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How do you install Linux alongside Windows 8 without corrupting the Windows 8 boot configuration?

In order to install Linux Mint 14 alongside Windows 8 I disabled UEFI and booted to a flash drive with the Linux image. I installed Linux, restarted the computer, and the GRUB boot loader appeared. ...
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Chrome GUI is too big as of 43.0.2357.124-1

Last night, I updated my version of Google Chrome from 43.0.2357.81-1 to 43.0.2357.124-1. The most visible change is that the UI elements are way too large. Here's a comparison with Chrome (top), ...
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Windows 8 displays linux ext4 partitions as RAW

I installed Linux Mint in 2 partitions: / and /home Windows 8 is under UEFI boot mode. How to hide those linux partitions in Explorer? When I click on them:
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Where is the Apache configuration located on Linux Mint?

Using the command gedit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf produces a text file containing just one line. I need to change the DocumentRoot of my Apache configuration so as to use with the CakePHP framework.
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Dual Boot and Booting Issue

I NEED help desperately. Some time ago I dual booted my Satellite c55t-b5230 (windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 14.10). Everything worked awesome Grub menu was present for months until it disappeared. Due ...
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How to uninstall GRUB and get windows 7 bootloader back?

I have windows 7 home premium currently installed and I have just recently installed Linux Mint and it has replaced my MBR with GRUB. Is there any way I can restore the normal Windows 7 Boot Loader ...
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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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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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How to remove linux mint?

I have Windows 8 and Linux Mint both installed on my system. Now I want to remove both Linux Mint and Windows 8 and install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. I don't know where the Linux Mint files ...
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How to install MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) driver

MediaTek provides Linux driver for USB Wi-Fi dongles based on MT7610U (chipset RT2860, I personally have ipTIME A1000UA). I downloaded MT7610U USB V3.0.0.2 (direct link), extracted the archive and: $ ...
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How to check root partition with fsck?

I installed Linux Mint 12 KDE, and I would like to check the root partition for any errors. How do I check the root partition with fsck at boot time?
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Explain why .bash_logout won't run commands?

So I've been wondering how to run these two lines of code everytime I close an open instance of Terminal: history -c cat /dev/null > ~/.bash_history I export HISTFILE=5 on startup, but still ...
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How do I disable the keyboard shortcut for menu in Linux Mint 13?

I use gnome-do a lot and usually I summon it using [Super] + [Space]. It works just fine on my desktop PC (Linux Mint 11) but on my new ThinkPad T420 (Linux Mint 13) it didn't work that well. I had to ...
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How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux?

I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop which has a subwoofer integrated that works only on Linux Mint 17.2, if I download HDA Analyzer and change with it: PIN 0x17 -> Widget Control -> Check OUT PIN 0x17 -> ...
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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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Adjusting laptop display brightness doesn't work in Linux Mint 14

I recently installed Linux Mint 14 on my Samsung R580 laptop. The Fn-keys worked out of the box, I can switch screens, adjust volume and so on. When I try to adjust the brightness (Fn + ↑/↓), the ...
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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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How can I fix the default search engine in Chromium on Linux Mint 11?

Lame. Linux Mint comes with some pretty nasty defaults as far as setting the default search engine go. How can I set it to Google proper? Can someone copy and paste the URL to use which is working for ...
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How to extend a Mint Linux partition on a dual boot config with Windows 8.1?

I had previously installed windows 8.1 on my hard drive, then I later unallocated some space like 15GB and installed linuxmint separately on that partition, How to extend the 15GB volume that I have ...
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How to disable power saving on my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer audio pins?

Follow-up from: How do I make my Lenovo Y50's subwoofer work on linux? To cut things short, I have a Lenovo Y50 that has an integrated subwoofer, that only works on Linux Mint if I set some ...
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How to reset system colors

I'm using Linux Mint, MATE version. I have a weird problem that occurs quite frequently when scrolling down through log files in terminal: the machine pauses for a second or two, and when it comes ...
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Remove Firefox Custom Search

I am using Linux Mint 10. I would like to how to remove Google custom search results page in Firefox. I would like to have standard Google search results page instead of custom search.
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Increase of virtualbox disk size

I need to increase my disk space in my guest Mint Linux, on a Mac OS host. First I increased the virtual disk in the host with: VboxManage modifyhd Mint.vdi --resize 20480 The GUI of VirtualBox ...
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Linux Mint and sound problems

I'm running into a no audio problem on the latest version of Linux Mint (Rebecca). I've uploaded the data to here for anyone to peruse, and hopefully find a solution to this problem: http://www.alsa-...
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How can a partial image backup or restore be performed?

