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Linux Mint, is there a captive-portal software for?

Does Linux Mint 17+ has a software for doing captive portal? Amongst the provided list here, it seems none is mint-compatible.
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How to run the latest version of a program?

I'm quite new to the Linux world but very happy with my Linux Mint installation. One thing that confuses me is that I'm not sure how to update certain programs. For example, I installed Blender from ...
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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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Captive portal [HostApd] detection by the browser?

I'm using hostApd to develop a captive portal. My machine provides à Wifi (password free), and I plan the clients to get a popup saying "hello". You know, like the popup of wifi providers, asking for ...
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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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Installing KDE broke my Cinnamon installation

I started my adventure with Linux Mint installing the MATE DE. Then I installed Cinnamon and switched to it. Recently I wanted to try KDE out. So I installed mint-meta-kde, kde-full, amarok, kde-...
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A script to install OpenVPN & modify iptables?

I d like to automatize the install/config of OpenVPN on my client machines. Roughly, it should looks like : - apt-get openvpn - cp, edit, .... - modify iptables. Is it possible in one script ? or am ...
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Is there a way to restart XFCE with new settings from a bash script?

My laptop is running Linux Mint 17 XFCE Edition, and I'm trying to set it up so that I can use Emacs with my usual keybindings. These include certain autocompletion/fill commands involving Alt-Tab, ...
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How to check if a dump-generated backup is OK?

When dumping my FS with dump, e.g.: $ dump -0f /path/to/usb/nonexistant-file-name / I get a binary file, extension-free. It's normal. I regularly store such backups, if ever I need to restore one. ...
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Linux dump(8) outputs nothing

I am dumping my live partition. All works ok in terminal. Until the 100%. I dump from live mint partition to an USB key. $ dump -0f /dev/sdc1 /dev/sda2 Once done, I look at my USB key. Nothing on ...
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Installing a theme - Mint 17.2

I've just done a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon and would like to install a theme but haven't had any luck. (I've never installed a theme before). I have downloaded the sable theme from ...
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Linux : Best way for cloning/backingup

I browse various solutions for backing up : tar (and his -N option, for incremental tar files) dump (and his level feature backing only new files, if wanted) fsarchiver CloneZilla ... Starting ...
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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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No keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 2.6.7

I upgraded my Cinnamon DE (in Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca) via sudo apt-get install cinnamon, from my Xfce DE. All is working well except for the keyboard layouts. I'm stuck with a US English layout and ...
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Backup system image.

Is it possible to create an image backup of my installed linuxmint. I would like to be able to have a restore image to reinstall Mint as I do with windoes system image backup (for instance). In ...
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Ran into a problem running Bpython

I used the sudo apt-get install bpython command to install bpython. Now when I type bpython, I get an error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/bpython", line 5, in <module> from ...
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Strategy about cloning crypted (LUKS) systems

For a while, I ve being discussing here how to manage to clone one encrypted system on others. My plan is to build a Mint system, then to encrypt it, then to clone it. Here is my process for ...
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difference between ubuntu and linux mint is only desktop?

I want to choose a distro to start. It'll probably be debian family. So I'm checking ubuntu and linux mint. People say the difference between ubuntu and linux mint is basically the default setup and ...
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Grub Refuses New Kernel

so my Mint 17 hasn't been booting, and I tried reinstalling the kernel from a live USB drive. I followed the steps detailed in this guide to edit /etc/default/grub to accept the last saved kernel (...
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How to avoid system timeout to login screen when I make a cup of tea?

Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE) running on HP G250 Laptop and older HP desktops. It's just me and the dog at home and I like to run the computer all day, but it keeps returning to the login screen after a few ...
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Mint 17 (Cinnamon): CTRL+Shift+U not letting me enter unicode symbols

I realize there's probably a simple answer to this question. I come from Ubuntu (Unity) and am used to type unicode symbols with Ctrl+Shift+U, followed by the symbol's code and Enter. This doesn't ...
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Problem using ecryptfs when /home mounted in two different systems

I have three partitions on my disk: Linux Mint Debian Edition (Kernel 3.11-2-amd64) /home Debian Testing (Kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64) Both systems mount the /home partition, which is encrypted using ...
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Linux 64 bit only recognizing 3gb of RAM out of 6 [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 (cinnamon) on a Dell XPS 630i core 2 quad. I recently upgraded to 6GB of RAM only to realize that Mint is only recognizing 3GB. I confirmed that the system is indeed 64 bit ...
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How do I prepare new drives for use in software raid?

Normally, I create RAID arrays during installation, but I'm trying to add an array to an existing system. The OS (Mint16) is on its own drive. I've added two brand new physical drives to the machine, ...
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How to install Tomcat Server on Linux Mint 17.1?

