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Is it safe to install KDE along with Gnome?

I want to install KDE on my Linux Mint Debian Edition (which as of 10 June 2012 corresponds with Debian Wheezy). I already have Cinnamon (a Gnome Shell fork) installed, which has regular Gnome 3 ...
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Transfering whole linux system to a new disk

Few weeks back I installed linux as a virtual machine on my windows 7 system but I didn't gave much thought to(or miscalculated) the size of various partitions and even worse I'm not using 'lvm'. ...
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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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How do I update IcedTea?

I've only been using Linux for about a month. I'm running Mint 13. I'm trying to use www.goproblems.com but it tells me that my IcedTea is out of date. I hoped there was a package but I can't find ...
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How to edit the main menu?

I am trying to edit the main menu. There is no menu editor anywhere. I have installed alacarte which doesn't seem to work. Also, someone suggested to me "right clicking on the menu and clicking ...
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Lowres application icon on window switching (alt-tab)

I manually downloaded and installed Sublime Text 2 (instead of adding the repository and installing via apt-get install) and I'm having some trouble getting gnome to find the high res icons for ...
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What's the easiest way to move from Linux Mint 13 to 14?

I want to switch to 14 as easily as possible. What's the best way? Do I have to remove 13 and install 14 from scratch, or is there another way?
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How to debug/audit which devices cache writes?

I store documents on btrfs partition built upon sparse dm-crypt device located on ext4 main partition on physical harddrive. When kernel panics (and this happens on daily basis on my ASUS P53E with ...
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Do I only need one swap partition for multiple Linux distros? (and other questions)

I have Linux Mint 14 installed as my only OS. I have one extended partition containing /swap, / and /home, and I have some unallocated space on my drive. I'm guessing that Mint decided to put this ...
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Linux Mint 13 XFCE freezes when external monitor connected

I am running Linux Mint 13. The problem is that whenever I connect/disconnect an external monitor to my laptop it freezes. If the monitor is connected on boot it works fine. Any ideas ? Output from ...
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Need advice for tools to use in everyday workflow [closed]

I am an open source web developer that has decided to transition away from using the Microsoft stack as the center of my everyday workflow and dive into Linux for my primary workstation. As I am new ...
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Does Linux Mint support PAE for 32-bit Cinnamon and MATE?

Does Linux Mint 32-bit support PAE for both Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments?
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Separating OS on a SSD from user settings and apps on HDD

I want to be able to format my OS SDD and format and reinstall without losing any user data, is this possible? I'm currently doing this on Windows 7 and 8 with the help of portable apps and some ...
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Using Linux Mint as a Windows application

I know it is possible to install Ubuntu as a Windows application. I'd like to know if it is also possible to do so with Linux Mint, which I would like to try. I already know that this kind of usage ...
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Linux Mint installer does not see fakeraid drive

I have a computer with a fakeraid 0 array (the computer came with it, and I don't want to remove my other OS to get rid of it), and I am trying to install Linux Mint. When I first boot up from the ...
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Partioning free space for manual install

I have 53 gigabytes that need formating into /root, /swap, /usr/, /var, /home, and /tmp. If there's any help what is the best space allocation? Please let me know.
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phpmyadmin is listing my server version and client version as being different

In a continuation of this question, I have purged the 5.1 client via sudo apt-get purge mysql-client-core-5.1. I have reinstalled the 5.5 client - sudo apt-get --reinstall install mysql-client-5.5 ...
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How to make difference between .wxm (wxMaxima) and .c files in Linux Mint?

I installed wxMaxima on my laptop a few days ago. The issue is that files with the extension .wxm, that are used with wxMaxima, are identified as a C source files. Therefore, when I double click on ...
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Can anyone tell me why I need to click twice in VLC just so that a little plus button would appear?

Basically what happens is this: I open VLC and go to my playlist and there are tons of folders there. I double-click on one and its icon changes to a folder icon and a plus sign appears next to it, ...
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Hardware problem after fresh Linux Mint install

I've installed Linux Mint, Mate 64bit on my machine. My configuration: Desktop PC HP Pro 3400 Series MT Processor: Intel Core i3 2120 @3.30GHz Chipset: Intel Sandy Bridge Graphic Interface: ...
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How to completely remove Java 6 and install Java/JDK 7 on Linux Mint 13

How can I completely remove Java 6 and install Java/JDK 7 on Linux Mint 13?
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How to feed linux new install drivers?

I'm trying to install a Linux distribution on my new setup, but after the first tries I failed without knowing why. My configuration: Desktop PC HP Processor: Intel Core i3 2120 @3.30GHz ...
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What's keeping my screensaver from activating?

