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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What should happen next on init scripts?

I've been using a Linux Mint 13 live system on my memory stick and I decided to put it on my hard drive. It already had several scripts to uninstall software and optimize it, scripts that I had to ...
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Unable to mount location after installing Linux Mint

I have been using Ubuntu for a while, but I decided to move to Linux Mint. I removed everything and clearly installed it. After the installation there are two parts which are File System and Toshiba. ...
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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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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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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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Hotkey to Move Window to Other Monitor

I'm running Linux Mint with Cinnamon using two monitors. Is there a hotkey combo that moves the window from the current monitor to the other? I can hold Windows Key + left/right/up arrow to move/ ...
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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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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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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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How to connect a monitor via an USB based VGA card?

I want to connect two external monitors to my Toshiba Satellite C640, although I have only one VGA port. I have an external USB to VGA card which I connected, but it did not detect the second monitor ...
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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 ...