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How to turn off Wireless power management permanently

In Linux Mint 17.3 / 18 iwconfig says the power management of my wireless card is turned on. I want to turn it off permanently or some workaround on this issue. sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off works, ...
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Mint 15 on Lenovo G700: wired internet not working (Atheros QCA8172)

Mint 15 doesn't see internet after installing it in dualboot with windows 8 (in Windows internet works well). My network card is Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet (rev 10). What I did: Install ...
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Need write permissions to install themes on Linux Mint 17 “Rebecca” Mate

Just installed Linux Mint 17 "Rebecca" Mate. I'm trying to install a new theme and am directed to http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=167 I've downloaded a couple and their instructions ...
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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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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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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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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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Mint update manager not updating

After running update manager these are the error messages I get... E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu....
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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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Install Linux Mint 14 from CLI

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 14 from a live cd on a HP Pavilion laptop. I got some problem with X and the nvidia card, which prevents X from starting (and therefore prevents the live installer ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I add a task bar to my second monitor in Linux Mint?

I have a laptop and an external monitor with it. My external monitor is set as primary monitor. So my task bar only appear in external monitor. But I want the task bar to appear on both monitors. I ...
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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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Linux Mint 13 Problem - No module named site

My Linux Mint 13 64-bit system has developed a problem. Whilst I can run basic commands like ls and vi if I try anything more complex (I have tried python2.7, mysql-workbench and addusr) I get:- ...
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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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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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Linux Mint gets stuck at boot from Live-CD

I am trying to install Linux Mint (Cinnamon) from a CD. It will act like it is loading for a while, the CD drive will make a ton of noise for a while, and then everything just freezes (the CD drive ...
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Where are the icons in the ALT-TAB switcher loaded from? How can I edit them?

On my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon system, ALT+TAB switcher, in the default settings (icon and thumbnail pop up in the switcher) shows a pixelated icon for one of my applications. I do not know where the ...
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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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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 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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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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Linux installation stops working after a few reboots

I'm trying to set up a dualboot Win8/Linux on my HP tablet (touchsmart tm2-1050ez). However, when I'm finished setting it all up, after a few more reboots, I'm not able to boot to Linux anymore, as I ...
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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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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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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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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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Adding XFCE to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon?

I installed mint-meta-xfce package on an existing Cinnamon installation but it doesn't look anything like a standalone installation of Linux Mint 15 Xfce. It appears to be using the default Xfce ...
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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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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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Java/malloc memory corruption error when running SDK Android Manager

I want to install Android SDK, so I manually installed Java JDK 7u51, downloaded SDK ADT bundle for Linux x64, and tried to run it. When I run android, the SDK manager windows hangs halfway through ...
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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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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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Cinnamon failed: desktop only, no panel, no dialog frame

I am using Linux Mint 14 (MATE) with Cinnamon installed. Cinnamon failed when I tried to delete an item on the menu with menu editor. The system froze, so I logged out by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. ...
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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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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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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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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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Linux Mint: How to enable cryptswap with custom password?

When you want to use hibernation and you care for security, you'd like to have the swap encrypted. But not with the random password, chosen for you at startup, but with a fixed one, supplied by you at ...