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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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VLC: How to delete file on disk

I download videos from Youtube to watch later. I use VLC to watch the videos and when I am done watching a video I would like to remove the file on disk directly from VLC. I have found several guides ...
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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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Speech Recognition and Macros for Linux

Recently I have been working on a little project involving speech recognition in Windows, I used the Windows Speech Recognition software that comes pre-installed and also the Windows Speech ...
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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 /etc/...
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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 to retrieve deleted folder from linux mint server

A few students in our IT class delete their personal folders from our Linux mint student server occasionally. Is there any way of retrieving deleted file folders? We run a network with a windows 7 ...
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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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Properly Restore Data Backup from Windows 7 in Linux (Mint)

I recently installed Linux Mint on my computer, dual booting with Windows 7. However, in the process I managed to corrupt my hard drive (trying to convert a "dynamic" Windows disk back to a "basic" ...
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Ridiculously slow read/write between two SSDs (Linux)

So I have a Kingston SSD (120Gb HyperX 3K; SH103S3/120G) that is about two years old and just picked up a new Kingston SSD (240GB SSDNow V300; SV300S37A/240G) to go along with it. I’m trying to ...
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WiFi dropping with realtek card on Linux Mint

I'm on a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.2. Since I've installed I've noticed my WiFi connection drops but doesn't disconnect. The WiFi works fine on Windows. I'm unable to ping any server or load any ...
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How to extend a Mint Linux partition on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1?

I had previously installed windows 8.1 on my hard drive, then I later unallocated some space like 15GB and installed linuxmint separately on that partition, How to extend the 15GB volume that I have ...
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How to interpret state and log files written by preload program in Linux?

Preload is a program which prefetches files from the disk needed by various applications to reduce application startup time. It seems to be very popular and useful (just google preload+linux) but the ...
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Windows 7 not showing on Grub 2 list

I have Linux Mint and Windows 7 installed on two separate drives. I have bounced between the two all day (initially trying to get mint to show in the windows boot list, and now working on getting ...
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MonoDevelop can't find .so file in LD_LIBRARY_PATH

I'm making a game using MonoGame and a Linux implementation of LuaInterface. However, whenever I try to build the project, MonoDevelop gives an error saying that it is unable to load liblua5.1.so, ...
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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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Lagging keybord; missing keystrokes

I'm on Mint 17.3 on Toshiba Satellite L500, and all of a sudden (possibly following an update), my keyboard started to act really quirky. Some keystrokes are received with a lag, some are not, and ...
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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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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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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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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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Setting Super_L as movement key in Linux Mint, to free up alt

I typically use the left Alt key for apps like Photoshop, Maya and Blender (in Photoshop afaik, this key cannot be changed). Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon defaults to using the left Alt as the movement ...
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Remote Desktop visual GUI between two remote Linux computers?

All the answers I've read seem to relate to connecting Linux to Windows or Windows to Linux or Linux to Linux just using a terminal. I want to remotely connect to my Dads Linux Mint machine who ...
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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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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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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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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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“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; note that I removed http://’s due to Super User’s spam filtering. Fetched 173 kB in 13s (12.5 kB/s)...
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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 `/usr/bin/subl':...
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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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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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Linux Mint 17.3 wifi keeps disconnecting

As title says my wifi connection keeps dropping, sometimes after 10 minutes, sometimes after a few hours after connecting. I have searched for the solution and looks like it's the common problem on ...
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Can't SSH to Virtualbox Linux Mint guest OS

I installed Linux Mint 17 on my Virtualbox, and I want to access files in it. I installed openssh-client and openssh-server by the following command: sudo apt-get install ssh Then I tried ssh ...
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How to record both input and output audio simultaneously?

I'm trying to record a phone call made with Google Voice Chat using Audacity. I'm running Linux Mint 17. In this example, I'm making an outbound phone call from my computer to a person on a normal ...
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xfrun4 alternative for Linux Mint Cinnamon

I just switched from Xubuntu to Linux mint cinnamon and am trying to find an application launcher to replace xfrun4. What are the options that exist these days? Ideally, it would be a text box with ...
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Install Linux Mint 14 as third OS after Windows 7 and Ubuntu Grub2

I would like to install Linux Mint 14 in a spare logical partition, but am afraid it would overwrite the existing Grub2 which boots to Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. How best to proceed? Current setup:...
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Why can I kill a sudo process on Xubuntu but not Linux Mint? (as a normal user)

I have two computers, one running Xubuntu 12.04, and the other running Linux Mint 14. On Xubuntu: $ sudo gedit in another terminal: $ kill [pid of the gedit process] bash: kill: ([pid]) - ...
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What is the APT line for the Sourceforge main repository?

What is the correct APT line for the main Sourceforge repository? The reason I want it is to add Sourceforge to the sources.list. Too many of the lesser known/used packages don't make it through ...
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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.