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Monitor shuts down when entering Terminal [Linux Mint]

I have a relatively small monitor for one of my machines that Linux Mint. When entering the terminal (ctrl + alt + F1) The monitor shuts down and I have to, completely blind, scrawl out my login and ...
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Linux Mint game pad won't work?

I've been trying to search for a solution for this but can't find one. I want to use my controller to play games on my Linux Mint 17.3 PC. My controller is not an official xbox controller but it does ...
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one finger scrolling on chrome but not firefox

I am running linux Mint 17.3 with google chrome installed. I am using a Synaptics touchpad driver on a touchscreen laptop with a touchpad as well. Chrome scrolls vertically when I move vertically ...
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Linux Mint installation dual boot windows 8. Where to install bootloader?

Please read before marking as duplicate I would like to install Linux mint from a bootable USB either on my hard drive in dualboot with Windows or on an external HD (which would be the preferred ...
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Deja Dup restore overwrites original file dates?

Deja Dup restored data but all files are erroneously marked created today. Any way to restore files with original creation dates? Thanks!
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Color stripes on screen - Linux Mint and Nividia

My problem is visible on a screen. I've installed Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. My graphic card is Nvidia GeForce GTX 660. Before, when I had Ubuntu 14.04 I hadn't this problem, everything works properly. ...
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Tab switcher icons blurry (Linux mint)

I know this has been asked before but nothing is working for me. My sublime text icon in the tab switcher is blurry. I have tried to set the icon in /opt/sublime_text/Icon` to an svg with no luck. I ...
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Chrome zoomed in and cut off in Linux Mint

On Linux Mint, everything has zoomed in so that the top of Chrome is half cut-off at the top. Chrome also doesn't show up in the panel, so I can't come back to it if I want to minimise the program. ...
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How to fix sudden slow-down of animations in Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon

Rather often (though randomly), when I wake my Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon up from suspended state, all the animations in Cinnamon suddenly become very laggy - workspace switching, zoom out/in, even ...
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Monitor labels appearing in displays on Linux Mint MATE

Monitor labels have started appearing in the upper left corner of each display as shown in this screenshot showing my 2 displays: external monitor and laptop. The labels are always on top and do ...
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mintupdate warning: libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute `swapped' for <signal>

Whenever I try to update anything in mintupdate, I am prompted to enter my password, but after entering it, nothing happens. The same thing happens when trying to update packages as when trying to ...
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How can I enable folder shifting upon hover in Nemo?

I really like the feature of most file managers in Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu (Nautilus) that when moving a file, you can drag the file over a folder, and it will automatically enter that folder. How ...
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I edited grub.cfg and linux mint won't boot now (virtual box)

So I was trying to boot DOS on Linux mint and found an old article, which told me to add this: title DOS update utility root (hd0,0) kernel /memdisk initrd /dosboot.img.gz in grub.cfg. I ...
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How to recover files from unused partition (Mint)?

I made 2 partitions, 1 root and 1 swap, 3rd partition was data partition which had files on it, I wanted to allocate free space to that partition and set it as /home, however the computer didn't allow ...
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CUDA 7.5 on Linux Mint 17.2

I'm having issues getting CUDA 7.5 to run on MINT 17, basically where deviceQuery returns: ./deviceQuery Starting... CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking) ...
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Cannot get out of guest mode kde plasma login

There is no graphical option to switch back to the other user accounts. All i am able to do is to go into tty mode and startx, but it runs cinnamon in 'software rendering mode'. Is there a config file ...
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SD Card not recognized

I have 2 laptops with Linux Mint 17.2 installed. One recognized SD card without any configuration. Other recognized SD card, but don't read this content. This message appears in GParted: Can't ...
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gconftool-2 gnome-terminal settings not persisting after restart

My system recently crashed extremely unexpectedly with an instant power-off. I have no idea what happened. When I rebooted, Mint started some sort of fsck, and I pressed F to "fix errors that appear." ...
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Outlook Anywhere with Thunderbird/Evolution

Good evening, all! Linux Mint 17 user for several months now and loving it! That said, I have to use Outlook for work. I'm a remote employee and I have Linux-native solutions for all my work ...
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Mint 17.2 Rafaela: Touchpad recognized as mouse

I am using Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. My desktop environment is Cinammon. I'm having the same problem as Mint 17: Touchpad recognized as mouse I entered "uname -a" and the terminal returns: "3.17.1-...
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How to Turn Off Network Discovery Linux Mint

When I go to Network in my File Explorer, I see the Windows Network AND my computer's hostname. How do I turn off Network Discovery in Linux Mint 17.2? Is there any option like there is in Windows?
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How to type installed keyboard language? (installed the input language)

I have installed ibus language, below the desktop icon, it did show option to select chinese or english keyboard, however when i type it still show english letter only. What should i do to type ...
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Window minimized when playing game and tuning sound on mint

Very annoying behaviour on Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. When playing a game in fullscreen (e.g. with Steam) and I use the sound buttons on my laptop, the windows is minimized to the taskbar. Does someone ...
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Xampp starts then fails

Starting XAMPP...... OK but then i go to page localhost/phpmyadmin it still says access denied sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start Starting XAMPP for Linux 5.6.14-3... XAMPP: Starting Apache...ok. XAMPP: ...
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Why does Linux Mint 17.2 (Ubuntu 14.04 based) - KDE occasionally fails to autostart programs?

