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

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Is there Wubi like installer for Linux Mint?

I want to use Linux Mint. I would like to know if there is something like the Wubi installer for Linux Mint? I searched on the Linux Mint website, but I couldn't find anything.
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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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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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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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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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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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how to install a old version of gcc compiler from software manger and use it with plain “gcc” command?

I am struggling with the problem of Matlab mex compile. It needs specific old version of gcc compiler 4.4.6 . But in manager there is only 4.4 version. How could I specify it as 4.4.6? Or is it ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Developer is requesting that I symlink /sbin/shutdown to /bin/shutdown, why?

A developer who is build a bespoke system for my company is asking me to set the following symlink, and I'm not sure whether there is any point to this at all, and why the developer can't just change ...
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how to change terimal start given character

i used a ubuntu variant mint,and it modfiy the terminal,each time i start a terminal,it given characters like belows: ________________________________________ ( You will always have good luck in ...
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How do I prevent home folder files and folder from showing on the desktop as icons in Linux Mint 15?

I have a fresh install of Mint 15 with Cinnamon and I can't find an option to hide all icons on the desktop. In settings->Desktop there are only options to show/hide the home folder, trash, etc, but ...
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Laptop fan is always ON using Linux Mint 14

I'm using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit. I have a problem with the laptop fan always staying on. Details of the laptop and readings taken: Linux core-Inspiron-N7010 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Auto-mount partitions upon wake up

I am running Linux Mint 11 Katya. Whenever the system is awakened after hibernating, my Windows partitions do not automatically show on the desktop. I have to click on Computer, select one or more of ...
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Set proxy to auto in Linux Mint

I need to set a system wide proxy setting to automatically search the proxy settings like it's possible in windows. I use Linux Mint Xfce and don't find any place in the GUI where I'm able to set my ...
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Where is a certain file installed on Linux Mint?

I have just download Deluge bittorrent client. Not sure where installation files are in my system. I have to set this s/w as my default bittorent client, while selecting to open torrent file with ...
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How do I suspend Linux Mint?

I have Linux Mint 13 running in VirtualBox. How do I suspend it? I just can't find the suspend button anywhere in the menus.
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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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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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Difference between linux mint LXDE LMDE

I am new to linux and confused with mint LXDE and mint LMDE What is the difference between linux mint LXDE and mint LMDE ?
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My Linux Mint doesn't support my USB flash drive properly

I installed Linux Mint on my Dell Latitude D600 and I am having problems with the USB port. When I insert a USB flash drive or an external USB hard drive into the USB ports the USB device light turns ...
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Where does Linux Mint mount an iPod touch?

When I connect an iPod Touch to Linux, it is automatically mounted and recognized. Rhythmbox is able to play music on it. However, I cannot find where in the filesystem it is mounted. I looked in ...
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how to enable visual effects in virtual box guest os

I have linux mint 9 as guest os in virtual box. With windows 7 as host. Is it possible to enable the rich visual effects of linux mint 9 inside virtual box?
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Can a live Linux Mint DVD-R be infected with keylogger/malware?

I have burnt a live Linux mint DVD R and I want to use it for online banking. I am slightly paranoid about keylogger or malware present on Windows 7 though I cannot confirm. My question is if my ...
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Access a remote Windows shared folder from Linux Mint

I am a Windows intermediate user and I have recently installed Linux Mint 13 Maya 32-bit version on my laptop. Earlier my major activities in my Windows box were: Connecting to internet, wifi, VPN ...
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Curly braces with LCtrl+LShift+LAlt+è - how?

I'm using Linux Mint 15 x64, and I want to add a new key mapping for curly braces. I'm using italian keyboard layout. On Windows I'm used to creating curly braces by pressing (Left Ctrl && ...
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Can't open Acrobat Reader in 64-bit Mint / Ubuntu

After installing Adobe Reader 9, I receive the following error message when trying to run Adobe Reader. /opt/Adobe/Reader9/Reader/intellinux/bin/acroread error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Where does Linux Mint keep the files for default desktop wallpapers?

Under Cinnamon Settings > Backgrounds, there are a lot of images I would like to move to my windows partition to use as wallpapers. Where exactly are these files located?
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“sudo apt-get update” packages 404ing in linux mint nadia

In Linux Mint Nadia (Cinnamon), when I run sudo apt-get update I got the following set of error: I removed http://'s due to superuser.com's spam filtering. Fetched 173 kB in 13s (12.5 kB/s) W: ...
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Poor performance of single processor 32bit Windows XP xompared SMP in VBA+Excel

Welcome! On many computers I experienced poor performance of 32 bit guests running on 64 bit Linux host (I used only the Debian family). At last I managed to collect benchmark data. I made the ...
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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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How to prevent firefox from updating

I have firefox 3.6.x in Mint Linux. For physical problems -- eyes and color, I want to keep this version and not do any updates ever to it. I don't know if it is a firefox or linux issue, but ...
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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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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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Linux Mint: How to launch a new version of a program

I'm running Linux Mint and an application called anki (flash card app). The software repositories for Linux Mint are a few versions behind. When I download the new program it just runs from the ...
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GPG error when updating Linux Mint 9

When i run sudo apt-get update, i get the following error W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not ...
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How to enable pre-released updates in Linux Mint?

In Ubuntu I could do this in the Updates tab of Software Sources, but in Linux Mint there is no Updates tab. I just want to install kernel version 2.6.38-9.
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Alternative to rsync for file level cloning?

I have 500gb of files that I want to copy to a temporary drive and then back. I would like to be able to do this as fast as possible. I checked out doing a block level clone, which is nice and fast ...
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Why does VNC eat certain characters?

I often use VNC to connect to my desktop upstairs using a laptop downstairs over my home network. I tunnel the VNC connection via SSH. The problem I keep running into is that I'll attempt to type a ...
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Which Linux Mint flavor is most suited for a 2.6Ghz + 500MB RAM computer? [closed]

I've tried Ubuntu, and while enjoyed it, couldn't run more than one program before the computer felt slow. Linux Mint has these different versions: Linux Mint Gnome Linux Mint XFCE Linux Mint ...
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Headphones stopped working in windows 8.1

So, I installed Linux mint 15 mate 64 bit on other partition, and a weird thing happened, I booted into Windows 8.1 and my headphones do not work. Realtek softwares notification pops up and recognizes ...
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Why does swapon take ages when enabeling a swap file?

I've created a swap file with dd if=/dev/zero of=swap.img bs=1024k count=4k mkswap swap.img swapon swap.img While this works, the swapon command takes ages (approx 10min) to finish. Enabling the ...
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Enable wifi adapter on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

I just installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon on my laptop, but I can't find where to connct with wifi, I Googled about it and I found that I've to enable my wifi adapter in Software Sources, so I did ...
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Remap any key to win

I've tried a lot of combinations to map my key AE12 to Super (win key) but all them failed... How can i map a key to act like win key in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us ? I am using linux mint. ...
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Schedule a cronjob everytime it is done

I have a cronjon which runs every 48 hours. But ideally what I want is that it must start running as soon as it stops. Can this be done? It is an sh script consisting of a python command. I am using ...
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In Linux Mint 14, running a script from Startup Applications doesn't work, but from terminal does

I've created a script to set up my Intuos tablet at the start of a session: #!/bin/sh xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 4x6 pad" AbsWheelUp "key ctrl minus"; xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 4x6 pad" ...