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JAVA_HOME errors when run without sudo

Hello I am on Linux Mint 16 KDE 64. I have OpenJDK 7 installed and Oracle JDK 7 and if I run Intellij as a normal user I get: 'tools.jar' seems to be not in IDEA classpath. Please ensure ...
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How can I print file names on linux command if know its file descriptor of a file opened by a process?

I know the file descriptor of a file opened by a process, but I don't know the process ID. How can I print file names from the Linux command prompt if I know the file descriptor of a file opened by a ...
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Linux Mint 14 severe overheating

I've tried switching to Mint (it was Mint 12) about 6 months ago, but failed to do it due to enormous overheating which made it virtually impossible to run any applications more complex than Gedit. ...
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Running out of disk space on /home directory?

I have a 200GB HD and have just installed Linux Mint (12 - KDE) as the only OS (I formatted and wiped my previous Windows 7 installation). I am in the process of installing my "sandbox" and because ...
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Linux mint Sudoers edit not working - cant do anything

I am running linux mint. I setup an administrator account called 'thomas' I am trying to edit some files and it will only let me open them as read only - I assumed a permissions problem. As such i ...
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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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How do I install fonts on Linux Mint?

I have some external fonts called Eaglefeather (Frank Lloyd Wright fonts) and I want to install them on to my Linux machine running Linux Mint 7 (Ubuntu based). I can't seem to get them to install ...
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Laptop gets hot when using Linux Mint

My laptop gets very hot when using Linux Mint. It stays ok when I'm just browsing or using terminal, but when I'm watching a stream the laptop gets very hot. I know the fan is working correctly. When ...
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Open source alternative of Acrobat Editor to prepare a PDF form (eg a smart resume) which can be filled out by the recipients [closed]

I am looking for an open source alternative toAcrobat Editor to prepare PDF forms which can be filled out by the recipient. So far I tried pdf editor in Linux mint 14 but it didn't work. Does anyone ...
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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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Top menu bar disappeared on all applications in Linux Mint 14 XFCE

The top menu bar disappeared off of all of my applications in Linux Mint 14 XFCE. You can still see the menu item, like "File", "Edit", etc. However, the outline around the window is gone and the is ...
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How to select text in terminal? (linux mint)

I tried Ctrl+a and the cursor changes but what do I have to press afterwards? ( tried Arrow keys and Alt+Arrow keys and Shift+Arrow keys and so on)
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Having display issues when trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya Cinnamon) on Dell Latitude D600

I am trying to install Linux Mint 13 (Maya/Cinnamon) on an Old Dell Latitude D600. I can boot the live CD, but when I try to install, I can't see the windows that are coming up on screen. I can see ...
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Dreamweaver and Photoshop on Linux Mint

I have a simple question. Is it legal to use Dreamweaver and Photoshop (both bought legally) on linux using Wine?
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How do I get my Nvidia monitor position settings (in Linux) to persist after a restart?

I have two monitors, and I run them both in Linux using the proprietary Nvidia drivers with "TwinView". I just installed Linux Mint 13, and since the install after every reboot my monitors come up in ...
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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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What is the default password for the Remmina VNC server?

I am attempting to remote in to my sister's netbook using Remmina remote desktop client on both linux mint pc. I get prompted for a VNC password, but I do not know what it is, or where were I could ...
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Input not supported message when monitor is powered off then back on

I've been getting a message on my monitor where "Input not supported" is floating around. This only happens when I manually turn the monitor off and then later turn it back on. Leaving the monitor on ...
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With Linux Mint as main OS, dual boot Windows 7 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine using the same Windows installation

I am about to install Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) as my main OS. I also want to be able to boot into Windows 7 occasionally. I also want to run a Windows 7 virtual machine inside Linux. Ideally I would ...
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Highlight Skype window when I receive a message

I'm using Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon desktop). Is it possible to make Skype window be highlighted in the bottom panel when I receive a message (like on Windows 7)? I want to do this because sometimes I ...
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Sublime 3 install, “breaks existing package”

Attempting to install using the debian package under Mint produces the following error. I also have sublime 2 installed.
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 15

I'm a Linux newbie and any help and links are appreciated. My problem is that I cannot find any stable way to install proprietary nVidia drivers on my system (Linux Mint 15). Is there some tutorial ...
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How to modify screen dpi in Linux Mint Cinammon?

