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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: ...
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Does linux mint use the ubuntu repos or their own repos? [duplicate]

I prefer the cinnamon desktop included with Linux Mint but there are some applications that I require that are in the ubuntu repos. Does linux mint use the ubuntu repos or their own repos? I know ...
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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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How to run Eclipse Mars using a newer version of GTK+ on Linux Mint

Linux Mint 17.x contains GTK+ 3.10.8, which is very old. So old, that Eclipse Mars has some serious bugs when running with it (the most serious one is the file names missing in the Git commit dialog ...
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Linux Mint (17.1) : Mouse click/selection delay

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) and I'm experiencing an annoying lagging when pressing the left mouse button on my laptop's touchpad. The lagging does not appear when I connect an external (USB) ...
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localhost not working when using wi-fi hotspot on Iphone 4

I've just moved out of an office where localhost would load a web application I am working on (apache2). I used the buildings wi-fi when at the office. Now I am using a wi-fi hotspot on iPhone 4 ...
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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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Problem using crontab playing beep sound

I'm trying to create something like a watch does. The beep sound indicating that an hour has been passed. So I opened the crontab(sudo crontab -e) and wrote this line(there are five asterisks just ...
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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 - ...
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Setting default brightness level on startup for all run levels

Laptop: Toshiba R630 OS: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon I have seen various articles (http://askubuntu.com/questions/151651/brightness-is-reset-to-maximum-on-every-restart) on adjusting brightness. But my ...
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mint 17.2 won't connect to strongest ssid, but instead to a specific one

In my network I have three access points with thesame name and passwords. But mint only connects to one specific one, and doesn't connect to the one with the strongest connection.
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Difference between Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and Debian with Cinnamon [duplicate]

After reading the wikipedia article about LMDE1 and also being about to refurbish a friend's laptop, I'm still wondering what the exact (major) difference between installing Debian with Cinnamon and ...
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Linux mint 17.2 rafaela upgrade wizard not appearing

I have Linux Mint 17 and intended to upgrade to 17.2 using the upgrade wizard. The "Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela" option appears in the edit menu of the Update Manager, but when I click it ...
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grub2 gone everytime I boot Windows 10

I installed Windows 7 on a SSD and upgraded it to Windows 10. Then I installed Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon and had the following partitions: The boot menu was showing Linux Mint and Windows 10 and I ...
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MINT Freezes on boot after load the system

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on my notebook and still geting a strange problem. After i boot on Mint, and the system started after like 2 minutes it just freeze first freeze the system and then ...
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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: [ ...
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What's eating my disk space?

I'm running Linux Mint 14 Nadia. The Linux partition has 10G. When the system starts, du reports 80% usage. Then the usage slowly grows until it reaches 100% and the system becomes unusable. (It ...
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reset system file permissions, owners and groups

Mac has a utility that checks permissions of files installed on your system to make sure they have the correct permissions as per an installation. Is there something like that with LinuxMint. I am not ...
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Trouble installing Unity8-LXC on Mint

(I originally posed this on askubuntu but was told it should be here instead.) I want to install unity8-lxc on Linux Mint so I can check out Unity8 without installing it. Mint 17.3 (Rafaela) of ...
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Is there a Facebook IM client for Mint (or Ubuntu)?

A few years ago pidgin worked fine, but now I can't find one IM client that connects on Facebook.
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Linux Mint fails to boot if unable to mount (shared) device listed in fstab

I have a dual-booted system of Mint and Win7, both of which share an external drive storing non-essential files. I listed the drive in /etc/fstab/ UUID=693E145023EB681E /media/External_HDD ntfs-3g ...
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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: ...
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syndaemon won't disable touchpad while typing

I am trying to use syndaemon to disable my touchpad while I type. I know that the GUI for this doesn't work for many people but all the posts I've seen online suggest that using syndaemon from the ...
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Apache, can't link to Home directory, Alias does not work

I am trying to make a folder in which I can build websites (using php). I have switched from a Windows system where I was using Uniserver (http://www.uniformserver.com/) which is a setup with MySQL, ...
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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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WIFI Broadcom BCM43224 not connecting in linux mint

