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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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how to install stuff on Linux Mint?

I have this tar.gz package, which contains just some files, no explaination to install or so. How can i install it, so i have like shortcuts, and it is in my Menu, etc.
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Keeping Fast Startup for Windows 8 in a Win/Linux dual booting environment?

I have some specific questions regarding Dual Booting Win8/Linux. It is recommended to disable Fast Startup for Windows 8 as it can cause data loss, but my boot times seems to go up a lot. If it is ...
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Can't access website on one computer, but ok on another

I was able to access aescryp.com the other day. The I was trying to view/download the user guide found here: https://www.aescrypt.com/documentation/ (on Windows). Right after that I couldn't get ...
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How to install MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) driver

MediaTek provides Linux driver for USB Wi-Fi dongles based on MT7610U (chipset RT2860, I personally have ipTIME A1000UA). I downloaded MT7610U USB V3.0.0.2 (direct link), extracted the archive and: $ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Linux Mint won't allow me to import a .p12 signing certificate

I have a .p12 certificate that was issued to me by my university. I have been able to install it on OSX just fine, but I need to use it for Cisco Anyconnect in Linux Mint 17. When I double click it, ...
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Read / Write Permission on Folder

I am running Linux Mint 16 and looks like I am having permission issues with a Data folder. Vuze is giving me an error message. 'Error Failed to Create Parent Directory 'media/jholderman/Data/Vuze ...
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Linux Mint performance issues in VirtualBox

I've recently installed Linux Mint 15 on VirtualBox on a Windows 8 host. Everything seems OK, but I have severe problems with performance of Firefox on it. Sites display with delay and the keyboard ...
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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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Computer restarts on shutdown

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z. When I shutdown the computer from my OS it will shutdown but then turn back on. I've experienced this from Windows 8, Ubuntu and Linux Mint so I don't think it's related ...
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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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Nvidia X setting doesn't save dual monitor settings

I am using Linux Mint 14 KDE and I have a GeForce 9600 GT. I am trying to use nvidia-settings (driver version 304.84) to save my dual monitor configuration: Small monitor: TwinView, Resolution Auto ...
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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" ...
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Installing Linux alongside Windows 8 — have I messed up my partitions?

I just bought an HP Envy h8-1437c desktop computer (Intel Core i5 CPU, 1 TB hard drive, 12 GB memory). It came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to run Linux on it, specifically Linux Mint 14.1 ...
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How can I edit huge RTF files produced by Windows in Linux?

I have tried LibreOffice, and Abiword on Linux Mint 13, and in both cases, on the sorts of RTF files I use (lots of font changes, language changes, color changes, underlining, etc.), the application ...
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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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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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How to install software RAID using Mint Live CD

I wish to install Linux Mint 11 with RAID 1 for my /home. I was wondering if I can install RAID 1 during the installation from the Live CD. I have managed to set up RAID from the Live CD and install ...
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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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Linux Mint or Ubuntu installation? [closed]

I am intending to install either Linux Mint or Ubuntu distribution. But I am not sure which distribution to go far, as I have read online that Linux Mint comes with many features such as flash ...
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Mint 17 with Gigabyte motherboard: no audio from rear audio port

I just installed Mint 17. I'm having an issue getting audio from the rear audio port. When I plug either my headphones or speakers into the front port on the case, the audio works fine, but when I ...
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Cannot connect to the server through host machine that I created in guest machine in Linux Mint

Using virtualbox I am running a server on Linux-Mint(guest) and client machine is windows-8 (host). When I try to connect to the server (which looks like http://169.254.158.126:8080) from windows-8, ...
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Nemo: open URI in existing window

The question is about Nemo file manager, which is default for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. Is it possible to achieve behavior similar to google chrome or other browsers? When I have an instanve of chrome ...
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Thunderbird 31.2.0 “warping” in text-only Compose window on both Linux and Windows

On the latest Tb 31.2.0, with HTML composing disabled, and no signature, I often experience this: I open a new/blank Compose window, or hit reply, and start typing in the main area, only to find that ...
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Not able to create a user account in Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop, downloaded from the Linux Mint website. All works fine but I am not able to create new user in "Users and Groups" GUI tool. Opened "Users ...