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Is my linux mint box vulnerable to Shell-Shock attacks? How might I remedy that? [closed]

Is it safe to use Linux Mint now, with ShellShock existing? If not, what can I do to use Mint safely?
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How to make Arabic appear properly in linux terminal?

In Linux Mint 13, when using the Arabic language, text is shown backwards. I found a possible answer that says I should do: sudo apt-get install libfribidi0 libfribidi-dev then install bicon, and ...
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Lenovo bluetooth mouse on Mint

FIXED NOW: Had to go in pin-settings I'm on Linux Mint 16. For some reason, my bluetooth mouse is not pairing. (first time I tried). On Windows 10 installation on the same computer, it works ...
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Linux for girlfriend [closed]

I want to install Linux on my girlfriend's machine. Her current system, Windows Vista, is about 7-8 years old and pretty slow. She used Windows all her life and to make the change as easy as possible, ...
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Synaptic error when attempting to downgrade Apache

I'm having an issue with Apache 2.4.10 and PHP 5.6.2. Specifically, Apache has suffered from segmentation faults when I attempt to access certain files on my localhost through the browser (full ...
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New user can't login in Linux Mint

I have created a new user in Linux Mint 12 with these commands: sudo useradd irene sudo passwd irene //Here I entered the password But if I try to login with this user, the screen goes black for a ...
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How to find out what triggers ssh-askpass prompting for passphrase periodically

I recently deleted the contents of my ~/.ssh directory and generated new keys. They new ones work fine, but every once in a while I am getting a gui dialog titled OpenSHH from asking for the ...
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Separate workspaces on each monitor

I recently switched to a new PC at work, one with two (identical, Dell 23") monitors. I'm running Linux Mint 15 64bit / Cinnamon. Is there a way to set it up in such a way that, instead of both ...
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Installing Packages Offline On Linux Mint

Is it possible to create a linux software package on windows ,store it on a USB stick and then install it on a linux system which is not connected to the internet ? For example I would like to ...
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zsh doesn't work correctly in Mint

I successfully installed zsh, change config on my old, but it's not working properly. I don't know how this feature calls. When i write something - sudo for instance, and press ↑ (arrow up) it ...
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Linux Mint 14.1 not bootable because of “secure boot”

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 14.1 on my Lenovo B570, but when I try to boot the thumb drive, it displays a message: "Secure boot is not enabled" and then goes black screen. I read lots of posts on ...
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Overwrote Windows bootloader with Mint: how to restore? [closed]

I have encountered serious problem while experimenting with Ubuntu/Mint. A few days ago I felt like trying Linux. I had Windows 7 installed on my SSD drive. Since I had one free HDD I decided to ...
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How to do mac spoofing on Linux Mint 17?

How to do mac spoofing on Linux Mint 17? Through macchanger -a I've tried to changemy mac address but new mac id doesn't authenticates successfully. pppd gives successful authentication message only ...
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why are /media and /home /mnt/home so large?

I am trying to get hplip-3.14.10 on a desktop. I found out that the setup returns a make command failed with status code 2 which is caused by insufficient disk space. I used disk usage analyzer to ...
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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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How to set size of mate-panel via command line (not via dconf)?

When I install Linux Mint (Mate, Qiana) I like to make Mate panel more wide (or may be "higher"). Default it is near 20 pixels. I make it, for example, 45 pixels. I can easy set it by right button ...
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Unable to see partition after installing Mint

I installed Linux Mint 17 on a partition on my (Lenovo y40) laptop which had Windows 8.1 preinstalled (I had to enable Legacy boot in order to get past the blank screen using the bootable USB). Now, I ...
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linux mint 17 mate usb install: ntldr missing

today, I have been trying to install a desktop with linux mint 17 (xfce of mate). the install of xfce almost completed, but near the end, I got an error message saying the installation got stuck and ...
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Cinnamon messed up

I'm using Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon (2.2). After I closed an unresponsive PDF viewer, Cinnamon's appearnce got messed up. Now windows' title bar looks like Win 98/95. If it might be of use, I ...
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Mint pc boots to no video … or usb power. What's going on?

This is a problem that's truly got me stumped, and I've been doing support for several decades. I've set up my in-laws with a pc running Linux Mint 13 (so that they don't screw it up like they would ...
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Unable to connect to wifi on Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint and am trying to connect to wifi, but this does not work. On the system tray it shows the “connecting” icon for a while, then the “not connected” icon. How can I investigate ...
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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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Why on my Linux PPPoE connection displays sometimes authentication failure?

Here is my log: Oct 18 09:51:52 -desktop pppd[2764]: Plugin rp-pppoe.so loaded. Oct 18 09:51:52 -desktop pppd[2766]: pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0 Oct 18 09:51:52 -desktop pppd[2766]: PPP session ...
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Low sound volume issues on Z97 motherboard and linux mint KDE

I've recently set up a new system with MSI Z97 gaming 5 motherboard however the first issue I've encountered was that the sound was crackling. I've fixed that by updating the kernel to 3.16.3 Now the ...
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How to cleanup apt-get update 404 errors in linux mint

I have looked at all questions about this matter and no one really answered it clearly. Is there a way to remove all the repositories that return a 404 error in apt-get? I tried fix404 ...
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How to format USB drive in Linux Mint 14 with GUI? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux Mint and I've just installed Linux Mint 14. Now I need to format my USB drive, but I'm not getting any option to do that. Please suggest me anyone, how can I do that with a GUI?
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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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Load X resources when KDE starts on Linux Mint

I previously was using MATE and XTerm always starts with a black background. I'm not sure why, but when I start XTerm in KDE, I get a white background. This is terrible for me so I want to change this ...
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Linux Mint - Cairo Dock freezes when removing an item

I have installed Cairo Dock on Linux Mint which works great except when I go to remove an item from the dock it freezes. This is because I haven't confirmed the removal of the button from the dialog ...
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How can I find what is interfering with CTRL+F?

