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Beginner Having Trouble with X Server

I want to install Linux on my PC. I made it past formatting my drive, then installed Linux Mint. I seem to have a problem with the interface, possibly the X Server. My screen turned White. I thought ...
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Installing new WD green hdd

I've purchased a new Western Digital Green Power 1TB 3.5 inch internal hard drive on eBay but I can't get any of my desktops to recognise it. Model number WD 10EURX. I'm using Linux Mint 17 Mate and ...
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Tiny Login Window for Mint Linux inside virtual box

I am running a virtual box 4.3 under Mac OS on a MacBook Air. I just installed a fresh copy of Mint Linux (Cinnamon 17.2). The installation went without a problem but upon restart the login window was ...
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How do I know that the installation is proceeding?

I am reinstalling Linux Mint 17 next to Windows. This is something that I have done before on this computer and it worked fine. The difference this time around is that I like to dedicate a larger part ...
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how to hide a window from ALT+TAB in cinnamon?

I have Virtualbox in my Linux Mint box, my Virtualbox is always running, so when I want to change my applications using Alt+Tab I'm always redirected to my Virtualbox window, because it's always in my ...
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can't ppa-purge ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta

I installed a beta chromium and now want to purge it on linux mint using ppa-purge. I get all sorts of errors. I also confirmed that the browser has not been deleted/removed from my system as I just ...
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Linux mint internet connection problem

I am new to Linux . Today I just installed Linux mint latest version (17.2). I use broadband internet connection. My ISP provide me a MAC address ,and I need to change the default MAC address. After ...
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chromium v44 + netflix : missing components error

1) I installed chromium beta v44 on linux mint 17 (rebecca) as per discussion here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser/+bug/1371274 sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How do I dual boot Win7 and Mint17 both on /dev/sdb?

Question: In my setup, where do I specify the device for the boot loader installation and how do I fix the issue of not being prompted to select my OS with GRUB? Bonus Question: Is there an easy way ...
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How to enter Ge'ez alphabet (Tigrinyan language) in Linux Mint

Ge'ez is an East-African alphabet. Using the powerful Eclipse IDE editor, it is possible to switch "Input Type" to Tigrinya (EZ+). Typing the 5 letters selam will then result in the 3 Ge'ez letters: ...
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nvidia graphics card showing incorrect memory GTX 770 linux mint

Have a new secondhand PC, running Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64 Bit, Linux Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic. System info recognises two VGA cards - onboard and the GTX 770. However, when I query lscpi -vnn | ...
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mintUpdater - not updating anymore

Using Rebecca KDE. Some time ago have to run an apt-update && apt-upgrade command and after that mintUpdate is not working properly - shows update list but on every attempt to perform an ...
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How to Insert command to run before Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Cinnamon, sleeps

:) Hi I am using Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, with Cinnamon on a laptop. (I beleive Cinnamon is a fork of Gnome). In system settings I have set the laptop to sleep after 20 mins of inactivity. I wish ...
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GRUB Won't Show At All- Windows 8.1 & Linux Mint

I have an HP laptop. May be irrelevant, but it's an ENVY m4. I started out with Windows 8, then later upgraded to 8.1. Had an interest in Linux. Used a tutorial to dual boot the two OS's, since I ...
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Linux Mint, is there a captive-portal software for?

Does Linux Mint 17+ has a software for doing captive portal? Amongst the provided list here, it seems none is mint-compatible.
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64bit Linux Mint on Dual Core Pentium 4 machine

I have a HP 530 desktop with a 3200Mhz Dual Core P4 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB Sata HDD. I'm setup with Dual Boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17. Although Windows 7 64 bit loaded fine, Linux Mint 17 64 ...
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How to run the latest version of a program?

I'm quite new to the Linux world but very happy with my Linux Mint installation. One thing that confuses me is that I'm not sure how to update certain programs. For example, I installed Blender from ...
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Linux Mint MATE “notifications area” - much bigger than it needs to be

This feels like quite a dumb question and i'm a bit embarassed to ask. But it's really bugging me. A week or so ago, triggered by i don't know what (but presumably something i did by accident) the ...
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Trying to boot Mint via ISO on Drive using a DVD

I use Mint on a Windows PC that I cannot install Grub on. I am trying to figure out how to boot an ISO on the root directory of the C drive (c:\mint.iso) on my Windows PC by running Grub off of the ...
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Captive portal [HostApd] detection by the browser?

I'm using hostApd to develop a captive portal. My machine provides à Wifi (password free), and I plan the clients to get a popup saying "hello". You know, like the popup of wifi providers, asking for ...
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Linux mint has just crashed - Jessie 8 (LMDE)

As per title, i did normal update to the system last night and after reboot my just stopped working and keeps falling back to 'fallback mode'. Tried to reinstall cinnamon no success. Tried to ...
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Installing KDE broke my Cinnamon installation

I started my adventure with Linux Mint installing the MATE DE. Then I installed Cinnamon and switched to it. Recently I wanted to try KDE out. So I installed mint-meta-kde, kde-full, amarok, ...
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A script to install OpenVPN & modify iptables?

I d like to automatize the install/config of OpenVPN on my client machines. Roughly, it should looks like : - apt-get openvpn - cp, edit, .... - modify iptables. Is it possible in one script ? or am ...
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Is there a way to restart XFCE with new settings from a bash script?

My laptop is running Linux Mint 17 XFCE Edition, and I'm trying to set it up so that I can use Emacs with my usual keybindings. These include certain autocompletion/fill commands involving Alt-Tab, ...
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How to check if a dump-generated backup is OK?

