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Cannot print but can scan with Canon MX860 connected via USB to Linux Mint

I can open up Simple Scan and click 'scan' and the scanner fires right up. I can open up Printers under Preferences and see the printer there. When I try to print a document, whether it's a pdf or a ...
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Can I install Linux on computers that come with windows 8? uefi vs boot locking [duplicate]

Thinking of buying a computer that comes with windows 8, but want to install Linux on it (Mint or Debian). I was wondering a few things: Do most computers with windows 8 come with UEFI now - eg, ...
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Set CSV as default import into a spreadsheet

In Libreoffice I can import a CSV file into a spreadsheet by simply double-clicking on the text file. In Openoffice 4.0 I have to click once on the text file to select it, then in the file type ...
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Windows 7 getting 'Setup was unable to create new system partition' when trying to install on dual boot with Linux Mint 15

I know there are a LOT of threads with this error message in but my case is different. I sold my windows PC and want to dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux Mint 15. I have Linux Mint 15 installed ...
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UEFI boot Issues on Asus G750 and LiveUSB

I'm having an issue getting Mint 13 LTS to boot on my new machine. I switched off SecureBoot, CSM and Fastboot. After this I Used USB Installer that comes built into Mint, it ends up with a ...
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Grub dual boot: Mint update removed grubentry for windows

I have a problem where Mint updated my system,and also changed my grub2 entries. It needed to do this.. but in changing grub entries it REMOVED my Windows on /dev/sda1 entry. I can still see the ...
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Why did my machine stop booting?

All of a sudden when I turned on my Linux Mint 14 machine I got the following message: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' ...and a grub rescue prompt. I ran the Boot-Repair tool ...
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DNS issues when using VPN in Linux Mint

I'm using Windows8 as my host OS, and are running a Linux Mint VM on virtualbox, with its network being virtualized as NAT. I'm using Ciscos AnyConnect VPN to get access to a certain network. The ...
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Running Linux Mint on an X60 tablet, black screen after boot

I'm trying to run a Linux Mint 15 on my Thinkpad x60 tablet. I do have what seem to be serious problems with my graphics driver though: After booting, the screen just stays black. The backlight is ...
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“BOOTMGR is missing” while trying to boot off usb

everyone. here's the problem: I made a bootable USB stick to boot Linux mint using Unetbootin. When I tried to boot off it, though, the following message came: BOOTMGR is missing. press ...
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Cannot login fresh install Linux Mint XFCE

After I install and am taken to login for the first time (login screen with clouds), I have tried clicking my username from the list, then typed the password. It comes back with a message with ...
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awesome wm - Can't set screen resolution

I use awesome wm and use xrandr to set screen resolution. But I accidently pressed mod4+p (win+p) and since then I can't set my screen resolution correctly. I have a laptop and a VGA screen of ...
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Linux Mint 13 connected to lan but not to internet

I've had a computer running linux mint 13 for about 6 months now without any problems. Every time that I tried to connect to the internet I just used a standard ethernet port and had no problems ...
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Linux Mint wifi

I'm running Linux Mint 15 Xfce on a Compaq Presario desktop from 2009. I can't seem to get the wifi working. Rather than ask a general question, here's a simple question: If $> iwlist wlan0 scanning ...
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Dual Boot: booting freeze / hang up

I had Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 installed in my system and decided to replace Ubuntu with Linux Mint. In the linux mint installer, I lazily chose the first choice which is to install over ubuntu, ...
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Changes to about:config on Firefox on all computer users

I have a system (Linux Mint) with multiple users and I want them to have the same about:config values and parameters. If I change about:config in one user, will it be reflected to the other users' ...
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Always on Top shortcut key in linux mint

is there any quick way to set a window to 'always on top' mode in linux mint 'cinnamon'? In windows I created an autohotkey script but I do not know how to set such a command up in linux.
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Changing brightness Linux

I try to change the screen brightness on Linux Mint! The keys are showing a change, but the screen keeps at full denisity. Changing the /sys/class/backlight/apple_backlight/backlight file has also no ...
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Linux Mint not shutting down Mac

Yesterday I installed the new Linux distro, Linux Mint 15 on my Mac. Everything is running fine, but when i want to shut my latop down, the fans and the keyboard-backlight keep running! Does anyone ...
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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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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 ...