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Monitor scaling on nvidia ion

I have an older netbook with Nvidia ION. Because its very slow, i got the idea to install Starcraft on it. Now i'm facing the problem, that the internal chip from the Intel Atom seems to be too slow ...
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The first click on Linux Mint menu does not open it

I noticed that the first click on the menu after rebooting or turning my computer on does not open it, I must click again to actually show it. I use LMDE with MATE. I have followed the instructions I ...
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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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Linux Mint losing/dropping/forgetting network connection spuriously

In what may be the most annoying wifi problem of my life, Linux Mint 17.1 64bit xfce can't seem to stay connected to its current wifi network. The intervals are as narrow as 5 minutes, and as wide as ...
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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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Where can I set advanced settings (like fast_reauth) in network-manager?

Is there any possibility to change "advanced" default settings in Linux Mint's network-manager (like fast_reauth=0)? I can see that there are config files in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/, ...
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Solving: Monitor settings default not compatible with laptop screen with Linux Mint Live DVD

I am talking a friend through the process of installing linux on his laptop. He chose mint as he liked the look of the GUI. However when he ran the live DVD he saw this: I recognise that this is a ...
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Bad Resolution - Missing, corrupt after suspend, x121e Mint 11 - Bad EDID?

After travelling with my ThinkPad x121e on suspend my resolution has altered and the correct resolution setting disappeared. This affects the whole computer, when using live USB as well. I do not ...
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How can I access timemachine back ups from Linux Mint?

I can connect to my AirPort WiFi via my Linux machine but am trying to access time capsule backups I made when I had a MacBook Air. I have researched and found info on airport-utils, but have had no ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu (and Mint) install a boot sequence

I've tried to install a new Linux operating system and I've tried different flavors (x)ubuntu, Mint etc. With and without encryption, with and without LVM, but I'll always get the same error. When ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop responding via KVM switch in Linux Mint

I've had an odd bug crop up. I have two machines, both are configured to dual boot. I have a KVM switch between the two machines. The first is Windows/Debian and the second is Windows/Debian/Mint. ...
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System freezes with Linux mate 17 with cinnamon 64 bit [closed]

I am using Linux mint 17 cinnamon. I am attaching screenshot for my system configuration from system info menu. I have googled a lot about this and also looked into linux mint community link where ...
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Can I install the /home and swap partitions to a different drive than /?

I am in the process of dual-booting my Windows 10 PC to also run Linux Mint. I have both a 240 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The SSD is for the Windows 10 OS, and the HDD is for my files/documents/everything ...
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Linux Mint - touchpad doesn't working after wake up

I've installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon environment on my Asus X302LA. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work after waking up from sleep. Does anyone knows a solution for this problem?
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What is the correct way to refer to LINUX/UNIX generically?

If someone refers to "Windows" then everyone understands that as a generic reference to covers any or all versions of Windows. As for Macs, I have very little personal experience but I assume that "...
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Error on DSL Connection

I tried to DSL connection on my laptop. I use Debian mint. I used username and password too. But when I click on the icon it shows "Unable to connect DSL with error "(1) Creating object for path '/...
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M17: Trying to mount Windows 10 .iso onto partition via terminal, getting “block device ? is write-protected, mounting read-only”. Can I get a help?"

I have Linux Mint 17.1 and am trying to dual boot Windows 10 Technical Preview OR install it on my other hard drive. Extra easy damage-control for you guys- I do not care if I lose any data, as long ...
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How to install Blender in a version of your choice using the command line?

I have Blender 2.69, this is the version I got when I typed sudo apt-get install Blender in the command line. I do not know if this version is stable, but maybe it is the reason why a part of ...
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What terminal emulator is used in LinuxMint 17.2 Rafaela?

I installed Gnome commander and I can't launch the terminal with shift+enter. On the settings->options->programs tab the terminal appeared to be xterm. So to what do I change 'xterm' to in order to ...
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Recover local corrupted file

I sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find an answer looking through. I have a file which became corrupted on my computer and I need it back if at all possible. I am using Linux Mint ...
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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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How do I set default brightness after boot?

Linux Mint 12 (64bit), on an Acer Aspire 7730g. Upon every boot, the screen brightness is set very very low. Easily fixed via the function keys, but still a very annoying thing to do after every boot. ...
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Data recovery from corrupted Mint 17 partition

I'm facing a strange issue, I will try to give as much details as I can. I already tried lot of things from stackexchange and ubuntuforum and nothing seem to work. My HDD looked like this : /dev/...
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How to stop programs from opening on secondary monitor by default?

I have two monitors -- one DVI and one HDMI -- connected through a GTX 970. Some programs, windows, and games will open by default on my secondary DVI monitor unless I click or otherwise have a window ...
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What is different between Mint Linux and Ubuntu other than the interfaces?

