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When can I say that I have a good knowledge on linux [closed]

I am new to linux operating system. I heard that linux operating systems are fast and they can be customized to as our needs. i have installed linux mint 17. I am loving it and i would like to learn ...
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Batch file closes instantly when trying to run it with wine

So, i made a loading screen for my Batch OS, Whenever i try to open it, the program closes instantly. I am using wine to run the program. My OS is Linux Mint 17.1 Here is my code: @echo off goto ...
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Can't boot into installer of Mint or Ubuntu

I'm currently running Windows Vista. I've tried installing both Mint and Ubuntu by both the DVD-R and USB drive methods. When I reboot, I can hit F12 to open the typical installation menu, but any ...
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How to remove a package on a debian-based system WITHOUT removing dependencies? [closed]

I have a computer running Linux Mint and I'd like to remove a package WITHOUT removing its dependencies. For the particular package I'd like to remove, there are about 20 dependencies and some ...
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Nvidia linux drivers on Dell XPS L502X Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

I have a Dell XPS L502X with an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M and I'd like help installing the official drivers off the Nvidia site. Every time I try I brick my installation and have to re-install. Even if I ...
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using linux mint 17, how can i connect to my school's wifi?

At school, using my windows 8.1 drive, I am automatically prompted with a login page on my default browser once I click on their wifi connection under Network Connections. I sign in using my username ...
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How to increase the font size of the Mint menu?

Is there any way to increase the font size of the menu? Right clicking on the panel properties or using "appearance" in the Settings Manager does not work.
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How strong is the encryption of a zip file in Linux Mint

Zip encryption has had often a bad reputation of being weak, but some would argue that a zip file encrypted using certain algorithms (such as by using AES), together with strong password, is really ...
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kernel panic - get log

My system keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem is somehow connected with network, because plugging ethernet cable eliminates the problem (even if ethernet is used locally only). If I ...
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How do I get the latest version of software on Linux Mint?

I understand the difference between rolling release distributions and standard release. However, I'd like the latest version of software such as GCC, Clang, Git, Eclipse, gedit, etc. So far I've ...
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Does Linux Mint have /etc/debian_version?

I am trying to write a script which works based on the knowledge that each Linux Mint release was based on a particular Ubuntu release. However, I do not want to install Linux Mint to verify that, ...
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Laptop doesn't detect my wifi signal

I have recently installed Linux Mint on my laptop and have updated the wireless drivers. My laptop detects all wireless signals around but not mine. How can I resolve this issue?
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how to install the virtual-box on Linux Mint 17?

I need to install the virtual-box on my Linux Mint 17 machine, so please help me out. Also tell me if any prerequisites to install in the machine. Thanks in advance.
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Unable to delete files via FTP?

I have a couple of FTP users who can access my (pseudo) server running vsftpd under Mint Linux. They are restricted to a specific directory and below via chroot(). Whilst they can access the files ...
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Unable to boot Linux Mint or WIndows anymore

I've spent the last two days trying to get my computer working. It's a dell inspiron 15r se. I have windows 7 Professional edition installed and Linux Mint I've tried the recovery disk for windows ...
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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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Installing linux Mint 17.1 on Acer s5 “No root file system defined”

I have booted Linux Mint from USB stick. Everything works fine until I'm trying to install it. So I launch Install Linux Mint choose my language ⇒ set up WiFi connection ⇒ Installation ...
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How to change grub black screen

I'm using dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and Windows XP. So I want change grub2 black screen and I've tried to install gfxmenu theme for grub but it is not working; I see it's not installed in ...
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Graphical Glitch in Google Chrome + Three keys do not Work

Linux Mint 17 Qiana How to fix it? I first noticed that three keys stopped working, "~", "arrow down" and "del", do not know if the problem is physical or logical, but I believe it is physical ...
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Can't enter GNU GRUB boot menu!

so I booted up an old Linux Mint machine today and I can't seem to remember the password. So I wanted to reset the password using the instructions on Mint's website but when I hold shift the GNU GRUB ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 incredibly slow on AMD A8-5600k

I have an HTPC and media server running Mint 17.1 which is incredibly slow. The hardware specs are: APU - AMD A8-5600k (4x 3.6GHz) MB - MSI FM2-A55M-P33 RAM - 4GBm, 1333Mhz HDD - Boot: WDC ...
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I don't see .bashrc file in my /home and /etc/skel direcories

I am running linux mint 17.1 rebecca, but I have found it quite different with other distros I am used to, in /home and /etc/skel there's no .bashrc I don't know if i mess up with something or it is ...
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Update Bastille on Debian Linux (Mint)

Is there anyway to update Bastille to it's lastest version (3.2.1)? The one i'm using is 3.0.9 and it was kinda hard to even find it's package (which i found on another SE question: How can I install ...
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How to change CFLAGS for autogen.sh

I am relatively new to linux. I was trying to rebuild MDM display manager for linux mint from url https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm. In the documentation it is said that you should use ./autogen.sh ...
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In Mint 17, how do I copy/paste symlinked files?

