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fglrx drivers cause blank luks encryption password screen on boot, on Linux Mint Petra 16

I recently did a new install of Linux Mint 16 Petra on my main desktop, and used the full disk encryption option from the installer. The installation went smoothly, and the encryption password prompt ...
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Linux Mint 16 - Lock Screen Firmware Bug

After playing around with a lot of dual-boot configurations, I've recently decided to ditch Windows (8.1) altogether and have installed Linux Mint. I am running Mint 16 Petra with MATE Desktop This ...
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Trying to run toad for mysql with wine in mint 16

I'm trying to run toad for mysql with wine in mint 16, however I get this error: me@me-mint ~/Downloads $ ./ToadforMySQL_Freeware_7.0.0.2038.exe fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode ...
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Hello, I have an issue with Google Chrome

When I "snap" the browser page to my monitor I am unable to "unsnap", by that I mean drag my mouse to the top of the blue bar, well normally blue, some people change it with themes, and then drag down ...
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Linux Mint and Ubuntu ffmpeg don't do libx264 anymore?

seems Linux Mint 16 and Ubuntu current don't do libx264 with ffmpeg anymore. I have an old script from a few years ago that takes my recordings from Mythtv and converts them to the h264 format. --- ...
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Backlight brightness on Mint 16 (GeForce 330M)

I have Dell Vostro 3700 with GeForce 330M and use the nouveau driver. I have Mint 16 with Cinamon. I want to be able to change backlight with keyboard shortcuts. I did some changes to kernel ...
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Suspend on Mint 16 freezes on black screen

I have just installed Min 16 Cinamon (64-bit) on my Dell Vostro 3700. Most hardware works ok, but I have a problem with suspending machine. /var/log/pm-suspend.log shows, that all the pre-suspend ...
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Apache2: having trouble setting new projects

I just installed LAMP on Linux Mint 15 and ran into troubles when setting up my projects. First I tried putting a symlink into the /var/www directory that points to the project folder in my home ...
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Sublime 3 install, “breaks existing package”

Attempting to install using the debian package under Mint produces the following error. I also have sublime 2 installed.
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How can I dual boot win7 uefi+gpt preinstalled with Mint 13?

On another thread (make uefi gpt bootloader ssd usb linux and windows work together) they seems to be successful. On my laptop, the only way to install windows is with the image disks I made when I ...
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Linux Connection Laptop with blueTooth

I have a problem. My laptop cannot connect to other device such as a mobile or a tablet via Bluetooth. lspci result: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM ...
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How can I (or can I) install iMetal Aqua Krytarik under Mint Cinnamon 16?

I would like to install http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/iMetal+Aqua+Krytarik?content=138416 under Mint Petra, and putting it in the ~/.themes directory did not appear to register. Can slightly ...
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How to uninstall Windows versions of Linux Mint, after I refreshed my Windows 8 system?

You see, I refreshed my Windows 8 system, and now I've lost the Linux Mint uninstall option, though it's kept Linux Mint's files. So how can I uninstall Linux Mint? I can't even find the original ...
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Wifi problems with Linux Mint and Android

Since I installed Linux Mint 15, every time I connect my laptop on the wifi the internet connection on my Android phone suffers a LOT (very slow). The internet on my laptop works fine. My router is a ...
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Why Remmina closes when we select “share folder”? Linux Mint 16 KDE

Why Remmina closes/crash when we select "share folder" in Linux Mint 16 KDE? Is there any solution to this problem?
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How to print first 10 bytes in hexadecimal of a file?

I need to print first 10 bytes of a file in hexadecimal from linux mint command prompt. Can anyone help me? Thanks
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Pass output of one command as input to other

I have searched one file "portmap" inside root directory as follows: find -name "portmap" It gives location of file .init/...somepath./portmap Now I want to change my current directory to the ...
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Browse current directory and find files starting with “lib” and exclude subdirectories

I want to search files in the current directory starting with "lib". I want to eliminate sub directories. I am trying following command, but it is not giving any files. Anything wrong in the ...
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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 livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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Unicode characters cannot be displayed on Chrome tab title on Linux

After doing an apt-get dist-upgrade, unicode characters including Chinese and Japanese cannot be displayed in Chrome's tab titles. They are correctly displayed elsewhere (e.g. page content, bookmarks, ...
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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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Cannot install PyDev on Eclipse Indigo

If anyone can help... I get the same error every time when I try to install Pydev on Eclipse Indigo using this procedure http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/864 OS is LinuxMint Release 13 ...
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How do I replace one flavor of Linux with another while dual booting with Windows?

