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Where is the Cinnamon LookingGlass log?

I run Linux Mint 17.1. When I log in I get a Cinnamon notification saying: Problems during Cinnamon startup Cinnamon started successfully, but or more applets, desklets or extension failed to ...
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How strong is the encryption of a zip file in Linux Mint

Zip encryption has had often a bad reputation of being weak, but some would argue that a zip file encrypted using certain algorithms (such as by using AES), together with strong password, is really ...
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Installing new WD green hdd

I've purchased a new Western Digital Green Power 1TB 3.5 inch internal hard drive on eBay but I can't get any of my desktops to recognise it. Model number WD 10EURX. I'm using Linux Mint 17 Mate and ...
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r8168 connection drops randomly

I have a Realtek RTL8168 ethernet card built into my computer (HP ProBook 455 G1), running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64bit. Before you tell me to replace the preinstalled r8169 module with the r8168 ...
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Tiny Login Window for Mint Linux inside virtual box

I am running a virtual box 4.3 under Mac OS on a MacBook Air. I just installed a fresh copy of Mint Linux (Cinnamon 17.2). The installation went without a problem but upon restart the login window was ...
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chromium v44 + netflix : missing components error

1) I installed chromium beta v44 on linux mint 17 (rebecca) as per discussion here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser/+bug/1371274 sudo add-apt-repository ...
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can't ppa-purge ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta

I installed a beta chromium and now want to purge it on linux mint using ppa-purge. I get all sorts of errors. I also confirmed that the browser has not been deleted/removed from my system as I just ...
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How do I dual boot Win7 and Mint17 both on /dev/sdb?

Question: In my setup, where do I specify the device for the boot loader installation and how do I fix the issue of not being prompted to select my OS with GRUB? Bonus Question: Is there an easy way ...
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nvidia graphics card showing incorrect memory GTX 770 linux mint

Have a new secondhand PC, running Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64 Bit, Linux Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic. System info recognises two VGA cards - onboard and the GTX 770. However, when I query lscpi -vnn | ...
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What is hotkey in Linux Mint for “Show All Windows”?

I noted it is possible set a number of hotkeys in Linux Mint 17.1 using the keyboard application, but there's not possibility to set the hotkey "Show All Windows"; you can only set a button using ...
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GRUB Won't Show At All- Windows 8.1 & Linux Mint

I have an HP laptop. May be irrelevant, but it's an ENVY m4. I started out with Windows 8, then later upgraded to 8.1. Had an interest in Linux. Used a tutorial to dual boot the two OS's, since I ...
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Failed installation 32-bit python on 64-bit Linux Mint

I basically have two questions: How do you install 32-bit Python alongside 64-bit Python on linux? How do I fix my broken system from the failed attempt below? I just tried to install a 32-bit ...
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Linux Mint, is there a captive-portal software for?

Does Linux Mint 17+ has a software for doing captive portal? Amongst the provided list here, it seems none is mint-compatible.
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64bit Linux Mint on Dual Core Pentium 4 machine

I have a HP 530 desktop with a 3200Mhz Dual Core P4 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB Sata HDD. I'm setup with Dual Boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17. Although Windows 7 64 bit loaded fine, Linux Mint 17 64 ...
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How to run the latest version of a program?

I'm quite new to the Linux world but very happy with my Linux Mint installation. One thing that confuses me is that I'm not sure how to update certain programs. For example, I installed Blender from ...
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Synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions

Is there any way to synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions? There are several software packages that I need to synchronize between a Linux Mint installation and an Ubuntu ...
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Trying to boot Mint via ISO on Drive using a DVD

I use Mint on a Windows PC that I cannot install Grub on. I am trying to figure out how to boot an ISO on the root directory of the C drive (c:\mint.iso) on my Windows PC by running Grub off of the ...
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Captive portal [HostApd] detection by the browser?

I'm using hostApd to develop a captive portal. My machine provides à Wifi (password free), and I plan the clients to get a popup saying "hello". You know, like the popup of wifi providers, asking for ...
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No sound coming from Linux-based virtual machines under Qemu on Linux Mint 16 host - why?

I have been using Qemu and virt-manager for quite some time (years) now and it's only recently that I noticed I don't get any sound output from any of my Linux-based virtual machines — it's always ...
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Installing KDE broke my Cinnamon installation

I started my adventure with Linux Mint installing the MATE DE. Then I installed Cinnamon and switched to it. Recently I wanted to try KDE out. So I installed mint-meta-kde, kde-full, amarok, ...
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A script to install OpenVPN & modify iptables?

I d like to automatize the install/config of OpenVPN on my client machines. Roughly, it should looks like : - apt-get openvpn - cp, edit, .... - modify iptables. Is it possible in one script ? or am ...
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Linux : Best way for cloning/backingup

I browse various solutions for backing up : tar (and his -N option, for incremental tar files) dump (and his level feature backing only new files, if wanted) fsarchiver CloneZilla ... Starting ...
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How to check if a dump-generated backup is OK?

When dumping my FS with dump, e.g.: $ dump -0f /path/to/usb/nonexistant-file-name / I get a binary file, extension-free. It's normal. I regularly store such backups, if ever I need to restore one. ...
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Linux dump(8) outputs nothing

I am dumping my live partition. All works ok in terminal. Until the 100%. I dump from live mint partition to an USB key. $ dump -0f /dev/sdc1 /dev/sda2 Once done, I look at my USB key. Nothing on ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca - “import from file” when setting up VPN [closed]

I'm attempting to setup a VPN in Linux Mint 17.1 using the network manager. When I click the + button to add a new connection type, and select VPN, it only lists the option to import files? I'm lost, ...
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No keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 2.6.7

I upgraded my Cinnamon DE (in Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca) via sudo apt-get install cinnamon, from my Xfce DE. All is working well except for the keyboard layouts. I'm stuck with a US English layout and ...
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Backup system image.

