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How to resize two windows at the same time in Cinnamon?

I find it quite practical the ability to tile windows using Super + arrow keys in my Linux Mint box (using Cinnamon). My common use case is to be able to see two windows at the same time, while ...
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Slow performance when copying files to and from USB devices

When I copy files to and from USB devices (camera, HDD, memory card) my system becomes very slow. For example if I want to close a window I move the mouse but it takes about 2 seconds or more before ...
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Booting full Linux Mint off USB on Intel Macbook pro?

I almost never post questions online but this time I couldn't find a solution to my problem. My problem is that I'm trying to boot full Linux Mint from a USB on a Macbook Pro. I was already successful ...
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Using legacy AMD/ATI proprietary drivers on Mint 17

I recently updated my Mint distribution from 11 to 17 (Qiana). The default driver for the graphic card (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650) is radeon - a GPL-licensed driver which causes my 5-year old laptop ...
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How to set EMIRGE program to write files with desired permission

How can I get the EMIRGE program to read certain files? I am using Linux Mint (17.1). I have downloaded a program call EMIRGE, which is supposed to take fastq files (a text file format for ...
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Cinnamon Power Management Applet doesn't works

Currently I am running linux mint 17.2 ( Cinnamon Edition) There is problem with PowerMangament Applet. Problem with Cinnamon Power management Applet. While charging : never shows 100 % it suck at ...
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Use CTRL-SPACE to open menu on Linux Mint

I'd like to use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SPACE to open/close the Linux Mint menu (similar to how Command + SPACE is used on OS X to show/hide Spotlight). I tried going to Settings -> Keyboard -> ...
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Avoiding permission issues on portable hard drive in Linux Mint

I'm trying to pre-emptively avoid permission issues on my portable USB hard drive. The plan is to put a couple of Virtual Machines on the portable hard drive, and use it between two PCs both running ...
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Linux Mint 12 two finger scrolling

i can't get two finger scrolling to work for anything on Linux mint 12 64bit.... hp dv7 laptop. the hardware definitely supports it as it works just fine on my windows partition. following the ...
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Triple boot, windows 10, ubuntu(want to overwrite with linux mint) and kali linux

new linux user and have some questions. I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 10, and they each have their own SSD (mistakes from first 2 attempts made me get each on their own SSD). So, the ...
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Ubuntu & Linux Mint: multiple graphic card drivers

I am new to the Linux world and thought I'd give it a go. I ran into a problem early on that I can't seem to find any real specific information on although many people have had similar problems. I am ...
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How to split and join without transcoding AVC/MPEG-TS video files?

I have two recorded video files with the extension .mts. I need to remove some part of the first, split the second, and then merge the first file with the first (split) part of the second file. They ...
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Thinkpad X250 headset mic not working Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon

This machine has a Realtek ALC3232 sound card. Internal speakers and mic work OK, but after lots of searching and trying various things I still can't get the mic on my headset working. Headset ...
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How to Insert a command to run before Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Cinnamon, sleeps

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, with Cinnamon on a laptop. (I believe Cinnamon is a fork of Gnome). In the system settings I have set the laptop to sleep after 20 minutes of inactivity. I wish ...
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Linux mint has just crashed - Jessie 8 (LMDE)

As per title, I did a normal update to the system last night and after reboot my computer just stopped working and keeps falling back to 'fallback mode'. I tried to reinstall Cinnamon without success. ...
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Linux Mint MATE “notifications area” - much bigger than it needs to be

This feels like quite a dumb question and I'm a bit embarassed to ask. But it's really bugging me. A week or so ago, triggered by I don't know what (but presumably something I did by accident) the ...
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Linux “dump(8)” command

I intend to use dump(8) for backing up a Mint disk. Here is the documentation about it: http://linux.die.net/man/8/dump However—is it deprecated? (The documentation does not say it works with ...
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My distribution has etags symlinked to ctags, but where can I get original etags?

That's weird that I completely failed to google this question. The situation is ridiculous: Linux Mint 17.2 (almost the same as Ubuntu 14.04) has etags as a symlink to ctags. But actually, as we can ...
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Cannot boot Linux Mint after installing Windows (First) and Linux Mint (Second)

I can't boot my Linux Mint after installation of Windows. First I installed Windows and then installed Linux Mint with the option of "Install along with windows". But after I completed the Mint ...
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Can't log in to Linux Mint

When I try to log in, I get a black screen, then I reset back to the login screen. It happened after I uninstalled network manager from the system. How can I fix this?
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Save Nemo tabs in Linux Mint

Is it possible to always load a specific set of file browser (Nemo) tabs in Linux Mint? I would like to have five folder locations opened by default every time I start Nemo.
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bcmwl-kernel-source driver issues on install

I am installing Mint 17.1 (MATE) on my MacBook Pro Retina (due to it having much better hardware than my PC, on which I successfully installed Mint 17.1 in the past). I followed the instructions on ...
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Clicks not registered in the correct position

I'm having problems pinpointing the reason for this issue. I'm on Linux Mint with Cinnamon. Although the following happens only in Spotify, I have some other small issues that might have the same ...
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What is a purpose of big file with strange name in home/[username] directory?

In my user home directory I have a file named: tmp1HUvJk WglW1PwW_XpIMt9TjXEQlg_j_RFl2FAc2Dwk-.vwYAjVaOcbRikPg5_BjfAevak9jdzmZSnIj6l5HkjAZ5cmA94pMRso1biw19qyrZ8jhkW5pG9KxjSI vC ...
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Won't standby, usb_bluetooth refusing to freeze

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca on a Yoga Pro laptop. The laptop will only go into standby once and then will not until it is restarted. When attempting to standby it will freeze for 20 seconds ...
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uncompression error, no file system could mount root, kernel panic not syncing

I am using Linux Mint maya on vbox (Windows XP host), it's working fine without issues. Now I would like to install it with XP(dual boot) so I made a bootable DVD with same iso which I used for vbox, ...
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Can't install LibreOffice 5 on Linux Mint 17.2, policy rule not taken into account?