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint 13 along with Windows XP. I want to switch to CrunchBang after removing Linux Mint. Can anyone tell me how to do this while taking care of the master boot ...
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I cannot connect to the internet via ethernet

I have been previously running Windows 8 on my Toshiba and of recent I decided to make a multiboot with Linux Mint Olivia 15. When I start the machine on Windows, I can access internet with an ...
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Disable Control + F2 keyboard shortcut in Mint 16

There is a similar topic, but none of the solutions is working for Ctrl+F2 combination. I need to disable this shortcut in my Mint 16, any ideas?
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Unable to install TI Linux emulator on Linux Mint 16 KDE

I have Linux Mint 16 KDE, and I wanted to install the Texas Instruments Emulator from http://lpg.ticalc.org/prj_tilem/download.html. I downloaded and extracted the source code, and installed all the ...
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Binding superkey + Ctrl to behave as right alt

I can't do any symbols such as ¡@£$€¥{[]} ("lower" symbols on number keys) using left ctrl and the super key on my keyboard. I can do these symbols by using the right alt. I would like to use a ...
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Force Firefox to Ignore GTK Theme?

Latest Firefox, 26, on Mint 16 MATE. Firefox is using the system GTK theme, and it looks bad. How can I tell Firefox to ignore the system theme and do it's own thing? ui.use_native_colors is false ...
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Terminator and Zsh: ctrl+D not closing session

I've been a Terminator and zsh user for a while with consistent profiles across several machines. However, on a freshly installed Linux Mint machine, for some reason Ctrl+D (EOT) isn't closing the ...
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Updating Linux Mint Repositories

Support for Linux Mint 15 (Olivia), Cinnamon (Ubuntu based) has ended. I do not want to upgrade to Mint 16 and have to reconfigure all my settings (which have taken me months to get everything the ...
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How to interpret state and log files written by preload program in Linux?

Preload is a program which prefetches files from the disk needed by various applications to reduce application startup time. It seems to be very popular and useful (just google preload+linux) but the ...
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Change Behavior of Linux Power Button

I have a headless linux mint machine that I use for a file server and other things. It's been working great for me for a few years, but there's one issue - my cat likes to hang out on top of it, and ...
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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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New Linux Mint 16 installation, wifi connects and then drops almost immediately

I don't really know how to get into much more detail than the title has provided. I'm on a new HP Pavilion 15 and running Linux Mint 16 x64, but the wifi keeps dropping almost immedi ately (<1 min) ...
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Laptop dies and does not complete boot process if not on AC, yet battery is fine

My laptop, after a hard 6 years of use, is finally showing signs of electrical wear and tear through a myriad of strange issues, this being one of the least severe of them. I've experienced recently ...
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Linux Mint 15 won't login in user profile after apt-get upgrade

I installed an external library for Pillow (PIL fork) and got tried to install another one after that and I got an error message for broken packages. I ran apt-get update and got an error saying that ...
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Why Reminna only starts when keyboard layout is in UK mode?

On my Linux Mint 15 machine I use Reminna for RDP to servers and workstations, but for some strange reason it refuses to start when my keyboard layout is in South Africa mode. So everytime I need to ...
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How to disable wallpaper changes on Linux Mint 12?

I'm looking for a way to disable the possibility of changing the wallpaper on a Linux Mint 12 install on a public computer. I searched the internet, but I didn't get any straightforward answer so far. ...
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Libuser on Linux Mint Olivia

I was wondering if anyone could help me in installing libuser on linux mint olivia. I tried searching the apt-cache but could not find the package.
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Install Linux (Mint 16) on drive from temporary second drive

I have an unused hard disk onto which I want to install Linux Mint. I do not own a DVD-drive, but a working drive with a Linux Mint installation. I would like to temporary boot this second drive, ...
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Install linux from sd card

I am attempting to install linux mint 16 (currently running Linux Mint 15) and I have lost my flashdrive I have no disks available so my only option is my sd memory card. How do I make a sd card ...
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Vmware: Mouse pointer stops for a sec when changing focus to guest

Host OS: Windows 7 x64 (up2date) Guest OS: Linux Mint xfce LTS (maya) (x64) Vmware Workstation 9.0.3 VMware Tools is installed and seems to work. Problem description: When my mouse pointer moves ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Return doesn't open a Terminal in Cinnamon 2.0.14

When I type Ctrl+Alt+Enter, nothing happens. I've followed Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't open a Terminal in Cinnamon 1.6 and I have configured everything so that this keybind should open a terminal. It works ...
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How start Nemo in background to manage the desktop?

I'm using XMonad and I want a solution to get application icons in the desktop. If I start the Nemo file explorer and then I close it I get the application icons in the desktop, as I want. How can I ...
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Laptop not connecting through ethernet cable

My Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop with a dual boot of Linux Mint and Windows 7 is not connecting with my ethernet cable. Wireless does still work. The laptop does not connect through an ethernet cable at ...
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Uninstall breaks unprivileged boot-up services (MDM and audio) - Linux Mint 16rc KDE

After a wine install/uninstall audio is broken and MDM fails as a boot up service, but still works via sudo. How should I trouble shoot? Last night I installed Wine, installed then removed ...
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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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Can't install 'MFC42.DLL'

I tried this: winetricks mfc42 and got the following result: Executing w_do_call mfc42 Executing load_mfc42 Executing wine /home/sajjad/.cache/winetricks/vcrun6/vc6redistsetup_deu.exe ...
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Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon - How to update new installation on External HDD with USB installation?

I am very unfamiliar with command lines and a total Linux beginner trying to migrate from years of Windows dependence. I have just installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on my 64GB USB 3.0 stick. I have ...