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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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NVIDIA 343 drive crashes X server

In my Mint 17 install, I recently tried updating to the new proprietary NVIDIA 343 driver. When I reboot after install, X server fails to start. I can get a shell in recovery mode and tried running ...
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Loud persistent fan on Linux Mint 17 with discrete graphics card

I've been running Linux Mint 17 for the last half year with no fan problems, but last week the laptop fan turned on and hasn't stopped since. I hadn't messed around with bumblebee or nvidia drivers ...
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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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Using the MATE clock applet without a password

This is just a minor annoyance, but I'd love to fix it. I'm running Mint 17 with MATE 1.8.1. The clock applet on my panel knows my location, and displays the weather. Sometimes I like to look at ...
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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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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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Unable to perform file operations on a MTP device mounted via GVFS: “Operation not supported”

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 64-bit (based on Ubuntu 14.04). Ever since upgrading from Linux Mint 14/Ubuntu 12.10, the Python script I use to sync music to my Walkman has stopped working. Previously, ...
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Decrease the font size in Cinnamon from the command line

While I was playing with Cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I can't use any applications because of the font. It garbles the whole ...
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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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boot from usb flash drive

I have a Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M1E with Win 8.1; and I just created a bootable USB with Linux mint 17.1, but I can't boot from it. I've done a bit of research, but I'm not sure with what I've found.
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Dual Monitors on Cinnamon 2.4.8 - cursor gets stuck on bottom and top right of left screen

Running Mint 17.1 with Cinammon 2.4.8 and I have two 2560 * 1440 monitors, both placed in the display settings as next to each other, not mirrored. The mouse cursor moves as normal between the two ...
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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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Linux installation stuck at the start up because of nvidia graphic cards

I have a problem with installation of Linux Mint 17 on Lenova Thinkpad T430. It has 2 graphic cards nvidia and intel graphic cards. When I try to install it from a bootable disk, it gets stuck at the ...
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Getting sound working on Linux mint 13 Mate

I have just installed linux mint 13 and I haven't used linux before so I apologise upfront if this question seems basic. I am unable to hear any form of audio on file which I try to play in any "...
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Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?

APR 2015 UPDATE: Scanning just worked! The update to Mint 17 (aka Ubuntu 14.04) did not make any difference, but the most likely explanation is that the recent update to Ubuntu 14.04.2 as the base ...
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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? ...
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How much printer memory is needed per page?

My office has an HP 4250 on the network, with 80 MB of memory. I'm running Mint 17, and I'm having a very hard time printing PDF files. To save paper, I usually like to print duplex, with the pages ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Unable to connect to wireless network

I am able to detect my wireless connection, just unable to connect. I have used network-manager and WICD and they both keep asking for the password when I know I have entered it correctly. My router ...
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Is it possible to make the right mouse button do something else in Linux Mint?

I have a cheap 2 button mouse so wanted to turn the right mouse button into my gesture button (with Easystroke). Perhaps making a double right click act as a normal right click.
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Hard drive partition and updating trouble

I'm new to linux and am using Linux Mint 15 Olivia. I am running it alongside windows 7 and I want to increase the size of my current linux hard drive partition. I read somewhere that I should install ...
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non-breaking space sometimes appears in Geany (my standard text editor)

I use Geany for all my coding, in my linux Mint-MATE install. Occasionally, i have a problem where a non-breaking space (char code 194) is present instead of a normal space character (32). This just ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 shutdown option doesn't work

Sometimes when I use the shutdown option in cinnamon the system closes some of the running programs and then just sits on the desktop until I tell it to shutdown again. The shutdown and poweroff ...
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I can't open the terminal in Cinnamon

I have Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon installed, but I can't open a terminal using right click nor using CtlrAltt this is just an issue with Cinnamon, why is that happening? Update I tried to solve the ...
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Can I set up my Linux Home directory on a different partition

I've had a disk crash and I'm about to replace my HDD (SAT III) on my notebook with a SSD and a HDD and I want to set up the OS (Mint 17.1) & WIN 7 Home Premium (both 64 bit) on the SSD and make ...
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Unmet dependency after linux mint distribution update

I have recently updated to Linux mint rebecca. I am getting unmet dependencies for apt-get when I am trying to apt-get install a package named monodevelop-nunit monodoc-nunit-manual then this happens....
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What's the closest you can get to rebooting without killing all running processes?

