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How to manually mount an encrypted filesystem under Linux Mint

I have a problem on Linux Mint. It seems that the partition containing my home folder is full. This partition is encrypted... This prevents me from starting Cinnamon (because it tries to write in a ...
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Linux Mint boots to a black screen

I have installed Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on my Lenovo laptop using a USB drive. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link, but it is not working for me. I am ...
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Linux Mint 17 and windows on same laptop

I have Linux mint and windows 7, I want to take out windows and add its space on c driver to mint. How to do that ?
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Vagrant SSH & Nano on Linux Mint 17.3

I've recently installed Vagrant (1.7.4) and VirtualBox (5.0) on 3 laptops each running Linux Mint. Have reached a stage on all 3 where I need to edit a config file on the VM itself. So far, so good. ...
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WOL on Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 on Linux not working

I simply can't make wake-on-lan to work on my machine. I am new to Linux so probably I am missing something. Below my config. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you. My HW Config: AsRock ...
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Macbook Pro keys < and § mixed up on LMDE2

When I open up Control Panel -> Keyboard -> Layout and click Show... the two keys left from '1' and left from 'z' are mixed up. This happens both on my Macbook Pro (mid-2012) keyboard and my external ...
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Linux Mint “PPA does not support trusty”

ta to the repostitories list in Linux Mint 17.3 but cannot seem to get it to add! I get the error: 'This PPA does not support trusty' Cannot add PPA: ''This PPA does not support trusty' I have ...
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Is there a reliable system restore tool for Linux (Mint)? [closed]

Yesterday I plugged my linux working laptop to the docking station and decided to crash completely. Without going into the details of the damage and the whole recovery process -- which did not take ...
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Setting system wide http(s)/ftp proxy with username and password on Ubuntu/Mint

At my office I was given a pac file in order to connect to our proxy. The pac file is just a bunch of ignore-this-internal-site-and-that-local-site along with a proxy for other connections, let's call ...
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Can't delete files on win 7, linux is fine?

I've got several files that had been copied from an ubuntu system at one point. I didn't realize it when I first copied them on my windows 7 machine that there was anything wrong with them. Until I ...
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Linux add/remap shortcuts to match Mac

I have a Macbook Pro computer, and I installed Linux on it (Mint 17.3) to dual boot. Is there any way to add keyboard shortcuts to Linux which mimic Mac OS X? For example: cmd+tab to behave like ...
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System-wide socks5 proxy

I am trying to get my server to run entirely through TOR proxy settings. I have TOR installed it works when I do it from Mint's GUI by setting the socks host to 127.0.0.1:9050. That way, all my ...
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Why Debian-based distro's don't have newest Qt version? [closed]

I am wondering why distributions based on Debian, like Ubuntu or Mint don't have newest Qt - 5.5 - version in repository. I must download it from page to have 5.5, there is only 5.2 in repo. I know ...
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Run Linux from flash drive

In my work laptop I want to run Linux Mint without changing anything in the computer, so I was thinking of just getting a 128GB flash drive to install it on. I know it will work, but what should I ...
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Linux Cinnamon Mint 17.3 - panel applet broken

Ever since the update to 17.3, the update manager of cinnamon mint in the panel no longer shows a blue insert with the number of pending updates when an update is available, as 17.2 did. I have ...
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Scanner on HP Network multifunction printer in Linux

I have installed a new multifunction printer HP Color LaserJet PRO MFP M176n using the hplip I have managed to setup the printer parter working ok. hp-setup allowed a good install of the printer but I ...
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Slow System Boot Up Due to Loading FS Cache?

My desktop (Linux Mint 17) takes some time to boot up (about 1 - 2 min), and looking at dmesg, it seems that loading of FS cache is the culprit: Jan 8 21:17:23 mydesktop kernel: [ 5.731315] ...
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$HOME/bin is not appended to PATH in Linux Mint

I created the folder $HOME/bin and put some symbolic links in there. Furthermore I set the checkbox Run command as login shell (according to this question) in the Terminal properties. Now when I ...
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Gparted error — now disk disappeared

I tried to resize my 3TB internal HDD with gparted and it would just hang about halfway through. So I instead tried to reformat the entire drive to ext4 using GParted. I deleted it, then allocated ...
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Removing User Accounts in Linux Mint/Windows 7

I am preparing a laptop for sale. Instead of wiping the whole drive, I just want to delete the personal information I have. I have an ssd by the way with TRIM support so even if I delete the files ...
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Why does the computer not shut down when “Deep sleep” is enabled?

I have a custom-built computer based on an ASRock motherboard, and both Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 installed. When I shut down the computer, from either OS, the USB devices remain on. I'd rather ...
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Can I know which file i've just permanently deleted?

Being on LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition), with MATE window manager, I was focused on the wrong folder, and Shift+Deleted accidentally one (maybe many) files from another folder (one I wasn't paying ...
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Unable to intall windows 7 with linux mint 17.2 in dual boot. Partition error occuring

I am running Linux mint 17.2 in my system. I want to install Windows 7 with dual boot but when i tried to install then in partition Windows it shows error " unable to create a new system partition or ...
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Issues with multi Booting and booting [duplicate]

after dual Booting win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 everything worked fine until some weeks ago grub menu disappeared. I then installed Linux mint hoping it would have rectified the situation. During ...
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Dual Boot and Booting Issue

I NEED help desperately. Some time ago I dual booted my Satellite c55t-b5230 (windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14.10). Everything worked awesome Grub menu was present for months until it disappeared. Due ...
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No sound after some minutes in Lenovo laptop with linux

I have a Lenovo G460 laptop and this problem has appeared approximately a year ago, but I never had the time to look into it. Right after I turn on my computer everything works fine. However, about ...
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Linux Mint “OEM temporary account” convertible to my permanent user account?

