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Wireless Button Won't turn On even after running rfkill list all

I was using my personal computer today until i got blocked from my wifi, I have three computers and just to confirm the wifi is not the issue. I forgot and tried to log into my outlook email using my ...
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create and add entries in linux [on hold]

Go to this existing directory "/var/log", create a log file called "texas.log". Make the following entries in the file and save it: Dallas Austin Houstin kindly show how to start this.
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Slow network for same sites (Google mainly)

Various sites are too slow and in many cases not open. Site like chrome web store and Youtube. This just occur with Linux, others machine in the same network works perfectly Strangely, same computer ...
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How to upgrade Linux Mint from version 10 to the newest one? [on hold]

I want to update software on my old notebook. Now it has Linux Mint 10. I can't install through CD because new installation freezes. So could you please write step by step how to get the newest ...
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How to install Linux Mint from DOS?

I want to install Linux Mint 17.2 on my computer. Unfortunately, my computer doesn't have a CD-ROM (so I can't boot from Live CD). It does not have a capability of booting from USB drive (so I ...
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Better Workspace Switch Indication Linux Mint

Is there a way to install a better indicator that I have changed workspaces in Linux Mint? For instance currently I get the text in the center of the screen saying Workspace 1, Workspace 2, etc. Is ...
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Session don't initializing

I'd tried to install .Net Core on my linux mint and when I restarted my PC, I couldn't log in, my session don't initialize. It shows this message (original language): Sua sessão durou menos de 10 ...
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How to add meta information to aid menu search on Linux Mint 17.1

I was wondering whether and how it is possible to add meta information to the application found when using the search box. Every time I intended to use for instance Okular I'd type 'PDF' to search for ...
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ffmpeg configuration error

I downloaded ffmpeg and followed the README. First thing, ffmpeg needs to be configured. But executing configure (./configure) says ~/Downloads/ffmpeg-2.7.2 $ ./configure gcc is unable to create an ...
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Random video files have bad audio output

Two weeks ago, I started having audio playback issues with video files of various formats (MKV, AVI, etc). When played in VLC, the audio output sounds like a bunch of static. When I switch to the ...
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Catfish Search in Thunar doesn't work in Xfce

The Search in Thunar file manager context menu using catfish is present by default as a custom action in Linux Mint Xfce: The command used is catfish --fileman=thunar --path=%f (also recommended ...
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Audio Controller not working on linux mint

I just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (MATE) on laptop hp probook 450 g1. however i can't use Audio, it not working. I try sudo inxi -Fxi System: Host: skd-HP-ProBook-450-G1 Kernel: ...
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Connecting Linux Mint to WiFi network MEDIATEK MT7630e

I just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (MATE) on an old laptop and everything works amazing, however I can't seem to get it to connect to my WiFi network. All my other computers can get access, plus, before ...
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syndaemon won't disable touchpad while typing

I am trying to use syndaemon to disable my touchpad while I type. I know that the GUI for this doesn't work for many people but all the posts I've seen online suggest that using syndaemon from the ...
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Firefox resolution not proportional

I've just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (Raffaela) KDE. I experience a strange problem with Firefox though: The firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the rest ...
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How to use Desktop Lock Screen and turn off XScreenSaver Login Screen?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1, Cinnamon Desktop, Compiz, and XScreenSaver. I want to be able to use the Desktop Lock Screen and turn off the XScreenSaver Lock Screen. Turning off the Lock Screen in ...
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Can't connect to ethernet Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce

I have just installed Linux Mint on my netbook (HP Compac Mini 700). I have managed to make it connect to WiFi, downloading driver, but it won't connect via cable. Strangely enough, the other day, ...
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C compiler cannot create executables

I'm trying to install wine on Linux Mint 17.1. I ./configure'd as root to install it. Input: cd Downloads/wine-1.6.2 ./configure Output: checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu ...
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Caja - Respawning too rapidly

I had a problem with wxPython displaying on Mint 17.2 64-bit. This was fixed by installing gtk2-engines-oxygen. However the first time I re-booted after doing so caja started re-spawning more than ...
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How to hide a window's toolbar temporarily

How would I temporarily hide the toolbar on programs' windows: Surly there must be a way to do this with MATE? I tried Google and I got unrelated issues.
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Mint 17.2 Synaptic Package Manager

I recently installed Mint 17.2 (Rafalea) on a HP-255 G1 laptop. It was one of the smoothest installs I have ever done. However I have found a major issue with the Synaptic Package Manager. Whilst it ...
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Preinstalled windows 8.1 not booting after installing Linux mint 17.1

I have pre-installed windows 8.1 on my machine and its a uefi enabled machine. I installed linux mint 17.1 on this by the side of windows 8.1. As I was unaware about the approach to install linux ...
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fglrx causing “fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed” on Intel/AMD hybrid graphics

I am currently using Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit on my laptop with hybrid graphics (Intel/AMD) and I can't get the AMD proprietary graphics drivers (fglrx) running properly. They always put my ...
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Network Manager Applet Not Showing Interfaces

Running Mint 17 After boot my computer connects to the wifi and everything and seems to work fine except that the applet does not show the wifi icon or the connection. It shows the connected logo but ...
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CTRL + ALT + L doesn't work anymore

I am running on Linux Mint and I use CTR + ALT + L to lock my keyboard. But now since 2 days it stopped working.Nothing happens when I use this key combination. When I go to: Menu > Keyboard > ...
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Linux Mint Doesn't Stay Suspended

I recently installed Linux Mint 17 and I really like it despite some issues I have encountered. My most recent issue is that when I close the lid of the laptop to suspend it appears to suspend for a ...
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What renders my background image on cinnamon?

