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Repair GRUB bootloader for multiboot system

I have two hard disks – one a 1TB and the other a 250 GB. I installed the OSes in the following order: Windows 7 on the first hard disk (1 TB) After that Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition (/dev/sdb7) on ...
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Set window transparency in terminal in Mint

I use urxvt on Mint 13 Cinnamon and I'd like it to be partially transparent. I'm not sure how to do this, but I also like it maximized and undecorated, for which I use devilspie. Devil's pie allows ...
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Boot from USB in HP laptop

I have HP Laptop Probook 4421s. I want to install Linux Mint 13 from USB drive. My usb is Toshiba 8 GB. I've tested in another laptop, it is working perfectly. Bios Boot Priority is USB. When I'm ...
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Which download do I choose to install VirtualBox on Linux Mint?

I want to install VirtualBox on my Linux Mint machine (so that Mint is the host), but on the downloads page I don't see any distributions for Mint. I know Mint is Debian-based, but not sure what to ...
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Dual monitor support in Linux Mint with XMonad window manager?

I'm running Linux Mint 12, and I'd like to configure it to use 2 monitors, each as a separate workspace. Currently the output is mirrored to both screens. In the default window manager, I can set this ...
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Installing Debian applications on Linux Mint

I'm trying to install an application (Google Chat) and it gives me the option for Debian/Ubuntu with a .deb extension. So since I have Mint, I generally just do everything as if were Ubuntu. So I ...
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Fully reinstall / remove VIM

I recently ran a script which configures VIM and installs plugins needed for development. I installed it like this: $ git clone https://github.com/sontek/dotfiles.git $ cd dotfiles $ ./install.sh vim ...
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Safe to remove Python2.6 files?

I'm using Linux Mint 11 (will upgrade soon), and I've noticed that, even though I don't have any python2.6 packages installed with apt, there's a bunch of residual python2.6 files scattered around my ...
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Remote Desktop Software

I'm going to be going to college soon and the laptop I have is rather pathetic. I'd like to run Linux Mint on my desktop and remotely access it using my laptop. Unlike what people usually use Remote ...
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Getting Internet to run with Inspiron 1525 in Linux Mint 11

I have tried installing the drivers with that one click option they promote but it doesn't pull up the broadcom drivers it needs.
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Windows 7 & Linux Mint sharing: W7 can't see LM

I have a Linux Mint 15 desktop and Windows 7 laptop that I am attempting to share files and a printer with. I have a bit of an odd problem that I can't figure out how to resolve. I've configured the ...
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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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How to connect two monitors

First of all, sorry about my English; I need to improve that. I am a new user on linux Mint, and a really new user of Linux enviroments (I have used only Ubuntu 11 and 12 before). I recently bought a ...
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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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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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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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Can't connect Wi-Fi on Linux Mint 14

I have got Linux Mint 14 and everything worked fine until today. Today I installed and configured a new router I bought recently, then I tried to connect it. I clicked on the router name in the list ...
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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 Cinnamon - Fn Keys Brightness Level Intervals

I have a question in regards to setting the brightness level on laptop display using the function keys; I have determined that my screen is capable of having it's brightness level set to values 1-10 ...
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Mint 11 - no screensaver with lid closed and external monitor

I have gnome-power-manager / buttons / lid_ac configured to do nothing when the lid is closed. When I lock the screen, the screensaver does not come on any more. If I set lid_ac to blank and leave ...
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How to recover corrupted Windows XP installation?

I have a Netbook without a CD rom which has been running Windows XP. I decided to install Linux on it to run a dual setup, however that somehow corrupted my Windows installation, probably because of ...
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Can I update a Mint 14 Debian-Edition persistent Live USB System

I've installed Mint 14 Debian Edition on an USB-Stick (actually a SDCard in an USB card reader) with the help of UNetbootin, created an additional ext2 partition called live-rw and added the ...
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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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Not Loading GRUB After Installing Mint and Ubuntu

On a new computer (less than 3 months), I originally installed Fedora 16 to give it to try. I wasn't all that impressed and un-installed it about a month ago and I'm not exactly sure how it happened ...
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Cannot install Wine in Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint Maya Xfce. When I tried to install Wine, it gets stuck and no progress is made beyond 83% installed. I used the Software Manager. I have tried using the command line as advised ...
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Setting udev rules in Linux Mint 13

What I'm trying to do is set up a udev rule for my HP headphones (usb) with the aid of several tutorials out there. Created a file ( 90-local.rules ) in /etc/udev/rules.d and added the following: ...
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Linux Mint 13 (64) freeze with USB modem