I'm trying to install the package by following web upd8 article Install LibreOffice 5.0 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA, with the difference I use the Fresh PPA. Environment $ lsb_release -a No LSB ...
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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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Mint 16 Cinnamon, maximize window fully

I am using Linux Mint 16 Petra cinnamon. The problem I have is that when I drag a window to the top edge of the screen the window only maximizes to the top half of the screen instead of the the entire ...
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Unable to find Documents on iPad device when mounted

It seems that this is a common problem, but there haven't been any satisfactory solutions posted yet, despite existing for years. Briefly, the problem is that when I mount my iPad in Linux Mint, I ...
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How to boot Linux Mint from USB drive via Grub2

I am trying to install Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 bit on a USB drive so I have a portable desktop wit persistence. I am trying to do this manually because I haven't fount a program that does this ...
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TouchPad not working on Chromebook

I have just done a complete install of Linux Mint on a Toshiba Chromebook. All is working except I can't get the touchpad to move the pointer at all. I have to move around trying to do everything with ...
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WiFi is constantly trying to connect but getting disconnected

I am running Mint 17 with kernel version 3.16.0-38 on my Asus UX305FA. When I boot up, my WiFi tries to connect to the network, disconnects and tries again. I can see this in the syslog. My iPhone ...
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I have ap-hotspot installed and working, but only HTTPS sites can connect

I installed ap-hotspot on my Linux Mint. Everything looks fine now, but only HTTPS sites can be connected from my Galaxy S4 phone such as Facebook, Google etc. When I want to connect to some other ...
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Change screen resolution on Linux Mint

I have just installed Linux Mint 14 and I cannot change the screen resolution. The appropriate resolution 1920 x 1200, just isn't among the options. I have tried this solution but it reports: ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and mint side by side with Windows 10?

I have a lenovo laptop with 5th gen Intel i5 and 4gb RAM. Its running on Windows 10. Being tech savvy I couldn't resist myself from using Linux based OS. With all the research I did I finally came ...
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Should wait for next mint release for KDE plasma 5?

I tried to find many way to install KDE plasma 5 on linux mint 17. but KDE 5 wasn't compatible on linux mint 17. so should i wait for next linux mint release (mint 18) for KDE 5 ?
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Firefox resolution not proportional

I've just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (Raffaela) KDE. I am experiencing a strange problem with Firefox though: The Firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the ...
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Not able to install Plasma 5.4 on Linux mint

I'm trying to install KDE Plasma-5.4 on Linuxmint 17.2. But I'm not able to install that. I've tries to install Plasma 5.4 using these commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ci/stable sudo ...
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fat32 partition overwritten by Mint image

Was Running Mint 17.1 Two Kingston USB devices attached accidentally written a Mint image the the archive Kingston by the image writer, and lost my fat32 partition with important data collection. ...
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Flash drive fat32 partition overwritten by Linux Mint 17.1 image writer - need to recover [closed]

Ah Yeah...Mint 17.2 image is written onto a Kingston flash drive (8GB) and overwritten a fat32 partition. I can take You to the moon if You tell Me that, those files aren't lost ones. ///the image ...
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Latin characters on Mint - Alt key like Windows

How can I use Latin characters on Linux Mint? I've tried the alt key like on Windows but it doesn't work. I've searched and they say that alt doesn't work on Linux like on Windows. I've tried other ...
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Display doesn't work over DP

Finally got my 4k workstation with Mint (17.2 w/ Cinnamon) up and running (finally!). There's just one little problem - currently it only seems to work over HDMI. If use DP connections between the ...
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Boot repair failed - no GRUB found - what now?

So I've installed Mint from a bootable USB. All seems to go well. However when I then go to boot into the install I'm greeted with a flashing cursor and nothing more. After a bit of internet ...
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Media key shortcuts ceased to function

Recently (say within the last two months), some of my media keys have ceased to obey their assigned shortcut. Take, for example, Play. If I assign AudioPlay as the keyboard binding in the ...
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How to make a terminal window open at a certain location by default [duplicate]

Running Linux Mint 17.1 & MATE 1.8.1 When I open the terminal window with ctrl+T, I want it to switch the path automatically to ~/workspace. How do I do this?
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How to kill all vpns on switch user Mint 17.2

I'm using mint 17.2 cinnamon. I'm not particular about the method, just want it to stop all vpn connections (openvpn, listed in network manager) when I switch users or logout. nmcli doesnt provide a ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 incredibly slow on AMD A8-5600k

I have an HTPC and media server running Mint 17.1 which is incredibly slow. The hardware specs are: APU - AMD A8-5600k (4x 3.6GHz) MB - MSI FM2-A55M-P33 RAM - 4GBm, 1333Mhz HDD - Boot: WDC ...
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how to install bumblebee in linux mint 17 ?

I Found Nvidia Drivers Freezes In Cinnamon or Their Cinnamon Crash or Run in Fall-back mode. As bumblebee works better, how can I install bumblebee in Linux mint 17
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How to start bumblebee daemon on boot?

I've followed this guide https://askubuntu.com/questions/549915/how-to-install-nvidia-drivers-with-bumblebee-on-ubuntu-14-04/549916#549916?newreg=d84c5f76c60549288d9d3937d32ca753 Bumblebee works ...