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Dual Boot: Windows Vista - Linux Mint. Delete Partition , fix MBR

Scenario: Windows Vista Basic installed on Hard Disk Created a partition (after Windows Partition - i.e Windows is in the 1st Partition) Installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 64-bit (UP6) on new partition ...
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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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Please how can I install a 3rd operating system, I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint? [duplicate]

How can I install a 3rd operating system and have option from bootup to choose which one of the 3 OS? I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint. I want to start over and achieve the ff in order: Main ...
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How can I install a 3rd operating system, I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint [on hold]

How can I install a 3rd operating system and have option from bootup to choose which one of the 3 OS? I already have Windows 8 and Linux Mint. I want to start over and achieve the ff: Main OS: ...
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Execute a command using a Linux Mint shortcut

I'm looking to add a shortcut to Linux Mint (Menu → Control Center → Keyboard Shortcuts) to execute xkill when I press +X. I've encountered two problems: 1) toggles the Menu in Linux Mint, which it ...
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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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Can't access website on one computer, but ok on another

I was able to access aescryp.com the other day. The I was trying to view/download the user guide found here: https://www.aescrypt.com/documentation/ (on Windows). Right after that I couldn't get ...
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My Linux Mint 11(64-bit) does NOT let me install Adobe Flash Player (Flash Player 11.2)

I am using a Linux Mint 11 to play games. 99.99% of my games require the hellish FLASH PLAYER. I installed Adobe Flash Player on my Linux. Now, the problem is that it apparently requires some files ...
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Linux Mint switch between windows of same application

Alt + Tab circles through all the open windows. But I'd like to reduce that choice to those windows of the application I'm currently in. For instance, if I'm looking at a directory using Nemo, the ...
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Mint: Ram not running up to speed

Here is my RAM, and here is my motherboard. The Ram is rated to 1600 MHz, and the motherboard supports that speed. However, according to sudo dmidecode --type 17, The chips are only running at 1333 ...
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Can't start Sublime Text with gksu

Sublime Text 3 is my primary text editor. I run it as a regular user, but once in a while I need to start is as root to edit some system files. I am used to having edit as root in my context menu on ...
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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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VirtualBox Linux Mint Refuses to Save to Hard Disk

Every time I start up Linux Mint and add some files to the Desktop, they disappear when I shut down and restart the OS. I could just save the state of the machine every time, but that's a bit ...
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GRUB: no such device

I had to reinstall Mint recently and after reinstalling, I get an error in GRUB: error: no such device: *hex-hex-hex* Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have tried a bunch of things, such as ...
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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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Batch search and replace file path

So I've got lots of m3u playlists created on my Windows machine inside a folder with file paths to tracks as: D:\path-of-mp3 So first I want to replace all the \ with / and then D: with ...
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How to disable ipv6 in Linux Mint

Note: ip a | grep inet6 inet6 ::1/128 scope host inet6 fe80::21c:bfff:fe76:32ec/64 scope link lsb_release -a Distributor ID: LinuxMint Description: Linux Mint 7 Gloria - Main Edition Release: ...
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Chromium menu padding too large

I am running Linux Mint 13 Maya (LTS) I have recently updated my Chromium to 37.0.2062.94 from official repository. New menus absolutely ruin usability with oversized padding between items. This ...
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Laptop fan is always ON using Linux Mint 14

I'm using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit. I have a problem with the laptop fan always staying on. Details of the laptop and readings taken: Linux core-Inspiron-N7010 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Is it safe to download and burn a disc image on an infected PC?

My PC is infected. If I download and burn linuxmint.iso on the infected PC, will the CD become infected also?
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Mint - can't click anything

My problem in Mint 17 is that, on occasion, I will suddenly lose the ability to click anything. The mouse still moves, and hovering works fine, but the buttons don't do anything. The only way to fix ...
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Always on Top shortcut key in linux mint

is there any quick way to set a window to 'always on top' mode in linux mint 'cinnamon'? In windows I created an autohotkey script but I do not know how to set such a command up in linux.
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VMware Player “Bridged” networking no longer works - host=win8.1 guest=Mint 17 Linux

Basic background tech info: Host: Windows 8.1 Guest: Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player version: 6.0.3 build-1895310 Host hardware: ASUS Laptop with broadcomm wifi chipset In the past (earlier versions ...
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How to upgrade from linux mint 15 to linux mint 17?

