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Mint Cinnamon 64-bit Brightness Value Becoming Zero

I am using Mint Cinnamon 64-bit from some time.Now all of sudden its brightness goes to zero..Till login screen every thing working fine.Once I logged in. There is no display. I tried to connect ...
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Installed Linux Mint (debian) “Reboot and Select proper Boot device…”

"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key " This is what I get, once I installed Linux Mint from a Live USB pendrive. On this machine ...
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Mint 17.2 MATE setting to force login after sleep

Before I updated from Mint 17 to 17.2, when I would sleep the computer, upon reawakening there was a login required. Now it just restores my desktop, but I can't find the setting (if any) in the ...
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Where to reset sources list for apt-get on Mint 16?

I'm trying to fix my apt-get, as it has been 404ing on sudo apt-get update for a while. However, nothing I do seems to fix these numerous 404s. It appears that there are many different places to ...
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Forward VOIP phone on eth1 over OpenVPN (tun0)

I have a remote computer connecting to my network via OpenVPN. This computer is running Linux Mint, and has two network cards: eth0: used for Internet connection eth1: has a VOIP deskphone plugged ...
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Linux Mint 17: No 1366x768 Resolution

When I installed Linux Mint 17 for the first time I was facing some freezes and I solved that issue by installing nvidia-304-updates driver. But now my native resolution 1366x768 is not available in ...
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Applying Java minor updates

A bit of a noob question here, but I can't seem to update my Java from 8u31 to 8u45 or 8u51 (Linux Mint 17.2). I can switch between my Java 7/8/9 easily, but these minor versions are really annoying ...
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How to roll back rsync backup, and having trouble targeting a particular partition for backup

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1. I tried to set up a backup with rsync using the following command: sudo rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/media/*"} /* /media/hex/ I just installed an m.2 SSD ...
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Permanently assigning letters to a “lost” partition

I recently installed Linux Mint on my PC, and i have Win8.1 already installed so i have a dual-boot. Windows is on one Hard-Drive (C) while Mint is on another (D) with a separate Partition only for ...
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Linux: Can I safely delete /sys/keynal/debug/hid folders?

I use Linux Mint's Backup Tool to make a backup of my all disk. During backup process, the tool freezes very often when checking (before copying) /sys/keynal/debug/hid/0003:413C:2106.0001/events Can ...
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How to fix “failed to start scanner: invalid argument” if I use xscanimage?

I newly purchased a DNT ViewScan. I was installing packages in my Linux Mint Debian Edition machine for sane. At first it was working, xscanimage produced a great scan. I was trying more programs, ...
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How to install NI VISA on Ubuntu/LinuxMint?

In the instructions on PyVISA's installation guide they say NI VISA must be installed, but NI's installation script and files only supports RPM-based distros. There are some documented efforts using ...
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Can't install android studio on linux mint 17.2

I have downloaded android studio for linux , after unzipping the zip file I went to specif location which is android-studion/bin and open terminal there then i run ./studio.sh command , when I run ...
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MySQL Workbench - Add Connection from command-line

I'm writing a shell script to auto-provision a development environment for new employees. The OS is Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) and the idea is to run the script and at the end have a fully configured ...
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ubuntu flavors…same package repositories?

Do all the various ubuntu-based distros all pull from the same package repositories? For example, if I run this command: sudo apt-get install <foo> will I get the same package version of foo ...
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USB not working with a 3D printer

I got an Ultimaker Original+ 3D printer, which works fine when connected to my Windows 7 PC. But when I connect it to my Mint Linux PC, it isn't detected at all: Cura (the 3D printing software) is not ...
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Logout keyboard shortcut keys in Linux Mint?

I am trying to logout without using mouse. Are you aware of any key combination that will do the trick?
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Remote Desktop not working

I'm trying to connect to an old Windows XP machine using the RDP protocol. On the XP machine, I have checked "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" and turned off the firewall. When I ...
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Having trouble recovering data from an older Seagate HD

I am trying to recover files from an older HD (Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500Gb). I am really just hoping to get some family pictures off of it. It was at one time running Windows (I'm not sure which ...
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Remove fortunes-husse package only

I'd like to remove only the fortunes-husse package on linux mint. Is there a way to remove this that won't remove all parent packages?
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How to boot from Windows 7 DVD after uninstalling Linux mint

I have uninstalled Linux Mint by deleting it from windows 7 disk partition. previously I have had both windows 7 and Linux mint (dual boot loader). I inserted windows 7 DVD and restarted my laptop(...
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Cairo-Dock: is it possible to ungroup windows?

Very simple question: how to I ungroup similar windows in Cairo-Dock? I wanted to have my Pidgin contacts list separate from my chat window, so I can open each of them through one interaction only - ...
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Linux installation failed and I don't know what happen

this is what just happned. I was talking with my girlfriend on Skype, trying to save her old computer. Basically, she had Windows installed and it didn't boot anymore. Also not in SafeBoot mode. Her ...
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Dependency issues with libc++6; a catch 22?

In an attempt to install ASEprite on my Linux Mint installation through a .deb seen here: http://pkgs.org/download/aseprite I also realized I had to install a later version of libc++ in order to get ...
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Switching to systemd on Linux Mint

I have linux mint 17.1 running on a laptop which takes forever to boot. To speed up the boot I want to switch to systemd. How can I switch to systemd?
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How can I remove all the customizations imposed by Linux Mint 17.1 on firefox?

