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Heavy Load crashes user started processes on Linux mint

I have a old laptop, with a old Pentium dual core at (I think) 2.3 ghz, running Linux mint 17.3 --- Mate When the laptop gets a heavy load such as video decoding it can just freeze for a few seconds ...
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Almost all space occupied by '.' [closed]

I'm running Linux mint 17.3 Rosa cinnamon and suddenly all my free space has gone away. After some research I still haven't found what's eating all the space. The command 'sudo du -h' says there's ...
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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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Connect to a Bluetooth device via Terminal

I'm using Mint 15 w/ cinammon. I bought a set of bluetooth speakers and i'm tring to connect to them via terminal. Via GUI i can see them normally and i am connected to them. I want to make a small ...
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Map Caps Lock to Control in Linux Mint

I am running the latest version of Linux Mint with Cinnamon. I'm trying to map CapsLock to Ctrl, but I cannot figure out how to do it. All web searches i've done has lead me to older versions of Linux ...
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Is there a simpler way to copy a file from a computer to a Raspberry Pi over Ethernet than having to manually set an IP for both computers?

Forgive me if I do not provide all the necessary details, but I will try my best. I downloaded this pdf to help me get started with using my Raspberry Pi. I wanted to copy it over to my Pi, which is ...
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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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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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remove cupsd completly?

i tried using apt-get remove cupsd but i found traces of it in different locations and it is still running and listening. how can i rip it completely from my machine? is it possible to remove the dpkg ...
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Which is the best Linux Distro for Graphics Programming [closed]

I am about to start developing software for computer graphics primarily involving Virtual Reality software (using WebGL/OpenGL, Unity, etc.). Currently I'm unable to even run WebGL programs in any ...
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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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Mint - Can't login “your home directory…” error

I've recently installed Mint Linux, and when I try to login in the GUI it gives the following error message your home directory is listed as /home/username but does not appear to exist Then ...
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Change (not remove) “fortunes” in Linux Mint console

I don't mind the idea of quotes when I load the Mint console, however the OEM text leaves much to be desired. I'd like to update the quote text with inspirational or otherwise useful quotes. How ...
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gnome-terminal broken due to gsettings+libglib

I was trying to build the AWN from source, and I installed a bunch of glib/gio dev packages required by libdesktop-agnostic (also built from source) that affect gsettings. At some point during this, ...
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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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How to completely but safely remove KDE from Mint?

The original system that has been installed is Linux Mint KDE 17.1 Rebecca, later upgraded to Linux Mint KDE 17.2 Rafaela. Onto which I have installed Cinnamon desktop environment yesterday. I am ...
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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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Linux Mint 17.2 encounters an error, remounts disk in readonly

I already posted the question actually (Linux Mint 17.2 suddenly loses write access to filesystem), but since it occurs rarely I need to ask again with some new info I gathered. I suspect that this ...
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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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Linux Mint and android x86 grub repair

I installed on my laptop an .iso of android. I have partitioned it the way that Linux Mint would stay on sda1 and Android on sda3, but now I don't see anymore the option to boot Linux Mint on the grub ...
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apt-get update fails on Linux Mint Qiana

I have a Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) machine, which was updated from Linux Mint 14 to 15 to 16 to 17. Currently, apt-get update consistently fails (for several weeks now) with this error message: W: An ...
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Geany: lost some themes after update

I've just upgraded to Geany 0.25 (from 0.21) in Mate 1.2.0, Linux Mint 13. When i open a .rb (ruby) file it correctly uses my preferred theme, which is Tango Dark. But when i open an html file it ...
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share /usr/bin between Lubuntu and Mint?

I have got problems with video drivers and display in LM17. An old CD of Lubuntu worked as a livedrive so I have installed it on a partition. So I have got easy access to all my files etc. can I ...
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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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Nemo: How can I fix 'A Problem has been detected with your thumbnail cache'?

