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KDE - wrong screen resolution

I just installed Linux Mint 17.2 with KDE. The default screen resolution is 1280x1024. I cannot change it to 1920x1080, which is the resolution of my monitor. Is this normal? Is there any way to ...
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How to spoof the MAC on a wifi, Linux Mint 17, with NM?

I can't find a reliable way to spoof my mac. If I use the "clone MAC address" on network manager (I use Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon), I can't connect to my wifi. I tried everything, unless I remove the ...
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deleted linux mint from windows 8 dual boot reinstalled linux can't make it work

I have a lenovo g710 laptop with windows 8.1 preinstalled.I made a dual boot with linux mint and everything was ok.Then i did something in linux terminal and when i restarted the pc linux wouldn't ...
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LMDE 2 - Unstable Wifi Connection

It seems to run well for about 20 seconds, especially after freshly reconnecting. After those 20 seconds are up, it ceases all incoming and outgoing network activity for about two minutes. This is a ...
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Display not fully loading with Linux mint 17.1

I've been trying to fix this problem for a couple of days. I've been through numerous debugging threads. With Linux mint: The login screen graphics load. After logging in to a graphical terminal, the ...
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Linux Mint draining power, VGA errors

I have a Dell laptop, with Core i7 processor, radeon r7 dedicated vga. In windows, everything is fine, battery can hold up to 7 hours (im amazed). In Linux (which i must use for specific jobs) the ...
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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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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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Add Chakra to Grub (installed by Mint)

I have 4x30G partitions on my SSD. I installed Mint to the first one. Mint installed grub2 with it, which recognizes Win7 on a HDD as well, so I thought I keep this boot loader. I installed Chakra to ...
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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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Stuck on “Preparing automatic repair” loop windows 10

Just a few hours ago I was installing an update for Windows 10 and then it started turning on and off. I let it do it's thing for a while until I found it odd that it would do it so much. When I ...
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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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Strange filesystem issue on Linux Mint - Deleted large file, no additional disk space avalable

I believe I have found a problem with Linux Mint. (Version 17? - How do I check this?) I have a program which has been running for several days and has produced an output file several hundred ...
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Developer tools for cinnamon extensions (applets, desklets)

Are there developer tools for cinnamon applets and desklets? The only thing I could come up with is removing the desklet folder from ~/.local/share/cinnamon/desklets/{desklet} copying the new one and ...
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Linux mint black screen after installing extension

I have been running my linux without problems up until now and when I tried to install specific extension, everything but my mouse cursor was frozen. Restarting my PC didn't do any good - black screen ...
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Touchpad unresponsive until X restart

I'm on a Netbook with Mint 13 (Ubuntu-based). It has a touchpad which gets stuck every now and then (it's quite rare actually, but it does happen -- a few times a day). Restarting X fixes the ...
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tcp_outgoing_address: cannot connect to website

I have a LinuxMint running in a virtual box. I have installed a squid3 proxy server and it is working. However, if I want to add a tcp_outgoing_address it is not working. I am using the default ...
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How to get really rid of uninstalled Linux applications?

I uninstalled docky, now I got this message in xsession errors: cinnamon-session[2256]: WARNING: Failed to start app: Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "docky" (No ...
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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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Why doesn't Linux detect my windows OS?

I wanted to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 (with Windows 10 already installed); but the moment I was going through installation process, I got stuck at the command that I have to erase my ...
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Sound not working in VMware player

Guest operating system is Windows 7 and I have VMware player 6.0.1 installed. On it latest version of Mint Linux is run. The problem is Linux never gets sound. How do I fix this? The message "the ...
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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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Cannot use computer after Linux mint goes to hibernate [migrated]

I am running Linux Mint on my Laptop (MacBook Pro 2015 dual booting with Yosemite) however when I put my lid down I have the setting set to 'Hibernate'. The issue is when I put the lid down I cannot ...
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Install Mac drivers on Linux

I have been able to install Linux Mint onto my 2015 MacBook Pro. I want to know this because I cannot right click at the moment as well as scrolling up and down webpages/terminal etc. Also it would ...
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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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Linux Mint Cinnamon react with a delay & buffers keystrokes

Sometimes Mint (17.2) responds with a delay to inputs, e.g. it starts buffering the key strokes or apply mouse click 1-2 secs later. This issue was present right after fresh install, so it is not ...
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How can I install Windows on my laptop after an error while installing Linux Mint?

