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Where is the .xsession file in linux mint?

I would like to know how I can use start up scripts in .xsession in order to change the look of my Desktop, I assumed .xsession was in my home directory so I performed at my home directory: ls -a to ...
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How to configure LinuxMint 17 to invoke commands from the mouse?

My PC runs LinuxMint 17 in the 64-bit MATE edition. How can I configure X (or MATE?) to invoke these two commands from my mouse (which is a 6-button Logitech M705)? send the clicked window behind ...
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Restore Mint logon screen

I'm using Mint 17.1. Yesterday I uninstalled cowsay and fortune as I never use them; fortune had dependencies that were also removed, I assumed because they were no longer needed. However, on ...
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Can't edit Software Sources in Software Manager

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon 17 When I try to install packages I get "check internet Connection" I've looked for this error.. I've found that I must edit the "Software sources" In Software Manager.. ...
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Network manager disappeared

My NetworkManager icon has disappeared and there is no network management tools in the menu. How do I get the icon back and an entry in the menu for configuring different wireless networks? I use ...
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catch kernel panic log

My Mint Cinnamon system on Lenovo g565 keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem may be somehow connected with network and desktop environment, because either plugging ethernet cable ...
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Run Out Of Space On /dev/sda2

My Linux (Mint 13) laptop reported that 'The volume "Fiilesystem root" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining'. When I ran a 'df' I got the following result:- HP-255-G1-Notebook-PC # df Filesystem ...
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Unable to boot into Mint with message “s” to skip mounting

I replaced windows on a new think pad with mint 17.1. Left it running all weekend, and just restarted only to get the "s" to skip mounting message. I googled and googled, yet nothing explains why I ...
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Removing jre7 installs jre6

I am working under Mint 16 and I want to remove jre7 packages (openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7-jre-lib and openjdk-7-jre-headless) since I don't need them anymore. Using synaptic or apt-get I can easily get ...
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Ubuntu/Mint (trusty) : Wifi keeps shutting down

I Run Mint on my desktop and I'm facing a very annoying problem : wifi keeps shutting down after a few minutes or a few hours and it never comes back automatically. To restore network, I have to ...
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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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When can I say that I have a good knowledge on linux [closed]

I am new to linux operating system. I heard that linux operating systems are fast and they can be customized to as our needs. i have installed linux mint 17. I am loving it and i would like to learn ...
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Can't boot into installer of Mint or Ubuntu

I'm currently running Windows Vista. I've tried installing both Mint and Ubuntu by both the DVD-R and USB drive methods. When I reboot, I can hit F12 to open the typical installation menu, but any ...
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How to remove a package on a debian-based system WITHOUT removing dependencies? [closed]

I have a computer running Linux Mint and I'd like to remove a package WITHOUT removing its dependencies. For the particular package I'd like to remove, there are about 20 dependencies and some ...
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Nvidia linux drivers on Dell XPS L502X Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

I have a Dell XPS L502X with an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M and I'd like help installing the official drivers off the Nvidia site. Every time I try I brick my installation and have to re-install. Even if I ...
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Switch between tabs (panels) in Mint

How to switch between tabs (panels) in any window (i.e. setting windows for keyboard) in Linux Mint? I use Ctrl+Tab in Windows.
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using linux mint 17, how can i connect to my school's wifi?

At school, using my windows 8.1 drive, I am automatically prompted with a login page on my default browser once I click on their wifi connection under Network Connections. I sign in using my username ...
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kernel panic - get log

My system keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem is somehow connected with network, because plugging ethernet cable eliminates the problem (even if ethernet is used locally only). If I ...
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Does Linux Mint have /etc/debian_version?

I am trying to write a script which works based on the knowledge that each Linux Mint release was based on a particular Ubuntu release. However, I do not want to install Linux Mint to verify that, ...
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Unable to boot Linux Mint or WIndows anymore

I've spent the last two days trying to get my computer working. It's a dell inspiron 15r se. I have windows 7 Professional edition installed and Linux Mint I've tried the recovery disk for windows ...
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how to install the virtual-box on Linux Mint 17?

I need to install the virtual-box on my Linux Mint 17 machine, so please help me out. Also tell me if any prerequisites to install in the machine. Thanks in advance.
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Laptop doesn't detect my wifi signal

I have recently installed Linux Mint on my laptop and have updated the wireless drivers. My laptop detects all wireless signals around but not mine. How can I resolve this issue?
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Unable to delete files via FTP?

I have a couple of FTP users who can access my (pseudo) server running vsftpd under Mint Linux. They are restricted to a specific directory and below via chroot(). Whilst they can access the files ...
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Installing linux Mint 17.1 on Acer s5 “No root file system defined”

I have booted Linux Mint from USB stick. Everything works fine until I'm trying to install it. So I launch Install Linux Mint choose my language ⇒ set up WiFi connection ⇒ Installation ...
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Fix Skype audio input in Mint 17 Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon (Ubuntu 14.04) HDA Intel PCH The microphone works well (tested with VLC's capture mode), but Skype won't catch any sound. Only PulseAudio is listed in Skype's configuration as ...
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How do I get Ctrl + Alt + t to launch ther terminal in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

