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Linux mint can't focus on window after click on app on taskbar

In linux mint mate 17.2 when a window is active and i click on another app on taskbar, I should again click on app to gain focus. For example chrome is active window and i click on atom editor on ...
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How to detect cause of screen wakeup in linux mint mate

I found a command that can turn off screen and it works: sleep 1; xset dpms force off. But after a while (1 min), screen turns on again automatically. I unplugged mouse and keyboard dongle but ...
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linux - headphones and speaker works only AFTER resume from sleep

Good day all For quite some time I have had this issue, not distro specific, I assume it is a kernel related issue. aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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Tshark. List all traffic between two IP's?

I am learning to use Tshark. I am trying to retrieve a list of all conversations between two IP addresses using Tshark. The two IP's are: 192.168.1.158|64.12.24.50 In Wireshark I am able to see the ...
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Windows cannot be installed. The selected disk has the maximum number of partitions of this type [duplicate]

I want to install Windows 10 and I want to keep Windows 7 since it'll take time to get used to W10. I also have Linux Mint. The problem is that my computer is 5+ years old Dell laptop, from what I ...
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How do I sync the time on my Linux Mint VM with my Windows 7 host?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 VM using VirtualBox on a Windows 7 (host). I've followed the steps found here and installed all three packages, but I still can't make the time sync with the host.
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Migrate Windows 10 Home to a virtual machine

I dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 10 on my laptop, which is used for office, video, and browsing. Mint does most of what I need, but OpenOffice doesn't quite meet my needs nor does AutoCAD work in ...
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How can I replicate the “dpkg recovery”(shown in Recovery Mode) from Terminal Emulator?

After seriously messing with my LinuxMint 17 installation, I was unable to log in. So I went into recovery mode, where I chose dpkg recovery option. It informed me there were some broken packages and ...
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Go back to default XFCE-Linux Mint session?

Im using linux mint 17.2 with XFCE. My graphical interface went down so i had the stupid idea of going to tty1 and type "startx". Xfce started with a default session look, witch is different than what ...
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Linux Mint - Desktop Freezes

I am running the latest Linux Mint on a desktop machine and I constantly experience system freezes such as: No input from keyboard Partially working mouse (i.e. the cursor moves, but there is no ...
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UEFI Dual boot: can't see GRUB. In legacy mode boots Linux, in UEFI mode boots Windows [duplicate]

I have a UEFI laptop that came with Windows 7. Now I want to add Linux Mint 17, putting it in dual boot. I put my PC in Legacy Mode instead of EFI mode, shrunk Windows partition and installed it by ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 Audio Driver Toshiba Satellite l650-116

I have a problem with my sound card driver. My sound card was working until I installed a new driver and after I turned on my PC today when there is no sound and I don't know how to fix it. Since ...
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Why installed memory not the same as “total memory”

I am running linux (Mint 17) on new laptop (Asus X550ZA) that has 8gb of RAM. The bios shows 8gb, but when I show /proc/meminfo, it only shows 3.4 gb: $ sudo cat /proc/meminfo MemTotal: ...
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Linux Mint startx won't load after update

i recently updated my linuxmint. I do not remember which version i was using and to which i updated, most probably it was updated to the latest. After finishing the update, i rebooted my PC and it ...
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Linux Mint won't load GUI after update: Cannot read V_BIOS (3) Input/output error

I updated my Linux Mint machine and rebooted. Since then, the GUI doesn't appear. I tried running startx, but it produces the following error:
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How do I install windows from Linux Mint?

Recently I installed linux mint 17.1 in my Samsung laptop. But now I am unable to boot Windows and whenever I put live usb at startup it goes straight to the grub bootloader and doesn't show anything ...
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linux mint 17: udevd and borked desktop?

A recent installation/upgrade of development libraries seems to have badly affected the Cinnamon desktop. This message has strarted to appear in the logs: ~ $ dmesg | grep socket: [ 4.709220] ...
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Need to boot Linux Mint install DVD on MacPro 1,1

I have been banging my head on this one for a long time. I can't get any of the ISOs provided by Linux Mint to boot on CD. USB is not an option for a MacPro this old. The only thing I've been able ...
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Linux Mint flash drive or VHD

I'm trying to boot Linux Mint from either a flash drive or a VHD using YUMI and EasyBCD on my Windows 10 HP pavilion DV6. But whenever I try and boot the YUMI flash drive, which works on other ...
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VirtualBox -Linux Mint Cinnamon crashes

I dual boot Windows and Linux Mint on the same computer. I spend most of my time in Windows, only occasionally rebooting to Mint. I got tired of rebooting and set up a VirtualBox VM to launch my ...
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Configuing Nvidia Optumus in Debian

I work with Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 'Betsy.' My graphics card is GeForce GT 640M, an optimus video card. I followed the wiki tutorial. Upon running sudo aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname -...
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Skype Starts with the Console

I use Linux Mind Debian Edition 2 'Betsy.' I used the wiki to install skype. Now, skype opens whenever I open the terminal. Skype closes upon closing the console. The console is useless until I open ...
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efi usb boot problems with linux mint 17.2

I've created a few usb boot sticks for linux mint 17.2 a few different ways (i.e, from both windows & linux) that all work correctly when trying to boot my laptop. However, when I try to boot ...
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What file is proper to install the vmware tools in geust os Linux mint 17.1 mate?

