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Change Alt-Tab icon size in mint

I have linux mint 16 cinnamon. Is it possible to change the size of icons in Alt-Tab?
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How do I stop Caja from closing when a drive is disconected?

Caja 1.6.2 on Mint 16. When the network goes down, the Caja manager connected to a remote server via SSHFS closes itself. I want to disable this behaviour. It should just turn gray or something until ...
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How to install linux (with crypto /Home + / partition) with enough swap space to hibernate

What are the steps to install Linux (with cryoto /Home + / partition) Mint on a empty hard drive with 1.5x swap space as RAM. I am aware that the CD allows this as a default option but it doesn't ...
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Suspend Linux (Mint) with external hard drive plugged in

I simply try to suspend the session while my external hard drive is plugged in (doesn't matter whether I have mounted or dismounted it, and this error does not apply to other filesystems, like flash ...
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How to make fonts available to the system

I'm using Android Studio, and in the drop down list of fonts is Source Code Pro. On that list, the font looks quite nice, but the preview below (and what I get when I select it) is horrible. I'm ...
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Help with diagnosing a mdm/Cinnamon freezing problem?

I use Linux Mint 16 64-bit Cinnamon. I've just deployed it on two computers and (again) suffer from spontaneous freezing of the graphics terminal. Fortunately the rest of the system seems to be ...
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Update manager returns error [Mint 15 Cinnamon]

Every time I try to install updates from the manager I get the following error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'libjpeg8:i386' is missing final newline W: ...
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dhcp settings wifi radar linux mint

I am trying to connect to my wifi network. Using the standard connection manager in linux mint 13 xfce was not a good idea. No wifi networks are shown there. and when I left-click on it, the wireless ...
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Remove Text from Active Programs in Panel

In the panel, how can I remove the text next to the icons of my active programs? All I want to show is the icon. Specifically, in the example below, I want to get rid of where it says "Disc...", ...
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How to Change Size of Desktop

UPDATE: It appears my icons are appearing below my screen. This is part of a screenshot, but I cannot see it on my monitor: I am running Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. I changed the size of my panel, ...
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Only met by a tty “login” prompt when booting Mint

I've installed Linux Mint 11 Katya (dual-booting with Win7) on my PC. After some problems with booting, I decided to use NeoGrub to add a Grub-based bootloader, configurable from within Windows, to ...
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Scanner works in laptop, not in desktop

I have an Epson Perfection 660 flatbed scanner that works on my laptop. This is what appears in /var/log/syslog when I plug it in: Dec 18 15:43:57 lap kernel: [   31.868278] usb 6-2: new full-speed ...
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Mouse clicks won't work (Linux Mint KDE)

I'm using linux mint 15 with KDE and today I realized my mouse clicks on Google Chrome often don't work and it only throws out the messages: (google-chrome:2971): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: ...
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Hand shaking fails while trying to add PPA repository

I cannot add any kind off PPA repository. When I execute the following command e.g.: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hotot-team I get the following error: Cannot add PPA: '"Error reading ...
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Cinnamon (Petra) crashed. Opens in fallback mode

I'm not an expert on linux. My cinnamon (petra) just started to chrash on logons and I have no opinion for what did I do wrong. I have found a set of errors on my .xsession-errors. The below one is ...
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GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: Unable to autolaunch when setuid

I am encountering a strange error whenever I run certain commands, for example, sudo apt-get install ______ and I receive the following error: (process:28847): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to ...
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Installing Linux over Windows 7

I have a computer with three hard drives: SSD with Windows 7 installed HDD with Linux Mint installed HDD with no OS, formatted as NTFS drive for storing files. I have been using EasyBCD to dual ...
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xmodmap hanging the system for 20 secs and not sticking

I edited the keyboard map using xmodmap as per https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xmodmap, and I have two problems: executing xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap completely hangs the system for 15-25secs, which ...
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Possible to upgrade to latest Bluez using Mint 15 Olivia (Cinnamon)?

I'm using the latest version of Mint 15. I noticed that the Bluez version that is shipped with Mint 15 is 4.101 (http://www.bluez.org/bluez-4101/). As you can see the release date is : 22nd June ...
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wireless drops after using it

Recently, I have installed Linux Mint 10 Julia. Everything worked from the beginning (even the external wifi dongle), but I discovered that the wifi connection gets lost after some time. To solve it, ...
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Battery monitor always at 100%

I have Linux Mint 15 KDE and my battery monitor always shows full energy, even when it's about to be exhausted. Any ideas why is this happening? acpi output: Battery 0: Discharging, 0%, 02:27:21 ...
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How to change login screen size, Linux Mint

So I have been using linux mint for a little bit now. One thing that really bugs me is that the login screen size is always really small. I have used xrandr --output VGA1 --primary 1600x900 to set to ...
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Problems with sound in Linux Mint 15 on video

Problem: I think you'll enjoy this fun problem. I set-up a dev/media server. Steps to reproduce: Start up any video file (with Banshee or VLC or xfce player - doesn't matter) -- all is well. Sound ...
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I get this shutdown prompt, then my laptop dies. What is happening?

I get a dialog box that says 'Shut down the system now', the same as if I had clicked 'quit' in the main menu. This happens seemingly randomly. If I choose 'cancel', it sometimes goes away. Other ...
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Disk partition emptied during tar backup

This morning I was doing a routine backup of my development drive, one of 4 primary partitions on my hard-drive. The script I ran was: filename="/home/Backups/Devi_"`eval date +%Y%m%d`".tgz" touch ...
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Linux Mint 14 - Segfault in steam.sh (cannot launch steam)

Here is my output when I try to launch steam: tetra@nick-Inspiron ~ $ steam Running Steam on linuxmint 14 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for ...
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Linux Mint 15 does not Hibernate

I just did an install of Linux Mint 15 Olivia with Cinnamon, and it's been running fine so far. However, I just tried to hibernate the system by doing Menu -> Quit -> Hibernate, and it just brings me ...
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How does one make x-screensavers work with mate-screensaver?

