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Cannot switch to TTYs or back

I just upgraded to Mint 13 - KDE x64 I am unable to switch to ttys by using the CtrlAltF1 .. F6 keys. The gettys are running and I can switch to the terminals with the sudo chvt 1 command. I have ...
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Upgrade java on Linux Mint 11

I'm unable to use web-based java content due to my version being out of date. %>java -version java version "1.6.0_24" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_24-b07) Java HotSpot(TM) Server ...
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Trying to install fonts on Linux Mint Lisa, but it looks like I have a permissions or ownership problem

I downloaded the Source Code Pro family of fonts, but cannot install them via the Font Viewer. If I give myself admin powers, I can manually add them to the rest of the fonts, so I'm guessing it's a ...
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How to replace icons in Linux Mint?

I have a problem with linux mint. The icons, I am trying to genericize my computer, with Tux logos. But some way or another, the icons reverted to linuxmint after a reboot (files were overwritten with ...
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How do I specify the keyserver with GPG?

Tutorials online say to use the option --keyserver, like this: gpg --send-keys <keyID> --keyserver 'hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371' but gpg doesn't recognise the option --keyserver. What ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a blank SSD

I've dual booted Mint and Windows 7, but I'd really like to get rid of Windows all together. And from what I understand, it's not really a true dual boot, but it's actually just running from inside ...
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Wireless issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro

I installed Linux Mint 13 (Maya) on my Macbook Pro using rEFIt, and ran through the instructions here to get wireless working. Now I can see a bunch of different networks, but I almost always fail to ...
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Can't upgrade VirtualBox in Mint 12

I'm running Linux Mint 12 x64 and can't get the latest virtualbox-4.1 update through apt. I have the following line in my /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian ...
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Linux Mint 12 two finger scrolling

i can't get two finger scrolling to work for anything on Linux mint 12 64bit.... hp dv7 laptop. the hardware definitely supports it as it works just fine on my windows partition. following the ...
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Execute a command before shutdown

I want to execute a simple command just before the computer shuts down (timing is not essential). For startup I can use /etc/rc.local - is there something similar for shutdown? Note that I would ...
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Linux in a mostly Windows dev environment

A little background: our shop has traditionally run a Microsoft software stack but now we're planning to use embedded Linux and I find myself in the role of Columbus: conquer the new world. I mention ...
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What keeps happening to my desktop icons?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon for an HTPC. When it originally boots, the desktop icons look like this: After I come back to it some time later, the desktop icons have changed and they look like ...
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Virtualbox: OS cannot use the new extended disk space (.vdi)

I am running Virtualbox. I increased the size of my hard disk (.vdi) from 10G to 15G. Now when I start my Mint vm, the hard disk reports as 7.5g (df) even though i extended it (fdisk -l). I am not ...
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Dual graphics cards in Mint & Ubuntu

I have a triple boot machine with Windows 7, Mint 13 (with XFCE) and Ubuntu 12. Only under Windows 7 does my second screen attached to a second graphics card come on. Under both Mint and Ubuntu, the ...
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How can I change my workspace switcher in Cinnamon?

In Cinnamon, you can move your pointer to the top left corner of the screen to activate the desktop switcher. This would be awesome...if I wasn't left-handed. I throw the pointer up there most of ...
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How to install emerald package on Mint?

How can I install the Emerald package on Mint? I cannot seem to find and install it in the Synaptic Package Manager. I think the repository of this package is missing. But I don't know where it is and ...
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How do I get Ctrl + Alt + t to launch ther terminal in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

Pressing Ctrl + Alt + t seems to do nothing on my Linux Mint 13 MATE. How can I set this shortcut to launch a terminal window? As a detail, it seems the terminal is mate-terminal rather than ...
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Mint 13: Is it possible to skip standard login password dialog in presence of a pendrive with the key

To meet my security needs I set up quite long user password on my notebook. But when I am at home or other secure location, typing it down is cumbersome. It would be nice to let the gdm (or: mdm, ...
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Superblock corruption on every boot

I have a Linux Mint 12 install on my laptop. Yesterday I powered it off like I always do and this morning when I started it I was greeted by an error screen. (Translated from Swedish) Fatal ...
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Mint 13 bug that prevents right clicking on desktop icons and numerous other symptoms

I use Mint 13 with Gnome Shell 3.4. For the last month or two I have had an issue that randomly occurs, and once it does only logging out or rebooting fixes it. I randomly have a problem that causes ...
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Mouse skips in Mint

I've just installed Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon, 64big) and am enjoying it. However, my mouse (which has been reliable for years on Windows) is no longer accurate. It will skip around while I move it ...
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KDE not loading without nomode tag in grub and bad resolution

I recently installed Linux Mint 13 KDE but it's not working fine. At first I had to use failsafe mode to boot because normal boot takes to a textual login. If I use normal boot and text login I'm not ...
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How do I add a guest account to Linux Mint 13?

Is there a way to add a guest login account on welcome screen of Linux Mint 13 MATE-32bits, similar to the one present in Ubuntu 12.04?
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I bought a game from Ubuntu Software Centre, How do I download it for Linux Mint?

I bought the game TRAUMA from the ubuntu software centre, using my login user/password and paid with my debit card, I can download and play the purchased game in ubuntu fine. But I recently switched ...
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How to install mod_mono on Linux Mint?

