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How to mount Western Digital My Book Duo in Linux Mint?

I'm trying to mount a Western Digital My Book Duo 16TB (which contains two 8TB hard drives) in order to format it to ext4 so that it can be used on my computer which has Linux Mint 17.2. Note: On Mac ...
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why hibernate button was lost in the linuxmint-18's menu list?

I'm new to linuxmint 18 for several weeks, when I start my computer and click the menu button, then click the shutdown button (left-bottom corner), it alert these choices: choices with hibernate ...
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Cinnamon eating up RAM

I am using Linux MInt Cinnamon Edition. It used to eat up just 100-120 MB RAM but just now I noticed that its eating up more than 250 MB RAM. I also tried restarting the Laptop but it started with ...
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X server fails after installing Nvidia in Mint 18

I'm having a looping issue with Linux Mint 18 where it cannot get out of the same repeated cycle of "Failed to launch desktop manager" with that blue graphic screen asking me if I want to look at the ...
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Bose Companion 2 Series iii speakers not working properly Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

I recently installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64 on my computer and I have been having trouble getting audio from the audio jack on my computer. I have a set of Bose Companion 2 Series iii speakers and ...
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What do you explain my issue with if I can send an MTU packet of this size? [duplicate]

See this: Some websites load while others load forever in Linux Mint 18 And this: Is there anything suspicious in my ifconfig? Also don't forget about this: ping -c 1 -s 1500 8.8.8.8 PING 8.8.8.8 (...
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Mint 18 Periodaclly and randomly complete crash

Every once in a while (about 2-3 times a day) the screen becomes distorted and freezes completely. CTRL+ALT+F3, CTRL+ALT+BKSPCE are not responding. can only shut off by a long press on the power ...
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Linux Mint 18 - Computer fully powering off when told to hibernate

I am having trouble getting my computer to hibernate. When I tell the computer to hibernate, it just powers off completely after a few seconds. When I power it back on it starts up from the beginning, ...
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How can I change the connection I saw in ifconfig?

It appears I have approached the problem. In Linux Mint 18 64-bit when I type in ifconfig there is enpxxx (I typed in xxx instead of real) lo and ppo and some sites load while others don't. When I ...
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Widget is not showing in screenlets

I have installed screenlets on my linux mint pc. But as you can see there is no widget in the screenlets manager. It is totally blank since I installed. Why no widget/screenlets is not showing. Or how ...
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Linux Mint install (in dual boot mode) doesn't boot in Windows 10 anymore

I just installed Linux Mint 18 on a laptop that previously had Windows 10 booting in UEFI mode. The laptop is a Lenovo g40-80. Before, with Mint 17.3, I couldn't install Mint (it would install but ...
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How to update Mint-Y theme and icons using a script

Situation: Mint-Y is a work in progress and it will continue to change and to improve, with your feedback, after the Linux Mint 18 release. Source: https://www.linuxmint.com/...
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Windows out of focus on Linux Mint 18!

All of the sudden all my windows except the clicked window were out of focus. When I click on a window it gains focus but all other windows including my notification panel and desktop lose focus. It ...
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How do I remove the black translucent overlay over the background when I scale my windows in Linux Mint via editing the codes?

I know it's caused by themes as some themes has it and some don't. But I really like to keep my mint-Y-Dark theme as it looks awesome. And thus, this question arisen, I know there are some codes to it ...
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Is there a OS-wide sound normalisation software compatible with Linux mint 18? [on hold]

Well VLC have sound normalisation and that's cool but I like to have an OS-wide implementation of it, it is mostly for web browser videos but still... Or is there sound normalisation add-on for ...
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Problem with Mint 18 and VMwareTools

just installed Mint 18 as a virtual machine using vmware12, the problem is i can't install vmware-tools, at first i tried to install open-vm-tools as it's recommended by Mint, but it didn't work, so i ...
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Missing active graphics card indicator