I made a bootable pendrive of Linux Mint by PowerISO. When I was installing the distro there was an error. So I decided to install Windows 8.1 on my PC—an HP AC026TX laptop—but in Windows setup wizard ...
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Move Linux EFI to SSD

I have a Linux Mint 17.1 EFI installed on 500GB HDD. I would like to move it to new 120GB SSD. I resized partitions to fit 120GB SSD and did "ddrescue -v --force /dev/sda /dev/sdb" from LiveUSB but ...
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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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Freeze During New Linux Mint Installation

I just tried to install the latest edition of Linux Mint, but was unable to because the install froze midway. I tried again in compatibility mode, but it just froze again. There was a wall of text ...
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How to format my pendrive?ade it bootable by power iso

I made my pendrive bootable by poweriso and loaded centos on it. But now my pendrive cant be formatted. First it was showing the in this pc but when i tried to format it there was an error and now i ...
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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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Mint Mate - Display resolution changes after reboot?

I'm running Linux Mint MATE 64bit in my system. After reboot, the display resolution lowered and there was no option in appearance settings panel to change back to the old resolution. Once I switched ...
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Getting 1920x1080 resolution or 16:9 aspect ratio on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

I am running Ubuntu and Linux Mint in VMWare. In the display settings, none of the 16:9 aspect ratio resolutions are available, including the commonly used 1920x1080 resolution. How can I enable this? ...
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Neither Linux mint nor Ubuntu can be installed on Alienware m14x r2

I have bought a laptop from Alienware a few years ago and recently have tried to switch to Linux. However, I have had so many issues with any version of Linux installing that I may be forced to use ...
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How to enable linux swap partition?

I've got a swap partition, but the System Monitor in Linux Mint says, 'Swap not available'. I guess I've forgot to set 'Use as: swap' on install. How to fix this?
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How to recover windows system from grub rescue error?

uI have run two OS's (windows 7 n opensuse) in my pc. Later I tried to remove opensuse using minitool partition wizard. When I tried to restart,it is showing an error:grub rescue. I am unable to open ...
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Can I encrypt the home folder after I have installed Linux Mint 11?

If I did not choose to encrypt the home folder during the installation of Linux Mint 11, can I encrypt the home folder after it has been installed? Also what does in encrypt in the home folder? Is ...
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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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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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DOS codepage in SciTE under Linux

I want to edit text files in old DOS code page (CP866 in my case) using SciTE. But I cannot configure SciTE. These parameters work excellently with Windows: code.page=866 output.code.page=866 ...
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Linux Update Manager not installing updates

Having problems updating using Update Manager i.e - when I click on 'install updates', when timer stops, screen stays the same - nothing gets installed. I'm running LM 17.2 (mintUpdate 4.9.3) ...
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Mint Cinnamon 64-bit Brightness Value Becoming Zero

I am using Mint Cinnamon 64-bit from some time.Now all of sudden its brightness goes to zero..Till login screen every thing working fine.Once I logged in. There is no display. I tried to connect ...
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How can I change the time before the system locks?

When I step away from my Linux computer for a while, the system locks and I have to enter my password to unlock it. How can I change the time before the system locks? I've hunted through all the GUI ...
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Installed Linux Mint (debian) “Reboot and Select proper Boot device…”

"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key " This is what I get, once I installed Linux Mint from a Live USB pendrive. On this machine ...
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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 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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install mint linux alongside ubuntu on lvm with EFI boot

I have recently moved to a new laptop (Lenovo Y50) and installed Ubunt 15.04 on it. I installed lvm so almost all the 1T HD is one logical partition. The other partitions are: ...
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Latest version of Firefox won't work in Linux Mint

Since yesterday Firefox won't start when I click on the icon. I'm running Linux Mint 14 in VirtualBox. I think it's trying to update to version 39.0.3. In a terminal I get firefox -safe-mode ...
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How to install missing bundles in vim for a .vimrc

I have download a .vimrc from web (here). It has Bundles in some of the lines for which I get Not an editor command : Bundle *****. How can I install those missing bundles in the easiest way. I am ...