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Keep aspect ratio true to the mode

I've recently installed Linux Mint 17, replacing my ageing Mint 13 installation. I've got a 16:9 screen. In case it matters, my graphics card is an NVidia GeForce 210. Now back in Mint 13, if a game ...
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System keeps asking me for root password instead of my password!

On a brand-new install of Linux Mint (latest version fwiw), and whenever I want to do something that requires root privileges (change date/time, update-manager,...) it asks me for root password (which ...
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My /dev/vcs7 is missing - is this by design, or can I create it?

In searching for a way to see the messages on my machine's console (the tty I get when hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7) from a shell, it was suggested to me that /dev/vcs7 was the appropriate place to look. This ...
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How to set Ruby GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH

I'm a NOVICE user of Linux and using Linux mint 17.1 I've reinstalled Linux mint 20 time in last 3 days for that issue but could not fix it I'm trying to install ruby on rails using rvm what ...
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Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?

Running Mint 17, just ran apt-get upgrade for the first time in a while, with 350MB download. It stops halfway to tell me /etc/issue is not the package maintainers versions. Ditto for issue.net and ...
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UI freezes when I open many tabs in browser

When I open many tabs on browser, UI completely freezes. In some cases I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 twenty or thirty times, after 15 minutes UI unfreeze, I switch to text terminal, kill browser and after that ...
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How to add static route in Virtual Guest to reach Host network?

I have a Linux mint virtual machine running with public IP as 203.x.x.x with bridge mode Ethernet adapter whereas my physical machine IP Address is 145.17.x.x subnet. To access my physical PC's ...
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How can I restore an xkilled panel in Linux Mint without a reboot?

In Terminal, one can enter 'xkill' as a command which lets you select a window whose client you wish to kill. In fact, it can even be used to kill panels. How can I restore an xkilled panel in Linux ...
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apt-get seems connected to an old database

I just installed Linux Mint on a new computer, and when I want to install software with apt-get, it always gets obsolete versions. For instance it installs OCaml 4.01.0 (latest is 4.02.3) and Opam ...
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Wireless breaks after closing laptop

I am running Linux Mint 17.2 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. Since ndiswrapper failed to install the drivers for my internal network card, I am using an external usb netgear WN111 v2 card. It works, ...
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Linux mint black screen after installing extension

I wasn't sure where exactly extensions are added but after little search I found out that they are placed in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions. Removing the contents of the following extension and ...
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Linux Mint emulate displays when no physical displays are connected

I have a notebook with Linux mint 17.1. I connected two external displays ( 3 along with my notebook's display) and can use all of them. Is it possible to keep all three desktops when there are no ...
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Can't boot Windows on UEFI after installing Linux Mint

Okay, so I just put a second hard drive into my computer and installed Linux Mint onto it. Now trying to boot back into Windows I can't, I've tried both the drives from the boot menu and haven't done ...
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xsession error: cannot log in after changing environment variable

I tried setting a new environment variable (I use linux mint 17). After restarting, I couldn't log back in. It says: Your Session only lasted less thant 10 Seconds. If you have not logged out ...
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Installation of R [duplicate]

I want to know about how to install the latest version of R for linux mint First I tried the command: sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list Then I typed: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net ...
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How to Pair BOSE SoundLink (Bluetooth) using Pulseaudio in Linux Mint Debian Edition?

Been having problems with pairing and maintaining conected my bluetooth speaker, finally after reading and reading, found some steps to achieve it. Please read ahead.
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Editor for altering the soundtrack to a movie

I have a movie that i'd like to "cuff", ie reverse a few swear words which crop up in it, to make it a bit more family friendly. Can anyone recommend a good free video editor tool for this? I don't ...
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Dual boot linux mint 17 with Windows 8

I have ubuntu dual booted with Win 8. I had the ubuntu installed before dual booting it with windows 8. Now I want to uninstall ubuntu and install Linux mint 17 instead. I burnt the iso image to USB, ...
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Synaptic Package Manager - Select Update in Bulk

I am running Mint 13, both 32- and 64-bit versions. In general I prefer to use the Synaptic Package Manager as it handles the dependancies. One view shows you all the upgradeable packages. Is there a ...
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How do I limit dnsmasq listening to only one interface?

I've tried to have dnsmasq (version 2.66) listen only to the loopback interface but it obsesses on listening to all available addresses, i.e. 0.0.0.0:53 despite the following arguments: # dnsmasq ...
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Touch pad freez in linux

I'm using Linux mint 17.2 Rafaela. My touch pad froze suddenly after I restarted the system. The issue is still there even after I boot up the pc. I also tried to change the setting using gpointing ...
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How do I display a message when I logon?