I want to install the vmware tools to share my folder between Windows host and Linux mint 17.1 mate guest. But my workstation can not be connected to internet due to security policy in my company. ...
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“FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.” in VirtualBox

I have downloaded a Linux Mint ISO file from online and I've configured VirtualBox to boot from that ISO. It can start the guest OS correctly the first time. But when I try to restart the guest OS ...
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Caja shows wrong number of files

This is really strange: i've installed a google drive app on Linux, and wanted to be sure that the same number of files have been sync on Linux and Windows (to check if the app was working well). With ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on /dev/sdb while Mint is running from /dev/sda

I run Mint from my primary disk (/dev/sda). I want to install Ubuntu on a secondary disk (/dev/sdb). I expect this install can take 30+ minutes. During this time I also need to be able to perform my ...
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mdm doesn't start X, but startx does

I just got a Dell U3415W ultra-wide monitor to replace my dual-monitor system. I am running Linux Mint 17.2 I plugged it in and soon discovered some issues. At startup, it sits an spins for a bit, ...
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802.1X networking stopped working after update. Linux Mint 17.2

I used 802.1X authentication over ethernet. My configuration is written in /etc/network/interfaces: iface eth0:0 inet dhcp wpa-driver wired wpa-key-mgmt IEEE8021X wpa-eap TTLS wpa-phase2 auth=PAP wpa-...
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virtualbox guest (win 7) on linuxmint host (17.2) menu and taskbar inactive in full screen

I am running virtualbox 5.02 on a linuxmint host (kde desktop, linuxmint 17.2) and running a windows guest (win 7). After some time of using this guest (around one month) the windows 7 menu and ...
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Kali Linux dual boot or tools in Linux Mint

I want to learn to use Kali Linux. I don't know what would be more practical Having the Kali Linux tools in Linux Mint using Katoolin or making a dual boot?
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How to investigate non-working screen corners/edges in Mint 17.2/KDE?

I'm presently trying out the KDE flavour of Mint (17.2 Rafaela) using the 64-bit download. I am testing it in VirtualBox 5.0.2 running on an earlier version of Mint using Cinnamon (I think 17.0, it ...
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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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What is the shortcut to “Add Next Line” in Sublime (Linux)?

In Windows is Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Up. And "Add Previous Line" is Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Down. My distribution is Linux Mint Rafaela 17.2
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How to catch hdd io killer process?

Sometimes my hdd on desktop PC starts work like crazy, then, in a short time all system starts to freeze, cursor barely moving, and then completely freezes, but hdd keep working non-stop. I have no ...
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Updating gcc 4.8 arm cross compiler to 4.9 on Mint 17.2

While cross compiling a linux kernel (4.1) using gcc-arm-linux-gnueabihf on Mint 17.2 (equivalent to Ubuntu 14.04 trusty) I get an error: Your compiler is too buggy; it is known to miscompile kernels ...
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Install Windows after Linux [duplicate]

At first i installed Linux mint on my hard drive. This disk is splitted up into two partitions. After i installed linux i formatted the 2nd partition and deleted and created it new. It's the /dev/sda3....
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Linux Mint 17 can't connect to library wifi

I have some troubles with connecting to library wifi NTK-Simple. I can connect to this NTK-Simple with my mobile, also I can connect with this mint laptop to wifi at my home, my mobile hotspot etc. It ...
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linux - shutdown from mate only logs out (back to display manager)

I am using Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 with MATE desktop, and I upgraded it to Debian testing repository. When I press Shutdown or Restart from within MATE desktop, it only logs out, and goes back to ...
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How to reset Mate-Terminal default-profile-settings?

While setting up an old laptop with Mint for a friend, I(being a bit cheeky and smart) ticked the "Run a custom command instead of my shell", The custom command being; echo and some rather rude text. ...
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Dual boot system with Linux and Windows: No internet connection under Linux

So I installed Windows 7 on my PC first, then Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon onto the same hard drive. Then I installed the LAN driver under Windows 7 because it didnt't recognize the interface at first. ...
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GPT Windows 10 and Linux Mint 64 bootloader error

I have recently upgraded (via clean install) to Windows 10 Professional 64bit and installed it as my main OS. For the purpose of my thesis I have also installed Linux Mint 17 64bit. Both of them are ...
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Old computer, new install : ethernet and wifi not working

I got an old (5-6y at most I guess) computer from my company. They erased everything and just installed LMDE on it. Problem is, I can't seem to get any internet connection on it. I searched a few ...
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How to disable time synchronization in Linux Mint

My system: Linux Mint 17.2 MATE 32-bit My settings: Menu -> Administration -> Time and Date -> Configuration = Manual (that means do not connect to internet time servers) I do NOT have ntp installed....
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Running mpd with local config on Linux Mint

I'm trying to set the mpd daemon to run as the local logged on user under Linux Mint (Cinnamon). I have set the following folder structure: $ cp /usr/share/doc/mpd/mpdconf.example ~/.config/mpd/mpd....
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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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How do I fix Linux Mint splash logo and Plymouth settings?

I've recently upgraded a Linux Mint x64 from Petra (16) to Rafaela(17.2), using apt-get dist-upgrade. After finally resolving all dpkg errors, I rebooted. At bootup, instead of showing the Linux ...
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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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Partitioning worries

So, my laptop currently runs a dual-boot of Windows 10 and Linux Mint. I want to add Kali to that list. I've got my USB set up and ready to roll, but when I went to partition my drive, I started to ...
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Installing Linux Mint on free space

I have a 1TB hard drive which is mostly empty. I've shrunk the partition in Windows Disk Management by about 200GB which I want to use for my Linux Mint installation. The installer looks like this: ...