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Change icons of application in Linux Mint

I installed a new icon set (numix), however not all icons were changed (e.g. the software manager). How can I manually change icons?
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Banshee Won't Update (Linux Mint 12)

Anyone else having problems getting the latest version of Banshee from apt-get? I'm adding the Banshee PPA, using apt-get update, and then trying apt-get upgrade and then to be totally sure, ...
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Software Source stops working when changing release name in the lsb_release file

Software source stops working when changing release name. I am on Linux Mint 10 Julia and when I change the 2 lines in the gksu gedit /etc/*release DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_CODENAME=julia All ...
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cinnamon crashes after installing nvidia driver

I installed the new nvidia driver with opengl 4.5 capabilities after a fresh install of linux mint (the usual way: stopping mdm, disabling nouveau, installing, starting mdm, nvidia-xconfig). But now ...
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Proxy problem in Mint 16

I recently installed Mint 16 alongside windows 8. I use the Internet through a proxy server in my campus.So after setting the proxy in the Network setting, I noticed that the Software center and the ...
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Wireless 3g dongle not mode-switching successfully

Lots of wireless 3G dongles have 2 modes they can operate in; storage mode where they mount like a USB thumb drive and which usually contains Windows drivers for the device, and communication mode. ...
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Mint: correct way to install /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgmp.so.3

I have a 32-bit binary that needs libgmp.so.3 on an x86_64 installation. The cheating way would be copying libgmp.so.3 from an i386 installation and placing it in /lib/i386-linux-gnu/. But what is ...
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How simulate a Windows like admin password prompt in Linux?

I use mint install application a lot but don't think it is safe if I allow the normal user I use to have full privileges over it. I was wondering if there is a way to gain access to this application ...
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Activate iSight in Linux Mint Qiana on a Virtual Machine

I'm trying to get the built-in iSight cam of my MacBook Pro 5,1 (running OS X 10.5.8 ) to run under the just-downloaded Linux Mint Qiana edition, which I have installed in Virtual Box (v.4.1.18, for ...
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How to clean a home directory to install from scratch a previously installed distro?

I am using linuxmint-10-KDE. I have several partitions that I will reuse. One of them is /home. This /home/nomikos has a lot of gnome related files that I want to delete before install the new ...
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Ubuntu Qmake is not an executable

after installing new version of QtCreator in Ubuntu and tux-world@alachiq:~ > sudo apt-get install qt5-qmake build-essential g++ gcc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Configurations needed to be done post GCC compilation and installation

I have compiled the latest GCC 4.7.0, on my Linux Mint 12, using gcc 4.6.1 (default). Compiler compiled successfully, steps followed ./configure make make install Binaries of gcc-4.7.0 are in ...
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How to install software to a multi-boot live CD

Okay, so I am creating a multi-boot live cd with various linux distributions including Debian and Mint. Each distribution will be used to focus on diagnosing and/ o repairing a specific issue best ...
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Different layouts and specific key mapping for different keyboards

Here's the deal I have an apple aluminium usb keyboard connected to my laptop with "windows" keyboard. And almost everything works great on my apple keyboard except three annoying problems. Each ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a blank SSD

I've dual booted Mint and Windows 7, but I'd really like to get rid of Windows all together. And from what I understand, it's not really a true dual boot, but it's actually just running from inside ...
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How can I create a Windows XP installation USB drive? [closed]

There are two partitions on my hard disk, one is Linux Mint and one is newly formatted. (a simplification) I have Windows XP installation disks and iso files, however my optical drive isn't working. ...
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Slow boot and slow desktop, along with indecipherable log messages

I am a Linux Mint 17 - Cinnamon user, and have been using it for the past 1 month. I am new to this OS, and trying to learn how to work in a linux environment. My system boots extremely slowly (takes ...
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Windows installer complains that it can only be installed on a primary partition

I have Linux mint installed on my system as primary partition. I want to install windows 8 along side with it (Dual boot). But when I try to install windows 8 installer says (windows can only be ...
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sudo apt-get fails

I am running linux mint but I broke apt (deleted a lock file and ...) When I try sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get -V update nothing happens, it just returns the command prompt. The same thing with ...
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Pin Lock Screen

Is there a way to replace password lock screen in Linux (Mint Debian Edition) with a pin lock screen? Like the one found in Windows 8 for example. It's annoying/inconvenient to have to input 16 ...
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Why won't Linux let me play with /dev/dsp?

I'm working through a Linux textbook, and it's telling me about devices. It says that if I send the appropriate output to /dev/dsp, then it will play a sound. The example is cat file.wav > ...
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system settings -> shortcuts and gestures

Something is stealing my Ctrl+F7 and Ctrl+F8 shortcuts from eclipse. I checked out the settings panel from the title but could not spot any such bindings over there. So, how do I get to see who is ...
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Linux Mint brightness has too few settings

There are many questions to do with screen brightness on Linux Mint (this and this refer to default brightness being zero, and this to there being only two brightness levels.) My problem is a bit ...
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Disable error: nouveau unknown i2c port and unknown status

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition, and I am getting the following errors: Jul 25 10:23:39 mhost kernel: [ 36.775380] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 57 Jul 25 10:23:39 mhost ...
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Fixing broken packages in a Debian testing distribution