I want to carve out some of the unused space on the Windows partition of my computer for other use. After defragmenting the free space, there are unmoveable files roughly in the middle of the ...
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Linux mint 10 seems to corrupt ntfs filesystem

I have linux mint 10 and windows 7 installed on the same hd. First partition is linux, then swap, then the windows system partition and finally an NTFS partition for commonly used data i would like ...
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Disable Alt + F1 keyboard shortcut in Cinnamon

I am running Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon. Currently Alt + F1 opens the 'Expo' mode, showing all workspaces. I would simply like to unbind/disable this shortcut. Where can I do this? I have searched ...
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Require user passwords on linux only on weekdays

Is it possible to make linux require user password only during specified time range, eg. from Monday to Friday? I want to set it this way on my Linux Mint, so that kids cannot access computer on ...
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Cannot exit X server, restart, shutdown or drop to tty when VGA monitor active

I have a strange problem. If I connect an external VGA monitor to my laptop, exiting the X environment in any way crashes the computer. For example, say I am working with my two monitors (the laptop'...
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Laptop gets hot when using Linux Mint

My laptop gets very hot when using Linux Mint. It stays ok when I'm just browsing or using terminal, but when I'm watching a stream the laptop gets very hot. I know the fan is working correctly. When ...
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Linux Mint fails to start X automatically after update, but X still works

After some update and reboot, X fails to start. I don't get any errors or warnings from the console, after the last service has started, nothing happens. I can then switch to any terminal I'd like, ...
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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 kB/s)...
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Not Loading GRUB After Installing Mint and Ubuntu

On a new computer (less than 3 months), I originally installed Fedora 16 to give it to try. I wasn't all that impressed and un-installed it about a month ago and I'm not exactly sure how it happened ...
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“boot error” Message When Booting From USB in Laptop

Trying to boot Linux Mint 12 in laptop from USB. When I prioritize BIOS to boot from USB, I'm getting a "boot error" message [no other messages]. I press any key and Windows 7 starts booting. The odd ...
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Schedule a cronjob everytime it is done

I have a cronjon which runs every 48 hours. But ideally what I want is that it must start running as soon as it stops. Can this be done? It is an sh script consisting of a python command. I am using ...
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Keeping Fast Startup for Windows 8 in a Win/Linux dual booting environment?

I have some specific questions regarding Dual Booting Win8/Linux. It is recommended to disable Fast Startup for Windows 8 as it can cause data loss, but my boot times seems to go up a lot. If it is ...
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Linux Mint MATE Caja “Share Folder…” menu entry missing

I have two Linux Mint 16 MATE boxes connected. One has the "Share Folder..." right-click menu item in Caja, and the other does not. How do I get it? Later: After installing caja-share, the menu item ...
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My Linux Mint doesn't support my USB flash drive properly

I installed Linux Mint on my Dell Latitude D600 and I am having problems with the USB port. When I insert a USB flash drive or an external USB hard drive into the USB ports the USB device light turns ...
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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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Linux Hibernate after a Stand By period

I've been trying to find a way to emulate the windows xp behavoir regarding hibernation/stand-by. In windows xp the system first goes to stand-by and, after a designated period of time, it wakes-up ...
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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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How can one setup RAID 1 in Linux Mint 13?

I am trying to setup a Linux Mint 13 system using mdadm, with 2 1TB hard drives for a software mirror. I have tried following instructions found for Linux Mint 12, but the instructions fail to mention ...
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Linux Virtual Machine for Windows 7 that will run Keryx?

I'm having a problem getting packages onto a Linux computer that doesn't have an internet connection. The accepted answer here suggests Keryx, which needs a Linux computer with internet to get ...
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How can I get the list of process ids on the system in linux command prompt?

I need to list down the process ids on linux command line. can I use ls command in proc directory? The problem is there when I use ls command in proc directory. It lists some process ids with file ...
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Cinnamon installation

I installed the Linux Mint 14 32-bit MATE version on my desktop yesterday. Now I want Cinnamon. Though I thought of installing the CINNAMON version instead of the MATE version the USB of CINNAMON ...
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How to run a tcl script in NS2 when path in bash file is not found?

i have added the path to where i have saved my tcl script (i.e. where ns2 is installed in home/me/ns-allinone-2.35). i have created a .bashrc and .bash_profile too, since they were not there. In ...
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is it possible to install software without asking for a password?

Okay, so i am not sure if it is possible, but i am creating a menu and the user can select an option that will install two bits of software, however, once this is pressed there can be no other prompts....
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Thinkad w540 docking station and Linux Mint

I have got Lenovo Thinkpad w540 and running Mint 16. When I dock the laptop into the docking station, everything freezes. I have to undock and wait until the login window is loaded. How should I go ...
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Booting Linux from USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, in the boot manager, I have the option to click "Windows 7" (my default OS). When my External Hard Drive is plugged in to USB 2.0, it boots Linux (when I click on "Windows 7")...
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Mint map number keys to higlight text

I have a standard PS2 keyboard hooked up to my Mint linux box. When I try shift + the arrow keys on the number pad, I just get the numbers typed in. However I want it to work the same as on my ...