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How to know what is trashing my Linux mint system?

My linux system is trashing occassionally. I have 4 GB of ram which is good even for Windows 8. All in all I have good specs. But occasionally the HDD light in the CPU is on for a long time and at the ...
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How do I get rid of the small nub in the bottom right corner of my terminal?

I'm setting up XMonad within Linux Mint, and I've been able to remove the menubar and the scrollbar from my terminal windows, but I can't get rid of the small resizing nub in the bottom right corner. ...
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How to Change Size of Desktop

UPDATE: It appears my icons are appearing below my screen. This is part of a screenshot, but I cannot see it on my monitor: I am running Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. I changed the size of my panel, ...
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LFSH … what is '/lib/init' for?

I'm trying to understand the init/boot process. My system is LMDE, so I presume it will be pretty much standard Debian in that regard. I believe I more or less understand the basics of the init ...
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Installing Linux on a SATA partition, with Windows installed on SSD

My computer has a SSD drive along with a HDD drive. I've installed Windows on the SSD drive (Intel) already and I would like to install Linux Mint on a partition created on the HDD hard drive. So I ...
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Blank desktop in Linux Mint 15 Xfce

Some days ago, I installed Linux Mint 15 "olivia" Xfce in my pc. but, today when I started it everything was working fine but, the desktop color is grey and nothing but a blank screen. when I click ...
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Only met by a tty “login” prompt when booting Mint

I've installed Linux Mint 11 Katya (dual-booting with Win7) on my PC. After some problems with booting, I decided to use NeoGrub to add a Grub-based bootloader, configurable from within Windows, to ...
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Show in folder does not select file

In various applications when I do "show file in folder" it simply open the file-manager (nemo) but does not select the actual file. How can I make show in folder also select the file?
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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 ...
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Saving terminal windows in mint

How can I save all the terminal tabs(with each current pwd in each tab) and terminal window positions.
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Installing ia32 Libs Need to Downgrade Packages

I've been trying to install ia32 libs for ADB and fastboot through apt-get but I get a message stating I have held broken packages. So I have tried Aptitude and instead Aptitude keeps telling me that ...
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Is possible to have workspace switching via Ctl+Alt+Arrow NON CYCLIC?

After installing Linux Mint 16, and installing "Workspace grid (2D) and switcher", workspace switching started to work in a cyclic way. If you have many workspaces (4x4 in my case) navigating them in ...
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Mount an existing RAID 1 Logical Volume after OS upgrade

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to Mint 16. The installer did not detect my existing RAID 1 array, and I can't access it anymore. My drives are: SDA - First RAID Disk SDB - Second RAID Disk SDC - ...
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How to disable menu under ALT+1 binding in Linux-Mint

I want to disable the menu in Linux-Mint which is showing when you press ALT+1. I can't even capture the screen when the menu is showing so I've attached a photo. I tried everything and I didn't find ...
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Linux Mint 15: How to change permission of /opt folder

I'm trying install Pycharm Community 3.0.1. I'm extremely new to Linux and don't really know how to install things without explicit instructions (which for more popular software has just been pasting ...
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Boot process hangs, can start with “single” + startx

Mint 16 Cinnamon x86_64 fully updated (kernel 3.11.0-14-generic). Drive is encrypted as well as user's home dir. I had been working for a few days with a new install of Mint 16 and have ...
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Automating startup tasks

I have a "morning ritual" that occurs on every boot of my machine: starting up a few browser tabs, starting up skype, starting up terminator and subdividing some screens, etc. Is there any tool that ...
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Persistent (casper-rw) Dropbox keeps prompting to reconnect

I use Linux Mint as my main operating system, but I run it off a persistent casper-rw partition on a flash drive. (I don't want to install it to the disk because my laptop screen is broken, and if ...
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How do I compile wxWidgets with the same options as the package as the repository?

I am compiling wxWidgets as a pre-step to compiling the newest version of pgAdmin3 since there isn't a deb version in the repository that supports version postgres 9.2. I am having troubles and ...
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How to start the keyring daemon after a gnome-shell crash?

