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I reset my password and now I can login, but without nautilus or program menu

I recently powered on some old notebook with Linux Mint 11 (Katya) installed, and I thought I remembered my user password, but turns out I didn't. So I reset that password using the instructions here. ...
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Some packages in mint not updating

I'm new to Linux Mint 12 and I can't tell for sure, but I think I'm missing some updates. When I run update manager and it's fetching the list of packages to be updated, a bunch of packages list ...
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How to “zoom out” screen windows, everything looks too big?

I bought new laptop Dell Inspiron and first thing I installed Linux Mint and Eclipse for Java development. But I didn't like the look of Eclipse, everything just looks too big on the screen. Half of ...
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Chkconfig on Linux Mint 12 giving tons of errors

I'm trying to disable some services from starting at boot time on my Linux Mint 12 laptop. So I installed chkconfig, which has worked great for me before on Fedora. However, on Linux Mint 12, it gives ...
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Scrolling in Touchpad doesn't work on Acer Aspire S3

I'm on the latest Linux Mint release on an Acer Aspire S3. Unfortunately I can't scroll using my Touchpad. Google helped a little bit since I now know that there should be Touchpad options in System ...
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Wait for Linux Mint 13 or install Linux Mint Debian version?

I have been using Linux Mint 12 with Gnome 3 and I'm very happy with it except about the fact that it get very slow software updates, hoping that Linux Mint 13 will have Gnome 3.4 and Linux kernel 3.2 ...
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How to change the colour of embedded terminal in linux mint 12 to be able to use `ls` and `byobu`?

I'm using Linux Mint 12 and am having problems with the embedded terminal in gedit. Using the default themes I'm unable to use 'ls' and 'byobu' as in part of their output foreground and background ...
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Under Mint 12 on an HP Pavillion DV7, my wireless stopped working

My wireless worked when I first installed. I needed to turn it off for a while, so I clicked "off" in the pulldown dialog. I used the wired network for awhile, but when I went to turn my wireless ...
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upstart-udev-bridge is using 100% CPU (and a known fix doesn't help)

I'm running Linux Mint 12 on a Latitude D630 and every time I start my laptop (and sometimes when I come back from being suspended), top shows that upstart-udev-bridge is using 100% CPU (and if I do ...
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Linux Mint 12 claims to come with Gnome 3 but gnome-about says it is Gnome 2

Can anyone help me explain this? Just installed a fresh copy of Linux Mint 12 downloaded from their website only a few days ago. They claim that it uses Gnome 3 but gnome-about says it is Gnome 2.
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how to install monodevelop with d language add-in on Mint 12

I installed monodevelop from the repositories because I want to try the mono-D plugin, but when I go to the Gallery in Add-in Manager, it says "No add-ins found" I tried adding ...
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Hibernate does not power down laptop

I have an Asus U30J laptop with both windows 7 and Linux Mint 12 installed. When I try to hibernate the laptop, the following message appears on the screen and I have to push the power button to ...
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Enabling apt repository priority in LMDE

I want to set up apt repository priority ordering in Linux Mint Debian Edition 2012.04. In /etc/apt/preferences the order should be: LMDE -> Debian testing -> Debian unstable. In other words, I almost ...
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Slow performance when copying files to and from USB devices

When I copy files to and from USB devices (camera, HDD, memory card) my system becomes very slow. For example if I want to close a window I move the mouse but it takes about 2 seconds or more before ...
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build-dep firefox not working on Linux Mint

I'm on the latest Linux Mint 12. In order to compile Firefox I need to do a sudo apt-get build-dep firefox which isn't working and showing the following error: $ sudo apt-get build-dep firefox ...
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Partition mounted noexec even though not specified in /etc/fstab

I'm using Linux Mint 12. There I have several partitions which I auto-mount on startup. pysdm says that /dev/sda6 should permit execution of binaries. Also the /etc/fstab says it should. /dev/sda7 ...
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Linux Mint 12 on HP Pavillion DV7 - Wireless is not working

I just installed Linux Mint 12 using mint4win just to test it out. I have a problem with my wireless connection. When I start Mint, it sees the network I wish to join, I select it, enter the correct ...
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How to store packages on a separate drive to save disk space in Linux Mint?

I'm running Linux Mint 9 from an 8G USB stick and it's nearly full with installed packages. How can I move some (but not all) packages to my internal drive?
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3D Acceleration/Compiz Failure

I've installed Linux Mint 12 & Fedora 16 in VB 4.1.10 on a Windows 7 Host which has a Intel i3 processor and Intel HD 3000 graphics card. For both Linux installations I've enabled 3D acceleration ...
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Out of range error on monitor after installing video card drivers

I have a dual boot system with windows xp and a fresh install of linux mint 12 lxde. I installed the video card drivers for my ati radeon (hd5570). After this I get an out of range error on my monitor ...
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Mount Windows phone as a removable device

I know that the Zune software doesn't work with Linux of any kind, but I found a guide here that shows how to change regedit in Windows to use the phone as a removable device with direct access to the ...
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Mint 12, workspaces and two screens

I have two screens connected to my machine, using the NVIDIA X Server Settings program I set them up with TwinView. I had the same exact set up in Mint 11 and it all worked well, today after ...
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What happened to my desktop?

I have Linux Mint 12 Gnome desktop, everything was normal yesterday. I shut my PC down yesterday and went to sleep, I turned it on today, and see what happened You see how everything is messed up? ...
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Stuck at “Attached SCSI removable disk” trying to install Linux Mint

I bought a new laptop the other day, and now i'm trying to dual boot Linux Mint with Windows 7, which is already installed. I initially used UNetBootin to put the .iso onto a USB. Rebooted with the ...
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Do I have duplicate packages?

