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

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.py file downloads instead of executing

I am mint 17.1, apache2, php3.4.0 I reloaded mint new. Modified apache2.conf file to have: <Directory /var/www/html> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride None ...
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Can Only Maximize on One Monitor

I had some problems getting both of my monitors (my laptop's and an external), but I got them resolved (see Can't Configure Monitors on Linux Mint MSI Laptop With Nvidia Graphics) and now both ...
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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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gnome-screenshot produces blank png files in mint 17

This produces a blank png file in mint 17, but works fine in ubuntu 12: gnome-screenshot Opening the resulting Screenshot file in the ~/Pictures directory shows completely blank image (all ...
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How to make eclipse look in two diffrent places for jvm on start up

I need to know how to make eclipse look in two locations for the jvm. I have it set one way in the .ini file but I need to be able to have it look in another place as well. I have eclipse IDE ...
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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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Mint not recognizing my USB Lexmark printer

I have a Lexmark X1250 printer, which I'm trying to get working on my box, which is running Linux Mint 17 Qiana itself. Some info: # uname -a Linux grid 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 ...
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Maximize window when dragged to top in Mint/Cinnamon

In Windows 7, when I drag a window to the top of the screen, it maximizes. In Mint, however, it takes only the upper half of the screen. Can I make it maximize instead, line in Windows?
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dmidecode returning maximum capacity as unknown

I am using Linux mint on my Sony Vaio Laptop model no. VPCEA23EN. I want to upgrade my ram so i tried the following command to find out the maximum capacity of RAM. But it is not providing the ...
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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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Not able to create a user account in Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop, downloaded from the Linux Mint website. All works fine but I am not able to create new user in "Users and Groups" GUI tool. Opened "Users ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Lenovo y50-70, installing/getting GTX860M to work with nvidia drivers

So I have been trying to get my Lenovo y50-70 laptop, which has both the intel integrated GPU and a GTX860M, to run Linux Mint Rebecca 17.1. I have installed the ppa repository sudo ...
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Linux Mint 17 overheating on Asus S46CM laptop

I just installed linux mint and it is really overusing my fan and beginning to overheat. It isn't too bad now, but if this continues it could really shorten the lifespan of my laptop. I'm ...
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Change keyboard bindings for the Workspace switcher for Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” - Xfce (64-bit)

The Workspace switcher is hard-coded to Ctrl-F1 .. Ctrl-F4 in Mint. I would like to change that to Super-F1 ..., but I do not even know where that is configured. Is this possible? How? With the ...
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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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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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Install Windows from linux mint without usb or disk

I want to install Windows(I have .iso file) and I have linux mint. How can i make it without usb or disk, using partitions?
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How to uninstall “cowsay” package (Linux Mint 17 KDE)

I don't like the "cowsay" package which is installed by default in Linux Mint (KDE). I tried to uninstalled it, but it also uninstalled the following packages mint-artwork-common mint-artwork-kde ...
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How to format Date and Time to display in All Caps?

I am using Linux Mint 17, with the Cinnamon desktop environment. I was hoping there was some way to format the Date and Time to display the Month (abbreviated) and the Day of the week (abbreviated) in ...
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HP Officejet Pro 8600 prints or scans only 1 page under Linux Mint

My HP Officejet Pro 8600 only scans or prints a single page after that the system says that the connection to the printer cant be established. If I restart the printer I can print or scan another ...
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Unable to “see” wireless networks on Linux Mint 17.1 on macbook pro 7.1

I've installed Linux Mint 64-bit MATE on my MacBook Pro 2010 and proceed to install the wireless drivers. However no wireless networks are detected when both my iPhone and OS X detect at least 30 ...
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Trouble using X primary selection on Mint inside a VM inside MacOSX

OSX Yosemite. VMWare Fusion 7.1.1 Linux Mint 17.1, cinnamon desktop. A MacBook Pro built-in magic trackpad. I can't figure out how to use the X primary selection to copy and paste with the mouse ...
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Unicode characters cannot be displayed on Chrome tab title on Linux

After doing an apt-get dist-upgrade, unicode characters including Chinese and Japanese cannot be displayed in Chrome's tab titles. They are correctly displayed elsewhere (e.g. page content, bookmarks, ...
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Is there something like the Wubi 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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Mint 17 and Windows 8.1 Dual Boot: No EFI partition

I am working on the installation for Mint 17 and need to understand what is going on with my Windows 8.1 booting. Here is an image showing all partitions from Windows: As you can see the EFI ...
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Can’t boot into Linux Mint after installing Arch Linux

On my computer, I have Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, and recently Arch Linux, installed in a partition scheme like so /dev/sda1 SYSTEM (Win 8 bootloader, BCD, etc.) /dev/sda2 Windows 8.1 ...
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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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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 to download any video using Linux Mint? [on hold]

Does anybody know how to download videos in Linux? I don't mean using programs, although if there are any I'd love to know about them. There is a you-tube downloader available in my package manager ...
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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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How to get BOINC GPU computation work?

