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Linux Mint 17 Windows network shares

I have installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my desktop in an effort to migrate from Windows (and only keeping a VM with Windows) but soon I discovered that I can't see any workgroups after I click on ...
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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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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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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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Wifi very slow on Linux Mint 17, works fine on Windows

My wifi is working just fine on Windows in my new ASUS X450L notebook but is unbearably slow (often becoming unresponsible) on my dual boot Linux Mint 17. I believe it is a problem with the drivers. ...
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How do I disable the keyboard shortcut for menu in Linux Mint 13?

I use gnome-do a lot and usually I summon it using [Super] + [Space]. It works just fine on my desktop PC (Linux Mint 11) but on my new ThinkPad T420 (Linux Mint 13) it didn't work that well. I had to ...
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Linux Mint Swap partition

I've recently installed Linux Mint as a secondary OS to my laptop which already had Win 10 installed. I could only add one partition for Linux Mint and install Linux Mint without the swap partition ...
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Ethernet issues in Linux mint.

After a hardrive crash I installed mint 17 LTS with many attending woes related to lack of drivers (two of my 8 usb ports can actually recognize devices plugged into them). I'm currently attempting to ...
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Computer gets hot with Linux Mint

So recently I had installed Linux Mint (Rosa) on computer and I dual boot it with windows 10. With windows there is no problem, it does not get hot for example if I get into YouTube or something not ...
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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 installation on vmware player (getting a message which I can't decipher)

The message after Linux boots I downloaded the ISO image of Linux mint cinnamon and used VMware, but after the booting message I get this message that a file system could not be found. Given the ...
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How can I do the job of .ssh keys with mosh?

I'm looking at migrating from ssh + screen to mosh, and I was wondering what (if any) ways of using mosh can satisfy a use case of securely shelling in to a remote server without typing out ...
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Linux Mint livecd does not recognize Windows 8 partition

My system has two SSDs. I re-installed Windows 8 onto the disk0. I want to install Linux mint on the other SSD. Secure-boot is disabled, fastboot is disabled, csm is enabled I run Linux Mint 16 x64 ...
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Linux Mint - Deleted Bottom Panel - How To Un-Delete?

So, being the explorer I am, I accidentally clicked the wrong thing. The Panel at the bottom of the screen on Linux Mint using Cinnamon Desktop, I right clicked and selected either delete or remove (...
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Fingerprint login (fprintd) “OK” dialogue on Linux Mint 17.3

After wrestling with Fingerprint-GUI for quite a while I decided to dump it this morning after finding fprintd. fprintd started working immediately, but I'd love to make a couple tweaks if they're ...
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VirtualBox guest not recognizing increased HDD space

I've increased the size of my VDI using VBoxManage modifyhd myHDD.vdi --resize 50000but I can't make the guest recognize and use the new space. GParted on guest (Linux Mint) VirtualBox Manager on ...
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Linux Mint 18 Beta image doesn't bootup

I have downloaded the linuxmint 18 (sarah) beta ISO image from http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3035. I can use it to install the new version in an VM. However I tried to burn it into a DVD RW plus a USB ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon Crashes when attempt dual monitor

I have two NVIDIA GTX 750ti installed each with a monitor connected via DVI. The system works fine with just one monitor enabled. However when I user nvidia-settings to enable the second monitor ...
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Configuring wifi access point on laptop with hostapd

I basically trying to configure a linux laptop as a wifi router which other laptops and mobiles can connect to and then I can manipulate the traffic on for some network traffic testing (with lower ...
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Switching to systemd on Linux Mint

I have linux mint 17.1 running on a laptop which takes forever to boot. To speed up the boot I want to switch to systemd. How can I switch to systemd?
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Linux Mint 17.3 persistent boot stick

So far I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on an usb-stick (Cinnamon Desktop, 64 bit, I also verified the checksum, just dding it on my usb-stick). Now I want to have a persistent usb-stick. From what I've ...
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How can I run 3 monitors (2 video cards) on Linux Mint 15?

I am trying to switch my PC from Windows to Linux Mint 15. I have three monitors that work very well in Windows. After installing Mint (and seeing that it naturally only uses 1 monitor) I tried to ...
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How to check the good functionality of the splash screen?

