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Change Screensaver font size, Molecule xscreensaver

I'm pretty new to the Linux world and love the Molecule xscreensaver. Is there anyway to change the configuration so that the font of the molecule information is larger? It's located at the top left ...
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How to install emacs 24.5 on linux mint

I'm trying to get the latest stable release of emacs on linux mint (emacs-24.5). But, for some reason apt-get only installs 24.3.1. I would usually be OK with that, but I'm trying to use spacemacs, ...
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Easy-ish Grub2 loading of iso FROM a portable hard drive

How can I install an iso from a portable hard drive? The guides that I have seen require using grub2 on the local drive to load the iso on the portable drive. I would like to boot from the portable ...
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How do I get my app to appear in the Applications list?

I have created a .deb package that copies files to the /opt/MyAppName directory. However, it does not appear in the Applications list, and I am unsure how to make that happen. How do I make my app ...
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Trying to switch from Cinnamon to MATE on Linux Mint, but nothing happens when I click on the session icon

I have Linux Mint 17.3 which was originally installed with the Cinnamon desktop. I am wanting to install MATE and switch to that instead, and used a guide to do so. The last step is to "click on the ...
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How to fix Eclipse and Caja color in Linux Mint Mate?

I started using Eclipse IDE with Linux Mint. I have darkened Ambiance theme and Eclipse looks extremely ugly and painful to eyes. And it seems I cannot change that white color of file browser ...
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How do I change Simplescan's default email?

I found one other person with this issue from long ago. I'm currently: Mint 17.1/64/i5/16GB RAM 3.13.0-37-generic In SS, if I choose, "scan to email"--> it opens Chromium? I'd like to know if I ...
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Shutdown problem on Lenovo G50 after installing Linux Mint 17.3

After installing successfully Linux Mint 17.3 on Lenovo G50, its not rebooted. The error is : [397.188708] Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed! [400.538090] init: mdm main process (2363) ...
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Backlit keyboard setting not saved upon resuming from suspend

Upon resuming my laptop from suspend, the backlit keyboard will always be on at the dimmest setting, regardless of the setting when I suspended it. I am using Mint Cinammon, version 17.1. After some ...
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Fixing laptop's screen colors in Linux Mint

If my laptop is connected to external screen but the laptop's screen seems blueish next to the external screen, how can I fix the colors in the laptop's screen? I have Linux 17 Mint MATE
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Linux mint and windows 10 dual boot with 2 HDD

I have one ssd and two hdd. On one of the hdd I have windows 10 and on the other linux mint 17.3. When starting up grub shows up like it should but it only has linux mint as an option. If I try to ...
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Mint eth0 not showing

I've recently installed Linux Mint on a fairly old laptop (Dell Inspiron 1501, sorry if that makes you cringe), and I managed to get it to work ... for the most part. However, I ran into the issue ...
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Evince missing font in application menu

In Evince, the application menu seems to be missing a font. How can I fix this? I'm using Linux Mint 17.3
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HTML5 video performance

I have performance problem with video playing: When I am playing video on youtube, high CPU percentage is used: But when I download the same video and play it in VLC player, CPU usage is reduced ...
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Kernel Oops causing system crash when playing game - nvidia drivers

Hopefully this is the right place for this. I started getting random system crashes requiring while playing dota 2 on linux mint 17.3 running nvidia drivers. It would happen after a few minutes into a ...
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Linux mint: how to add applications to taskbar in second monior

I use two monitors. I tried to have two similar taskbar on both monitors. But I think this is not possible in linux mint. All the applications appear in one taskbar only. Then I tried to add ...
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Remember window layout on multiple monitors on Mint Cinnamon

I have been using linux Mint 17.3 with Mate desktop for quite a bit now. One of the thing I absolutely love is that it remembers layout of windows for multiple monitor configurations. For example, ...
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Proper way to install Okular

Does someone know a proper way to install Okular on Linux Mint? I used command-line and package manager, both give same result: Okular doesn't have any icon, cannot open pdf, interface has disabled ...
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Adding LibreOffice Official Repository for Updates

I use Linux Mint LMDE2 64bit OS. The version of LibreOfice that is installed on my PC is 4.3.3.2. Even with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I don't get any updates. I ...
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(Linux Mint) dconf changes are not applied after closing window

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon Tried to change org.cinnamon.desktop.keybindings.wm.switch-group to [] but it has no effect - Alt+ causes switch-group after closing dconf editor insted of nothing. Need to ...
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Installing Mint over Ubuntu in a dual boot with Windows 7

My computer dual boots Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I want Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. I need to keep Windows. I burned the Mint disk I need. I boot from it, and check the desktop, click Install ...
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Difference between auto mode and manual mode in update-alternatives

When I run $ update-alternatives --config java I get a few rows: What is the difference between auto mode and manual mode?
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Log of wireless connections

Is there any way to view a log of when I connected and disconnected with a certain wireless network? I am trying to find the date/time and either the MAC address or SSID of the access points for some ...
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Linux Mint 17: Menu editors can't “move” Main Menu applications

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 64-bit MATE 1.10.2 mintmenu 5.6.4 Menu editors cannot apply "move" to Mint Menu applications. Mozo menu editor (default menu editor, version 1.10.1-1+rafaela) Displays ...
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External monitor signal on resume from suspend

Linux Mint XFCE 17.3 Config: XFCE config (xfconf) external monitor disabled X (-configure)d on terminal, creates xorg.conf, # screen 1 "vga monitor" - line ignored with number sign on serverlayout. /...
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Linux mint 17.3 doesn't shut down

Just installed Linux Mint 17.3 with KDE on HP probook 6470B. Installation went well, the system said it was restarting - DVD was ejected and system seemed to shut down but it didn't. I tried Ctrl+Alt+...
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Problem with maximizing windows

I have a quite unusual problem and I would like some help. Maybe is not unusual, maybe I don't use the right keywords to search relatively. My problem is that i can only maximize a window till as max ...
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Assign Static IP to KVM CentOS Guest.

