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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 ...
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LVM Encrypted Partition without Partition Table

I have the following Problem. My Laptop is fully encrypted with LVM I know the Passphrase, but the partition table is broken. I booted from an USB Stick in this Case sdb1. Is there any hope to get ...
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Linux Mint - Windows 8.1 Boot problem

After a clean Windows 8.1 installation I tried to install Linux Mint for dualbooting using a burned DVD. My windows partitions are /dev/sd1 and /dev/sd2. I tried both using the default "install ...
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resolvconf writing invalid resolv.conf file

Every time I connect to my VPN I lose DNS with an error of, "cannot parse /etc/resolv.conf" The offending line is line 1 being an empty "domain". So after connecting to the VPN my resolv.conf file ...
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Reversing graphics card driver change in Linux Mint 17

Some idiot who looked back at me in the mirror a few minutes ago was following these instructions (link) and apparently got the wrong NVIDIA drivers for his old laptop with a Quadro in it. Now, ...
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Can't access VirtualBox share from MediaTomb

I just installed Mint 17.1 Cinnamon as a virtual machine using VirtualBox. I want the VM to act as a media server running MediaTomb, however MediaTomb can't access my VirtualBox share. I know I'm ...
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Switchable graphics drivers installation on Linux Mint [closed]

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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Qt5 applications don't use gtk style on Liux Mint

Qt4 applications use the gtk theme by default, but Qt5 applications need to be started using -style gtk, or they don't look like gtk applications. Is there a way to make Qt5 applications use the gtk ...
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Drive cannot be mounted automatically, but manual mount is successful

I have an external hard disk that all of a sudden gives an error when Linux Mint attempts to auto mount the thing when it is plugged in. For some reason I see two "External Drive" (the drive's name) ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working (extreme lag) after fresh install Linux Mint 17.1

After installing Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.1 (32 bit) on my vaio z laptop, the mouse and keyboard start working for a few seconds, then freeze and continue to work very intermittently. For example, I hit ...
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Password fail delay is too long - Linux Mint 17

As per the title, the delay after a failed password is very long. In /etc/pam.d/login, FAIL_DELAY is configured as auth optional pam_faildelay.so delay=3000000 however, actual delay is ...
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Can't get lm-sensors to ouput correctly or load ATI Radeon temp and fan

I am new to Linux and having minor issues. I followed this guide initially, but did not receive the proper output, and it did not show my ATI Radeon HD 5000 temperature or fan speed. Then I used this ...
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Default umask 077 not applied at session start

I cannot get the default umask for a session to be 0077. I have edited /etc/login.defs and set the value to 077 there: UMASK 077 Also I've made sure the following entry exists in ...
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Cannot load linuxmint after dual boot with windows 8.1 having efi firmware [closed]

I have acer laptop with pre-installed windows 8.1 so comes with efi firmware. I dual boot Linux Mint after changing efi to legacy and set bootloader installation of Linux to efi partition. Then I ...
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wpa_supplicant nl80211 hangs linux mint frequently

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different - white screen, black screen, screen freeze. Checking syslog after hangs ...
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How to verify a bootable USB pendrive?

There are many OSs that can be written to USB flash drive and result in a bootable USB drive. For security reasons I need to verify the bootable USB that is written from the image file I downloaded. ...
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Make Linux Mint appear as ubuntu

I am trying to install Cloudera Manager 5.x on Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) I am a newbie to the Linux game but I don't know why Cloudera ins not installing on this OS Install ...
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frequent linux mint hangs

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It may look different white screen black screen screen freeze Maybe some of these symtoms ...
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how to fix this: cinnamon stopped. your system is running in fallback mode

yesterday, I found out that the mint 13 xfce installation is acting different then before. I noticed that my dad's account was not looking it should normally. I tried my mom's account and when logged ...
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Mint maximum user passtext length?

