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How to browse root directory in linux mint?

I need to browse root directory in linux mint from command. I tried sudo cd /root It says sudo cd command not found. cd /root says permission denied. Also I need to list the files starting ...
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Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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Unicode characters cannot be displayed on Chrome tab title on Linux

After doing an apt-get dist-upgrade, unicode characters including Chinese and Japanese cannot be displayed in Chrome's tab titles. They are correctly displayed elsewhere (e.g. page content, bookmarks, ...
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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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Cannot install PyDev on Eclipse Indigo

If anyone can help... I get the same error every time when I try to install Pydev on Eclipse Indigo using this procedure http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/864 OS is LinuxMint Release 13 ...
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How do I replace one flavor of Linux with another while dual booting with Windows?

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint 13 along with Windows XP. I want to switch to CrunchBang after removing Linux Mint. Can anyone tell me how to do this while taking care of the master boot ...
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I cannot connect to the internet via ethernet

I have been previously running Windows 8 on my Toshiba and of recent I decided to make a multiboot with Linux Mint Olivia 15. When I start the machine on Windows, I can access internet with an ...
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Disable Control + F2 keyboard shortcut in Mint 16

There is a similar topic, but none of the solutions is working for Ctrl+F2 combination. I need to disable this shortcut in my Mint 16, any ideas?
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Unable to install TI Linux emulator on Linux Mint 16 KDE

I have Linux Mint 16 KDE, and I wanted to install the Texas Instruments Emulator from http://lpg.ticalc.org/prj_tilem/download.html. I downloaded and extracted the source code, and installed all the ...
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Binding superkey + Ctrl to behave as right alt

I can't do any symbols such as ¡@£$€¥{[]} ("lower" symbols on number keys) using left ctrl and the super key on my keyboard. I can do these symbols by using the right alt. I would like to use a ...
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Force Firefox to Ignore GTK Theme?

Latest Firefox, 26, on Mint 16 MATE. Firefox is using the system GTK theme, and it looks bad. How can I tell Firefox to ignore the system theme and do it's own thing? ui.use_native_colors is false ...
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Terminator and Zsh: ctrl+D not closing session

I've been a Terminator and zsh user for a while with consistent profiles across several machines. However, on a freshly installed Linux Mint machine, for some reason Ctrl+D (EOT) isn't closing the ...
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Updating Linux Mint Repositories

Support for Linux Mint 15 (Olivia), Cinnamon (Ubuntu based) has ended. I do not want to upgrade to Mint 16 and have to reconfigure all my settings (which have taken me months to get everything the ...
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How to interpret state and log files written by preload program in Linux?

Preload is a program which prefetches files from the disk needed by various applications to reduce application startup time. It seems to be very popular and useful (just google preload+linux) but the ...
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Change Behavior of Linux Power Button

I have a headless linux mint machine that I use for a file server and other things. It's been working great for me for a few years, but there's one issue - my cat likes to hang out on top of it, and ...
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Linux Mint 12 - how to open a .zip file in terminal

The question above about covers it- I am so very sorry, I see the answers all the time but, though very explicit, I just can't apply them to my terminal. I have a zipped folder, I can't open it in ...
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New Linux Mint 16 installation, wifi connects and then drops almost immediately

I don't really know how to get into much more detail than the title has provided. I'm on a new HP Pavilion 15 and running Linux Mint 16 x64, but the wifi keeps dropping almost immedi ately (<1 min) ...
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Laptop dies and does not complete boot process if not on AC, yet battery is fine

My laptop, after a hard 6 years of use, is finally showing signs of electrical wear and tear through a myriad of strange issues, this being one of the least severe of them. I've experienced recently ...
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Linux Mint 15 won't login in user profile after apt-get upgrade

I installed an external library for Pillow (PIL fork) and got tried to install another one after that and I got an error message for broken packages. I ran apt-get update and got an error saying that ...
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Why Reminna only starts when keyboard layout is in UK mode?

On my Linux Mint 15 machine I use Reminna for RDP to servers and workstations, but for some strange reason it refuses to start when my keyboard layout is in South Africa mode. So everytime I need to ...
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How to disable wallpaper changes on Linux Mint 12?

I'm looking for a way to disable the possibility of changing the wallpaper on a Linux Mint 12 install on a public computer. I searched the internet, but I didn't get any straightforward answer so far. ...
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Libuser on Linux Mint Olivia

I was wondering if anyone could help me in installing libuser on linux mint olivia. I tried searching the apt-cache but could not find the package.
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Install Linux (Mint 16) on drive from temporary second drive

I have an unused hard disk onto which I want to install Linux Mint. I do not own a DVD-drive, but a working drive with a Linux Mint installation. I would like to temporary boot this second drive, ...
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Install linux from sd card

I am attempting to install linux mint 16 (currently running Linux Mint 15) and I have lost my flashdrive I have no disks available so my only option is my sd memory card. How do I make a sd card ...
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Vmware: Mouse pointer stops for a sec when changing focus to guest

Host OS: Windows 7 x64 (up2date) Guest OS: Linux Mint xfce LTS (maya) (x64) Vmware Workstation 9.0.3 VMware Tools is installed and seems to work. Problem description: When my mouse pointer moves ...
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How start Nemo in background to manage the desktop?