How to upgrade from linux mint 15(olivia) to linux mint 17(qiana).I googled,the results are showing upgrading 16 to 17.please help on this.
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How to focus a Chrome window, potentially changing Linux workspace

I'm using chromix to focus a tab (and possibly reload it), using the following function which checks the requisite background 'server' process is running (in communication with a browser extension ...
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blank screen forever trying to switch users on Linux Mint 16 Petra (often)

Our netbook running Mint 16 (all up-to-date) has two users. Since first installing, we have run into two very similar problems going Menu -> Log Out -> Switch User, or going Menu -> System Tools -> ...
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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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changing nvidia settings on Mint

I'm trying to improve the FPS in a game on my Mint machine, and I found a guide online. I'd like to give it a shot, but the guide seems to be written for a windows machine, and I can't figure out how ...
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Sharpkeys program alternative for linux?

Sorry it's the second time that I post this question because till now I can't found solution : My keyboard is damaged, the keyboard key [é] is always pressed and it prevents me from working on ...
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gksudo unable to set permissions

I am new to Linux, running Linux Mint 17 and am having trouble updating scripts and changing default lists using the terminal. When using the command gksudo gedit to edit a script, after saving the ...
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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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Install recent linux version in old computer?

I have tried to install several distros and versions of linux (Ubuntu and Lubuntu, from 13 to 14.04, and Mint 17) without success. Everytime the system blocks while loading the installation. I can ...
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Linux Mint installation and partitions restore

I tried to install Linux Mint and accidentally selected to install over other OS. After that it imediatly transfered me to where I must select my time zone. I aborted install, restarted PC and looks ...
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What to do if sound goes to dummy output

I sometimes find that the sound from my Linux G505s running 64bit Linux Mint 15 sometimes goes to Dummy Output as the output device. What should I do when this happens(short of restarting my system)? ...
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Hotkey to Move Window to Other Monitor

I'm running Linux Mint with Cinnamon using two monitors. Is there a hotkey combo that moves the window from the current monitor to the other? I can hold Windows Key + left/right/up arrow to move/ ...
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Sublime 3 install, “breaks existing package”

Attempting to install using the debian package under Mint produces the following error. I also have sublime 2 installed.
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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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cannot set JAVA_HOME

I'm running Linux Mint Quiana. I want to run Android Studio and this requires me Java. Since i needed NetBeans i decided to install NetBeans with Java 8 bundle from oracle's website. I tried for days ...
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Time desklet with time zone different than system timezone in linux

I want two desklets on my desktop, one showing system clock's time and other showing time at a different time zone. I tried searching for such a desklet where I can configure its time zone but ...
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Bootable flash drive meant to boot Windows 7 boots Linux Mint 15

I am running Linux Mint 15 and I want to switch to Windows 7. I tried to make a bootable SD card, but something is wrong. I downloaded Windows 7, right-clicked the .iso file -> "make bootable USB ...
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Should I scan infected Windows files before moving them to a Linux machine?

My friend's laptop is running Windows. His laptop has infected (spyware, trojan, virus etc). He wants to install linux mint. First he wants to copy his files from Windows in external device. After ...
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AltGr makes Ctrl stuck on Linux Mint running in Virtual Box under Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and have installed VirtualBox 4.3.14 to run Linux Mint 17 Xfce in it. Pressing AltGr in the virtual Linux Mint makes it think that the Ctrl keys is pressed down until I hit Ctrl ...
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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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Linux Mint Wireless Connectivity Issues

I'm currently dual-booting Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8.1. My ISP provides internet advertised at 50 mbs and I use a wireless connection. When I use speedtest to check my connection speed for Windows, ...
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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.
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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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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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Reset display resolution from console in Linux Mint

I have a Linux Mint 13 Xfce in a VMware Workstation 8 VM and set the resolution from 800x600 to 1280x768 and now I get permanently logged out when I try to login. I knew how to get back to my old ...
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Prevent auto mounting Android sdcard under Linux Mint

I recently obtained an older Android phone, so that I could test Android Apps on it. I've needed it because I have a Nexus 7 but not older Android versions, hardware, etc. to test on. I'm having a ...
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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 ...