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Use CTRL-SPACE to open menu on Linux Mint

I'd like to use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SPACE to open/close the Linux Mint menu (similar to how Command + SPACE is used on OS X to show/hide Spotlight). I tried going to Settings -> Keyboard -> ...
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List of software preinstalled in Linux Mint?

Is there a complete list of software (not package) preinstalled in Linux Mint?
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Linux Mint (Cinnamon, Muffin) set a keyboard shortcut where one of the keys is a mouse

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Edition. I want to create a keyboard shortcut involving the mouse. Specifically, I want to make it so clicking Alt, right-click, and dragging my mouse allows me to resize the ...
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Weird Wi-Fi connection issue on Linux Mint 16

We have a LG-R590 laptop and an AirTies 5343 WLAN router at home. When the router broadcasts the SSID of the wireless home network I cannot connect to the network automatically, I have to connect to ...
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Unable to install Linux Mint 17

I and many other users of Linux Mint are not able to install Mint 17 on hardware that uses AMD APU (A5800k) with MSI mobo. I understand that the issue has been noted but I cannot find a fix to this ...
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mint 13 xfce: cannot find or make trash bin

I have a problem with removing files from some partitions. I get an error: cannot find or make trash bin. I have searched google for this and found a site suggesting the partitions are mounted ...
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Can't install mintupdate 4.5.6-1 (Linux Mint 16)

I can't install mintupdate 4.5.6-1 under Linux Mint 16. When mintupdate tries to upgrade version 4.5.6 to version 4.5.6-1 the following error pops up: E: Could not open lock file ...
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Could not boot from an external hard drive [duplicate]

I burned a live session of Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon to a USB stick. Then I installed LM17C into an external hard drive by using this USB stick. I managed to do it and even successfully started on my ...
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Ubuntu eth0 not detected

After installing a new version of this distro, eth0 is not detected automatically. command inxi -SNxz result: Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe bus-ID: 01:00.0 ...
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Skype/Video drivers problems on Linux Mint 16

If I or the people I'm talking with turn on the camera, my system becomes so sluggish that nothing can be done (I can't even hang up the call). Event after the other party hangs up, the system keeps ...
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Downloading distro source

I'm using LDME, a Debian based distro. Is there someway, preferably automatic, where one could download the source to everything that might be executed and everything needed by those executables? I'd ...
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NVM cannot find installed Node binary, PATH problem on Linux Mint 17?

I've successfully installed NVM and Node using official instructions. My .bashrc file contains [ -s "/home/user/.nvm/nvm.sh" ] && . "/home/user/.nvm/nvm.sh" After some time, maybe a day, I ...
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How to compile AMD Legacy driver on 64-bit kernel, Linux Mint 17

I'm trying to get the legacy driver for my HD 2400 GPU but I had an error while it was building. I looked at this answer, and have the same result, in the driver manager is empty: ...
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How do I restore Mint? [closed]

I recently tried to install a package in Mint 16 and the next thing I knew it uninstalled cinnamon and mint. Now, when I boot I am taken to a Ubuntu startup page. (Which fails to load because of an ...
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How to make gksudo or gksu sessions last longer in Linux

Every time I want to open a GUI program that needs root permissions, I have to put my password. For example, I open synaptic and put my password then close it and a second later decide to reopen it it ...
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Linux shows one partition but windows shows 4

I have installed Windows 8 on my laptop and now I want to install Linux Mint 14. I want to use both of them. My disk management in Windows shows as follows:    . mint4win in ...
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Dell Laptop is overheating and shutting down

I recently updated from Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17 on my Dell Inspiron 5420 with NVIDIA graphics card. After upgrading, the laptop is overheating seriously with temperature going above 90. ...
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Which device to install the bootloader should I choose?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 with Windows 8.1 installed from factory. I need to install in dualboot the Linux Mint without formatting the computer and safely. I kept the UEFI and deactivated the ...
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Mint 17 boots to Welcome screen, but desktop is blank

I'm running Mint 17 Qiana MATE on a HP250 G laptop with 4GB of RAM and Intel on-board graphics. The host OS is Mint and Windows XP runs as guest using VirtualBox with 1GB RAM and 20GB reserved hard ...
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Should “invoke-rc.d” or “service” be used to restart services?

I'm confused as to which is best and in which circumstances: invoke-rc.d apache2 restart or service apache2 restart Is there a real difference? man service has the following interesting bit: ...
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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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MySQL is running out of cache

I installed MySQL Workbench on Linux Mint 17. When I enter the i character from keyboard MySQL runs out cache in MySQL query display. Then MySQL shuts down. I would appreciate it if you could help.
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Mint login screen: wrong keyboard layout

After installing Mint 15 / updating to Mint 17, i'm unable to login using the gui login screen and german localisation with a password containing special characters. Changing the language using the ...
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Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQLl 5.5 on Linux Mint 17?

Our stack consists of Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQL 5.5. I've installed Linux Mint 17 Giana. If I install apache2 via apt, it will install Apache 2.4 which is not required for me. Is there any way ...
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Running Cinnamon/X from command line ---> No sound, software rendering

I am booting directly into the terminal of Linux Mint 17. Now I would like from there to start cinnamon gui. I do that with "startx". However, by doing that I do not have any sound (just "Dummy ...
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How do I create a RAM disk on Linux Mint?

