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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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Compiz equivalent

I am using Mint 14 Cinnamon and would like to install something similar to Compiz. I love to bind key shortcuts and mouse clicking to perform some frequently used actions. I know Compiz is unstable so ...
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How do I make AptonCD restore packages present on ISO on local disk

I used APtonCD to create a ISO image of packages I have installed on my install. I'm trying to restore the image, but it seems to look for the restore image present in my default drive. How do I get ...
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Mint 11 - no screensaver with lid closed and external monitor

I have gnome-power-manager / buttons / lid_ac configured to do nothing when the lid is closed. When I lock the screen, the screensaver does not come on any more. If I set lid_ac to blank and leave ...
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Uninstalled driver on Linux Mint still loads when USB plugged in

I have installed a DKMS driver for a USB device from a PPA. I am making changes to the code and trying to uninstall the driver with apt-get --purge remove, but when I plug in the device, the kernel ...
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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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Tried to install Mint to a Flash Drive. Now I can't boot from the main hard disk

all. I'm kind of new to Linux and I need some help. I wanted to install a Linux distro to a flash drive so that I can have a portable OS with all my settings, programs, etc. wherever I go. So I fired ...
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No WiFi in Linux Mint Xfce

I just installed Linux Mint (Debian Edition) Xfce x64 on my laptop, in preparation of getting my new computer for Christmas. Anyways, I am trying to connect to wireless, but I can't seem to get it to ...
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How to recover corrupted Windows XP installation?

I have a Netbook without a CD rom which has been running Windows XP. I decided to install Linux on it to run a dual setup, however that somehow corrupted my Windows installation, probably because of ...
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Schedule a cronjob everytime it is done

I have a cronjon which runs every 48 hours. But ideally what I want is that it must start running as soon as it stops. Can this be done? It is an sh script consisting of a python command. I am using ...
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How can I edit huge RTF files produced by Windows in Linux?

I have tried LibreOffice, and Abiword on Linux Mint 13, and in both cases, on the sorts of RTF files I use (lots of font changes, language changes, color changes, underlining, etc.), the application ...
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What is the APT line for the Sourceforge main repository?

What is the correct APT line for the main Sourceforge repository? The reason I want it is to add Sourceforge to the sources.list. Too many of the lesser known/used packages don't make it through ...
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Unable to retrieve a list of available updates for Linux Mint

I am attempting to list available updates for Linux Mint however am unable to do so. I have run the following command sudo apt-get update - My understanding is that this simply updates the repository ...
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linux mint debian edition artifacts

I just booted from a live usb the latest version of linux mint debian edition (the x64 version.) I see some strange artifacts on my desktop.(It occurs on bot cinnamon and mate); There are some ...
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How to change default terminal emulator in MATE?

I'm using Linux Minte Debian Edition, with the MATE desktop. In Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts, I've set Desktop/Run a terminal to my favorite key combination (Mod4+Space). When I use this, I get ...
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Unable to install packages with apt-get

I was trying to install vim and g++ but I couldn't. Presently I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. I tried all that I went through the net, but no use. This how it appears every time I do. root@ubuntu:~# apt-get ...
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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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In Linux Mint 14, running a script from Startup Applications doesn't work, but from terminal does

I've created a script to set up my Intuos tablet at the start of a session: #!/bin/sh xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 4x6 pad" AbsWheelUp "key ctrl minus"; xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 4x6 pad" ...
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Auto-mount partitions upon wake up

I am running Linux Mint 11 Katya. Whenever the system is awakened after hibernating, my Windows partitions do not automatically show on the desktop. I have to click on Computer, select one or more of ...
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Getting Cinnamon back after copying over old configuration files?

I recently got a new computer and installed Mint Cinnamon. I then copied over the contents of my home directory from my previous computer, which was using Ubuntu 12.04. Upon rebooting, the Cinnamon ...
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Double authenitcation needed with mounting a Nas In Linux Mint

I use the command and am prompted twice: sudo mount //192.168.0.12/volume_1 /mnt/stableNas/ [sudo] password for {myUserName}: Password: I use the same password This works great, but I am ...
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Mint LXDE autostart doen't work

I need to autostart skype. /etc/xdg/autostart/skype.desktop - not working /etc/xdg/lxsession/Mint-LXDE/autostart + line @skype - start skype twice /etc/rc.local + line skype - not working Any ideas? ...
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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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How to: Add custom video driver to bootable mint USB?