I'm using Linux Mint 17. Even if I set splash screen in grub with the following line, I have no splash screen. I wish to have splash screen. Please, could you tell me how to check all functions around ...
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Why can't I use SSH with these firewall rules? [WINDOWS HOST]

I'm currently trying to connect to my Linux Mint guest via SSH on my Windows 10 host. Better said, I'm trying to connect to the guest successfully with particular firewall rules in mind. Using ...
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Issues with linux mint installation on vmware player

I downloaded the iso image of Linux mint 17.1 cinnamon and then burned it to a dvd.I get this strange message from VMware player. Even when I instead use the iso image itself instead of the dvd,I get ...
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Cannot restart apache onto Linux Mint

Linux Mint is the Guest System on Virtual Box Windows 8.1 is the Host System danko@danko-VirtualBox ~ $ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart [sudo] password for danko: Restarting web server apache2 ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 screen is not automatically locked when I manually lock the screen

My problem is basically as the topic says. I am using GLMatrix screensaver from xscreensaver. I set the delay before locking screen to immediately, lock the computer when inactive to after 1 minute. ...
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Connected to Wifi router but no internet access

Problem Connected to my wireless router at home won't give me internet access. What happened Several days ago I was connected to the Wifi router at home and everything works like a charm. Then I ...
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How can I install mdk3 on linux mint?

Every website that I look at has a different explanation and none of them seem to help me get this utility installed. Here are the best instructions I found and what went wrong. They are from the kali ...
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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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Internet only in short bursts on Mint 17.2

My cable DHCP ipv4 connection ( i've disabled ipv6 ) is working only in short bursts. It is mainly visible when performing a sudo apt-get install XXX because is only downloading the first MB and then ...
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How to set cinnamon preferences in command line?

I am using LinuxMint 17 (Qiana) with Cinnamon, and I am creating a script to re-create my system in case my computer dies or I need to migrate computers. Its easy to make a script to install/remove ...
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Linux-mint MATE installation failure

Question Looking for guidance on next steps from the current situation. Read on... Issue #1 Getting error when installing Linux Mint MATE. No number/code is provided. It simply says that it was ...
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Different font in Google search and Gmail: why, and how to customize?

In Linux Mint KDE 17.2 (KDE4) the Google search fonts are different than in other systems. In Linux Mint Xfce 17.2 (that is, the same OS, different DE), it is normal one, that is the one that I ...
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How to force caja to open other windows in tabs?

I’m using linux mint 17. The file manager is caja (fork of nautilus). It’s work fine. But I wish to open every window of files browser in one window of caja in tabbed. Please, could you tell me how to ...
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Separate output for different audio devices on Linux Mint

I’m new to Linux. On Windows, I was able to have a dual audio output; one for my headphone and one for my regular speakers, both playing different audio at the same time. My question is: Can I do the ...
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Linux Mint “PPA does not support trusty”

ta to the repostitories list in Linux Mint 17.3 but cannot seem to get it to add! I get the error: 'This PPA does not support trusty' Cannot add PPA: ''This PPA does not support trusty' I have ...
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Linux Mint 14 and wireless connection issue

I have a Dell E1505 with Windows XP. I decided to install Linux Mint 14 to learn more about Linux as part of my programming job. So I downloaded Mint 14 (Cinnamon), installed it, and it works fine ...
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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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How to install VLC 2.1 on Linux Mint 17?

I've tried this after running the following commands on my Linux Mint 17 box: sudo apt-get remove --purge vlc* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Trying to install Owncloud client on Linux Mint Rosa Fails

I'm running a brand new Linux Mint Rosa (17.3 Cinnamont 64-bit), and I'm having way too many problems to install the owncloud client on it: Given that the package on the mint repo seems to be ...
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Linux Mint reset NVIDIA GPU without a restart

I would like to know if it is possible through the terminal to reset a GPU? To clarify, an example scenario where the card is overclocked too far and resets to Performance Level 0, or around 30% of ...
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PulseAudio Equalizer randomly stops functioning

My problem is just as the title says. I'm using Linux Mint KDE 17.3. The only predictability that I can get from it is that it shuts off when everything goes silent for at least a second, but that ...
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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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Allowing VNC connections into Linux Mint

Do any programs need to be installed that aren't included in the default install of Linux Mint in order for it to allow VNC connections?
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Trouble installing Chrome using wine on Linux

As some of google chrome's dependencies for Linux are unable to be met (libstdc++6 and lsb-base), I've been unable to update it, which bothers me. So I've tried to install Google Chrome for Windows. I ...
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VirtualBox fails to attach driver when starting VM

I have three VirtualBox VMs on my Windows 10 host, one Linux Mint 17.3 and two Ubuntu 14.04.4. Often when I start any of the VMs I get the following error message at launch: Failed to open a ...
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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 Proxy Issues

My issue is that I've been unable to have the terminal command sudo apt-get upgrade to not run on the proxy. I've tried unset {http,https,ftp}_proxy and unset {HTTP,HTTPS,FTP}_PROXY to no avail. I've ...
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Can I delete ppa of an appli after installed it?

I'm using Mint 17. With command line, I added some ppa to install some apps. Now these apps are installed and work fine, can I delete ppa? What are the risks to face of after uninstall ppa? Except no ...