Does anybody knows how to change that? I have a 1920*1080 monitor and everything looks so small for now.
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Linux Mint 14 ATI RV370 hardware acceleration

I have installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia on a machine with an oldish ATI graphics card the "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV370 [Radeon X550]" It used the free drivers on install default and I have ...
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Nothing happens when trying to upgrade from Linux Mint 12 to 13

I am trying to upgrade from Linux Mint 12 to 13 using apt-get. After running the following commands, nothing seems to happen. I am fairly new to linux, what am I doing wrong? user@olympus ...
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Error - unknown filesystem grub rescue - Can't boot from any other media whatsoever

So I've been trying anything and everything under the sun to fix this problem. Have a lenovo Y570 laptop and decided to duel boot linux mint alongside windows 7. I partitioned some space on the ...
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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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Install Linux mint with Raid

My MB supports fake raid (Intel DH67CL motherboard). But I was using the system in 'software raid' as I could not correctly set up fake raid in Debian. Now, I decide to use Linux Mint 12. During the ...
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Terminal freezes in Linux Mint 12

Since I installed Linux Mint 12, I'm encountering problems in the terminal. I'm working with two tabs in the terminal. Sometimes, when I launch a command on the terminal, it's not refreshed, like ...
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How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux?

I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop which has a subwoofer integrated that works on Linux Mint 17.2, only if I download HDA Analyzer and change with it: PIN 0x17 -> Widget Control -> Check OUT and Uncheck ...
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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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Apache configuration in Mint 14 not working

I usually install mysql, apache and php using the following commands sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mysql but after I did a fresh upgrade to Linux mint 14, I got these ...
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Change chrome application shortcut icon on taskbar in linux mint

I use a lot of web applications on Linux Mint. I'm confused with the icons being the chrome-icon all the time i.e. the same icon for all running programs. So how can I change the Chrome application ...
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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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How to know the process of the terminal which is running in Linux command?

In Linux, how can I list the process id in /proc folder which is running the current open terminal? Thanks.
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Why is the User created during linux installation not the root user? [closed]

Whilst I was installing Linux Mint... I created a user profile.. then after the installation was complete I tried installing NASM but after executing the make install command it failed to create ...
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Linux Mint fails to start X automatically after update, but X still works

After some update and reboot, X fails to start. I don't get any errors or warnings from the console, after the last service has started, nothing happens. I can then switch to any terminal I'd like, ...
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Linux Mint Network Proxy Preferences doesn't affect command line apps?

I am running Linux Mint 11 (Katya) with GNOME 2 and am behind a corporate proxy. I've gone into the Network Proxy Preferences and put in my auto-configuration URL, and this seems to work for things ...
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Does switching Linux distributions trash your home directory?

I have an Ubuntu installation on my netbook and after trying it out on a bootable USB I have decided to switch to Mint Linux. If I run the Mint installer from the USB will it totally trash my home ...
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Can't access the internet on my virtual machine using VMWare

On my physical laptop I have Windows 7 installed along with VMWare 7. Now I create a virtual machine and installed Linux Mint 9 on it and everything works on the virtual machine. When I try to access ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux via a USB flash drive

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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Convert Amazon .pem key to Putty .ppk key Linux

I have generated and downloaded a private .pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in .ppk format. The process of conversion is ...
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Webcam “on” light when no app using it, Linux Mint

I installed the latest version of Linux Mint, and I've run into an issue that is both annoying, and also makes me kind of nervous. Randomly while the computer is on, the Webcam light will turn on, ...
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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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How to lock screen with keyboard on Linux Mint (LXDE)

I'm trying out Linux Mint 11 with LXDE. I'm used to being able to lock the screen with a keyboard combination (for example, Win+L on Windows) rather than tracking down a menu or clicking an icon. Web ...
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Installing Ubuntu or Mint from behind a proxy

Whenever I install Ubuntu or Mint from behind a proxy, I find that the installation hangs during the timezone configuration phase. Figuring that it had to be related to the network, I restarted 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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removing symbol link with too many levels of symbolic links

I created a link by the command sudo ln -s /etc/Sublime\ Text/ /usr/bin/subl Now I am trying to remove it with sudo rm -r /usr/bin/subl/ But it is telling me rm: cannot remove ...
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How to change XFCE to LXDE?

I've just installed LinuxMint XFCE, which seems to be still a bit to heavy for my hardware. Thus, I'm thinking about LXDE installation and wonder if a new Linux installation is necessary/advised in ...
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Linux-Mint Maya Mate loses Alt-F1 menu and Alt-F2 run-dialog with Compiz

I like the Linux-Mint 13 Mate Alt-F1 menu and the Alt-F2 run-dialog, but as soon as I installed Compiz those keys became non-functional. Conpiz has a Gnome compaatibility settings panel which ...