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Only crackling instead of sound when using USB headset on Linux mint

I have installed Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' Cinnamon 64-bit on my PC but I also tried with Kubuntu 15.10. I have a Jabra GN2000 headset connected via a Jabra Link 280 that does not output sound but only ...
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display lines with not more than 4 words in the second column

I have a symbol table of the form M07UP49A0870I422.wav <s> haraa keelaa <bn> </s> M07UP49A0870I423.wav <s> <horn> jau <babble> </s> ...
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Evolution hangs for 10-30 seconds after replying/writing new email

I'm running linux mint 17.3 and I recently switched to using Evolution(v3.10.4) with the EWS plugin to handle my work emails. Most everything was working fine, and it was a much easier setup than ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 not connecting to the internet when in terminal but able to connect using firefox, and i'm using proxy

I have installed Linux Mint 17.3 Mate on VirtualBox and have added a proxy, When using firefox I'm able to load webpages but when I try to run update of the system or to ping it fails , The update ...
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How to fully delete files bypassing the trash?

Using Linux Mint with cinnamon. I deleted some files using ShiftDel, so that they wouldn't go to the trash, but hoping they would be deleted immediately. However, the files are still there, but have ...
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Dropbox Tray Icon Does Not Appear After Boot Linux Mint

I set my Dropbox daemon to start immediately upon startup on my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. However, after booting and logging into Cinnamon, I do not see Dropbox in the system tray. I am forced to ...
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Linux Mint + FriendlyARM 2440: Cannot install and execute cross-compiler and toolschain (arm-linux-gcc-4.4.3.tar.gz)

I am new to learning Linux. I have installed Linux Mint 17 on my 32-bit laptop and bought a FriendlyARM Mini2440 development board to do some basic programming and learn concepts of Linux. However, i ...
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How to make an iso of my installed system

I'm re-posting this here because it's off topic on Askubuntu. I installed Linux Mint 17.3, customized the theme, removed and added packages, made many changes to the file manager etc. I want to know ...
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OpenCL with NVIDIA - Segmentation Fault

I've been struggling to get OpenCL working on my Linux Mint x64 machine. Specifically, any OpenCL program that I write or use seems to encounter a "segmentation fault" during certain methods that come ...
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Dolphin GUI not loading in Cinnamon

I recently reinstalled my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. I've been trying to set it up how it was before and reinstall applications. I used to use Dolphin as my file manager prior to the reinstallation. ...
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How to solve weird bug when launching Google Chrome?

I just reinstalled my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon, because I wanted to clear up any potential clutter in my system. When I am now using Chrome, whenever I launch Chrome, my GUI "shakes" strangely. Some ...
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Linux Mint 17.3. How to install on two identical SSD's?

I just got two new Samsung EVO 850 SSD's for my System76 laptop. So it's time to reinstall Mint! Linux partition best practice used to be something like: sda /boot /swap / sdb /home To ...
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Some trouble with mounts

I have some trouble with my disk setup here. Basically I recently reformatted my windows disk and wanted to add it's space in. Therefore I divided the disk into 3 partitions and mounted them into my ...
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Stuck in failsafe xterm session

When I log in through the login screen, I'm presented with the following message: This is the failsafe xterm session. To get out of this mode type 'exit' in the window in the upper left corner ...
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Graphical issues installing Linux Mint

I'm trying to install Mint on a desktop and I'm having some issues getting it to cooperate. When I run from the Live DVD and allow it to start automatically, I get this on the screen: If I select ...
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How to edit lock screen Cinnamon?

In my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon, the lock screen and the login screen are vastly different (unlike in Ubuntu Unity). I like aspects of both. For the login screen, I like the pretty design and the ...
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ClamAV installation not working in Linux Mint

I am trying to install ClamAV in my Linux Mint Rafaela. I first installed from the repositories. However, it turns out this version is massively outdated, and that is the most recent version in the ...
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Built-in display issue - Linux Mint on iMac (late 2009)

I successfully installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit on my old iMac 21.5" (late 2009). When booting into Linux Mint (Live USB or installed version) there is still a bug: The built-in display ...
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Troubleshooting new linux system keeps freezing

I just built a new computer and installed centos7 (RHEL based) and I also tried mint 17.3 (Ubuntu based). Installation goes without any problems. The operating system runs smooth and everything is ...
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Wifi trouble on Linux Mint

I've been tackling this day two now. I recently dual booted Linux Mint on my Windows 10 machine. When I installed it, the wifi driver did not seem to be installed. I can only connect via ethernet ...
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failed windows install Linux boot error to initramfs busybox vg-root no such device. ubipartman when try to fresh install? Please help

Had Linux 15 installed, was running so decided to install windows. Was trying to install Windows 7 and then 8. Both failed,but not before requiring me to create a new partition.(Windows said it ...
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low remaining storage space, how do I increase it?

I keep getting low storage space warnings, I want to increase my total storage space, I was hoping to do that via terminal command, how would I go about doing that? I put in df -h and got: ...
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Is It Possible (and how) to Auto-arrange items on a MATE panel?

I'm using Linux Mint Rosa with MATE as a DE. I was wondering whether there is a way - with an external script, if needed - to auto-arrange items on a panel. Right now, every time I either remove or ...
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WIFI Drivers for Linux mint - 17.3-mate-32 bit iso

How can I get drivers for this version to use in HP Pavilion dv5215us notebook? Everything seems to work except the wifi
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Disable volume slider on hp 6730b

The volume slider on my HP 6730b with Linux Mint 17.2 looks roughly like this: [mute-button] [decrease-volume]-----------[increase-volume] The button to increase the volume is continuously ...
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How to fix Linux from doing fake Restarts?

