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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 ...
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linux mint 16 kde cursor issue

I installed Linux Mint 16 KDE on my system today. For some reason, when I move the cursor to the right, it goes away out of screen and I have to bring it back by dragging it the same distance I made ...
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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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Convert Amazon .pem key to Putty .ppk key Linux

I have generated and downloaded a private .pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in .ppk format. The process of conversion is ...
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Is there a way I can share a bluetooth mouse between two OSs on the same computer?

I'm dual booting between Linux Mint 16 and Windows 8 on my laptop, and I use a bluetooth mouse. Is there any way I can hack together a solution so that my mouse will work on both OSs without having to ...
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Mounted a Bluray drive in VirtualBox. Now linux doesn't see the drive anymore

I mounted my BluRay-drive in VirtualBox under linux to use AnyDVD on a virtual windows machine. To make AnyDVD recognize the drive I set the drive to "Passthrough". Thing went wrong and I had to kill ...
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How do I find my files from my Windows account?

I've just installed Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) on my laptop from disc, and I cannot find my files ANYWHERE, and I'm new totally to Linux so, rookie alert... Also, it does not allow me to choose between ...
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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Linux Mint 16 on HP Pavilion dv6 laptop - power management doesn't work

I installed Linux Mint 16 on my HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. On Linux, my laptop always seems to be under load (fan spins at full speed etc.) Is there any power management tool / driver that could help ...
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startup applications in linux mint

I'm trying to run the opendns updater in linux mint automatically on startup. And I found this page: https://support.opendns.com/entries/23554765-Linux-IP-Updater-for-Dynamic-Networks which basically ...
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are APM levels (hdparm -B) and spin-down time (hdparm -S) different?

The man page referenced in this answer indicates that hdparm -S sets the spin-down time, while -B sets the APM level, and also suggests that -B is a hardware thing (implying -S is software?) However, ...
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NoMachine 4 Not Running On Mint Linux 14

I would like to use my Mint 14 Cinnamon home compute to do work on my work computer ( RHEL 5.1 ). My work computer is running NoMachne server version 3 I installed NoMachne client 4 on my Mint 14 ...
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How to know the process of the terminal which is running in Linux command?

In Linux, how can I list the process id in /proc folder which is running the current open terminal? Thanks.
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How can I print file names on linux command if know its file descriptor of a file opened by a process?

I know the file descriptor of a file opened by a process, but I don't know the process ID. How can I print file names from the Linux command prompt if I know the file descriptor of a file opened by a ...
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How can I get files with numeric names using ls command?

In linux commandline, how can I list down only numeric(only names with 0 to 9) file names in the current directory? This is a follow-on question to How can I get the list of process ids on the system ...
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How can I get the list of process ids on the system in linux command prompt?

I need to list down the process ids on linux command line. can I use ls command in proc directory? The problem is there when I use ls command in proc directory. It lists some process ids with file ...
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Configuring wifi access point on laptop with hostapd

I basically trying to configure a linux laptop as a wifi router which other laptops and mobiles can connect to and then I can manipulate the traffic on for some network traffic testing (with lower ...
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Battery detected but not charging (remains 0%)

I've recently bought a new, 6600 mAh battery for my Acer Aspire One Netbook (AOA110, ZG5 Model) that refuses to charge. My adapter will charge the old battery (although it only lasts 10 minutes), so ...
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CPU heating too much, cpufrequtils to limit its speed works weird

I am using an Intel i5 powered laptop and my OS is a 64 bit Linux Mint 14, kernel version 3.5.0-43. Up until now the CPU usage policy was ondemand and it usually was working at 2.40Ghz. In this setup ...
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“Not a bootable partition” from Haiku's boot manager for new Mint 16 partition

I'm having the exact same problem as in this question now that I've installed Linux Mint 16 MATE in the same LVM I was using before. The installer asked where I wanted the bootloader, and I told it ...
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Skype leaves its prints Linux Mint 15

I am having problems while using Skype on Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon (64 bit). Skype is leaving its prints behind and I have to restart my system to get rid of them. The prints always stay on top of all ...
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Resolution stuck at 640x480 after trying to install NVIDA drivers

The fans on my Clevo W230ST haven't stopped blowing since I installed Mint. I thought the video card drivers might be at fault so I tried: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current sudo nvidia-xconfig On ...