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Can't launch LibreOffice 4.4 on Linux Mint 17

Uninstalled LibreOffice 4.2, downloaded the 64-bit LibreOffice 4.4 tar files and extracted them all into a folder on the 64-bit Cinnamon Mint 17 desktop, then installed, as per the README, from a ...
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Linux Mint 17.1: Execute script when shutting down or rebooting

Under Linux Mint 17.1, the InSync app slowdown every shut down and reboot actions. If InSync is not running, Linux Mint shuts down is less than 5s, if InSync is running it shuts down in 60s cause ...
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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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Linux Mint Wifi keeps disconnecting at random times and asks for wifi password

I have a fresh install of linux mint 16 cinnamon edition. I have a Netgear wireless dongle model: WNA1000M. Is there any command i should run to get more details? Wifi drops about: 15min to 1hr.
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Linux Mint doesn't boot properly

I created USB flash drive Linux Mint 17.1 using Linux Live Usb (Lili - link) with persistence storage. When I boot my laptop with my USB flash drive, it shows the page that says "Try Mint Linux live" ...
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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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Ethernet connection fails in virtual machine (linux mint 17 KDE)

I am having trouble gettting my internet to work in my virtual machine. I am using VMware on my Windows 8.1 pc. The VM runs Linux mint 17 KDE. VM settings: either NAT or bridged (both fail to connect ...
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Unable to get Samba server to work in Linux Mint 17.1

There are two folders AFolder and .AFolder which I want to share through a Samba server. I am not able to get it to work. shivanand@Pattanshetti-home /etc/samba $ cat smb.conf [global] server string ...
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Linux Mint date not sync after reboot

I got a system date (time) problem since I upgrade using apt-get yesterday. The system date will set to a random date in the future (ie: 2030, 2027, etc. not the same everytime) after system reboot. I ...
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CPU freezes during heavy processing : Asus Z97C in Linux Mint 17.1

I got a new rig with Asus Z97C, Intel-i5-4690k, Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, no GPU. I installed Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04.1) on it. Now, when doing something processor ...
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Disk encryption password prompt doesn't appear - Linux Mint 17.1

I've installed Linux Mint 17.1 on my desktop computer with full disk encryption set up. Upon starting my computer and after the splash screen, a black screen appears, and does not move on. If I type ...
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error: no such device … entering rescue mode … grub rescue

EDIT After trying out these instructions still not working: http://askubuntu.com/questions/88384/how-can-i-repair-grub-how-to-get-ubuntu-back-after-installing-windows The error during grub ...
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Linux Mint 17 cannot connect to wired connection

I have just installed the latest Linux Mint after running into this problem with Ubuntu and thinking that was the culprit (Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon 64bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS were what I have been ...
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How can I determine if Apache is installed on a system?

I have Linux Mint on my computer but I don't know how to find out whether Apache2 is on it or where it is actually installed. I run my web browser (PHP installed) with http://localhost as a URL and it ...
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Linux mint 14 and wireless connection issue

Friends I have dell E1505 with win xp. I decided to install Mint Linux 14 to learn more about linux os as part of my programming job. So donwloaded mint 14(cinnamon) and installed and works fine with ...
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How can I reset all network settings in Linux Mint?

I'm using Mint 14 and i completely hosed the network settings. How can i reset them all back to default.
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Seemingly random Xorg freeze

Since I installed Linux Mint 17 with XFCE I've been experiencing what I believe is a bug. Sometimes it will hang, at rabdom moments, regardless what I'm doing. The time between hangs can be hours and ...
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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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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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How activate, use or install KDE notebook desktop on Linux MInt 17.1

In KDE I have the option to select between two workspace, for PC or for notebook, but on Linux Mint not appear in system setting like in previous version of KDE. How I do to use the notebook worspace ...
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How to extend a Mint Linux partition on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1?

I had previously installed windows 8.1 on my hard drive, then I later unallocated some space like 15GB and installed linuxmint separately on that partition, How to extend the 15GB volume that I have ...
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Do online repositories for ubuntu/mint releases disappear after it goes out of support?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 (Nadia), which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 (Quantal), which went out of support since May 2014. I'm getting 404's when I try to update or install any package. After googling I ...
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NFS activity locks desktop during any user initiated file activity

This is a funny little issue that has been happening for a while and I have learnt to work around but would prefer to resolve completely. My desktop PC is running linux mint 17.1 cinnamon. Core I5, ...
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How can I give permanent admin access to the Linux program such as Aptik?

I’m using Linux Mint x64 with KDE and I can run the app Aptik fine from the terminal as sudo Aptik followed by its parameters. No problem. But I want to be able to run it from its GUI. The program ...
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How do I change X resolution on Linux mint 13?

I have an old Sony Vaio system with linux mint 13 (Mate desktop). For the life of me I can't recall how to change the screen resolution. The widescreen monitor is set to 1920x1080 but it won't do ...
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How do I solve periodic mouse lag on Linux Mint (MATE)?

