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Can't install PostgreSQL 9.2 on Linux Mint

I'm new with Linux systems. I tried to install PostgreSQL 9.2. I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pitti/postgresql ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - Packages 404 Not Found

Whenever I do sudo apt-get update I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu/dists/rebecca/mongodb-org/3.0/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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How do I get Caja to open a directory and select the file?

I have a script that "generates" a sequentially named image (e.g. img_001.jpg) and saves it in a fixed directory, e.g. ~/Documents/Images. After the file has been created, I'd like to display the ...
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How to enter Ge'ez alphabet (Tigrinyan language) in Linux Mint

Ge'ez is an East-African alphabet. Using the powerful Eclipse IDE editor, it is possible to switch "Input Type" to Tigrinya (EZ+). Typing the 5 letters selam will then result in the 3 Ge'ez letters: ...
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How can I install Ubuntu messaging menu on Mint?

One thing I like about Ubuntu is the messaging menu. Can I add the ubuntu messaging menu to Mint 12?
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Broken Packages problem

My os: Linux Mint 17.1 (x64) + Cinnamon I tried to make my linux play wma files and i broke something, because i can't play any videos now. What i tried: deleting ~/.gstreamer-1.0 folder running ...
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Some packages in mint not updating

I'm new to Linux Mint 12 and I can't tell for sure, but I think I'm missing some updates. When I run update manager and it's fetching the list of packages to be updated, a bunch of packages list ...
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Why is there no “mark for upgrade” in Synaptic Package Manager for upgradeable packages?

The help docs mention marking for upgrade. The context menu and menu bar do not have this option listed at all, and the only non-greyed-out options are marking for removal or complete removal. There ...
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backup list of installed packages

I want to reinstall my linux system (specifically linux mint). I have kept important data elsewhere, so I can safely remove everything. However, I want to do the following: save the list of ...
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Grub doesn't recognize Win10 after first installing Win10 and then LinuxMint

So I was trying to set up a dual boot Win10/LinuxMint on my HP Pavilion by doing the following: -Installing Win7 fresh from an HP Recovery Partition. -Upgrading it to Win10. -Installing LinuxMint ...
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How to disable auto mounting USB 3g modem in Linux Mint

When a USB modem is plugged in, what Linux Mint does is ejecting the device and mount as a modem automatically. In my case it's mounted as /dev/ttyUSB0. That help me to directly execute sudo wvdial ...
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Issue Converting to .ods When Viewing Another .ods File

My Python software regularly uses the commands:- soffice --headless --convert-to ods --outdir /tmp tblIssues.csv soffice --view /tmp/tblIssues.ods rm /tmp/tblIssues.ods given in answer to my ...
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How to create themes for MATE?

I'm looking for information on the basic structure of a theme for MATE (in order to build my own). I took an existing theme and renamed it, but I have been unable to get it to show up in Appearance ...
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How to start the keyring daemon after a gnome-shell crash?

When gnome-shell crashes on Linux Mint 12 it usually comes up again within a couple seconds. When it doesn't, it seems that it takes the keyring daemon with it, because after restarting with while ...
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Huawei dongle is not detected when it's plugged for the second time in Linux Mint

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.2. When i plug the Huawei e173 3g dongle for the first time in Linux Mint, Mobile broadband profile is appeared in network-manager applet and i can connect to the ...
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Installing Node V4 on Linux Mint 17

I have downloaded and unpacked https://nodejs.org/dist/v4.2.1/node-v4.2.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz but don't know what to do after that. I saw some articles that talked about running the configure and then ...
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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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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 QK2qS5Mbt-...
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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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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: xrandr:...