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Which device to install the bootloader should I choose?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 with Windows 8.1 installed from factory. I need to install in dualboot the Linux Mint without formatting the computer and safely. I kept the UEFI and deactivated the ...
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Should “invoke-rc.d” or “service” be used to restart services?

I'm confused as to which is best and in which circumstances: invoke-rc.d apache2 restart or service apache2 restart Is there a real difference? man service has the following interesting bit: ...
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MySQL is running out of cache

I installed MySQL Workbench on Linux Mint 17. When I enter the i character from keyboard MySQL runs out cache in MySQL query display. Then MySQL shuts down. I would appreciate it if you could help.
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Linux Mint can not see my partitions - installation problem

Scenario: On my laptop I have Windows 7 My disk drive has several partitions whereof not all are used (for now) My plan is to install Linux Mint on the 20000 MB (19,53 GB) partition (called I: in ...
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Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQLl 5.5 on Linux Mint 17?

Our stack consists of Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQL 5.5. I've installed Linux Mint 17 Giana. If I install apache2 via apt, it will install Apache 2.4 which is not required for me. Is there any way ...
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crazy layout with GNOME 3 in Mint 14

I've installed GNOME 3 in Mint 14 with sudo apt-get install gnome-shell but now I have a problem. The general functionality is ok, but the windows look like the windows in Mint or rather like the ...
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Mint 16 - Won't boot to USB

I am attempting to completely remove my Linux Mint 16 MATE OS and reinstall Windows 8. At which point, I'll decide if I want to reinstall a Linux OS (most likely will). The issue I'm having is that my ...
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Why did this command delete every package?

I was trying to get a Windows program to run on PlayOnLinux and after it didn't work I went to remove Wine with this command: sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* and without thinking I agreed ...
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Changing permission from read only in linux?

I am trying to get the automatic brightness bug fixed in Linux Mint 17 based on the new Ubuntu release. In order to do this i had to create a file named 20-intel.conf in location ...
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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error [closed]

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
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Sharing a project tree between environments

To save space and time I copied a large project tree on a network drive as hard links, i.e. cp -a -r --link proj proj_B (background: it's huge, needs to be rebuilt from two incompatible ...
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MIC not working due to USB bandwidth

Using debian and centos, i get the same error when plugging my USB mic in. In Windows (xp thru 8.1) it works fine. [ 304.237543] usb 2-1.6.2: USB disconnect, device number 6 [ 305.220785] usb ...
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How to get extract/compress option on right clicking?

I am using Linux Mint 14 Nadia . Earlier whenever I right clicked any folder I got options like Extract it, Compress etc. But now I am not getting them . Probably I changed/deleted some of the ...
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soundblaster live 5.1: both output connectors to work?

I have an soundblaster live 5.1. wit emu10k1 chipset. I got my soundcard working now in Linux Mint 13 xfce. that is for 1 output port. I also want the other to work. How can I get my system to have ...
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Can't install GRUB, no matter what

My PC has Windows 7 and Mint 16 (Cinnamon). After installing Mint, GRUB stopped working, and I got a GRUB Rescue console instead of the GRUB menu. Being in a hurry, I launched the Windows installation ...
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soundblast live on linx mint: fatal: module snd-emu10k1 not found

I'm trying to get my soundblast live 5.1 emu10k1 (rev 7) working. It is listed in my xconf settings but the onboard sound processor is the standard (i have tried to make de soundblaster standard, but ...
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can packages marked Debian/Ubuntu be installed in Linux Mint as well?

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 for some time now, and I kinda hate it. 12.04 was a lot better. While i can still revert to 12.04, I am thinking about trying out Linux Mint based on 12.10 (the Nadia ...
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Can't start presentation on remote computer console session from an SSH session

Basically I am executing this script remotely via an SSH session. It works fine on Linux Mint, but not on Debian (7.5). It looks like the export display or nohup command isn't working, but I'm not ...
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Unable to mount volume, an operation is already pending (with multiple users)

I'm running Linux Mint 14 - pretty much whatever the default install settings are. When I have multiple users logged in and I plug in a flash drive, or digital camera, or any other USB storage, rather ...
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Linux Mint (XFCE) on Acer Veriton - using one monitor, Mint thinks I have two?

I've installed a fresh version of Linux Mint 16 (XFCE) on an Acer Veriton desktop. It seems to work correctly, however, I have a "display within a display". I.e. I have a full screen display, with ...
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UEFI - Linux Mint Boot from USB Doesn't work

I'm running Linux Mint (only OS other than in VirtualBox) and wanting to remove it. I've created a Live USB of Windows 8 using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Yes, I know it says Windows 7 but I've ...
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Is it possible to remove Windows 7 from dual-boot?

I have Windows 7 as primary OS with Linux Mint as secondary OS. I am just feeling comfortable with Linux and want to remove Windows from the disk. Is it possible to remove it without damaging data? ...
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How can I get a username prompt on Mint 16's login screen?

