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Mint 17.1 x86: font glitches: cuts off top parts of some letters

Mint 17.1 x86: font glitches. Upper parts of some letters are "cut off". It happens as I type this question in the browser. Some letters appear as "cut off", but then they are "fixed" on its own. ...
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What's the closest you can get to rebooting without killing all running processes?

How can I get the effect of rebooting on refreshing the system (freeing resources and reinitialising them) without killing most of the things I have running? Could I unload and reload kernel modules? ...
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calligra not working on xfce

I'm running linux mint 17.1 xfce 64bit and installed calligra suite with this command: apt install calligra I didn't use any ppa. now when I open any application(words,stage,etc) it shows this ...
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Linux desktop (Mint MATE) requires reboot every few days

Summary After a few days of uptime, my system starts getting slow. How can I determine the cause and fix it? Opening a Youtube video or some web-pages will freeze Firefox for an increasing amount of ...
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messed up system after offline package installation for WLAN driver

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 on my old desktop pc. Since I moved, I had no internet connection, but could use the WLAN of my neighbors. For that, I had to install an old FRITZ! USB WLAN driver. I did ...
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Linux Mint Fails To Boot (Unknown Filesystem GRUB ERROR)

The other day I believe I accidentally messed up a disk and set it to a filesystem I didn't want to. Now when I boot up Linux Mint I get “Unknown Filesystem error” in GRUB rescue. Of course I tried to ...
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System froze. Which log files to check?

I'm running LinuxMint 17.1 with KDE. I had Firefox and Dolphin open, when the system froze and became unresponsive to any input (mouse or keyboard). Where can I find useful log files to consult in ...
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Unable to run php on Linux Mint 17.1

I'm trying to install LAMP on Linux Mint 17.1 following this tutorial here: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/486 The Apache part was okay, I can access the localhost which shows a ...
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Some index files failed to download - Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

Running sudo apt-get update i get the following error message: ... Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca/upstream Translation-en_US Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca/upstream ...
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Does Linux Mint 17.1 includes GNOME?

I am preparing to install Mint in my machine and wondering whether the latest edition of Mint(i.e Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca) ships with GNOME 3.16?
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Changing Desktop environment?

I am consodering a change from win7 to any linux distro, I prefer Linux Mint because it looks like windows to some extent( from pictures only, so I would like to give it a try). I want to know whether ...
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Kernel Panic dumps no log files

I was playing a game on Steam and all a sudden I got a kernel panic, I manually shutdown the computer and booted back into Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) 64-bit, and went to go check through my log files ...
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boot from usb flash drive

I have a Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M1E with Win 8.1; and I just created a bootable USB with Linux mint 17.1, but I can't boot from it. I've done a bit of research, but I'm not sure with what I've found.
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Warning message after updating

I have Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon edition and after updating using the terminal: sudo apt-get && sudo apt-get upgrade I got this warning message: ... Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Unable to reboot or shutdown Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player

I installed Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player 7.1.0 but when I try to reboot the system, it says ModemManager is shut down and in the next line, it says nm-dispatcher.action: Could not get the ...
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Unable to perform file operations on a MTP device mounted via GVFS: “Operation not supported”

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 64-bit (based on Ubuntu 14.04). Ever since upgrading from Linux Mint 14/Ubuntu 12.10, the Python script I use to sync music to my Walkman has stopped working. Previously, ...
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How can I decrypt my encrypted /home partition?

A year ago I installed Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. I partitioned the HDD and separated the system (/ mount point) and the data (/home mount point). I chose to encrypt the whole /home using the basic ...
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Suspend option disappear from shutdown dialog on Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

Previously I have a "Suspend" option when I open shutdown dialog, not sure why (probably because I did a apt-get upgrade I found the "suspend" option has gone: Another thing is even I set my power ...
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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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Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?

Running Mint 17, just ran apt-get upgrade for the first time in a while, with 350MB download. It stops halfway to tell me /etc/issue is not the package maintainers versions. Ditto for issue.net and ...
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Linux Mint: “Move to monitor 2”: but I don't have a second monitor. How do I fix this?

I have a fresh install (about a week old) of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca (love the name!), Cinnamon edition on my laptop. If I right click on a tab, I get the option "Move to monitor 2". The problem is ...
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Bluetooth firmware not loading for Intel 7260 [solved]

I recently installed a Intel 7260 wireless module in the pcie slot of my ASUS N550jv CN270H laptop. The idea was to get bluetooth and wifi working flawlessly, as the originally installed atheros card ...
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Linux Mint & LIFEREA rss reader

I have the linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon distribution installed on my laptop and I cannot launch the software Liferea from the terminal, although, it will work fine if I launch that using the menu/icon. ...
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To specify the defaults fonts for chinese on linux mint

I do not like the default fonts for these languages in linux mint 17.1, but I like the fonts for the latin languages. I have downloaded, for instance, the chinese fonts AR PL UMing which I like ...
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Can not set the LC_TIME variable for the current process [duplicate]

On Linux Mint Rebecca, my current LC_TIME setting is LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" I would like to execute date and watch how the current date is displayed in a Chinese format with Chinese characters. ...
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Undo accidentally minimized desktop (now all desktop icons gone)

If you have a window active and hit "[Alt]+[Space],[N]", that window will be minimized. It has happened to me a number of times that I did this while the topmost window was in fact inactive (meaning ...
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How do I setup a floating profile in Linux

I have an external hard drive that is switched between machines. I want my home folder to point to this external hard drive for ordinary usage purposes - documents, downloads, work areas, that sort ...
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What installed nginx?