I'm a linux newbie trying to install mod_mono on Linux Mint Maya/Cinnamon. I can't seem to find any tutorials or anything on how to do this. So far, XSP and MonoDevelop seem to be working. I created ...
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Linux Mint system settings locked

The system settings for my Linux Mint OS, for example desktop background or mouse speed or screen resolution etc. won't change, for some reason. I just restarted my computer and for some reason the ...
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Linux Mint: LAN “Cable not connected”, despite it is

I've just installed Linux Mint 13, 64 bit (from the CD of "c't kompakt Linux", if this matters), and came across a very unexpected problem, for which I've not found a solution with Google or searching ...
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Migrating a Virtualbox virtual machine into a physical dual-boot system

I'm running a Linux Mint 12 virtual machine in Virtualbox. I would like to move it into a dual-boot setup with my Windows 7 installation. I have lot of settings in there, and apps installed, and my ...
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Mono spits out too many errors after update, try to reinstall, more errors

I had errors with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade, from mono mono, so I tried this instead: sudo apt-get install --reinstall banshee banshee-extension-soundmenu ...
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Displaying text path in Caja (Linux Mint file manager)

In Linux Mint 13, the default configuration (under MATE) shows icons for the path rather than a text box containing the path. This is a huge issue for interfacing with the command line or programs, ...
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Where does package make-doc end up after installation?

I am on Mint 12 KDE. I used Software Manager to install make-doc - "Documentation for the gnu version of the "make" utility". How do I access what was downloaded?
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Linux Mint freezes while downloading eclipse

I installed linux mint on parallels on my mac computer. It seemed to work fine and then, while downloading eclipse from Software Manager the entire system froze when it got to 40%. I've tried ...
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only one workspace

In the process of upgrading in Linux Mint, I've gotten a strange star-studded window with a spiraling spaceship but NO workspace options. $ uname -a 3.1.0-1-686-pae #1 SMP Sun Dec 11 20:40:16 UTC ...
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Editing Adobe PageMaker (.pmd) files in debian

I'm using Linux-Mint-Debian as my primary (only) OS and would like to edit Adobe PageMaker (.pmd) files on it. I've read that Scribus is the open-source alternative for PageMaker on linux, but I'm ...
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Booting linux from usb using EFI

I need to use a USB drive as an installation media for my Mint and Ubuntu. For that I have unetbootin to make the usb bootable. But my PC only supports EFI boot (while adding the boot device, I need ...
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What's The Best(tm) way to install Emerald into Mint 12?

I understand that the Mint people seem to know what I want better than I do and all (kidding!) but I'd really like to get Emerald installed without resorting to compile from source. So far I can't ...
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I installed Linux Mint 13 Maya (MATE) 64 bit, what should I choose when asked between Ubuntu, Fedora, etc?

Every other download for Linux, I'm being asked what distribution I have (Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian etc) What should I choose having installed Linux Mint 13 Maya (MATE) 64 bit?
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How do I edit the terminal launch command in Linux Mint?

In Linux Mint (Debian-based) how can I edit what the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+t launches? For example, I would like to issue gnome-terminal with the --maximize option, and to have it launch tmux instantly.
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Change (not remove) “fortunes” in Linux Mint console

I don't mind the idea of quotes when I load the Mint console, however the OEM text leaves much to be desired. I'd like to update the quote text with inspirational or otherwise useful quotes. How ...
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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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How to clean a home directory to install from scratch a previously installed distro?

I am using linuxmint-10-KDE. I have several partitions that I will reuse. One of them is /home. This /home/nomikos has a lot of gnome related files that I want to delete before install the new ...
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Dual boot Mint/Windows: Lost 8 GBs on Windows side

Many dual boot tutorials talk about freeing up space through the disk manager in Windows before attempting a dual boot with Linux -- Out of curiosity I decided to skip this step and just run the ...
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Mouse cursor 'frame rate' is slow, but only when logged into my main account

When I'm logged into my account on my laptop (A Thinkpad t420 running Linux Mint 12 with Gnome 3), the mouse has a noticeably lower frame rate than when I'm at the log in screen, or even in another ...
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Menus don't show properly in latest Linux Mint

I'm using the last version of Mint and I'm having, sometimes, problems with some menus. I can't take a PrintScreen because it happens with the right button function. If I'm right clicking on a item ...
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I reset my password and now I can login, but without nautilus or program menu

I recently powered on some old notebook with Linux Mint 11 (Katya) installed, and I thought I remembered my user password, but turns out I didn't. So I reset that password using the instructions here. ...
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Some packages in mint not updating

I'm new to Linux Mint 12 and I can't tell for sure, but I think I'm missing some updates. When I run update manager and it's fetching the list of packages to be updated, a bunch of packages list ...
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How to “zoom out” screen windows, everything looks too big?

I bought new laptop Dell Inspiron and first thing I installed Linux Mint and Eclipse for Java development. But I didn't like the look of Eclipse, everything just looks too big on the screen. Half of ...
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Chkconfig on Linux Mint 12 giving tons of errors

I'm trying to disable some services from starting at boot time on my Linux Mint 12 laptop. So I installed chkconfig, which has worked great for me before on Fedora. However, on Linux Mint 12, it gives ...
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Scrolling in Touchpad doesn't work on Acer Aspire S3

I'm on the latest Linux Mint release on an Acer Aspire S3. Unfortunately I can't scroll using my Touchpad. Google helped a little bit since I now know that there should be Touchpad options in System ...
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Wait for Linux Mint 13 or install Linux Mint Debian version?

I have been using Linux Mint 12 with Gnome 3 and I'm very happy with it except about the fact that it get very slow software updates, hoping that Linux Mint 13 will have Gnome 3.4 and Linux kernel 3.2 ...