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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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Don't snap windows to edge when moving between monitors

I am running Linux-mint 13 with XFCE. When I drag a window to the side of the screen it snaps to the side and fills up that vertical half of the screen. This is great, but I have two graphics cards ...
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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 to get good (Windows-like) font rendering on Linux Mint KDE

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. I installed a TrueType font that I have and like (Arrus BT). I've noticed that the font rendering is noticeably worse on Linux. If I set hinting to none or slight, the ...
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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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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 do I update IcedTea?

I've only been using Linux for about a month. I'm running Mint 13. I'm trying to use www.goproblems.com but it tells me that my IcedTea is out of date. I hoped there was a package but I can't find ...
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How should one change the width of scrollbar?

I started using Linux Mint 13 Mate a few days ago and I can't find anyway to change the width of my scrollbar, no matter it is firefox, chrome or File Manager. I tried to search google with "Linux ...
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Chinese input in Linux Mint 13

I started to use Linux Mint 13 MATE a few days ago. What frustrates me most is that I can't found anywhere to change my input language. In Windows, it is easy, just Ctrl+Shift. How can I configure the ...
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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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Can we switch desktop ( GNOME, KDE, etc ) within linux?

I started using linux mint 13 mate yesterday. Although the words from their site is promising, I found it lack some ways for configuration. For example, I want to enlarge the scroll bar so that I can ...
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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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Raid 0 Linux Installation fails to install grub

I have a Raid 0 setup (striping) via BIOS not through software raid. When I install linux mint or Ubuntu it fails to install the boot loader or set the boot loader to boot. I get an error stating ...
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Bluetooth not working in fresh Mint Maya install

I have a fresh Mint Maya install (MATE WM). Out of the box, the bluetooth applet appeared on the taskbar, but it wouldn't launch. After an upgrade from apt, it doesn't even appear on the taskbar ...
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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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Start Akregator in system tray

I have added Akregator to the list of startup applications, but it opens up window every time I boot into my system. Is there a way to make it not open the window and start silently in the system ...
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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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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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how to disable auto login in linux mint

I'm using linux mint with Cinnamon. The login screen comes to type a username but it also displays that in 10 seconds userx will be automatically logged in. And it happens. How to make it wait ...
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Installing Linux Mint Debian Edition into existing partitions: What's there to look out for?

I have four partitions on a hard drive, two of which are boot loaders. One is the /boot partition, one is the boot loader of Windows 7. Now, the Linux running on it, is an old Fedora. I'd like to ...
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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: 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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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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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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Getting sound working on Linux mint 13 Mate

I have just installed linux mint 13 and I haven't used linux before so I apologise upfront if this question seems basic. I am unable to hear any form of audio on file which I try to play in any ...
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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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Openbox overwrites xmodmap configuration

I am setting up openbox on my laptop running Linux Mint 13. I want my Caps Lock key to act as an additional control key. I put the required settings in my ~/.Xmodmap file and checked it by running ...
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How do I boot Linux if boot partition was deleted?

At first, Windows 7 was the only OS in the drive. Then I installed MINT. Accidentally, I formated the sda1 partition (where the windows 7 bootloader was stored) as ext4, being the mount point of ...
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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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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 to completely remove Java 6 and install Java/JDK 7 on Linux Mint 13

How can I completely remove Java 6 and install Java/JDK 7 on Linux Mint 13?
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How do I get rid of the small nub in the bottom right corner of my terminal?

I'm setting up XMonad within Linux Mint, and I've been able to remove the menubar and the scrollbar from my terminal windows, but I can't get rid of the small resizing nub in the bottom right corner. ...
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Automatically open a remote desktop connection upon login

I have installed Linux Mint to one of my desktop PCs. I have downloaded and installed Freerdp-x11 for me to connect into my Windows Terminal Server. I want the terminal command line to connect ...
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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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Changing color depth in linux mint

How can I alter color depth settings in Linux Mint 13 maya? I tried to find the xorg.conf in /etc/X11/ But I could not find the file.
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Linux Mint 13 not installing

I just decided to move to Linux. I downloaded the Mint 13 iso and wrote it to a DVD. I installed it on my Win7 laptop with VMware workstation to test and all worked fine. So I decided to reboot my ...
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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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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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How do I get sound to work outside lightdm

If for whatever reason I sudo stop lightdm running on mint and just use a simple xinit session with mutter, is there some way I can get sound to work? Whenever I do that, it seems there's no sound.
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Is it safe to use GParted while booted?

I have Linux Mint installed on an external hard drive, and I have the 4 main partitions (/boot, swap, /, and /home). I also have 600GB of unallocated space. I know there's always the chance of data ...
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Linux Mint Live Not Saving Data

I recently used UNetBootin to install Linux Mint Live on a 2GB flash drive. However, I think the OS thinks it's a CD, and doesn't make any changes. If I install software, change settings, etc, it just ...
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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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Tmux makes a sound when I launch it, how could I disable that?

When I launch tmux in the terminal, is causes my Linux Mint to play a sound in the speakers. The sound is a Linux Mint system sound. Perhaps it's the "alert" sound, but I cannot identify it by name. ...
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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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Cannot boot Linux Mint after installing Windows (First) and Linux Mint (Second)

I can't boot my Linux Mint after installation of Windows. First I installed Windows and then installed Linux Mint with the option of "Install along with windows". But after I completed the Mint ...