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Installing cppman -> output not shown in right format

I've tried to install cppman in Fedora 19 or Linux mint 15 and it installs successfully. But when I try to use it I get the error: Python IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied I've installed it in ...
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The font-rendering in Mint 15 / Cinnamon looks too light

So I tried some ways. I installed my favorite font (a bind of MS-Yahei and Consolas), and it looks light and not clean on the screen. Compared to my previous choice Xubuntu, the font on Xubuntu looks ...
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Does Linux Mint use upstart or update-rc.d to manage inti scripts?

In Linux Mint 15 the /etc/init.d/README is copied from Debian and says to use update-rc.d to manage scripts. However, all the script comment headers reference Upstart throughout. Does it make a ...
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how to save installs on linux usb

I'm a new person at Linux and am running Linux mint 15 cinnamon from an 8GB sandisk pendrive. I cannot dualboot it with windows until my friend (who is a genius at computers) backs up my windows ...
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Find log files of Linux Mint after system turned frozen

My system freezes regularly, more than once a day, sometimes right after the start of X. I have not been able to reproduce the error deterministicly. After rebooting, where do I find the old files? ...
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Extracting frames with ffmpeg and including subtitles

I am attempting to extract a single frame from a video, with subtitles, using ffmpeg. I built ffmpeg myself: sircmpwn@picard ~/sources/bakabt-staging/hennkeo/groups $ ffmpeg ffmpeg version ...
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Can i press the number '7' on my keyboard and make it insert ' a string ' instead of '7' ?

I am using centos linux 6.4 desktop ( minimal desktop ) i am looking for a solution so that when i press the number '7' on my keyboard.. it will insert a string rather than '7'... the numbers on ...
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lost files on cut/paste to hard drive

Last night, I mounted the main hard disk in Linux Mint 14. And cut/paste a lot of files (about 8GB) from home folder to the mounted disk. When the operation finished, I suspend my computer, and a few ...
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How to save module configuration in Linux Terminal

I'm following a tutorial to boot Linux from usb3.0. I stumbled across this tutorial: http://evilshit.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/how-to-install-ubuntu-server-on-a-usb-3-0-stick-and-boot-that-stick/ In ...
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Booting Linux from USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, in the boot manager, I have the option to click "Windows 7" (my default OS). When my External Hard Drive is plugged in to USB 2.0, it boots Linux (when I click on "Windows ...
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Nvidia driver installation disables Cinnamon desktop

In Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon desktop, after installing the Nvidia drivers it reverts to the gnome desktop. If I try to manually restart Cinnamon from the command line I get the error: Xlib: ...
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How to Improve OS performance when used from USB flash drive?

I have a Linux Mint 14 (MATE) .ISO installed on an 8GB Kingston DTSE9 USB drive. Booting takes about 1 or 2 minutes, which seems pretty normal for that kind of thing as far as I can tell. When ...
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Linux Mint chooses random MAC address on bootup

Every time I start a machine with Linux Mint 14 installed, the Ethernet NIC chooses a random MAC address to use. Is there a way to disable that behavior?
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linux ldd command cannot work

I am using linux mint13 64bit now ,when I use ldd memcached the error is below: ldd: ./memcached: No such file or directory I don't know why.
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What to do when your Linux Mint 13 screen locks up with Cinnamon

It's not all that uncommon for the display to lock up or just get weird on Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon and 3 displays.
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Linux Virtual Console bottom cut off

The bottom few lines are cut off in the Linux virtual console. I have switched around from nvidia drivers to the x-org servers and back, no luck. Interestingly, this issue occurs when booting from any ...
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dpkg : dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

I have a problem with Emacs on my Linux Mint. When I make an apt-get upgrade or apt-get -f install, I have this error message : Paramétrage de emacsen-common (2.0.3) ... ...
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I can not match group in ssh using RSA Key with passphrase

I have two accounts on my computer. One account is named bob. The other account is for a user named joe. I am using RSA key with a passphrase. I can connect BUT when I add the lines Match Group joe ...
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Linux mint - black screen

Can anyone help? Running intense pc pro (http://www.fit-pc.com/IntensePC/docs/Intense-PC-specifications.pdf). USB keyboard and mouse, HDMI (1080p certified) cable connected to Samsung series 6 HDTV ...
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How to access internet to Linux Mint4 by using sim card with a dongle?