When dumping my FS with dump, e.g.: $ dump -0f /path/to/usb/nonexistant-file-name / I get a binary file, extension-free. It's normal. I regularly store such backups, if ever I need to restore one. ...
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Linux dump(8) outputs nothing

I am dumping my live partition. All works ok in terminal. Until the 100%. I dump from live mint partition to an USB key. $ dump -0f /dev/sdc1 /dev/sda2 Once done, I look at my USB key. Nothing on ...
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Installing a theme - Mint 17.2

I've just done a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.2 cinnamon and would like to install a theme but haven't any luck. (i've never installed a theme before). I have downloaded the sable theme from ...
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Linux : Best way for cloning/backingup

I browse various solutions for backing up : tar (and his -N option, for incremental tar files) dump (and his level feature backing only new files, if wanted) fsarchiver CloneZilla ... Starting ...
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Linux “dump(8)” command

I plan to use dump(8) for backing up a Mint disk. Some doc about: http://linux.die.net/man/8/dump Hum... is it deprecated ? (dont work with ext4) Is it a Debian & co (ucuntu, mint) solution ? ...
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No keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 2.6.7

I upgraded my Cinnamon DE (in Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca) via sudo apt-get install cinnamon, from my Xfce DE. All is working well except for the keyboard layouts. I'm stuck with a US English layout and ...
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Backup system image.

Is it possible to create an image backup of my installed linuxmint. I would like to be able to have a restore image to reinstall Mint as I do with windoes system image backup (for instance). In ...
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Ran into a problem running Bpython

I used the sudo apt-get install bpython command to install bpython. Now when I type bpython, I get an error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/bpython", line 5, in <module> from ...
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Strategy about cloning crypted (LUKS) systems

For a while, I ve being discussing here how to manage to clone one encrypted system on others. My plan is to build a Mint system, then to encrypt it, then to clone it. Here is my process for ...
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How to access boot: invite?

I'd like to simply try a root pawd reset, by entering linux single whan systems display boot: when booting. But my Mint system goes directly to user home prompt. Tks
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difference between ubuntu and linux mint is only desktop?

I want to choose a distro to start. It'll probably be debian family. So I'm checking ubuntu and linux mint. People say the difference between ubuntu and linux mint is basically the default setup and ...
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Hanging Mint 17 boot

I'm currently trying to fix my boot that's hanging at the operations "Starting Nvidia Persistence Daemon Starting Nvidia Persistence Daemon Stopping Nvidia Prime Power Saving Mode Starting mount ...
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Grub Refuses New Kernel

so my Mint 17 hasn't been booting, and I tried reinstalling the kernel from a live USB drive. I followed the steps detailed in this guide to edit /etc/default/grub to accept the last saved kernel ...
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No sound coming from Linux-based virtual machines under Qemu on Linux Mint 16 host - why?

I have been using Qemu and virt-manager for quite some time (years) now and it's only recently that I noticed I don't get any sound output from any of my Linux-based virtual machines — it's always ...
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How to avoid system timeout to login screen when I make a cup of tea?

Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE) running on HP G250 Laptop and older HP desktops. It's just me and the dog at home and I like to run the computer all day, but it keeps returning to the login screen after a few ...
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Mint 17 (Cinnamon): CTRL+Shift+U not letting me enter unicode symbols

I realize there's probably a simple answer to this question. I come from Ubuntu (Unity) and am used to type unicode symbols with Ctrl+Shift+U, followed by the symbol's code and Enter. This doesn't ...
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Package conflict between ppa's (Mint vs Ubuntu) [closed]

I am on Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) and I'm trying to install gtk+-3.0. I get the following error when I do an apt-get The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgtk-3-0-dbg : Depends: libgtk-3-0 (= ...
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Problem using ecryptfs when /home mounted in two different systems

I have three partitions on my disk: Linux Mint Debian Edition (Kernel 3.11-2-amd64) /home Debian Testing (Kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64) Both systems mount the /home partition, which is encrypted using ...
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Linux 64 bit only recognizing 3gb of RAM out of 6 [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 (cinnamon) on a Dell XPS 630i core 2 quad. I recently upgraded to 6GB of RAM only to realize that Mint is only recognizing 3GB. I confirmed that the system is indeed 64 bit ...
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How do I prepare new drives for use in software raid?

Normally, I create RAID arrays during installation, but I'm trying to add an array to an existing system. The OS (Mint16) is on its own drive. I've added two brand new physical drives to the machine, ...
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How to install Tomcat Server on Linux Mint 17.1?

This is where I am so far with my download after I was stranded in the middle of the way. So I went to the website, downloaded the latest version of Tomcat, and I extracted it into my downloads. I ...
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Xwindows troubles

if someone could give me a hand in the clarification of this question would be very grateful, is as follows: Linux Mint desktop environment with compiz that ran fine until the update nvidia driver ...
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USB 3 Flash disk detected as USB 2.10

I just received SanDisk 64Gb USB 3 Flash Drive. I tested it in Mac and it detects like USB 3 and gives 140MB/s read performance. I tested it in Windows in my notebook with dual boot Windows/Ubuntu ...
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Changed login theme on Linux Mint 17.1 and now nothing is working

I have changed my login theme to a HTML theme. After I restarted it to watch how it looks like, nothing is working anymore. There is no taskbar. When I open the start menu it is completely ...
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How to Fix Synaptic Error 403 problem?

I'm having an annoying issue with Synaptic Package Manager on Linux Mint where it's just giving me Error 403 when I try to update the repository list. I can't figure out the source of the problem, ...
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Screen blanks at login screen

On Linux Mint 17.1, the screen blanks when left idle. To stop this from happening, I have checked all the obvious candidates on the Power Settings and Login Window screens. Can anyone help me ...