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Linux Virtual Machine for Windows 7 that will run Keryx?

I'm having a problem getting packages onto a Linux computer that doesn't have an internet connection. The accepted answer here suggests Keryx, which needs a Linux computer with internet to get ...
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Unable to setup cisco vpn client in linux mint

I have configured cisco VPN client in a local machine in my network. When I start the vpn using vpnc, it is getting connected. But the problem is that, after that I'm not able to access my local sites ...
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Linux VirtualBox inside Windows VirtualBox doesn't boot

I'm trying to run a Linux VirtualBox instance inside a Windows 7 VirtualBox instance, but Linux (tried both Puppy and Mint) doesn't boot. My research says that this should be possible, see here for ...
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Can I mirror an existing Bluetooth HID with a different type?

I bought a Nyko Playpad bluetooth game controller for my Android devices. It works OK on Android but I wanted to use it with my PC as well. The problem is, although it generates the correct type of ...
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How do I search for a command I don't know the complete name of?

Every time I try to use a program from the terminal, I can't find it because it doesn't match the real name. For example, I type disks in terminal, but the real name is gnome-disks. I tried to use: ...
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Linux Mint 14 window manager is broken

Suddenly since yesterday my window manager is broken, I can't: Resize my windows Move my windows Switch applications (Alt-Tab) Change focus to other windows (Current window is always on top, I have ...
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How to install packages onto Linux Mint without Internet?

I'm learning how to use Linux Mint, and I'm completely new to the whole environment. The computer I'm using for a school project does not have an Internet connection, and it is not possible for it to ...
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Multiplayer chess application for Linux Mint?

I've been given an assignment to get a chess application to play between two computers running Linux Mint, through a network hub but without internet. Could someone explain the process, and if there ...
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Something is downloading in background Linux

My laptop boots normally to LinuxMint and immediately I like to open gnome-system-monitor but the shock is that something is downloading (the problem has been out 2 days ago) and nothing I run yet! I ...
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Strange behaviour:System applications and file manager apps show no content

I have recently installed updates on my Linux Mint to find that nothing can be displayed over the Desktop...when I open a folder it only displays as a black border...same with the welcome dialog.The ...
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How do I install an nVidia legacy driver on Linux Mint 15?

I'm an absolute Linux newbie. My system is: Pentium 4HT 3 Gb RAM GeForce4 Ti4200 NV28 graphics card HP f1905 monitor Linux Mint 15 OS I got Blender v2.69 by following the tutorial ...
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Headphones stopped working in windows 8.1

So, I installed Linux mint 15 mate 64 bit on other partition, and a weird thing happened, I booted into Windows 8.1 and my headphones do not work. Realtek softwares notification pops up and recognizes ...
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Location of Suspend after Idle Setting In Linux Mint

I was playing with my Linux Mint settings and made it so the computer would suspend after it was idle for an hour. It turns out suspending is broken. Anyone know where was that setting located at? ...
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pip install fails on guest Linux Mint 15

On my Windows 7 PC, I installed VMware VM for Linux Mint 15. Windows PC is behind corporate firewall /proxy server. Now inside Linux I issued: sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv Then created ...
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VirtualBox: Accessing guest Linux filesystem from host MacOS

I'm running Linux mint 15 inside a virtualBox on Mac OS (i.e. Mac host, Linux guest). I already know how to share files and access them from the Linux guest, but how can I access the filesystem on the ...
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Linux Mint: Unable to open configuration settings for a specific network

Every thing was working fine on my Linux mint 15. Then suddenly, I cannot open settings of a specific network.(eg to change ip, password, or other configuration of the network.) That is, I am not ...
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apt - Remove not configured package

I have a Linux-Mint Debian Edition System. When I install sendmail I get an infinite loop. Reading configuration from /etc/mail/sendmail.conf. Validating configuration. Creating ...
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Compat Wireless Drivers Centrino N-2230

So I am using linux and am having trouble installing the Compat Wireless drivers Hardware: Intel Centrino N-2230 OS: Linux Mint 64bit (kernel 13.08-generic) I followed this link ...
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Cannot open Network-Manager-Gnome LMDE

Hi I am using the Linux Mint Debian Version After installing the recent Update pack 7, I cannot open The Networkmanager-gnome window. The icon on the Dock appears and I can switch on/off any networks ...
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Linux Mint on VirtualBox has no internet connection

Physical machine: Mac Mini running OSX 10.7.5 Virtual machine: Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Using VirtualBox. I am trying to make the linux connect to the internet. For some reason I can access the ...
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Linux Mint something wrong with my .bashrc

The path of my .basrc file is /home/vamsi/.bashrc It is weird that my file has nothing but the path I set. I think I am using a file at the wrong location or that I have lost my .bashrc file as ...
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Gnuplot with octave produces only entirely black bar diagrams

My problem is the following: On my system (Linux Mint 14), the normal octave and gnuplot packages only produce completely black bar diagrams: I have tried to change the colours in any way I could ...
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Step by step USB Wi-Fi driver install for mint 15

I'm running Linux mint 15 32 bit on a Dell inspiron 2200. I have given up trying to get the Broadcom BCM4318 built in wireless working, so bought a Dynamode Nano 802.11n wireless USB adapter. It came ...
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Can I get around using “pip install --cert”?

