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how can I use wget to download large files?

I'm using Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon running from an 8GB pendrive. I want to get the ISO for 'Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” KDE '. I tried using wget in the terminal. Here is exactly what I typed: wget ...
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How to optimize Linux Mint performance

I'm running Linux Mint 14 on notebook. This notebook is rather old and really weak. Linux Mint shows better performance than Win7, but newertheless it's far from perfect. What can I do to speed up my ...
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how to save installs on linux usb

I'm a new person at Linux and am running Linux mint 15 cinnamon from an 8GB sandisk pendrive. I cannot dualboot it with windows until my friend (who is a genius at computers) backs up my windows ...
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How can I conditionally start a service based on the current local time using Mint Linux 15?

I have set up cron jobs which stop services at 2:00 AM and then restarts them at 8:00 AM. However, my enterprising users (my family; securing the box isn't a possibility) have determined that if they ...
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Having trouble booting with Live Usb Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”

It was working normally then my flash memory disconnected and re-connected again while I was logged in Linux mint 15 , I wasn't able to shut it down then I made force shut down , and I cant log in my ...
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apt-get is unable to lock the administration directory while installing

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon. I'm fairly new to Linux, and I'm operating from an 8 GB memory stick. In the terminal, I typed the following line: sudo apt-get install supertuxkart It was ...
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Too many processes have realtime or -20 niceness

For some reason a lot of my processes are real-time and and keep making my audio lag. Are these supposed to be real-time? I tried both a hard reboot and soft reboot, I even restarted pulse but to no ...
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utserver error while loading shared libraries libssl.so.0.9.8

I have problem in running utorrent server. When i run the command ~$ utserver -settingspath /opt/utorrent-server-v3_0/ It says utserver: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.0.9.8: ...
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Find log files of Linux Mint after system turned frozen

My system freezes regularly, more than once a day, sometimes right after the start of X. I have not been able to reproduce the error deterministicly. After rebooting, where do I find the old files? ...
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Linux and Windows File System? [closed]

Okay, I've somehow convinced myself to install Mint Linux (15: Olivia) beside my lovely Windows 8 operating system. Now, the only problem I have is sharing files between the two Operating Systems. ...
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Windows 8 displays linux ext4 partitions as RAW

I installed Linux Mint in 2 partitions: / and /home Windows 8 is under UEFI boot mode. How to hide those linux partitions in Explorer? When I click on them:
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Failing to load libGL.so.1 after installing bumblebee

I am running Linux Mint 15 64bit. My laptop has a Geforce 640M Optimus card, so I installed bumblebee according to the installation instructions (Basic Setup). Using optirun to run programs (e.g. ...
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Top menu bar disappeared on all applications in Linux Mint 14 XFCE

The top menu bar disappeared off of all of my applications in Linux Mint 14 XFCE. You can still see the menu item, like "File", "Edit", etc. However, the outline around the window is gone and the is ...
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Extracting frames with ffmpeg and including subtitles

I am attempting to extract a single frame from a video, with subtitles, using ffmpeg. I built ffmpeg myself: sircmpwn@picard ~/sources/bakabt-staging/hennkeo/groups $ ffmpeg ffmpeg version ...
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How to connect a monitor via an USB based VGA card?

I have a Toshiba Satellite C640. I have installed Linux Mint 14. I want to connect two external monitors to it. Although I have only one VGA port. I have an external USB to VGA card which I connected, ...
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Changed ownership in /usr/lib in Mint

So this was really stupid.. I am using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit. I mistakely changed the ownership of the entire /usr/lib to my own user (I actually meant to change the ownership of one ...
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How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon

I'm a big fan of mouse-focus, or "focus follows mouse", and I had this enabled in Mint 14, but when I reinstalled with Mint 15 I can't find the option anywhere. None of the sections in "system ...
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Logitech c310 Camera And Linux

Linux Mint 14 Nadia Cinnamon 64 bit Logitech HD Webcam c310 I've never used or installed a web cam before. I have the above camera and operating system. I plugged the thing into a USB port and ...
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Can i press the number '7' on my keyboard and make it insert ' a string ' instead of '7' ?

I am using centos linux 6.4 desktop ( minimal desktop ) i am looking for a solution so that when i press the number '7' on my keyboard.. it will insert a string rather than '7'... the numbers on ...
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How to remove Debian wallpapers from Debian Wheezy

I downloaded a Debian Wheezy netinstall iso, and installed it with only the bare minimum applications and settings. I skipped over installing a display manager and window manager during installation. ...
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Firefox - Middle click yields unexpected behaviour

When I middle click anywhere on a page other than a link, it'll take me to a page that I've already been at since opening Firefox, and keep doing it every time I middle-click something that isn't a ...
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Is there Wubi like installer for Linux Mint?

I want to use Linux Mint. I would like to know if there is something like the Wubi installer for Linux Mint? I searched on the Linux Mint website, but I couldn't find anything.
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How do I install .tar.bz files?

