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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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Linux Mint 14.1 with Cinnamon - Mouse Sensitivity not Working

64-bit if that matters. My mouse sensitivity slider does nothing, but my acceleration slider works. I'd like acceleration off and sensitivity how I like it, but it refuses to work. I have tested the ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 vs Linux Mint 14 XFCE

How are the distributions Xubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14 XFCE different given that the latter is based on Ubuntu 12.10? Simply the changes made to the XFCE desktop by the Mint team and the choice of ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Despite all attempts fan is still running very loudly and fast

I am running DELL Vostro 3750, operating system Linux Mint and despite all my attempts the fan is still running very fast and loud. So far I have tried first edit Grub according to this article. Than ...
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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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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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How to block the xfce desktop right-click mouse menu

I have a Linux Mint 14 machine and want to child-proof it. My main concern right now is the menu that appears when I right-click on any empty desktop space. I want to eliminate it from appearing.
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Linux Mint - Cairo Dock freezes when removing an item

I have installed Cairo Dock on Linux Mint which works great except when I go to remove an item from the dock it freezes. This is because I haven't confirmed the removal of the button from the dialog ...
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How to forget/remove Mobile Broadband connection settings from Mint 14

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now and wanted to switch to Mint. I connected my mobile broadband dongle (Vodafone) for the first time like in Ubuntu it all went fine but subsequent connections ...
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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 gets stuck at boot from Live-CD

I am trying to install Linux Mint (Cinnamon) from a CD. It will act like it is loading for a while, the CD drive will make a ton of noise for a while, and then everything just freezes (the CD drive ...
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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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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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Skype webcam upside down but v4l1compat missing

I am running Linux Mint, but i think this issue will be mutual with Ubuntu. My webcam in Skype is upside down (in Cheese it's ok). There are a lot of topics dealing with this coming up with fix like ...
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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 to fix speckled flash videos in Linux Mint 14?

I have recently installed Linux Mint 14 and youtube and other flash based videos are displaying lots of yellow and red specks. It doesn't matter which browser is being used either. I've tried ...
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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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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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How to automaticaly enter sudo's grace period upon login

Knowing that giving a user a sudo's grace period right from the point when he/she login might be a security issue, I still think it will be a beneficial trade-off between security and usability in my ...
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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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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback (classic) mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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How to fix boot error UUID disk drive is not ready or not present where micro failed to load microcode_amd.bin and HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed?

When I updated to the new Kernel 3.7.2, everything goes ok, but when it comes to powering on Linux Mint, it shows me two warnings: What's wrong and what can I do?
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ALT+F2 doesnt work in Linux Mint Mate

I am trying to install Sublime Text 2 on Linux MINT (Mate) from this tutorial. http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/907 and I'm stuck on: Next , to create a menu icon press Alt+F2 and type: ...
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Showing all open apps in all workspaces on the desktop panel for Linux Mint

I'm using Linux Mint 14 with XFCE. The bottom panel that always shows below the screen which shows an icon for each instance of application that is open is a very handy item as it allows one to switch ...
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Mint 14 Floppy error

Error reported = Error mounting system managed device /dev/fd0. Command line ... /media/flopp0 exited with non-zero . /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device. I've got a physical floppy drive, working ...
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How can I get an alert when my battery is about to die in Linux Mint?

This happens to me more than I'd like to admit, but sometimes I don't notice the power getting low since it only shows up in my status bar, then the computer just quits. I'd like a big alert that ...
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How should I prevent data corruption on an NTFS partition shared by Windows and Linux?

I use Linux for most of the things but I still need Windows sometimes. So, I have Linux Mint 14 and Windows 8 installed (dual-booting) on my computer with the following disk setup: sda1: The 350 MB ...
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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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Cinnamon failed: desktop only, no panel, no dialog frame

I am using Linux Mint 14 (MATE) with Cinnamon installed. Cinnamon failed when I tried to delete an item on the menu with menu editor. The system froze, so I logged out by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. ...
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Opendns setup failed. How to fix it?

I have problems trying to configure OpenDNS. I have contacted OpenDNS support but they did not answer. I cannot access websites like Twitter and Facebook. I tried welcome.opendns.com (did not ...
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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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Connected Android device - brings the network down?

I have dealt with sensitive development under Android, and have recently decided to switch to Linux now sit under (Mint 13 - KDE). But strangely, when the Android device is connected, my network goes ...
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How to run cinnamon properly?

I am running cinnamon fallback, the output of inxi -SGx is System: Host: elie-Hp Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya Graphics: Card-1: ...
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I can't open the terminal in Cinnamon

I have Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon installed, but I can't open a terminal using right click nor using CtlrAltt this is just an issue with Cinnamon, why is that happening? Update I tried to solve the ...
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Shortcut to minimize all windows?

In Windows systems, I use the keyboard shortcut Start-D (show desktop) a lot. I'm using Linux Mint, and I wonder: Can I create a keyboard shortcut that will do the same? edit after the comment from ...
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mint4win.exe doesn't run in Windows 7 64 bit

I have been facing an issue with mint4win.exe. The package as a whole works since I have driven the OS live using a flash drive. I wanted to install it alongwith Windows 7 but when I try to open ...
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Change desktop wallpaper from terminal

I am running Mint 13 with Cinnamon 1.6. I would like my desktop wallpaper to automatically change depending on the time of day. So, the first thing that comes to mind is setting up a cron job to do it ...
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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 ...
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Can't boot live USB of Linux Mint DE on my UEFI PC

I used the Universal USB Installer application to copy the latest ISO image from Linux Mint DE (64 bits) and install it on my PC, however when I try to reboot it I have the option to choose my ...
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Transfering whole linux system to a new disk

Few weeks back I installed linux as a virtual machine on my windows 7 system but I didn't gave much thought to(or miscalculated) the size of various partitions and even worse I'm not using 'lvm'. ...
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Linux Mint 12 font glitches

All fonts in the Mint 12 installation are displayed with glitches, especially the numbers and symbols. This started happening after switching between some of the default themes. No other changes ...
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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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Writing custom Gnome/Mate screensaver with SDL

I'm using MATE desktop environment on Linux Mint Nadia. I want to write my very own screensaver for mate-screensaver, but with SDL (not OpenGL). I've been looking for solutions, found some usable ...