I'm on linux mint 12, when i run sudo apt-get update i see: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg/ debs/all i386 Packages ...
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Terminal resizes itself

I've recently installed Linux Mint 12 ("Lisa", i.e. not the KDE or Debian version) on a Zotac Mini-PC (Which has an AMD Video card. I'm not using the proprietary drivers as they don't work very ...
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How to Increase Screen Resolution in Linux Mint. (Parallels and iMac)

I'm very new to Linux and I've decided to install Linux Mint on a Virtual Machine on my iMac 27 inch using Parallels 7. But, the screen resolution is stuck at 800x600 and there are no options in the ...
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Remove duplicated Java packages

I'm on linux mint 12 I have installed Java, following the NetBeans instructions. It wasn't working on chrome, so I installed it like that: sudo echo 'deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all' ...
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Automatically hide Linux Mint notification bar after timeout

It seems like the notification bar on the bottom of the desktop in Linux Mint 12 never hides unless I click N+1 times on it first (N being the number of messages). Since it's overlaid over all windows ...
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Getting a short wifi password to work on Linux Mint

Wifi password became a problem to me. My wifi password consists of only 4 letters but my Linux Mint 12 is expecting more than 7 letters - until then connect button is disabled. Can I work around this ...
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Ctrl+F2 no longer opens the app launcher in Gnome 2

In KDE I press Alt+F2 and the app launcher opens. In Gnome, however, I press Ctrl+F2, it doesn't work. When I first installed Mint 12, it was working, but I think it stopped working when I installed ...
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Why don't I see the XAMPP page on Linux Mint?

I am trying to install PHP MySQL on Mint 12. I downloaded and installed XAMPP. According to the tutorial, when I go to localhost in a browser I should see this: Instead, I see: It works! This is ...
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Linux Mint 12: DVD version vs CD version

I have the CD version so why should i consider upgrading to the DVD version? what are the major features that the DVD version offer? From a programmer's point of view: performance Libraries ...
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Why isn't /etc/rc.local executed when I log in?

I'm trying to run a script at login, and this is the way I've found to do it. I'ved edited /etc/rc.local with a line such as bash /home/me/script.sh. I've made that script executable. It doesn't ...
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How to uninstall java on Linux Mint 12

Today, I downloaded the latest java jre which is a .bin file By mistake, I installed it on my desktop by running ./jre. I want to remove this installation, move the .bin file to somewhere else and ...
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Mint 12: synaptic package manager error

Yesterday I had the same issue, I solved it by running sudo synaptic But today I don't know what's happening, if I run gksu synaptic or gksudo synaptic they don't do anything. If I go to root and ...
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Epson Stylus CX5600: Can't print

I'm using Linux Mint 11 (Katya). My printer is perfeclty recognized by the OS and I can configure it without problems. But when I try to print anything, both the printer's power led and error led ...
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Linux mint 12: change default editor and terminal

I have the sublime text editor located in usr/bin. How can I make it the default editor so I can do sublime /var/www/test.php? And can I change the default terminal to yakuake?
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Mint 12: I can't open synaptic package manager

I have Mint 12 Lisa DVD edition, 32 bit verion. I have kde and gnome. I can't open the Synaptic package manager. When I click on it, I am asked to enter my password, I do so and click authenticate, ...
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How to check and block processes connecting to internet directly?

Is there a way to find which processes in my system are getting connected to net automatically. Is there a way to select and block net access of some processes permanently? I use mint 11. I use a USB ...
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Problem installing markdown preview plugin for gedit on Linux Mint

I'm trying to install a markdown preview plugin for gedit, but when I try to active it, the entry greys out. Running gedit via the terminal, I get the following error message: Traceback (most recent ...
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Giving a custom script root permissions

I have a backup drive that is Truecrypt Encrypted. I'd like to automnt this drive so I can automate backups when in the office. I am using Linux Mint 12 x64bit I wrote a script that runs successfully ...
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How to recover a utility. (Accidentally Deleted /usr/bin/php file)

New Linux user. I accidentally overwrote my /usr/bin/php file. The php command no longer works. What's the best way to recover that file? Using bash and Linux Mint distro.
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How can I install Ubuntu messaging menu on Mint?

One thing I like about Ubuntu is the messaging menu. Can I add the ubuntu messaging menu to Mint 12?
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Mint Linux Wireless Issues

as I understand it LMDE is built based upon Ubuntu; and I did not receive much help from the official Linux Mint forum, so I've decided to post here. My problem started yesterday, when I installed ...
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Why don't all Mint 12 applications show up in my cairo-dock menu?

I'm running Mint12 with four monitors. Needless to say, the standard Gnome doesn't work well but it does when using Cairo-Dock instead of the default toolbars and menus. The problem is that my ...
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Bad Resolution - Missing, corrupt after suspend, x121e Mint 11 - Bad EDID?

After travelling with my ThinkPad x121e on suspend my resolution has altered and the correct resolution setting disappeared. This affects the whole computer, when using live USB as well. I do not ...
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How to change the default web page in Linux Mint 12

I need help with Linux Mint 12. I am trying to change the default web page, so that people using guest-session will open a specific web page instead of Linux Mint's corny default site. Also, please ...
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Raid5, what could happen? Partition corruption, now what do I do?

First, I probably deserve this for not having a backup. My system was installed with Debian and Mint11. I recently installed Mint12 to play with. I expected all three to continue to work. I can no ...