In my eagerness to switch from windoze, i installed all my sw and data when i first installed linux and now i realize it's all under the OEM temporary account. I'm afraid when I reboot all my data ...
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How to switch to another DNS server permanently

Sometimes, when I am in some problematic network, I get DNS errors like this fatal: unable to access 'https://github.com/user/repo/': Could not resolve host: github.com I add to the /etc/resolv.conf ...
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I have installed Croatian language pack in Linux Mint but I can not configure it in a LO spell checker

I have added my language in Settings --> Language. However, when I go in LibreOffice in Tools --> Options --> Language Settings --> WritingAid -- > Language I can not set Croatian. I don't see it in a ...
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Google Chrome reporting revoked certificates

If I try to access a number of websites including main stream banking sites like https://bank.barclays.co.uk on my Linux Mint PC, Google Chrome reports that the certificate has been revoked and will ...
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Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3 dualboot breaking

So I fixed my previous question by getting a valid UEFI installer disk and completely formatting my SSD. I installed Windows 10 on half of it and installed Linux Mint 17.3 afterwards following this ...
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Selecting alternative chinese inputs (ibus-libpinyin or ibus-googlepinyin)

Frustrated with the poor performance of both ibus-pinyin and SunPinYin, I managed to find two alternatives (ibus-libpinyin, which is apparently a better-maintained version, and ibus-googlepinyin, ...
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Linux Mint on Macbook pro: cannot find valid keyboard layout

I managed to install Linux Mint 17.3 (Mate desktop) on my Macbook Pro (dual boot). Most things run perfectly but I have a big problem with the keyboard layout. I have an Italian keyboard and lots of ...
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Linux mint 17.2 : How can i reduce cpu usage?

I've been using linux mint for month with no problems. Today, when I opened my laptop I noticed a huge CPU usage, although no program was running. My laptop is a Lenovo z500 core i5, 4gb ram. The 4 ...
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Linux Cinnamon Mint - Remember window positions and sizes

In Linux Cinnamon Mint 17.3, I would like to lock in the size and position of windows for specific apps, especially Nemo or Nautilus. How might I do that?
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Mint Linux GPT to MBR

I am currently running Mint Linux on a PC with an old Intel Motherboard. It works just fine but I have have to select the HDD as the boot device manually upon start-up every time because the BIOS ...
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Flash not working in Firefox 42.0 in Linux Mint 17

I have followed several tutorials and have followed the following independent steps to enable flash in firefox: Downloaded flash from here. Placed the libflashplayer.so in ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folder ...
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Webcam on Linux Mint turns grey from bottom up after few seconds

I have Linux Mint 17.2 x64 installed on MSI GE60 2PE laptop and am trying to get my webcam working on this OS (it's working well on Windows), but unable to do so. The image initially displays ...
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“Windows is hibernated, refused to mount” but fast startup is disabled on Windows 10

I'm trying to mount a Windows 10 partition on Fedora 23, with read-write permitions (but the same problem occurs on Linux Mint 17.3 and Ubuntu 15.10), but everytime I get this message: $ sudo mount ...
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Manually adding windows 7 to the grub boot menu

This seems like it should be simple, but I've spent two hours following all the advice I could find to no avail. I have windows 7 installed on one internal harddrive (sdb) and I have just installed ...
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Installing Linux Mint, how to partition disc, mount points, boot flag?

I'm getting used to Linux a bit now, came to it as an XP refugee, and am still firmly a noob. I can google until I'm blue in the face, but I still don't know enough to understand what all the ...
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Locale issue in Linux Mint

I have this problem with locale on my Linux Mint Debian (LMDE). How can I fix this? cj@linux ~ $ locale locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set ...
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Linux Mint 17- Unable to edit hotspot

So, here is my problem. I am using mint 17 and I wish to use the computer as a hotspot. In the network panel, there is 2 wifi options (internal, and external usb). Using the internal wifi adapter to ...
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Linux Mint Install Fails (Because of Partitioning?)

I bought a laptop with three drives: sda/sdb are a RAID array with windows installed, and sdc is a separate 1TB drive. While I wanted to install Linux Mint on sda/sdb (creating a new partition from ...
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Make Mint forget share credentials

I typically edit my /etc/fstab file when I want to mount a share, but I was in a hurry when installing a new OS and instead used the GUI to mount a samba share and I selected the "Remember forever" ...
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How to make notification to user in Linux?

I wandering to know how to make notification to user in Linux Mint 17? I want to do pause after every 50 min of PC work => and after this time make some notification, like: Please, make some ...
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Desktop folder disappeared from Mint 17.2 64-bit

There was a directory /home/mybrother/Desktop , until today when I was at work, but now it is gone from my brother's Cinnamon Mint 64-bit 17.2 machine. All the subdirectories which were beneath it ...
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How to affix browser window on tab bar in Firefox?

To undock a Firefox tab is easy. Just press the left mouse button on the tab and move it away from the window. But how to do this the other way round? Simply moving the window near the tab bar didn't ...
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How to set cinnamon preferences in command line?

I am using LinuxMint 17 (Qiana) with Cinnamon, and I am creating a script to re-create my system in case my computer dies or I need to migrate computers. Its easy to make a script to install/remove ...
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Remap Super_L+hjkl to direction keys

On Linux Mint, I want to use Super_L+hjkl to move like in vim. I tried various thinks with xmodmap without success. I tried to do this : xmodmap -e "keycode 43 = h H h H Left Left Left Left" But ...