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What to do if sound goes to dummy output

I sometimes find that the sound from my Linux G505s running 64bit Linux Mint 15 sometimes goes to Dummy Output as the output device. What should I do when this happens(short of restarting my system)? ...
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Is read-only BIOS flashable?

I would like to replace Chrome OS with Linux Mint on Acer Chromebook. Problem is it has a read-only BIOS (thanks...!). Would it be possible/feasible to flash this and make it into an read-write BIOS ...
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rEFInd doesn't recognize menu options from config file (specified in menuentry)

I have just installed Windows 8.1 and LinuxMint in a dual boot configuration and am using rEFInd. Everything works fine with the OSs (although Windows notes that secure boot isn't setup properly...I'm ...
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OS won't boot from laptop - “Media test failure, check cable”

I have a 64 bit Lenovo Z570 laptop with an Intel i5 processor. Until recently, I've been solely running linux mint on it without problems (the laptop shipped with windows 7). Yesterday I decided to do ...
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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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What are these characters Ö and Þ supposed to be and how do I configure firefox to load them properly?

tl;dr: My internet browser is not configured properly so characters are not loading properly. I am using the default Firefox 24.0 in Linux Mint 16, and have not installed any typesetting software. I ...
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Dual Boot: Windows Vista - Linux Mint. Delete Partition , fix MBR

Scenario: Windows Vista Basic installed on Hard Disk Created a partition (after Windows Partition - i.e Windows is in the 1st Partition) Installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 64-bit (UP6) on new partition ...
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Problems with Windows 7 and Linux mint dual boot. Windows 7 freeze at log in screen

I use dualboot with windows 7 and linux mint on seperate harddrives. Linux mint works fine but when i have been using linux mint and reboot and start windows 7 from grub. Both mouse and keyboard and ...
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Ssh-ing from one virtualbox instance to another

I have two virtual machines running in Virtualbox. I have Minix running in one, Linux Mint in the other (and windows on the host machine). I need to ssh from Linux Mint to Minix (so I want to open a ...
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How to get adress of connected USB modem?

I just connected my N81 telephone as USB modem. All works fine, just wondering how to find a full path to this device, something like /dev/tty*
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Touchpad left-click not working - Linux Mint on Dell Vostro 3640

This is a question on behalf of my friend, so it might take me a little while to run tests and stuff. The problem is that periodically her touchpad won't left click, either by pressing the physical ...
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Cannot Share host directory with VirtualBox Guest Mint 16 64 bit

Problem When attempting to mount a shared directory from Linux Mint 16 VirtualBox guest OS, I receive the following error: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on hostshare, ...
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Grunt on virtualbox is extremely slow when editing files from shared folder's host machine

My setup consists of a virtualbox running Linux Mint 16 Mate as the guest and Windows 7 as my host. I am running bridged network types although this problem occurs on any network type I choose. I am ...
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Update Graphics driver Linux Mint

I recently bought a new T430 to upgrade from my X201i. Both have the Intel graphics. I use my old Linux Mint 16 64 bit installation on the new laptop. The only thing not working are 3d games ...
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VirtualBox: Failed to perform an online medium merge (VERR_DISK_FULL)

I'm running a Windows VM on a 128GB SSD. I allocated a 127GB virtual disk to the VM, thinking it could take up all the room on the drive. What I forgot to account for is the disk space required by the ...
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Sound working in other programs - not in Chrome

Currently running Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon. When I installed the OS, I had no sound in any application, but it turned out to be a simple matter of selecting the right output device (I have a dedicated ...
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JAVA_HOME errors when run without sudo

Hello I am on Linux Mint 16 KDE 64. I have OpenJDK 7 installed and Oracle JDK 7 and if I run Intellij as a normal user I get: 'tools.jar' seems to be not in IDEA classpath. Please ensure ...
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How to run a tcl script in NS2 when path in bash file is not found?

i have added the path to where i have saved my tcl script (i.e. where ns2 is installed in home/me/ns-allinone-2.35). i have created a .bashrc and .bash_profile too, since they were not there. In ...
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How to install GnuCash 2.6 on linux mint 16?

Is there a way to install GnuCash 2.6 on linux mint 16? I tried to compile it from sources, but got the following error configure: error: Library requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.28 gio-2.0 >= 2.25 ...
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How to install ruby tesseract on linux mint(after following instructions I keep getting a compilation error)

Hi I'm trying to install ruby tesseract on linux mint OS. I've installed tesseract and ruby teseract-ocr but every time I try I require the gem I get this compilation error: CompilationError: compile ...
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Kernel panic after trying to boot back into OS X

I'm a bit of a newbie here! I installed Linux Mint today on my MacBook Pro after creating a new partition for it. Unfortunately it didn't recognize my wireless card. After a restart and trying to ...
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Two of My Devices Can't Connect to Wifi but everything else works

I am using the Xfinity Router that came with the Comcast Package. My tablet, (Samsung Galaxy Tab 3) would see the router, allow me to enter the password (not saying that here), but would keep asking ...
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Customize keymap in MATE environment

I'm setting up my thesis writing environment under Linux Mint, MATE and Awesome WM. One part of that is to slightly customize the provided X keymap us-altgr-intl. On my main system (gentoo, where I ...
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Optimal Linux partition configuration

What's an optimal distribution of partitions for Linux(mint16)? I know almost any Linux user will say that it's a matter of opinion but I'm new to Linux and also fairly new to file systems. I'm just ...
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Linux Mint Firefox Freezing all day long

