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Cannot change global keyboard shortcuts in XFCE on Linux Mint

I am using XFCE on Linux Mint 14. I am trying to remove the default XFCE window manager shortcuts for workspace switching (Ctrl-F1, Ctrl-F2, etc.), as described in this question. The answers there ...
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Enable suspend in linux mint in a dell xps-17

In my vain attempt to get hibernation working in a dell xps-17 by installing (I'm seriously considering getting a mac cause it just works) a hibernate package I have lost my ability to suspend. How ...
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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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Printer not working with cups(Linux Mint) [on hold]

Installed 32bit CAPT drivers, set up CUPS, when I send print requests from libreoffice, cups receives them, but never completes them, as in they're always active but never completed.
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How to stream from router-connected USB NAS to latest Linux Mint laptop? [on hold]

I started using Linux Mint on my laptop, I dumped Windows. I love it, found Cinnamon very easy to use. How do I stream movies from the USB NAS (WD passport) that's attached to my router to Mint? I ...
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Linux window movement (delay)

I use linux at home and windows for work. One thing about most linux desktop environment that bothers me is the window movement. I'm using cinnamon right now. When I grab the window to put it in the ...
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Configuring Chromium Browser to load multiple plugins from /etc/chromium-browser/default file

How can you configure Chromium Browser to load multipl plugins (specifically; type NPAPI)?. I edited /etc/chromium-browser/default to add the pepperflash from google-chrome ...
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Copying clipboard-content to file automatically and continiously?

I need to make a list of some links on a web-page. I've been using right-click copy link URL and then pasting it (Menu_Edit->Paste) into vim running in xterm -- then repeating. This is obviously a ...
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How do I share a mounted sftp drive?

My friend has a public server that he's given me read access to with SFTP. I've successully mounted it in Mint 17 with the command sshfs user-name@file-server:/location/I/want /mount/point/I/want -o ...
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Dual boot Mint on a Surface Pro 3?

I have a shiny new SP3 and I'd like to dual boot Mint 17 on it. I'm familiar with creating a dual boot system in general, but since the SP3 is a UEFI device, I'm a bit gun shy in this particular ...
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How to recover Windows Boot Manager after a Mint installation gone wrong [migrated]

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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how to install bumblebee in linux mint 17 ?

I Found Nvidia Drivers Freezes In Cinnamon or Their Cinnamon Crash or Run in Fall-back mode. As bumblebee works better, how can I install bumblebee in Linux mint 17
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Linux Mint root app theming breaks when changing controls

So, this is a strange occurrence, which seems similar to other questions but which I've not been able to find a reference for. Maybe my Google-Fu is not strong right now. It seems to be a common ...
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Desktop background appears black when using XFCE

I've installed Xfce4 on my laptop which runs Linux Mint 17 with Cinamon default desktop. Everything works OK and I customized my lightweight Xfce, like change menu location and desktop background that ...
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Firefox not responding properly in linux [closed]

While running through any Ubuntu distribution as soon as I enter my proxy setting in firefox it stops working. If I run it through an open network it works fine, but as soon as I enter proxy settings ...
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Recovering windows partition in Mint (testdisk fails)

Yesterday I messed up my partitions, wanting to replace Ubuntu with Mint. My other partition had Windows 8 on it. I booted Mint from a live USB and started the Mint setup. I selected the option to ...
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How to remove unwanted Windows domain accounts and local account from Linux Mint 17 login screen?

I added Linux mint 17 as a member of Windows 2008R2 domain controller. When I login to my domain account and switch user, I see a bunch of unwanted domain accounts and local machine accounts. I need ...
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Flash video always plays on primary monitor in dual monitor setup

I have Linux Mint 16 and whenever I play videos using Chrome/Firefox (and they use Flash for video playback) and switch to full-screen mode, it always goes full-screen on the primary monitor. This is ...
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Live USB stuck in software rendering mode

I recently aquired an Aspire E15 Touch from the store to find i had a bit of an issue with using Linux Mint or any Linux distro for that matter. At first, Mint booted, i heard the splash noise, but my ...
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linux mint - loud system beep on laptop

I installed the newest Linux mint on My BTO W271EU laptop. All Works well, for a couple of minutes. Then the system beeps start. Really loud and continuously. Other symptoms are a flashing caps Lock ...
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Indic keyboards of Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon not working in Chrome/Chromium

Indic keyboards of Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon not working in Chrome/Chromium. Reinstalled both OS and Browser. But none helped.
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Linux Mint 15 Olivia source list

I am facing a problem downloading anything using apt-get tool. I have played with my source list and I think something went wrong. Synaptic also doesn't work. I've searched for the original source ...
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Trinity Desktop Environment on Linux Mint

Is it possible / does anybody have experience with installing the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) on a preexisting Linux Mint 17 Qiana installation? The TDE developers have a Wiki entry for ...
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Keyboard shortcut to toggle between left- and right handed mouse in Cinnamon?

