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How to enable right click on desktop? (Linux Mint 12 LXDE)

I accidentally disabled right clicking on the desktop in LXDE. Does anybody know how to enable it again?
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Why is the resolution fixed at 1024*786 on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon?

I am newbie in Linux, I have installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon. After installation I just get a black screen. After I got recommendation to set modeset i915.modeset=0 which gave me the display but with ...
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Remount lvm partitions after OS reinstallation

I recently upgraded to Linux Mint from Ubuntu. I have overwritten /dev/sda2 which had Ubuntu. I had earlier created two logical volumes opt and virtualization from /dev/sda1. I forgot to take the lvm ...
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Linux Mint 64-bit Kernel Panic on Boot

I'm trying to install 64-bit Maya on the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display using a Bootcamp partition. The trouble is that I get a kernel panic similar to the one below on live cd boot or usb boot. ...
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How do I change the icon size and padding in the Gnome 3 upper panel on Linux Mint 12?

I'm trying to personalize the desktop interface in Linux Mint 12 running Gnome 3. I just disabled the bottom panel and I changed the font in the upper panel. How do I change the upper panel's icon ...
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touchpad scrolling lost when switching between physical and virtual tty

I have setup touchpad scrolling by running the following script in .xsession $ cat ~/bin/enablescrolling # enable two finger scroll synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 ...
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sudo: password prompted even when NOPASSWD is set [duplicate]

~/bin$ cat setbrightness id echo $1 > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness ~/bin$ whoami rag ~/bin$ sudo -l Matching Defaults entries for rag on this host: env_reset, ...
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Change Google Chrome Flash Plugin

I just installed Google Chrome, on Linux Mint 14 64-bit, and the Flash plugin's sound doesn't work. I navigated to chrome://flash and received the following info: Google Chrome 25.0.1364.160 () OS ...
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linux mint: waiting for network configuration

I went to another place and my network(either wired or wi-fi) starts not working... For now, I have a workaround solution that every time I logged in I have to run sudo service network-manager start ...
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Variable expansion did not happen in /etc/environment

I changed the /etc/environment to add more directories to the PATH variable. But looks like $PATH in double quotes were not expanded and I could find any command from the shell and ...
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How do I install SELinux's sandbox utility on Linux Mint Debian Edition?

I'm following the Debian SELinux setup guide with my Linux Mint Debian Edition system. I installed the necessary packages: sudo aptitude install selinux-basics selinux-policy-default selinux-utils ...
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Unable to switch back from tty1-tty6 to tty7?

I'm using Linux Mint Debian Edition with Cinnamon. If I switch to another tty using Ctrl + Alt + F# and then switch back to tty7, I only see the terminal with this error: [FAIL] startpar: services ...
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Mint 14 does not detect my first hard disk

I have two hardisks installed in my machine : Samsung SSD PM830 SATA : 128 Gb ST9500423AS ATA : 500 Gb When I start Mint installer, it only showed me the 500Gb harddisk.So I partitioned it into ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7 and Mint 14 with “something else” option

I would like to do a dual boot of Windows 7 and Mint 14 on my Acer netbook which already has Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on an 1 TB hard drive. I have already shrunk the Windows 7 partition to ...
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How do I disable wireless on Mint 14?

This got closed on AskUbuntu because it wasn't Ubuntu enough for them. I don't have any WLAN connections set up, and I always connect via Ethernet cable. However my computer has a small light on it ...
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How to use one distro's live CD to install another distro?

I'm trying to install Mint Linux to a USB stick, but the Mint live CD doesn't fit on a normal CD and I don't have any DVDs available. The Ubuntu live CD does fit on a CD, so I want to use the Ubuntu ...
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Website Building throught the Terminal Linux MInt please help! [closed]

So! I'm not even 13- 11 to be exact. But I'm making a Game, so, of course, I should have a Website, that would make sense. And, I'm making It from scratch and! I need to learn things. I'm using a ssh ...
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Setting default brightness level on startup for all run levels

Laptop: Toshiba R630 OS: Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon I have seen various articles (http://askubuntu.com/questions/151651/brightness-is-reset-to-maximum-on-every-restart) on adjusting brightness. But my ...
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Equivalent of pick command in linux

OS: Linux Mint 14 Is there an equivalent of the pick command available in Linux? Pick command is the one where for each given argument, it asks yes/no and prints the selection to stdout. This script ...
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Linux Mint freezes on startup

Premise I am running Linux Mint on my sister's computer. Everything was working fine, but than one day she turned it on and she got a strange message she didn't understand. I think it was some kind ...
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Set volume from terminal

Is it possible to set the audio volume using the terminal?, instead of clicking the speaker icon in the topbar, the reason I want need to do this is because my keyboard does not have a volume ...
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Mint: startx from tty loads X in chinese

OS: Linux Mint 14 Tty: tty/6 I am trying to start X using startx from tty/6. I do not have a .xinitrc in my home directory. X gets loaded but it loads everything in chinese. I am not sure where the ...
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Smooth font rendering with xmonad in linux mint

I am using the xmonad windows manager under Linux Mint 13 and is lacking a smooth font rendering. Under MATE or Cinnamon, the fonts are smoothed, and choosing the session xmonad with Gnome, fonts ...
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Why do I see update-like marks in Synaptic Manager (Mint/Xfce) although there is no update available?