I'll be on some basic websites and then firefox will just freeze. I click the x on the top right and it asks me to save and quit and that works. It closes. I then reopen. This cycle has been my ...
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Linux Mint 16 Laptop Brightness Issues

Linux Mint 16 Petra 32bit(Xfce) - Sony Viao (Laptop) Model: VGNFS980 I have no 'function key' functionality to control brightness... When I first booted the live version, the brightness was OK. Upon ...
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VPN no longer working after System Update

I recently Updated Linux Mint (13) - I didn't upgrade the distro, but it seems that I updated network-manager. After a restart (that was required), the VPN (openvpn) connection stopped working. I ...
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Block/hide partition for Windows

I have a notebook w/ Win8.1 installed, and Linux alongside it in it's own partition.(duh) The thing is, I don't want the Windows system to be able to put crap on the Linux partition. I'd like to set ...
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VLC bash transcoding script output to file

I'm running such script to transcode my audio files: #!/bin/bash acodec="vorb" arate="256" ext="ogg" vlc="/usr/bin/vlc" fmt="mp3" for a in *$fmt; do $vlc -I dummy -vvv "$a" --sout ...
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Error Installing Go2Meeting on Linux Mint using Wine

I get an error when trying to install go2meeting on Linux Mint 15 using Wine.I ran the following command and obtained the following error: wine msiexec /i G2MSetup6.1.1312_IT.msi ...
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Linux (Mint) Equivelent of Explorer.exe on boot

Please feel free to edit the title, I have no idea how to word it best. I am creating a bootable USB drive based on Linux Mint. I am also creating a script in Java that should run the first time the ...
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Can't install Linux Mint16 on VirtualBox

I am trying to install Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on Oracle VirtualBox (4.2.12 if that matters). To that end I mounted the Mint iso and the Mint boot loader starts up with "Automatic boot in x seconds", ...
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How to suspend keyboard without suspending computer in Linux?

I have a Linux Mint 14 desktop computer that runs assorted background services in addition to being used as a desktop computer. I don't want the machine to suspend because I want those background ...
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Installing Git on Linux Mint Debian

Background I recently moved to Linux Mint. I installed the LMDE201403 and pretty much have my environment setup. However, I need to install Git for my version control. I have searched the internet ...
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What is the path to the default background in Linux Mint KDE?

I am looking for the path to the default Mint background image. I know that the gnome images are in /usr/share/backgrounds, but this does not exist on my KDE install.
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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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Connect to Linux Mint 16 inbuilt desktop sharing (cinnamon) from Windows 7

How do I easily connect to the inbuilt remote desktop sharing in Linux Mint 16 (running cinnamon). I want to connect from windows 7.
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Connect to Mac File server from Linux

I've been trying to connect my Linux box to my Mac Mini file server. The Mac shares via AFP and SMB. On the Linux side, I've tried connecting using both protocols. For SMB I've tried mount -t ...
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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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Execute a command using a Linux Mint shortcut

I'm looking to add a shortcut to Linux Mint (Menu → Control Center → Keyboard Shortcuts) to execute xkill when I press +X. I've encountered two problems: 1) toggles the Menu in Linux Mint, which it ...
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Newly installed kernel, “unable to mount” USB device

So I recently built and installed a custom Linux Kernel from the v3.8.8 source code. I had to reinstall the wifi driver and got that working but when I plug in my DiskGo Edge external hard drive I get ...
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Two process ids for one terminal in bash linux mint

I am running one bash terminal in linux mint. I wanted to see the process ids of running terminal. So I tried two things: ps -C 'bash' ls -l /proc/*/exe | grep bash Both of this giving two ...
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LyX export is broken on Mint 16?

I've tried LyX Version 2.0.6 from Software Center and 2.0.7 from 3rd party PPA. In both versions, clicking the view button to create a PDF does nothing. There is no error shown, it just has no effect. ...
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Unable to install wine on Linux Mint 16

In my work's intranet there is a local ubuntu repo and wine ppa. sources.list: deb http://***<myintranet>***/ubuntu/ saucy main multiverse restricted universe deb http://***/ubuntu/ ...
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FTP uploading issue on linux mint

I have just installed Linux Mint Petra 16 after trying more live distributions. The problem I am facing right now, is that I can't upload anything on any ftp server. The speed doesn't exceed 0.20kb, ...
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Brightness slider disappeared after cinnamon upgrade

Yesterday I decided to upgrade my system (Linux Mint 13). Cinnamon passed from 1.4 to 2.0.14. However the slider to control the screen brightness disappeared. I tried to follow this answer Adjusting ...
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Linux Mint 16 Install - GRLDR not found on all drives

I have a Dell computer that is running Windows 7, and I'd like to dual-boot to Linux Mint to try that out for size. I created a Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon bootable USB by extracting the .iso onto an empty ...
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How do I fix Chrome 'show in folder' to open in file explorer and not in new tab?

When I click "show in folder" Chrome opened the folder in a new tab. How can I fix this such that Chrome opens the folder with my standard file explorer (caja)?
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Default Overheating Behavior

What is the default behavior of Linux Mint when the computer gets too hot? Shutdown? Logging out? I've not been able to find this information elsewhere; the OS may not even do anything when this ...
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EFI partition is 99 MB (instead of 100 MB)

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on an Intel NUC 4th gen. I first installed Windows 8.1 Professional 64 bit, I ended up with 3 partitions created automatically: 300 MB (recovery partition) 99 MB ...