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Automating startup tasks

I have a "morning ritual" that occurs on every boot of my machine: starting up a few browser tabs, starting up skype, starting up terminator and subdividing some screens, etc. Is there any tool that ...
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Broadcom or Modem wireless connection problem

I have a BMC42142 wireless adaptor lspci -vnn | grep 14e4: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) and I can't connect to the wireless ...
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How to disable menu under ALT+1 binding in Linux-Mint

I want to disable the menu in Linux-Mint which is showing when you press ALT+1. I can't even capture the screen when the menu is showing so I've attached a photo. I tried everything and I didn't find ...
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Persistent (casper-rw) Dropbox keeps prompting to reconnect

I use Linux Mint as my main operating system, but I run it off a persistent casper-rw partition on a flash drive. (I don't want to install it to the disk because my laptop screen is broken, and if ...
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Error Installing “ia32-libs” to run ADB and Fastboot Linux Mint 16 “Petra”

I have been trying to get adb, fastboot, avd and others to work with the latest version of Linux Mint (16 "Petra") I originally got this error when trying to run ADB: ➜ platform-tools ./adb ./adb: ...
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Boot process hangs, can start with “single” + startx

Mint 16 Cinnamon x86_64 fully updated (kernel 3.11.0-14-generic). Drive is encrypted as well as user's home dir. I had been working for a few days with a new install of Mint 16 and have ...
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Set scroll speed and have a show desktop keyboard command on Mint 16

How can I change the scroll speed and have a show desktop keyboard command? I cannot figure out these two things. I have looked around, but cannot find any definitive or working advice. ...
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Use encrypted /home in fresh Debian created in Mint

I usually use my Linux Mint 15 installation on my PC. I have separate / and /home partitions. /home is encrypted with ecryptfs, which I did not configure myself, I just ticked the "encrypt home" when ...
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How to disable mouse-over workspace switcher in Cinnamon?

Here is the same question. But I can't find Enable Edge Flip option in System Settings => Windows menu to disabling this behavior in Mint 16.
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Linux Mint 15 : how to share wifi connection with other devices connected to Ethernet port?

My laptop connects to our apartment network via Wifi. I'd like to share this connection using the laptop's Ethernet port, i.e. be able to plug another system into Ethernet and have it also use the ...
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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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Graphics driver for Linux Mint 16 on Acer Aspire 5100 laptop

I have a 6-7 year old Acer Aspire 5100 laptop on which I installed Linux Mint 16 recently. Everything works fine except that the screen flickers badly whenever the computer resumes from sleep (e.g., ...
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is it possible to determine installed packages on a secondary mounted drive?

I'm "upgrading" to a new distro (from Linux Mint 15 -> 16) by performing a fresh installation to a new drive, and referencing my original drive as needed. I've currently booted to my new installation ...
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Up to date Mint and AMD/ATI Radeon 2600 HD Mobility

I just installed Linux Mint (3.11 Kernel) on a 2007 Notebook with a Radeon 2600 HD Mobility. Works fine so far, but is there any chance I can use propritary drivers for this GPU? What will happen if ...
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Always display Energy Applet?

My Stepdad uses Linux Mint and although he doesn't have a laptop, he would like the power/energy applet to be visible in the taskbar so he can keep track of his wireless mouse it's power status. ...
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Deluge crashes when deleting a torrent

When I go to delete a torrent, Deluge version 1.3.3 on Linux Mint LMDE 64-bit w/ MATE crashes and fails to delete the torrent. 4GB RAM, Lenovo SL400, 450GB disk space free. Happens reliably, 90% of ...
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Enable root login from GUI

I just installed Mint 16 and I see that root user is not available at login screen. I log in from normal user and went to "Login Window" option and there I set "Allow root login". Then I restarted the ...
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USB flash drive mounts and unmounts automatically

Whenever I plug my flash drive into the usb, a message like this window appears on the screen: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sajjad/Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" ...
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Is there some memory leak in Mint 16? Or else what is this?

So this has happened to me 3 times now: I have left my computer on over night and when I come back in the morning all of my ram is being used and about a third to a half of my swap space is full. ...
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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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I disabled Compiz and the title bar on every windows is missing now

I am on Linux Mint 15 (Mate). I installed Compiz following the steps in this tutorial. Then due to some problems I faced, I decided to disable it. So I executed the following command: metacity ...
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How to change swap partition from primary to logical?

I was installing Mint on dual boot with Win8 and I accidentally created primary swap partition. Is there any way I can change the partition type from primary to logical? Or do I have to delete those ...
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Disable Ctrl+Alt Hotkeys in certain programs

I am using Sublime Text 3 which uses CtrlAlt$key hotkeys for a few important functionalities, but CtrlAltLeft (for example) switches workspaces. Is there a way I can disable the OS functions of these ...
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Scanner works in laptop, not in desktop

I have an Epson Perfection 660 flatbed scanner that works on my laptop. This is what appears in /var/log/syslog when I plug it in: Dec 18 15:43:57 lap kernel: [   31.868278] usb 6-2: new full-speed ...
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How to make a standalone application appear on the Mint menu?

