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Switchable graphics drivers installation on Linux Mint

Firstly, sorry if there is something unclear in my question but English is not my native language and I will correct the question if needed. Here is my problem: I have a notebook with ATI RADEON ...
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How to edit hotspot settings in Linux mint 14.04?

I am trying to create a soft hotspot in Linux Mint 17, but when I try I am not able to edit username/password for the created hotpsot moreover it is not detected by my mobile. Below is the ...
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Older Computer Not Stable With Mint 17

I have an older desktop computer (about 10 years), a Sony Viao PCV-1132 (I can't find a spec sheet on it), that would not reliably boot up with Windows XP. The only difference from stock is a ...
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Desktop settings no longer being applied

So my Mint setup (Mint 17 on a Lenovo Yoga 13) was working perfectly fine earlier this morning. However, I pressed Ctrl+Alt+PgDn while trying to change between workspaces and it turned the entire ...
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Windows share suddenly empty

I have a laptop running Mint 15 Olivia that can access a shared folder from a Windows Vista desktop. Normally I can access and modify the files as if it were just another folder on the laptop, both ...
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How to connect to an Active Directory

My office has a telemarketing group that is running Windows XP on ancient hardware. I want to move them off of XP as quickly as possible, for obvious reasons. These telemarketers rely solely on web ...
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unrecognized inateck hdd enclosure with linux Mint

I have put in a Hitachi 2.5 inch hdd inside a Inateck hdd enclosure. I have connected the enclosure to a Toshiba R630-156 using a usb2 cable on a usb3 enclosure port. I can hear and feel the hard ...
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How to control network bandwidth using Linux [closed]

Currently my Internet is really slow. But I want to allocate all resources to a browser that is loading a movie. How do I do that?
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Extend partition size without unmounting it

I would like to create an image of a Linux Mint disc. Then I'd like to copy it to a bigger disc and extend its partition to the full size of the disc. I have already copied the disc using WinImage ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 With linux mint

I have a focusrite scarlett 8i6 soundcard and I would like to make many sounds with it. Currently it's deadly silent and I want to crack on with some programming whilst listening to music! I usually ...
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Boot Mint from USB flash on macmini3,1 (with rEFInd installed)

This seems like the Holy Grail: I have installed rEFInd 0.8.3 on my macmini3.1 (late 2009) and have verified that it works correctly: it intercepts the boot process and displays an icon for OSX, and ...
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Does the Linux Mint installer include an option to replace/upgrade ONLY Linux Mint on a dual boot system?

I have a dual boot system running Windows 7 64-bit and Linux Mint 16 (with Cinnamon). I'd like to replace Mint 16 with Mint 17 (I'm OK with completely wiping JUST Mint). I want to leave Windows ...
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Problem in mouse configuration

I have a strange problem with the mouse. To set up the pointer speed to become slow. But when I boot the Mint, it is an absurd speed, both the pointer and the scroll. To be the speed that I set up, I ...
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How can I talk with my acquaintance on Linux Cinnamon

One of my acquaintances uses Linux Mint with the Cinnamon Desktop. We would like to talk each other via Skype, but we realized that Skype is not supported on Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop. We have ...
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Boot Repair taking a very long time, stuck on “Create a BootInfo summary”

I moved my Linux Mint installation to a new HD since the old one was becoming a little unstable. I'm running Boot Repair from a live CD to get Grub configured, and everything else finished very ...
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How Can I Back Up Win7 Before Installing Mint Alongside It

Don't get me wrong, I understand how to install Mint alongside Win7. However, I am wondering how to backup my Windows installation due to the fact that Win7 was preinstalled on my computer and, as ...
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chrome ui issues with mint 17

I did install Mint 17 (Qiana) today and I seem to have problems with the window title bars such as chromium title bar. I have limited knowledge of tool kits such as qt or gtk. From what I read so ...
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Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?

I'm having awful trouble getting a DCP-7055 multi-function printer to work as a scanner with Mint 16. (My old flatbed scanner was working.) (I have printing working.) I've installed the Brother ...
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How to make linux see my internet connection?

I'm sort of booting off of a Mint 17 LiveCD (the situation is described here: How can i make my pc boot back into windows?) and the network does not work. It's wired if it matter. I've also tried to ...
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g++: error: /usr/lib/libGL.so: No such file or directory after uninstalling AMD drivers

This is a question asked several times all over the internet. Duplicates: http://askubuntu.com/questions/395544/g-error-or-nosuch-file-or-directory ...
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Using Netis WF2123 Wifi Adapter on an AMD64 Ubuntu System

I'm having trouble getting the drivers for a Netis WF2123 wifi adapter to work under Linux Mint 17 (effectively Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) 64-bit. As it turns out the drivers are not available in any binary ...
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Can't print from fluxbox unless I first log in to a different WM

I'm running Linux Mint 17 with fluxbox as my WM. If I boot the machine and log in to a fluxbox session, I can't print; the printer doesn't show up in print dialogs. If I log in to a cinnamon session, ...
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How to give Windows partions' file execute permission

I have installed Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8, as dual boot. 500GB hard disk has 5 partitions. Two of them are NTFS and the other 3 are ext4 partitions. When I log into Windows, I can not see any ...
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How do I set the preferred wireless network in Linux Mint 17?

I'm currently in an environment with two wireless networks: OrganizationFoo, which is present pretty much everywhere I go, and OrganizationFooSubset, which is only present in a certain location. When ...
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Trigger a login by plugging in a USB drive

OS: Linux, Mint. I want to have a system where I can insert a flashdrive into a computer, and using UDEV rules, have the system login a user account. I can do the UDEV part, but what command should I ...
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How do I load a module to PulseAudio server?

I recently followed this guide to simultaneous audio outputs. It works great but now I have a huge name for the virtual device in the audio control panel making it expand off my screen. In Pulse ...
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Screen stretching on Mint Cinnamon after hard reboot

I've been running 64-bit Linux Mint Cinnamon for a couple of years now on my current hardware. I upgraded to Qiana a month ago and hadn't had any problems with it. This morning my machine locked up ...
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Problem with former RAID hard drive settings in Linux Mint 17

I'm new to Linux, just installed Linux Mint for the first time. I have two hard drives which were previously in a RAID configuration. Now before I have installed Linux I've changed them to individual ...
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Software Source stops working when changing release name in the lsb_release file

Software source stops working when changing release name. I am on Linux Mint 10 Julia and when I change the 2 lines in the gksu gedit /etc/*release DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_CODENAME=julia All ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Get Blank screen after login

I was trying to setup a dual monitor environment on my Linux desktop. I have an ATI graphic card and it was working correctly. It mirrored by default and I went into my AMD ATI Admin to enable the ...
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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 [on hold]

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: ...