Is there a way to modify bootable Linux Mint 14 image on USB to add the display driver? I liked the Mint when I saw the interface first time, however, I am stuck with a video driver issue - while ...
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Installing linux mint in one partition

So, I have a disk with a MBR setup(image below). I've managed to have 50 GB unallocated space for intalling Linux Mint 14. And I want to keep the current windows OS too(but don't want the Mint inside ...
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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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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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Not Loading GRUB After Installing Mint and Ubuntu

On a new computer (less than 3 months), I originally installed Fedora 16 to give it to try. I wasn't all that impressed and un-installed it about a month ago and I'm not exactly sure how it happened ...
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Migrating to Linuxmint 13 from Ubuntu 12.10

i am currently using Ubuntu 12.10... Is there any way i can migrate to LinuxMint 13 without formatting/uninstalling Ubuntu ?
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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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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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Stopping immediate right button up in Mint 13 (Cinnamon) actioning first menu choice

In Windows, a single right click (i.e., with release) displays a context menu on the screen, allowing you to select the appropriate choice with a further click from either button. In Mint 13, ...
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How do i map a linux network drive to linux mint?

Sorry, I'm new to linux and I've been searching on how to do this but all of the tutorials I've found are for mounting windows shares. I have a number of osx shares that I want to map to linux mint so ...
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How to remove entries in linux mint boot loader

How do I remove unwanted entries in linux mint boot loader?
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Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)

I have a small home network running, with a NAS box (ICY BOX IB-NAS5220) exporting /home for my various Linux Mint machines. /etc/exports on the NAS: /mnt/md1/public ...
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Get details / solve issue with a kernel panic?

I have a Lenovo T430 running Linux Mint 13 (MATE): joseph:~$ uname -a Linux joseph-T430-LM 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I installed ...
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Error trying to boot Mint 14 in Virtual Machine with Virtual Box

I tried installing Mint 14 in a Virtual Machine and got this message.< Note that I have another VM with Debian and it works just fine! VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is ...
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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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How to setup a Linux machine to remotely use laptop screen as a second display?

I would like to reopen this question, because it is NOT a duplicate of that question. I am using Kubuntu 12.10, or Mint 14 - any of these two will do. Synergy offers similar functionality, but does ...
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How to recover deleted video files form Linux Mint? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover deleted files? I have mistakenly deleted some video files. How can I recover those files?
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SSH login through nautilus fails

I'm using Linux Mint Maya. I'm trying to SSH to a remote server. I can successfully SSH to the server through the command line. But when I attempt to SSH through Nautilus (using the "Connect to ...
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iptables block everything except http

I'm trying to configure my iptables to block any network traffic except HTTP: iptables -P INPUT DROP #set policy of INPUT to DROP iptables -P OUTPUT DROP #set policy of OUTPUT to DROP iptables -A ...
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Installing Linux ( Mint ) from one partition with Win 7 to an empty partition

I have no USB or DVD with me i do have Linux MINT ISO Image is there a way to install it on my second partition without burning the image to a CD/DVD/USB ?
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Does Linux Mint provide sames packages as Ubuntu?

i have been using ubuntu 12.04 for quite sometime and was happy until i decided to upgrade to 12.10 which IMO does not match even upto 12.04.. I like gnome and its intuitiveness, so was looking for ...
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Moving the home directory to a new drive

I have no more space left on my hard-drive. So I bought a new one and I would like this hard-drive to be the home folder. I thought of copying all the stuff I have on the home folder to the ...
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Adjusting gnome for pythons interactive interpreter?

I'm running lisa mint 3.0.0-12-generic with gnome 3.2.1 as my Desktop Environment. Whenever I open my python 2.7.2 interactive interpreter to try out some code snippets, using the tab-key has strange ...
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terminal with custom command

I am using Linux Mint 13 (Mate). I have edited my mate-terminal profile using custom command as follows mate-terminal --full-screen By mistake i haven't set the default profile to load. So terminal ...
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Dual-boot does not work

I have a PC with Linux Mint installed on it, and I wanted to install Windows 7 alongside it. What I have done is: Created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu. Restarted the computer, this time with ...
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Poor performance of single processor 32bit Windows XP xompared SMP in VBA+Excel

Welcome! On many computers I experienced poor performance of 32 bit guests running on 64 bit Linux host (I used only the Debian family). At last I managed to collect benchmark data. I made the ...