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Synaptic Driver not working after focaltech-dkms fix install on Mint

I'm running Mint cat /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.2 DISTRIB_CODENAME=rafaela DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela" NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="14.04.2 LTS, Trusty Tahr" ...
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Screen Capture - Scrolling Window

One of my Python programs creates a scrolling window (using wxPython). What I need to do is capture the contents of the whole window for some documentation. Whilst my Windows 7 PC can do this using ...
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How can I make a Linux system output a bell sound when no packet is received before the next packet is transmitted with the ping command?

This is easy enough on OS X. I just use ping -A example.com and it works just fine. (Note the capital "A".) But it doesn't work like that on Linux. On Linux, the manual page reads as follows: ...
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WLAN & Debian based Linux distros: Soft-enable WLan by default

It seems Debian based Linux's have wlan soft-blocked by default. I verify it on my Linux Mint laptop: even if you rfkill unblock all interfaces (in rc.local or in a service...): 2 seconds after boot ...
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How to switch between GPUs on Mint 17.2 ASUS laptop?

I'm new at working with laptops and Linux as system for everything. I have small problem, I don't know how to check, and change if somethings is wrong, which gpu is used in games. I have NVIDIA ...
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Broadband Connection In Linuxmint [on hold]

i just done a dual boot in my laptop with linuxmint but i don't know how to setup a dial up connection in linuxmint so can you guys please tell me how to setup a dial up connection in linuxmint.
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How do I get xinputrc to work for login screen?

I have the following lines in /etc/X11/xinit/xinputrc to tame my mouse sensitivity: xinput --set-prop 9 "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 4.5 xinput --set-prop 9 "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 1 ...
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installation of linux mint (dual boot with windows 8) [closed]

i am doing a dual boot with windows 8 and Linux mint but when i complete the installation of Linux mint successfully and restart the computer i am not getting a dual starter window and windows 8 ...
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Context menus and dropboxs opening in wrong screen

I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 using a FullHD laptop and a FullHD external screen. Ocasionally, some apps, namely Firefox, will open dropdowns in the wrong screen, for instance, trying to open the menu in ...
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Making service NOT launch at boot

Context I made a service in init.d to be launched at boot (let's call it the primary service). And I updated update-rc.d primaryservice defaults This service calls 2 scripts (2 different task ...
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How can I find and edit the input classes reported by “xinput list --long”

I found these configurations and "classes" using the xinput utility on Linux Mint. Hours of documentation-crawling and googling yielded no information about them. Can anyone tell me what they are, ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 boot hang-up

I installed Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE on an old PC. The problem begins at the end of the installation process: the installation window disappears and I am only left with the live cd desktop that does ...
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automount doesn't work in linux mint after upgrade to rafaela

I recently upgraded my mint, I'm using 64bit version on cinnamon. The problem is that ntfs partitions in the hard drive and flash drives and android attached phone don't show automatically in the ...
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Missing root VG, dropped to an initramfs shell. [SOLVED]

My Linux Mint 17.1 (64-bit) uses LVM on its OS drive (an SSD). I must have done "something" to wreck my system, because last time I rebooted, the boot failed. Instead, I got the message "Alert! ...
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USB headset not working properly

I have a Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Headset and I'm using linux Mint. My headset doesn't always immediately work when connecting it to my pc, but most of the time the headset works. Sometimes the ...
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System keeps asking me for root password instead of my password!

On a brand-new install of Linux Mint (latest version fwiw), and whenever I want to do something that requires root privileges (change date/time, update-manager,...) it asks me for root password (which ...
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Cannot use computer after Linux mint goes to hibernate

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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My /dev/vcs7 is missing - is this by design, or can I create it?

In searching for a way to see the messages on my machine's console (the tty I get when hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7) from a shell, it was suggested to me that /dev/vcs7 was the appropriate place to look. This ...
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Keep aspect ratio true to the mode

I've recently installed Linux Mint 17, replacing my ageing Mint 13 installation. I've got a 16:9 screen. In case it matters, my graphics card is an NVidia GeForce 210. Now back in Mint 13, if a game ...
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2 hard drive installation with windows on 1 and linux on the other

I want to install Linux Mint 17.2 on my computer. I have 2 hard drives: 1 is 40 GB and the other is 1 TB. I have Windows and all my Windows' needs on my one-terabyte hard drive. I want to have Linux ...
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UI freezes when I open many tabs in browser

When I open many tabs on browser, UI completely freezes. In some cases I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 twenty or thirty times, after 15 minutes UI unfreeze, I switch to text terminal, kill browser and after that ...
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How to add static route in Virtual Guest to reach Host network?

