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How to add more system event sound effects in Cinnamon?

How can I add more sounds to different system events on Linux for different actions or events? For example by default on some Linux desktops, say Linux Mint for example, you get sound effects when you ...
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Is Linux Mint Debian Edition free software?

I was reading the list of Free GNU/Linux distro's on http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html and found Debian to be "optionally free" (http://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html). To me, that ...
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StackApplet doesn't work in Linux Mint 17.1

I installed stackapplet from the official repo, and the applet started fine, but I was not able to add my account using the preferences. When I try to add my username, nothing happens. Even ...
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KGet: recovering connection after modem reset

I try to use KDE now. Native download manager is KGet in KDE. Problem is that KGet cannot continue file download, after computer (and modem) reload. It write that no connection. But Internet is ...
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How to clone an MTPFS partition of a mounted Android phone?

Using mtpfs I've mounted a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I need to make an image of its root partition. I want to use dd or the like, but nothing seems to be able to detect/reference an MTP and/or FUSE ...
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Linux Mint 64 bit eating ram

I have a Mint 17.1 install. It has 2x2Gb memory sticks. I have verified this with sudo dmidecode --type memory. My problem is that I don't see all the memory I expect.I would expect 4194304 kB. (i.e. ...
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Permanently change permissions of /var/run/postgresql

On Linux Mint 17.0 Cinnamon Edition, I want to use /var/run/postgresql as the unix_socket_directories option for all of my postgres databases. Whenever I run the command pg_ctl -D postgres-data -o ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - Packages 404 Not Found

Whenever I do sudo apt-get update I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu/dists/rebecca/mongodb-org/3.0/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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Packages Containing 'dfsg' in Version Number Causing Issues

I am running the same Python software under both Mint 13 and Mint 17.1 – both are 64-bit. Prior to 64-bit operation the software was running on Mint 13 32-bit. On 64-bit Mint 13 everything works as ...
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Moving 4 system folders to 1 separated partition

Some background: I have installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop SSD on a 10GB formatted partition and i have another HDD with 75GB, both ext4 formatted. The question part: I have two partitions ...
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LinuxMint “File System” shows no space when many GB exist

I have a VM running LinuxMint 17.1. I just resized the virtual disk, then used a live CD to resize the system partitions. I now have 18GB+ free. However, when I look in Files, "File System" shows as ...
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GParted LiveCD fails to start

I have a VM setup in VirtualBox (LinuxMint 17.1). But I'm trying to boot to GParted so I can resize a partition. I'm using gparted-live-0.22.0-2-amd64.iso and it boots correctly. I've tried every ...
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Windows XP virtual machine crashes installing driver for host-mapped Velleman K8090 USB relay card

I have an existing Windows XP (Win32) virtual machine running under Qemu 1.5.0 on Linux Mint 16. I wanted to test Velleman 8 channel USB relay card. There is a generic driver available, which I ...
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Zombie mysql process ? - linux Mint

I am having the following problem with MySQL and Mint: mysql is set to run at startup: sudo update–rc.d mysql defaults After startup the service is running and I can connect to the database through ...
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Wifi is not working on Linux Mint

I have a Dell Latitude E4310 laptop which ran Ubuntu for the last 4 years (with various versions). Recently I have installed Linux Mint (version 17), and afterwards the WiFi is not working. It was ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Mate stops responding

I was using LM 17.1 Mate version quite smoothly until one day I found my desktop wallpaper had changed to the original. Then after refreshing for 2nd time it keeps on refreshing and it seems that my ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca - “import from file” when setting up VPN [closed]

I'm attempting to setup a VPN in Linux Mint 17.1 using the network manager. When I click the + button to add a new connection type, and select VPN, it only lists the option to import files? I'm lost, ...
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Problem with Dual boot Linux Mint in my win 8 laptop

This is my first time experience with any Linux OS. I am trying to dual boot linux Mint to my Toshiba Satellite Win 8.1 laptop(64 bit). I searched google on how to dual boot linux mint and below are ...
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Creating multiple pngs with ImageMagick causes slow desktop

I am running Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon 2.4.8 Hello, I am using ImageMagick to create large 500+ png images. This causes Cinnamon to go very slow. I would understand if Cinnamon is slow WHILE I am ...
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Is it possible to have iOS simulator in my Linux Mint?

iOS Simulator for Linux Mint OS I need to have iOS simulator for my Linux Mint OS to check my website responsive in various iOS devices is this possible as I know this feature is available in ...
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Grub package configuration error on each and any software update

Sometimes ago I had to restore Linux boot after Lenovo (v580 laptop) Windows 8 system recovery button pressing (just a stupid mistake). I followed this guide then ...
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Bluetooth mouse paring in Linux Mint Cinnamon

I'm having an hard time trying to pair my Apple magic mouse on Mint Cinnamon... keyboard pairing was fast and dead simple, but due to a weird behavior in the gui I'm not able to enter the code for ...
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How can I automate window tiling with a custom width? (Cinnamon)

I am running Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 2.4.8. I really like xdotool, but it conflicts with Cinnamon's awesome snapping/tiling feature. If I run the following command, it does NOT work if the current ...
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Compiling Python 3.4.3 error

I have been trying to update Python 3.4.3 from source, but each time, during the ./configure command, I get an error in the configure.status > configure: checking for device files checking for ...
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Dual-boot Mint on OS X: is OS X Startup Manager not suitable to boot Mint partition?

