Linux Mint is a Debian-based open-source Linux distribution.

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Can't Install Linux Mint

As the title says, I am having trouble installing the Linux Mint 13 Operating System in my computer and I am looking for advise on how to solve the problem. I hope you can help me. I downloaded Linux ...
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Linux Mint 13 is not booting on dual boot computer

I have 2 hard drives in my computer a 300 GB drive which is my primary drive for windows 7 and a 1.5 TB drive that I'd used for storage. When I got it I partitioned 500 GB for use in Linux. So, I ...
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Mint cinnamon doesn't load after hibernation

From the time I installed mint 13 (cinnamon) I cant hibernate and resume correctly . every time when i do pm-hibernate the system hibernates but when i resume cinnamon is not loaded , the icons ...
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How do I dual boot over two SSDs?

I currently have a spare SSD and would like to install a version of Linux on it. My other SSD has a Windows 7 install on it. Is there a way that I can when turning the computer on get a menu which ...
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Disable duck search engine in Firefox on Linux mint

I hate that duck search engine in firefox on Linux Mint. I want to use google search instead when I enter something in the address bar. I'm not talking about the small searchengine bar on the right ...
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Linux - Debian - Original groups that a user is in

This is embarrassing; I used the usermod command to add myself to the disk group. However I forgot to use the append option! so I'm not a member of any of the groups that I was originally, now ...
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Linux Mint Debian Cinammon soundcard selection

i use said OS and i am missing a window or setting to set the default soundcard. I have a builtin analog soundcard which works just fine and is set as default, also i have a usb headset which works ...
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What is the Linux equivalent of Window's PATH

In Windows I set my PATH to point to my JDK bin folder so I can easily run commands that involve Java. What is the equivalent of this for Linux distros? I am using Linux Mint 13.
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Keyboard input lagging in Linux Mint

I have a strange problem with my newly installed Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon. Sometimes, while I'm typing, the system does not register some of my inputs. And sometimes, it gets 'stuck' on a key and ...
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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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Multibooting Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13

I have a few softwares that can only be run in Windows. So I'm thinking about multiboot. But I've a few questions. Firstly, does multibooting effects the performance of LM even a tiny negligible bit ...
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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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Lenovo Ideapad Y480 can't reinstall windows?

Alright, so here's the deal... For a while, I wanted to mess with Linux. I don't know why, but I wanted to. So, what I did was use WUBI and install Ubuntu. Because of some unknown reason (Intel Rapid ...
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Installing Debian applications on Linux Mint

I'm trying to install an application (Google Chat) and it gives me the option for Debian/Ubuntu with a .deb extension. So since I have Mint, I generally just do everything as if were Ubuntu. So I ...
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Linux mint remove shortcut

I want to remove shortcut from the upper panel in Linux. But right click gives me only "launch" and "properties" options.. How can i remove this shortcuts?
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Can't Copy to Clipboard from Vim

I'm running Vim 7.3 under Linux Mint 13 (using MATE) and I'm not able to save text to the system clipboard. I run Vim in the terminal and copy text from the terminal with CTRLINSERT. When I select ...
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Dual booting Linux/Win7, Grub refuses to load Win7

Decided to give Linux Mint a try (Ubuntu's interface annoys me), so I installed it with the intention of dual booting with Windows 7. Installation went fine, but now I can only boot into Linux Mint. ...
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How do I disable the keyboard shortcut for menu in Linux Mint 13?

I use gnome-do a lot and usually I summon it using [Super] + [Space]. It works just fine on my desktop PC (Linux Mint 11) but on my new ThinkPad T420 (Linux Mint 13) it didn't work that well. I had to ...
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How can I load Windows 7 after I installed Mint 12 KDE?

I have Windows 7 installed. I attempted to install Mint side by side. Though, when I choose Windows from the Grub loader(knowing that Windows needs MBR) nothing happens. What is the best way to ...
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Any dangers of sharing /home partition between two distros?

I have a laptop with a 250GB HDD. I have an existing installation of Kubuntu across three partitions (A 20GB one for /, 2GB for swap, and something like 97GB for /home). If I add another partition, ...
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I am trying to install Linux Mint - it shows only one of two hard disks

I want to install Linux Mint along with Windows on my computer. I have two hard drives - 1 TB (which mint finds as sda) and 640 GB (which Mint finds as sdb). The 1 TB hard disk has a ...
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Search for exe file within a condition

I want to search for all .exe files greater than 200 kB or smaller than 120 kB in the current folder and its subfolders. Then I want to move them to another folder called "folder" and execute in this ...
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Installing Wine on Linux Mint Debian Edition

For whatever reason, Wine is not in the repository on LMDE. I would like to know how to install it. Can anyone provide instructions on how to do so?
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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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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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Disable Linux Mint system start sound?

