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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 ...
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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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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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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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Nvidia Linux Driver Huge Resolution

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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Linux Sound Drivers - Recompiling kernel with ehcd-hcd module

I just installed Linux Mint and I am trying to get my usb soundcard to work. I am completely new to Linux so I have only been learning about all the important parts of the OS this afternoon. No one I ...
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Increase screen dim tim in linux mint

I have just installed Linux Mint 13, Want to watch a movie on it but after 10 seconds my screen goes dim. How can I disable that dim feature or can increase the time from 10 seconds to more? I am ...
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delete files from usb (mac os journle)

I have a flash drive which is formated as mac osx extended journel. It has some data I want to remove some files from the flash drive, I dont have access to Mac OS how can I delete files from my flash ...
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Firefox keep the old version after update

Recently I wanted to update my firefox. First I uninstall it: sudo apt-get remove firefox Add the mozilla repository to sources.list https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa Then ...
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How does the EFI partition work and can I boot an x86 OS with a bootx64.efi file?

I have a Thinkpad X230 laptop and I want to install Linux Mint Debian Edition along side Windows 7 on my GPT formatted SSD with the BIOS in UEFI mode. The problem is that I don't understand how EFI ...
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How to configure network and the Internet to work with Linux Mint VM?

Today, I installed Linux Mint 13 to try some applications, programs and other good things. after installing it I don't have network connection. I tried with all type of network switches and activated ...
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I updated Debian Squeeze and Linux Mint is now missing from GRUB

I did a search for how to fix this and came up with nothing...I would like to put Linux Mint back on GRUB. I am a newbie so please be easy on me. I installed Linux Mint first, then Debian Squeeze. ...
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Device to become bluetooth?

Is there a device where I can plug in non-Bluetooth capable devices so that they would be capable of becoming Bluetooth devices? I can only find devices that are already Bluetooth by themselves and ...
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Closing skype does not pop it up in system tray on linux mint 12

my x220 runs Linux Mint 12, Cinnamon (Ubuntu-11.10 based). When I close skype main window, skype process is still running: $ ps -e | grep skype 2327 ? 00:25:36 skype 3828 ? 00:00:15 ...
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after linuxmint update hdd wont boot, live cd ubuntu or mint wont work and cannot even reinstall

I had a Linux Mint 9 and Windows 7 dual boot machine that was working fine until Mint was auto updated. Now it won't boot up, live CD's get to the splash screen menu but won't proceed any further. ...
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Change the default aplication when I plug in an iPhone on Linux Mint

How can I change the default applications that start on my Linux Mint, when I plug in an iPhone? Currently, what is happening is that banshee starts in couple of instances & crushes. I basically ...
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“idea net setter” 2g data card not detecting in linux mint 12 but working in windows well

My Idea Net Setter data card working in Windows 7 , but not working in Linux mint Model : EG162G The data card is USB type , driver and applications are available inside the data card memory for ...
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Linux can't boot without acpi=off on Thinkpad

I recently installed Linux Mint 12 - the Gnome version - on a new Lenovo Thinkpad L520 for a friend. It's running kernel 3.0.0-12- generic. When I booted - either into the live CD, or into the ...
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Linux mint 12: How to view/edit files in filezilla? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change FileZilla so that View/Edit opens .html in Notepad++, not Firefox Lets say I am connected to my server using filezilla, i want to edit a file hello.php i ...
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Share Firefox/Thunderbird data between W7 and Linux Mint 12 in dual boot computer

I've just set up my laptop (where I had running only W7) with a dual boot to run Linux Mint 12 as well. I have a "Data" partition (apart from the required partitions for W7 and Linux) where I store ...
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Lost window title bars and everything after selecting bad window theme in linux mint

I've selected a window theme from the "Advanced Settings" in Linux Mint 12 which seems to be corrupted and I've lost everything on my desktop. I can't start any apps but I can open the terminal by ...
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Linux Mint 12 - Firefox keyboard shortcut bug

The Ctrl+a (select all shortcut) does not work in Firefox on Linux mint 12; I mean if you highlight a textbox (for example in google.com the box where you enter the search keyword ), enter some text ...
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Can I switch from Ubuntu to Mint using apt sources only?

Is it possible to install Linux Mint 12 just by editing /etc/apt/sources.list and putting Mint's repos there? I can copy them from the Live CD, of course. I know a clean install would be better, but ...
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How do I change the settings of Adobe Flash on Linux Mint?

If I have Adobe Flash installed on my device running Linux Mint 11 and 12, how do I change the settings on it apart from visiting the Adobe website?
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How do I disable the web camera on my laptop when running Linux Mint 11 & 12?

I can't locate the settings for my web camera and would like to know how do disable it as well on either Linux Mint 11 and 12
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How to re-install Linux Mint 12?

I have dual booted my Windows XP installing the CD version of Linux Mint 12. And then I upgraded it to the DVD version. I am having many errors on my PC, so I would like to re-install the CD version ...
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Remove mint 12 dvd version and leave windows 7

I dual booted my xp, installing linux mint 12 lisa with no problem. My brother decided to do the same, he dual booted his windows 7, installing linux mint 12 cd version, then upgraded to the dvd ...
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Command to search where is the config file of apache in Mint

I use Mint and I often do sudo.... apt-get install xxx It works but later I never know where xxx was installed. I would like to edit-reconfigure my apache 'r root document to use with cakephp but I ...