I'm playing around with Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) in a VirtualBox instance to try it out and see if it'd be good for a main operating system for me. I'm pretty competent with most system ...
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Missing repository problem (404 Not Found) [duplicate]

My system spec is: Release 15 (olivia) Kernel Linux 3.8.0-19-generic MATE 1.6.0 I have recently been unable to install or upgrade any new package. I am getting many errors like this: Err ...
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Run root script or command as root in startup application in linux mint

I have a wireless adapter that used to work in Linux mint 16 (dwa 171) after installing drivers for it. Now it won't work the same way anymore since I upgraded to linux mint 17. I've found the only ...
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Mouse clicks won't work (Linux Mint KDE)

I'm using linux mint 15 with KDE and today I realized my mouse clicks on Google Chrome often don't work and it only throws out the messages: (google-chrome:2971): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: ...
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29GB Log File on Linux Mint on a 38GB Partition

Had a low-space warning, Google'd the problem (had 1.8GB free at the time), found topics about running $ sudo du -x -d1 -h /var | sort -hr and I did: 30G /var 29G /var/log 353M /var/cache ...
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Boot Mint from USB flash on macmini3,1 (with rEFInd installed)

This seems like the Holy Grail: I have installed rEFInd 0.8.3 on my macmini3.1 (late 2009) and have verified that it works correctly: it intercepts the boot process and displays an icon for OSX, and ...
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Grub doesn't recognize windows 8

Recently, I installed Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Debian Edition on a new laptop. Neither installs seemed to have any issues, and both operating systems run well. However, the only way I can switch ...
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archive.ubuntu.com missing raring-updates

My Linux Mint 15 install on VirtualBox was working great up until about two days ago, when the updater started throwing a ton of errors and refuses to progress with any apt-get update, apt-get ...
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Linux USB Driver Compilation

I'm using Linux Mint 15. When I try to compile the EXAR UART driver file version for kernel v3.5.0 and later provided here: ...
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Is there a Microsoft Publisher equivalent for LMDE?

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and I need a program like Microsoft Publisher that I can make fliers and pamphlets with. Is there a program like that available? Is it free?
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Native linux installation on another drive, alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my C: (primary) drive. Can I install another hard drive, and put Linux on it to ensure that there will be no conflicts?
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Set Sound Settings to 152% on Boot (LMDE)

I have installed Linux Mint Debian Edition and everything is working correctly, except that 100% sound setting is not ideal on my speakers, so I see that I can increase it to 152% from my sound ...
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How do you hide “Generic USB SD Reader” in nemo file manager when a card is not present?

I'm running Linux Mint 16. I have a external card reader that has CF, MS, SD, and SM readers in it as well as 3 USB ports. Is there a way to hide the card reader ports from nemo's my computer when ...
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How to fix my llvm installation?

So I am a new linux user and new to programming, and I wanted to learn some of the C style languages. One of the online courses that I'm taking provides me a vm environment with clang istalled and ...
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Upgraded to mint 17, keyboard stuck in non-english (wrong layout) language - can't login [duplicate]

I had Linux Mint 16 with English and Russian keyboard support. Upgraded to Mint 17, now I cannot get past the ecryptfs passphrase. If I enter Grub loader I can pick "Ubuntu with Linux ...
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Excessively high disk usage freezes my server

I have a laptop converted to a Linux Mint server running a variety of services. Recently, it started being unaccessible at random. The situation seems intermittent. The server is usually blazing ...
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Older Computer Not Stable With Mint 17

I have an older desktop computer (about 10 years), a Sony Viao PCV-1132 (I can't find a spec sheet on it), that would not reliably boot up with Windows XP. The only difference from stock is a ...
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Desktop settings no longer being applied

So my Mint setup (Mint 17 on a Lenovo Yoga 13) was working perfectly fine earlier this morning. However, I pressed Ctrl+Alt+PgDn while trying to change between workspaces and it turned the entire ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 With linux mint

I have a focusrite scarlett 8i6 soundcard and I would like to make many sounds with it. Currently it's deadly silent and I want to crack on with some programming whilst listening to music! I usually ...
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Mint 15 High temps on e-450, fan seemingly not reacting

I'm running a 64-bit Mint 15 on a Lenovo x121e with AMD E-450 and Radeon HD graphics. I'm worried about the high temperatures (I had Ubuntu before and never even noticed anything, so I never checked ...
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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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Windows share suddenly empty

I have a laptop running Mint 15 Olivia that can access a shared folder from a Windows Vista desktop. Normally I can access and modify the files as if it were just another folder on the laptop, both ...
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unrecognized inateck hdd enclosure with linux Mint

I have put in a Hitachi 2.5 inch hdd inside a Inateck hdd enclosure. I have connected the enclosure to a Toshiba R630-156 using a usb2 cable on a usb3 enclosure port. I can hear and feel the hard ...
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chrome ui issues with mint 17

I did install Mint 17 (Qiana) today and I seem to have problems with the window title bars such as chromium title bar. I have limited knowledge of tool kits such as qt or gtk. From what I read so ...
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How to control network bandwidth using Linux [closed]

Currently my Internet is really slow. But I want to allocate all resources to a browser that is loading a movie. How do I do that?
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How can I talk with my acquaintance on Linux Cinnamon

One of my acquaintances uses Linux Mint with the Cinnamon Desktop. We would like to talk each other via Skype, but we realized that Skype is not supported on Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop. We have ...