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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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Ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 base distros take 30min+ to get to splash screen

Update: I've found a temporary workaround, but I would still like to find a more permanent solution. Workaround: I startout the boot process with the laptops battery removed. If I do this it boots ...
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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 ...
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Shortcut for “Show all windows”

Can I set a shortcut for "Show all windows" feature in hot corners? In Ubuntu this feature is more advanced, there you can type name of the window to select it.
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Trying to install Linux Mint 13 via Wubi, throws me into grub prompt

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon via the 64 bit DVD image from within Windows. I've tried both installing it to C: which is my Windows system disk, but also to D: which is another ...
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Cinnamon randomly loses theming

From time to time (quite randomly), Nemo on my Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon starts looking like this When usually it looks like this: Restarting Cinnamon (Alt+F2, r, Enter) doesn't help, I need to log ...
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Linux Mint - Just created launcher does not show on MATE desktop but is in ls listing

I created a launcher by right-clicking on my Desktop, filled in the fields and saved it. But it didn't appear on my Desktop. So I opened Caja and it did not show there either. So I opened a terminal ...
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Prevent auto-selected text from copying

I really like the Linux-style copy paste (highlight text to copy, middle-click to paste) - except when text is automatically highlighted in a dialog box. For instance, selecting text on a web page ...
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Is it safe to use GParted while booted?

I have Linux Mint installed on an external hard drive, and I have the 4 main partitions (/boot, swap, /, and /home). I also have 600GB of unallocated space. I know there's always the chance of data ...
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Nvidia crash linux mint 16

I'm trying to install nvidia drivers but when I install it and reboot I'm getting popup with information about crash system. And I have excluded Cinnamon. I'm doing it by those commands: sudo ...
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How can I add action to Nemo (Linux Mint) for playing multiple mp3 files in vlc playlist?

I have been trying to find a solution, Which I did, I want to share because I am sure someone else would need it.
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office 2007 under wine: available for all user accounts?

I have succesfully installed office 2007 using Wine under 1 account on my parents computer (which now runs on linux mint 13 LTS XFCE). I installed it under 1 account and normally, when you do this in ...
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Broken package system in Linux Mint - Firefox looks like the culprit

Synaptic and the likes are giving me this error: You have 1 broken package on your system. I have tried to use the fix broken packages option but Synaptic simply crashes. It seems that Firefox ...
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configure error when trying to install LASH: “configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables”

Following the LASH manual step by step, got stuck trying to run the configure script. (LASH's dependencies are ALSA, JACK, libuuid, libxml2, GNU Readline lib, and some derivatives require GTK+2. I ...
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I would like to install Linux Mint on a separate hard drive than my windows installation on the same computer [closed]

As the title says I would like to install Mint on an empty hard drive on my computer that has Windows 7 installed on it as the main drive. It would seem that this is not difficult but having tried ...
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Dual boot windows and linux

I have Windows 7 installed, and I have just installed Linux Mint 17. The PC automatically boots into Linux now. How can I get a dual boot startup screen with Windows 7 and Linux? Are there any UI ...
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Can't boot into Windows after adding Linux as dual-boot

Okay, so I just added Linux as a dual boot and now I can't boot back into Windows. Basically, I had one hard drive which was installed with Windows 7 and booted that. I recently got a second hard ...
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How to troubleshoot fan speed in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon?

First time Linux installer here, so apologies in advance for any faux pas'. I installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon over Windows 8 recently on an Acer Aspire E1-570. ...
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Cannot connect PC and Android through bluetooth

I want to create a simple client/server app using bluetooth. I want to use an android as client and a Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64 bit as server. I found and adapted this script : import os import ...
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apt-get unable to fetch archives

I'm trying to install a package using apt-get as root on a Linux Mint host: # apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Linux Mint 14 system language turns into chinese. How can I switch back to English?

Today for testing purpose I installed KDE alongside Cinnamon in Linux Mint 14. Unfortunately, after that my system language switch to Chinese!!! All the menus and notification is in Chinese now!! How ...
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Intel HD 4600 graphics card not supported in Linux Mint 17

I have just installed Linux Mint 17 on my desktop computer with a Intel HD 4600 graphics card. Unfortunately it only supports a low resolution of 1920 x 1200 which looks horrible in contrast to the ...
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Chromium: “This version of Chrome is no longer supported” - linux mint

I'm using Chromium Version 34.0.1847.116 Built on Ubuntu 13.10, running on LinuxMint 16 (260972) When ever I log into a Google app, I get the error "This version of Chrome is no longer supported. ...
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Connect to DSL connection (PPPoE) via WiFi in Mint?