I own an Asus N551J laptop using Nvidia Optimus feature, running Linux Mint 17.1. BOINC can't recognise the GPU using Bumblebee driver even if I run it using optirun boinc. I installed bumblebee with ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 not working in dual monitor mode

I’m having problems getting my dual monitor setup working in my Linux Mint 17.1 setup. There is a display app under the system menu and when I run it, it says I have two monitors (it even knows the ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux via a USB flash drive

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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Using keyboard shorcuts with the windows key in Linux Mint Mate

I'm using Linux Mint 15. I'm using the keyboard shortcut "Super_L" to open the Mint menu of the Mate desktop. Now I want to use for example the shortcut "Super_L+1" to open a terminal window. I went ...
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Can I stretch a Remote Desktop session to fill up the entire screen?

I have MS DOS 6.2 installed on a virtual box. Within the virtual box settings I have Remote Desktop enabled as a display output. The host machine is running Linux Mint 17. I access the DOS machine ...
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Programs crash upon opening in Linux MInt 17.1

I have an issue in mint, whenever I open programs they just flash on the screen and close immediately. For some it happens at random, and others never work. The software manager never opens after ...
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Can't Configure Monitors on Linux Mint MSI Laptop With Nvidia Graphics

First off: if any of this is confusing or missing info PLEASE comment and I'll happily clarify and/or add more info. I've got a brand new MSI laptop with Linux Mint (17.1) installed on it. It has an ...
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how to change workspaces with touchpad gestures in touchegg on linux mint

I tried this instructions with touchegg: http://askubuntu.com/questions/92169/to ... -workspace My goal is to be able to change between workspaces with touchpad gestures(My sugested gesture for this ...
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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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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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Can't open Trash: operation not supported

I messed up with some .h files some days ago and since then I have strange issues with my Linux Mint 17. I cannot open my Trash, I get an error saying something like "sorry could not display all the ...
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Apache2 Linux Mint URL without trailing slash not working for HTTP to HTTPS redirect/rewrite

I set up an Apache2 server on Linux Mint. I configured the default-ssl site to use a SSL certificate that I bought and the default site works just fine with SSL. However when I try to access a ...
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TeamViewer doesn't catch Alt+Tab in Linux Mint (Mate)

When I run Teamviewer on Windows, when I press Alt+Tab, TeamViewer catches it and sends it to the remote OS, which then switches its windows. But when I'm running Teamviewer on Linux Mint (Mate) and ...
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vpn connected computer does not accept ports forwarded by router

My setup is like this: VPN Provider -- Internet -- Router -- Server My router has a dynamicDNS name which gets updated on every reconnect as well as a couple of ports that are forwarded to the ...
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“sudo apt-get update” packages 404ing in linux mint nadia

In Linux Mint Nadia (Cinnamon), when I run sudo apt-get update I got the following set of error; note that I removed http://’s due to Super User’s spam filtering. Fetched 173 kB in 13s (12.5 ...
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Intermittent Wireless Issue, Linux Mint, New Laptop, Other Devices Connect

After scouring the internet, no set of answers can solve the problem (software or hardware) as to why my connection appears then dissapears inconsistently. A simple case would be... Connect to a ...
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Linux Mint. Installing bdf fonts with console (fc-cache/fc-list)

I found an interesting font on GitHub. And it even had an instullation guide. So I use fc-cache -fv and it displays processing on directory with my files: ... /home/my_profile_name/.fonts: caching, ...
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linux - Burn bootable dvd

I try to burn a bootable dvd for linux mint mate 17.1. I tried 3 tools: Braseo (ubuntu/mint) windows disk image burner (win7) Nero (a tool for windows) Only the image burned by Nero succeed to ...
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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. ...