I'm using XMonad and I want a solution to get application icons in the desktop. If I start the Nemo file explorer and then I close it I get the application icons in the desktop, as I want. How can I ...
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Laptop not connecting through ethernet cable

My Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop with a dual boot of Linux Mint and Windows 7 is not connecting with my ethernet cable. Wireless does still work. The laptop does not connect through an ethernet cable at ...
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MDM fails as a boot up service, but still works via sudo + audio broken (Linux Mint 16rc KDE)

Last night I installed Wine, installed then removed mono-complete (and it's dependencies) and then ran apptitude update which when finished made my system seem unstable so I rebooted. Upon reboot, ...
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Meaning of LC_IDENTIFICATION environment variable

Just out of curiosity, what is the meaning of LC_IDENTIFICATION? The reason I am asking is, that a fresh US-English installation of Linux Mint (I guess Ubuntu would be the same), located in ...
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Can't install 'MFC42.DLL'

I tried this: winetricks mfc42 and got the following result: Executing w_do_call mfc42 Executing load_mfc42 Executing wine /home/sajjad/.cache/winetricks/vcrun6/vc6redistsetup_deu.exe ...
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Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon - How to update new installation on External HDD with USB installation?

I am very unfamiliar with command lines and a total Linux beginner trying to migrate from years of Windows dependence. I have just installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on my 64GB USB 3.0 stick. I have ...
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Unable to update in Linux Mint 10 - Julia (Maverick)

I just did a fresh installation of Linux Mint 10 and tried to do update or do any installation from Software Manager for that matter. But it just 404 out. Any solution for this
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Pendrive does not show up in Linux Mint 15

H have a Linux Mint 15 - Cinnamon edition on my computer. Today I booted up my Linux (I use dual boot) and downloaded the ISO for Mint 16. It worked. But since I logged in today, my USB, SD, and ...
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Linux Mint 15 screen settings(brightness control)

How do you adjust the screen brightness on Linux Mint? Do I need a special app for it the way you do for the screen lock?
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Atheros AR9485WB-EG wireless adapter on Linux Mint

I have a new ASUS X552C laptop. It is working like a charm, but I ran into a problem when I decided to install Linux Mint. It seems like my Atheros AR9485WB-EG wireless card is not recognized by the ...
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Enable IP(v4) forwarding on Linux Mint

How do I enable IP forwarding on Linux Mint? When typing the following commands in the terminal as superuser I got the following output: DALEK zermacr0yd # sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward ...
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Hotkey to Move Window to Other Monitor

I'm running Linux Mint with Cinnamon using two monitors. Is there a hotkey combo that moves the window from the current monitor to the other? I can hold Windows Key + left/right/up arrow to move/ ...
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Create a partition with Mint intaller iso

Since I like messing around with my OS and have a tendency to break something in the process, I would like to make a partition in my hard drive that would hold the install iso for what-ever os I am ...
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Connect USB serial dongle to Windows 7 on VirtualBox

I am running Linux Mint 16, and VirtualBox 4.3.4, with the extension pack installed. I have Windows 7 installed as a client. I have to run an application on this Windows 7 install, and it uses a USB ...
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Separating Linux Mint and Windows installation at hardware level

I have Windows 8 installed on one of my HDD and I want to install Linux Mint on my unused SSD. The point is, I want to install another operating system to the unused hard driver in a way, that it ...
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Shortcuts in gvim

I'm trying to migrate from Windows to Linux and am having difficulties with the shortcuts in gvim. For something as simple a copying you press "+y and I'm wondering 1)does order matter when ...
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Unable to configure the Linux Kernel v3.8.9 source code

I'm running Linux Mint with kernel version 3.8.0-29-generic. So I downloaded and extracted the Linux Kernel 3.8.9 source code and placed the folder in the main directory. Now using the command make ...
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Battery life Samsung Series 7 with Linux (Mint, KDE)

I've been trying all the tricks I can find to reduce power usage on my Samsung series 7 (Ivy Bridge Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 8570M GPU) laptop (running Linux Mint Olivia, KDE version), but it all seems ...
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Linux Mint date/time settings

So I noticed that Linux Mint listed the date and time in the lower right corner at the bottom of the screen in the 24-hour clock format. Following the link I tried setting the date format in the panel ...
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Windows 7 & Linux Mint sharing: W7 can't see LM

I have a Linux Mint 15 desktop and Windows 7 laptop that I am attempting to share files and a printer with. I have a bit of an odd problem that I can't figure out how to resolve. I've configured the ...
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Screen lock on Linux Mint

I just upgraded to Linux Mint and noticed that when I close my laptop and then re-open it, there is no screen lock with a password prompt the way there is with Linux Ubuntu. Does Mint cinnamon have ...
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Sound not working in VMware player

Guest operating system is Windows 7 and I have VMware player 6.0.1 installed. On it latest version of Mint Linux is run. The problem is Linux never gets sound. How do I fix this? The message "the ...
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How to get side buttons working on mouse in Linux running in VMware player

I have the Razer Deathadder mouse (left handed edition) and some of the buttons don't work on Linux. For example the back and forwards buttons on the side, pressed by the thumb don't work and pressing ...
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Linux mint 15 mate boot screen change

Recently my boot up altered (HP Desktop) & now includes a screen that shows "ubuntu 15" showing pulsing 5 dots while it's loading. Then screen changes to my usual expected Mint tty1 boot screen. ...
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How to tell Linux Mint 15 where to find OS updates?

I am trying to install updates for my Linux mint 15 VM. The VM's connection is configured as NAT, ultimately using my workstation with Windows 7 internet's connection. However, when I try to update ...