I have an iBurst modem and a driver I installed from here: http://lelanthran.com/deranged/?p=132 I'm running Mint 13 (64 Bit) - so it's the 3.2 kernel version. After plugging in the USB modem - it ...
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Multiple desktop panels (xservers?) opening with each reboot

I recently installed a dual boot of Linux Mint and Windows 7. One of the first things I did was install nVidia drivers via "additional drivers". I then proceeded to configure settings, and saved to ...
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Can't Install Linux Mint

As the title says, I am having trouble installing the Linux Mint 13 Operating System in my computer and I am looking for advise on how to solve the problem. I hope you can help me. I downloaded Linux ...
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Dual booting Linux/Win7, Grub refuses to load Win7

Decided to give Linux Mint a try (Ubuntu's interface annoys me), so I installed it with the intention of dual booting with Windows 7. Installation went fine, but now I can only boot into Linux Mint. ...
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I am trying to install Linux Mint - it shows only one of two hard disks

I want to install Linux Mint along with Windows on my computer. I have two hard drives - 1 TB (which mint finds as sda) and 640 GB (which Mint finds as sdb). The 1 TB hard disk has a ...
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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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OnTopReplica alternative for Linux Mint

OnTopReplica is a Windows application that allows you to clone a window then crop a subregion of it and keep it always on top (useful if you're trying to keep a YouTube Video always showing). Is ...
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Wireless very slow after operating system change

I've been a long time Windows user, last it was Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I'm now running Linux Mint 11 64bit. However if on Windows I was able to get to a download speed of 3.2MB/s then on Mint ...
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LMDE detects a wireless card, but can't use it

LMDE can see my wireless card, and correctly identifies it, but it refuses to let me turn it on through the shiny graphical interface. Is there a way to use the non-shiny terminal to turn on my ...
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Streaming a wmv file with mms protocol in Linux

I am attempting to stream lectures via the MMS protocol (mms://xxxx/xxx/xxx.wmv) in Windows and Linux Mint 11. In Windows, this is no problem using Windows Media Player. In Linux, however, I have to ...
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ubuntu (linuxmint) not reconnecting to wireless after router reboot

I've been bugged by this issue ever since I installed Linux(mint) on my eeepc. Scenario: List item Wireless modem router is connected to internet and sharing internet properly. EEE PC starts up and ...
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Linux Mint Boot problem (on specific hardware)

I am having a Lenovo Thinkpad SL400c laptop running on c2d(64 bit) processor. The problem is, Linux Mint doesn't boot in this laptop but boots well in other laptops( I tried it in dell inspiron and ...
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Sounds on Linux mint Firefox

I have Linux mint Helena, Firefox 3.6.10, and flash plug-in non-free 10.1.85.3Ubuntu0.9.10.1. I watched some videos in YouTube and everything was fine. Today I watched some videos and always the same ...
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How to diagnose WiFi connection failures

I'm having trouble connecting to the WiFi in my new house. I'm sure I'm getting everything right - right network ID, right password type, right password (copied directly from the router's config page ...
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Weird video problem with Linux variants

I decided recently I wanted to give Linux a go so I first download a Ubuntu boot CD. The boot menu came up fine, and then a glowing Ubuntu logo was in the middle of the screen for a while. Then the ...
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Problems with Moonlight on Linux Mint

I am just started to using Linux Mint. I wanted to view a Microsoft Silverlight page, but, i needed Microsoft Silverlight. Microsoft redirected me, with my FireFox on Linux Mint, to Moonlight. I ...
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Why is my computer screen black whenever I load an OS?

Whenever I boot up windows I get the "Starting Windows" screen and then I'm shown a black screen with a mouse cursor (which I can move). I installed Linux Mint 17 on an entirely different hard drive ...
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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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How to browse root directory in linux mint?

I need to browse root directory in linux mint from command. I tried sudo cd /root It says sudo cd command not found. cd /root says permission denied. Also I need to list the files starting ...
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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 use Wget with Tor Bundle in Linux

I'm a Linux Mint (Lisa) and Tor Bundle user trying to use wget over Tor. After following the directions I found here, all I get when running wget is an output file saying, "514 Authentication ...
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Slow wlan0 compared to eth0?

Note: DNS: using OpenDNS Wireless NIC: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Kernel module: iwl3945 uname -r 2.6.28-11-generic Release: Distributor ID: LinuxMint Description: Linux ...
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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 can I offer an XP-compatible migration to Linux Mint?

I looked at some friends' computer and winced; they're running XP, and the system is running slowly, and their SuperAntiSpyware pulled multiple malware threats (big surprise). But they are using ...