I'm running Linux Mint 13 KDE on an HP Pavilion g6 laptop. The screensaver, which in my case is xscreensaver, but I've noticed this behavior with kscreensaver as well, never seems to activate. ...
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new user can't login in Mint

I have created a new user in Mint 12, with this 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 make a permanent variable

In terminal: VAR="Extremely long and often used command" echo $VAR Output: Extremely long and often used command So far it works fine, but after restarting a terminal my variable doesn't ...
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Xmodmap on bashrc not working [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won’t my xmodmap command run on startup/login? I have my .bashrc file with the three following commands: xmodmap ~/.xmodmap synclient TapButton2=2 synclient ...
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Mint 12 - Error updating MySQL (mysql-client-core-5.1)

I have MySQL 5.5 installed via packages.dotdeb.org. When trying to update 5.1, which is also installed, I get the following error: E: ...
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How can I create a Windows XP installation USB drive? [closed]

There are two partitions on my hard disk, one is Linux Mint and one is newly formatted. (a simplification) I have Windows XP installation disks and iso files, however my optical drive isn't working. ...
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zram swap instability

I use Mint 13 Maya with mainline kernel 3.6.3 for Ubuntu Quantal on my Asus P53E Notebook. I use zram swap that comes with the package zram-config. I've noticed that using it the system to hangs at ...
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Mint GUI doesn't start

I installed Mint Linux on my laptop (DELL Inspiron, made:2005) but it has no GUI and only boots in text mode. How can I repair it?
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Mint update manager not updating

After running update manager these are the error messages I get... E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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KDE taskbar labels disappear

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. If I open more than 9 windows at once, all the labels on all my taskbar buttons disappear. Each one is left with only the icon, centered in its taskbar button. I found ...
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Is it safe to use GParted while booted?

I have Linux Mint installed on an external hard drive, and I have the 4 main partitions (/boot, swap, /, and /home). I also have 600GB of unallocated space. I know there's always the chance of data ...
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Getting sound working on Linux mint 13 Mate

I have just installed linux mint 13 and I haven't used linux before so I apologise upfront if this question seems basic. I am unable to hear any form of audio on file which I try to play in any ...
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Update is telling me my package system is broken - the instruction to fix it doesn't work - what to do?

I am using Linux Mint 12 and currently have the Mate desktop running. The icon in the upper right showed their were updates. Tried to do it and it said that The package system is broken ...
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Why kernel 3.6.2 is so much less energy efficient than 3.6.1 on Mint 13?

I noticed, that the power consumption in my ASUS P53E notebook is doubled (from 10W to 20W) when I change from kernel 3.6.1 to 3.6.2 (or later). I use Ubuntu Quantal mainline kernel from ...
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How can I upgrade to gnome-shell 3.6 from 3.2?

I have Linux Mint 12 which has gnome-shell 3.2.2.1 but I would like to update it to 3.6. So my question is how do I upgrade it? And also, AltF2 doesn't doesn't do anything, how can I get that ...
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How do I boot Linux if boot partition was deleted?

At first, Windows 7 was the only OS in the drive. Then I installed MINT. Accidentally, I formated the sda1 partition (where the windows 7 bootloader was stored) as ext4, being the mount point of ...
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Bluetooth not working in fresh Mint Maya install

I have a fresh Mint Maya install (MATE WM). Out of the box, the bluetooth applet appeared on the taskbar, but it wouldn't launch. After an upgrade from apt, it doesn't even appear on the taskbar ...
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How do I use this .ttf file as my terminal font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use or convert .ttf font for console use in FreeBSD Ubuntu Server, set terminal font to a custom ttf font? I'm using Linux Mint 13, with Cinnamon. I have a .ttf file ...
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Banshee Won't Update (Linux Mint 12)

Anyone else having problems getting the latest version of Banshee from apt-get? I'm adding the Banshee PPA, using apt-get update, and then trying apt-get upgrade and then to be totally sure, ...
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Black screen after changing primary monitor

I've just did a clean install of Linux Mint Maya x64. I am using two monitors (default screen of my laptop and external HP w2007v). The problem is that after I've changed my primary monitor to the ...
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Install Cinnamon on Debian

Is it possible to install Cinnamon on Debian unstable? There is no packages for Debian on their official download page, and when i tried to add PPA to my repositories list, it won't install because ...
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Problem with RA streaming with mplayer

I am trying to play a .ra streaming with mplayer from this url: rtsp://mm6.rai.it/radiofonia/radio3/napoli/battiti/2012/battiti2012_10_04.ra I use to execute the command mplayer rtsp://url.ra, but ...
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Cannot switch to TTYs or back

I just upgraded to Mint 13 - KDE x64 I am unable to switch to ttys by using the CtrlAltF1 .. F6 keys. The gettys are running and I can switch to the terminals with the sudo chvt 1 command. I have ...
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Upgrade java on Linux Mint 11

I'm unable to use web-based java content due to my version being out of date. %>java -version java version "1.6.0_24" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_24-b07) Java HotSpot(TM) Server ...
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Trying to install fonts on Linux Mint Lisa, but it looks like I have a permissions or ownership problem

I downloaded the Source Code Pro family of fonts, but cannot install them via the Font Viewer. If I give myself admin powers, I can manually add them to the rest of the fonts, so I'm guessing it's a ...
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How to replace icons in Linux Mint?

I have a problem with linux mint. The icons, I am trying to genericize my computer, with Tux logos. But some way or another, the icons reverted to linuxmint after a reboot (files were overwritten with ...
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How do I specify the keyserver with GPG?

Tutorials online say to use the option --keyserver, like this: gpg --send-keys <keyID> --keyserver 'hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371' but gpg doesn't recognise the option --keyserver. What ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a blank SSD

I've dual booted Mint and Windows 7, but I'd really like to get rid of Windows all together. And from what I understand, it's not really a true dual boot, but it's actually just running from inside ...