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What is a purpose of big file with strange name in home/[username] directory?

In my user home directory I have a file named: tmp1HUvJk WglW1PwW_XpIMt9TjXEQlg_j_RFl2FAc2Dwk-.vwYAjVaOcbRikPg5_BjfAevak9jdzmZSnIj6l5HkjAZ5cmA94pMRso1biw19qyrZ8jhkW5pG9KxjSI vC QK2qS5Mbt-...
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Won't standby, usb_bluetooth refusing to freeze

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca on a Yoga Pro laptop. The laptop will only go into standby once and then will not until it is restarted. When attempting to standby it will freeze for 20 seconds ...
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uncompression error, no file system could mount root, kernel panic not syncing

I am using Linux Mint maya on vbox (Windows XP host), it's working fine without issues. Now I would like to install it with XP(dual boot) so I made a bootable DVD with same iso which I used for vbox, ...
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Can't install LibreOffice 5 on Linux Mint 17.2, policy rule not taken into account?

I'm trying to install the package by following web upd8 article Install LibreOffice 5.0 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA, with the difference I use the Fresh PPA. Environment $ lsb_release -a No LSB ...
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Linux Mint 15 WiFi hotspot options

I'm trying to configure a hotspot in my Linux Mint 15. There are no specific manuals for 15, but I found this video which describes hot to make a hotspot in Mint 14. Creating it in Mint 15 not much ...
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Mint 16 Cinnamon, maximize window fully

I am using Linux Mint 16 Petra cinnamon. The problem I have is that when I drag a window to the top edge of the screen the window only maximizes to the top half of the screen instead of the the entire ...
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How to boot Linux Mint from USB drive via Grub2

I am trying to install Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 bit on a USB drive so I have a portable desktop wit persistence. I am trying to do this manually because I haven't fount a program that does this ...
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TouchPad not working on Chromebook

I have just done a complete install of Linux Mint on a Toshiba Chromebook. All is working except I can't get the touchpad to move the pointer at all. I have to move around trying to do everything with ...
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WiFi is constantly trying to connect but getting disconnected

I am running Mint 17 with kernel version 3.16.0-38 on my Asus UX305FA. When I boot up, my WiFi tries to connect to the network, disconnects and tries again. I can see this in the syslog. My iPhone ...
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I have ap-hotspot installed and working, but only HTTPS sites can connect

I installed ap-hotspot on my Linux Mint. Everything looks fine now, but only HTTPS sites can be connected from my Galaxy S4 phone such as Facebook, Google etc. When I want to connect to some other ...
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Change screen resolution on Linux Mint

I have just installed Linux Mint 14 and I cannot change the screen resolution. The appropriate resolution 1920 x 1200, just isn't among the options. I have tried this solution but it reports: xrandr:...
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Can I install Ubuntu and mint side by side with Windows 10?

I have a lenovo laptop with 5th gen Intel i5 and 4gb RAM. Its running on Windows 10. Being tech savvy I couldn't resist myself from using Linux based OS. With all the research I did I finally came ...
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Should wait for next mint release for KDE plasma 5?

I tried to find many way to install KDE plasma 5 on linux mint 17. but KDE 5 wasn't compatible on linux mint 17. so should i wait for next linux mint release (mint 18) for KDE 5 ?
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Firefox resolution not proportional

I've just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (Raffaela) KDE. I am experiencing a strange problem with Firefox though: The Firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the ...
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Not able to install Plasma 5.4 on Linux mint [closed]

I'm trying to install KDE Plasma-5.4 on Linuxmint 17.2. But I'm not able to install that. I've tries to install Plasma 5.4 using these commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ci/stable sudo apt-...
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fat32 partition overwritten by Mint image

Was Running Mint 17.1 Two Kingston USB devices attached accidentally written a Mint image the the archive Kingston by the image writer, and lost my fat32 partition with important data collection. ...
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Flash drive fat32 partition overwritten by Linux Mint 17.1 image writer - need to recover [closed]

Ah Yeah...Mint 17.2 image is written onto a Kingston flash drive (8GB) and overwritten a fat32 partition. I can take You to the moon if You tell Me that, those files aren't lost ones. ///the image ...
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Latin characters on Mint - Alt key like Windows

How can I use Latin characters on Linux Mint? I've tried the alt key like on Windows but it doesn't work. I've searched and they say that alt doesn't work on Linux like on Windows. I've tried other ...
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Boot repair failed - no GRUB found - what now?

So I've installed Mint from a bootable USB. All seems to go well. However when I then go to boot into the install I'm greeted with a flashing cursor and nothing more. After a bit of internet ...
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Media key shortcuts ceased to function

Recently (say within the last two months), some of my media keys have ceased to obey their assigned shortcut. Take, for example, Play. If I assign AudioPlay as the keyboard binding in the Keyboard->...
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How to make a terminal window open at a certain location by default [duplicate]

Running Linux Mint 17.1 & MATE 1.8.1 When I open the terminal window with ctrl+T, I want it to switch the path automatically to ~/workspace. How do I do this?
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How to kill all vpns on switch user Mint 17.2

I'm using mint 17.2 cinnamon. I'm not particular about the method, just want it to stop all vpn connections (openvpn, listed in network manager) when I switch users or logout. nmcli doesnt provide a ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 incredibly slow on AMD A8-5600k

I have an HTPC and media server running Mint 17.1 which is incredibly slow. The hardware specs are: APU - AMD A8-5600k (4x 3.6GHz) MB - MSI FM2-A55M-P33 RAM - 4GBm, 1333Mhz HDD - Boot: WDC WD10EALX-...
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how to install bumblebee in linux mint 17 ?

