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

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Linux Mint dual monitor setup graphics bug

When I use a secondary monitor, connected via HDMI to my laptop running Linux Mint Cinnamon 15, the mouse pointer on the secondary monitor drags a trace of mouse pointers behind the cursor. Also when ...
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Bootable flash drive meant to boot Windows 7 boots Linux Mint 15

I am running Linux Mint 15 and I want to switch to Windows 7. I tried to make a bootable SD card, but something is wrong. I downloaded Windows 7, right-clicked the .iso file -> "make bootable USB ...
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Linux Mint Mate system title bar features

I am using Linux Mint Maya with Mate desktop, and I am not happy about the system title bar because it is using so much space on my laptop screen. How do I autohide the panel in Mate? Or how do I ...
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How do I install Linux mint debian and set up a root login?

I have tried installing Linux Mint (after giving up with Manjaro for the same reason) but find I cannot do anything such as set up network connections as I have no root login. Should I not be prompted ...
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Need to disable OLED

I have an ASUS G50VT laptop with a OLED screen. Since I cant get the linux program that controls it to work on Linux Mint 16. I want to turn it off or disable it to prevent "burn in". I know it can be ...
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Home partition recovery

I have a problem with my Linux system, I cannot access anything . So I am trying to boot from a live distro and save my home folder into an external hard drive . I used to have the /home in a ...
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Mintbackup doesn't work

I'm trying to use the Mintbackup tool to create back ups of my app / user data so I can update Mint from 14 to 15. However, while the backup program chugs away for hours, it never creates anything, ...
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System does not boot to operating system

I recently installed Linux Mint on a system with Windows 7. After the installation completed, the system restarted to show me this message: Intel UNDI PXE-2.0(build 083) Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel ...
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Linux Driver: Missing required config variable

Through multiple previous inquiries (Depmod freezing up after bcwml-kernel-source install failure; alternative to bcmwl-kernel-source package; ndiswrapper not downloading large files) I have been ...
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How do I get full screen in Mint Linux under VMware player?

I just installed VMware player and Mint Linux; however, only a small portion of the VMware window is used. I want Linux to take up the entire screen. How do I change this? In Linux I tried going to ...
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When installing Mint Linux in VMware player which OS version should I select?

I just downloaded the iso for the 64bit version of Mint Linux. I want to run it from Windows and to do this I installed the free version of VMware player. It said it couldn't auto detect the type of ...
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Linux Mint Network Connection unavailable (not the network, the settings)

Turned my computer off and on for the first time in a while this morning in the vain hope of clearing up a DNS cache issue, and now besides that I can't access the Network Connection option in ...
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Linux Mint keyboard options not taking effect

I restarted my computer this morning for the first time in a while, and some things aren't working. One of them is the remapping of the caps lock to backspace. When I go through Menu > Preferences > ...
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windows xp not present at boot menu after linux mint installation

I have an old pc with windows xp and i installed in a different partition linux mint 15,and when i turn it on it doesnt give me the option to choose which OS i want and goes directly into Mint, i ...
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recover files from encrypted home folder

I can't seem to find the answer to my questions -- hence my posting this here. I have encrypted my home folder in LinuxMint 15 Cinammon x64. If I create images of LM's partitions via fsarchiver, ...
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Boot manager does not present me with OS choice

I have installed Linux Mint 15 alongside Windows 8.When installing Mint the option I chose said install Mint alongside Windows 7 which I chose. Once the system rebooted after the install,I was ...
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Linux Virtual Machine for Windows 7 that will run Keryx?

I'm having a problem getting packages onto a Linux computer that doesn't have an internet connection. The accepted answer here suggests Keryx, which needs a Linux computer with internet to get ...
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Unable to setup cisco vpn client in linux mint

I have configured cisco VPN client in a local machine in my network. When I start the vpn using vpnc, it is getting connected. But the problem is that, after that I'm not able to access my local sites ...
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Linux VirtualBox inside Windows VirtualBox doesn't boot

I'm trying to run a Linux VirtualBox instance inside a Windows 7 VirtualBox instance, but Linux (tried both Puppy and Mint) doesn't boot. My research says that this should be possible, see here for ...
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Can I mirror an existing Bluetooth HID with a different type?

I bought a Nyko Playpad bluetooth game controller for my Android devices. It works OK on Android but I wanted to use it with my PC as well. The problem is, although it generates the correct type of ...
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How do I search for a command I don't know the complete name of?

Every time I try to use a program from the terminal, I can't find it because it doesn't match the real name. For example, I type disks in terminal, but the real name is gnome-disks. I tried to use: ...
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Linux Mint 14 window manager is broken

Suddenly since yesterday my window manager is broken, I can't: Resize my windows Move my windows Switch applications (Alt-Tab) Change focus to other windows (Current window is always on top, I have ...
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How to install packages onto Linux Mint without Internet?

I'm learning how to use Linux Mint, and I'm completely new to the whole environment. The computer I'm using for a school project does not have an Internet connection, and it is not possible for it to ...
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Multiplayer chess application for Linux Mint?

I've been given an assignment to get a chess application to play between two computers running Linux Mint, through a network hub but without internet. Could someone explain the process, and if there ...
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Something is downloading in background Linux

My laptop boots normally to LinuxMint and immediately I like to open gnome-system-monitor but the shock is that something is downloading (the problem has been out 2 days ago) and nothing I run yet! I ...
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Strange behaviour:System applications and file manager apps show no content

I have recently installed updates on my Linux Mint to find that nothing can be displayed over the Desktop...when I open a folder it only displays as a black border...same with the welcome dialog.The ...
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How do I install an nVidia legacy driver on Linux Mint 15?