I'm in Linux Mint 14, Xfce. In Synaptic Manager I see these marks that seem to indicate an available upgrade, but there isn't any. Update manager finds nothing to upgrade. For other programs ...
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Enable udev and speex support for pulseaudio

I tried to install pulse audio, but after running ./configure I got a warning message: ===== WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ===== You do not have udev support enabled. It is ...
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How to merge a Windows 8 install with a Linux Mint, two different disks, same computer

I have a Windows 8 on a disk drive I removed, then installed Linux Mint on a new disk drive. I would like to place the Windows 8 back as dual boot... is this possible? The problem was, I could never ...
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Cannot change brightness after standby or logout

Laptop: Toshiba R630 http://www.linlap.com/toshiba_portege_r700-r705 OS: Mint 14, Cinnamon $ lspci | grep -i vGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated ...
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Installing boost 1.46 in Linux Mint

I've just installed Linux Mint 14. Some application I need requires Boost 1.46. For some reason, it fails to compile with the Boost available in Mint's repo (1.49). Is there a way to install Boost ...
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Mint Debian Install - Thinkpad T430s Problem

I wanted to try out the Linux Mint Debian. I downloaded an iso, checked it and then dd it on a usb stick. I boot on the usb fine and Mint is starting, but then it looks like that : The desktop ...
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Help With MultiCD

This is where I'm stuck at. If you know what to do now will you let me know? TAPITSFIMM-maya multicd # chmod +x multicd.sh TAPITSFIMM-maya multicd # ./multicd.sh multicd.sh 7.1 Extracting ISO images ...
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How does Linux Mint 13 GUI (Cinnamon) know which users have administrator privileges?

Recently Cinnamon crashed. And I can no longer: Change settings of network manager Mount any external disks (except by sudo mount ... on command line) Shutdown (only can log out) Click "unlock" on ...
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unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda, Linux Mint 14.1 Nadia

Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' Failed. This is a fatal error Why I got this error message when installing Linux mint 14.1 Nadia 64 bit, even 32 bit, I got this message? I have 1 partition ext4 ...
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Is there a difference in resource use/requirements between Ubuntu and Debian versions of Linux Mint (under the same DE)?

I intend to use Linux Mint on a RAM/1GB laptop. I'm used with Xfce and LXDE and I see that both Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint Debian have Xfce versions. Is there a reason to prefer one to the ...
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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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Adjust sensitivity of trackball in Linux Mint 13

I am using Logitech Trackball Marble and I have difficulty adjusting the sensitivity of it in Linux Mint 13. Apparently the sensitivity and acceleration setting in Linux Mint only work for the mouse. ...
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No wallpaper colors in Xfce 4.10

I'm in Linux Mint 14, updated to Xfce 4.10. Wallpapers are black & white only. I think that happened after I moved the scrolls for brightness and saturation. After putting them back to zero, no ...
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LANG environment variable not respected

OS: Mint13 I have set my preferred language to zh-cn via the language support option. This has changed the language of a small handful of things (synaptic, dates and times). However everything else ...
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Linux Mint 14 Hangs on Install

When installing LM14 Cinnamon or Mate 64bit or 32bit via DVD or USB stick, on an HP nc6400 notebook, the install hangs during the listing (package loading?) at a line that states: [1.854885] [drm] ...
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Growing my extended partition to the left

I have the following one hdd Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors Disk identifier: 0xfa6bd800 Device Boot Start ...
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help with making the move from Win to Linux [closed]

This will be a looong "question" not because I intend to make it like this but because the more I learn about Linux the more complex it seems to become for me to figure out which Linux distro, and/or ...
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how do I decrease font size in Eclipse (Linux Mint)

How do I decrease the font size of tabs' title bar (see screenshot )? I use Eclipse Mobile Juno, and Linux Mint 13 Mate. I tried both going to Eclipse Preferences and Mate preferences. The mate ...
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GRUB fails to install

For the past two days, I have been attempting to install Linux Mint 14 64-bit edition. Each time, the ubiquity installer has failed with this error: Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed. This ...
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Cannot authenticate Admin account in Linux Mint

On the "User Accounts" settings in Linux Mint, I changed the settings so that the Admin account didn't require a password. To change any settings I have to click the unlock button and type in a ...
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How to make a Desktop “shortcut” that opens the terminal but under a different directory than the default home?

Objective I am looking for an easy way to consistently run a terminal that automatically opens to a specific directory. Is there a way to do that without changing the default directory? Preferably I ...
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Untraceable stability problem of 3.6.8 kernel on ASUS P53E

Randomly, but not later than after 10 hours of work, the laptop freezes. Just freezes. Knowing that not all hardware errors are reported back to the user I tried the netconsole. Unfortunately the ...
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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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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 ...
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linux mint 11 64 bit Citrix Client

Does anyone have Citrix Client 64 bit client working on Linux Mint 11? Been searching for a while and applying several suggestions without success. I've even attempted to get the 32 bit version of ...
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Is there a simple way to copy system settings from an EOL install to a new version?

Here's my scenario: I'm currently running Mint 12 as my open source development platform. Currently, I'm running it as a VM through VirtualBox. Since 12 is near it's end of life, and because ...
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Computer recognizes wireless network but asks for password repeatedly

I have installed Mint 14 Xfce on a Dell XPS 400. I am using a Belkin F5D8010 wireless card. I got the .inf file from the Belkin website and installed it using the graphical ndiswrapper tool. The ...