Pressing Ctrl + Alt + t seems to do nothing on my Linux Mint 13 MATE. How can I set this shortcut to launch a terminal window? As a detail, it seems the terminal is mate-terminal rather than ...
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How to change grub black screen

I'm using dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and Windows XP. So I want change grub2 black screen and I've tried to install gfxmenu theme for grub but it is not working; I see it's not installed in ...
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.xsession executed on login in Linux Mint Cinnamon

I've put a command to change my keyboard mapping in .xession, but this does not appear to be executed on login in Cinnamon, although it seems to work fine on an older MATE box. Since first asking ...
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Can't enter GNU GRUB boot menu!

so I booted up an old Linux Mint machine today and I can't seem to remember the password. So I wanted to reset the password using the instructions on Mint's website but when I hold shift the GNU GRUB ...
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Enable root login from GUI

I just installed Mint 16 and I see that root user is not available at login screen. I log in from normal user and went to "Login Window" option and there I set "Allow root login". Then I restarted the ...
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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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How to change CFLAGS for autogen.sh

I am relatively new to linux. I was trying to rebuild MDM display manager for linux mint from url https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm. In the documentation it is said that you should use ./autogen.sh ...
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Double screen: desktops “moving” with the mouse

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, with Cinnamon 2.4.5. I have a double screen: my laptop's¹ screen, and another (Dell) screen, both with resolution 1920×1080. I have a strange bug (maybe is it a ...
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In Mint 17, how do I copy/paste symlinked files?

In Mint 17 (Cinnamon), I'm using the file manager (I guess it's called Nemo?) to view some header files after building OpenSSL in the 'include' directory. Each of the header files in this directory ...
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How do I download a PDF, then output a chunk of text?

My city water bill is emailed to me every month as a link to the current PDF hosted on their server. So I can easily download this PDF any time I want. How do I take that PDF and extract my account ...
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Application displaying latest blog posts on desktop

Is there an application for Linux which is able to put rss feed directly on desktop? I've seen lots of standalone programs, but I'd like to have a window in the corner of my desktop always showing ...
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how to disable auto login in linux mint

I'm using linux mint with Cinnamon. The login screen comes to type a username but it also displays that in 10 seconds userx will be automatically logged in. And it happens. How to make it wait ...
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Enabling Auto Login prevents logging into Linux Mint 17 MATE

So, I tried enabling Auto Login in Linux Mint 17 MATE (Control Center > Login Window > Auto Login) and when it tried to log me in (with and without timed login also checked) it would flicker black ...
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which config file is openssh sshd using?

Where can i check/verify which config file sshd is using? I know you can change the config file to use by using -f command, but is there a way to echo which config file is currently being used or is ...
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Terrible performance on linux mint 16 [closed]

I am having difficulty with getting linux mint to cooperate with my desktop. Specs: Mobo: Maximux IV Extreme-z CPU: i7 2600k GPU: 2x R9 290x Storage: (240GB) 2x OCZ Vertex 3 on RAID0 (Currently ...
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How to Open Visual Studio 2013 Solution in MonoDevelop

My Toshiba Laptop had started running slow recently and, quite frankly, I was tired of Windows 8, so I created a USB of the most recent version of Linux Mint and installed it, moving all my needed ...
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Stopping Samba Auto-reload on boot

Trying to boot my Linux 17 mint. It stops at "Stopping Samba Auto-reload integration." It hangs there and will not boot. I've tried recovery boot however the dpkg manager in the recovery isn't ...
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How to reinstall grub to the EFI partition after initially installing it in Linux root. Do I have to start over?

My machine was running Mint 15 KDE 64-bit (GPT partitioning, EFI bootloader without 'secure boot'), and I wanted to try Mint 16 before committing to it. So I installed it into another partition and ...
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getting error for sudo apt-get upgrade?

when i enter : sudo apt-get upgrade I get the following messages: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading> state information... Done Calculating ...
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Can't boot Linux Mint nor Ubuntu

When I try to install Linux Ubuntu or Linux Mint on my Toshiba Qosmio X500-10V and I pass the install menu this appears: After Mint countdown: After pressing install on Ubuntu: And after that I ...
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How do I access files on an external hard drive? [closed]

edited 02-25: I thank @Anthon for his replies. I still do not, however, understand the meaning or the how of "pinging" ("Once you update your Q, ping the commenters..."). I also do not understand the ...
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Blank console when exiting X

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1, but this probably applies to most distros anyway. I just installed LM cleanly from a bootable USB (which is fine - I checked) and I need to install the appropriate ...
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How to merge a Windows 8 install with a Linux Mint, two different disks, same computer

I have Windows 8 on a disk drive that I removed from my PC. I then installed Linux Mint on a new disk drive. I would like to place the Windows 8 install, from the original disk, back on to the new ...
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How to make a Desktop “shortcut” that opens the terminal but under a different directory than the default home?

Objective I am looking for an easy way to consistently run a terminal that automatically opens to a specific directory. Is there a way to do that without changing the default directory? Preferably I ...
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How do I make a usb thumbdrive persistent?

I have Linux Mint Petra (Mate 64 Bit) installed on a HP Pavilion dv7-3008tx laptop. I want to make a 32GB thumbdrive, with an ISO disk image on it, persistent without fully installing the system on ...