Is it possible to create an image backup of my installed linuxmint. I would like to be able to have a restore image to reinstall Mint as I do with windoes system image backup (for instance). In ...
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Ran into a problem running Bpython

I used the sudo apt-get install bpython command to install bpython. Now when I type bpython, I get an error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/bpython", line 5, in <module> from ...
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Strategy about cloning crypted (LUKS) systems

For a while, I ve being discussing here how to manage to clone one encrypted system on others. My plan is to build a Mint system, then to encrypt it, then to clone it. Here is my process for ...
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How to access boot: invite?

I'd like to simply try a root pawd reset, by entering linux single whan systems display boot: when booting. But my Mint system goes directly to user home prompt. Tks
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difference between ubuntu and linux mint is only desktop?

I want to choose a distro to start. It'll probably be debian family. So I'm checking ubuntu and linux mint. People say the difference between ubuntu and linux mint is basically the default setup and ...
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Grub Refuses New Kernel

so my Mint 17 hasn't been booting, and I tried reinstalling the kernel from a live USB drive. I followed the steps detailed in this guide to edit /etc/default/grub to accept the last saved kernel ...
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Package conflict between ppa's (Mint vs Ubuntu) [closed]

I am on Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) and I'm trying to install gtk+-3.0. I get the following error when I do an apt-get The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgtk-3-0-dbg : Depends: libgtk-3-0 (= ...
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Linux 64 bit only recognizing 3gb of RAM out of 6 [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 (cinnamon) on a Dell XPS 630i core 2 quad. I recently upgraded to 6GB of RAM only to realize that Mint is only recognizing 3GB. I confirmed that the system is indeed 64 bit ...
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Problem using ecryptfs when /home mounted in two different systems

I have three partitions on my disk: Linux Mint Debian Edition (Kernel 3.11-2-amd64) /home Debian Testing (Kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64) Both systems mount the /home partition, which is encrypted using ...
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wifi slowdown after time, how to troubleshoot

I do not currently have access to the computer with the issue, to I am sorry if this question is a bit vague. I only need to know how to troubleshoot and not the actual solution. Right, I have a USB ...
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How do I prepare new drives for use in software raid?

Normally, I create RAID arrays during installation, but I'm trying to add an array to an existing system. The OS (Mint16) is on its own drive. I've added two brand new physical drives to the machine, ...
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How to install Tomcat Server on Linux Mint 17.1?

This is where I am so far with my download after I was stranded in the middle of the way. So I went to the website, downloaded the latest version of Tomcat, and I extracted it into my downloads. I ...
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Xwindows troubles

if someone could give me a hand in the clarification of this question would be very grateful, is as follows: Linux Mint desktop environment with compiz that ran fine until the update nvidia driver ...
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USB 3 Flash disk detected as USB 2.10

I just received SanDisk 64Gb USB 3 Flash Drive. I tested it in Mac and it detects like USB 3 and gives 140MB/s read performance. I tested it in Windows in my notebook with dual boot Windows/Ubuntu ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Mate stops responding

I was using LM 17.1 Mate version quite smoothly until one day I found my desktop wallpaper had changed to the original. Then after refreshing for 2nd time it keeps on refreshing and it seems that my ...
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Changed login theme on Linux Mint 17.1 and now nothing is working

I have changed my login theme to a HTML theme. After I restarted it to watch how it looks like, nothing is working anymore. There is no taskbar. When I open the start menu it is completely ...
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How to Fix Synaptic Error 403 problem?

I'm having an annoying issue with Synaptic Package Manager on Linux Mint where it's just giving me Error 403 when I try to update the repository list. I can't figure out the source of the problem, ...
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Screen blanks at login screen

On Linux Mint 17.1, the screen blanks when left idle. To stop this from happening, I have checked all the obvious candidates on the Power Settings and Login Window screens. Can anyone help me ...
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How should I prevent data corruption on an NTFS partition shared by Windows and Linux?

I use Linux for most of the things but I still need Windows sometimes. So, I have Linux Mint 14 and Windows 8 installed (dual-booting) on my computer with the following disk setup: sda1: The 350 MB ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon is slower in computer than in Virtual Box

After some months working in a VirtualBox VM with Linux Mint (the host as a Windows 7), I've finally installed Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on the same computer. And the experience hasn't been good. The fact ...
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How to set MBR to Linux Partition instead of GRUB

I have a Linux Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda1 and another Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda5. How do I set the MBR to boot into /dev/sda1 instead of the GRUB menu? I know how to use GParted to delete ...
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StackApplet doesn't work in Linux Mint 17.1

I installed stackapplet from the official repo, and the applet started fine, but I was not able to add my account using the preferences. When I try to add my username, nothing happens. Even ...
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Find Command: display the file numbers [closed]

I have a couple of questions about the find command. How to show how many files and directories(only the result numbers) within the /var directory (and below) are owned by someone other than you or ...
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Linux Mint 64 bit eating ram

I have a Mint 17.1 install. It has 2x2Gb memory sticks. I have verified this with sudo dmidecode --type memory. My problem is that I don't see all the memory I expect.I would expect 4194304 kB. (i.e. ...