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Cannot login in linux mint

I made some changes in var/www folder and when I restart my laptop, before login, the message below appears: "Server Authorization directory (daemon/ServAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/mdm but this does ...
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Headphones stopped working in windows 8.1

So, I installed Linux mint 15 mate 64 bit on other partition, and a weird thing happened, I booted into Windows 8.1 and my headphones do not work. Realtek softwares notification pops up and recognizes ...
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Windows Mount Timeouts

I have a Windows Vista share mounted onto a Linux Mint 17 laptop. If I go too long without using the share, the mount times out and I can no longer access any files from the Windows machine. The ...
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Linux Mint 12 - how to open a .zip file in terminal

The question above about covers it- I am so very sorry, I see the answers all the time but, though very explicit, I just can't apply them to my terminal. I have a zipped folder, I can't open it in ...
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Tally Installation on Linux

I am trying to run Tally ERP9 on my Linux Mint desktop. I am a novice with Linux, but I think I have done all the necessities. I have install the Tally software through wine and I have successfully ...
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Linux Mint 17, Wifi Slow and Drops Connection, No Ethernet Connection

On a fresh install and updated Linux Mint 17 XFCE, the system cannot maintain an internet connection through wifi, and is unable to connect at all through ethernet. Wifi will work somewhat slowly for ...
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Grub Bypassed (Dual Boot, Dual Disk System)

My system has 2 disks. (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb) I am dual-booting Linux Mint 13 and Windows 7. Windows 7 is on /dev/sda1 Linux Mint's / is on /dev/sda6 Linux Mint's /boot is on /dev/sda5 I just ...
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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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Search for exe file within a condition

I want to search for all .exe files greater than 200 kB or smaller than 120 kB in the current folder and its subfolders. Then I want to move them to another folder called "folder" and execute in this ...
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Dual partition Linux Mint/OS X. Mint booted fine at first and now fails.

I'm attempting to dual boot my MacBook Air (1.3 ghz intel core i5) into OS X (v 10.8.5) and Linux Mint ("Quiana", Xfce edition). I installed rEFInd, rebooted and installed Mint from a USB, and ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Boot Up Mint Icon Becomes Purple Ubuntu Screen After Removing Packages

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. The first few times it booted up, the Mint icon was displayed while booting up. I then removed some applications using the Software Manager (e.g. ...
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How do I restore 3D Acceleration after I possibly broke it in Linux Mint 16 KDE?

Here's my system: PROCESSOR: CPU - Intel® Core™ i3-2367 Processor (CPU Cache: 3 MB L3) LCD SIZE: 12.5" / 1366 x 768 SYSTEM MEMORY: 4GB DDR3 STORAGE: 500GB GRAPHICS: Chipset - Intel® HD Graphics 3000 ...
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Linux Mint: Keep bluetooth active even when bluetooth device isn't

I have a bluetooth bar-code scanner that I use with Linux Mint 17. The problem is that when the scanner powers off Linux turn the device off, making me have to go into settings and turn it back on ...
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Errors running rebol-view 2 on Linux Mint 16

Downloaded rebol-view-278-4-3.tar.gz from here, unzipped, cd'd to rebol-view, and ran ./rebol. Got: ** User Error: Bad face in screen pane! ** Near: size-text self (Is it making fun of me?) How ...
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Where does Linux Mint keep the files for default desktop wallpapers?

Under Cinnamon Settings > Backgrounds, there are a lot of images I would like to move to my windows partition to use as wallpapers. Where exactly are these files located?
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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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Super key not working: Linux Mint and Dell Inspiron

I have a dell inspiron laptop. I've recently installed linux mint but faced similr problems with debian installed earlier. My super key is not recognized by the kernel. xev and showkeys both show no ...
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sshfs freezes my whole system during upload

I'm using linux mint 17, cinnamon with sshfs and fuse installed. in my fstab i have added the sshfs entry without automount. my problem: i'm editing the files directly from the server mount, and ...
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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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Unable to run a gerris file (.gfs) on Linux Mint

I have installed gerris on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon(32-bit). But whenever I say gerris2D file.gfs it gives me gerris: file `file.gfs' is not a valid simulation file file.gfs:0:0: `B I have verified ...
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Linux Mint Constantly freezing on Dell XPS L502X

I recently partitioned my hard drive to dual boot the existing Windows 7 with Linux Mint because I am tired of using Windows, especially the lack of terminal. I want to eventually remove Windows 7 and ...
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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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10 (count 'em) x-caja-desktop windows open upon Mint 16 login, often

Running Linux Mint 16 Petra on an HP Mini 1101, up-to-date. Since install, sometimes when I log in (as either of two users) exactly ten (at least the last two times, I counted) x-caja-desktop (file ...
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Word Realms won't start from the Menu anymore on Linux Mint 16

Installed Word Realms on Linux Mint 16 per its included instructions. It worked fine launching from the OS menu, for a time. Now when I try to launch it, same way as always, nothing happens: no ...
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Deleted part mapped to /home, how to map the new one (LUKS)?