I am trying to display a message when I log on to Linux Mint 17.2. I have tried various methods without success: 1) I created a file /home/myusername/Desktop/startup-message.sh as follows: ...
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error: unknown filesystem entering rescue mode

I had two OS in my laptop. Windows 7 Licence version and I installed Linux Mint in Speparate Drive. It was all working fine before upgrade of windows 7 to windows 10. Problem is in my boot it was ...
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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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Laptop wireless not working following Linux install

I have an HP ProBook 4740s which came installed with Windows 7. I recently installed Linux Mint 17.2 on the laptop. Im not dual booting, the laptop now only has Mint on it. Since the installation, ...
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Busy mouse cursor won't go away

You know how the mouse cursor changes to "Busy" icon when launching an app? In my case, even a long time gets passed after the app is launched, the Busy cursor still stays up as if the app is still ...
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Open CSV File And Go Straight To Spreadsheet

Part of my software issues various commands to open and view different file types. For instance I use atril for PDFs and eom for PNGs. However I have a slight problem with CSV files. I can open them ...
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PCIe Bus Error filling logs FAST

Something is wrong with my system and this error is showing up in syslog and kern.log at the rate of several thousand times per second. The fact that it's listed as corrected makes me think it's ...
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Connect Logitech MX900 keyboard

My Logitech hardware Bluetooth hub suddenly stopped working, so I am trying to connect the Logitech MX900 Mouse and Keyboard units directly to my Samsung 900X laptop runnning Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. ...
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Grub screen on HDD_A after Linux install on (another) HDD_B, how to fix?

When I start my machine (linux mint), I get this Grub screen (http://itsfoss.itsfoss.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Boot_Repair_Ubuntu_Linux_1.jpeg): GNU GRUB version ...
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Permanent console on desktop as a “widget”

I just wondered whether it's possible to have a terminal window as a desktop applet (or desklet if you're using Linux Mint like me)? I can't seem to find any info on it, ideally it would just be a ...
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Installing Windows Logitech drivers for Logitech Gaming Software on Linux Mint

I ran the official installer on Windows. I switched to Mint and I can easily open the LCore.exe with wine: wine LCore.exe It opens the software, but it's obviously just saying 'No devices detected'. I ...
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Hibernate not working in Linux Mint 14 KDE after nvidia driver update

I've had some problems with the X server ramping up CPU usage, so I wanted to check if it goes away to a new Nvidia driver. I was at 304.xx and jumped to 319.49. Now, every time I try to hibernate, I ...
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Vim pausing randomly for a minute or so at a time

I'm running Linux Mint Maya 13.2 on a laptop from a USB stick, and SSHing onto that install from my own work computer. When i'm editing a file with Vim, i keep getting a pause of about a minute where ...
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Unable to boot Linux Mint due to Wi-Fi adapter

I have a Lenovo Flex 2 14D notebook with AMD A8 processor and factory installed Win 8.1 OS. Recently I dual-booted it with Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon. However the boot fails all the time. I ...
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Mint, install and LUKS/LVM

I want to make my linux laptopwith LUKS Encryption. OS : Mint 17. Is it better to make the disk LUKS-encrypted: at the installation process ? after it ? Quite a noob question, I need to be sure. ...
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Repositories of Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian

This was bugging me for really long time, but I was quite ashamed to ask, as this looks like most basic question about Linux. Linux Mint builds on top of Ubuntu and Ubuntu on top of Debian (I know ...
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Install Android Studio in Linux Mint 17 without PPA

I am still a fairly new user to the world of Linux. At the moment, I am wanting to install Android Stuido onto my pc which runs Linux Mint 17. I found this article which has an explanation about how ...
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broken dependencies when installing Codelite 8 on linux mint

I want to install codelite, I followed the instructions on the website. Because I'm running linux mint 17.1 x64 I added repositories for ubuntu utopic,trusty and vivid universe. Now when I run ...
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WordPress on LinuxMint: Can't create directory (or write file)

I run Linux Mint, with Apache2, PHP and MySQL. I've activated modules for Apache so that users' public_html can be used and that PHP-scripts can be run from them. I installed WordPress in my ...
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nvclock segfault with CRC mismatch

When trying to load nvclock_gtk it terminates with a segmentation fault. Reading symbols from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2...warning: the debug information found in "/lib64/ld-2.19.so" does not match ...
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USB install of Linux Mint - only shows up as a single partition but i've ran out of space

I recently set up an installation of Linux Mint Maya 13.2 on a USB stick. I set it up with UNetBootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/). When this sets up the drive, it makes a "regular" ...
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Linux Mint on USB - mtab is a folder, not a file

I just installed Linux Mint Maya (13.2) onto a USB stick with uNetbootin (http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin/). The install seems to work ok, and has a "persistence" partition which allows ...
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Caja - Respawning too rapidly

I had a problem with wxPython displaying on Mint 17.2 64-bit. This was fixed by installing gtk2-engines-oxygen. However the first time I re-booted after doing so caja started re-spawning more than ...
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Add more packages to the default installation with Linux Mint [closed]

When Linux is installed, (I assume) a bash script is used to mount the drive, install packages, etc. etc. If I wanted to install more packages upon installation, what directory would the script to ...
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How can I fix/install/reinstall grub?

So I started out with a 250GB HDD, the stock drive from an EeePC 1015pem that I am trying to turn into a MintBook. The drive is physically operable, but all data has been nuked, including the old OS. ...
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How to install Linux Mint from DOS?

I want to install Linux Mint 17.2 on my computer. Unfortunately, my computer doesn't have a CD-ROM (so I can't boot from Live CD). It does not have a capability of booting from USB drive (so I ...
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Better Workspace Switch Indication Linux Mint

Is there a way to install a better indicator that I have changed workspaces in Linux Mint? For instance currently I get the text in the center of the screen saying Workspace 1, Workspace 2, etc. Is ...
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Internet connectivity issues due to wrong MAC address (using Linux Mint 17.2)

I am new to Linux. Today, I installed Linux Mint (17.2) and tried to connect to the internet via a broadband connection. My Internet Service Provider (ISP) provided me with a fixed MAC address that ...