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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 ...
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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 add meta information to aid menu search on Linux Mint 17.1

I was wondering whether and how it is possible to add meta information to the application found when using the search box. Every time I intended to use for instance Okular I'd type 'PDF' to search for ...
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ffmpeg configuration error

I downloaded ffmpeg and followed the README. First thing, ffmpeg needs to be configured. But executing configure (./configure) says ~/Downloads/ffmpeg-2.7.2 $ ./configure gcc is unable to create an ...
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Random video files have bad audio output

Two weeks ago, I started having audio playback issues with video files of various formats (MKV, AVI, etc). When played in VLC, the audio output sounds like a bunch of static. When I switch to the ...
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Catfish Search in Thunar doesn't work in Xfce

The Search in Thunar file manager context menu using catfish is present by default as a custom action in Linux Mint Xfce: The command used is catfish --fileman=thunar --path=%f (also recommended ...
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Audio Controller not working on linux mint

I just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (MATE) on laptop hp probook 450 g1. however i can't use Audio, it not working. I try sudo inxi -Fxi System: Host: skd-HP-ProBook-450-G1 Kernel: ...
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Keyboard shortcut to launch Nemo

In Windows you can type Super+e to launch the file explorer. I find this really useful, particularly because almost every action I take starts with search for a file or folder. Is there an equivalent ...
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Connecting Linux Mint to WiFi network MEDIATEK MT7630e

I just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (MATE) on an old laptop and everything works amazing, however I can't seem to get it to connect to my WiFi network. All my other computers can get access, plus, before ...
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Map workspace switch to mouse buttons in cinnamon

I want to set up cinnamon to switch workspaces right and left when I press my mouse scroll wheel clicker right or left, but I don't see an option in the cinnamon settings. Is there any way to ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE does not have Printer support pre-installed. Can I add it, and precisely how?

I recently tried Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE and really liked it. But the only big issue is there seems to be no Printer utilities installed by default. And yes there are packages available through the ...
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How to use Desktop Lock Screen and turn off XScreenSaver Login Screen?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1, Cinnamon Desktop, Compiz, and XScreenSaver. I want to be able to use the Desktop Lock Screen and turn off the XScreenSaver Lock Screen. Turning off the Lock Screen in ...
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How to hide a window's toolbar temporarily

How would I temporarily hide the toolbar on programs' windows: Surly there must be a way to do this with MATE? I tried Google and I got unrelated issues.
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How to remove JDK 7 and install JDK 8 in Linux Mint?

JDK 7 is already installed in Linux Mint by default. I want to remove it and to install JDK 8 instead. I youtubed and i found a tutorial. I followed it. What i did was, first i downloaded JDK from ...
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Configuring Chromium Browser to load multiple plugins from /etc/chromium-browser/default file

How can you configure Chromium Browser to load multipl plugins (specifically; type NPAPI)?. I edited /etc/chromium-browser/default to add the pepperflash from google-chrome ...
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Network Manager Applet Not Showing Interfaces

Running Mint 17 After boot my computer connects to the wifi and everything and seems to work fine except that the applet does not show the wifi icon or the connection. It shows the connected logo but ...
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CTRL + ALT + L doesn't work anymore

I am running on Linux Mint and I use CTR + ALT + L to lock my keyboard. But now since 2 days it stopped working.Nothing happens when I use this key combination. When I go to: Menu > Keyboard > ...
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Linux Mint Doesn't Stay Suspended

I recently installed Linux Mint 17 and I really like it despite some issues I have encountered. My most recent issue is that when I close the lid of the laptop to suspend it appears to suspend for a ...
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What renders my background image on cinnamon?

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64 bit. My Cinnamon version is 2.6.13. What application is rendering my background image on my desktop?
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How to restore packages removed by installing a program

I was trying to install the normal map plugin for gimp, and I tried installing the package gimp-normalmap:i386 from the Software Manager on Linux Mint. As I was installing it, I realized that it was ...
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Automatically label MATE Terminal tabs

Is there a way to automatically populate tab labels in MATE Terminal? I notice there's an option to manually set a name, but I'm hoping to have it automatically display the last command or something ...
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python3 traceback error

Whenever I mistype any command in terminal instead of getting Error:Command not found I get this python message error Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3.3/site.py", line ...
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Upgrading OS from terminal [closed]

So I already know how to upgrade system packages from terminal with apt-get or synaptic or aptitude but what about upgrading the OS from an older version to a newer release version but from the ...
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Disable Ctrl+Alt Hotkeys in certain programs

