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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 ...
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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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How to run adobe photoshop cs4 on wine?

I dual booted my xp installing linux mint 12. I have photoshop cs4 installed on xp, but can't run it on wine. Why?
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Linux Mint power consumption / CPU

I installed Linux Mint 12(lisa) on my dell lx502 i.e. XPS 15 with an i7-670QM cpu and the nvidia 550M with optimus. However I am concerned about the power consumption. About 21% battery ~= 36 ...
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How to use Wget with Tor Bundle in Linux

I'm a Linux Mint (Lisa) and Tor Bundle user trying to use wget over Tor. After following the directions I found here, all I get when running wget is an output file saying, "514 Authentication required....
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How can I extend Lisa's taskbar across both monitors?

I've just installed Linux Mint 12 Lisa and would like to extend the bottom taskbar to both monitors. Lisa uses a fork of Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) called Cinnamon How can I do this?
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Internet connection is so bad on my linux mint, but good on windows 7 and windows xp and on mobile, why?

I dual booted my xp, installing linux mint, My connection is so bad on my linux mint, but good on windows 7 and windows xp and on mobile. speedtest.net results on my linux mint 12 Ping: 200ms ...
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Resize main partition with gparted

I'm trying to create a dual-boot machine, having Linux Mint 12 installed already. I have only one partition that occupies the whole hdd space. I want to cut some space from it and create a new ...
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How to check root partition with fsck?

I installed Linux Mint 12 KDE, and I would like to check the root partition for any errors. How do I check the root partition with fsck at boot time?
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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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Linux Mint 12 - How to disable the bottom toolbar (without gnome-tweak-tool!)

If I disable the bottom toolbar from gnome-tweak-tool =>shell extensions => bottom panel extension (=>off), the next time I restart gnome it will somehow merge the bottom panel to the upper panel and ...
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Unable to mount VirtualBox share with Linux host and Windows guest

I am running Linux Mint 12 and have installed the latest version of VirtualBox. I have installed Windows 7 as a guest. I have also created a share with the name share. I attempted to run the command ...
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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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Unable to retrieve a list of available updates for Linux Mint

I am attempting to list available updates for Linux Mint however am unable to do so. I have run the following command sudo apt-get update - My understanding is that this simply updates the repository ...
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How to remap CAPSLOCK to ESC in Linux Mint 12

I would like to remap the CAPSLOCK key to ESC as this is easier to use in Vim. I can make it in Ubuntu 11.04 as there's an option for this in Keyborad configuration. But recently I switched to use ...
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Batch search and replace file path

So I've got lots of m3u playlists created on my Windows machine inside a folder with file paths to tracks as: D:\path-of-mp3 So first I want to replace all the \ with / and then D: with /media/...
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Unable to lock the administration directory (sudo apt-get upgrade && apt-get update)

I am having troubles running the following command on my Linux Mint partition: sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade This is the first I have ever encountered this, and I run this command ...
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ls working strangely

I'm used to typing ls Doc, and tabbing a couple times to complete to ls Documents/. However, now my ls is completing that same statement to ls Documents with a space at the end of Documents, so I can ...
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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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Linux Minux 12 Freezes (Gnome 2) - How to go about finding and fixing cause?

This freezing issue has been reported by others over the past few months but no clear answer has been provided. Some have attributed it to Banshee or other music players but this is incorrect since I ...
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How to boot into text mode in Linux Mint LMDE (Debian-based)

Ok, this might sound ridiculous, but of all the issues I could have, I'm scratching my head over booting into text mode. Normally I'm in the opposite direction, such as startx not working. To put the ...
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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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Where is the Apache configuration located on Linux Mint?

Using the command gedit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf produces a text file containing just one line. I need to change the DocumentRoot of my Apache configuration so as to use with the CakePHP framework.
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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 ...
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How can I determine if Apache is installed on a system?

I have Linux Mint on my computer but I don't know how to find out whether Apache2 is on it or where it is actually installed. I run my web browser (PHP installed) with http://localhost as a URL and it ...
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vim missing bottom toolbar on Linux Mint

I've been trying Vim/Gvim, in both Windows and Linux (Mint), but something seems to be missing. I'm missing the bottom "status" bar on the Linux version, the one that indicates the key pressed. Here'...
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How to restore sudo privilege with Linux live CD?

I'm running Linux Mint 11 and I lost the privilege to use sudo, apparently the result of accidentally removing myself from the admin group. When I use the groups command to list the groups I'm in, it ...