I have installed Linux mint4 on my laptop and I use internet with a SIM card putting it into a dongle. I know how to use it on windows, but I don't know that on Linux mint4. How can I access the ...
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Linux Mint 14 issues with WiFi connectivity

For the past month and a half or so I've been trying rid myself of my Windows dependency. I have tried Fedora, Ubuntu, and now Linux Mint. Everything works great except for WiFi. I install the distro ...
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How to make changes to /etc/network/interfaces propagate without messing up the desktop environment

I am trying to resolve intranet sites on my company network... What's the preferred way to reset the network interfaces after editing /etc/network/interfaces? If I do: sudo /etc/init.d/networking ...
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Dual booting Linux Mint fails

I have Winodws 7 on my computer and I am trying to install Linux Mint 14 on the same computer. The hard drive has four primary partitions and thus it is impossible to boot Mint from it since I cannot ...
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Dell N5010 won't start, won't even open bios menu

I had windows 8 and then I installed Linux Mint, after the 2-nd restart the pc wouldn't start. When I press the power on button, the Dell logo appears and it freezes. At the bottom of the screen are ...
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Cinnamon installation

I installed the Linux Mint 14 32-bit MATE version on my desktop yesterday. Now I want Cinnamon. Though I thought of installing the CINNAMON version instead of the MATE version the USB of CINNAMON ...
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CD- and USB-less install of Linux Mint 14…from Haiku and/or BeOS

I have a system that boots BeOS and Haiku nightly, and has a spare partition which I used to have PC-BSD booting on. (I use Haiku's BootManager on .../master/raw.) I want to try Linux Mint 14, but I ...
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Synergy 1.4.10 client side mouse lag [Windows 7 server, Linux Mint 14 client]

I have recently installed Linux Mint 14 on my laptop with Windows 7 64 bit on the server. I've used Synergy before with a windows 7 64 server and a windows 7 32 client and it worked perfectly. I'm ...
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Cannot Create new user account in linux mint Nadia 14

I'm trying to create new user account in linux mint nadia 14. But the problem is i dont know how to do this. Previously I was a windows user. I were trying many ways. sudo useradd user cat ...
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Stuck in a virtual console after init, not sure how to proceed

When I turned on my laptop today this message (for a first time greeted me) login as: root root@10.10.10.158's password: Last login: Sun Sep 7 10:25:51 2008 from 10.10.10.41 Linux debian ...
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sources.list LMDE review

I want to create a sources.list which uses one fast mirror. So I run netselect-apt. There comes in my first question: Does netselect-apt use ping or traffic-speed? I trust that result and for example ...
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Linux - How can I copy text by selecting it, and automatically send it to an application I choose?

I'm browsing the web searching for some information and copying some of them in kile for LaTeX editing. The way I do this is selecting with the mouse the text i'm interested in, move to the workspace ...
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How can I bypass WIndows 7 boot loader when dual booting Linux Mint 14

As of this morning my dual-boot attempt went south. This as far as I can see is mainly due to the windows boot loader and grub 2 and I'm really not sure how to fix the issue other than deleting Mint ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and Mint 14 with “something else” option

I would like to do a dual boot of Windows 7 and Mint 14 on my Acer netbook which already has Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a terabyte hard drive. I have already shrunk the Windows 7 partition to ...
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Linux mint bug - Theme changed (and cant change back) and slow loading drivers

It's not the easiest thing to explain, but basically I have linux mint 15 (Nadia) on my desktop, running Cinnamon. When I started it up the other day, the layout of the UI was different (taskbar at ...
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Is it possible to install Mint linux without all third party software?

Or at least customize it. I want to use it as a development system running on a VM and I don't need Libreoffice, Firefox and most the other stuff in it. Wanna keep it thin Thanks
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Wi Fi keeps going on and off

I've got the following problem: my WiFi connection tends to turn off whenever it feels like it, and in order to restore it I have to reconnect, or to turn off WiFi generally for a number of seconds. ...
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Firefox for Linux hacked (malware)

I'm running Linux Mint, with Firefox 12.0 (Mozilla Firefox 1.0 for Linux Mint). I also have one Firefox extension installed: Live HTTP headers. I am not using Firefox Sync. Whenever I go to any ...
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Propogating hostname to router

How do you propagate changes to your hostname from your Linux machine (I am using Linux Mint 13) to your router (I am using DG834Gv2)? I changed the hostname in /etc/hostname and restarted. The ...
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How to install SSH2 module to LAMPP?

I am trying to install an SSH2 module to LAMPP but it does not want to start with it. I downloaded all the necessary files, and when I add the extension=libssh2.so to the opt/lampp/etc/php.ini and ...
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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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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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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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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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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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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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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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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Chrome becomes totally unresponsive - Linux Mint

Iam running Linux Mint on my laptop and i have some (serious) problems with Google Chrome.Randomly Chrome becomes totally unresponsive and iam not able to do anything,except restart the system from ...
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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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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 ...