I am running a package that adds data to the end of 140–300 files each time through the process. I'm thinking of moving the process to a RAM disk, and using rsync to copy it back when done. My goal ...
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Why did this command delete every package?

I was trying to get a Windows program to run on PlayOnLinux and after it didn't work I went to remove Wine with this command: sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* and without thinking I agreed ...
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Changing permission from read only in linux?

I am trying to get the automatic brightness bug fixed in Linux Mint 17 based on the new Ubuntu release. In order to do this i had to create a file named 20-intel.conf in location ...
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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error [closed]

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
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How to choose the adequate Linux distribution for a given hardware set up? [closed]

We all have a common issue whereby there is an old PC lying around and we want to revive it using a secure Linux distro (vs. using the un-updated native OS, likely Windows) that is both user-friendly ...
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Python3 error “no module named bluetooth” on Linux Mint

I am trying to connect my Lenovo S10E to a Nintendo Wiimote via bluetooth. I am using a simple Python script, reproduced below. I am calling it from the Linux Mint (version 16, "Petra") command line ...
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soundblaster live 5.1: both output connectors to work?

I have an soundblaster live 5.1. wit emu10k1 chipset. I got my soundcard working now in Linux Mint 13 xfce. that is for 1 output port. I also want the other to work. How can I get my system to have ...
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Can't install GRUB, no matter what

My PC has Windows 7 and Mint 16 (Cinnamon). After installing Mint, GRUB stopped working, and I got a GRUB Rescue console instead of the GRUB menu. Being in a hurry, I launched the Windows installation ...
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soundblast live on linx mint: fatal: module snd-emu10k1 not found

I'm trying to get my soundblast live 5.1 emu10k1 (rev 7) working. It is listed in my xconf settings but the onboard sound processor is the standard (i have tried to make de soundblaster standard, but ...
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How to set up an Internet Connection in Linux Mint?

My machine has wired Internet connection with Windows 7 OS. In connection properties I see service name : ispone obtain IP address automatically obtain DNS server address automatically How do I ...
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Linux mint parse error

I try too much method but still don't work. W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/linux-mint.froonix.org_dists_olivia_main_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch W: Failed to fetch ...
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Linux Mint (XFCE) on Acer Veriton - using one monitor, Mint thinks I have two?

I've installed a fresh version of Linux Mint 16 (XFCE) on an Acer Veriton desktop. It seems to work correctly, however, I have a "display within a display". I.e. I have a full screen display, with ...
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UEFI - Linux Mint Boot from USB Doesn't work

I'm running Linux Mint (only OS other than in VirtualBox) and wanting to remove it. I've created a Live USB of Windows 8 using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Yes, I know it says Windows 7 but I've ...
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Can't start presentation on remote computer console session from an SSH session

Basically I am executing this script remotely via an SSH session. It works fine on Linux Mint, but not on Debian (7.5). It looks like the export display or nohup command isn't working, but I'm not ...
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Sharing a project tree between environments

To save space and time I copied a large project tree on a network drive as hard links, i.e. cp -a -r --link proj proj_B (background: it's huge, needs to be rebuilt from two incompatible ...
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Mint 16 - Won't boot to USB

I am attempting to completely remove my Linux Mint 16 MATE OS and reinstall Windows 8. At which point, I'll decide if I want to reinstall a Linux OS (most likely will). The issue I'm having is that my ...
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error printing in mint

I have installed mint 13 xfce on my parents desktop. I installed the hp psc 500 printer correctly and the first test page was printed perfectly. However, when they want to print a document now, there ...
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How to mount the `D:\` disk of Windows in linux mint? [closed]

I am unable to mount the D:\ disk of windows in linux mint. What to do?
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LinuxMint doesn't recognize `Katakana/Hiragana` key in japanese keyboard

I installed LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon in a virtualbox environment. And set Keyboard Layouts Japanese in Regional Settings. But Katakana/Hiragana key that is obviously implemented in Japanese keyboard, ...
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Dropbox icon is disappeared in Mint 16 Cinnamon

Dropbox icon was between Mint update manager and keyboard icon, but it was disappeared like the image below. Dropbox is still running, how can I make it appear in task tray again without logging ...
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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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What does “Reserve Distribution” means?

I'm going to install a Linux Mint on a VM under VirtualBox from this site. I found that LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon 32bit VirtualBox VDI Virtual Computer is not "Distribution Release" but a "Reserve ...
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MIC not working due to USB bandwidth

Using debian and centos, i get the same error when plugging my USB mic in. In Windows (xp thru 8.1) it works fine. [ 304.237543] usb 2-1.6.2: USB disconnect, device number 6 [ 305.220785] usb ...
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Recover Firefox bookmarks after Linux Mint 16 reinstallation

I had Linux Mint 16 KDE installed alongside Xubuntu 13.10. I messed up partitions and had to reinstall Mint and both the OSs were booting fine after reinstallation. Now as expected all of my firefox ...
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Two Linux Mint 16 systems Skyping--one can see both parties on webcam, the other can see neither

I installed Linux Mint 16 32-bit edition on my netbook and a friend's laptop. When we Skype, I can see her live image, and I can see my own live image, so everything looks and sounds right on my end. ...