Situation: I have upgraded two Nvidia Optimus laptops from Linux Mint 17.3 to version 18. Problem: After upgrade, and a fix for Nvidia drivers, I miss the applet in system tray indicating, which ...
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Linux Mint only “File” menu visible on menu toolbar

On applications like gedit and gimp only the "File" menu is visible on the menubar/toolbar. However I can still click on where other menus would normally be (e.g. "Edit", "Help") to access them. I ...
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Some websites load while others load forever in Linux Mint 18 [closed]

I have installed Linux Mint 18 64 bit and noticed Google and Youtube and others loading flawlessly (even HD videos play) but some sites like Wikipedia don't show up even though the tabs in Mozilla ...
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At boot time, “Waiting for /dev to be fully populated” forces a reboot

I run Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE2, Debian 8.1). All updates are installed. About 50% of the time I boot my laptop, it crashes and forces an immediate reboot. The message I last got from the ...
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Active graphics card Unknown after upgrade to Linux Mint 18

Situation: I have upgraded two Nvidia Optimus laptops from Linux Mint 17.3 to version 18. Problem: After upgrade, Nvidia Optimus does not work, both laptops booted into Cinnamon fallback mode. ...
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“Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds…” error after changing theme .css file [duplicate]

I think I may have done something a bit stupid. I am running Linux mint 17. I wanted to change the colour of the active tab in the taskbar, as per this thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic....
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HPLIP complains about missing dependency which is already installed

I am on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon. I downloaded the latest version of HPLIP from official page. I ran sh hplip-3.16.7.run and got this now: INSTALL MISSING REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES ------------------------...
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Linux Mint Mate screensaver no longer shuts down screen

I've been using a Linux Mint Mate machine for several years now. During the last ~week, the machine decided to no longer shut down the screen when the screensaver becomes active. How do I make the ...
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Problem with Wireless LAN on Linux Mint

I currently have a problem with Wireless LAN on Linux Mint 17.1. I can't enable WLAN, when trying to enable it, it disables immediately. Here some commands which I already tried out and found by ...
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How to change Toolkit in Linux Mint to GTK

I recently purged KDE from my Linux Mint 17.3 KDE edition and installed Cinnamon. I was able to upgrade it to version 18 (Sarah) Cinnamon. Yes, despite it is KDE edition. There were problems, but I ...
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unetboot linux mint live drive boots grub2 instead of unetboot

I screwed up big time, I have installed linux mint live disk on my flash drive via unetboot on an virtualised linux mint of another computer. When I transferred the usb drive to my main computer, it ...
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Apt-get update/update manager downloading slow [closed]

I am running Linux Mint 18 and my sudo apt-get update/update manager speeds were fine until today. Now they can't even get past 60 kiBs, I have tried changing servers but it was in vain, as all of the ...
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Unable to boot after installing after systemd update

First it repeats this error many times: Lvmetad is not active yet, using direct activation during sysinit Volume group "mint-vg"not found Cannot process volume group mint-vg Than it shows: Gave up ...
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View the recent stderr output for a terminal window

I'm using Linux Mint 13, MATE edition. I've just run a lot of very slow rsync processes which created a huge amount of output to STDOUT. The last one also outputted a message (presumably to STDERR, ...
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ubuntu 15.04 user experience with printer problems and suggestions for better printers [closed]

Change Title to: "I have a Canon MG3500 printer which SEEMS incompatible with Ubuntu 15.04 and LinuxMint-17, Anybody have workaround suggestions." ------------< title change above >--------...
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Rebooting instead of shutdown on Linux Mint

every time when I issue shutdown command, laptop is powering off, but after 5 second turn on again without pressing power on button. I found that when my wifi adapter is off, shutdown command works ...
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Linux Mint 18 suspend issue

After fresh installation of Linux Mint 18 64-bit, when I try to suspend screen goes black system and does not suspend (and power led stays on). Preinstalled kernel with Linux Mint 18 is 4.4.0-21 I ...
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LMDE 2 boots to black screen but if I choose 'systemd' it loads normal