When gnome-shell crashes on Linux Mint 12 it usually comes up again within a couple seconds. When it doesn't, it seems that it takes the keyring daemon with it, because after restarting with while ...
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Use encrypted /home in fresh Debian created in Mint

I usually use my Linux Mint 15 installation on my PC. I have separate / and /home partitions. /home is encrypted with ecryptfs, which I did not configure myself, I just ticked the "encrypt home" when ...
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How do I get sound to work outside lightdm

If for whatever reason I sudo stop lightdm running on mint and just use a simple xinit session with mutter, is there some way I can get sound to work? Whenever I do that, it seems there's no sound.
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Linux Mint 15 - Unable to connect to wireless

I have been using Linux Mint 12 for some time and I remember I had faced similar problems back then but that had been fixed by doing some research. However, this time around with the upgrade to 15, I ...
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How to disable mouse-over workspace switcher in Cinnamon?

Here is the same question. But I can't find Enable Edge Flip option in System Settings => Windows menu to disabling this behavior in Mint 16.
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Linux Mint 15 : how to share wifi connection with other devices connected to Ethernet port?

My laptop connects to our apartment network via Wifi. I'd like to share this connection using the laptop's Ethernet port, i.e. be able to plug another system into Ethernet and have it also use the ...
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Graphics driver for Linux Mint 16 on Acer Aspire 5100 laptop

I have a 6-7 year old Acer Aspire 5100 laptop on which I installed Linux Mint 16 recently. Everything works fine except that the screen flickers badly whenever the computer resumes from sleep (e.g., ...
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Deluge crashes when deleting a torrent

When I go to delete a torrent, Deluge version 1.3.3 on Linux Mint LMDE 64-bit w/ MATE crashes and fails to delete the torrent. 4GB RAM, Lenovo SL400, 450GB disk space free. Happens reliably, 90% of ...
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is it possible to determine installed packages on a secondary mounted drive?

I'm "upgrading" to a new distro (from Linux Mint 15 -> 16) by performing a fresh installation to a new drive, and referencing my original drive as needed. I've currently booted to my new installation ...
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Always display Energy Applet?

My Stepdad uses Linux Mint and although he doesn't have a laptop, he would like the power/energy applet to be visible in the taskbar so he can keep track of his wireless mouse it's power status. ...
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Up to date Mint and AMD/ATI Radeon 2600 HD Mobility

I just installed Linux Mint (3.11 Kernel) on a 2007 Notebook with a Radeon 2600 HD Mobility. Works fine so far, but is there any chance I can use propritary drivers for this GPU? What will happen if ...
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Cannot boot Linux Mint after installing Windows (First) and Linux Mint (Second)

I can't boot my Linux Mint after installation of Windows. First I installed Windows and then installed Linux Mint with the option of "Install along with windows". But after I completed the Mint ...
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Installing Linux Mint Debian Edition into existing partitions: What's there to look out for?

I have four partitions on a hard drive, two of which are boot loaders. One is the /boot partition, one is the boot loader of Windows 7. Now, the Linux running on it, is an old Fedora. I'd like to ...
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Linux Mint 13 not installing

I just decided to move to Linux. I downloaded the Mint 13 iso and wrote it to a DVD. I installed it on my Win7 laptop with VMware workstation to test and all worked fine. So I decided to reboot my ...
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I disabled Compiz and the title bar on every windows is missing now

I am on Linux Mint 15 (Mate). I installed Compiz following the steps in this tutorial. Then due to some problems I faced, I decided to disable it. So I executed the following command: metacity ...
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Mint 15 Second monitor window sizing mess up

I'm running Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit on Dell Lattitude E6430 with external 24" Dell Monitor. The laptop has 1600x900 and the 24" has 1900x1080 resolution. I'm on standing desk with the 24" monitor ...
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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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Is there some memory leak in Mint 16? Or else what is this?

So this has happened to me 3 times now: I have left my computer on over night and when I come back in the morning all of my ram is being used and about a third to a half of my swap space is full. ...
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How to change swap partition from primary to logical?

I was installing Mint on dual boot with Win8 and I accidentally created primary swap partition. Is there any way I can change the partition type from primary to logical? Or do I have to delete those ...
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How to solve window manager problem in Linux Mint 14 Xfce after installing LXDE?

I like the way Xfce works on top of Linux Mint 14 Nadia (Quantal) - but I also like LXDE that I want to have in parallel. Mint 14 has no LXDE "version" now, and that is too bad. I heard that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changing color depth in linux mint

How can I alter color depth settings in Linux Mint 13 maya? I tried to find the xorg.conf in /etc/X11/ But I could not find the file.