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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 upgrade......
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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, there'...
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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 /etc/...
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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. I'...
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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 14....
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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 minutes....
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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 command-...
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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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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 ...
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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 add-...