Strangely, I can use a long passtext, approximately 64 words long, for disk encryption, but I'm having trouble with user password lengths. Certain steps fail like the installer or unlocking the ...
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Using a picture as background in the filebrowser Nemo for directories which are not the home directory

im currently configuring Linux Mint Cinnamon 17 on a SSD as a Christmas present. I want to have the file-browser nemo display a .jpeg instead of a plain background in directories which should not be ...
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Linux Mint desktop displays different files from ls command

Background I'm running Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. After a botched attempt at migrating my data to a NAS, I restored my data from an external USB. Problem Statement After restoring from backup, all my ...
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Too many touchpads recognized: touchpad does not work

I just bought a new Dell Inspiron 7347 for my mother. It is supported officially by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so I guessed that Linux would go nicely on it. Well. I installed Mint 17 KDE (based on Ubuntu ...
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Cannot mount external hard drive after using Clonezilla

Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64-bit. Cinnamon. Yesterday I tried to back up my internal (where Linux resides) hard drive's image to my external USB hard drive using Clonezilla. Last month this operation went ...
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3 displays, linux mint 17

I have a laptop Acer Aspive V3-771G with GeForce 740M. I want make my laptop to output information on 3 displays (laptop's display + I have 2 external monitors), but I can't do that because of errors, ...
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Linux Mint will not allow traffic from one specific PC on LAN

I was editing /etc/network/interfaces, and then decided to change my settings over VNC instead. This halted my SSH session and also my VNC. I'm not sure if this locked me out or not, but I set cron up ...
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Missing menu on Mint host using RDP unless logged in on host console

Using Remote Desktop from a Windows 7 PC to connect to a Mint 17 VM with MATE, the Show Desktop icon displays, but the Menu button does not. However, if I go to the Linux machine and log in, leave ...
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Internet disappears regularly

About a month ago I installed the newest version of Linux Mint (14). I use Linux the whole day on my laptop but every 1-2 hours my internet connection (Wi-Fi) magically disappears for about 10 ...
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Get I/O errors on USB ports

I have a program written in Python 2.7 and wxPython 2.8 under Mint 13. One of the modules pulls data off a number of USB devices for subsequent analysis. Everything works fine with Dell laptops but ...
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Search Alt+F2 history in Cinnamon desktop environment

I wonder if there's some way to search the Alt+F2 "runner" history most preferably within the dialog itself. I know that in Cinnamon the values are available in dconf-editor under org.cinnamon ...
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Repairing from Live USB

I need to repair a network related package (Samba) that is preventing my system from booting. (mint 17). I have a bootable USB stick with the same OS. How would I fix the broken package on my hard ...
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VLC stuck in the wrong version on Linux mint 17 (Qiana)

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17, and have been encountering a bug with VLC, the symptoms of which are a flood of zombie sh processes, progressively slowing down my PC (bloating the scheduler ?) For ...
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Why are my system preferences not saved when changing file associations?

Every time I open a .csv file it tries to open in LibreOffice Calc which I don't want it to, so I changed the default program to Kate, and it updates the system preferences. But then the next time I ...
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What is mintstick.py and how to install it?

In Linux Mint, unlike in Ubuntu, I see two separate launchers to handle USB sticks, one only for formatting, the other for writing image files to the USB stick. In the task manager I see in fact ...
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Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon: how can I run an application prior to the login screen?

I'd like to run an app (Python Tk, say) prior to the login screen on LMC 17. I notice that there's plenty of Q&A on doing this on Ubuntu (here, for eg), but couldn't really find anything relevant ...
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Linux Mint 13 Xfce window button disappeared & no mouse cursor in text mode

I am using Linux Mint 13 Xfce version on VBox. After one month without any problem suddenly today I noticed that the min-max-close buttons on all windows have disappeared. Secondly, I can write in ...
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Linux Mint 16 MATE — Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch

I was able to install Linux mint 16 successfully alongside Windows 10 (Technical Preview) on an Acer Aspire 5250-BZ479 laptop. On visiting the desktop interface, I found that I could not connect to ...
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Super + Space as shortcut for layout switching. Linux Mint Cinnamon

I have installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon recently. I have swapped my Alt and Super keys and now I want to set Super + Space keys to switch between layouts. How can I do that trick? I've searched this ...