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Is there any gnome-shell mixer icon relying on alsa and not pulseaudio?

So, long story short, when I installed Mint 12 on my Dell laptop I realized my HDA-intel sound board have problems with pulseaudio. I uninstalled pulseaudio and got my sound back, but removing ...
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View the recent stderr output for a terminal window

I'm using Linux Mint 13, MATE edition. I've just run a lot of very slow rsync processes which created a huge amount of output to STDOUT. The last one also outputted a message (presumably to STDERR, ...
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ubuntu 15.04 user experience with printer problems and suggestions for better printers [closed]

Change Title to: "I have a Canon MG3500 printer which SEEMS incompatible with Ubuntu 15.04 and LinuxMint-17, Anybody have workaround suggestions." ------------< title change above >--------...
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Rebooting instead of shutdown on Linux Mint

every time when I issue shutdown command, laptop is powering off, but after 5 second turn on again without pressing power on button. I found that when my wifi adapter is off, shutdown command works ...
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How to troubleshoot fan speed in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon?

First time Linux installer here, so apologies in advance for any faux pas'. I installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon over Windows 8 recently on an Acer Aspire E1-570. http://www.acer.com.au/ac/en/AU/...
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Geany: Open a new instance per workspace when opening a file in that workspace

I'm using Mate 1.2.0 in Linux Mint 13. The two text editors i use are Gedit and Geany (v0.25): i use Geany for all my coding as i prefer the syntax highlighting and some other interface features. ...
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Apache, can't link to Home directory, Alias does not work

I am trying to make a folder in which I can build websites (using php). I have switched from a Windows system where I was using Uniserver (http://www.uniformserver.com/) which is a setup with MySQL, ...
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Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Problems in Linux Mint

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on a Lenovo laptop. I discovered initially that it couldn't detect wireless networks because my Wi-Fi card chipset is currently not supported, which I decided to ...
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Linux Mint 18 suspend issue

After fresh installation of Linux Mint 18 64-bit, when I try to suspend screen goes black system and does not suspend (and power led stays on). Preinstalled kernel with Linux Mint 18 is 4.4.0-21 I ...
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Catfish Search in Thunar doesn't work in Xfce

The Search in Thunar file manager context menu using catfish is present by default as a custom action in Linux Mint Xfce: The command used is catfish --fileman=thunar --path=%f (also recommended ...
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Can't access my external HDD

My external 4TB hard drive (that I previously used on Windows 10) has been reformatted to ext4 with a label of 4TB, but I can't transfer my files to it; no proper permission. I want to be able to use ...
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LMDE 2 boots to black screen but if I choose 'systemd' it loads normal

I made the unfortunate mistake of copying and pasting some stuff and now LMDE boots to a black screen. However, if I interrupt the boot process and choose the option with (systemd) at the end, it ...
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How to change Mint KDE to Cinnamon edition

I installed Mint 17.2 KDE, after a time upgraded to 17.3, and after another time, I installed Cinnamon DE and completely purged all packages related to KDE. Now I want to upgrade to Mint 18 Cinnamon. ...
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Linux Mint CPU cores balancing and high temperature

I am using Linux Mint. My laptop has a Core i5 CPU. When I check the system monitor, it shows that the CPU 1 usage is between 90 to 100% and CPU 2,3,4 are less than 5%. Why doesn't it balance ...
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Touchegg handles 3 and 4 finger events well, but 'ignores' 2 finger events

I have installed Mint linux 16 with cinnamon, and I have an ASUS N550JV CN270H including a multitouchpad I tried different things to tweak multitouch gestures, namely: Using support in xorg.conf as ...
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How to install pcsx2 in Linux Mint 17.3?

I am trying to install PS2 emulator pcsx2 in Linux Mint 17.3. However, when I try it after adding a ppa it gives me: The following packages have unmet dependencies: pcsx2:i386 : Depends: libegl1-...
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How to autologin as root to mint 17.1

I would like to know how to autologin as root on mint 17.1? I've been able to login as root from the login screen (by enabling root access in login window settings and changing the theme to clouds). ...
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Thunderbird can't resolve DNS host names on Linux Mint 17.2

I just upgraded from Linux Mint 14 to 17.2 and Thunderbird 38.4.0 is having problems. It can't resolve any host names except those in /etc/hosts. Everything else I've tried, including Firefox, the ...
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What are /dev, /run and /run/shm and can I resize them?

So, I recently created a 15GB partition for Linux Mint 14. I've been working on it for a while, and I got a Low Disk Space notification. I ran df -h and this is what I'm getting: Filesystem Size ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE does not have Printer support pre-installed. Can I add it, and precisely how?

