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Cannot load linuxmint after dual boot with windows 8.1 having efi firmware

I have acer laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 so comes with efi firmware. I dual boot linuxmint after changing efi to legacy and set bootloader installation of linux to efi partition. Then i ...
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How to verify a bootable USB pendrive?

There are many OSs that can be written to USB flash drive and result in a bootable USB drive. For security reasons I need to verify the bootable USB that is written from the image file I downloaded. ...
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files saves to ntfs drive adhere to umask, ext4 does not

I have 2 storage drives, 1 is ntfs and the other is ext4. Both mounted in /media as Storage_1 and Storage_2 I've run chmod -R user:user /media/Storage_* I've tried putting umask=022 in ...
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Make Linux Mint appear as ubuntu

I am trying to install Cloudera Manager 5.x on Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) I am a newbie to the Linux game but I don't know why Cloudera ins not installing on this OS Install ...
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linux mint hangs - how to find a reason?

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It usually looks like a white or black screen (or off if the lid was closed). CPU seems to be a ...
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wpa_supplicant nl80211 hangs linux mint frequently

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different - white screen, black screen, screen freeze. Checking syslog after hangs ...
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Linux mint 17 doesn't start after hibernating

So here is my trouble - i put my laptop with Linux Mint 17 to hibernation and after i decided to resume session i see only a black screen so i am now to start in recovery mode. I don't need to restore ...
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Linux Mint graphics drivers [on hold]

I recently upgraded my Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon) using this tutorial. While I was using 16 I didn't worry about the graphics drivers; I don't use Mint for anything too graphically ...
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Linux Mint 17 cinnamon - raise tool bar on super press

I am used to windows 7. Pressing the windows key (aka super) brings up the launcher and the toolbar in windows 7. However in Linux Mint it only brings up the launcher. Is there a way to bring up the ...
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PCIe Bus Error filling logs FAST

Something is wrong with my system and this error is showing up in syslog and kern.log at the rate of several thousand times per second. The fact that it's listed as corrected makes me think it's ...
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frequent linux mint hangs

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different white screen black screen screen freeze Maybe some of these symtoms ...
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Mint maximum user passtext length?

Strangely, I can use a long passtext, approximately 64 words long, for disk encryption, but I'm having trouble with user password lengths. Certain steps fail like the installer or unlocking the ...
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How do you zoom out on linux mint [closed]

I hit a button by accident and zoomed in really far while I was on YouTube. How do I zoom back out?
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Using a picture as background in the filebrowser Nemo for directories which are not the home directory

im currently configuring Linux Mint Cinnamon 17 on a SSD as a Christmas present. I want to have the file-browser nemo display a .jpeg instead of a plain background in directories which should not be ...
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Is there a way to set a window as “Always on bottom” in Cinnamon?

I've recently moved from Ubuntu to Mint and have really enjoyed it so far but one feature that I miss from compiz is the ability to set a window as "always on bottom" (i.e., the opposite of always on ...
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QtSoap Network transport error (99): Error creating SSL context () Linux Mint [migrated]

I have a problem with connection to a web service with ssl protocol. I was trying to connect with specyfied WebService using open libraries QtSoap. Since now I have been searching any solution of ...
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Linux Mint desktop displays different files from ls command

Background I'm running Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. After a botched attempt at migrating my data to a NAS, I restored my data from an external USB. Problem Statement After restoring from backup, all my ...
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grub rescue, no device found

I'm using the Live CD as my "main-OS" for 2 days, because I can't start Linux Mint, I've tried many solution on the internet, all of them failed for me... It's probably because I have an old SATA HDD ...
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Transparent windows after forced reboot

I was playing on ZSNES, and after about 45 minutes the game froze. The computer did not react on anything except pressing the off switch and so forcing it to turn off. When I started it, right after, ...
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Cannot mount external hard drive after using Clonezilla

Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64-bit. Cinnamon. Yesterday I tried to back up my internal (where Linux resides) hard drive's image to my external USB hard drive using Clonezilla. Last month this operation went ...
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3 displays, linux mint 17

I have a laptop Acer Aspive V3-771G with GeForce 740M. I want make my laptop to output information on 3 displays (laptop's display + I have 2 external monitors), but I can't do that because of errors, ...
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Cinnamon not working on Mint 17

I installed Mint 17 on an older desktop and everything is OK, but the start menu is not being rendered correctly. It either does not appear at all when you click on it, or it appears empty (no icons). ...
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C code to send simulated Alt-C to another App window using X11 calls and ioctl [migrated]

I am writing a C program to allow me to send simulated keyboard input to another Application's window open on my desktop. I need to be able to find the App window by name and get an id for it, and ...
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Linux Mint will not allow traffic from one specific PC on LAN

I was editing /etc/network/interfaces, and then decided to change my settings over VNC instead. This halted my SSH session and also my VNC. I'm not sure if this locked me out or not, but I set cron up ...
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Cinnamon crashes after NVIDIA driver install

I have a GTX970 graphics card that I need to install drivers to use. I have tried both the community developed driver (nvidia-current), and also the proprietary (last 2 versions) from Nvidia but to no ...
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Switching to alternate tty device does not give command prompt [closed]

I am trying to install a graphics driver and need to terminate X in order to do so. However, when I switch to an alternate tty device using CTL-ALT-Fx I am met with only a black screen. It appears as ...
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Get I/O errors on USB ports

I have a program written in Python 2.7 and wxPython 2.8 under Mint 13. One of the modules pulls data off a number of USB devices for subsequent analysis. Everything works fine with Dell laptops but ...
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how to install nividia bumbulbee in linux mint 17.1 (cinnamon)?

