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How simulate a Windows like admin password prompt in Linux?

I use mint install application a lot but don't think it is safe if I allow the normal user I use to have full privileges over it. I was wondering if there is a way to gain access to this application ...
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How to clean a home directory to install from scratch a previously installed distro?

I am using linuxmint-10-KDE. I have several partitions that I will reuse. One of them is /home. This /home/nomikos has a lot of gnome related files that I want to delete before install the new ...
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Ubuntu Qmake is not an executable

after installing new version of QtCreator in Ubuntu and tux-world@alachiq:~ > sudo apt-get install qt5-qmake build-essential g++ gcc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Configurations needed to be done post GCC compilation and installation

I have compiled the latest GCC 4.7.0, on my Linux Mint 12, using gcc 4.6.1 (default). Compiler compiled successfully, steps followed ./configure make make install Binaries of gcc-4.7.0 are in ...
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Different layouts and specific key mapping for different keyboards

Here's the deal I have an apple aluminium usb keyboard connected to my laptop with "windows" keyboard. And almost everything works great on my apple keyboard except three annoying problems. Each ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a blank SSD

I've dual booted Mint and Windows 7, but I'd really like to get rid of Windows all together. And from what I understand, it's not really a true dual boot, but it's actually just running from inside ...
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How can I create a Windows XP installation USB drive? [closed]

There are two partitions on my hard disk, one is Linux Mint and one is newly formatted. (a simplification) I have Windows XP installation disks and iso files, however my optical drive isn't working. ...
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Slow boot and slow desktop, along with indecipherable log messages

I am a Linux Mint 17 - Cinnamon user, and have been using it for the past 1 month. I am new to this OS, and trying to learn how to work in a linux environment. My system boots extremely slowly (takes ...
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Windows installer complains that it can only be installed on a primary partition

I have Linux mint installed on my system as primary partition. I want to install windows 8 along side with it (Dual boot). But when I try to install windows 8 installer says (windows can only be ...
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sudo apt-get fails

I am running linux mint but I broke apt (deleted a lock file and ...) When I try sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get -V update nothing happens, it just returns the command prompt. The same thing with ...
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Pin Lock Screen

Is there a way to replace password lock screen in Linux (Mint Debian Edition) with a pin lock screen? Like the one found in Windows 8 for example. It's annoying/inconvenient to have to input 16 ...
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Why won't Linux let me play with /dev/dsp?

I'm working through a Linux textbook, and it's telling me about devices. It says that if I send the appropriate output to /dev/dsp, then it will play a sound. The example is cat file.wav > ...
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system settings -> shortcuts and gestures

Something is stealing my Ctrl+F7 and Ctrl+F8 shortcuts from eclipse. I checked out the settings panel from the title but could not spot any such bindings over there. So, how do I get to see who is ...
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Linux Mint brightness has too few settings

There are many questions to do with screen brightness on Linux Mint (this and this refer to default brightness being zero, and this to there being only two brightness levels.) My problem is a bit ...
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Disable error: nouveau unknown i2c port and unknown status

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition, and I am getting the following errors: Jul 25 10:23:39 mhost kernel: [ 36.775380] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown i2c port 57 Jul 25 10:23:39 mhost ...
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Fixing broken packages in a Debian testing distribution

I'm playing around with Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) in a VirtualBox instance to try it out and see if it'd be good for a main operating system for me. I'm pretty competent with most system ...
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Missing repository problem (404 Not Found) [duplicate]

My system spec is: Release 15 (olivia) Kernel Linux 3.8.0-19-generic MATE 1.6.0 I have recently been unable to install or upgrade any new package. I am getting many errors like this: Err ...
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Run root script or command as root in startup application in linux mint

I have a wireless adapter that used to work in Linux mint 16 (dwa 171) after installing drivers for it. Now it won't work the same way anymore since I upgraded to linux mint 17. I've found the only ...
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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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29GB Log File on Linux Mint on a 38GB Partition

Had a low-space warning, Google'd the problem (had 1.8GB free at the time), found topics about running $ sudo du -x -d1 -h /var | sort -hr and I did: 30G /var 29G /var/log 353M /var/cache ...
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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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Grub doesn't recognize windows 8

Recently, I installed Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Debian Edition on a new laptop. Neither installs seemed to have any issues, and both operating systems run well. However, the only way I can switch ...
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archive.ubuntu.com missing raring-updates

My Linux Mint 15 install on VirtualBox was working great up until about two days ago, when the updater started throwing a ton of errors and refuses to progress with any apt-get update, apt-get ...
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Linux USB Driver Compilation

I'm using Linux Mint 15. When I try to compile the EXAR UART driver file version for kernel v3.5.0 and later provided here: ...
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Is there a Microsoft Publisher equivalent for LMDE?

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and I need a program like Microsoft Publisher that I can make fliers and pamphlets with. Is there a program like that available? Is it free?
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Native linux installation on another drive, alongside Windows 7

I have Windows 7 on my C: (primary) drive. Can I install another hard drive, and put Linux on it to ensure that there will be no conflicts?
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Set Sound Settings to 152% on Boot (LMDE)

I have installed Linux Mint Debian Edition and everything is working correctly, except that 100% sound setting is not ideal on my speakers, so I see that I can increase it to 152% from my sound ...
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How do you hide “Generic USB SD Reader” in nemo file manager when a card is not present?

I'm running Linux Mint 16. I have a external card reader that has CF, MS, SD, and SM readers in it as well as 3 USB ports. Is there a way to hide the card reader ports from nemo's my computer when ...
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How to fix my llvm installation?

So I am a new linux user and new to programming, and I wanted to learn some of the C style languages. One of the online courses that I'm taking provides me a vm environment with clang istalled and ...
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Upgraded to mint 17, keyboard stuck in non-english (wrong layout) language - can't login [duplicate]

I had Linux Mint 16 with English and Russian keyboard support. Upgraded to Mint 17, now I cannot get past the ecryptfs passphrase. If I enter Grub loader I can pick "Ubuntu with Linux ...
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Excessively high disk usage freezes my server

I have a laptop converted to a Linux Mint server running a variety of services. Recently, it started being unaccessible at random. The situation seems intermittent. The server is usually blazing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eclipse error on opening: Linux Mint 12

I've installed Eclipse with the command: sudo apt-get install eclipse or when I install via the synaptic manager. Unfortunately, when I open up Eclipse I get this error: ...
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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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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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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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Problems with accessing files on a Sansa Clip mp3 player

I have problems with accessing my mp3 player (Sansa Clip) on my Linux Mint. When I plug in the player, it does mount, but seems to be empty - well ... there are built in directories and config files, ...
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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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how to get tornado 211g (ACX111) working in mint 13 xfce?

I have mint 13 xfce installed on my thinkpad r31. For this laptop, I have a Tornado 211g pcmcia wireless adapter. This is not installed automatically in Mint and I am searching for a way to get this ...
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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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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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Linux Mint 15 (Ubuntu 13.04) Spontaneously Crashing: Please help me understand the syslog messages

I'm running Linux Mint 15, and my machine is spontaneously rebooting. It appears to happen when the computer is under load. Normal use doesn't seem to cause it, but I'm trying to create a windows vm ...
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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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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 ...