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Scanner works in laptop, not in desktop

I have an Epson Perfection 660 flatbed scanner that works on my laptop. This is what appears in /var/log/syslog when I plug it in: Dec 18 15:43:57 lap kernel: [   31.868278] usb 6-2: new full-speed ...
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How to make a standalone application appear on the Mint menu?

How can I make the executable file of a standalone application appear on the mint menu so that I can execute it from there? What I currently do is to add the application path to the PATH variable and ...
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How to use Caja (file manager) to organize files and folders online?

The default file manager of Linux Mint 15 (Mate) is Caja. In the about screen of Caja, it says: Caja lets you organize files and folders, both on your computer and online. My question is, how ...
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Mouse clicks won't work (Linux Mint KDE)

I'm using linux mint 15 with KDE and today I realized my mouse clicks on Google Chrome often don't work and it only throws out the messages: (google-chrome:2971): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: ...
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Dual boot Linux Mint in a GPT style hard drive along with Windows 8

I have a Sony VAIO e series laptop which came with Windows 8. I wish to install Linux Mint as additional operating system. Only at the time of installation I could find that my HDD is of GPT partition ...
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Suddenly cannot open any terminal on Linux Mint

I suddenly cannot open a gnome-terminal window in Linux Mint. I installed xterm and guake too now looking for a replacement, but none of them will open either. When I do try to open gnome-terminal by ...
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Debian vs Mint? [closed]

I am new to linux and I can't decide whether to choose Debian or Linux Mint for my first distribution. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu (if I understood right), and Ubuntu is based on Debian. But as I ...
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Hand shaking fails while trying to add PPA repository

I cannot add any kind off PPA repository. When I execute the following command e.g.: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hotot-team I get the following error: Cannot add PPA: '"Error reading ...
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How do I make a usb thumbdrive persistent?

I have Linux Mint Petra (Mate 64 Bit) installed on a HP Pavilion dv7-3008tx laptop. I want to make a 32GB thumbdrive, with an ISO disk image on it, persistent without fully installing the system on ...
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Can't install Linux Mint Cinnamon nor Ubuntu while switchable graphics turned on

I've got Lenovo G500 intel i5 with switchable graphics (Intel and AMD Radeon HD 8579M). When I try to install Linux Mint Petra Cinnamon, when switchable graphics are on by the bios, live CD can't ...
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Why is my notifications applet displaying incorrectly?

I'm using Linux Mint 16 Petra with the MATE desktop environment. Perhaps I shouldn't have done this, but when I was adding a new application to my list of startup applications, I saw what seemed like ...
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Connecting to localhost via system IP address

I am using Linux Mint 15, and I am running a Ruby web server(Thin) on port 3000. I can connect from my machine via localhost:3000, but the moment I type in the system IP address (eg. ...
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How can I get ssh working on Mint Olivia?

I have a Mint KDE VM (under VMware Fusion on Mavericks), and it is refusing ssh connections. I have not enabled UFW, and openssh-server installed without reported error. However, when I attempt to ...
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When update Linux Mint from 15 to 16?

I would like to know if I have to, every time the new release of Linux Mint come out, upgrade my OS? I had Ubuntu someday, and every half a year I burnt a CD and installed everything from the ...
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How do I install swell-foop-3.11.1.tar.gz in Linux Mint Petra?

How do I install swell-foop-3.11.1.tar.gz in Linux Mint Petra? I tried to install it with software manager but the game does not seem to work, so I downloaded swell-foop-3.11.1.tar.gz and extracted ...
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Cinnamon (Petra) crashed. Opens in fallback mode

I'm not an expert on linux. My cinnamon (petra) just started to chrash on logons and I have no opinion for what did I do wrong. I have found a set of errors on my .xsession-errors. The below one is ...
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How can I have Linux Mint 15 Olivia always startup in console mode

Several months ago, I installed Mint 15 on an old laptop with the intent to use it to run various game servers for the house. All of these are console apps, so I'd like to not have to bother booting ...
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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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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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Connected to WiFi, no internet access - Linux Mint

I connect to a my AP and I get a message "Connect to ..." but I cant access the internet, nor ping anything exept my gateway. I tried changing the DNS Servers to google ones but with no use. Any ...
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GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: Unable to autolaunch when setuid

I am encountering a strange error whenever I run certain commands, for example, sudo apt-get install ______ and I receive the following error: (process:28847): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to ...
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How to recover from desktop freeze without losing running windows?

Sometimes VirtualBox causes random freeze of my Mint 16 Cinnamon Desktop 64bit. I am not able to pinpoint what is actually wrong and even where to fill the bug report. But the life goes on and I ...
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Why won't Linux let me play with /dev/dsp?

I'm working through a Linux textbook, and it's telling me about devices. It says that if I send the appropriate output to /dev/dsp, then it will play a sound. The example is cat file.wav > ...
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Automount CIFS shares on boot?

I have a script saved that mounts my CIFS share, but I have to run it manually every time I boot into Linux and I connect to the internet. Is there a way that I can set the script to run as root every ...
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How to set a custom keymap and make sure, that it is not overwritten by system?

I use custom keymap, that diffentiates between left and right Ctrl: remove control = Control_R clear mod3 add Mod3 = Control_R When I load it with xmodmap myxmap, it works only as long, as one of ...
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Postgresql 9.3 with posgis extenstions not working after restart

I'm running Mint 16. In pgAdmin it gives me this output. An error has occurred: ERROR: could not load library "/usr/lib/postgresql/9.3/lib/postgis-2.1.so": libjson.so.0: cannot open shared ...
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Static IP for 2 PCs on crossover cable in interfaces(5) file?