I am thinking of dual-booting Linux Mint on Mac OS X, and for that reason I was reading a tutorial about it (http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1643). After Mint's installation the tutorial ...
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How to set Ruby GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH

I'm a NOVICE user of Linux and using Linux mint 17.1 I've reinstalled Linux mint 20 time in last 3 days for that issue but could not fix it I'm trying to install ruby on rails using rvm what ...
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Linux Mint keyboard and mouse take a long time to work after boot

I turn my computer on, select my linux harddrive, and then I end up at the Linux mint encryption password area. I have to wait about 1 minute just for my keyboard and mouse to actually light up and ...
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Is it safe to have .NET packages on Mint 17.1? How can I delete it?

When first tried use Wine it asked me to install .NET packages, and other something for HTML, so i did. Later I delete wine, and few days latter reinstalled it. When I tried to use Wine it didn't ...
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Two-finger scrolling on Linux Mint

I recently installed Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop and am not able to get the Two-finger scrolling to work. I have changed the Panel Layout to Two-finger scrolling in system settings but that doesn't ...
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indicator-messages in Linux Mint 17.1

I still remember a mail drop down menu in Ubuntu (when I still used Ubuntu), like here [1] Now I've installed indicator-messages but the mail drop down menu doesn't show up in either MATE or Cinnamon ...
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“primusrun cinnamon --replace” makes everything super slow

So I just installed a fresh Linux Mint 17.1 on a laptop with NVidia Optimus (NVidia GT525M + Intel GPU onboard) and installed bumbleebee and primus. Now, I decided to try to run cinnamon using ...
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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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Some of my applications are always started when I login to Linux Mint

When I login to the system I have few Nemo windows open. I did it few weeks ago, and probably forgot to close at shut down. But now Mint remember my open application and always open it after start ...
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Black Screen Booting Into Linux Mint (On Dual Boot Machine w/SLI + 2 Monitors)

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint and Windows 8 on a machine with dual ASUS nVidia GTX 770s running in SLI (on an ASUS Z97-Deluxe motherboard). Everything works fine on the Windows side, but when ...
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How is it possible to run VLC when I just removed it?

After starting up my Linux Mint live session from hibernation, vlc would no longer start. When I tried running it from the terminal, I got a 'Bus error'. So I then tried to remove it. mint@mint ~ $ ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 2.4.8 64-bit - Weird Desktop Crash

This crash thing is happining third time for me. I solved the last two by a refresh install of mint, formatted I mean. Nothing special happened when I was using the computer, than I shut it down. By ...
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Recovering Invisible screens and dropdowns on linux

The terminal has gone invisible , although I can type commands and they get executed: Even some firefox download dropdowns are invisible, I can click the items in the drop down list but the list ...
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Is Wine installed default on Mint 17.1 Xfce and is it save to dlete it if so?

I was trying to install game via Wine, but gave up it. I’ve downloaded Wine from Software Manager. During installation Wine asked to download .NET packages, and I've done it. After I gave up trying to ...
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Cannot install packages in Mint: “Unable to fetch some archives”

I'm running Linux Mint 16 (Petra). I was able to install packages normally until, at least, april 18th (two weeks ago). Since yesterday I cannot install packages anymore. For example, if I try to ...
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Permanently magnify the content displayed in Firefox

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 MATE. On of the users of the computer have troubles with eyesight and seeing very small text. I increased the DPI of the whole text in RMB > Change Desktop Background > ...
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Multiple Monitor setup is not remembered (Mint 17)

After some issues with Ubuntu, I have decided to go to Mint. Now new issues appear - I have three monitors, two horizonatally and one vertically. The problem is that after each reboot, Mint does not ...
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Running windows programs on linux via VM or PlayOnLinux?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition installed and, till now, I used PlayOnLinux to run a windows program in Linux. Browsing on the internet, I noted it is really simple to run a program by using ...
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File permission in VirtualBox shared folder

I'm new to Ubuntu and the terminal. I installed Mint 17 on VirtualBox as the guest. After that, I created a shared folder and mount it on Mint. sudo mount -t vboxsf share ~/host I also installed ...
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Separate NTFS harddrive on Linux system

I am new to linux and am going to be installing Linux Mint for the first time (after first having used it for a few weeks via a bootable usb). I will now be overwriting my windows installation and ...
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Applications not starting with sudo

I'm using Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) in my Oracle Virtual Box. Whenever I try to open an application with sudo, it is not working. For eg. if I try to open sublime text editor using the command sudo subl ...
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Scribble in the task bar background

I have installed Linux Mint 17 recently in Virtual Box. After the installation, I see a kind of 'scribbling' in the background image of some of the task bar menus (zoom in to see the problem): I ...
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Getting Python errors whenever I try to use terminal in Linux Mint

I've had Mint installed as a dual boot on my laptop for some time. I use it as my dev environment, for desktop and web related coding. I recently started getting errors which have rendered my terminal ...
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Long POST time fixed by Linux. Why? [closed]

I was recently given a Gateway MT6723 laptop (Intel 2310 1.43 MHz, about 8 years old) that had a two minute POST time and the DVD wouldn't work. After trying to reinstall the factory Vista factory ...
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What happened after I upgraded the kernel version?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon version on my notebook HP Compaq 15-h050nl and about 1 month ago I upgraded the Linux Kernels to the current version (3.18.2-031802-generic) from the last version. ...
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Installing Linux mint on a computer running ElementaryOS [duplicate]

I would like to add linuxmint to my laptop running ElementaryOS. I was wondering what was the best way to partition my HDD: Shall I use a common partition for the /home folder or use two different? ...