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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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Getting BAD Signature when verifying Linux Mint .iso image

I've been attempting to install Linux Mint 18 on a hard drive for a while now, but I continuously run into an error when I try to use gpg --verify. The exact error is as follows: $ sudo gpg --verify ...
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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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Linux Mint 18, Windows 10, UEFI, dual boot, where to install GRUB?

I have a Dell XPS with pre installed Windows 10 and UEFI. I need to install Linux Mint 18 near Windows 10 (I don't want to remove Windows, I need to keep it). I've already disabled Secure Boot and ...
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Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox

I am trying to figure out why Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox. My motherboard supports hardware virtualization and it is turned on, and I have installed the ...
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What is the swap partition on linux mint? [on hold]

I'm installing linux mint and looking for the swap partition. All it has is: / /boot /home /tmp /usr /var /srv /opt /usr/local
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Mysterious invisible files cannot be viewed or used during program installation

I have tried to do some poking around on the Internet. Maybe this sounds kind of stupid, but I don't really know where to even start looking. I tried to install a 2004 computer game on Linux Mint 17....
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Verifying linux mint iso image

I wanted to try linux mint on my computer so I downloaded the iso file from the official website https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=217 via torrent. The computer I used to download it runs ...
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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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Can't boot from verified bootable USB stick. Can't access BIOS with USB stick in

I have a PC which is around 10 years old, the motherboard is ABIT AN52(MCP65) which I cannot boot with a bootable USB memory stick inserted. The PC boots fine usually, and I am using it to write this ...
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Can't boot into Linux Mint partition after gnome 3 uninstall

I have a partition for Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 rosa installed and I decided to install Gnome 3. I decided 5 minutes into it that I did not like it, so I removed it using the command sudo apt-get ...
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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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Temporary change letter with another lookalike [Linux Mint]

Recently, I was succesfully changed letter o with some looklike letter. Now I wanna also change my letters a and e with this one ᶏ & ҽ, using xmodmap. (than I will create script to enable/ disable ...
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grub2 failed to install into /target/

I am having MAJOR problems installing Linux on my computer. Windows 10 came pre-installed. I then installed Zorin OS 10 alongside Windows to create a dual-boot computer. Everything went according to ...
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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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My microphone does not work with Flash Player in Mozzila while I have a bluetooth speaker plugged in

My operating system is an up to date Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. This is really just Debian Jessie with an additional repository. I use Flash to broadcast myself. Flash registers my microphones. ...
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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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Linux Mint Menu is Overflowing

My Linux Mint Cinnamon’s menu is growing bigger than the usual. How to edit it because I couldn’t find any menu editor apps.
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E: Package 'libtool-bin' has no installation candidate

due installing the prerequisites for a software, which is explained step by step here , when I enter this command: sudo apt-get install libtool-bin I get this error: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Linux Mint not detected

I dual-booted Linux Mint and Windows 10 on my computer this morning. It was going fine until I rebooted the computer. Windows 10 booted straight in instead of Linux. I checked the BIOS for an entry ...
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How can I maximize free blocks at end of disk on XP?

I would like to know how to take an XP machine, defragment and (I'm not sure what is the right term here--compress, maybe?) move things around so as much of the end of the partition can be partitioned....
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Deleted Linux partitions on dual-boot computer but GRUB screen appears

I had Linux installation alongside Windows 10 on my dual booted laptop. I wanted to remove the Linux partition so I followed guides online so I deleted the 3 partitions associated with my Linux Mint ...
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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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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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Linux Mint wired networking strangely restricted by a captive portal

First, I apologize in advance: I may not be know the correct terminology so I will explain the problem in detail. I have two PCs running Linux Mint and connected to the internet on a wired network. ...
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Tshark. List all traffic between two IP's?

I am learning to use Tshark. I am trying to retrieve a list of all conversations between two IP addresses using Tshark. The two IP's are: 192.168.1.158|64.12.24.50 In Wireshark I am able to see the ...
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I have installed android studio on linux mint but I don't know where it is?

I have installed android studio on linux mint and I run it for the first time and worked fine.But, then I close it and now I don't know where it is. I tried to find it from menu but it is not there. I ...
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Is there a way to have a `focused window border` in Cinnamon like there is in xmonad?

My colleague uses Arch Linux with xmonad and he has this awesome red border thing around the active window: Is there a way to have something similar in Linux Mint's Cinnamon to have a better visual ...
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Horizontal lines during playing video Linux Mint Nvidia 920M

after installation of Linux Mint I'm suffering with constant horizontal lines during playing video in browsers/players. I have Geforce 920M card and Intel Core i7 CPU. I tried to play with ...
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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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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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Nested virtualization - running Hyper-V on Windows 10 guest under KVM with Linux Mint 18 as host

I'm trying to do nested virtualization in different hypervisor environments. Virtualbox does not support nested virtualization "out-of-the-box" according to my experience. VMWare Workstation Player 12 ...
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Linux Mint 18 Scroll Direction Stuck

I just installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, 64 Bit. I can't seem to get touchpad scrolling to be "normal" (instead of "natural"). In System Settings, I've tried toggling the "Reverse scrolling direction" ...
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Linux Mint Ra-Link Wi-Fi driver issues

So, the default drivers on the USB stick I used to install Mint seemed to work ok, but after I got booted into the installed OS and started updating stuff, it seems to have broken. My google-fu showed ...
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“FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.” in VirtualBox

I have downloaded a Linux Mint ISO file from online and I've configured VirtualBox to boot from that ISO. It can start the guest OS correctly the first time. But when I try to restart the guest OS ...
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Have to hold down power button to trigger powerbtn.sh in Acer laptop but that powers it down

I am running Linux Mint on an Acer Aspire E 5 574G. The problem I am facing is, I have to press and hold the power button for a bit to trigger the lock screen or suspend or whatever option I have set ...
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Making the discrete AMD GPU the default GPU in a Mux-less setup with an integrated Intel GPU in Mint 18

How do I making the discrete AMD GPU the default GPU in a Mux-less setup with an integrated Intel GPU in Mint 18? What I've gleaned / attempted so far: Information from lspci: 00:02.0 VGA ...
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VLC: How to delete file on disk

I download videos from Youtube to watch later. I use VLC to watch the videos and when I am done watching a video I would like to remove the file on disk directly from VLC. I have found several guides ...
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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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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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Chromium went monochrome in Mint 17

The installation of an ad blocker has seriously changed my Chromium (Version 51.0.2704.79 on LinuxMint 17.3 (64-bit)) browser. Now, no pictures show at all, and everything is monochrome. Color appears ...
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Linux Mint 18: Suspend only happens after unlock

I'm running Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, I wanted to set it so that, when my laptop's lid is closed, it is suspended. Obviously, I set this in the power settings. However, what ends up happening is that ...
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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 touchpad....
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How can I install Linux Mint in a VMware Fusion VM? It fails to boot

I have downloaded linuxmint-14-kde-dvd-32bit.iso and tried to install it, selecting "Linux" and "Ubuntu" for the installation as that looked like the closest match for Mint. Upon attempting to boot, ...
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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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In Bash, how to randomly select a file from a static list?

I have this bash script while true ; do for i in * ; do cp "$i" ~/slideshow.jpg ; echo $i ; sleep 5 ; done ; done How can I randomize this process?
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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 do I switch desktop enviroments with out logging out?

I have recently had an issue with Cinnamon and am using Mate. What I want to know is, is there a way to switch back and forth between gui environments with out logging out? This is a Linux mint ...
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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 ...