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Difference between Debian 7.1 and Linux Mint 15 Debian

What is the main difference between Debian 7.1 and Linux Mint 15 Debian besides look and Desktop Environment. Basically with a special reference to security stability, and updates if you are going to ...
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Despite all attempts fan is still running very loudly and fast

I am running DELL Vostro 3750, operating system Linux Mint and despite all my attempts the fan is still running very fast and loud. So far I have tried first edit Grub according to this article. Than ...
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Problems with sound in Linux Mint 15 on video

Problem: I think you'll enjoy this fun problem. I set-up a dev/media server. Steps to reproduce: Start up any video file (with Banshee or VLC or xfce player - doesn't matter) -- all is well. Sound ...
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Different behavior of mktemp Ubuntu 12.02 / Mint 9 Isadora

In a bash script I use ImageMagick's convert command for doing some image processing. I generate a temporal gif file for convert to write to. I really need the file to have the .gif extension so ...
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How do I repair malformed Banshee database?

My laptop ended up getting unplugged and powered off while Banshee was importing media files. When I turned it back on and logged into my linux mint 15 I tried to open banshee but got a fatal error. ...
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Mint changes default route when eth0 comes back and breaks existing tcp connections

I have two interfaces on my laptop (eth0, wlan0). lets say I am moving away from desk and connecting to an internal network A using openvpn software which uses wlan0 as gateway. I then ssh to a few ...
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Start 4 programs on startup in Linux Mint via terminal

I'm working on a project and I hope you can help me solve a problem. I have four programs that are written in C. They have been compiled using gcc and they work as they should. Because the four ...
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Samba server 3.6.3 crashes on simple setup on Linux Mint 13

I try to get smbd running on Linux Mint 13 on kernel 3.6.3-030603-generic. This is what I do: sudo apt-get install samba, then install this minimal /etc/samba/smb.conf: [global] workgroup = wkb ...
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Linux Mint: Hibernate does not work

I have tried hibernate multiple times on my Linux Mint 14. It does not seem to work. I have added some log which I think may be useful. Can someone help me diagnose the problem? laptop model: I: ...
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emacs meta key and Mint window manager

First, I'm not sure what window manager is running on my Mint installation. The "Control Center" yields no clues. Nevertheless - whatever I have is grabbing the emacs "meta" key (the option key on ...
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Cinnamon crashed after nvidia drivers installation

I have installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and I have installed Nvidia drivers using this question. After rebooting the system this message appeared: Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running ...
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Application displaying latest blog posts on desktop

Is there an application for Linux which is able to put rss feed directly on desktop? I've seen lots of standalone programs, but I'd like to have a window in the corner of my desktop always showing ...
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Linux Mint Wifi

I'm running Linux Mint 15 Xfce on a Compaq Presario desktop from 2009. I can't seem to get the wifi working. Rather than ask a general question, here's a simple question: If $ iwlist wlan0 scanning ...
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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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Cannot get rc.local to automatically run at all

so I've been trying to get the /etc/rc.local script to run, and for the life of me, nothing seems to work. I can run it manually by using service rc.local start, and it just echos 'hi' to a file in my ...
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How to setup Kiosk type functionality in Linux mint cinnamon? [duplicate]

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon. I want to setup the computer to act as a kiosk, where the user can only really interact with Firefox in full screen mode. What is the easiest way to lock the machine ...
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Guest addition already installed in Linux mint

I have recently installed Linux Mint 14 on a VirtualBox VM and it seems that guest additions are already installed. I did not install them. How is this possible? Does Linux Mint know that it is ...
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System cannot boot, continiously scanning btrfs filesystem

On the previous boot I installed HAL to make amazon prime video streaming work, which it did (mostly), but after reboot the system could not pull itself up all the way to BASH and drops to a failed ...
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback (classic) mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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How to install my application

I just created a simple application which creates a file on my desktop and writes "HAHA" in it. I made it in C++ and used g++ to get a binary. It works but it's not really "installed" on linux mint. ...
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Disk partition emptied during tar backup

This morning I was doing a routine backup of my development drive, one of 4 primary partitions on my hard-drive. The script I ran was: filename="/home/Backups/Devi_"`eval date +%Y%m%d`".tgz" touch ...
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Mint 15 frozen at startup, don't know why

yesterday I installed Mint 15 MATE on my laptop. Everything worked perfectly, so I installed some packages (python-django, mysql-server, and some other python modules). I also made an apt-get update ...
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How to install sshfs on Linux Mint?

I am trying to install sshfs on Linux Mint to mount remote folders over SSH. I've Googled up and down on how to install sshfs (as the command is not available to me) and I'm beating my head against ...
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I get this shutdown prompt, then my laptop dies. What is happening?

I get a dialog box that says 'Shut down the system now', the same as if I had clicked 'quit' in the main menu. This happens seemingly randomly. If I choose 'cancel', it sometimes goes away. Other ...
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How should I prevent data corruption on an NTFS partition shared by Windows and Linux?

I use Linux for most of the things but I still need Windows sometimes. So, I have Linux Mint 14 and Windows 8 installed (dual-booting) on my computer with the following disk setup: sda1: The 350 MB ...
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Installing Maya 2014 : “./setup” returns “/Setup is a directory” instead of running installer?