I made the unfortunate mistake of copying and pasting some stuff and now LMDE boots to a black screen. However, if I interrupt the boot process and choose the option with (systemd) at the end, it ...
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How to change Mint KDE to Cinnamon edition

I installed Mint 17.2 KDE, after a time upgraded to 17.3, and after another time, I installed Cinnamon DE and completely purged all packages related to KDE. Now I want to upgrade to Mint 18 Cinnamon. ...
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Can't access my external HDD

My external 4TB hard drive (that I previously used on Windows 10) has been reformatted to ext4 with a label of 4TB, but I can't transfer my files to it; no proper permission. I want to be able to use ...
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The T on my keyboard auto's to caps

When I use the T key on my keyboard, it capitalizes all and any letter keys that follow. This appeared after I had installed Wine on my Dell Inspiron 630m. Is there a fix?
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xreader closes after pdflatex compilation

I just installed Linux Mint 18 and began using the default pdf reader: xreader. However, sometimes when I leave a pdf open and compile it using pdflatex the program closes with this message: (...
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Linux Mint not recognising free space created by Windows 10 shrink

Hoping someone may be able to help. I have Windows 10 installed on my HP laptop, and since I'm starting to do some programming, I decided I'd like to get Linux on it too by creating a partition. I ...
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Problems with laptop cooling fan

This is what's happening: I decide to set up my laptop sensors for watching my processor temperature, and I then use pwmconfig to get my fan cooling my processor right. It all works out, but here's ...
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My Macbook retina with Linux Mint out of battery, black screen on boot

I was using the computer when suddenly the power in the house shut down without me noticing. Then after a while when my computer shut down off battery loss, it now wont boot. Before it shut down I was ...
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How to sync comic books from LMDE 2 to iPad mini

I have LMDE 2 and I'm wondering if there is any practical way to sync my comic books over to my iPad Mini running iOS 9 so I can read them on YACReader or a similar app. I've messed around with ifuse ...
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Xorg refuses to start with radeon driver, attempting to pass through NVIDIA GTX970 using Xen on Mint 18

I am attempting to pass through my GTX 970 to a Windows VM using Xen (I already have the hypervisor in place and am currently just running Linux Mint 18 on Dom0). I am attempting to use a Radeon R9 ...
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linux mint 18 battery indicator showing “using battery power” even while being plugged in to AC power

I am facing this problem ever since I installed Linux mint 18 on my asus-pro laptop. I have dual-booted Linux alongside windows 8 in BIOS mode(NOT UEFI). I have noticed that the battery indicator in ...
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Second X server Linux Mint

I looked up how to start a second X server, and everyone says to go a a virtual terminal and enter this command: startx -- :1 I want to start a second X server in a different virual screen (ctrl+...
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Fresh Install of Mint 18 w/ Cinnamon — randomly logging out, can't log back in

A few days ago I made the plunge from Windows and put Linux Mint on my laptop (Thinkpad 440), the newest release. Things are mostly fine, except twice today I've been browsing the internet on Chromium ...
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Upgrade Linux Mint 17.3 to 18

I have Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa installed on my PC. Now since Mint 18 was released I thought I could upgrade easy and execute do-release-upgrade. I have done this in Ubuntu for that past few years. But to ...
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Mint 17.3: Your session has lasted less than 10 seconds

yesterday I executed 'sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade' and today I get the following error after the login Your session has lasted less than 10 seconds... syndaemon: no process found /...
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[Linx Mint - Mate 1.8} Is there a zoom/scale applet?

Is there an Applet I can add to my Mint Panel which I can change the screen scale with? I don't want to be able to zoom just wherever the cursor is, but instead to have everything enlarge by a small ...
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Can't Install LibreOffice due to Dependency Problem

I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist upgrade and it basically removed my LibreOffice installation. Now when I try to install it again using sudo apt-get install libreoffice it ...