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

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Auto-mount partitions upon wake up

I am running Linux Mint 11 Katya. Whenever the system is awakened after hibernating, my Windows partitions do not automatically show on the desktop. I have to click on Computer, select one or more of ...
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How can I edit huge RTF files produced by Windows in Linux?

I have tried LibreOffice, and Abiword on Linux Mint 13, and in both cases, on the sorts of RTF files I use (lots of font changes, language changes, color changes, underlining, etc.), the application ...
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Poor performance of single processor 32bit Windows XP xompared SMP in VBA+Excel

Welcome! On many computers I experienced poor performance of 32 bit guests running on 64 bit Linux host (I used only the Debian family). At last I managed to collect benchmark data. I made the ...
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How to prevent firefox from updating

I have firefox 3.6.x in Mint Linux. For physical problems -- eyes and color, I want to keep this version and not do any updates ever to it. I don't know if it is a firefox or linux issue, but ...
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Which download do I choose to install VirtualBox on Linux Mint?

I want to install VirtualBox on my Linux Mint machine (so that Mint is the host), but on the downloads page I don't see any distributions for Mint. I know Mint is Debian-based, but not sure what to ...
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how to copy a linux mint apt mirror

I have a linux mint install that will be placed on a private network without internet access. Is it possible to download an Apt mirror for Mint and place in on a server in the private network so that ...
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Linux Minux 12 Freezes (Gnome 2) - How to go about finding and fixing cause?

This freezing issue has been reported by others over the past few months but no clear answer has been provided. Some have attributed it to Banshee or other music players but this is incorrect since I ...
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Linux Mint: How to launch a new version of a program

I'm running Linux Mint and an application called anki (flash card app). The software repositories for Linux Mint are a few versions behind. When I download the new program it just runs from the ...
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How to enable pre-released updates in Linux Mint?

In Ubuntu I could do this in the Updates tab of Software Sources, but in Linux Mint there is no Updates tab. I just want to install kernel version 2.6.38-9.
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Alternative to rsync for file level cloning?

I have 500gb of files that I want to copy to a temporary drive and then back. I would like to be able to do this as fast as possible. I checked out doing a block level clone, which is nice and fast ...
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Why does VNC eat certain characters?

I often use VNC to connect to my desktop upstairs using a laptop downstairs over my home network. I tunnel the VNC connection via SSH. The problem I keep running into is that I'll attempt to type a ...
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Which Linux Mint flavor is most suited for a 2.6Ghz + 500MB RAM computer? [closed]

I've tried Ubuntu, and while enjoyed it, couldn't run more than one program before the computer felt slow. Linux Mint has these different versions: Linux Mint Gnome Linux Mint XFCE Linux Mint ...
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Removing User Accounts in Linux Mint/Windows 7

I am preparing a laptop for sale. Instead of wiping the whole drive, I just want to delete the personal information I have. I have an ssd by the way with TRIM support so even if I delete the files ...
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No sound after some minutes in Lenovo laptop with linux

I have a Lenovo G460 laptop and this problem has appeared approximately a year ago, but I never had the time to look into it. Right after I turn on my computer everything works fine. However, about ...
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Flash not working in Firefox 42.0 in Linux Mint 17

I have followed several tutorials and have followed the following independent steps to enable flash in firefox: Downloaded flash from here. Placed the libflashplayer.so in ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folder ...
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Locale issue in Linux Mint

I have this problem with locale on my Linux Mint Debian (LMDE). How can I fix this? cj@linux ~ $ locale locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory locale: Cannot set ...
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How to save two IPS in single network card

I am using centos 6.6 and going to configure single network card with two IP address. My configuration look like this /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE="eth0" BOOTPROTO="dhcp" ...
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Reset Windows 8.1 password Linuxmint on a dualboot config?

My laptop is in a dualboot config with linuxmint can I reset forgotten windows password from mint?
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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...
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Switch default sound card, while both use the same driver

I have problems with sound on my Linux Mint 17.1. It generally works, but gets interrupted by scratchy noise most of the time. I followed some tutorials and here is what I found out: $ LC_ALL=C sudo ...
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Canon MG4250 all in one doesn't find my linux pc

I am a beginner in Linux and I start to like it a lot. I know I have to try and document before asking questions. So here is the problem and what I already did. Hardware: Hp laptop with Mint ...
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Linux Mint won't allow me to import a .p12 signing certificate

I have a .p12 certificate that was issued to me by my university. I have been able to install it on OSX just fine, but I need to use it for Cisco Anyconnect in Linux Mint 17. When I double click it, ...
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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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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 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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Linux Mint performance issues in VirtualBox

I've recently installed Linux Mint 15 on VirtualBox on a Windows 8 host. Everything seems OK, but I have severe problems with performance of Firefox on it. Sites display with delay and the keyboard ...
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Why does swapon take ages when enabeling a swap file?

