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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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Decrease the font size in Cinnamon from the command line

While I was playing with Cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I can't use any applications because of the font. It garbles the whole ...
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Indicatior-cpufreq doesn't start on login

If I run indicator-cpufreq in the console it will start up just like it is supposed to and appear in the panel. However, if I place the same command in the startup programs it doesn't appear on ...
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How to set the Linux Mint desktop environment to use a mime type?

As a extension to this question: How to make difference between .wxm (wxMaxima) and .c files in Linux Mint? I'm using Linux Mint. I created a mime type. Now I want the desktop environment to use it. ...
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Problem with former RAID hard drive settings in Linux Mint 17

I'm new to Linux, just installed Linux Mint for the first time. I have two hard drives which were previously in a RAID configuration. Now before I have installed Linux I've changed them to individual ...
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Linux Mint Taskbar and Icons are gone

I have linux mint cinnamon 13. I installed it today. Well my problem is that my panel and my icons are gone. There is absolutely nothing but my desktop background. But I'm still able to switch to ...
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How do I remove Java from Mint 17?

I got a version of Java 7 lying in /opt/java/jdk1.7.0_60/ That I don't seem to remember having installed myself. I want to replace it with OpenJDK 8, but I'm afraid I'll break something if I just rm ...
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Touchegg handles 3 and 4 finger events well, but 'ignores' 2 finger events

I have installed Mint linux 16 with cinnamon, and I have an ASUS N550JV CN270H including a multitouchpad I tried different things to tweak multitouch gestures, namely: Using support in xorg.conf as ...
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How to change the Linux Mint Nadia splash screen?

I was wondering if it is possible for me to change the splash screen when Linux Mint is loading? I am talking about the logo of mint which appears when you start the computer. If so what kind of file ...
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Can't boot live USB of Linux Mint DE on my UEFI PC

I used the Universal USB Installer application to copy the latest ISO image from Linux Mint DE (64 bits) and install it on my PC, however when I try to reboot it I have the option to choose my ...
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couldn't ping router, although it offered an IP-address

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my HP envy 6. It activated automatically the proprietary driver, which recognized the WiFi interface and called it eth1. I could connect to my router, I get the IP ...
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Cannot change global keyboard shortcuts in Linux Mint XFCE

I am using Linux Mint 14 XFCE. 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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Separate NTFS harddrive on Linux system

I am new to linux and am going to be installing Linux Mint for the first time (after first having used it for a few weeks via a bootable usb). I will now be overwriting my windows installation and ...
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Mint 16 Cinnamon, maximize window fully

I am using Linux Mint 16 Petra cinnamon. The problem I have is that when I drag a window to the top edge of the screen the window only maximizes to the top half of the screen instead of the the entire ...
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Applications not starting with sudo

I'm using Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) in my Oracle Virtual Box. Whenever I try to open an application with sudo, it is not working. For eg. if I try to open sublime text editor using the command sudo subl ...
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How to create themes for MATE?

I'm looking for information on the basic structure of a theme for MATE (in order to build my own). I took an existing theme and renamed it, but I have been unable to get it to show up in Appearance ...
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Changing the taskbar icon of an application

I am trying to change the taskbar icon of my web browser (Firefox) from the stock square icon to the old school Firefox eye icon . I have edited every single Firefox icon I can find in the obvious ...
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How to block the xfce desktop right-click mouse menu

I have a Linux Mint 14 machine and want to child-proof it. My main concern right now is the menu that appears when I right-click on any empty desktop space. I want to eliminate it from appearing.
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Getting Python errors whenever I try to use terminal in Linux Mint

I've had Mint installed as a dual boot on my laptop for some time. I use it as my dev environment, for desktop and web related coding. I recently started getting errors which have rendered my terminal ...
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Scribble in the task bar background

I have installed Linux Mint 17 recently in Virtual Box. After the installation, I see a kind of 'scribbling' in the background image of some of the task bar menus (zoom in to see the problem): I ...
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boot from usb flash drive

I have a Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M1E with Win 8.1; and I just created a bootable USB with Linux mint 17.1, but I can't boot from it. I've done a bit of research, but I'm not sure with what I've found.
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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 ...
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Dual Monitors on Cinnamon 2.4.8 - cursor gets stuck on bottom and top right of left screen

Running Mint 17.1 with Cinammon 2.4.8 and I have two 2560 * 1440 monitors, both placed in the display settings as next to each other, not mirrored. The mouse cursor moves as normal between the two ...
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Program similar to xcalib to invert desktop colors

I'm using xcalib to invert colors on my computer at home. I have two monitors at work, and unfortunately the xcalib -i -a inverts only one of them (the one I don't want to invert). I haven't found any ...
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Long POST time fixed by Linux. Why? [closed]

I was recently given a Gateway MT6723 laptop (Intel 2310 1.43 MHz, about 8 years old) that had a two minute POST time and the DVD wouldn't work. After trying to reinstall the factory Vista factory ...
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Linux installation stuck at the start up because of nvidia graphic cards

I have a problem with installation of Linux Mint 17 on Lenova Thinkpad T430. It has 2 graphic cards nvidia and intel graphic cards. When I try to install it from a bootable disk, it gets stuck at the ...
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Getting sound working on Linux mint 13 Mate

I have just installed linux mint 13 and I haven't used linux before so I apologise upfront if this question seems basic. I am unable to hear any form of audio on file which I try to play in any ...
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Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?