This is where I am so far with my download after I was stranded in the middle of the way. So I went to the website, downloaded the latest version of Tomcat, and I extracted it into my downloads. I ...
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Xwindows troubles

if someone could give me a hand in the clarification of this question would be very grateful, is as follows: Linux Mint desktop environment with compiz that ran fine until the update nvidia driver "...
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USB 3 Flash disk detected as USB 2.10

I just received SanDisk 64Gb USB 3 Flash Drive. I tested it in Mac and it detects like USB 3 and gives 140MB/s read performance. I tested it in Windows in my notebook with dual boot Windows/Ubuntu ...
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Changed login theme on Linux Mint 17.1 and now nothing is working

I have changed my login theme to a HTML theme. After I restarted it to watch how it looks like, nothing is working anymore. There is no taskbar. When I open the start menu it is completely ...
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How to Fix Synaptic Error 403 problem?

I'm having an annoying issue with Synaptic Package Manager on Linux Mint where it's just giving me Error 403 when I try to update the repository list. I can't figure out the source of the problem, ...
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Screen blanks at login screen

On Linux Mint 17.1, the screen blanks when left idle. To stop this from happening, I have checked all the obvious candidates on the Power Settings and Login Window screens. Can anyone help me ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon is slower in computer than in Virtual Box

After some months working in a VirtualBox VM with Linux Mint (the host as a Windows 7), I've finally installed Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on the same computer. And the experience hasn't been good. The fact ...
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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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How to set MBR to Linux Partition instead of GRUB

I have a Linux Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda1 and another Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda5. How do I set the MBR to boot into /dev/sda1 instead of the GRUB menu? I know how to use GParted to delete ...
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wifi slowdown after time, how to troubleshoot

I do not currently have access to the computer with the issue, to I am sorry if this question is a bit vague. I only need to know how to troubleshoot and not the actual solution. Right, I have a USB ...
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Find Command: display the file numbers [closed]

I have a couple of questions about the find command. How to show how many files and directories(only the result numbers) within the /var directory (and below) are owned by someone other than you or ...
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How to add more system event sound effects in Cinnamon?

How can I add more sounds to different system events on Linux for different actions or events? For example by default on some Linux desktops, say Linux Mint for example, you get sound effects when you ...
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Is Linux Mint Debian Edition free software?

I was reading the list of Free GNU/Linux distro's on http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html and found Debian to be "optionally free" (http://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html). To me, that ...
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StackApplet doesn't work in Linux Mint 17.1

I installed stackapplet from the official repo, and the applet started fine, but I was not able to add my account using the preferences. When I try to add my username, nothing happens. Even ...
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KGet: recovering connection after modem reset

I try to use KDE now. Native download manager is KGet in KDE. Problem is that KGet cannot continue file download, after computer (and modem) reload. It write that no connection. But Internet is ...
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How to clone an MTPFS partition of a mounted Android phone?

Using mtpfs I've mounted a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I need to make an image of its root partition. I want to use dd or the like, but nothing seems to be able to detect/reference an MTP and/or FUSE ...
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Linux Mint 64 bit eating ram

I have a Mint 17.1 install. It has 2x2Gb memory sticks. I have verified this with sudo dmidecode --type memory. My problem is that I don't see all the memory I expect.I would expect 4194304 kB. (i.e. ...
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Permanently change permissions of /var/run/postgresql

On Linux Mint 17.0 Cinnamon Edition, I want to use /var/run/postgresql as the unix_socket_directories option for all of my postgres databases. Whenever I run the command pg_ctl -D postgres-data -o '-...
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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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Packages Containing 'dfsg' in Version Number Causing Issues

I am running the same Python software under both Mint 13 and Mint 17.1 – both are 64-bit. Prior to 64-bit operation the software was running on Mint 13 32-bit. On 64-bit Mint 13 everything works as ...
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Moving 4 system folders to 1 separated partition

Some background: I have installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop SSD on a 10GB formatted partition and i have another HDD with 75GB, both ext4 formatted. The question part: I have two partitions ...
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LinuxMint “File System” shows no space when many GB exist

I have a VM running LinuxMint 17.1. I just resized the virtual disk, then used a live CD to resize the system partitions. I now have 18GB+ free. However, when I look in Files, "File System" shows as ...
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GParted LiveCD fails to start

I have a VM setup in VirtualBox (LinuxMint 17.1). But I'm trying to boot to GParted so I can resize a partition. I'm using gparted-live-0.22.0-2-amd64.iso and it boots correctly. I've tried every ...
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Windows XP virtual machine crashes installing driver for host-mapped Velleman K8090 USB relay card

I have an existing Windows XP (Win32) virtual machine running under Qemu 1.5.0 on Linux Mint 16. I wanted to test Velleman 8 channel USB relay card. There is a generic driver available, which I ...
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Zombie mysql process ? - linux Mint

I am having the following problem with MySQL and Mint: mysql is set to run at startup: sudo update–rc.d mysql defaults After startup the service is running and I can connect to the database through ...
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Wifi is not working on Linux Mint

I have a Dell Latitude E4310 laptop which ran Ubuntu for the last 4 years (with various versions). Recently I have installed Linux Mint (version 17), and afterwards the WiFi is not working. It was ...