As the title says. I have several apps in my autostart (KDE environemnt). Most times they boot, other times just a few of them (the minor part). How can I diagnose the reason behind this issue? ...
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Mint Updater Error: post-installation script returned error exit status 1

When installing updated from the Mint Updater, I get this error: E: Linux-image-extra-4.2.0-18-generic: subprocess installed post- installation script returned error exit status 1 E: initramfs-...
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Connect to SQL Server using ODBC on linux mint

When on Windows, I can configure a SQL Server connection via ODBC going to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > ODBC Data Sources, and then I fill some forms and it's done. But how can I do that on ...
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Fglrx-updates refuses to replace Gallium on Mint 17.2

I installed fglrx-updates on a fresh install of Mint 17.2 via this guide for Ubuntu 14.04. When I type in $ fglrxinfo display: :0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL renderer string: ...
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Package issues installing Sparkleshare 1.4 on Linux Mint 17

So, I decided to upgrade my sparkleshare client from v1.1 that comes in the default repositories to the version in the following apt repo: http://ppa.launchpad.net/rebuntu16/sparkleshare+unofficial/...
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How to run scripts on login with MDM

Hi I'm running linux mint 17, and using MDM. How should I run scripts on login, after MDM is initialized?
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windows 8 mounted on a usb not displaying on linux mint boot menu!

I mounted windows 8 iso file on a usb using a windows PC and the microsoft iso mounting software and plugged it on a linux mint machine, it displays that the usb has been plugged in and it contains ...
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Refind only boots OSX off of Recovery HD

(Apple Partition) - First time Linux User/ First Download (My external) Linux Mint 17.2 Okay, I used a Live USB to download Linux to an external hard drive. On that hard drive is a back up - using ...
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usb_modeswitch doesn't switch usb dongle

Actually after the installation Huawei dongle worked fine. but I uninstalled usb_modeswitch and re installed it. After that that doesn't seems to be working. watch 'dmesg | tail -f' output: [ 2573....
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Trust This Computer? iPhone 4 and Linux Mint 17.2 with libimobiledevice 1.1.6

System Info Operating System: Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon Version: 2.6.13 Linux Kernel: 3.16.0-29-generic iPhone: 4 iOS: 7.1.2 (11D257) libimobiledevice-utils: 1.1.6+...
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Linux Mint Mouse Stops working, seemingly when touching the edge of a GTK window

Linux Mint Mouse Stops working, seemingly when touching the edge of a GTK window. This has been working fine for some time, no updates were installed that could have caused it. All similar issues I've ...
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My Laptop do not boot on AC Power

I've installed Linux Mint 17.2 64bit Cinammon edition on my HP Probook 4520. When I power on my laptop and it's on AC Power at the time that linux splash should be appeared the screen is black and ...
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Keyboard is disabled after suspend

I've installed Linux Mint 17.2 64bit Cinammon edition on my HP Probook 4520. I've set my machine on laptop lid close to suspend. The problem is when I came back and try to login again the keyboard ...
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Is the slow start of Linux Mint caused by my ATI Radeon Graphic Card?

I have recently installed Linux Mint (Linux OS based on Ubuntu 14.04) but I have encountered some problems. Every time before Linux Mint starts, it does show me this error on the black screen: [drm:...
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How to disable auto mounting USB 3g modem in Linux Mint

When a USB modem is plugged in, what Linux Mint does is ejecting the device and mount as a modem automatically. In my case it's mounted as /dev/ttyUSB0. That help me to directly execute sudo wvdial ...
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Huawei dongle is not detected when it's plugged for the second time in Linux Mint

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.2. When i plug the Huawei e173 3g dongle for the first time in Linux Mint, Mobile broadband profile is appeared in network-manager applet and i can connect to the ...
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Installing Node V4 on Linux Mint 17

I have downloaded and unpacked https://nodejs.org/dist/v4.2.1/node-v4.2.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz but don't know what to do after that. I saw some articles that talked about running the configure and then ...
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Using legacy AMD/ATI proprietary drivers on Mint 17

I recently updated my Mint distribution from 11 to 17 (Qiana). The default driver for the graphic card (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650) is radeon - a GPL-licensed driver which causes my 5-year old laptop ...
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Cinnamon Power Management Applet doesn't works

Currently I am running linux mint 17.2 ( Cinnamon Edition) There is problem with PowerMangament Applet. Problem with Cinnamon Power management Applet. While charging : never shows 100 % it suck at ...
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Can't log in to Linux Mint

When I try to log in, I get a black screen, then I reset back to the login screen. It happened after I uninstalled network manager from the system. How can I fix this?
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Thinkpad X250 headset mic not working Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon

This machine has a Realtek ALC3232 sound card. Internal speakers and mic work OK, but after lots of searching and trying various things I still can't get the mic on my headset working. Headset ...
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Display doesn't work over DP

Finally got my 4k workstation with Mint (17.2 w/ Cinnamon) up and running (finally!). There's just one little problem - currently it only seems to work over HDMI. If use DP connections between the ...
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Reenabling GDM in Linux Mint recovery mode

After I had accidentally deleted the gdm package while trying out other desktop managers, I tried to fix this (multiple times) in recovery mode. I used dpkg-reconfigure gdm to bring up a menu ...
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Linux Mint - Mate Panel - Hide extra panels when external monitors are not in use

I'm using a laptop with a dock to two external displays (three displays total). I have a panel on each display. When the laptop is undocked, I want the panels for the external displays to be ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop responding via KVM switch in Linux Mint

I've had an odd bug crop up. I have two machines, both are configured to dual boot. I have a KVM switch between the two machines. The first is Windows/Debian and the second is Windows/Debian/Mint. ...
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Linux Mint - touchpad doesn't working after wake up

I've installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon environment on my Asus X302LA. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work after waking up from sleep. Does anyone knows a solution for this problem?