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How to install Intel Graphics drivers for Mint 13

I have choppy video and my windows are choppy when I move them around. Also when my PC 'turns off monitor' it does not turn off normally but like the cable was unplugged. I guess I need to install a ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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Change volume with terminal

Using mate and linux mint, I would like to create another keyboard shortcut to increase and decrease the volume. Currently, I'm using custom keyboard bindings with mate-keybinding-properties. I ...
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Why does installing to /usr/bin automatically install to /usr/bin/X11?

I am using the command: install ./prog /usr/bin to copy the program to the /usr/bin directory. Doing this automatically installs the prog to /usr/bin/X11. Deleting from /usr/bin also automatically ...
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What font is this? [closed]

I'm on Linux Mint 16. Recently I saw a font I liked. I guess this was on Mac OS. What's it called? How do I install it on Mint?
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Suspend Linux (Mint) with external hard drive plugged in

I simply try to suspend the session while my external hard drive is plugged in (doesn't matter whether I have mounted or dismounted it, and this error does not apply to other filesystems, like flash ...
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Cinnamon 2.0.14 crashing when a second monitor is enabled with NVIDIA drivers (Mint 16)

Here's the set-up: 2x identical GTX460 cards 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080) 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080) I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the ppa:xorg-...
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cannot send signal to VGA using VGA-to-HDMI adapter

This is the output of lspci -v: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ...
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Unable to mount volume, an operation is already pending (with multiple users)

I'm running Linux Mint 14 - pretty much whatever the default install settings are. When I have multiple users logged in and I plug in a flash drive, or digital camera, or any other USB storage, rather ...
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Wine size window is too small!

I've installed Wine on Linux Mint 16 to run setup.exe files from Windows, but when i run the .exe file, a very small-sized window appears, the setup seems to work but i can't read anything. The same ...
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How to ask for a password to mount crypted swap at boot time on Linux Mint 16 with initramfs-tools? [duplicate]

I use encrypted home folders on my notebook, which prevents use of hibernation on standard setup, because - and for a good reason - besides encrypting the home folder with ecryptfs, it reformats the ...
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Changing Locale

I am using Linux Mint 15 Currently I have my locale as (by using command locale): LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=ar_SA.UTF-8 LC_TIME=ar_SA.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"...
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How to set laptop screen brightness just after boot with full disk encryption

my girlfriend bought Lenovo Essential G500 i5-3230 and I installed Linux Mint 16 on it with full disk encryption. It is standard installation with encryption using dmcrypt and LUKS. But there is a ...
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What driver is being used by a wireless usb adapter?

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on a netbook that I'm trying to pump more life into. I'm currently stuck with configuring the wireless as the computer uses a USB wireless adapter (rt5370 from Ralink) due ...
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Starting Linux from power off at predetermined time (and executing command)?

To put it simply, I'm trying to use my computer as an alarm clock. It's slightly old and noisy, so I'd like it to start from power off at a scheduled time and then execute a command, such as playing ...
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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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Convert Amazon .pem key to Putty .ppk key Linux

I have generated and downloaded a private .pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in .ppk format. The process of conversion is ...
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How to install adobe flash tar?

I have a problem getting Flash working in Mint13 XFCE. Now I have downloaded the tar file, but I don't understand what I have to do to get this installed. I have this file: ...
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Filesystem surprisingly large

I'm running a dual booted Windows 7 with Linux Mint right now and I just checked my filesystem size and it jumped from quite small (about 30 GB) to 200 GB recently (no clue what triggered this, I just ...
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How to install Linux Mint on 24GB SSD alongside 1TB HDD

I had a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8 on it but I wanted to switch to Linux Mint. After disabling UEFI secure boot and some other things I managed to get Linux Mint installed on the 24GB SSD. I'm new ...
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How to compile a downloaded .zip file

I've downloaded this zip file from GitHub and I need to compile it. I have no idea how to go about the compilation.
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Driver for Validity sensor 138a:0018

Does anyone know a driver which supports Validity sensor in HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook? I'm running Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. If there isn't any driver, can I run the Windows version of the driver for it ...
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Problem installing input-wacom-0.20.0

I run Linux Mint 14. I bought a wacom intuos pen&touch small tablet and my old driver (don't know which one, someone installed it for me...) does not support it. I did a little research and found ...
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No write access to $HOME directory

While loading the KDE UI Linux boots to kdm, then I get a "bad" sound and black screen. Logs reveal the line in the title. I can ctrl - alt - F4 just fine from there. Tried: chmod 755 on /,/home,/...
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How to reinstall grub to the EFI partition after initially installing it in Linux root. Do I have to start over?

My machine was running Mint 15 KDE 64-bit (GPT partitioning, EFI bootloader without 'secure boot'), and I wanted to try Mint 16 before committing to it. So I installed it into another partition and ...
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Where does Cinnamon store its Desktop Art settings?

