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Is it possible to upgrade Linux Mint to 64-bit remotely?

I have Linux Mint 32-bit installed on a remote server. I was wondering if I can do the upgrade to 64-bit. I have access to SSH.
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SMPlayer does not disable screensaver

I am running SMPlayer 0.8.0 (mplayer frontend) on Linux Mint 14 64bit, when I play a movie and stop using the peripherals the screensaver kicks in after a while. I have checked the "Disable ...
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Cannot exit X server, restart, shutdown or drop to tty when VGA monitor active

I have a strange problem. If I connect an external VGA monitor to my laptop, exiting the X environment in any way crashes the computer. For example, say I am working with my two monitors (the ...
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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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Wi-Fi connection download speed is cut in half in Linux Mint

I have a pretty decent DSL connection that usually gave me about 105KB/second download speed over wifi. The "official" download speed was 1.5 megabits so I should have been getting a bit more, but ...
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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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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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Adjusting laptop display brightness doesn't work in Linux Mint 14

I recently installed Linux Mint 14 on my Samsung R580 laptop. The Fn-keys worked out of the box, I can switch screens, adjust volume and so on. When I try to adjust the brightness (Fn + ↑/↓), the ...
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How to change the wallpaper in linux mint 11 log in screen

I am having a bit of a issue finding the way of how to change the wallpaper for Linux Mint 11 log in screen. Do you guys know how to do this?
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Windows 8 displays linux ext4 partitions as RAW

I installed Linux Mint in 2 partitions: / and /home Windows 8 is under UEFI boot mode. How to hide those linux partitions in Explorer? When I click on them:
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How to boot into text mode in Linux Mint LMDE (Debian-based)

Ok, this might sound ridiculous, but of all the issues I could have, I'm scratching my head over booting into text mode. Normally I'm in the opposite direction, such as startx not working. To put the ...
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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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Remove Firefox Custom Search

I am using Linux Mint 10. I would like to how to remove Google custom search results page in Firefox. I would like to have standard Google search results page instead of custom search.
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How can I fix the default search engine in Chromium on Linux Mint 11?

Lame. Linux Mint comes with some pretty nasty defaults as far as setting the default search engine go. How can I set it to Google proper? Can someone copy and paste the URL to use which is working for ...
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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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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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Require user passwords on linux only on weekdays

Is it possible to make linux require user password only during specified time range, eg. from Monday to Friday? I want to set it this way on my Linux Mint, so that kids cannot access computer on ...
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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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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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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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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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Creating Files/Folders With Nautilus in List View

When Nautilus is in list view (more like treeview) when I right-click on a Folder, there's no option to create a File/Folder. When I right-click on a file within the folder, it also gives no option to ...
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How to print first 10 bytes in hexadecimal of a file?

I need to print first 10 bytes of a file in hexadecimal from linux mint command prompt. Can anyone help me? Thanks
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Only root User is able to open LibreOffice

I am currently using Linux Mint 14 - Nadia as my Operating System. The biggest inconvenience right now is not being able to open Libreoffice as a normal user or simply by just double clicking it. ...
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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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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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Change Behavior of Linux Power Button

I have a headless linux mint machine that I use for a file server and other things. It's been working great for me for a few years, but there's one issue - my cat likes to hang out on top of it, and ...
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how to install a old version of gcc compiler from software manger and use it with plain “gcc” command?

I am struggling with the problem of Matlab mex compile. It needs specific old version of gcc compiler 4.4.6 . But in manager there is only 4.4 version. How could I specify it as 4.4.6? Or is it ...
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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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Is it safe to install newer Python and Git versions from source?

I wanted to install newer versions of Python and Git to my system. I eventually used the commands below to compile and install new versions. However, I was informed that it would have been better to ...
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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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JAVA_HOME errors when run without sudo

Hello I am on Linux Mint 16 KDE 64. I have OpenJDK 7 installed and Oracle JDK 7 and if I run Intellij as a normal user I get: 'tools.jar' seems to be not in IDEA classpath. Please ensure ...
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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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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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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 mint Sudoers edit not working - cant do anything

I am running linux mint. I setup an administrator account called 'thomas' I am trying to edit some files and it will only let me open them as read only - I assumed a permissions problem. As such i ...
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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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Install GCC / G++ Version 4.9 in Linux Mint

I always like to have the latest version of things, particularly if that thing is gcc, g++ and there has recently been a revision to the c++ standard. I have forgotten what ppa's I need to add to my ...
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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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Open source alternative of Acrobat Editor to prepare a PDF form (eg a smart resume) which can be filled out by the recipients [closed]

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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Where does Linux Mint keep the files for default desktop wallpapers?

Under Cinnamon Settings > Backgrounds, there are a lot of images I would like to move to my windows partition to use as wallpapers. Where exactly are these files located?
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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.