I changed my main user's ID from 1000 to 999 and now it no longer shows on the login screen. I expected it not to show, but I also expected the login screen (the default that ships with MATE/Mint 16) ...
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error printing in mint

I have installed mint 13 xfce on my parents desktop. I installed the hp psc 500 printer correctly and the first test page was printed perfectly. However, when they want to print a document now, there ...
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How to mount the `D:\` disk of Windows in linux mint? [closed]

I am unable to mount the D:\ disk of windows in linux mint. What to do?
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USB flash drive mounts and unmounts automatically

Whenever I plug my flash drive into the usb, a message like this window appears on the screen: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sajjad/Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" ...
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LinuxMint doesn't recognize `Katakana/Hiragana` key in japanese keyboard

I installed LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon in a virtualbox environment. And set Keyboard Layouts Japanese in Regional Settings. But Katakana/Hiragana key that is obviously implemented in Japanese keyboard, ...
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Linux Mint 15 WiFi hotspot options

I'm trying to configure a hotspot in my Linux Mint 15. There are no specific manuals for 15, but I found this video which describes hot to make a hotspot in Mint 14. Creating it in Mint 15 not much ...
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What does “Reserve Distribution” means?

I'm going to install a Linux Mint on a VM under VirtualBox from this site. I found that LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon 32bit VirtualBox VDI Virtual Computer is not "Distribution Release" but a "Reserve ...
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Two Linux Mint 16 systems Skyping--one can see both parties on webcam, the other can see neither

I installed Linux Mint 16 32-bit edition on my netbook and a friend's laptop. When we Skype, I can see her live image, and I can see my own live image, so everything looks and sounds right on my end. ...
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Linux Mint 12 font glitches

All fonts in the Mint 12 installation are displayed with glitches, especially the numbers and symbols. This started happening after switching between some of the default themes. No other changes ...
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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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Recover Firefox bookmarks after Linux Mint 16 reinstallation

I had Linux Mint 16 KDE installed alongside Xubuntu 13.10. I messed up partitions and had to reinstall Mint and both the OSs were booting fine after reinstallation. Now as expected all of my firefox ...
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Firefox seems fully loaded, but browser window does not appear for minutes

I think this started since the last Firefox update a few days ago, but I might be mistaken. The first time I noticed the problem was a few days ago anyway. What I do: Click the Firefox icon Wait. ...
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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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Linux Mint 16 (Petra) returns always to login screen when shutdown

I've installed a Mint 16 Cinnamon on my notebook. When I want to shutdown or restart the system, Mint returns to, and stays at, the login screen. Does somebody know such a behaviour?
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Alt key not recognized - Dell Inspiron n4110/Mint 16 (Petra)

I'm running a fresh install of Mint 16 on an essentially-brand-new Dell Inspiron N4110. I booted to Kali Linux initially, and noticed AltTab, AltF4, and AltD (address bar focus) weren't working in ...
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Strange behaviour using serial port and bluetooth

I'm trying to connect via serial port, a wearable device to a processing IDE using a Bluetooth connection on Linux Mint. I've got the connection part working, but the problem is that the connection is ...
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Spell check fails in LibreOffice Word 4.1.2.3 in Linux Mint 16 Petra

I am using LibreOffce 4.1.2.3 in Linux Mint 16 Petra. When I try to run a spell check, no checking occurs, and I immediately get this response: It seems to indicate my language and location aren't ...
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Wrong emblem used for PDFs created by LibreOffice

If I create a test pdf file in a directory, by using something like ls -al > testpdf.pdf the file is shown in Caja 1.4.0 with an understandable emblem that is 'acrobat-like'. If I create a ...
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LibreOffice 4.2 PPA archive size?

Can anyone give me an idea of the total download size for LibreOffice 4.2 PPA? Am using Mint 14 Nadia (Ubuntu 12.10) Current LO version 3.6.2.2 from the repo, and I have a problem with this bug, ...
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Installing a new distribution of Linux over a Ubuntu partition

I currently have a partition with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, and was wondering if it is possible to install Mint/Debian over Ubuntu? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Chrome, Linux Mint, Low FPS in games

I'm running Linux Mint 16 on a desktop computer with Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti (driver 331.20, older driver also has same problems) graphics, and have been using the current stable version of Chrome. ...
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Linux Mint 16 - VLC won't play bluray with aacs

Running Linux Mint 16 Petra with Cinnamon, nothing fancy. I just can't seem to get my AACS BD-ROMs to play whatsoever. I have libaacs, libbluray1, and I retrieved the AACS key database like the Arch ...
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No hibernate option in power manager on Mint 16 MATE

In my fresh install of Linux Mint 16 with MATE, I have no hibernate option in the Power Manager; only suspend and shutdown. In the Quit menu I have hibernate as an option. Also sudo pm-hibernate ...
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How to make a mirror of Linux Mint package repository with debmirror?

I'm using Linux Mint 12 Lisa and for some reason want to have local packages repository. I've done local copies before on Ubuntu and it was easy. But unlike Ubuntu's archive.ubuntu.com, ...
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How to forget/remove Mobile Broadband connection settings from Mint 14

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now and wanted to switch to Mint. I connected my mobile broadband dongle (Vodafone) for the first time like in Ubuntu it all went fine but subsequent connections ...
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Why is the firewall off by default with Linux Mint?

One of the most common recommendations that I read for users that recently installed Linux Mint is to enable their firewall, which is pretty simple to do. But why is the firewall off by default in the ...
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Why do deleted files continually reappear?

I've been having a strange issue recently, where I would delete files from a location (i.e. Desktop), and then empty the Trash. However, a day or so later (I'm not sure exactly what triggers it), the ...
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I get low disk space warning after my last upgrade [duplicate]

I am using Linux mint 16 cinnamon. After my last upgrade free disk space dropped from 4.2GB to around 344MB. Don't know what happened. This is the output of df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...