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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/...
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How to add the correct repositary in gedit?

I am trying to install Rstudio in my linux mint 17.1 using software package manager. I tried the following way which is given by this link. But I am getting the following error. E: Malformed line ...
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Remapping Apple Keyboard with Linux Mint

I like to use an apple wireless keyboard with my laptop that runs Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 2.6.13 64-bit with the 3.16.0-38-generic kernel. However, I would like to remap the fn, alt, command, control ...
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Convert Amazon .pem key to Putty .ppk key Linux

I have generated and downloaded a private .pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in .ppk format. The process of conversion is ...
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Linux Mint workspace switch time

I use Cinnamon workspace switcher. Everything is okay, but the visual effect is too fast. Is it possible to set the duration of workspace switching effect? Linux Mint 17.2
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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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Reconnecting the system

I cannot boot inside my Linux Mint Rebecca 17.2 although, when booting from live CD. I can access both root and home partitions (and swap-space). The problem happened after repartitioning my disk. ...
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menu items disappear on hover (xwindows?)

i am not sure whether my problem is with xwindows, the desktop environment or something else completely. i am using linux mint 17.2 rafaela, i installed it a couple of weeks ago and my problem has ...
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Linux mint do not ask for username and password

I just installed Linux Mint and I am totally new in the Linux world. At my home I have WiFi and I successfully connected with my home WiFi. Connect with my home WiFi I only need password. No username ...
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How can I ensure DNS resolved common URL-s on Linux Mint and DNSmasq

I am experiencing a problem with Linux Mint 17.2. Some experiments demonstrated there's some issue with resolving URL-s. update 2015-12-02: Perhaps some one who understands this problem can ...
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Skype bug with windows

I have problem with skype(I use Linux Mint). When I run computer all works fine. After 20-40 minutes something happening and I can't see chat window. It looks like this: I have one more problem ...
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How do I enable the on-screen keyboard in the Linux Mint lock screen?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2. I'm locked out of my own computer after changing my password to one using a 3rd tier character. I had set up my keyboard settings so the windows key enabled 3rd tier ...
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Tmux makes a sound when I launch it, how could I disable that?

When I launch tmux in the terminal, is causes my Linux Mint to play a sound in the speakers. The sound is a Linux Mint system sound. Perhaps it's the "alert" sound, but I cannot identify it by name. ...
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How to properly execute a script from desktop on Mint KDE 17.2 and Cinnamon 17.3

I created a simple shell script and copied it onto desktop on the following systems: On Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 Beta: It asks me every time whether I want to Run in terminal, which I would like to ...
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How do I get Mint to recognize my laptop's microphone as a mono input instead of stereo input?

I'm having an issue with Mint XFCE 17.2 detecting my laptop's internal microphone as a stereo microphone at a hardware level. The problem is that, since it's a mono device, the microphone's "right ...
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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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Mint 17: Touchpad recognized as mouse

I recently installed Mint 17 on my recently bought laptop, messing with the menus I noticed no options under the Touchpad tab on Mouse and Touchpad work, so I can't disable the touchpad while typing ...
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Can I run linux mint without installing it? Or does the selection in the grub already run it without installing?

When I have a linux mint bootable usb drive in my computer, it asks if I want to install linux mint, or install linux mint configuration (I think that's that, I don't feel like replacing ubuntu with ...
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Fix brightness linux mint 17.2

How can i fix screen brightness i read a lot of document like install xbacklight it work only on terminalt but screen still the same i read also edit grub and append "acpi_backlight=vendor" or "video....
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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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How to effectively manage autostart in Linux Ubuntu/Mint (KDE)?

I am aware I can use 'autostart' package. However there are certain programs (e.g. 2 windows of Dolphin) which start automatically despite they're not in autostart. Also, certain program fail to run ...
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Trigger certain events for devices

I would like to know if it's possible to setup special trigger events for devices when plugged in and/or unplugged from the system on the fly without needing to configure it every time the device is ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 cinnamon takes too much time to boot and to be usable after login. What to do?

I think I should track which startup script takes time such as printing starting and ending time of execution time with script name in another file.How can I do it? For details, I am using dual boot- ...
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Ghost user? A user doesn't show up on the login screen nor in “users” command

There is a user in my (Mint 17) system that I can log into by typing the name and the password. But it doesn't show up in any list of users I can think of, be it the login screen or the output of ...
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Skype GUI messed up - Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and Skype 4.3

My Skype GUI is completely messed up (elements invisible, above each other or other artefacts). This is true for all Skype windows (main, chat, pop up window when being called). Some items will ...
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How can i Fix my media players?