I've got 2 PCs connected on an Ethernet crossover cable. On PC1 I run: sudo ip addr add 192.168.2.1 peer 192.168.2.2 dev eth0 sudo ip link set dev eth0 up On PC2 I run: sudo ip addr add ...
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Internet bandwidth mysteriously drops under Linux, but is fine under Windows

I can't seem to download files from the internet on my laptop with Mint/Ubuntu, due to strange bandwidth fluctuations. I'm able to browse the web with Firefox with no problems, apt-get update and ...
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Ubuntu / Mint brightness 0 by default on login

Every time I boot up Ubuntu or Mint, after choosing an OS from GRUB menu, before logging in, screen brightness is set to 0. What is the reason behind that? I always end up manually turning on the ...
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Spell check fails in LibreOffice Word 4.1.2.3 in Linux Mint 16 Petra

I am using LibreOffce 4.1.2.3 in Linux Mint 16 Petra. When I try to run a spell check, no checking occurs, and I immediately get this response: It seems to indicate my language and location aren't ...
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How do I get rid of these broken package errors and install Mate in Linux Mint 16 Petra?

I have upgraded my computer to Linux Mint 16 Petra. Everything worked smoothly during the install with no errors, or indications of any problems. However, after I rebooted, Mate was no longer an ...
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Save image as 24 bit png

Is there a way to save an image as 24 bit png? I didn't manage with GIMP. Keep in mind this is pixel art so keeping the exact colors are important. I tried several things in GIMP, but it always said ...
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No matter how many times I try re-installing Linux Mint, I get a GRUB error. How do I fix it?

I have been trying to install Linux Mint 16 Petra using a removable USB thumb drive on my laptop, and after multiple attempts, I get the same error every time: error: file ...
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Configure Wacom Intuos Graphics Pad in Linux Mint 15

I purchased a Wacom Intuos graphics pad recently (specifically, Create Pen & Touch Tablet, which I think is the rebranding of the Intuos 4), and I am trying to configure it on my Linux Mint 15 ...
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cinnamon-screensaver and lock settings not visible in settings panel

A rather peculiar problem: After updating a fresh installation of Linux Mint Debian Edition, I lost the ability to change the screensaver and lock settings, here's a screenshot of the relevant ...
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system went unresponsive and had to hard reboot

without not much load on the machine, it suddenly went busy and went unresponsive. it could not respond to keyboard or mouse movement or neither would move to another other tty's. there is some log ...
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Problem with logical partition and recovery mode

After the installation of compiz with linux mint, I had a problem in my Linux Mint 14 . There is a blank screen after typing my login/password to enter my session. I tried some things to correct this. ...
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xterminal dosen't pass key-strokes to emacs

I opened emacs using emacs -nw. Now, when I press M-v, it opens the view menu of the terminal, instead of passing the command to emacs. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? (I'm running on ...
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NetworkManager failing to authenticate to WPA-EAP using TTLS and PAP in LMDE

I'm running Linux Mint Debian Edition with Update Pack 7. I'm trying to connect to a WPA enterprise network using TTLS and PAP, with no luck. The problem seems to be in authentication. Visually, ...
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Mint Linux 13 will not boot to splash screen after graphics driver enabling in hp dx2450:

I was trying to play some games on my computer and had graphics problems. I only have the on-board graphics (no graphics card added yet) but some of the games were extremely basic and still wouldn't ...
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What's the right way to install an appropriate package containing <signal.h> on a Linux Mint VM?

I have Linux Mint installed on a VM: Linux jonathan-mint-virtual-machine 3.5.0-43-generic #66-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 23 17:33:43 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux I tried to compile something that ...
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What is 'keyring' in Google Chrome

Every time i run Chrome, it ask for the keyring password for Default. If I fill my password in, it disappears and I can continue, and when I press cancel it has the same effect. So, what does the ...
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headphone/Microphone is not workingLinux mint 15

I was using windows and my headphone and speaker was working fine there. Recently I moved to linux mint and having problem to get sound on headphone. Speaker still working fine. I have tried several ...
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Error while trying to connect to internet using wvdial

I am getting error while connecting to Internet through Wvdial . This is the output which I am getting : tusharmakkar08@tusharmakkar08-Satellite-C660 ~ $ sudo wvdial --> WvDial: Internet dialer ...
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How to remove Cinnamon's Alt-F1 keybinding using Linux Mint 15

I've just started using Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon 1.8.8 at work and when I press Alt+F1 the display zoom out and displays the workspace switcher. How can I disable this shortcut? I removed the ...
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Linux Mint 13 Mate: default to current username synaptic authentication

I have Linux Mint 13 Mate. There are 2 admin user accounts on my computer. Some programs like Synaptic and the Software manager ask me to select a user name before I type in the password . I would ...
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How to use numeric keypad as mouse?

Is there a way in Linux mint to use numpad as a mouse on my desktop. I have tried shift+numlock but it did not work. Is there a package that I must install? Articles on the Internet are too old to ...
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Problems installing MELT plug in

I'm trying to install MELT plug-in on my linux machine, and I encounter some errors. Following the readme file, I run: apt-get install gcc-4.7 g++-4.7 make texinfo texi2html autogen gawk apt-get ...
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Mint 15 on Lenovo G700: wired internet not working (Atheros QCA8172)

Mint 15 doesn't see internet after installing it in dualboot with windows 8 (in Windows internet works well). My network card is Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet (rev 10). What I did: Install ...
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Failed to fetch medibuntu Something wicked happened resolving (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

I'm using linux mint, and while executing apt-get install <some-package> i encounter some errors. The errors from install are: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with ...