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“sudo apt-get update” packages 404ing in linux mint nadia

In Linux Mint Nadia (Cinnamon), when I run sudo apt-get update I got the following set of error; note that I removed http://’s due to Super User’s spam filtering. Fetched 173 kB in 13s (12.5 kB/s)...
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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 can I remove 'docked' items in the Cinnamon menu (“start”) bar on Linux Mint?

In the menu which appears when you click the Menu item on the taskbar in Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon), you can dock items on the left, by dragging them to the area (there are some default already, like ...
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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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Webcam “on” light when no app using it, Linux Mint

I installed the latest version of Linux Mint, and I've run into an issue that is both annoying, and also makes me kind of nervous. Randomly while the computer is on, the Webcam light will turn on, ...
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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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Putty on Linux not working with username in host name field

I'm setting up a VM based Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon dev env and just installed putty to connect to my Ubuntu servers. Problem is that when I try to use "username@hostname" or "username@ip" (no quotes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 hard-...
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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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Cannot install Wine in Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint Maya Xfce. When I tried to install Wine, it gets stuck and no progress is made beyond 83% installed. I used the Software Manager. I have tried using the command line as advised ...
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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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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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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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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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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 *.fritz.box(rw,sync,...
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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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Recovering from renamed user home directory

I changed the name of a user home directory, but couldn't specify this as the new home directory for that user with usermod until I logged out of that user. Not having any other user accounts, I gave ...
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Virtualbox issue: how to use static ip in linux guest with windows host using dynamic ip?

I'm using windows 7 as host OS, then I installed linux mint debian as guest OS. My Windows 7 is using dynamic ip. Here is the setting: ip: 192.168.1.101 mask: 255.255.255.0 gateway: 192.168.1.1 ...
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Disposable user account

I am a computer science student and we often get tasks which involve installation of various applications which I only use for a couple of weeks. I don't want to trash my tidy system with installing, ...
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How to require password on delay after screen timeout?

I have my machine set to time out after 5 minutes and shut off the display and require password. The inconvenience comes from the fact that I often work on another machine and reference the first ...
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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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Other way to connect to ldap besides ssh? [closed]

I have been following some tutorials on installing the client and connecting to the LDAP server and they all say its via ssh. Is there another way besides ssh to connect to the LDAP server?
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No access to root thru su

I'm trying to access my PC as root su and it doesn't says root@something it says mypcname username # vi /something/ and in the normal terminal display says username@mypcname ~ $ someone that ...
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Almost complete connectivity blackout

I am running a Mint 13 XFCE machine and, seemingly out of nowhere found myself with "Server not found" pages in Firefox. However the blackout is not complete; at least one domain is reachable. A few ...
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Linux Mint Wireless doesn't connect

I've installed Linux mint debian edition (LMDE), and following this tutorial > http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/161 I did installed the network driver. The available connections appears ...
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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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How to prevent partitions from being mounted automatically in Linux(Mint)?

I have a Linux(Mint)/Windows dual boot PC. Checked /etc/fstab and their are no entries for the Windows and System Reserved partition. Don't really understand how it's happening. Any other place I ...
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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 ...
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Repair GRUB bootloader for multiboot system

I have two hard disks – one a 1TB and the other a 250 GB. I installed the OSes in the following order: Windows 7 on the first hard disk (1 TB) After that Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition (/dev/sdb7) on ...
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Linux Mint 13 64bit Cinnamon and Oracle Virtualbox: 3d acceleration crash

I've recently got an interest in Linux. After some research, it looks like Linux Mint 13 cinnamon is hot and I thought I'd try it out... I'm running Windows 7 64bit and have experience with Oracle ...
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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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Use USB pen drive as HDD for Linux mint

I have already installed Linux mint to a USB pen drive.It is working,but slow. On a p4 2.8 Machine with 512 ram. Can i speed up this system? Any suggestions ? Thank you.
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How to get USB mouse support for guest host VM?

I have a Logitech mouse connected to my computer, but I cannot use all of its capabilities in my virtual machine. In my virtual machine, the back button on my mouse does not work. In order for it to ...
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Low resolution after installing CUDA drivers

I'm trying to setup a working CUDA SDK on my Linux Mint. I'm new to Linux and everything connected with it. So, I tried following some steps on how to install CUDA. Firstly, I downloaded a Linux ...
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removing symbol link with too many levels of symbolic links

I created a link by the command sudo ln -s /etc/Sublime\ Text/ /usr/bin/subl Now I am trying to remove it with sudo rm -r /usr/bin/subl/ But it is telling me rm: cannot remove `/usr/bin/subl':...
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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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How do I get my Nvidia monitor position settings (in Linux) to persist after a restart?

I have two monitors, and I run them both in Linux using the proprietary Nvidia drivers with "TwinView". I just installed Linux Mint 13, and since the install after every reboot my monitors come up in ...