Trying to figure out if there is a way that I can avoid using the --cert flag to pip when I am installing packages at work. There is some issue with the proxy that only allows me to download the ...
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linux mint VIA sound issue

So I installed linux Mint 15 "Olivia" 64 bit on my Mecer W550EU laptop I have HD Audio with a VIA chipset charles-W55xEU charles # lsmod | grep snd snd_hda_codec_hdmi 36913 1 snd_hda_codec_via ...
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Some sites won't load on Ubuntu/Mint

I have a REALLY weird problem with either my network or my OS. Last week I've suddenly had difficulties loading some websites or even more odd some parts of different websites. For example, I could ...
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Can not deal with protocol 'file'

Open as administrator when I open a folder Open as administrator error on pop up shows - Can not deal with protocol 'file'. how to fix this. Please help.
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Brightness hotkeys not working on linux mint 15 (HP mini 210-4000)

I have linuxmint 15 Mate running on my netbook(HP mini 210-4000). All hotkeys are working fine except the brightness ones. Slider do pops up on pressing the keys but brightness doesn't change at all. ...
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Cannot dual boot Windows 7 after installing Linux Mint

I first installed Windows 7. /dev/sda1 was the system reserved partition for Win 7, and /dev/sda2 was the C partition. Then I installed Linux Mint. After that, when I started the computer, I could see ...
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Is there any way to remove the caption blurbs beneath each of the application name headings in the whisker menu in XFCE?

I feel it is unnecessary and too much text becomes distracting and disorientating for me.
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Kernel panic - not syncing - Attempted to kill init. Some program might be trying to use hardware direclty. [VirtualBox]

I have a Asus X201E netbook with preinstalled Windows 8 64 bit. I wanted to install there Linux on Virtual Machine. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0, downloaded newest Mint - Mint 15 32 bit. So, my host ...
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32 bit color in VirtualBox, cant install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu

My host OS is Windows 8, I would like to have Mint15/Ubuntu 13.04/Xubuntu 13.04 as guest. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0 in order to install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu. But I cant even boot LiveCD, here's the ...
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Getting newly installed OS (Mint 13) to show up as boot option (Samsung NP470 with Windows 8)

I bought a new Samsung NP470R5E with the intent of installing Linux. Okay, make a bootable USB of Mint 13 KDE since the computer has no CD/DVD drive. Eventually, I figure how to boot from the USB. On ...
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Which Linux Desktop Environments show a listing of favorite apps in the start menu, aka. similar to Windows? [closed]

currently I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon. Is there a way to show a listing of favorite apps in the menu of linux mint Cinnamon? Or if this is not possible, what other versions of Linux have this ...
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How to disable window animations in Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon?

I'm a new Linux user having moved from using Windows, and I find the window maximize/minimize/fade animations really annoying. How can I disable these animations in Linux Mint Cinnamon? Thanks
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Monitors off secondary ATI video card are always mirrored/flickering

I'm trying to get 5 monitors running off two ATI Radeon 5570 cards - 3 off the primary and two off the secondary. Both cards have 1xHDMI, 1xDP and 1xDVI. I am using the open source driver. I can get ...
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Linux Mint syslog file?

I was checking my syslog file in the var/log directory. I am using Linux Mint. First of all, the log file is only showing the log for today's date. The log for yesterday is not showing. Does the ...
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No hibernate option - Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

Since the time I've moved to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon, I'v never had the hibernate option. I tried following instructions at ...
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Freezes using either Debian or Mint with KDE

Summary: PC freezes randomly, using it or not, under Debian & Mint latest's versions with KDE, 64 bits. It was working perfectly with Windows 8. What could be the problem??? Full analysis: 1) ...
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Change screen dpi in Linux Mint 15?

I just installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon in a VM on my Retina Macbook Pro. It all works just fine, but I'm currently bound to running it at 1280x800 because otherwise all the text becomes illegibly ...
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RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages (2)

At RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages, this problem seems to have been solved. Problem is, that working with Linux Mint, this answer shouldn't have appeared in my console, for I ...
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Random freezes on Linux Mint 15 KDE under an UEFI Asus motherboard

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with KDE, fully updated. For some reason, I'm experiencing seemly random lock ups. The GUI doesn't respond to input from mouse & keyboard, plus the interface doesn't ...
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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 Linux get slow? [closed]

I've read on this page (http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/) benefits of a Linux system and it says that it doesn't get slow by time (in contrary to Windows), but mine does. Also, I've noticed that after ...
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Trouble starting my Vagrant box after a Linux Mint Upgrade to 15

I recently upgraded my Linux Mint from 14 to 15 the apt way, and since then my vagrant box is not able to start up fully. Either the network interface or the /vagrant folder is not getting setup.. ...
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Setting up a Linux Partition

I've recently learned that I need to install "Debian 7.0" on my machine. I know very little about Linux. However, I do know there are a variety of distributions. From my understanding, some of these ...
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Will installing a new version of Linux mint delete home directory?

I want to do a fresh install of Linux Mint 13 on my laptop, but I do not want to backup / restore my home directory because it is HUGE, and will take a long time to complete. Instead, I decided I ...
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How can I find keymapping in a Debian-based Linux distro

I am using Mint Linux 14 with OpenBox. I am trying to use "Ctrl-Shift-A" on my IDE but it is not being triggered. I am guessing it is mapped to something else, but there seems to be no simple way to ...
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No surround sound over hdmi Linux Mint 13

I am running Linux Mint 13. I am using an HTPC connected via HDMI to a Sony sourround system and I can only play stereo LPCM 44.1 instead of 48kHz Dolby or DTS, even if the movie has Dolby sound. I ...
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can't access old Ubuntu HDD from new Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint at new HDD. And now want to move my work files from old hard drive to new. I caught some trouble with this, I can't access this disk now. But all was correct during ...