I've created a swap file with dd if=/dev/zero of=swap.img bs=1024k count=4k mkswap swap.img swapon swap.img While this works, the swapon command takes ages (approx 10min) to finish. Enabling the ...
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Computer restarts on shutdown

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z. When I shutdown the computer from my OS it will shutdown but then turn back on. I've experienced this from Windows 8, Ubuntu and Linux Mint so I don't think it's related ...
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Enable wifi adapter on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

I just installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon on my laptop, but I can't find where to connct with wifi, I Googled about it and I found that I've to enable my wifi adapter in Software Sources, so I did ...
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Prevent auto mounting Android sdcard under Linux Mint

I recently obtained an older Android phone, so that I could test Android Apps on it. I've needed it because I have a Nexus 7 but not older Android versions, hardware, etc. to test on. I'm having a ...
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Nvidia X setting doesn't save dual monitor settings

I am using Linux Mint 14 KDE and I have a GeForce 9600 GT. I am trying to use nvidia-settings (driver version 304.84) to save my dual monitor configuration: Small monitor: TwinView, Resolution Auto ...
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Remap any key to win

I've tried a lot of combinations to map my key AE12 to Super (win key) but all them failed... How can i map a key to act like win key in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us ? I am using linux mint. ...
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Schedule a cronjob everytime it is done

I have a cronjon which runs every 48 hours. But ideally what I want is that it must start running as soon as it stops. Can this be done? It is an sh script consisting of a python command. I am using ...
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In Linux Mint 14, running a script from Startup Applications doesn't work, but from terminal does

I've created a script to set up my Intuos tablet at the start of a session: #!/bin/sh xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 4x6 pad" AbsWheelUp "key ctrl minus"; xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 4x6 pad" ...
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Installing Linux alongside Windows 8 — have I messed up my partitions?

I just bought an HP Envy h8-1437c desktop computer (Intel Core i5 CPU, 1 TB hard drive, 12 GB memory). It came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I want to run Linux on it, specifically Linux Mint 14.1 ...
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Repair GRUB bootloader for multiboot system

I have two hard disks – one a 1TB and the other a 250 GB. I installed the OSes in the following order: Windows 7 on the first hard disk (1 TB) After that Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition (/dev/sdb7) on ...
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Set window transparency in terminal in Mint

I use urxvt on Mint 13 Cinnamon and I'd like it to be partially transparent. I'm not sure how to do this, but I also like it maximized and undecorated, for which I use devilspie. Devil's pie allows ...
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Boot from USB in HP laptop

I have HP Laptop Probook 4421s. I want to install Linux Mint 13 from USB drive. My usb is Toshiba 8 GB. I've tested in another laptop, it is working perfectly. Bios Boot Priority is USB. When I'm ...
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Dual monitor support in Linux Mint with XMonad window manager?

I'm running Linux Mint 12, and I'd like to configure it to use 2 monitors, each as a separate workspace. Currently the output is mirrored to both screens. In the default window manager, I can set this ...
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Installing Debian applications on Linux Mint

I'm trying to install an application (Google Chat) and it gives me the option for Debian/Ubuntu with a .deb extension. So since I have Mint, I generally just do everything as if were Ubuntu. So I ...
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Dual booting Linux/Win7, Grub refuses to load Win7

Decided to give Linux Mint a try (Ubuntu's interface annoys me), so I installed it with the intention of dual booting with Windows 7. Installation went fine, but now I can only boot into Linux Mint. ...
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Fully reinstall / remove VIM

I recently ran a script which configures VIM and installs plugins needed for development. I installed it like this: $ git clone https://github.com/sontek/dotfiles.git $ cd dotfiles $ ./install.sh vim ...
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Safe to remove Python2.6 files?

I'm using Linux Mint 11 (will upgrade soon), and I've noticed that, even though I don't have any python2.6 packages installed with apt, there's a bunch of residual python2.6 files scattered around my ...
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How to install software RAID using Mint Live CD

I wish to install Linux Mint 11 with RAID 1 for my /home. I was wondering if I can install RAID 1 during the installation from the Live CD. I have managed to set up RAID from the Live CD and install ...
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Remote Desktop Software

I'm going to be going to college soon and the laptop I have is rather pathetic. I'd like to run Linux Mint on my desktop and remotely access it using my laptop. Unlike what people usually use Remote ...
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Getting Internet to run with Inspiron 1525 in Linux Mint 11

I have tried installing the drivers with that one click option they promote but it doesn't pull up the broadcom drivers it needs.
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Linux Mint or Ubuntu installation? [closed]

I am intending to install either Linux Mint or Ubuntu distribution. But I am not sure which distribution to go far, as I have read online that Linux Mint comes with many features such as flash ...
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Playing sound on local computer after command in SSH connection

I'm in a ssh connection and I would like to play a sound after a command completes (not on the server where I connected). Something: ssh me@somewhere.com make && play-sound-local I have ...
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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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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 ...