How can I get the effect of rebooting on refreshing the system (freeing resources and reinitialising them) without killing most of the things I have running? Could I unload and reload kernel modules? ...
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apt-get error 503

I tried installing pyqt4-dev-tools on Linux Mint using: sudo apt-get install pyqt4-dev-tools After a few prompts the installation is aborted with the following message: Err http://archive.ubuntu....
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Error in : sudo apt-get update

I am Using Linux Mint 17. I try to run this command: sudo apt-get update But I am getting the following error: W: Failed to fetch file:/var/cache/apt-build/repository/dists/apt-build/...
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Some index files failed to download - Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

Running sudo apt-get update i get the following error message: ... Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca/upstream Translation-en_US Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca/upstream ...
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messed up system after offline package installation for WLAN driver

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 on my old desktop pc. Since I moved, I had no internet connection, but could use the WLAN of my neighbors. For that, I had to install an old FRITZ! USB WLAN driver. I did ...
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Does Linux Mint 17.1 includes GNOME?

I am preparing to install Mint in my machine and wondering whether the latest edition of Mint(i.e Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca) ships with GNOME 3.16?
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Is there any way to upgrade from KDE 4 to 5 on Linux Mint 17?

Earlier you could install KDE5 via repository using Project Neon, like these: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/07/how-to-install-plasma-5-in-kubuntu-1410.html, but unfortunately PPA maintainer deleted it, ...
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Warning message after updating

I have Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon edition and after updating using the terminal: sudo apt-get && sudo apt-get upgrade I got this warning message: ... Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Unable to reboot or shutdown Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player

I installed Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player 7.1.0 but when I try to reboot the system, it says ModemManager is shut down and in the next line, it says nm-dispatcher.action: Could not get the ...
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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...", "p2-...
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How can I decrypt my encrypted /home partition?

A year ago I installed Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. I partitioned the HDD and separated the system (/ mount point) and the data (/home mount point). I chose to encrypt the whole /home using the basic ...
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Can't install Linux Mint on Macbook Pro (2008)?

I have a Macbook Pro that I believe is from 2008. It's harddrive is completely wiped and formatted (FAT32 if I remember correctly) with the only exception of a working installation of rEFIt. Not even ...
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Bluetooth firmware not loading for Intel 7260 [solved]

I recently installed a Intel 7260 wireless module in the pcie slot of my ASUS N550jv CN270H laptop. The idea was to get bluetooth and wifi working flawlessly, as the originally installed atheros card ...
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Linux Mint: “Move to monitor 2”: but I don't have a second monitor. How do I fix this?

I have a fresh install (about a week old) of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca (love the name!), Cinnamon edition on my laptop. If I right click on a tab, I get the option "Move to monitor 2". The problem is ...
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What is the command-line equivalent to 'mintupdate' for Linux Mint?

Linux Mint has a nice GUI-based Update Manager with selectable update tiers. The defaults are for levels 1 through 3 our of a possible 5 levels. However, I often handle administrative tasks for a ...
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To specify the defaults fonts for chinese on linux mint

I do not like the default fonts for these languages in linux mint 17.1, but I like the fonts for the latin languages. I have downloaded, for instance, the chinese fonts AR PL UMing which I like ...
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Linux Mint & LIFEREA rss reader

I have the linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon distribution installed on my laptop and I cannot launch the software Liferea from the terminal, although, it will work fine if I launch that using the menu/icon. ...
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Can not set the LC_TIME variable for the current process [duplicate]

On Linux Mint Rebecca, my current LC_TIME setting is LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" I would like to execute date and watch how the current date is displayed in a Chinese format with Chinese characters. ...
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How do I setup a floating profile in Linux

I have an external hard drive that is switched between machines. I want my home folder to point to this external hard drive for ordinary usage purposes - documents, downloads, work areas, that sort ...
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What installed nginx?

Something has installed nginx on my system, I have not specfically typed apt-get install nginx. How can I find what has installed nginx ? I only noticed after a reboot, the system is rarely ...
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Script for auto-starting programs after restart

Is there any script or program to make all open programs auto start after the system restart? Like the one on the mac that gives you the option to reopen all programs after restart or shutdown
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How to see if someone is exploiting your wifi

I'm wondering about the possibility to know who is using my wireless connection. Lastly, my wireless connection is going to be slower and slower and probably someone is exploting that behind my back. ...
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Lost window title bars and everything after selecting bad window theme in Linux Mint

I've selected a window theme from the "Advanced Settings" in Linux Mint 12 which seems to be corrupted and I've lost everything on my desktop. I can't start any applications but I can open the ...