I was wondering what is the difference between mint linux and ubuntu in regards to something other than the interface. When I look this up on google everything seems to be about Unity vs Cinnamon. ...
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Graphical problem Mint Cinamon Interface

Welcome, I need help with my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinamon. Everything is on the picture but I try to explain. When I run some linux applications windows are fully transparent. I can see only borders of ...
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Update KDE menu in Mint without logging out

I don't know why, but when I install any application in my several Mint 17.2 installatios, I need to log out and log in again to have an icon in the menu. I'm using KDE on Mint 17.2 with some default ...
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Mint 15 High temps on e-450, fan seemingly not reacting

I'm running a 64-bit Mint 15 on a Lenovo x121e with AMD E-450 and Radeon HD graphics. I'm worried about the high temperatures (I had Ubuntu before and never even noticed anything, so I never checked ...
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How can I find the right name for a package to be installed

I'm trying to install Nomachine on my Linux Mint computer.The installation instructions tell me to: $ sudo dpkg -i <pkgVersion>_<arch>.deb However I have no idea on what I should fill ...
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Different font in Linux Mint KDE affecting Google search and Gmail: why, and how to customize? [closed]

In Linux Mint KDE 17.2 (KDE4) the Google search fonts are different than in other systems. In Linux Mint Xfce 17.2 (that is, the same OS, different DE), it is normal one, that is the one that I ...
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Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds

I'm running Linux Mint 17 and recently installed Torch7. Now, after restarting, I get a dialog that says my session only lasted less than 10 seconds and there's an installation error and to use a ...
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How to log off when the desktop freezes?

Today I had an unexpected software failure. As I am inexperienced, I only managed to switch to the console using CTRL + ALT + F1 and then reboot using reboot. How do I properly log off if the desktop ...
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Mouse clicker with GUI able to repeat the clicks every 10 minutes

I need a mouse clicker with GUI able to repeat the clicks every 10 minutes. I am on Mint. I have found one from Murguu.com but it seems to be a trial or I may have misunderstood the Registration in ...
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How to allow hibernation on Linux mint 17 [duplicate]

When I press the power button and the window with power options(shut down, log off, etc) shows, it doesn't include hibernation. I know hibernation is different from suspension, so how do I allow my ...
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dpkg: error: duplicate file trigger interest for filename `/usr/lib/gio/modules' and package `libglib2.0-0'

[Reposted from askubuntu.com] I can't install any software. I think this dates from an unexpected power loss a few days ago. When I try sudo apt-get install gparted I see Reading package lists... ...
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USB 3.0 works always, USB 2.0 works sometimes

I have little problem with my two ports USB 2.0. They don't work properly. If something (like mouse or keyboard) is connected on boot it's working but when I re-plug this device he often don't want to ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 dual password prompts

I have an odd issue with my system showing me two password prompts after waking up from suspend mode. I can click on either to enter my password and I only need to enter it into one form to login. I ...
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How to split tunnel openconnet to let some apps directly connect to the internet?

I'm using openconnect on Linux Mint 17.1. when started, it tunnels the whole system, is there any way to set only some specific applications use this tunnel?
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System wide proxy with encypted ISA server request

I recently install Linux Mint Debian on my computer. It is working fine and I also have internet. But just firefox is able to get through the proxy. After some research I found out that the ISA ...
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nomodeset doesn't fix black screen on startup

I'm trying to install Linux mint on my 2010 21.5 in iMac. I managed to install it after booting from the usb drive with the "nomodeset" option, but I haven't been able to boot from the actual install ...
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How to move linux from thumb drive to internal drive? [closed]

I have latest version of Linux Mint Cinnamon (persistent data) in 16 GB thumb drive and I want to move it to internal hard drive which is 128 GB. How do I do that and do I lose 112 GB or can it make ...
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What's the recommended way to upgrade to a newer version of synaptics in Linux Mint?

I'm having problems with the clickpad on a Lenovo x250 running Linux Mint, similar to those described here: Missing support for thumb resting on bottom of clickpad Clickpads should ignore thumbs ...
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I want to delete from particular words in all the line if that particular word is present

eg: CREATE VIEW AIPKEYITEM.SEASONGROUPNETSALES ( CALENDARID , PRODUCTGROUPID FOR COLUMN PRDGRPID , NETSALESDOLLARS FOR COLUMN NETSA00001 , NETSALESUNITS FOR COLUMN NETSA00002 ) AS SELECT ...
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Mint: display setup lost after waking up, starting up or reconnecting second screen

I've been using Linux Mint 17 for a month and this problem occurred pratically since I first installed it. I have a dual screen setup where my laptop is set as the main screen on the right and my ...
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I need to directly access shared folder in linux with out using the root user previlage.Host Win7, Guest Linux Mint 17.2?

I need to directly access shared folder in Linux Mint (hosted in Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.2r) with out using the root user privilege. I have tried to change the user and user group using chown command ...
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Unable to run php on Linux Mint 17.1

I'm trying to install LAMP on Linux Mint 17.1 following this tutorial here: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/486 The Apache part was okay, I can access the localhost which shows a ...
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Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, characters are not displayed properly sometimes

Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon desktop. Sometimes the characters will suddenly look like this without any warning, I have to login again to fix it. Back to Mint 16, this machine never has this issue, ...
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How do I access a network printer from a windows printing server?

I only have the windows server address which is 192.168.100.12 and the printer's model which is HP LaserJet P1606. I can print on that printer from windows machine but how can I do from Linux? The ...
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Cjs-Message: JS LOG: Network Manager is not running, hiding

Config: Linux Mint 17.2 (based on: Ubuntu, Debian). Note: same problem on Ubuntu 14 I removed network-manager (via apt-get ... remove). I rebooted. Now I cannot login anymore, each time I enter ...
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USB headset not working properly

I have a Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Headset and I'm using linux Mint. My headset doesn't always immediately work when connecting it to my pc, but most of the time the headset works. Sometimes the ...