I am attempting to set up a CentOS(7) guest on my Linux Mint(17.3) system using KVM. My Mint host has a static IP (10.10.16.247) configured already and is currently fully network functional.I have a ...
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IBus on Linux Mint 17.3 not showing suggestion after installed kubuntu-desktop

I have a working IBus on Linux Mint 17.3 installed months ago, whereby I can enter Chinese in any application supports IBus. It is suppose to show me the suggestions or options after I entered pinyin ...
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disable “stereo mix” or audio loopback in linux mint 17.3

I'm new in the Linux world. I tried my best to disable the audio loopback, but my audio-in is mixed with my audio-out, and for example in Skype, my conversation partner can hear himself from my ...
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downloading base for libreoffice

I have downloaded libreoffice 4.2.6.3 .BuildID 42m0(Build:3) It has an icon in office called openoffice and the 5 things in it on left hand side namely calc,draw Impress,Maths, writer and base but ...
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Prevent a Google Hangouts from shifting focus onto itself when in different desktop.

I am currently have the following bash script in my startup items to start Google Hangouts on login in Linux Mint 17.3: #!/bin/bash /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome --profile-directory=Default --...
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How to connect via LAN Wire and a WIFI Router to the internet (terminal only)

I have a big problem. My cinnamon GUI went down. Now I have to reinstall it. Therefore I need an internet connection. Since I can only work within terminal I have to use that to connect to my Wifi. ...
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Linux Mint GUI stays black after login

Suddenly this happens: When I boot my noteback linux mint boots to the login screen. Then after I logged in the mouse cursor is visible centered on a black background. And thats where nothing more ...
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dhclient connecting to wlan0 after wpa-supplicant setup polls infinitely

I just wanted to try out how to connect to my WIFI WPA2 via terminal. Therefore I created "/etc/wpa_supplicant" network = { ssid = "nameOfWifi" psk = "passwordNumberThatIFoundOnTheWifiHardware" ...
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GPG error with Mint Repository on Debian

When I update the packages of a Debian installation, I receive the following error: W: GPG error: http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because ...
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Using Gparted and installing Windows 10 after Linux

I recently built a computer and put LinuxMint 17.3 on it right away. I now have a free copy of Windows 10. I haven't really been able to find detailed instructions on how to install Windows while ...
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installable iso file from installed mint KDE system

I want to make an ISO file from my current installation that can actually boot. Tried penguiBuilder,SystemBack, Relinux. All three creating ISOs and stuff and all not booting. Tried making the USB ...
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RabbitVCS issue on Mint 17 XFCE

Is there a working package of RabbitVCS for Linux Mint 17.3 XFCE Thunar FM 32 bit? Following ubuntu section on rabbitvcs wiki, I've gone through the PPA repository option (rabbitvcs-thunar, rabbitvcs-...
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How do I figure out where wrong local dns results are coming from?

I'm running mint Mate 17.2. When I use dig, for a certain specific domain name, the resolved IP "answer" is wrong, and the answer server is 127.0.0.1. Trying to access this domain from my local ...
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WiFi Drivers Not Working

I just installed Linux Mint 17.3 on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro. I'm currently trying to install the necessary drivers for WiFi via Driver Manager (nvidia-331 and bcmwl-kernel-source) for my BCM4222 ...
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Enigmail 1.9.2 freeze when doing setup wizard [closed]

On my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon in Enigmail Thunderbird's add-on, I've tried to add my pgp keys file with the setup wizard, after that the software crashes. From that time the setup wizard freeze when ...
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Mint 17.3 Wi-Fi does not work after resuming from suspension

My Wi-Fi will not work after suspending but WILL work after hibernating. I've tried a couple things and have had some luck so I'll post what I've done and the effects I've seen. $ sudo lshw ...
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mount: No such file or directory with encrypted recovery

I have destroyed my Mint Linux installation. I just wanted access to my remote storefront. So what happened was I was having trouble with ICEauthority file in my home directory. So following ...
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trying to tether android lollipop to linux mint 17.1 cinnamon using usb

i keep getting this error after installing "mtp-tools": No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1 already checked for extra mtp programs, semi new to linux. ...
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Mint + Kernel 4.5.4: laptop loses suspend state when unplugged

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 on a newish Asus laptop with Mate desktop. To get the Nvidia graphics and Elan touchpad both to work, I installed the 4.5.4 Linux kernel. I've pretty much got everything ...
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xkill Used On Desktop

Mouse accidentally clicked on Desktop while active with an xkill terminal command. Which makes it completely without use. Have used nemo command which resets everything as long as terminal remains ...
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Linux Mint 17.2, Cinnamon 64-bit: Is there any way to change panel **width**?

Is there any way to change panel widths in Linux Mint? You can see my current panel settings below. Essentially I would like big text but I don't want the widths to stay constant because the text ...
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Where can I find Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller driver?

It seems that Mint 17.3 came out lacking the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core Graphics Controller driver. Where can I download it in order to install it manually? UPDATE: Why I believe that this ...
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Linux Mint Petra (16) Java Update from JRE 7 to JRE 8 breaks Graphics System?

(Note: I'm a firm believer in "if it works, you don't need to fix it." Which is why this laptop is still running Linux Mint 16 - so far it does everything I have needed, and wonderfully so.) I had ...