In Mint 17 (Cinnamon), I'm using the file manager (I guess it's called Nemo?) to view some header files after building OpenSSL in the 'include' directory. Each of the header files in this directory ...
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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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Missing locales under Mint 17.1 - cannot display or enter multibyte chars in terminal

I am having multiple issues with locale and language settings in terminal (specifically, gnome-terminal). For testing purposes, in mint-locale I have set both Language and Region to "English, Canada ...
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How do I download a PDF, then output a chunk of text?

My city water bill is emailed to me every month as a link to the current PDF hosted on their server. So I can easily download this PDF any time I want. How do I take that PDF and extract my account ...
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USB 3.0 works always, USB 2.0 works sometimes

I have little problem with my two ports USB 2.0. They don't work properly. If something (like mouse or keyboard) is connected on boot it's working but when I re-plug this device he often don't want to ...
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Enabling Auto Login prevents logging into Linux Mint 17 MATE

So, I tried enabling Auto Login in Linux Mint 17 MATE (Control Center > Login Window > Auto Login) and when it tried to log me in (with and without timed login also checked) it would flicker black ...
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Tried installing Mint 17.1 64bit, deleted Windows 8.1 boot partition when I overwrited it with the Linux boot

As the title says, when live-usb installing linux mint 17.1 64bit, I chose the windows 8.1 bootup partition as the bootup for linux, so when the boot menu appears and I try to run windows 8.1, it ...
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Ubuntu/Mint (trusty) : Wifi keeps shutting down

I Run Mint on my desktop and I'm facing a very annoying problem : wifi keeps shutting down after a few minutes or a few hours and it never comes back automatically. To restore network, I have to ...
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.xsession executed on login in Linux Mint Cinnamon

I've put a command to change my keyboard mapping in .xession, but this does not appear to be executed on login in Cinnamon, although it seems to work fine on an older MATE box. Since first asking ...
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which config file is openssh sshd using?

Where can i check/verify which config file sshd is using? I know you can change the config file to use by using -f command, but is there a way to echo which config file is currently being used or is ...
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Unattended Linux Mint Install

I am trying to create a Linux Mint 17.1 development box (in a virtual machine) but I'd like to automate the process. The instructions on how to perform an unattended installation are pretty out of ...
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getting error for sudo apt-get upgrade?

when i enter : sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following messages: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading> state information... Done Calculating ...
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Why don't emacs keybindings work on Mint 17.1?

I'm migrating from Ubuntu to Mint and loving it so far. One thing has been bugging me. On ubuntu I was able to run: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-key-theme "Emacs" to get ...
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Can't boot Linux Mint nor Ubuntu

When I try to install Linux Ubuntu or Linux Mint on my Toshiba Qosmio X500-10V and I pass the install menu this appears: After Mint countdown: After pressing install on Ubuntu: And after that I ...
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Linux Mint delayed image through HDMI

I've connected my Linux Mint laptop to the HDMI output. My problem is that the displayed image is only partly refreshed. How can I make the HDMI display without delay? (the malformed text are spots ...
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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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Google Hangouts chrome extension transparency issue in Linux Mint?

I am new to Linux Mint. I just installed the Google Hangouts chrome extension (the one that looks like Facebook's Messenger pop-up heads). Unfortunately, all the circles have a white box around it, as ...
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Blank console when exiting X

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1, but this probably applies to most distros anyway. I just installed LM cleanly from a bootable USB (which is fine - I checked) and I need to install the appropriate ...
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remove cupsd completly?

i tried using apt-get remove cupsd but i found traces of it in different locations and it is still running and listening. how can i rip it completely from my machine? is it possible to remove the dpkg ...
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vnc: unable to get a shell prompt with the default opened terminal application

i am setting up a vnc server (vnc4server on mint) and i have a default xstartup file in ~/.vnc. i am using twm window manager. when i connect to the vnc server, i can authenticate successfully and see ...
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Clone monitor on HDMI without changing laptop display resolution

My laptop's display has native resolution of 1366x768, and I connect it to my TV which has 1920x1080i. My problem is that the only supported resolution for cloning is 640x480, which happens to be the ...
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Linux Mint - Windows 8.1 Boot problem

After a clean Windows 8.1 installation I tried to install Linux Mint for dualbooting using a burned DVD. My windows partitions are /dev/sd1 and /dev/sd2. I tried both using the default "install ...
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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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LVM Encrypted Partition without Partition Table

I have the following Problem. My Laptop is fully encrypted with LVM I know the Passphrase, but the partition table is broken. I booted from an USB Stick in this Case sdb1. Is there any hope to get ...
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resolvconf writing invalid resolv.conf file

Every time I connect to my VPN I lose DNS with an error of, "cannot parse /etc/resolv.conf" The offending line is line 1 being an empty "domain". So after connecting to the VPN my resolv.conf file ...
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Reversing graphics card driver change in Linux Mint 17

Some idiot who looked back at me in the mirror a few minutes ago was following these instructions (link) and apparently got the wrong NVIDIA drivers for his old laptop with a Quadro in it. Now, ...