I recently tried Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE and really liked it. But the only big issue is there seems to be no Printer utilities installed by default. And yes there are packages available through the ...
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cinnamon doesn't start, bumblebee problem

I have Linux Mint 13 64 bit version with cinnamon, NVdia Geforce 320m, proprietary driver 304.54 if I'm not mistaken. I installed bumblebee following this guide: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/...
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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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The T on my keyboard auto's to caps

When I use the T key on my keyboard, it capitalizes all and any letter keys that follow. This appeared after I had installed Wine on my Dell Inspiron 630m. Is there a fix?
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My Macbook retina with Linux Mint out of battery, black screen on boot

I was using the computer when suddenly the power in the house shut down without me noticing. Then after a while when my computer shut down off battery loss, it now wont boot. Before it shut down I was ...
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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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Prevent Mint from suspending while playing music in Spotify

In Linux Mint 17 I have Suspend when inactive for under Power Management set to 10 minutes. The problem is that the system suspends even when I'm listening to music using Spotify. Is there any way ...
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Upgrade Linux Mint 17.3 to 18

I have Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa installed on my PC. Now since Mint 18 was released I thought I could upgrade easy and execute do-release-upgrade. I have done this in Ubuntu for that past few years. But to ...
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Video acceleration disabled in Mint Linux 15 (Olivia) on an Intel Atom processor

Recently I installed Mint Linux 15 (Olivia) 32 bit on my friends netbook. I am copy pasting the output of sudo lspci -vk 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx DRAM ...
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What is hotkey in Linux Mint for “Show All Windows”?

I noted it is possible set a number of hotkeys in Linux Mint 17.1 using the keyboard application, but there's not possibility to set the hotkey "Show All Windows"; you can only set a button using ...
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Windows partition not appearing when installing Linux Mint

I have a ~500gb hard drive that I intend to split 50/50 for Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17. The Windows partition is 232GB and the Linux partition is, at the moment, uncreated. When I run Mint off my ...
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dhclient prints strange error

Though it looks like it does its job it prints following annoying output # dhclient -r eth0 reload: Unknown instance: invoke-rc.d: initscript smbd, action "reload" failed. # dhclient eth0 reload: ...
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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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Mint 17.1 - installation reverts to Grub - UUI

I'm attempting to install Mint 17.1 and have succesfully used Universal USB Installer to create a bootable USB stick. When booting up Mint the pleasing loading screen fails to make an appearance and ...
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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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RT3290 Wireless still not working

I've been trying to get my wireless working for two weeks now. I have 1814:3290 wireless card. I am on Linux Mint 14 64-bit. I have tried all the suggestion on here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/...
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Force-Mount windows hibernated partition in Read/Write mode

I have a dual boot system with an NTFS partition (C:) dedicated to the windows 8 OS files, an EXT4 partition dedicated to Linux Mint 17. There is also another NTFS partition (E:) which I would like ...
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Problems with laptop cooling fan

This is what's happening: I decide to set up my laptop sensors for watching my processor temperature, and I then use pwmconfig to get my fan cooling my processor right. It all works out, but here's ...
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How to sync comic books from LMDE 2 to iPad mini

I have LMDE 2 and I'm wondering if there is any practical way to sync my comic books over to my iPad Mini running iOS 9 so I can read them on YACReader or a similar app. I've messed around with ifuse ...
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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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Installing a theme - Mint 17.2

I've just done a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon and would like to install a theme but haven't had any luck. (I've never installed a theme before). I have downloaded the sable theme from ...
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Unable to play protected (DRM) content on Chrome (Linux Mint 17)

I upgraded to Linux Mint 17 a couple weeks ago. Prior to that, I was running on LM 16 and had an issue playing protected content on Google Chrome. I fixed that issue after installing hal and disabling ...
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Keyboard shortcut to launch Nemo

In Windows you can type Super+e to launch the file explorer. I find this really useful, particularly because almost every action I take starts with search for a file or folder. Is there an equivalent ...
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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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Problem with former RAID hard drive settings in Linux Mint 17

I'm new to Linux, just installed Linux Mint for the first time. I have two hard drives which were previously in a RAID configuration. Now before I have installed Linux I've changed them to individual ...
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How to use Desktop Lock Screen and turn off XScreenSaver Login Screen?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1, Cinnamon Desktop, Compiz, and XScreenSaver. I want to be able to use the Desktop Lock Screen and turn off the XScreenSaver Lock Screen. Turning off the Lock Screen in ...
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Xorg refuses to start with radeon driver, attempting to pass through NVIDIA GTX970 using Xen on Mint 18

I am attempting to pass through my GTX 970 to a Windows VM using Xen (I already have the hypervisor in place and am currently just running Linux Mint 18 on Dom0). I am attempting to use a Radeon R9 ...
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How to install Intel Graphics drivers for Mint 13

I have choppy video and my windows are choppy when I move them around. Also when my PC 'turns off monitor' it does not turn off normally but like the cable was unplugged. I guess I need to install a ...
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Fresh Install of Mint 18 w/ Cinnamon — randomly logging out, can't log back in

A few days ago I made the plunge from Windows and put Linux Mint on my laptop (Thinkpad 440), the newest release. Things are mostly fine, except twice today I've been browsing the internet on Chromium ...
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Double screen: desktops “moving” with the mouse

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, with Cinnamon 2.4.5. I have a double screen: my laptop's¹ screen, and another (Dell) screen, both with resolution 1920×1080. I have a strange bug (maybe is it a ...
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I accidentally changed Linux Mint's advanced menu icon to something very large. Now I can't change it back

I just see large green and white stripes across the panel. I couldn't do anything on that menu, so had to restart my laptop, and before the panel could load, created a new one and delete the old one. ...