I have a laptop with the latest Linux Mint installed (the MATE version, not the Cinnamon one). 80-90% of the time everything works great, but periodically the mouse will start "lagging" heavily (it ...
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Make Start Menu in Mint/Cinnamon honor the “New windows use the default layout” setting

I'm on Mint/Cinnamon (version is 17.1 Rebecca), and I've set my keyboard layout to "Allow different layouts" and "New windows use the default layout". If I'm on a window with Cyrillic, and I create ...
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Keeping Fast Startup for Windows 8 in a Win/Linux dual booting environment?

I have some specific questions regarding Dual Booting Win8/Linux. It is recommended to disable Fast Startup for Windows 8 as it can cause data loss, but my boot times seems to go up a lot. If it is ...
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How to recover Windows Boot Manager after a Mint installation gone wrong

Yesterday, my cousin wanted me to install Linux Mint onto his Windows 8 Lenovo laptop so he could dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 8 so he could get some hands-on experience with Windows 8. I've ...
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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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Linux Mint - VirtualBox - Segmentation fault

I installed the latest version of Linux Mint I tried to install VirtualBox following several tutorials that exist on the Internet for this purpose went well, but when I try to run VirtualBox, ...
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fglrx drivers cause blank luks encryption password screen on boot, on Linux Mint Petra 16

I recently did a new install of Linux Mint 16 Petra on my main desktop, and used the full disk encryption option from the installer. The installation went smoothly, and the encryption password prompt ...
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Keepassx does not work with Hotmail

I am using Keepassx on a Linux computer to manage my passwords. Most of the time when using auto-type to get my Hotmail password, Keepassx types in a password that is 7 digits to long.
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Change default text editor to Sublime Text in Linux Mint

I've installed Sublime Text 3 from the .deb found here: http://www.sublimetext.com/3 Now, how to set it as the default text editor in place of gedit in Mint 16?
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Folder automatically created in my pendrive when I connect it in my laptop

How can I know why my Linux Mint creates a folder in my pendrive when I connect it to my laptop? UPDATE The name of the folder es "Music", it is empty and there are not hidden files.
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Linux Mint 15

I'm a Linux newbie and any help and links are appreciated. My problem is that I cannot find any stable way to install proprietary nVidia drivers on my system (Linux Mint 15). Is there some tutorial ...
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Kernel Panic when trying to boot Linux Mint 17.1

Ok, I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon Edition, 32 Bit) alongside Windows 8.1, and when I select linux mint, It goes to the shell boot and the caps lock light flashes, indicating Kernel Panic. ...
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How to view PPA contents from terminal on Ubuntu/Mint?

Is there a way to view the packages contained in a PPA from a terminal, without needing to open a web browser and navigating to the PPA on Launchpad?
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Linux Mint: Power Management does not turn off displayport monitor

I have two monitors connected to this system... one via displayport and one via DVI. When I go into the screen saver settings, I enabled Power Management and set standby, suspend, and off to 1 minute. ...
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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Linux Mint: Switch Wacom pen sides

I am running Linux Mint 17 x64 on Cinnamon. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 with tablet. My pen has something wrong with it (Windows and Linux) where the eraser and pen are flipped when it registers. ...
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can't start calligra on linux xfce

I'm running linux mint 17.1 xfce 64bit and installed calligra suite with this command: apt install calligra I didn't use any ppa. now when I open any application(words,stage,etc) it shows this ...
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Unable to mount IPOD: not authorized

I've been using my ipod with my Linux Mint install for years, and it's suddenly refused to mount, saying "Unable to mount : not authorized." I thought it might be a group permission issue but the ...
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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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Linux Mint/Ubuntu refuses to suspend laptop

I have a laptop running a Ubuntu distro that refuses not suspend. This happens about 3 times a week. The experience is you either close the lid, or send the system into suspend from the shut down ...
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Keyboard layout messed up in Linux Mint 12

I have a guest Linux Mint running in Virtual Box (this is an official VM for IGEP development: http://labs.isee.biz/index.php/IGEP_SDK_Virtual_Machine). For whatever reason half of my keyboard ...
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Can't access Windows after linux mint update

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and linux mint. I recently updated my mint distro by installing the new version (in the process eliminating the older version.) I can now use linux mint fine ...
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Is it safe to update Linux Mint 17.1 repositories to Ubuntu 14.10?

Linux Mint releases are always based on the yearly LTS version of Ubuntu. While LTS is great for its stability, it doesn't really seek cutting-edge versions like the regular versions (or should I call ...
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Printer (Kyocera P602cdn) randomly prints out postscript code

I am using a Kyocera P602cdn printer (latest drivers from their website) with CUPS (1.7.2) on Linux Mint (kernel 3.13.0-48). In around 50% of my print jobs not the document comes out but postscript ...
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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.