I Found Nvidia Drivers Freezes In Cinnamon or Their Cinnamon Crash or Run in Fall-back mode. As bumblebee works better, how can I install bumblebee in Linux mint 17
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How to start bumblebee daemon on boot?

I've followed this guide https://askubuntu.com/questions/549915/how-to-install-nvidia-drivers-with-bumblebee-on-ubuntu-14-04/549916#549916?newreg=d84c5f76c60549288d9d3937d32ca753 Bumblebee works ...
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Cinnamon crashed after nvidia drivers installation

I have installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and I have installed Nvidia drivers using this question. After rebooting the system this message appeared: Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running ...
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Check whether user logged in after hitting “Switch Users”

In Linux Mint, I know that I can use the last terminal command to view when a user last logged into their machine. In my job, however, I often work with employees who leave each day by simply ...
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EACCESS err while installing thin

I am trying to install thin in linux mint 17. I have installed ruby via rvm . I have already install the thin gem. When I ran thin install I got this error Installing thin service at /etc/init.d/...
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How to enable Linux Mint List View alternating row colors

I'm setting up a new development environment so I've been doing some tinkering with my newer install of Mint 17. I've been having a lot of fun! I wish to achieve the following kind of "striped" color ...
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Linux as 3rd boot OS

I would like to install another linux kali beside my linux mint and win10. My question is, do I need make 3 partition again for installation, /root /home and swap od I don't need swap because I ...
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Reenabling GDM in Linux Mint recovery mode

After I had accidentally deleted the gdm package while trying out other desktop managers, I tried to fix this (multiple times) in recovery mode. I used dpkg-reconfigure gdm to bring up a menu ...
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How to install nic driver from file?

I recently got an external USB network adapter and I need to install its drivers. I found the download for the correct drivers here. I downloaded them and now I have the extracted zip file. From ...
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Bengali/Indic font connected letters rendering issue

I'm having some issue on Linux Mint 17.2 where Bengali/Bangla font's connected letters are not rendering well while visiting duckduckgo.com. This is how they appear - While they should appear like ...
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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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Font in gedit changes when I input the first letter in a line

I think this is a rather strange problem. I am using gedit, and my current font in the settings is the default (Monospace 10). But some lines in my text file has a clearly different font: Still ...
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Synaptic Package Manager & Software Manager Not Opening

In Linux Mint 17, when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager or Software Manager from the gui, the popup appears to enter my password. Yet when I enter it correctly, nothing happens; neither window ...
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Laptop battery doesnt raise from 59% (ie showing wrong battery stats )

iam using LinuxMint-17.2 Lenovo z500 fixed Nvidia gpu issues (installed bbswitch successfully ), also fixed Screen backlit issue iam only left with this battery issue Battery indicator is not stuck ...
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Update is telling me my package system is broken - the instruction to fix it doesn't work - what to do?

I am using Linux Mint 12 and currently have the Mate desktop running. The icon in the upper right showed their were updates. Tried to do it and it said that The package system is broken ...
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No drivers after usr ownership change Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 14.2 installed on an IBM T60 ThinkPad. Everything was going just fine until I was installing some developer tool (I can't even remember which one anymore) and accidentally changed ...
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Satisfying lib dependency

A rookie question: I have a program (which I will call foo here) compiled for x64 (my current arch). When I try to run it, it goes: ./foo: error while loading shared libraries: libgmp.so.3: cannot ...
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Inability to switch to the console using Ctrl+Alt+F1 when Mint freezes

We have two completely different computers with Mint 17.2, one server Xeon with ECC memory and the other is laptop i7 with normal memory. Both have 8GB of RAM with default swap.Both are used to play a ...
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Linux Mint - Mate Panel - Hide extra panels when external monitors are not in use

I'm using a laptop with a dock to two external displays (three displays total). I have a panel on each display. When the laptop is undocked, I want the panels for the external displays to be ...
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How can I get the Terminus font on gnome-terminator?

I'm trying to get the Terminus font on Terminator, and I already did the following: Got the fonts in the right place I think: └─▪ tree -a .local/share/fonts/ ...
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Mount Windows phone as a removable device

I know that the Zune software doesn't work with Linux of any kind, but I found a guide here that shows how to change regedit in Windows to use the phone as a removable device with direct access to the ...
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Linux Mint: how to update repository references

I have a Linux Mint 10 Julia installed on my machine. I'd like to upgrade, but as Linux Mint upgrade page says: why upgrade? I would like to upgrade in order to have more recent software and fixes. ...
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Unable to mount volume, an operation is already pending (with multiple users)

I'm running Linux Mint 14 - pretty much whatever the default install settings are. When I have multiple users logged in and I plug in a flash drive, or digital camera, or any other USB storage, rather ...
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Hide hard drive in gnome-disk-utility

I have installed the gnome-disk-utility which I'll be using to format USB sticks and SD Cards. But it also shows both of my hard drives, which I don't want to be formatted. Since I'm dealing with ...
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How to automatically mount Android device sd card in Linux mint

Debian 8 iso hybrid is mounting android device (lenovo k3note) sd card automatically. But Linux mint 17.2 doesn't do so. How to mount Android device sd card automatically in Linux mint?
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auto reconnect VPN on waking up

When I wake up my computer, the internet automatically reconnects, however the VPN does not. Is it possible to make it automatically reconnect (using the network manager on KDE, or at least in a way ...
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Changed username - Could not update ICE authority file

I tried to change my username by creating another admin account, restarting, then logging into that new account. Then, I entered the following command: sudo usermod -l NewUserName -d /home/...