Linux Mint is a Debian-based open-source Linux distribution.

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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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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 ...
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Unable to update in Linux Mint 10 - Julia (Maverick)

I just did a fresh installation of Linux Mint 10 and tried to do update or do any installation from Software Manager for that matter. But it just 404 out. Any solution for this
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Pendrive does not show up in Linux Mint 15

H have a Linux Mint 15 - Cinnamon edition on my computer. Today I booted up my Linux (I use dual boot) and downloaded the ISO for Mint 16. It worked. But since I logged in today, my USB, SD, and ...
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Linux Mint 15 screen settings(brightness control)

How do you adjust the screen brightness on Linux Mint? Do I need a special app for it the way you do for the screen lock?
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Atheros AR9485WB-EG wireless adapter on Linux Mint

I have a new ASUS X552C laptop. It is working like a charm, but I ran into a problem when I decided to install Linux Mint. It seems like my Atheros AR9485WB-EG wireless card is not recognized by the ...
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Enable IP(v4) forwarding on Linux Mint

How do I enable IP forwarding on Linux Mint? When typing the following commands in the terminal as superuser I got the following output: DALEK zermacr0yd # sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward ...
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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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Create a partition with Mint intaller iso

Since I like messing around with my OS and have a tendency to break something in the process, I would like to make a partition in my hard drive that would hold the install iso for what-ever os I am ...
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Connect USB serial dongle to Windows 7 on VirtualBox

I am running Linux Mint 16, and VirtualBox 4.3.4, with the extension pack installed. I have Windows 7 installed as a client. I have to run an application on this Windows 7 install, and it uses a USB ...
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Separating Linux Mint and Windows installation at hardware level

I have Windows 8 installed on one of my HDD and I want to install Linux Mint on my unused SSD. The point is, I want to install another operating system to the unused hard driver in a way, that it ...
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Shortcuts in gvim

I'm trying to migrate from Windows to Linux and am having difficulties with the shortcuts in gvim. For something as simple a copying you press "+y and I'm wondering 1)does order matter when ...
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Unable to configure the Linux Kernel v3.8.9 source code

I'm running Linux Mint with kernel version 3.8.0-29-generic. So I downloaded and extracted the Linux Kernel 3.8.9 source code and placed the folder in the main directory. Now using the command make ...
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Battery life Samsung Series 7 with Linux (Mint, KDE)

I've been trying all the tricks I can find to reduce power usage on my Samsung series 7 (Ivy Bridge Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 8570M GPU) laptop (running Linux Mint Olivia, KDE version), but it all seems ...
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Linux Mint date/time settings

So I noticed that Linux Mint listed the date and time in the lower right corner at the bottom of the screen in the 24-hour clock format. Following the link I tried setting the date format in the panel ...
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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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Screen lock on Linux Mint

I just upgraded to Linux Mint and noticed that when I close my laptop and then re-open it, there is no screen lock with a password prompt the way there is with Linux Ubuntu. Does Mint cinnamon have ...
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Sound not working in VMware player

Guest operating system is Windows 7 and I have VMware player 6.0.1 installed. On it latest version of Mint Linux is run. The problem is Linux never gets sound. How do I fix this? The message "the ...
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How to get side buttons working on mouse in Linux running in VMware player

I have the Razer Deathadder mouse (left handed edition) and some of the buttons don't work on Linux. For example the back and forwards buttons on the side, pressed by the thumb don't work and pressing ...
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Linux mint 15 mate boot screen change

Recently my boot up altered (HP Desktop) & now includes a screen that shows "ubuntu 15" showing pulsing 5 dots while it's loading. Then screen changes to my usual expected Mint tty1 boot screen. ...
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How to tell Linux Mint 15 where to find OS updates?

I am trying to install updates for my Linux mint 15 VM. The VM's connection is configured as NAT, ultimately using my workstation with Windows 7 internet's connection. However, when I try to update ...
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Linux Mint dual monitor setup graphics bug

When I use a secondary monitor, connected via HDMI to my laptop running Linux Mint Cinnamon 15, the mouse pointer on the secondary monitor drags a trace of mouse pointers behind the cursor. Also when ...
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Bootable flash drive meant to boot Windows 7 boots Linux Mint 15

I am running Linux Mint 15 and I want to switch to Windows 7. I tried to make a bootable SD card, but something is wrong. I downloaded Windows 7, right-clicked the .iso file -> "make bootable USB ...
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Linux Mint Mate system title bar features

I am using Linux Mint Maya with Mate desktop, and I am not happy about the system title bar because it is using so much space on my laptop screen. How do I autohide the panel in Mate? Or how do I ...
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How do I install Linux mint debian and set up a root login?

I have tried installing Linux Mint (after giving up with Manjaro for the same reason) but find I cannot do anything such as set up network connections as I have no root login. Should I not be prompted ...
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Need to disable OLED

I have an ASUS G50VT laptop with a OLED screen. Since I cant get the linux program that controls it to work on Linux Mint 16. I want to turn it off or disable it to prevent "burn in". I know it can be ...
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Home partition recovery

I have a problem with my Linux system, I cannot access anything . So I am trying to boot from a live distro and save my home folder into an external hard drive . I used to have the /home in a ...
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Mintbackup doesn't work

I'm trying to use the Mintbackup tool to create back ups of my app / user data so I can update Mint from 14 to 15. However, while the backup program chugs away for hours, it never creates anything, ...
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System does not boot to operating system

I recently installed Linux Mint on a system with Windows 7. After the installation completed, the system restarted to show me this message: Intel UNDI PXE-2.0(build 083) Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel ...
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Linux Driver: Missing required config variable

Through multiple previous inquiries (Depmod freezing up after bcwml-kernel-source install failure; alternative to bcmwl-kernel-source package; ndiswrapper not downloading large files) I have been ...
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How do I get full screen in Mint Linux under VMware player?

I just installed VMware player and Mint Linux; however, only a small portion of the VMware window is used. I want Linux to take up the entire screen. How do I change this? In Linux I tried going to ...
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When installing Mint Linux in VMware player which OS version should I select?

I just downloaded the iso for the 64bit version of Mint Linux. I want to run it from Windows and to do this I installed the free version of VMware player. It said it couldn't auto detect the type of ...
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Linux Mint Network Connection unavailable (not the network, the settings)

Turned my computer off and on for the first time in a while this morning in the vain hope of clearing up a DNS cache issue, and now besides that I can't access the Network Connection option in ...
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Linux Mint keyboard options not taking effect

I restarted my computer this morning for the first time in a while, and some things aren't working. One of them is the remapping of the caps lock to backspace. When I go through Menu > Preferences > ...
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windows xp not present at boot menu after linux mint installation

I have an old pc with windows xp and i installed in a different partition linux mint 15,and when i turn it on it doesnt give me the option to choose which OS i want and goes directly into Mint, i ...