I am a Linux beginner. I have installed Linux Mint. The network connection is not working (neither wired nor wireless). I downloaded a file for the wireless driver "broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2" and ...
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“Preparing To Install Linux Mint” freeze

I have a Lenovo Ideapad U260 and have been trying to install Linux Mint Cinnamon Maya for the past few hours! I turn on my Windows 7 computer (which hasn't been working; Startup Repair loop) and ...
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lost files on cut/paste to hard drive

Last night, I mounted the main hard disk in Linux Mint 14. And cut/paste a lot of files (about 8GB) from home folder to the mounted disk. When the operation finished, I suspend my computer, and a few ...
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Can't see USB reader in Linux Mint 15

I'm new to Linux. I installed Mint 14 and everything was fine, my USB card reader worked straight away. I have just upgraded to Linux Mint 15 and now my SD card reader won't work – well I can't access ...
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Can't connect Wi-Fi on Linux Mint 14

I have got Linux Mint 14 and everything worked fine until today. Today I installed and configured a new router I bought recently, then I tried to connect it. I clicked on the router name in the list ...
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mounting an nfs share timeout on linux mint 14 client

I am trying to mount an nfs share on a linux mint 14 (64bit). I have already downloaded and installed nfs-common & rpcbind package in linux mint. The server contains in /etc/exports the line ...
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Access a remote Windows shared folder from Linux Mint

I am a Windows intermediate user and I have recently installed Linux Mint 13 Maya 32-bit version on my laptop. Earlier my major activities in my Windows box were: Connecting to internet, wifi, VPN ...
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Make hotspot from wired connection

How do I make a hotspot when I have a wired connection on Linux Mint. For example: there is an application named: connectifyme for windows which does this job. I tried the following. Network ...
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Cannot find what exports CDPATH

I made the mistake of putting CDPATH into my .profile file just to see if it would slightly boost my productivity but found that sometimes it would cd to directories that I didn't want it to (I would ...
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Dual-boot (Linuxmint and ChromeOS) on Samsung ARM Chromebook

Two weeks ago I bought a Samsung Exynus 5200 Chromebook. It has 2 GB memory, a 16 GB SSD, an ARM-processor Mali-T 604 and ships with Chrome OS named Snow-Premier GE 8429. I want to work with Linux on ...
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dual boot of linux mint 14 with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have acer 4750G and is running windows 8. I have 3 primary partition and a single unallocated partition where i intended to install linux mint. The problem that i am facing is the installer hasnot ...
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How can I increase the A2DP bitpool on Linux?

I recently bought a Bluetooth headset (Philips SHB4000), and got it to stop sounding like a phone after I told Linux (Mint) to use A2DP rather than HSP/HFP. However, there's still an annoying ...
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Apt-get update issues on Linux Mint

I recently shifted from Ubuntu 12.10 to Linux Mint 10. The kernel version I am using is 2.6.35-22-generic When I try to update it using sudo apt-get update, I get the following error: Ign file: ...
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KDE UI-treeviews: keyboard exploring

These UI elements do not respond to left and right keyboard arrows OOTB. Expected behaviour was to expand / contract tree nodes that contain children. Any way to make them behave as every other ...
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xfrun4 alternative for Linux Mint Cinnamon

I just switched from Xubuntu to Linux mint cinnamon and am trying to find an application launcher to replace xfrun4. What are the options that exist these days? Ideally, it would be a text box with ...
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Curly braces with LCtrl+LShift+LAlt+è - how?

I'm using Linux Mint 15 x64, and I want to add a new key mapping for curly braces. I'm using italian keyboard layout. On Windows I'm used to creating curly braces by pressing (Left Ctrl && ...
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Use spacebar to check and uncheck checkboxes in KDE

A powerful and necessary keyboard navigation element is the ability to use space bar to check / uncheck checkboxes. How to enable such behaviour for spacebar key in KDE 4.x ?
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How to save module configuration in Linux Terminal

I'm following a tutorial to boot Linux from usb3.0. I stumbled across this tutorial: http://evilshit.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/how-to-install-ubuntu-server-on-a-usb-3-0-stick-and-boot-that-stick/ In ...
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Booting Linux from USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, in the boot manager, I have the option to click "Windows 7" (my default OS). When my External Hard Drive is plugged in to USB 2.0, it boots Linux (when I click on "Windows ...
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Why cannot print with Canon 1120 in Linux Mint 14 Quantal?

Trying to install this printer in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10, I have succeeded after following the steps described here. The same procedure worked in Linux Mint 14 for a time. But now it stopped working. ...
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Nvidia driver installation disables Cinnamon desktop

In Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon desktop, after installing the Nvidia drivers it reverts to the gnome desktop. If I try to manually restart Cinnamon from the command line I get the error: Xlib: ...
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How to Improve OS performance when used from USB flash drive?

I have a Linux Mint 14 (MATE) .ISO installed on an 8GB Kingston DTSE9 USB drive. Booting takes about 1 or 2 minutes, which seems pretty normal for that kind of thing as far as I can tell. When ...
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Linux Mint chooses random MAC address on bootup

Every time I start a machine with Linux Mint 14 installed, the Ethernet NIC chooses a random MAC address to use. Is there a way to disable that behavior?
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Linux mint 14 notebook display contrast

I have Samsung NP300e5z notebook and Linux Mint 14 Nadia installed. I wonder, where & how can I change some display settings like contrast? The notebook has Intel HD vga.
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Need to find out the name of the graphics card and and if driver is installed?

I am using Mint 12 on a lenovo machine. How do I find the exact name of my graphics card to download and install driver? Also is there any way to check if the driver is already installed or not?
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Linux Mint, Screen is off after 1 second

Linuxmint has decided to make my screen sleep after 1 second of me not using it. How do I stop this timer? Please Help Using Linux Mint, with KDE.
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linux mint cannot install memcached because of libevent missing

I am using linux mint13. Now I want to install memcached. first I install libevent tar zxvf libevent-2.0.21.tar.gz cd libevent-2.0.21 ./configure --prefix=/usr/local make make install and i ...
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linux ldd command cannot work

I am using linux mint13 64bit now ,when I use ldd memcached the error is below: ldd: ./memcached: No such file or directory I don't know why.