Running Linux Mint 16 right now, Cinnamon 64-bit. I'm trying to find out where Cinnamon stores my desktop settings. Precisely looking for where the desktop image settings are stored and want to figure ...
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Switch between tabs (panels) in Mint

How to switch between tabs (panels) in any window (i.e. setting windows for keyboard) in Linux Mint? I use Ctrl+Tab in Windows.
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How to make fonts available to the system

I'm using Android Studio, and in the drop down list of fonts is Source Code Pro. On that list, the font looks quite nice, but the preview below (and what I get when I select it) is horrible. I'm ...
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Help with diagnosing a mdm/Cinnamon freezing problem?

I use Linux Mint 16 64-bit Cinnamon. I've just deployed it on two computers and (again) suffer from spontaneous freezing of the graphics terminal. Fortunately the rest of the system seems to be ...
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swappiness and RAM usage

Been going through this topic - http://askubuntu.com/questions/157793/why-is-swap-being-used-even-though-i-have-plenty-of-free-ram. Turned down swappiness to 10 and then to 0 but my installation is ...
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couldn't ping router, although it offered an IP-address

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my HP envy 6. It activated automatically the proprietary driver, which recognized the WiFi interface and called it eth1. I could connect to my router, I get the IP ...
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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 freezes on second account login - unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at (null)

I have two accounts, daniel and dn. When I log in with daniel first, everything is okay. But I can't login with dn, it freezes. It's irrelevant if I log out daniel or try a parallel login. It's the ...
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Unable to install g++

How to fix this: sahil@sahil-XPS-L501X ~ $ sudo apt-get install g++ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be ...
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Map Caps Lock to Control in Linux Mint

I am running the latest version of Linux Mint with Cinnamon. I'm trying to map CapsLock to Ctrl, but I cannot figure out how to do it. All web searches i've done has lead me to older versions of Linux ...
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pressing @ in the keyboard gives " (and # gives £ ) in mint16

Hello I am using mint16(cinnamon). When I try to write @ it shows ". That is, key functioning of these two keys has got swapped somehow. Can someone please suggest a way to get rid of this problem.
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Update manager returns error [Mint 15 Cinnamon]

Every time I try to install updates from the manager I get the following error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'libjpeg8:i386' is missing final newline W: ...
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What's eating my disk space?

I'm running Linux Mint 14 Nadia. The Linux partition has 10G. When the system starts, du reports 80% usage. Then the usage slowly grows until it reaches 100% and the system becomes unusable. (It ...
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What is the “mintsystem” service setting and when would I want to activate it?

In hunting around my GUI for a place to enable sshd I clicked on "Services" from the Administration section of the Linux Mint (16) menu. It opened a window titled "Service Settings" and inside it I ...
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No on-board sound on Dell Optiplex SX-280 post Linux Mint Petra Install

Not sure this fits in here.. We recently installed Linux Mint Petra on this small-form-factor dell desktop. The weird thing is, the sound does not work on board, but works on a speaker connected to ...
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How to chain ssh and stay in prompt

I want to create a script that when I double click runs: 'ssh -Y server1' WITHIN server1 run 'ssh -Y server2' (server2 not accessible outside) I now have the terminal prompt connected to server2 ...
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dhcp settings wifi radar linux mint

I am trying to connect to my wifi network. Using the standard connection manager in linux mint 13 xfce was not a good idea. No wifi networks are shown there. and when I left-click on it, the wireless ...
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VirtualBox Package to DL for Linux Mint

I am trying to decide which edition of VirtualBox to download. I am currently running Linux Mint 16 Petra MATE and am wanting to install Windows 8.1 to a VM to use Visual Studio for some of my course ...
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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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GNOME Login Theme Downloads (Mint 16 Petra)

I am running Linux Mint 16 Petra Mate and I am trying to figure out why I am unable to add a downloaded login theme from gnome-look.org This is the theme I want to install. However, the Login Window ...
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Java/malloc memory corruption error when running SDK Android Manager

I want to install Android SDK, so I manually installed Java JDK 7u51, downloaded SDK ADT bundle for Linux x64, and tried to run it. When I run android, the SDK manager windows hangs halfway through ...
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How to know what is trashing my Linux mint system?

My linux system is trashing occassionally. I have 4 GB of ram which is good even for Windows 8. All in all I have good specs. But occasionally the HDD light in the CPU is on for a long time and at the ...
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Remove Text from Active Programs in Panel

In the panel, how can I remove the text next to the icons of my active programs? All I want to show is the icon. Specifically, in the example below, I want to get rid of where it says "Disc...", "p2-...
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How to Change Size of Desktop

UPDATE: It appears my icons are appearing below my screen. This is part of a screenshot, but I cannot see it on my monitor: I am running Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. I changed the size of my panel, ...
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Password protect Grub2, but still allow normal boot

I have seen this link , but I don't have grub.conf in the first place. His situation is the inverse from mine though. This link explains quite a fair bit on Grub2, but I am still clueless as to how ...