APR 2015 UPDATE: Scanning just worked! The update to Mint 17 (aka Ubuntu 14.04) did not make any difference, but the most likely explanation is that the recent update to Ubuntu 14.04.2 as the base ...
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Downgrading Linux Mint kernels from 3.18.2-031802-generic to the previous one?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon version on my notebook HP Compaq 15-h050nl and about 1 month ago I upgraded the Linux Kernels to the current version (3.18.2-031802-generic). After done that, I had 2 ...
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Installing Linux mint on a computer running ElementaryOS [duplicate]

I would like to add linuxmint to my laptop running ElementaryOS. I was wondering what was the best way to partition my HDD: Shall I use a common partition for the /home folder or use two different? ...
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Gnome encfs Manager not working in linux mint 17

I have installed Gnome encfs Manager in linux mint.It opens fine after first installation.But after that when I want to open it,nothing happens.But in system monitor I can see it running.When I run it ...
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How much printer memory is needed per page?

My office has an HP 4250 on the network, with 80 MB of memory. I'm running Mint 17, and I'm having a very hard time printing PDF files. To save paper, I usually like to print duplex, with the pages ...
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Broken Packages problem

My os: Linux Mint 17.1 (x64) + Cinnamon I tried to make my linux play wma files and i broke something, because i can't play any videos now. What i tried: deleting ~/.gstreamer-1.0 folder running ...
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why can't we install application compiled for Ubuntu, on Linux mint, or some other distros with same kernel?

When i try to download some applications like VLC, it shows in download options, various Operating systems which includes Linux mint, Ubuntu etc. Though Linux mint's kernel is from Ubuntu, still they ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Unable to connect to wireless network

I am able to detect my wireless connection, just unable to connect. I have used network-manager and WICD and they both keep asking for the password when I know I have entered it correctly. My router ...
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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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Is it possible to make the right mouse button do something else in Linux Mint?

I have a cheap 2 button mouse so wanted to turn the right mouse button into my gesture button (with Easystroke). Perhaps making a double right click act as a normal right click.
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Hard drive partition and updating trouble

I'm new to linux and am using Linux Mint 15 Olivia. I am running it alongside windows 7 and I want to increase the size of my current linux hard drive partition. I read somewhere that I should install ...
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Map workspace switch to mouse buttons in cinnamon

I want to set up cinnamon to switch workspaces right and left when I press my mouse scroll wheel clicker right or left, but I don't see an option in the cinnamon settings. Is there any way to ...
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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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non-breaking space sometimes appears in Geany (my standard text editor)

I use Geany for all my coding, in my linux Mint-MATE install. Occasionally, i have a problem where a non-breaking space (char code 194) is present instead of a normal space character (32). This just ...
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Running Cinnamon/X from command line ---> No sound, software rendering

I am booting directly into the terminal of Linux Mint 17. Now I would like from there to start cinnamon gui. I do that with "startx". However, by doing that I do not have any sound (just "Dummy ...
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Linux Mint 15: Oliva can't wake from suspend/hibernate?

As most issues people have had, I can't wake my laptop from suspend or hibernate mode. The computer goes to the lock screen and then freezes up to the point where the mouse won't move, forcing me to ...
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Windows partition not appearing when I try install Linux Mint

I have a ~500gb hard drive that I intend to split 50/50 for Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17. The Windows partition is 232GB and the Linux partition is, at the moment, uncreated. When I run Mint off my ...
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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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Git GUI integration in caja, Linux Mint default filemanager

What is the way to integrate git GUI in caja, default Linux Mint file manager ? Something what makes the interface equivalent to TortoiseGit. Didn't found any specific extension in repositories.
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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 17.1 - installation reverts to Grub - UUI

I'm attempting to install Mint 17.1 and have succesfully used Universal USB Installer to create a bootable USB stick. When booting up Mint the pleasing loading screen fails to make an appearance and ...
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Folder automatically created in my pendrive when I connect it in my laptop

How can I know why my Linux Mint creates a folder in my pendrive when I connect it to my laptop? The name of the folder es "Music", it is empty and there are not hidden files. I checked in ...
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Rest finger while moving cursor Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca”

The default touchpad driver "synaptics" doesn't have an option to let you rest one finger on the trackpad and move the cursor with another; it stops the cursor. I'm using a Macbook Air and this is ...