Something has installed nginx on my system, I have not specfically typed apt-get install nginx. How can I find what has installed nginx ? I only noticed after a reboot, the system is rarely ...
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Script for auto-starting programs after restart

Is there any script or program to make all open programs auto start after the system restart? Like the one on the mac that gives you the option to reopen all programs after restart or shutdown
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How to see if someone is exploiting your wifi

I'm wondering about the possibility to know who is using my wireless connection. Lastly, my wireless connection is going to be slower and slower and probably someone is exploting that behind my back. ...
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Drive disappears once in a while

I have a NTFS drive mounted via fstab. now, over the last couple of days, I've seen that once in a while, the drive disappears. This generally happens when I'm using partition tools (resizing a ...
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Open Firefox twice (with same profile)

There are tons of resources that tell how to run several instances of Firefox in parrallel. I can't find any that tells me how to configure a command (on a command line, start menu item, or panel ...
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How can I check if the adobe flash plugins is correctly installed in Mint 17.1?

I know that Linux Mint has the adobe flash plugin pre-installed, but I tried to update that and I think I made a mess, since the videos on youtube.com, and more generally, on the internet, are ...
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Issues with saving Linux and Windows folders on the same USB?

I'm wondering if folders work differently when set up by Linux than they do when set up by Windows. Here's what I want to do: Go into Linux Mint, plug in a brand new USB stick, and create a folder ...
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Quick boot for desktop Linux?

What can be done to a "normal" (Linux Mint, not micro or embedded) distribution in order to boot "nearly immediately" as seen for instance here? What magic is that, and why doesn't every distro have ...
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Installing R-base in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

I'm trying to install the package r-base using the Linux Mint community software view. By clicking on the "install" button one asks me for the "install of additional software?". By clicking on ...
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Programs crash upon opening in Linux MInt 17.1

I have an issue in mint, whenever I open programs they just flash on the screen and close immediately. For some it happens at random, and others never work. The software manager never opens after ...
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X11 display entered zoom mode. How do I exit?

I pressed something around my mouse pad (keys in the altgr region+mousepad - quite possibly multitouch) and suddenly the whole X11 display zoomed around 10%. That means I can see 90% of the 1920x1080 ...
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Can't find xbar MainMenu.xml

After installing qtcurve, I've enabled the xbar option and added the widget to the top panel. sudo apt-get install qtcurve If I follow the instructions on the page, I can't find the Xbar folder ...
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Disable second monitor MDM login screen?

I'm looking to disable my second monitor while on my login screen. It causes my primary monitor to be the wrong resolution until I login and it's somewhat annoying. I have set my primary monitor using ...
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USB dongle undetected on Linux Mint

I'm facing a peculiar problem on my Linux Mint laptop for the last week. I have a ZTE AC2726 USB dongle with service provider reliance (netconnect broadband+). The same dongle works well on my ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinamon Desktop Icons Root Account

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit on vmware workstation (Windows 8.1 host). I mainly use Linux for testing programs I have written (some have to be compatible with Linux). And I want to get familiar ...
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encrypted btrfs RAID1 array fails to mount at boot - open_ctree_failed

I have an encrypted btrfs RAID1 array set up as my /home directory on a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.1. At the Plymouth screen during boot, I enter my password for the two drives, and then receive ...
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Why won't my custom layout work?

I'm trying to create a custom layout that I can use for various symbols. For now, I just copied the contents of gr(bare). However, the layout does not appear to work. When I press Caps Lock, the ...
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mount smb share from other computer

help needed. I want to give thunderbird access to local folder on other computer. So I granted the local user /bin/mount and /usr/sbin/mount.cifs in sudoers. This works fine, using a bash script ...
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How to properly install software on Linux Mint?

I am a linux newbie. Yesterday I tried to download a program called GNU Net, but when I tried to ./configure, I recieved multiple errors indicating missing libriaries. When I tried to download the ...
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How to Creat persistent Linux Mint on USB from windows

I'm new to Linux and really like it, but I need windows on my laptop also, so I thought a persistent Linux Mint on a usb drive would be the safest option. Looking for step-by-step directions to ...
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Videos playing very fast without audio Linux Mint 17

In Linux Mint 17, videos are playing what looks to be 4x normal speed. This includes all of youtube on both Firefox and Chrome. I believe it to be 4x because if I set the youtube speed to be 0.25x ...
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BOINC GPU computation

I have an N5501J Asus PC running Mint 17.1 Cinnamon. It has Nvidia Optimus system to optimise power consumption, using the Intel graphic device, or the discrete card when I need it (NVIDIA 850M). I ...
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Where to put files?

I downloaded a pre-built cross-compiler, and it had no Makefile, Readme, instructions, or anything. However, it came from a reputable resource, so its not malware or anything (it came from ...