Just as my question title states, how can I stop Linux from doing a fake Restart Computer when I go to select Restart from the Quit menu. What I mean by a fake restart is that, it goes to do a ...
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Screen going to sleep and then not coming back on

Recently set up a dual boot with windows 10 and linux mint 17.3 with windows 10 on an ssd and linux mint on a internal hdd. I have an ATI 7950 Raedon video card connected via miniDP to a Dell U2715H. ...
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Trying to install minecraft, and every time I get whats below:

When I run: sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer I get following result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done minecraft-installer is already ...
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linux mint black screen error

I have installed linux mint along with windows 10 using usb. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link but it is not working for me.I am attaching an image of grub with ...
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Is it possible to migrate (some) settings when changing from 32-bit to 64-bit?

I have a laptop with Linux Mint Rosa (17.3) installed on it. It's the 32-bit version, as I didn't even consider the possibility this several year-old laptop could have a 64-bit processor. As it turns ...
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dhclient prints strange error

Though it looks like it does its job it prints following annoying output # dhclient -r eth0 reload: Unknown instance: invoke-rc.d: initscript smbd, action "reload" failed. # dhclient eth0 reload: ...
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How to disable dnsmasq?

From time to time when I'm switching from eth0 to wlan0 (or vice versa) interface domain name resolving breaks and /etc/resolv.conf contains nameserver 127.0.1.1 I commented #dns=dnsmasq in ...
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General Graphic Problems in Mint

I've been using linux mint for a week now, but from day 1 on, I had several graphic bugs, mainly the picture looks torn apart when it's moving. I'm using the recommended nvidia drivers. to list some ...
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Change default web browser to lynx from terminal

I'm on Linux Mint Olivia. I just installed Lynx. How do I set Lynx as my browser, so when I open links from the terminal, they open in that terminal with Lynx?
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Unstable display in Linux Mint Rosa mate on Thinkpad E450

The desktop and themes are occasionally changed in Linux Mint Rosa mate on Lenovo E450, and nm-applet does not display, although it is listed in startups. The first two of these can be temporarily ...
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How to install DisplayLink driver on LinuxMint 17.3

I have a USB 3.0 docking station connected with my laptop having LinuxMint 17.3. I can't manage to install DisplayLink driver on it. I could make it work with Ubuntu 15.04, but with LinuxMint it wan't ...
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messed up partitions during mint installation

I was using a windows10/Ubuntu 14 LTS dual-boot, when I decided to swap out Ubuntu for Mint. I downloaded the .iso, made a Live-USB, started Mint from the USB, pressed install and the installer told ...
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How to re-enable a monitor via command ine

To give some background, I almost exclusively use docking stations with my laptop. I have a few monitors connected to the docking station and always have my laptop closed when in this configuration. ...
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Linux Mint: pastebin is in /usr/local/bin

I'm running Linux Mint 17. I found a pastebin python file in /usr/local/bin In light of what people use pastebin for, was this a security risk? Output from the stat command: File: ‘pastebin’ ...
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Graphical UI stops working shortly after boot [Linux Mint 17.3]

I recently updated to Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit from 17.2 through the update manager. Upon reboot everything was in working order so I decided to update the kernel as well which was probably ...
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Linux Mint - Media keys stop working when Document Viewer open

The media keys on my keyboard work in Linux Mint. When I open a pdf in Document Viewer they stop working. When I close it down, they start working again. The media keys don't seem to be performing ...
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NetBeans IDE - Warning

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3. I installed NetBeans on it and whenever I open the Netbeans App, I receive this warning message: The package containing the class javax.swing.JComponentBeanInfo was ...
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Can I type Korean using fcitx under Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon?

Can I type Korean using Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon using fcitx? I have check several post, which told me that I can use iBus to type Korean. But I am using fcitx to type other Language like Chinese. If ...
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Kali Installation on Linux Mint

I am following this guide to install Kali's tools onto my Linux Mint because Kali Tools iso would not work for me for some particular reason. However, whenever I ran the option to install all tools in ...
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Error “dircolors: no SHELL environment variable, and no shell type option given”

Running Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon A while ago a created a script that changed the colors in the Terminal (to match a tutorial I was following) However if I open the terminal on another account, I get ...
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How to set the touchpad to work as on Mac?

I'm on linux mint 17.3 cinnamon, and would like to set the touchpad to work as on a Mac (or at least tweak a bit). Unfortunately all the tutorial I found online are talking about xorg.conf, but in my ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When switching from Windows 7 or Windows 10 to Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? ...
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GNU grub version 2.02

I have double boot running windows 8 and mint. Today when i started pc , it did not asked me which system i wanna boot but instead throw GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...
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Exclude app from “text scaling factor” on high dpi screens

I use the "text scaling factor" in Mint Cinnamon to get a better appearance on my hight DPI screen. The factor I use is x1.5. It works well for the OS and for most apps, but on some apps it just ...
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Run mate-terminal on startup as root without password

I am using Linux Mint 17. I want to run mate-terminal on startup as root without need to type password (I want it to perform automatically) and execute python script in it without closing terminal ...