I am using Sublime Text 3 which uses CtrlAlt$key hotkeys for a few important functionalities, but CtrlAltLeft (for example) switches workspaces. Is there a way I can disable the OS functions of these ...
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Connect HDHomeRun directly to a computer and share with the rest of the network

I installed Linux Mint recently on my new Intel NUC. I would like to connect my HDHomeRun directly to the computer through the ethernet port and use the built-in WiFi as a bridge to allow the rest of ...
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Old software in the Synaptic Package Manager

I'm new to Linux and I like using Mint 17, but I don't understand why the Synaptic Package Manager doesn't have the most recent software. For example Eclipse 4.5 is available, but the manage only has ...
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How to Upgrade to Linuxmint 17.2

In the Linux Mint upgrade manual I found this entry: Upgrading to 17.2 is relatively easy: In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate and ...
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Install software on shared drive in linux mint

I am running windows and linux mint 17.2 together . My hard disk drives are available in both linux and windows . I can only install software linux drive , is there any way I can install software in a ...
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Not able to install mint with UEFI

In order to install Linux mint mate edition on a HP pavilion notebook, I downloaded the iso file on the official website. I created a bootable USB stick with Rufus. I shrinked the windows partition ...
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Weird dropshadow in Linux Mint Cinnamon panel (VirtualBox)

On my Linux Mint VM I see some weird drop shadows in my panel. What's causing this and how do I get rid of them? I tried changing themes but both dark themes ("Cinnamon" and "Linux Mint") seem to be ...
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Can't start mysqld

I've installed mysql through $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-core-5.1 $ sudo apt-get install mysql-client-core-5.1 This is my current conf file And the service won't start, at first the ...
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disable service linux mint 17

I'm using linux mint 17 and I want to prevent a service from starting on boot. I can stop the service with, /etc/init.d/<service_name> stop but it will start again on a reboot On centos7 I ...
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How strong is the encryption of a zip file in Linux Mint

Zip encryption has had often a bad reputation of being weak, but some would argue that a zip file encrypted using certain algorithms (such as by using AES), together with strong password, is really ...
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Installing new WD green hdd

I've purchased a new Western Digital Green Power 1TB 3.5 inch internal hard drive on eBay but I can't get any of my desktops to recognise it. Model number WD 10EURX. I'm using Linux Mint 17 Mate and ...
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r8168 connection drops randomly

I have a Realtek RTL8168 ethernet card built into my computer (HP ProBook 455 G1), running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64bit. Before you tell me to replace the preinstalled r8169 module with the r8168 ...
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Tiny Login Window for Mint Linux inside virtual box

I am running a virtual box 4.3 under Mac OS on a MacBook Air. I just installed a fresh copy of Mint Linux (Cinnamon 17.2). The installation went without a problem but upon restart the login window was ...
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chromium v44 + netflix : missing components error

1) I installed chromium beta v44 on linux mint 17 (rebecca) as per discussion here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser/+bug/1371274 sudo add-apt-repository ...
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can't ppa-purge ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta

I installed a beta chromium and now want to purge it on linux mint using ppa-purge. I get all sorts of errors. I also confirmed that the browser has not been deleted/removed from my system as I just ...
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How do I dual boot Win7 and Mint17 both on /dev/sdb?

Question: In my setup, where do I specify the device for the boot loader installation and how do I fix the issue of not being prompted to select my OS with GRUB? Bonus Question: Is there an easy way ...
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nvidia graphics card showing incorrect memory GTX 770 linux mint

Have a new secondhand PC, running Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64 Bit, Linux Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic. System info recognises two VGA cards - onboard and the GTX 770. However, when I query lscpi -vnn | ...
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GRUB Won't Show At All- Windows 8.1 & Linux Mint

I have an HP laptop. May be irrelevant, but it's an ENVY m4. I started out with Windows 8, then later upgraded to 8.1. Had an interest in Linux. Used a tutorial to dual boot the two OS's, since I ...
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Failed installation 32-bit python on 64-bit Linux Mint

I basically have two questions: How do you install 32-bit Python alongside 64-bit Python on linux? How do I fix my broken system from the failed attempt below? I just tried to install a 32-bit ...
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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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64bit Linux Mint on Dual Core Pentium 4 machine

I have a HP 530 desktop with a 3200Mhz Dual Core P4 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB Sata HDD. I'm setup with Dual Boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17. Although Windows 7 64 bit loaded fine, Linux Mint 17 64 ...
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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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Synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions

Is there any way to synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions? There are several software packages that I need to synchronize between a Linux Mint installation and an Ubuntu ...