I have found two solutions for the same: Downloading and installing .tar.bz2 package (firefox) from mozilla.org (Problem:Package provided is portable and is not installable). Installing firefox from ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - No sound - Dummy Output - integrated soundcard

I have been running Linux Mint Rebecca for a little while now and everything has been working fine, but yesterday I lost sound and now it only says Dummy Output. Its an integrated soundcard. pactl ...
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Linux Mint doesn't boot properly

I created USB flash drive Linux Mint 17.1 using Linux Live Usb (Lili - link) with persistence storage. When I boot my laptop with my USB flash drive, it shows the page that says "Try Mint Linux live" ...
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Can't launch LibreOffice 4.4 on Linux Mint 17

Uninstalled LibreOffice 4.2, downloaded the 64-bit LibreOffice 4.4 tar files and extracted them all into a folder on the 64-bit Cinnamon Mint 17 desktop, then installed, as per the README, from a ...
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error: no such device … entering rescue mode … grub rescue

EDIT After trying out these instructions still not working: http://askubuntu.com/questions/88384/how-can-i-repair-grub-how-to-get-ubuntu-back-after-installing-windows The error during grub update:...
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Linux Mint date not sync after reboot

I got a system date (time) problem since I upgrade using apt-get yesterday. The system date will set to a random date in the future (ie: 2030, 2027, etc. not the same everytime) after system reboot. I ...
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Keepassx does not work with Hotmail

I am using Keepassx on a Linux computer to manage my passwords. Most of the time when using auto-type to get my Hotmail password, Keepassx types in a password that is 7 digits to long.
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Linux Mint/Ubuntu refuses to suspend laptop

I have a laptop running a Ubuntu distro that refuses not suspend. This happens about 3 times a week. The experience is you either close the lid, or send the system into suspend from the shut down ...
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Can't access Windows after linux mint update

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and linux mint. I recently updated my mint distro by installing the new version (in the process eliminating the older version.) I can now use linux mint fine ...
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Is it safe to update Linux Mint 17.1 repositories to Ubuntu 14.10?

Linux Mint releases are always based on the yearly LTS version of Ubuntu. While LTS is great for its stability, it doesn't really seek cutting-edge versions like the regular versions (or should I call ...
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Printer (Kyocera P602cdn) randomly prints out postscript code

I am using a Kyocera P602cdn printer (latest drivers from their website) with CUPS (1.7.2) on Linux Mint (kernel 3.13.0-48). In around 50% of my print jobs not the document comes out but postscript ...
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How can I give permanent admin access to the Linux program such as Aptik?

I’m using Linux Mint x64 with KDE and I can run the app Aptik fine from the terminal as sudo Aptik followed by its parameters. No problem. But I want to be able to run it from its GUI. The program ...
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How to uninstall “cowsay” package (Linux Mint 17 KDE)

I don't like the "cowsay" package which is installed by default in Linux Mint (KDE). I tried to uninstalled it, but it also uninstalled the following packages mint-artwork-common mint-artwork-kde ...
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How to format Date and Time to display in All Caps?

I am using Linux Mint 17, with the Cinnamon desktop environment. I was hoping there was some way to format the Date and Time to display the Month (abbreviated) and the Day of the week (abbreviated) in ...
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Linux Mint: Power Management does not turn off displayport monitor

I have two monitors connected to this system... one via displayport and one via DVI. When I go into the screen saver settings, I enabled Power Management and set standby, suspend, and off to 1 minute. ...
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Can't Configure Monitors on Linux Mint MSI Laptop With Nvidia Graphics

First off: if any of this is confusing or missing info PLEASE comment and I'll happily clarify and/or add more info. I've got a brand new MSI laptop with Linux Mint (17.1) installed on it. It has an ...
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Can't open Trash: operation not supported

I messed up with some .h files some days ago and since then I have strange issues with my Linux Mint 17. I cannot open my Trash, I get an error saying something like "sorry could not display all the ...
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Apache2 Linux Mint URL without trailing slash not working for HTTP to HTTPS redirect/rewrite

I set up an Apache2 server on Linux Mint. I configured the default-ssl site to use a SSL certificate that I bought and the default site works just fine with SSL. However when I try to access a ...
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Linux Mint. Installing bdf fonts with console (fc-cache/fc-list)

I found an interesting font on GitHub. And it even had an instullation guide. So I use fc-cache -fv and it displays processing on directory with my files: ... /home/my_profile_name/.fonts: caching, ...
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linux - Burn bootable dvd

I try to burn a bootable dvd for linux mint mate 17.1. I tried 3 tools: Braseo (ubuntu/mint) windows disk image burner (win7) Nero (a tool for windows) Only the image burned by Nero succeed to ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 not working in dual monitor mode

I’m having problems getting my dual monitor setup working in my Linux Mint 17.1 setup. There is a display app under the system menu and when I run it, it says I have two monitors (it even knows the ...
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integrate wget with opera 27

I want to integrate wget into opera, I didn't find anything on the web except this article http://archive09.linux.com/feature/59457 which is old(back to 2007) and I didn't find tools->preferences ...
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Where to copy kernel source after kernel is compiled from sources?

On my linux box (Mint 17.1) I compiled the kernel from sources so that I could enable certain things that are not there by default. The kernel compiled fine and the system boots/works just fine. ...
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How to make sure that repositories added to Linux Mint are safe and secure [closed]

I’m using the latest version of Linux mint which based on Ubuntu, I have installed many programs by adding a new repository to the list of checked repositories. Now I’m worried of how safe these ...
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Mouse unpredicatably left clicks when typing in Linux Mint

I have a new Linux Mint install and I am very happy with it. Except for one thing: sometimes when I am typing my mouse will left click, often causing me to select another area of the text. This is ...