I'm using Linux Mint 17 with the Cinnamon desktop environment and I want to quickly toggle between left-handed and right-handed settings for the mouse by using a keyboard shortcut.
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Change icons of application in Linux Mint

I installed a new icon set (numix), however not all icons were changed (e.g. the software manager). How can I manually change icons?
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cinnamon crashes after installing nvidia driver

I installed the new nvidia driver with opengl 4.5 capabilities after a fresh install of linux mint (the usual way: stopping mdm, disabling nouveau, installing, starting mdm, nvidia-xconfig). But now ...
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Wireless 3g dongle not mode-switching successfully

Lots of wireless 3G dongles have 2 modes they can operate in; storage mode where they mount like a USB thumb drive and which usually contains Windows drivers for the device, and communication mode. ...
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NVidia drivers on Macbook Pro (2008) Linux Mint?

Ok. I am literally installing it from scratch and tracking my process here and now. I've been fighting this for so long. Macbook Pro, 2008 I believe. ~200GB HD. I'm not dual booting. Mint and only ...
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How simulate a Windows like admin password prompt in Linux?

I use mint install application a lot but don't think it is safe if I allow the normal user I use to have full privileges over it. I was wondering if there is a way to gain access to this application ...
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Browser and package manager download speeds low [migrated]

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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Activate iSight in Linux Mint Qiana on a Virtual Machine

I'm trying to get the built-in iSight cam of my MacBook Pro 5,1 (running OS X 10.5.8 ) to run under the just-downloaded Linux Mint Qiana edition, which I have installed in Virtual Box (v.4.1.18, for ...
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Can't install Linux Mint on Macbook Pro (2008)?

I have a Macbook Pro that I believe is from 2008. It's harddrive is completely wiped and formatted (FAT32 if I remember correctly) with the only exception of a working installation of rEFIt. Not even ...
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How to configure keyboard shortcuts for Gcolor 2 in Linux Mint?

Just installed Gcolor2 color picker for linux. I cant find how to set keyboard shortcuts for color picker. Does anyone know how to do it?
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apt-get unable to fetch archives

I'm trying to install a package using apt-get as root on a Linux Mint host: # apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How to install software to a multi-boot live CD

Okay, so I am creating a multi-boot live cd with various linux distributions including Debian and Mint. Each distribution will be used to focus on diagnosing and/ o repairing a specific issue best ...
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Failed installation 32-bit python on 64-bit Linux Mint

I basically have two questions: How do you install 32-bit Python alongside 64-bit Python on linux? How do I fix my broken system from the failed attempt below? I just tried to install a 32-bit ...
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Slow boot and slow desktop, along with indecipherable log messages

I am a Linux Mint 17 - Cinnamon user, and have been using it for the past 1 month. I am new to this OS, and trying to learn how to work in a linux environment. My system boots extremely slowly (takes ...
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Different layouts and specific key mapping for different keyboards

Here's the deal I have an apple aluminium usb keyboard connected to my laptop with "windows" keyboard. And almost everything works great on my apple keyboard except three annoying problems. Each ...
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Missing menu on Mint host using RDP unless logged in on host console

Using Remote Desktop from a Windows 7 PC to connect to a Mint 17 VM with MATE, the Show Desktop icon displays, but the Menu button does not. However, if I go to the Linux machine and log in, leave ...
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sudo apt-get fails

I am running linux mint but I broke apt (deleted a lock file and ...) When I try sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get -V update nothing happens, it just returns the command prompt. The same thing with ...
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Windows installer complains that it can only be installed on a primary partition

I have Linux mint installed on my system as primary partition. I want to install windows 8 along side with it (Dual boot). But when I try to install windows 8 installer says (windows can only be ...
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Sum of all files does not add up to used disk space. Why?

A big folder on my external hard drive is missing and I am trying to find out where it went. When looking at the properties of my volume I found this weird difference between the sum of all files and ...
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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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Pin Lock Screen

Is there a way to replace password lock screen in Linux (Mint Debian Edition) with a pin lock screen? Like the one found in Windows 8 for example. It's annoying/inconvenient to have to input 16 ...
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Ubuntu Qmake is not an executable

after installing new version of QtCreator in Ubuntu and tux-world@alachiq:~ > sudo apt-get install qt5-qmake build-essential g++ gcc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Linux Mint brightness has too few settings

There are many questions to do with screen brightness on Linux Mint (this and this refer to default brightness being zero, and this to there being only two brightness levels.) My problem is a bit ...
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Packages still not found even after apt-get update

I am working on a Linux Mint 16 computer and since recently, every time I want to install something via apt-get install, the log message says that the packages couldn't be authenticated. I go ahead ...
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Disable error: nouveau unknown i2c port and unknown status

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition, and I am getting the following errors: Jul 25 10:23:39 mhost kernel: [ 36.775380] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 57 Jul 25 10:23:39 mhost ...
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Missing repository problem (404 Not Found) [duplicate]

My system spec is: Release 15 (olivia) Kernel Linux 3.8.0-19-generic MATE 1.6.0 I have recently been unable to install or upgrade any new package. I am getting many errors like this: Err ...
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Run root script or command as root in startup application in linux mint

I have a wireless adapter that used to work in Linux mint 16 (dwa 171) after installing drivers for it. Now it won't work the same way anymore since I upgraded to linux mint 17. I've found the only ...