I am having Nvidia GEFORCE 610m graphic card. whenever i install nvidia drivers in mint cinnamon 17.1 my cinnamon crashes and my cinnamon goes in fallback mode !! SO how can i install bumblebee in ...
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Repairing from Live USB

I need to repair a network related package (Samba) that is preventing my system from booting. (mint 17). I have a bootable USB stick with the same OS. How would I fix the broken package on my hard ...
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VLC stuck in the wrong version on Linux mint 17 (Qiana)

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17, and have been encountering a bug with VLC, the symptoms of which are a flood of zombie sh processes, progressively slowing down my PC (bloating the scheduler ?) For ...
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What is mintstick.py and how to install it?

In Linux Mint, unlike in Ubuntu, I see two separate launchers to handle USB sticks, one only for formatting, the other for writing image files to the USB stick. In the task manager I see in fact ...
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Stopping Samba Auto-reload on boot

Trying to boot my Linux 17 mint. It stops at "Stopping Samba Auto-reload integration." It hangs there and will not boot. I've tried recovery boot however the dpkg manager in the recovery isn't ...
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Cannot go in sleep mode in Linux Mint

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1. Whenever I try to put my laptop in sleep mode, it seems to do it for a second then wake up immediately. I've checked the logs but cannot see why could wake it up right away. ...
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Linux Mint 16 MATE — Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch

I was able to install Linux mint 16 successfully alongside Windows 10 (Technical Preview) on an Acer Aspire 5250-BZ479 laptop. On visiting the desktop interface, I found that I could not connect to ...
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Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon: how can I run an application prior to the login screen?

I'd like to run an app (Python Tk, say) prior to the login screen on LMC 17. I notice that there's plenty of Q&A on doing this on Ubuntu (here, for eg), but couldn't really find anything relevant ...
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Super + Space as shortcut for layout switching. Linux Mint Cinnamon

I have installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon recently. I have swapped my Alt and Super keys and now I want to set Super + Space keys to switch between layouts. How can I do that trick? I've searched this ...
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how to fix this: cinnamon stopped. your system is running in fallback mode

yesterday, I found out that the mint 13 xfce installation is acting different then before. I noticed that my dad's account was not looking it should normally. I tried my mom's account and when logged ...
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Shortcut for “Show all windows”

Can I set a shortcut for "Show all windows" feature in hot corners? In Ubuntu this feature is more advanced, there you can type name of the window to select it.
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Ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 base distros take 30min+ to get to splash screen

Update: I've found a temporary workaround, but I would still like to find a more permanent solution. Workaround: I startout the boot process with the laptops battery removed. If I do this it boots ...
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Linux Mint - Just created launcher does not show on MATE desktop but is in ls listing

I created a launcher by right-clicking on my Desktop, filled in the fields and saved it. But it didn't appear on my Desktop. So I opened Caja and it did not show there either. So I opened a terminal ...
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Prevent auto-selected text from copying

I really like the Linux-style copy paste (highlight text to copy, middle-click to paste) - except when text is automatically highlighted in a dialog box. For instance, selecting text on a web page ...
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Why is there no “mark for upgrade” in Synaptic Package Manager for upgradeable packages?

The help docs mention marking for upgrade. The context menu and menu bar do not have this option listed at all, and the only non-greyed-out options are marking for removal or complete removal. There ...
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win8 and Linux mint Both OS are deleted from hard disk [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 in my PC and I installed Linux Mint. Unfortunately I deleted both OSes from my PC. Now when I want to install Linux Mint it shows "no drive partition" on my hard drive but in Live-CD ...
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Are Cinnamon themes changing only the the panel?

Using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon with different themes, I see that few elements are changing with the theme, while most remain unchanged, especially the general background of windows and applications, ...
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Alternative to the Linux Mint Cinnamon display settings?

I have Xubuntu on a computer and I like very much the way the display settings manager (xfce4-display-settings) handles external display etc. -- Especially the minimal view is great (looks similar to ...
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VLC Segfault with WMV files

I tried to play a regular WMV video with VLC and it exits with a segmentation fault for some reason. I checked if this happens with any other video file formats, but it doesn't it's specifically to do ...
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configure error when trying to install LASH: “configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables”

Following the LASH manual step by step, got stuck trying to run the configure script. (LASH's dependencies are ALSA, JACK, libuuid, libxml2, GNU Readline lib, and some derivatives require GTK+2. I ...
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I would like to install Linux Mint on a separate hard drive than my windows installation on the same computer [closed]

As the title says I would like to install Mint on an empty hard drive on my computer that has Windows 7 installed on it as the main drive. It would seem that this is not difficult but having tried ...
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Dual boot windows and linux

I have Windows 7 installed, and I have just installed Linux Mint 17. The PC automatically boots into Linux now. How can I get a dual boot startup screen with Windows 7 and Linux? Are there any UI ...
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Can't boot into Windows after adding Linux as dual-boot

Okay, so I just added Linux as a dual boot and now I can't boot back into Windows. Basically, I had one hard drive which was installed with Windows 7 and booted that. I recently got a second hard ...