How can I make the executable file of a standalone application appear on the mint menu so that I can execute it from there? What I currently do is to add the application path to the PATH variable and ...
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How to use Caja (file manager) to organize files and folders online?

The default file manager of Linux Mint 15 (Mate) is Caja. In the about screen of Caja, it says: Caja lets you organize files and folders, both on your computer and online. My question is, how ...
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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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Dual boot Linux Mint in a GPT style hard drive along with Windows 8

I have a Sony VAIO e series laptop which came with Windows 8. I wish to install Linux Mint as additional operating system. Only at the time of installation I could find that my HDD is of GPT partition ...
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Suddenly cannot open any terminal on Linux Mint

I suddenly cannot open a gnome-terminal window in Linux Mint. I installed xterm and guake too now looking for a replacement, but none of them will open either. When I do try to open gnome-terminal by ...
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Debian vs Mint? [closed]

I am new to linux and I can't decide whether to choose Debian or Linux Mint for my first distribution. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu (if I understood right), and Ubuntu is based on Debian. But as I ...
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Hand shaking fails while trying to add PPA repository

I cannot add any kind off PPA repository. When I execute the following command e.g.: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hotot-team I get the following error: Cannot add PPA: '"Error reading ...
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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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Can't install Linux Mint Cinnamon nor Ubuntu while switchable graphics turned on

I've got Lenovo G500 intel i5 with switchable graphics (Intel and AMD Radeon HD 8579M). When I try to install Linux Mint Petra Cinnamon, when switchable graphics are on by the bios, live CD can't ...
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Why is my notifications applet displaying incorrectly?

I'm using Linux Mint 16 Petra with the MATE desktop environment. Perhaps I shouldn't have done this, but when I was adding a new application to my list of startup applications, I saw what seemed like ...
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Connecting to localhost via system IP address

I am using Linux Mint 15, and I am running a Ruby web server(Thin) on port 3000. I can connect from my machine via localhost:3000, but the moment I type in the system IP address (eg. ...
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How can I get ssh working on Mint Olivia?

I have a Mint KDE VM (under VMware Fusion on Mavericks), and it is refusing ssh connections. I have not enabled UFW, and openssh-server installed without reported error. However, when I attempt to ...
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When update Linux Mint from 15 to 16?

I would like to know if I have to, every time the new release of Linux Mint come out, upgrade my OS? I had Ubuntu someday, and every half a year I burnt a CD and installed everything from the ...
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How do I install swell-foop-3.11.1.tar.gz in Linux Mint Petra?

How do I install swell-foop-3.11.1.tar.gz in Linux Mint Petra? I tried to install it with software manager but the game does not seem to work, so I downloaded swell-foop-3.11.1.tar.gz and extracted ...
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Cinnamon (Petra) crashed. Opens in fallback mode

I'm not an expert on linux. My cinnamon (petra) just started to chrash on logons and I have no opinion for what did I do wrong. I have found a set of errors on my .xsession-errors. The below one is ...
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How can I have Linux Mint 15 Olivia always startup in console mode

Several months ago, I installed Mint 15 on an old laptop with the intent to use it to run various game servers for the house. All of these are console apps, so I'd like to not have to bother booting ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...
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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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Connected to WiFi, no internet access - Linux Mint

I connect to a my AP and I get a message "Connect to ..." but I cant access the internet, nor ping anything exept my gateway. I tried changing the DNS Servers to google ones but with no use. Any ...
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GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: Unable to autolaunch when setuid

I am encountering a strange error whenever I run certain commands, for example, sudo apt-get install ______ and I receive the following error: (process:28847): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to ...
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How to recover from desktop freeze without losing running windows?

Sometimes VirtualBox causes random freeze of my Mint 16 Cinnamon Desktop 64bit. I am not able to pinpoint what is actually wrong and even where to fill the bug report. But the life goes on and I ...
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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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Automount CIFS shares on boot?

I have a script saved that mounts my CIFS share, but I have to run it manually every time I boot into Linux and I connect to the internet. Is there a way that I can set the script to run as root every ...
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How to set a custom keymap and make sure, that it is not overwritten by system?

I use custom keymap, that diffentiates between left and right Ctrl: remove control = Control_R clear mod3 add Mod3 = Control_R When I load it with xmodmap myxmap, it works only as long, as one of ...
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Postgresql 9.3 with posgis extenstions not working after restart

I'm running Mint 16. In pgAdmin it gives me this output. An error has occurred: ERROR: could not load library "/usr/lib/postgresql/9.3/lib/postgis-2.1.so": libjson.so.0: cannot open shared ...
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Static IP for 2 PCs on crossover cable in interfaces(5) file?

I've got 2 PCs connected on an Ethernet crossover cable. On PC1 I run: sudo ip addr add 192.168.2.1 peer 192.168.2.2 dev eth0 sudo ip link set dev eth0 up On PC2 I run: sudo ip addr add ...