OS: Windows 7 x64 (up2date) Guest OS: Linux Mint xfce LTS (maya) (x64) Vmware Workstation 9.0.3 VMware Tools is installed and seems to work. Problem description: When my mouse pointer moves ...
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how to listen to audio with HDMI on the TV on linux?

I am using linux mint 15 "cinnamon". I've got some videos that I want to play on the TV. I connected my laptop to the TV using HDMI. the video can be seen, but the audio is playing on my computer. ...
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Increase of virtualbox disk size

I need to increase my disk space in my guest Mint Linux, on a Mac OS host. First I increased the virtual disk in the host with: VboxManage modifyhd Mint.vdi --resize 20480 The GUI of VirtualBox ...
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How to organize a hard drive for Linux/Windows sharing?

I have Linux Mint 14 and Windows 8 installed (dual-booting) on my computer. I mostly use Linux but still need Windows sometimes. Here's a screenshot of the output of sudo fdisk -l command: ...
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GNS3 on Linux Mint

I want to install GNS3 on my Linux Mint. The website gave me to files to download GNS3-0.8.3-src.tar.gz GNS3-0.8.3-src.tar.bz2 I download them both but because i dont know the diference and i never ...
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Can I encrypt the home folder after I have installed Linux Mint 11?

If I did not choose to encrypt the home folder during the installation of Linux Mint 11, can I encrypt the home folder after it has been installed? Also what does in encrypt in the home folder? Is ...
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python 2.6 or 2.7 (scientific packags support) and mint linux which packages to install (-dev, etc.)

Hey, trying to install python 2.6 on Linux Mint 11 "katya" 64 bit. I'm about 6 months hobbyist experience with Python and about an hour and a half with linux mint (had toyed with linux a few years ...
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Allowing VNC connections into Linux Mint

Do any programs need to be installed that aren't included in the default install of Linux Mint in order for it to allow VNC connections?
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Why would SSH via remote IP be faster than local IP?

I have a Linux server running from my house, with a DynDNS URL setup pointing to my public IP address. One of the things I've noticed is using the remote address such as url.dyn-dns.tv or my public ...
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Disable journaling on ext4 filesystem partition

I'm running Linux Mint on an SSD. I've read how one optimization is to disable journaling. However, when I run the command: sudo mke2fs -t ext4 -O ^has_journal /dev/sda1 I get an error saying that ...
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How to run UNetBootin (or similar) on Linux?

I am trying to install UNetbootin on my Linux Mint (12 - KDE) machine and it will not run. I downloaded the Linux version of it (downloads as a unetbootin-linux-581 file) and set its permission to ...
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How to upgrade from linux mint 15 to linux mint 17?

How to upgrade from linux mint 15(olivia) to linux mint 17(qiana).I googled,the results are showing upgrading 16 to 17.please help on this.
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Unable to lock the administration directory (sudo apt-get upgrade && apt-get update)

I am having troubles running the following command on my Linux Mint partition: sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade This is the first I have ever encountered this, and I run this command ...
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How to change the PDF reader of Chrome on Linux

It seems Chromium uses xdg-open to open PDF files. How do I change it to another PDF reader? I'm using Linux Mint 8 LXDE.
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How do I fix Chrome 'show in folder' to open in file explorer and not in new tab?

When I click "show in folder" Chrome opened the folder in a new tab. How can I fix this such that Chrome opens the folder with my standard file explorer (caja)?
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Linux Mint - Remember window positions and sizes

Today I installed Linux Mint Mate in the default configuration and it has an annoying habit of forgetting window sizes and positions after they are closed. Everything gets reopened in the top left ...
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Where is the Apache configuration located on Linux Mint?

Using the command gedit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf produces a text file containing just one line. I need to change the DocumentRoot of my Apache configuration so as to use with the CakePHP framework.
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How can I print file names on linux command if know its file descriptor of a file opened by a process?

I know the file descriptor of a file opened by a process, but I don't know the process ID. How can I print file names from the Linux command prompt if I know the file descriptor of a file opened by a ...
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Laptop fan is always ON using Linux Mint 14

I'm using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit. I have a problem with the laptop fan always staying on. Details of the laptop and readings taken: Linux core-Inspiron-N7010 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Running out of disk space on /home directory?

I have a 200GB HD and have just installed Linux Mint (12 - KDE) as the only OS (I formatted and wiped my previous Windows 7 installation). I am in the process of installing my "sandbox" and because ...
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Linux - Debian - Original groups that a user is in

This is embarrassing; I used the usermod command to add myself to the disk group. However I forgot to use the append option! so I'm not a member of any of the groups that I was originally, now ...
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How do I install fonts on Linux Mint?