I hope this is posted on the right site, if not I apologize. Im currently installing (or trying to install) my Autodesk 3d Packages on my new LinuxMint installation. Im brand-new to linux, but so ...
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Linux Mint SPDIF Out Not Working

I'm running Linux Mint 15 (Cinnamon) on a computer with a GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard. The only issue that I have had is the sound. The analog outs work fine, but I cannot get any sound from the ...
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How to stop Rainlendar from hiding on the Linux Mint desktop?

Rainlendar is a great tool to keep events and tasks on the desktop (I did not find a better solution yet). The problem is that the application completely hides if you press: The "Show Desktop" ...
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Linux Mint 14 - Segfault in steam.sh (cannot launch steam)

Here is my output when I try to launch steam: tetra@nick-Inspiron ~ $ steam Running Steam on linuxmint 14 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for ...
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Linux Mint 15 Ethernet Problems

I have a problem with my ethernet connection on my mint 15 (my WiFi works fine). Right after install, it didn't work at all, I followed some solutions I found (including this one) and no luck. I had ...
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Linux Mint 15 does not Hibernate

I just did an install of Linux Mint 15 Olivia with Cinnamon, and it's been running fine so far. However, I just tried to hibernate the system by doing Menu -> Quit -> Hibernate, and it just brings me ...
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Cross button became invisible after installing compiz

I'm using Linux Mint with Xfce 14. I installed an old version of Compiz by mistake, but it was working fine. Then I decided to install the latest version, but after installing it the "Close" and ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a system where is already Mint and Windows 7?

I have already installed Linux Mint on Windows 7 so now I have dual boot with Linux Mint and Windows 7. They are both on diferent partitions. I have 1 free partition left. The question is how to ...
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How does one make x-screensavers work with mate-screensaver?

I am currently using Linux Mint - Mate Edition. I much prefer the mate-screensaver lock-screen so I refuse to use x-screensaver b/c its lock-screen is just hideous. I have learned elsewhere on the ...
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Where are the variables stored for mate-calc?

I know that there's no way to delete them by default in the application, but they have to be stored somewhere? I'm pretty handy with the command line, so I can do some such there. I believe that ...
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I recently ran updates now the terminal doesn't see installed packages

As the title says, I recently ran the system updater. At the time there was 400 updates. I installed them all and everything was peachy. A few days later it showed that I had more updates. So, ...
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Ubuntu styled notifications in Linux Mint

I recently installed Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon. It ran smoothly after forcing a kernel update by activating visibility of "Level 5" "dangerous packages". Later, after a post-update reboot, my ...
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Do all distrbutions have the same drivers for ATI cards?

The problem is that my fan is too loud and working nonstop on my desktop. I have tried so far: Ubuntu 13.04, Linux Mint 15 and I had in both the same fan problem (nonstop working fan and very ...
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Running the wizard again after a new system installation

I'm interested in installing Linux Mint on old laptops and giving them away. During initial installation, I'm going to add VNC (or other tools to allow remote support), but interested in leaving the ...
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What is the difference between RGB and YCbCr?

In my Linux Mint ATI Catalyst setup I have set YCbCr as default for Color Pixel Format? What is the difference? I subjectively think that RGB (Full RGB) is better for my eyes. YCbCr seems to be ...
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Why does my Linux mint freeze? [closed]

I am running Linux mint 32 bit. My problem is that the operating system freezes randomly. When this happens, the only solution I have is to shut down by pushing the power button of my laptop, because ...
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How to prevent Windows partition to access(read) Linux partition files?

How to prevent Windows partition to access(read) Linux partition files within one physical hard disc? Right now a couple of programs can do that. E.g. Linux Reader I want to prevent that? What are ...
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43 seconds to mount swap on /dev/mapper/cryptswap1

My Linux Mint takes longer than I would expect it to boot. Checking dmesg I see the following consecutive entries: [ 8.335668] Adding 9767484k swap on /dev/mapper/cryptswap1. Priority:-1 ...
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Can I install a distro to one partition while using a distro installed on another?

I currently have two partitions with Linux distros installed on them. I am currently using one with Mint 14, and you could call the other deprecated. I just found out about the release of Mint 15, ...
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Task bar, close, minimize, maximize etc. disappeared on Linux mint cinnamon

Yesterday, While logging in to my Linux Mint(cinnamon) I noticed that my task bar has been missing. And when I open any window, there is no close/minimize/maximize button. All this sounds weird to me. ...
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MTS MBlaze 3G USB Dongle in Mint 14 Cinnamon

I recently installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit along with Windows 7. I have a MTS Mblaze 3G USB dongle. This dongle has 2 modes i.e., 1X mode which gives less speed up—to 30 kbp/s and a ...
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Linux Mint 15 Doesn't detect Windows with update-grub

I just installed Linux Mint 15, but update-grub doesn't detect Windows: $ sudo update-grub Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic ...
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Logitech G110 Multimedia Keys in Linux Mint 14

I know that plenty of questions have been asked about multimedia keys, but I'm having trouble finding a solution for my specific problem. I have a Logitech G110 keyboard, which (besides the macro ...
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How can I use wget to download large files? [closed]

I want to get the ISO for a particular version of Linux, say 'Mint 14 “Nadia” KDE '. I tried using wget in the terminal to download the ISO of this distro: $ wget ...
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Unable to upgrade Cinnamon with Linux Mint 13

I would like to upgrade to the latest version of Cinnamon. I'm running Linux Mint 13 in a virtual machine. Everywhere I look, I see the same instructions: > sudo add-apt-repository ...