There is a private LAN in our office and every one using the internet must define a PPPoE-connection to connect to the internet. I created a DSL (PPPoE) connection in Linux Mint. When I connect to the ...
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Edit/Remove CLI System Notice

I'm wondering how I can change the default system message that shows when on the CLI from Ctrl+Alt+F1. By default it shows the message Welcome to <name> * Documentation: <url> I was ...
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grub will not boot new kernel

For some time back I installed Linux mint 17 on my desktop machine, which is a dell studio 540. During the installation process, I did not have any internet connection, because my wireless card needed ...
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Linux Mint Stuck In Airplane Mode

As a pilot for a potential one-on-one program, my school has installed Linux on some Dells that are a couple of years old, and have placed a few of us in charge of setting up/running them. They are ...
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How to get Java working in chromium or firefox

I updated Java (version 1.8.0_25) and now I can't seem to get it working in chromium or FireFox. The java plugins for Firefox and for chromium are not listed anymore. Changing back ( via ...
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No sound with Mint 12 and Realtek ALC892

Installed Mint 11 last week and I've got no sound. I've read around, went through the trouble shooters. Poked and prodded. Still no sound. It worked right out of the install with this hard ware in ...
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How can I fix my .html file association in Linux Mint 17?

PCManFM 1.2.0 and Caja 1.8.1. When I double-click an HTML document in Caja or PCManFM, it tries to open the document in Thunderbird. In Start -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications, Firefox is ...
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How can I install gcc-4.2 g++-4.2 on Linux Mint 17 with gcc-4.8 already installed?

I need an older version of gcc (specifically 4.2) alongside current gcc (4.8) on Linux Mint 17. Default Mint repositories can't find needed package: sudo aptitude install gcc-4.2 No candidate version ...
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How to connect to an Active Directory

My office has a telemarketing group that is running Windows XP on ancient hardware. I want to move them off of XP as quickly as possible, for obvious reasons. These telemarketers rely solely on web ...
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Apache2 Evironment Variables Missing at boot up

How do I fix apache2 so that it starts with its environment variables? My system is Linux Mint 17. I installed Apache2 with this command: sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 Testing with a ...
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Determine DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS from outside the X session

I've got mate-screensaver installed on a machine running Linux Mint 16. On that machine, I can open up a terminal and query the state of the screensaver: dan@box1 ~ $ echo $DISPLAY :0.0 dan@box1 ~ $ ...
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Linux drives not showing on dual boot install - intel smart response issue

When I try to install linux as dual boot on my laptop. However it does not show any available drives for me to install it on when I get to the install screen on a live boot cd. I have tried creating ...
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Dell Inspiron 5110 proper drivers for Linux Mint 'Qiana' 32bit/64bit

I decided to move on Linux and choose the Mint 'Qiana' distribution.No Windows no more! But It's a little more tricky with Linux. I need a little guidance here, I cannot find all the drivers for Dell ...
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Unable to connect to WPA network

I'm new to this forum and linux in general and I'm having trouble connecting to the internet in some situations. I have a Thinkpad T530 that's running Linux Mint 13 LTS. The problem I'm having is that ...
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LDAP: Local and remote user with same username

I have configured an openLDAP server with LDAP user and group ids beginning at 10000. My client successfully binds to the LDAP server via ldapsearch. Additionally, getent passwd|group returns a full ...
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Why does xfreerdp say “connected” three times every time?

Every time I use xfreerdp on Mint 17 to connect to a Windows Server 2003 box, it gives the successful "connected" line identically three times before launching the window: $ xfreerdp ...
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Is my linux mint box vulnerable to Shell-Shock attacks? How might I remedy that? [closed]

Is it safe to use Linux Mint now, with ShellShock existing? If not, what can I do to use Mint safely?
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How to make Arabic appear properly in linux terminal?

In Linux Mint 13, when using the Arabic language, text is shown backwards. I found a possible answer that says I should do: sudo apt-get install libfribidi0 libfribidi-dev then install bicon, and ...
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Lenovo bluetooth mouse on Mint

FIXED NOW: Had to go in pin-settings I'm on Linux Mint 16. For some reason, my bluetooth mouse is not pairing. (first time I tried). On Windows 10 installation on the same computer, it works ...
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Linux for girlfriend [closed]

I want to install Linux on my girlfriend's machine. Her current system, Windows Vista, is about 7-8 years old and pretty slow. She used Windows all her life and to make the change as easy as possible, ...
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Synaptic error when attempting to downgrade Apache

I'm having an issue with Apache 2.4.10 and PHP 5.6.2. Specifically, Apache has suffered from segmentation faults when I attempt to access certain files on my localhost through the browser (full ...
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New user can't login in Linux Mint

I have created a new user in Linux Mint 12 with these commands: sudo useradd irene sudo passwd irene //Here I entered the password But if I try to login with this user, the screen goes black for a ...