I'm running LinuxMint12 with Gnome with Cario-Dock and I have a logitech G15 keyboard. I set up a bash script with the extra keys to take the active window, resize it, and move it to a specific ...
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Remove green from Linux Mint browser

When I use Firefox in Linux Mint, everything has a kind of green shade to it. The monitor is fine. I'm guessing it's Mint branding. How do I remove it? Edit My original question wasn't clear - it's ...
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How to install non-outdated nvidia drivers using apt-get?

I tried using apt-get install nvidia-current after installation I got 280.13 version, which is not the latest version(290.10). so how can i force apt-get to download the latest driver? Edit: I'm ...
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Replacing Caja in Mint 17 MATE

I want to use something faster, like pcmanfm. I installed it no problem via sudo apt-get install pcmanfm, and then tried these steps: xdg-mime default pcmanfm.desktop inode/directory sudo mv ...
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BASH-3 update: how to revert / undo the changes?

I am using Mint 17, 64-bit with Cinnamon. I recently updated Bash and following the update mint drivers are missing and mint is not working. So I want revert the changes. How can I do it? For ...
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mint 13 xfce: geforce fx 5500 "not new enough to support nvidia-settings display configuration page

I have a Geforce FX 5500 graphics card and so far, It has not worked properly in my Linux Mint 13 XFCE installation. I have tried several solutions to get the graphics card working but nothing ...
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Mint 17 Cinnamon: suddenly everything looks messed up [closed]

I'm kind of freaked out right now. Hopefully I can find a solution here. I am new to linux, I'm only using it for a couple days now, and something really strange happened. Basically, all of a sudden, ...
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How to activate the password prompt on a lock screen?

I am using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. When I lock the screen it shows a dimmed version of my desktop background and the time. So when I want to unlock it, I usually move the mouse and the prompt for ...
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Cinnamon 2.0.14 crashing when a second monitor is enabled with NVIDIA drivers (Mint 16)

Here's the set-up: 2x identical GTX460 cards 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080) 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080) I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the ...
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Unable to mount location after installing Linux Mint

I have been using Ubuntu for a while, but I decided to move to Linux Mint. I removed everything and clearly installed it. After the installation there are two parts which are File System and Toshiba. ...
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Window Ghosting in Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon)

So I have been using Linux Mint 17 on my Lenovo w530 with a k1000m graphics card and had been happy with it for the most part, but I wanted to be able to play games and use a second monitor, so I ...
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inotifywait - no events triggered [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 17 - Xfce desktop. I want to write a simple bash script to encrypt/decrypt files using gpg. I want to encrypt a specific file whenever it is closed/saved. But inotifywait gets ...
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Prevent Mint from suspending while playing music in Spotify

In Linux Mint 17 I have Suspend when inactive for under Power Management set to 10 minutes. The problem is that the system suspends even when I'm listening to music using Spotify. Is there any way ...
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Changing Locale

I am using Linux Mint 15 Currently I have my locale as (by using command locale): LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=ar_SA.UTF-8 LC_TIME=ar_SA.UTF-8 ...
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Start menu position in Linux Mint Petra

I added a panel at the bottom panel, then added the start menu button. The button is now located at the right corner of the panel, beside the month calendar. I want it to be where it always has been, ...
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gksu -S ask for password only once even when set to three times in sudo configuration

I have a problem with gksu command. It always ask for password only once even when I set Defaults passwd_tries=3 in /etc/sudoers file. Command: $ gksu -S --debug ls No ask_pass set, using default! ...
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Updating bash against shellshock on Linux Mint 16

Apparently the LM package manager person is on holiday, so even an up-to-date Mint 16 box is vulnerable to the original Shellshock CVE. How do you update such a system meanwhile?
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Sample /etc/apt/sources.list for Linux Mint 17

It seems my /etc/apt/sources.list file only has deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Release amd64 20140624]/ trusty contrib main non-free It might have got corrupted when I was trying to download ...
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Banshee opens, but crashes when I try to play a file

System: Linux Mint 17 with Mate (64-bit). Fresh install. Banshee version: 2.6.2 Banshee opens up OK, and I'm able to add files using the import tool. No matter what file I select, as soon as I ...
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Python3 error “no module named bluetooth” on Linux Mint

I am trying to connect my Lenovo S10E to a Nintendo Wiimote via bluetooth. I am using a simple Python script, reproduced below. I am calling it from the Linux Mint (version 16, "Petra") command line ...
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Surface Pro Wifi Issues on Mint KDE 17

I'm running Mint 17 KDE on the Surface Pro 1. Wifi worked on installation, however, after about an hour of use the internet stops working and will not reconnect to any wifi. I have to shut the ...