I'm an absolute Linux newbie. My system is: Pentium 4HT 3 Gb RAM GeForce4 Ti4200 NV28 graphics card HP f1905 monitor Linux Mint 15 OS I got Blender v2.69 by following the tutorial ...
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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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Location of Suspend after Idle Setting In Linux Mint

I was playing with my Linux Mint settings and made it so the computer would suspend after it was idle for an hour. It turns out suspending is broken. Anyone know where was that setting located at? ...
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pip install fails on guest Linux Mint 15

On my Windows 7 PC, I installed VMware VM for Linux Mint 15. Windows PC is behind corporate firewall /proxy server. Now inside Linux I issued: sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv Then created ...
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VirtualBox: Accessing guest Linux filesystem from host MacOS

I'm running Linux mint 15 inside a virtualBox on Mac OS (i.e. Mac host, Linux guest). I already know how to share files and access them from the Linux guest, but how can I access the filesystem on the ...
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Linux Mint: Unable to open configuration settings for a specific network

Every thing was working fine on my Linux mint 15. Then suddenly, I cannot open settings of a specific network.(eg to change ip, password, or other configuration of the network.) That is, I am not ...
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apt - Remove not configured package

I have a Linux-Mint Debian Edition System. When I install sendmail I get an infinite loop. Reading configuration from /etc/mail/sendmail.conf. Validating configuration. Creating ...
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Compat Wireless Drivers Centrino N-2230

So I am using linux and am having trouble installing the Compat Wireless drivers Hardware: Intel Centrino N-2230 OS: Linux Mint 64bit (kernel 13.08-generic) I followed this link ...
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Cannot open Network-Manager-Gnome LMDE

Hi I am using the Linux Mint Debian Version After installing the recent Update pack 7, I cannot open The Networkmanager-gnome window. The icon on the Dock appears and I can switch on/off any networks ...
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Linux Mint on VirtualBox has no internet connection

Physical machine: Mac Mini running OSX 10.7.5 Virtual machine: Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Using VirtualBox. I am trying to make the linux connect to the internet. For some reason I can access the ...
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Linux Mint something wrong with my .bashrc

The path of my .basrc file is /home/vamsi/.bashrc It is weird that my file has nothing but the path I set. I think I am using a file at the wrong location or that I have lost my .bashrc file as ...
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Gnuplot with octave produces only entirely black bar diagrams

My problem is the following: On my system (Linux Mint 14), the normal octave and gnuplot packages only produce completely black bar diagrams: I have tried to change the colours in any way I could ...
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Step by step USB Wi-Fi driver install for mint 15

I'm running Linux mint 15 32 bit on a Dell inspiron 2200. I have given up trying to get the Broadcom BCM4318 built in wireless working, so bought a Dynamode Nano 802.11n wireless USB adapter. It came ...
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Can I get around using “pip install --cert”?

Trying to figure out if there is a way that I can avoid using the --cert flag to pip when I am installing packages at work. There is some issue with the proxy that only allows me to download the ...
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linux mint VIA sound issue

So I installed linux Mint 15 "Olivia" 64 bit on my Mecer W550EU laptop I have HD Audio with a VIA chipset charles-W55xEU charles # lsmod | grep snd snd_hda_codec_hdmi 36913 1 snd_hda_codec_via ...
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Some sites won't load on Ubuntu/Mint

I have a REALLY weird problem with either my network or my OS. Last week I've suddenly had difficulties loading some websites or even more odd some parts of different websites. For example, I could ...
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Can not deal with protocol 'file'

Open as administrator when I open a folder Open as administrator error on pop up shows - Can not deal with protocol 'file'. how to fix this. Please help.
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Brightness hotkeys not working on linux mint 15 (HP mini 210-4000)

I have linuxmint 15 Mate running on my netbook(HP mini 210-4000). All hotkeys are working fine except the brightness ones. Slider do pops up on pressing the keys but brightness doesn't change at all. ...
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Cannot dual boot Windows 7 after installing Linux Mint

I first installed Windows 7. /dev/sda1 was the system reserved partition for Win 7, and /dev/sda2 was the C partition. Then I installed Linux Mint. After that, when I started the computer, I could see ...
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Is there any way to remove the caption blurbs beneath each of the application name headings in the whisker menu in XFCE?

I feel it is unnecessary and too much text becomes distracting and disorientating for me.
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Kernel panic - not syncing - Attempted to kill init. Some program might be trying to use hardware direclty. [VirtualBox]

I have a Asus X201E netbook with preinstalled Windows 8 64 bit. I wanted to install there Linux on Virtual Machine. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0, downloaded newest Mint - Mint 15 32 bit. So, my host ...
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32 bit color in VirtualBox, cant install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu

My host OS is Windows 8, I would like to have Mint15/Ubuntu 13.04/Xubuntu 13.04 as guest. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0 in order to install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu. But I cant even boot LiveCD, here's the ...
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Getting newly installed OS (Mint 13) to show up as boot option (Samsung NP470 with Windows 8)

I bought a new Samsung NP470R5E with the intent of installing Linux. Okay, make a bootable USB of Mint 13 KDE since the computer has no CD/DVD drive. Eventually, I figure how to boot from the USB. On ...
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Which Linux Desktop Environments show a listing of favorite apps in the start menu, aka. similar to Windows? [closed]

currently I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon. Is there a way to show a listing of favorite apps in the menu of linux mint Cinnamon? Or if this is not possible, what other versions of Linux have this ...