I'm repeatedly seeing this message in nemo, despite clicking Fix now each time. I'd like to know if there's something I can do to fix the thumbnail cache once and for all. A bug is filed for when the ...
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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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Turned on PC and everything is big Linux Mint

I got my Linux Mint computer yesterday and everything looked really good and normal yesterday. I turn on my computer today and for some reason that I do not know everything is a lot bigger so much so ...
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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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Secure WiFi not authenticating

I have Linux Mint 17.2 on a lenovo T400. It has the Intel 5100 AGN wireless card installed. At my university, there is an unsecure guest wireless SSID and a WPA/WPA2 secured SSID which authenticates ...
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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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How to solve window manager problem in Linux Mint 14 Xfce after installing LXDE?

I like the way Xfce works on top of Linux Mint 14 Nadia (Quantal) - but I also like LXDE that I want to have in parallel. Mint 14 has no LXDE "version" now, and that is too bad. I heard that ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 constantly sets notification volume level to zero

I have this strange issue on my Linux Mint 17.3 Mate 64-bit virtual machine. Whenever I boot up a machine I don't hear neither welcome sound nor any other notification sound after. When I enter sound ...
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Firefox Extremely Buggy now in Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon - How to Solve?

In my Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon, Firefox has suddenly become terribly annoying and buggy. There are several different bugs. One is that when I am in one Gmail account, and I try opening the other ...
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InteliJ IDEA desktop entry Linux Mint

My start menu shortcut of the JetBrains InteliJ IDEA 15 IDE is no longer working on my Linux Mint 17.3 x64. When I try to use it nothing happens. I tried to delete the shortcut and to use the Create ...
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No terminal in Linux Mint fallback mode

I decided to update Mint today, and Cinnamon fails to load after the login screen, and can never successfully restart. I also have no terminal; I cannot see text, and I cannot type anything. I just ...
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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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Mint: where are installed applets

I want to use an alarm applet in Linux Mint 17. I clicked the install button, the software manager popped up and asked for my password. The applet was installed, but it doesn't show in the applet ...
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Bring windows to default boot?

I just wanna try linux mint. I already have window 10 installed and I installed linux mint 17 rosa alongside it. Problem is on boot it automatically set linux mint and doesnt show any option. Can ...
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How to login by text mode with LinuxMint 17.3?

I have a problem for to login LinuxMint 17.3, and want to login in text mode. But I couln't find where can I change runlevel. This is the login screen. I'm running LinuxMint in Virtualbox environment....
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How to move taskbar to different monitor on Linux Mint?

I am using dual monitors on Linux Mint and I can't figure out how to get the bottom taskbar to appear on my left side monitor. Right now it only appears on the right monitor. How can I move it to the ...
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How to resolve Festival tts command returning `lexicon english_poslex not defined` error?

I have installed festival tts. Now when I try running echo "Helllloooo! Is anyone home?" | festival --tts I get the output lexicon english_poslex not defined How do I resolve this error? I'm ...
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Linux Mint Monitor Configuration

I run dual monitors on my machine with Linux mint however one screen is shared with another computer. When I switch to that computer it disconnects from Linux and resets the monitor configuration, ...
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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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How to set laptop screen brightness just after boot with full disk encryption

my girlfriend bought Lenovo Essential G500 i5-3230 and I installed Linux Mint 16 on it with full disk encryption. It is standard installation with encryption using dmcrypt and LUKS. But there is a ...
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DP 1.2 / Daisychaining2 Monitors on Linux Mint / XPS13 2015

I'am at the edge of giving up on my dual monitor (daisy chaining) setup with Linux Mint. I'm not quite sure if this problem is specific to Mint. Setup: Dell XPS13 2015 2x Dell U2415 What I ...
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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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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 ...
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Slingscold launcher finds nothing

Trying to use Slingscold launcher in Linux Mint Xfce Qiana - it should look something like the search in Gnome Shell but it finds nothing and is just empty: Does it need some other dependency ...
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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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crontab doesn't work corectly [duplicate]

I want to make some notification to user every day at the same time: any_hour:50 And I wrote to crontab -e: 50 * * * * DISPLAY=:0 /usr/bin/notify-send -i /home/nazar/Pictures/icons/...