I am currently using Linux Mint - Mate Edition. I much prefer the mate-screensaver lock-screen so I refuse to use x-screensaver b/c its lock-screen is just hideous. I have learned elsewhere on the ...
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Task bar, close, minimize, maximize etc. disappeared on Linux mint cinnamon

Yesterday, While logging in to my Linux Mint(cinnamon) I noticed that my task bar has been missing. And when I open any window, there is no close/minimize/maximize button. All this sounds weird to me. ...
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Linux Mint 15 no audio with NVidia MCP51

I updated from Linux Mint 14 to 15 recently, and since then my audio driver seems to be gone or nonfunctional. I don't have a ton of experience with drivers under Linux (grew up a Windows guy), but ...
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Grub - Windows Invalid EFI file path

I have 2 hdd, Windows on the first, I installed Mint on the second. This destroyed the bootloader so I used boot-repair to restore it. Boot-repair identified both OS. Now my fresh Mint install boots ...
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Windows shared network printer keeps using rear tray as source

I am trying to set up network printing on my Linux Mint 15 (64 bit) system (dualboot with Windows 7). The printer is a Canon PIXMA MG5100 and is connected (via USB) to a computer running Windows XP. ...
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linux mint cinnamon - AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter keeps disconnecting

Lately I got a DELL inspiron 15-3521, I installed the latest Linux mint cinnamon. I have been having some problems with my Ethernet card, when i start my pc everything works perfectly for about 10 to ...
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Install Linux Mint 14 from CLI

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 14 from a live cd on a HP Pavilion laptop. I got some problem with X and the nvidia card, which prevents X from starting (and therefore prevents the live installer ...
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Switching on numlock by default in Linux Mint

Whenever I boot in to Linux Mint the NumLock is switched off by default. As my username consists of some numbers, I need to switch on NumLock each time. I want it to be switched on by default each ...
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How can i change the color in the panel when a program needs attention?

I'm running Linux Mint 14. I want to change the color in the panel when a program requires your attention (like when you receive a chat message). Not the color of the entire panel, but only the box ...
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Can't add a resolution in Mint 14 Nadia (ATI RV516 X1350)

I just got a bootable USB w/ Linux Mint 14 Nadia installed and I ran into some problems with my laptop's graphic drivers. Computer is fairly old, it's HP Compaq 6820s from around 2008. Problem ...
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 stopped working on Linux Mint

My Microsoft Lifecam VX-800 stopped working without any plausible reason. lsusb identifies the camera with the name "Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Venus USB2.0 Camera". Another unusual thing is that ...
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Sound messed up in Starcraft. What's the deal?

I'm trying to run Starcraft through Wine. The sound is all distorted, as if it were playing underwater. Then, about 10 minutes into the game the sound is perfect for 1-2 seconds. Then, there's no ...
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Why is the resolution fixed at 1024*786 on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon?

I am newbie in Linux, I have installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon. After installation I just get a black screen. After I got recommendation to set modeset i915.modeset=0 which gave me the display but with ...
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touchpad scrolling lost when switching between physical and virtual tty

I have setup touchpad scrolling by running the following script in .xsession $ cat ~/bin/enablescrolling # enable two finger scroll synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 ...
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Mint 14 does not detect my first hard disk

I have two hardisks installed in my machine : Samsung SSD PM830 SATA : 128 Gb ST9500423AS ATA : 500 Gb When I start Mint installer, it only showed me the 500Gb harddisk.So I partitioned it into ...
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Cannot change brightness after standby or logout

Laptop: Toshiba R630 http://www.linlap.com/toshiba_portege_r700-r705 OS: Mint 14, Cinnamon $ lspci | grep -i vGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated ...
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Mint Debian Install - Thinkpad T430s Problem

I wanted to try out the Linux Mint Debian. I downloaded an iso, checked it and then dd it on a usb stick. I boot on the usb fine and Mint is starting, but then it looks like that : The desktop ...
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unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda, Linux Mint 14.1 Nadia

Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' Failed. This is a fatal error Why I got this error message when installing Linux mint 14.1 Nadia 64 bit, even 32 bit, I got this message? I have 1 partition ext4 ...
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Mint 14 Floppy error

Error reported = Error mounting system managed device /dev/fd0. Command line ... /media/flopp0 exited with non-zero . /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device. I've got a physical floppy drive, working ...
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How to run cinnamon properly?

I am running cinnamon fallback, the output of inxi -SGx is System: Host: elie-Hp Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya Graphics: Card-1: ...
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Shortcut to minimize all windows?

In Windows systems, I use the keyboard shortcut Start-D (show desktop) a lot. I'm using Linux Mint, and I wonder: Can I create a keyboard shortcut that will do the same? edit after the comment from ...
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Computer recognizes wireless network but asks for password repeatedly

I have installed Mint 14 Xfce on a Dell XPS 400. I am using a Belkin F5D8010 wireless card. I got the .inf file from the Belkin website and installed it using the graphical ndiswrapper tool. The ...
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Can anyone tell me why I need to click twice in VLC just so that a little plus button would appear?

Basically what happens is this: I open VLC and go to my playlist and there are tons of folders there. I double-click on one and its icon changes to a folder icon and a plus sign appears next to it, ...