I have some external fonts called Eaglefeather (Frank Lloyd Wright fonts) and I want to install them on to my Linux machine running Linux Mint 7 (Ubuntu based). I can't seem to get them to install ...
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Can't install VMware tools on Linux Mint 17

I just downloaded VMWare player 6.0.3 because I had major issues with VirtualBox. I need to share a folder and for this, I need VMware tools. I tried clicking Player>Manage>Install VMware tools: the ...
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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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Laptop gets hot when using Linux Mint

My laptop gets very hot when using Linux Mint. It stays ok when I'm just browsing or using terminal, but when I'm watching a stream the laptop gets very hot. I know the fan is working correctly. When ...
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Linux Mint 14 severe overheating

I've tried switching to Mint (it was Mint 12) about 6 months ago, but failed to do it due to enormous overheating which made it virtually impossible to run any applications more complex than Gedit. ...
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How can I reset all network settings in Linux Mint?

I'm using Mint 14 and i completely hosed the network settings. How can i reset them all back to default.
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What is the Linux equivalent of Window's PATH

In Windows I set my PATH to point to my JDK bin folder so I can easily run commands that involve Java. What is the equivalent of this for Linux distros? I am using Linux Mint 13.
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Top menu bar disappeared on all applications in Linux Mint 14 XFCE

The top menu bar disappeared off of all of my applications in Linux Mint 14 XFCE. You can still see the menu item, like "File", "Edit", etc. However, the outline around the window is gone and the is ...
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How to select text in terminal? (linux mint)

I tried Ctrl+a and the cursor changes but what do I have to press afterwards? ( tried Arrow keys and Alt+Arrow keys and Shift+Arrow keys and so on)
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Having display issues when trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya Cinnamon) on Dell Latitude D600

I am trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya/Cinnamon) on an Old Dell Latitude D600. I can boot the live CD, but when I try to install, I can't see the windows that are coming up on screen. I can see ...
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Dreamweaver and Photoshop on Linux Mint

I have a simple question. Is it legal to use Dreamweaver and Photoshop (both bought legally) on linux using Wine?
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Updating LibreOffice on Linux clients

We currently have Linux Mint installed on a number of devices and would like to upgrade the version of LibreOffice installed i.e. 3.4.4 to the latest version of 3.5.2 however upon running the command ...
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What is the default password for the Remmina VNC server?

I am attempting to remote in to my sister's netbook using Remmina remote desktop client on both linux mint pc. I get prompted for a VNC password, but I do not know what it is, or where were I could ...
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Input not supported message when monitor is powered off then back on

I've been getting a message on my monitor where "Input not supported" is floating around. This only happens when I manually turn the monitor off and then later turn it back on. Leaving the monitor on ...
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How to modify screen dpi in Linux Mint Cinammon?

Does anybody knows how to change that? I have a 1920*1080 monitor and everything looks so small for now.
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Linux Mint 14 ATI RV370 hardware acceleration

I have installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia on a machine with an oldish ATI graphics card the "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV370 [Radeon X550]" It used the free drivers on install default and I have ...
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Nothing happens when trying to upgrade from Linux Mint 12 to 13

I am trying to upgrade from Linux Mint 12 to 13 using apt-get. After running the following commands, nothing seems to happen. I am fairly new to linux, what am I doing wrong? user@olympus ...
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Error - unknown filesystem grub rescue - Can't boot from any other media whatsoever

So I've been trying anything and everything under the sun to fix this problem. Have a lenovo Y570 laptop and decided to duel boot linux mint alongside windows 7. I partitioned some space on the ...
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How can I extend Lisa's taskbar across both monitors?

I've just installed Linux Mint 12 Lisa and would like to extend the bottom taskbar to both monitors. Lisa uses a fork of Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) called Cinnamon How can I do this?
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Terminal freezes in Linux Mint 12

Since I installed Linux Mint 12, I'm encountering problems in the terminal. I'm working with two tabs in the terminal. Sometimes, when I launch a command on the terminal, it's not refreshed, like ...
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Highlight Skype window when I receive a message

I'm using Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon desktop). Is it possible to make Skype window be highlighted in the bottom panel when I receive a message (like on Windows 7)? I want to do this because sometimes I ...
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MATE menu search - press enter behaviour

The search feature in recent-ish versions of MATE is great, like Windows 7. Execpt that pressing Enter doesn't execute the first search result, it starts a dedicated search application. This is stupid ...
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How can I increase the A2DP bitpool on Linux?

I recently bought a Bluetooth headset (Philips SHB4000), and got it to stop sounding like a phone after I told Linux (Mint) to use A2DP rather than HSP/HFP. However, there's still an annoying ...