I always face a problem with media application that depend on qt and MPlayer it happen when I run my device for a long time I see error. This is photo in Linux mint 17.2 and Last question the same ...
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How to turn on rEFInd in the startup again? [closed]

I formatted old macbook book, installed Mac OS X El Capitan, and refind boot loader, and linux mint. Installed: El Capitan rEFind boot loader Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Mate with Codecs (64 bits) ...
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How to fix graphical issues with Qt applications? (dolphin:14635): Gdk-WARNING **: shmget failed: error 28 (No space left on device)

I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (i.e. Ubuntu 14.04) and all my QT-based applications have been ugly after an upgrade (text is scrambled, menu content disappear, cf. screenshot below). Environment $ ...
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How to mount a partition at startup in Linux Mint 17.2 KDE by using a GUI?

I would like to have a GUI to set one of my NTFS drives to be automatically mounted at startup as it contains data synchronized with apps that also run at startup (Dropbox, Megasync etc) which ...
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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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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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Linux Mint 17.2 suddenly loses write access to filesystem

It may be a hardware problem since I'm using new computer but I'll ask anyway. So it happens sometimes - system becomes unable to write anything on hdd, applications start to crash, I forced to reboot....
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Import New Database Into MySQL

I have to set up a local database on a number of people's Linux Mint lap- and desk-tops. The idea is to do this from the command line after installing MySQL Server and Client, and associated ...
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Why the oldest kernel is marked as recommended in Linux Mint?

In update manager, there is View->"Linux kernels" option. It contains a list of kernels and as far as I know the freshest builds must be the most optimized and stable. For example in Linux Mint 17 ...
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Thunderbird no longer starts after upgrade to 38.3.0

After I upgraded Thunderbird last Monday to version 38.3.0 on my Mint 17.2 XFce I was no longer able to start Thunderbird. First I made sure that the files in my profile were all owned by me. When ...
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OpenVPN with IPVanish on Linux Mint: Connects but no internet access

I'm trying to connect to an IPVanish server on Linux Mint. IPVanish does not provide software for Linux so it has to be done manually. I downloaded an ovpn file from IPVanish here. I then went to ...
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How to install Bomgar Jump Client so that it starts when the system boots also

My question adds on to this one: Help with a line of shell Question: How to have this start up when the Linux box is booted to enable a remote session. I use Bomgar (www.bomgar.com) to support ...
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banshee audio player won't start?

When I try to run banshee, nothing happens and the only log in syslog is: ptrace of non-child pid 29619 was attempted by: gdb (pid 29623) Also ps aux | grep bansh shows nothing. Maybe I'm in ...
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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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How to change dekstop icon image on Cinnamon?

I created a desktop icon for a shell script Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon nemo The default icon was a red missile (?!) How can I change it to any other image? I found ways to style the caption, ...
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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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Kill process running on port 80

This is the process I want to kill: sooorajjj@Treako ~/Desktop/MerkMod $ sudo netstat -tunap | grep :80 tcp6 0 0 :::80 :::* LISTEN 20570/httpd
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Can't sftp into server in Mint

This isn't my strongest suit. I have tried multiple fft/sftp programs in Mint, and I cannot sftp (ssh) into the server. I have the exact same settings in xubuntu on another machine and it hooks up ...
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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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Force internet traffic over LAN, but connect to router over WiFi

This is going to seem like an odd request, but it's necessary. I have a wireless router that is not to be used for internet access. The current router that I have is a DLink DIR-626L and I use it to ...
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NVIDIA gfx card changes from slot 1 to slot 2 in PulseAudio

In Linux Mint, I used to have problems with no sound around 50% of the time when I boot up. I found that PulseAudio was looking for my graphics card in the wrong hardware slot. I used... aplay -l .....
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No on-board sound on Dell Optiplex SX-280 post Linux Mint Petra Install

Not sure this fits in here.. We recently installed Linux Mint Petra on this small-form-factor dell desktop. The weird thing is, the sound does not work on board, but works on a speaker connected to ...
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Check whether Built-In Audio is active from different user login

In my job, I support remote employees running Linux Mint via SSH and VNC. Each employee uses a USB headset, which is the only sound device we want to be active. The sound device we need to disable ...
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updates to Linux Mint 16

Just installed Linux Mint 16 a few days ago. I am now on the internet from it and the first thing I did was try to get all the updates installed. It came right back with some error messages that it ...