How do I disable the system start sound in Linux Mint. I am talking about when you are presented with the login screen. There is a sound that accompanies the login screen. I tried to access a program ...
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how to copy a linux mint apt mirror

I have a linux mint install that will be placed on a private network without internet access. Is it possible to download an Apt mirror for Mint and place in on a server in the private network so that ...
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can dd be used to wipe clean a directory?

I have a directory on a Mint install that I want to wipe clean (not just delete the pointers, actually zero the info off the drive). is it possible to clear the data by using dd? For example, if the ...
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Flash player problems in Chrome on Linux Mint 12

I have pretty funny problem with flash player, I can view movies from youtube, but flash does not save my usage data and don't let me change prefferences. Problem occurs only if I install adblock and ...
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How do I bring an application running in the background to the foreground in Linux without the commands fg or nohup?

Due to habits formed over the years, I tend to click on the "x" icon in a Skype session running on Windows to minimize it however when I do the same on Linux Mint 11, it is sent to the background 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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Fully reinstall / remove VIM

I recently ran a script which configures VIM and installs plugins needed for development. I installed it like this: $ git clone https://github.com/sontek/dotfiles.git $ cd dotfiles $ ./install.sh vim ...
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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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Updating LibreOffice on Linux clients

We currently have Linux Mint installed on a number of devices and would like to upgrade the version of LibreOffice installed i.e. 3.4.4 to the latest version of 3.5.2 however upon running the command ...
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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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Totem and MPlayer not displaying video correctly in Mint 11

Whenever I try to play a video file in Totem or MPlayer (I've tested OGV, MP4, MPG), it displays in very odd ways (depending on program). Videos play fine in VLC, Banshee, Google Chrome etc. I think I ...
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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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How to use Pendrive in a USB disabled Computer?

The computer (study lab computer) that I am using has its USB disabled, hence I cannot run or copy the programs that I have in my pen-drive. How can I run or view the contents in my pen drive. OS:...
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How to map “special” keys of the keyboard to some mappings in linux?

I have recently bought a new keyboard, and it has a lot of unused special keys - like "launch Excel", "launch Word", etc. I suspect there is a way to map the keypresses on those keys to some useful ...
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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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How to detect a Wacom Intuos5 tablet in Linux Mint?

I have an Intuos5 drawing tablet that I'd like to use under Linux. Under Windows it runs fine, but I can't get it to work in Linux (using Mint 11). lsusb shows that it is known as a USB device: $ ...
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How to use Google Docs as you would Dropbox (or any other online backup site)

What I would like to do is have files sync in the background with my Google Docs account, both up, and down. Is there any way to do this? I use Mint 11, if it helps. Thanks!
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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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Passwords and Keys in Linux

In a fit of desperation when I had my wireless connection die on me, I thought it was a problem with the key I had created at the start when I initially configured the wireless connection and hence ...
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Wireless mayhem with Linux

The wireless connection I had setup was working absolutely fine earlier. I then plugged it to another router to configure via a network cable and whilst it allowed me to access the router details, I ...
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Explain why .bash_logout won't run commands?

So I've been wondering how to run these two lines of code everytime I close an open instance of Terminal: history -c cat /dev/null > ~/.bash_history I export HISTFILE=5 on startup, but still ...
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Dell Studio 15 Broadcom wireless drivers not working in Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint 12 on my Dell Studio 15 and everything worked perfectly up until I tried updating the STA Driver for the Broadcom (BCM4312) wireless controller. I've tried these bash commands ...
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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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Laptop freezes. Could be OS or laptop, don't know

Model: Toshiba Satellite A205-S5809 OS: Linux Mint 12 Okay, I've read quite a few posts but none of them seem to solve my problem. Some things I've tired: Remove battery, unplug, hold down power ...
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Install Linux Mint on PC without bootable CD

Unfortunately my PC's CD drive is not bootable; I have such a mixture of SATA and IDE drives, so until I have more money to redo my controller setup, I can't boot from any cd. Currently, I have a DVD ...