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64 bit. My Cinnamon version is 2.6.13. What application is rendering my background image on my desktop?
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Wifi Constantly Trying to Connect but Getting Disconnected

I am running Mint 17 with kernel version 3.16.0-38 on my Asus UX305FA. When I boot up my wifi tries to connect to the network, disconnects and tries again also evidenced in the syslog. My iPhone ...
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Automatically label MATE Terminal tabs

Is there a way to automatically populate tab labels in MATE Terminal? I notice there's an option to manually set a name, but I'm hoping to have it automatically display the last command or something ...
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Can't access Eduroam wireless internet connection SETTINGS (Linux Mint 17)

In Linux Mint 17.1 and 17.2 Cinnamon I have not been able to connect to eduroam wireless university networks. The reason is that I can't find out a way to enter network settings to change the security ...
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Upgrading OS from terminal [closed]

So I already know how to upgrade system packages from terminal with apt-get or synaptic or aptitude but what about upgrading the OS from an older version to a newer release version but from the ...
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How to remove JDK 7 and install JDK 8 in Linux Mint?

JDK 7 is already installed in Linux Mint by default. I want to remove it and to install JDK 8 instead. I youtubed and i found a tutorial. I followed it. What i did was, first i downloaded JDK from ...
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Connect HDHomeRun directly to a computer and share with the rest of the network

I installed Linux Mint recently on my new Intel NUC. I would like to connect my HDHomeRun directly to the computer through the ethernet port and use the built-in WiFi as a bridge to allow the rest of ...
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i have ap-hotspot installed and working but only https sites can connect

I currently installed app hotspot on my linux-mint everything looks fine now but only https sites can be connected from my galaxy s4 phone such as facebook google etc. When i want to connect some ...
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Old software in the Synaptic Package Manager

I'm new to Linux and I like using Mint 17, but I don't understand why the Synaptic Package Manager doesn't have the most recent software. For example Eclipse 4.5 is available, but the manage only has ...
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How to restore packages removed by installing a program

I was trying to install the normal map plugin for gimp, and I tried installing the package gimp-normalmap:i386 from the Software Manager on Linux Mint. As I was installing it, I realized that it was ...
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Install software on shared drive in linux mint

I am running windows and linux mint 17.2 together . My hard disk drives are available in both linux and windows . I can only install software linux drive , is there any way I can install software in a ...
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Weird dropshadow in Linux Mint Cinnamon panel (VirtualBox)

On my Linux Mint VM I see some weird drop shadows in my panel. What's causing this and how do I get rid of them? I tried changing themes but both dark themes ("Cinnamon" and "Linux Mint") seem to be ...
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How to Upgrade to Linuxmint 17.2

In the Linux Mint upgrade manual I found this entry: Upgrading to 17.2 is relatively easy: In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate and ...
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Not able to install mint with UEFI

In order to install Linux mint mate edition on a HP pavilion notebook, I downloaded the iso file on the official website. I created a bootable USB stick with Rufus. I shrinked the windows partition ...
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disable service linux mint 17

I'm using linux mint 17 and I want to prevent a service from starting on boot. I can stop the service with, /etc/init.d/<service_name> stop but it will start again on a reboot On centos7 I ...
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install latest version of R 3.2.1 (World-Famous Astronaut) on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE)

I have tried multiple ways (referencing multiple forum posts) to install the latest version of R (3.2.1 "World-Famous Astronaut") on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE). I tried different sources lists, the most ...
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Where is the Cinnamon LookingGlass log?

I run Linux Mint 17.1. When I log in I get a Cinnamon notification saying: Problems during Cinnamon startup Cinnamon started successfully, but or more applets, desklets or extension failed to ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source driver issues on install

I am installing Mint 17.1 (MATE) on my MacBook Pro Retina (due to it having much better hardware than my PC, on which I successfully installed Mint 17.1 in the past). I followed the instructions on ...
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r8168 connection drops randomly

I have a Realtek RTL8168 ethernet card built into my computer (HP ProBook 455 G1), running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64bit. Before you tell me to replace the preinstalled r8169 module with the r8168 ...
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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 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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Internet connectivity issues due to wrong MAC address (using Linux Mint 17.2)

I am new to Linux. Today, I installed Linux Mint (17.2) and tried to connect to the internet via a broadband connection. My Internet Service Provider (ISP) provided me with a fixed MAC address that ...