I'm using the STA driver on Linux Mint and since two days ago my notebook can't connect using wifi, it keeps telling me to Authenticate. I tried to install the b43 driver without success. Here is the ...
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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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Prevent USB hard drive enclosure from powering off after inactivity

I have successfully used 'hdparm' to disable APM (Advanced Power Management) on external USB hard drives. Now I've come across a USB hard drive enclosure that itself turns the installed hard drive ...
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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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MInt 17.2, Enable Icon display for root desktop? Eg Home, Computer,etc

I'm new to Mint, but not to Linux. Is it possible to enable icon display for the root desktop? I tried the System Settings > Desktop config utility, but that doesn't display the icons. Is there a ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Get Blank screen after login

I was trying to setup a dual monitor environment on my Linux desktop. I have an ATI graphic card and it was working correctly. It mirrored by default and I went into my AMD ATI Admin to enable the ...
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Errors in Linux Mint update manager

Linux Mint's (I'm using Linux Mint Mate edition, 17.2 32 bit) update manager gives me: I tried this from the terminal: sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial sudo ...
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How to have triple boot Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon/Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 as a dual boot system, now I want to install Linux Mint 17 and have a triple boot system. How can I have Mint 17 in my triple booting? How can I ...
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How should one change the width of scrollbar?

I started using Linux Mint 13 Mate a few days ago and I can't find anyway to change the width of my scrollbar, no matter it is firefox, chrome or File Manager. I tried to search google with "Linux ...
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acroread only runs as root

Note I already asked the exact same question here, with no success. I hope it's not a problem. I am working on a computer connected to a LDAP server. The computer is running under Linux Mint 17. I ...
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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: ...
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Can't install MDM on linux mint

One day when booting my computer it froze at the Linux Mint logo. I pressed ESC and i noticed that it failed to start the mdm. I tried reinstalling from the command line but it did not work. I ...
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How to install emerald package on Mint?

How can I install the Emerald package on Mint? I cannot seem to find and install it in the Synaptic Package Manager. I think the repository of this package is missing. But I don't know where it is and ...
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“NOT AUTHENTICATED” warning trying to install rdesktop on almost-fresh Mint 16 install

Linux Mint 16 (Ubuntu-based) 32-bit running on a netbook. Installed Wine and Skype, and all updates. Went to install rdesktop (typed rdesktop in the gnome menu search, chose 'install rdesktop'), and I ...
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reinstall removed core packages

I have accidentally deleted some Linux Mint Cinnamon default packages. (I have run `remove evolution-*' to remove Evolution related packages, but it includes some core packages). So now I don't have ...
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What's The Best(tm) way to install Emerald into Mint 12?

I understand that the Mint people seem to know what I want better than I do and all (kidding!) but I'd really like to get Emerald installed without resorting to compile from source. So far I can't ...
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Can't install PostgreSQL 9.2 on Linux Mint

I'm new with Linux systems. I tried to install PostgreSQL 9.2. I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pitti/postgresql ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - Packages 404 Not Found

Whenever I do sudo apt-get update I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu/dists/rebecca/mongodb-org/3.0/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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How do I get Caja to open a directory and select the file?

I have a script that "generates" a sequentially named image (e.g. img_001.jpg) and saves it in a fixed directory, e.g. ~/Documents/Images. After the file has been created, I'd like to display the ...
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How to enter Ge'ez alphabet (Tigrinyan language) in Linux Mint

Ge'ez is an East-African alphabet. Using the powerful Eclipse IDE editor, it is possible to switch "Input Type" to Tigrinya (EZ+). Typing the 5 letters selam will then result in the 3 Ge'ez letters: ...
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How can I install Ubuntu messaging menu on Mint?

One thing I like about Ubuntu is the messaging menu. Can I add the ubuntu messaging menu to Mint 12?
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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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Some packages in mint not updating

I'm new to Linux Mint 12 and I can't tell for sure, but I think I'm missing some updates. When I run update manager and it's fetching the list of packages to be updated, a bunch of packages list ...