I have a Linux mint virtual machine running with public IP as 203.x.x.x with bridge mode Ethernet adapter whereas my physical machine IP Address is 145.17.x.x subnet. To access my physical PC's ...
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apt-get seems connected to an old database

I just installed Linux Mint on a new computer, and when I want to install software with apt-get, it always gets obsolete versions. For instance it installs OCaml 4.01.0 (latest is 4.02.3) and Opam ...
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MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) driver won't compile

I just bought a USB wi-fi dongle using the MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) chipset, and the drivers from their website: http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads1/downloads/mt7610u-usb/ won't compile, with this ...
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Wireless breaks after closing laptop

I am running Linux Mint 17.2 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. Since ndiswrapper failed to install the drivers for my internal network card, I am using an external usb netgear WN111 v2 card. It works, ...
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Linux Mint emulate displays when no physical displays are connected

I have a notebook with Linux mint 17.1. I connected two external displays ( 3 along with my notebook's display) and can use all of them. Is it possible to keep all three desktops when there are no ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 Nemo context menu has no Dropbox entry

I have Dropbox installed from the software center and it runs fine. I just went to a file in my Dropbox and right clicked on it to share it's public link and realized there is no Dropbox menu entry in ...
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Yumi, shows an error when I run it

I installed yumi on Linux Mint 17.2. When I run yumi,it shows the following error: This application has raised an unexpected error and must abort. [43] Access forbidden. FMain.INSTALL_SYSLINUX.252 ...
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Linux mint black screen after installing extension

I wasn't sure where exactly extensions are added but after little search I found out that they are placed in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions. Removing the contents of the following extension and ...
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Installation of R [duplicate]

I want to know about how to install the latest version of R for linux mint First I tried the command: sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list Then I typed: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net ...
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Editor for altering the soundtrack to a movie

I have a movie that i'd like to "cuff", ie reverse a few swear words which crop up in it, to make it a bit more family friendly. Can anyone recommend a good free video editor tool for this? I don't ...
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Dual boot linux mint 17 with Windows 8

I have ubuntu dual booted with Win 8. I had the ubuntu installed before dual booting it with windows 8. Now I want to uninstall ubuntu and install Linux mint 17 instead. I burnt the iso image to USB, ...
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Can't install MDM on linux mint

One day when booting my computer it froze at the Linux Mint logo. I pressed ESC and i noticed that it failed to start the mdm. I tried reinstalling from the command line but it did not work. I ...
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Synaptic Package Manager - Select Update in Bulk

I am running Mint 13, both 32- and 64-bit versions. In general I prefer to use the Synaptic Package Manager as it handles the dependancies. One view shows you all the upgradeable packages. Is there a ...
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How do I limit dnsmasq listening to only one interface?

I've tried to have dnsmasq (version 2.66) listen only to the loopback interface but it obsesses on listening to all available addresses, i.e. 0.0.0.0:53 despite the following arguments: # dnsmasq ...
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How do I display a message when I logon?

I am trying to display a message when I log on to Linux Mint 17.2. I have tried various methods without success: 1) I created a file /home/myusername/Desktop/startup-message.sh as follows: ...
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Touch pad freez in linux

I'm using Linux mint 17.2 Rafaela. My touch pad froze suddenly after I restarted the system. The issue is still there even after I boot up the pc. I also tried to change the setting using gpointing ...
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error: unknown filesystem entering rescue mode

I had two OS in my laptop. Windows 7 Licence version and I installed Linux Mint in Speparate Drive. It was all working fine before upgrade of windows 7 to windows 10. Problem is in my boot it was ...
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Is it safe to strip the binaries in Linux Mint?

I am trying to reduce the disk space on my computer, and du shows that the library directories (/usr/liband /lib) and binary directories (/sbin, /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin) take up the most space apart ...
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Busy mouse cursor won't go away

You know how the mouse cursor changes to "Busy" icon when launching an app? In my case, even a long time gets passed after the app is launched, the Busy cursor still stays up as if the app is still ...
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Laptop wireless not working following Linux install

I have an HP ProBook 4740s which came installed with Windows 7. I recently installed Linux Mint 17.2 on the laptop. Im not dual booting, the laptop now only has Mint on it. Since the installation, ...
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Open CSV File And Go Straight To Spreadsheet

Part of my software issues various commands to open and view different file types. For instance I use atril for PDFs and eom for PNGs. However I have a slight problem with CSV files. I can open them ...
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Connect Logitech MX900 keyboard

My Logitech hardware Bluetooth hub suddenly stopped working, so I am trying to connect the Logitech MX900 Mouse and Keyboard units directly to my Samsung 900X laptop runnning Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. ...
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Grub screen on HDD_A after Linux install on (another) HDD_B, how to fix?

When I start my machine (linux mint), I get this Grub screen (http://itsfoss.itsfoss.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Boot_Repair_Ubuntu_Linux_1.jpeg): GNU GRUB version ...
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Unable to find Documents on iPad device when mounted

It seems that this is a common problem, but there haven't been any satisfactory solutions posted yet, despite existing for years. Briefly, the problem is that when I mount my iPad in Linux Mint, I ...
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Permanent console on desktop as a “widget”

I just wondered whether it's possible to have a terminal window as a desktop applet (or desklet if you're using Linux Mint like me)? I can't seem to find any info on it, ideally it would just be a ...
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Installing Windows Logitech drivers for Logitech Gaming Software on Linux Mint

I ran the official installer on Windows. I switched to Mint and I can easily open the LCore.exe with wine: wine LCore.exe It opens the software, but it's obviously just saying 'No devices detected'. I ...
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How do I login to another UNIX machine and execute a shell script stored there? [closed]

How do I login to another UNIX machine and execute a shell script stored there?
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Vim pausing randomly for a minute or so at a time

I'm running Linux Mint Maya 13.2 on a laptop from a USB stick, and SSHing onto that install from my own work computer. When i'm editing a file with Vim, i keep getting a pause of about a minute where ...
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Mint, install and LUKS/LVM

I want to make my linux laptopwith LUKS Encryption. OS : Mint 17. Is it better to make the disk LUKS-encrypted: at the installation process ? after it ? Quite a noob question, I need to be sure. ...