I have 2 disks on my computer, on each I have a partition for a Linux Mint 17 installation. Both encrypted using LUKS. The other day, I deleted the partition mapped to /home. Now, I created another ...
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Do online repositories for ubuntu/mint releases disappear after it goes out of support?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 (Nadia), which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 (Quantal), which went out of support since May 2014. I'm getting 404's when I try to update or install any package. After googling I ...
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Application not themed when run with gksu instead of sudo

Slightly nitpicky, but when running applications on Linux Mint 17 from a terminal using "sudo", the application gains root privileges and is nicely themed. If I use "gksu" or "gksudo", the application ...
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Weird IP in Linux Mint 17

I installed Linux Mint over a shared Ethernet connection from my laptop and installed my Broadcom Drivers over that shared ethernet connection, and I noticed that my Linux box is on the wrong gateway. ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Return doesn't open a Terminal in Cinnamon 2.0.14

When I type Ctrl+Alt+Enter, nothing happens. I've followed Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't open a Terminal in Cinnamon 1.6 and I have configured everything so that this keybind should open a terminal. It works ...
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Can't install Poedit on Linux Mint

When I type: sudo apt-get install poedit I get this error: Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho Se ...
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How to change default “Print to file…” settings

I have a fresh install of Linux Mint 15. In many applications (gedit, firefox, etc.) I can go to "File > Print..." and see a virtual printer called "Print to file". By default, it prints the PDF to ...
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How to set a default terminal in Linux Mint?

I am using linux mint, as my arch installation failed. I have two terminal emulators, one of them is just the default terminal, the second one is guake. I know the location of its run file, and i just ...
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Install GCC / G++ Version 4.9 in Linux Mint

I always like to have the latest version of things, particularly if that thing is gcc, g++ and there has recently been a revision to the c++ standard. I have forgotten what ppa's I need to add to my ...
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4 + 1 stacked monitor setup with Synergy

Is it possible to configure synergy to accommodate the following setup? +---------------+ +---------------+ | Client | | ...
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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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Browser and package manager download speeds low

I recently started dual booting Linux Mint 17 alongside Windows 7. I have a 2 Mbps internet plan, and get around 270 kbps when torrenting. However, if I try downloading something from the Mint ...
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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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How do I get back to windows 8 from linux mint 17 via usb?

I have windows 8 pre-installed on my computer and then I installed linux mint 17 on my computer, I now want windows back on my pc and want to do so via usb.
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New Mainboard Z97-K and OS is only bootable with the usage a LiveCD

I have a new Mainboard, CPU, Ram for his PC - a Asus Z97-K other components like PSU, SSD, HDD are taken from the old Bios based Core2Duo PC The OS is Linux Mint 16 and the LiveCD also - there is no ...
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How do I change the look of the context menu under Linux Mint 17?

I've tried every type of theme, and none change the look of the context menu. Currently I'm running the Linux Mint theme for cinnamon and Shiki-colors-matacity-fixed for the window borders so they ...
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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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How to automate simple desktop windowing tasks started by mouse click in Mint Cinnamon?

I use a two monitor setup. I would like to automate moving a window to a different monitor. In Mint cinnamon, if you right-click the tab for a window on the bottom of the 'taskbar' or whatever at ...
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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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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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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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Thinkpad Yoga “Disk I/O Error” (Linux)

My machine is sporadically remounting the SDD readonly due to a "Disk I/O Error". This seems only to happen when I connect to the laptop to a power source or after resuming from suspend. The SSD ...
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Linux Mint 14 issues with WiFi connectivity

For the past month and a half or so I've been trying rid myself of my Windows dependency. I have tried Fedora, Ubuntu, and now Linux Mint. Everything works great except for WiFi. I install the distro ...
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setting of grub for two linux distributions installed to two separate harddisk

(I am aware I may be duplicating post, but no sure where should I ask my quesiton) I installed a second harddisk to my laptop so that I can test on new linux distribution without trashing my working ...
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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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inkscape causes permanent waiting cursor

I am running Inkscape 0.48.4 r9939 on Linux Mint 16 ("Petra") with Compiz as my window manager. Whenever I open Inkscape, as soon as I click anywhere using the selection tool, the mouse cursor ...