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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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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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How to change Linux icon in dual boot?

I have just intalled Linux Mint as a second option for Windows 8. But the icon of Mint is not cool as Windows 8 in the dual boot screen. It looks like this: How can I change the Linux icon in dual ...
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MATE menu search - press enter behaviour

The search feature in recent-ish versions of MATE is great, like Windows 7. Execpt that pressing Enter doesn't execute the first search result, it starts a dedicated search application. This is stupid ...
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Increase of virtualbox disk size

I need to increase my disk space in my guest Mint Linux, on a Mac OS host. First I increased the virtual disk in the host with: VboxManage modifyhd Mint.vdi --resize 20480 The GUI of VirtualBox ...
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How to organize a hard drive for Linux/Windows sharing?

I have Linux Mint 14 and Windows 8 installed (dual-booting) on my computer. I mostly use Linux but still need Windows sometimes. Here's a screenshot of the output of sudo fdisk -l command: https:...
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How to install GNS3 on Linux Mint?

I want to install GNS3 on my Linux Mint. The website gave me two files to download GNS3-0.8.3-src.tar.gz GNS3-0.8.3-src.tar.bz2 I downloaded them both but I don't know the difference and I have ...
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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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Gnome 3 move window to 2nd monitor?

I am running Mint Linux 12 with Gnome 3. My setup has 2 screen. I am wondering if there is a program to move the windows to a 2nd monitor? Something like display fusion for Linux that makes a button ...
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python 2.6 or 2.7 (scientific packags support) and mint linux which packages to install (-dev, etc.)

Hey, trying to install python 2.6 on Linux Mint 11 "katya" 64 bit. I'm about 6 months hobbyist experience with Python and about an hour and a half with linux mint (had toyed with linux a few years ...
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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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Why would SSH via remote IP be faster than local IP?

I have a Linux server running from my house, with a DynDNS URL setup pointing to my public IP address. One of the things I've noticed is using the remote address such as url.dyn-dns.tv or my public ...
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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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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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VMware Player “Bridged” networking no longer works - host=win8.1 guest=Mint 17 Linux

Basic background tech info: Host: Windows 8.1 Guest: Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player version: 6.0.3 build-1895310 Host hardware: ASUS Laptop with broadcomm wifi chipset In the past (earlier versions ...
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How to increase Virtual Machine disk space?

I am trying to increase the available disk space of the VM, but no use, tried many things written here and on other websites, mainly saying that this is possible through the Virtual Media Manager , I ...
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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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Docker “hello world” example doesn't work. “no such file or directory”

I'm totally new to playing around with Docker(.io) so I've just been RTFM'ing the main site, and hit a problem early on with their example "Hello world". It seems like a few other folks have had the ...
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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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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 do I fix Chrome 'show in folder' to open in file explorer and not in new tab?

When I click "show in folder" Chrome opened the folder in a new tab. How can I fix this such that Chrome opens the folder with my standard file explorer (caja)?
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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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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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How to change the PDF reader of Chrome on Linux

It seems Chromium uses xdg-open to open PDF files. How do I change it to another PDF reader? I'm using Linux Mint 8 LXDE.
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Is it safe to install newer Python and Git versions from source?

I wanted to install newer versions of Python and Git to my system. I eventually used the commands below to compile and install new versions. However, I was informed that it would have been better to ...
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Install Linux Mint directly to hard drive without creating live CD or bootable USB

The motherboard I have doesn't support booting from USB, and I don't have any CDs lying around here. Is there any way to install Linux Mint (or any other flavor for that matter) directly to the disk? ...
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How to disable power saving on my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer audio pins?

Follow-up from: How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux? To cut things short, I have a Lenovo Y50 that has an integrated subwoofer, that only works on Linux Mint if I set some ...
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Maximize window when dragged to top in Mint/Cinnamon

In Windows 7, when I drag a window to the top of the screen, it maximizes. In Mint, however, it takes only the upper half of the screen. Can I make it maximize instead, line in Windows?
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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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Configuring wifi access point on laptop with hostapd

I basically trying to configure a linux laptop as a wifi router which other laptops and mobiles can connect to and then I can manipulate the traffic on for some network traffic testing (with lower ...
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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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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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Linux mint Sudoers edit not working: can't do anything

I am running Linux Mint. I set up 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 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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Linix Mint Live CD: DNS not working, but will ping out fine

I am running the Linux Mint (Cinnamon) 64-bit Live CD with VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 Host computer. The guest can ping 63.84.3.27 (Google) just fine, but cannot access the web. I tried changing ...
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Zipping Epub: Mimetype file should contain only the string “application/epub+zip”

I followed this tutorial to create an epub file. The mimetype file only contains application/epub+zip and should not be compressed. However, the zip commands that were recommended to achieve the non-...
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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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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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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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mounting an nfs share timeout on linux mint 14 client

I am trying to mount an nfs share on a linux mint 14 (64bit). I have already downloaded and installed nfs-common & rpcbind package in linux mint. The server contains in /etc/exports the line /nfs/...
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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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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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LMDE 2 - Unstable Wifi Connection

It seems to run well for about 20 seconds, especially after freshly reconnecting. After those 20 seconds are up, it ceases all incoming and outgoing network activity for about two minutes. This is a ...
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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 ...