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Difference between Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Can someone please tell me the differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint ? I thought they were almost the same thing until I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 versions of softwares for my Linux mint 16 ...
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Installing Linux Mint Live USB

First, let me just say that I'm relatively new to Linux, having been forced to use it since the recent death of my hard drive (although having used Linux for a few weeks now, I wish I'd tried it ...
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Update Linux 10 Mint Julia to 13 Maya

Everytime I try to apt-get update it comes up with the following: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com Precise/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Change Alt-Tab icon size in mint

I have linux mint 16 cinnamon. Is it possible to change the size of icons in Alt-Tab?
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starting multiple x-sessions with different DE/WMs with startx in Linux Mint

I'm using Linux mint, and I want two windows managers (MATE and xmonad) running on different pipes. I installed xmonad, and when I choose xmonad from the login screen it works perfectly. But, when I ...
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Strange behaviour from special keyboard keys

OS: Linux Mint 13 Maya - MATE So, I had a new keyboard through today and there is something strange going on. The following keys are identified as the Shift key. LEFT SHIFT RIGHT SHIFT ...
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Getting “NTFS5: No ang0” error message when booting Linux Mint

I am getting the following message as shown in the link below when trying to boot into linux mint 13. Try (hd0,0): NFTS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,2): NTFS5: No ang0 Try ...
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How to get address of connected USB modem?

I just connected my N81 telephone as USB modem to Linux Mint 14. All works fine, just wondering how to find a full path to this device, something like /dev/tty*.
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testing sites on current Internet explorer on mint 16

I need a reliable way to perform compatibility testing for websites on IE 9+. I'm running Mint 16 and have attempted WINE emulation but it doesn't appear to have a current version. I would prefer a ...
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Jittery mouse pointer when using high sensitivity mouse with high “Constant Deceleration” in xinput

I'm on Linux Mint 15 (MATE edition) (based on Ubuntu 13.04), and I'm using a Logitech G700 mouse. Since the mouse has a pretty high sensitivity, and I don't like mouse pointer acceleration, I use the ...
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Automatically open a remote desktop connection upon login

I have installed Linux Mint to one of my desktop PCs. I have downloaded and installed Freerdp-x11 for me to connect into my Windows Terminal Server. I want the terminal command line to connect ...
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Blank Screen on Mint 15 LiveCD

I own a Lenovo Yoga 11s (i5 processor, Intel integrated graphics) and I'm trying to install Linux Mint on to it. However, after I boot from the live cd, the screen goes blank and stops responding. ...
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How do I stop Caja from closing when a drive is disconected?

Caja 1.6.2 on Mint 16. When the network goes down, the Caja manager connected to a remote server via SSHFS closes itself. I want to disable this behaviour. It should just turn gray or something until ...
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Mouse cursor wonky on Mint 16?

Mint 16, having an intermittent problem. sometimes mouse is normal, sometimes it goes into a period of time where it just doesn't move right. you go left, it goes sort of leftish. Sometimes moving ...
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External Dell monitor has ghosting effects on dropdowns and terminals

I have an external monitor setup that works perfectly in windows, but in linux mint I get weird ghosting effects in the monitor. the monitor is a DELL SP2309Wc with resolution of 2048 x 1152 No ...
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How to setup openvpn client on linux mint

I am used to setting up the openvpn clinet on windows 7. How do I setup openvpn clinet on linux mint? I can't find a gui or a simple way to do so. My gui is nautilus
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How to Remove Windows from dual boot setup?

I originally had Windows 7 Starter and Updated to the Windows 8 90 Day Trial. 30 Days into the trial I decided I absolutely hate it and wanted to try Linux Mint. I installed Linux Mint and found out ...
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Linux Mint 16: Petra - Can't wake from hibernate

I have used Linux Mint 16 Petra - cinammon version for a few months. At first hibernate worked pretty well. Now I cannot wake from it - when I try to, the screen just goes blank and nothing responds ...
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On 13.10 mint graphic periodically freezes after recent updates

laptop lenovo idea pad u430p, Linux Mint 16. Like I said in the title occasionally graphic freezes while all other systems continue to work normally (music plays, for example). Sometimes it unfreezes ...
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How to install linux (with crypto /Home + / partition) with enough swap space to hibernate

What are the steps to install Linux (with cryoto /Home + / partition) Mint on a empty hard drive with 1.5x swap space as RAM. I am aware that the CD allows this as a default option but it doesn't ...
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How to get external monitor resolution set by xrandr to persist

tl;dr My laptop keeps forgetting the correct resolution of the external monitor attached to it. How can I make the configuration "stick"? Details I have a laptop running Linux Mint attached to an ...
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Invalid signatures and packages authentication issue

I'm using LMDE 201303 and i have two issues which i need to resolve as soon as possible. I need to install certain libraries: libopus0 libopus0 The apt-get install yells the following message: ...
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No nvidia drivers show up under restricted drivers

I am running Linux Mint 16 (but my experience has been consistent across other Ubuntu derivates including Xubuntu) on a Lenovo W540. I know there have been issues with linux compatibility for this ...
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Linux Mint Booting Installed Partition [duplicate]

Recently, I decided to install the loved Linux Mint. I made sure I had space for a partition, and installed it. I am currently on the "trial" part, where it has "Install Linux Mint" on the desktop. I ...
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How can I install Mint using Wubi on Windows 8?

I'm trying to install mint 15 on my laptop (with pre-installed windows 8.1) using mint4win. Every time I try to boot up with mint, it ends up on an error screen saying "windows failed to start. a ...
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Netbeans on Linux Mint only starts when run with sudo

I've installed Netbeans directly from the oracle site (the 7.4 Release but also the 8.0 Release Candidate). I really want to install the least possible version, so the one in the apt repos's doesn't ...
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Can I install Mint but defer setting language, timezone, username/password, etc.?

Going the follow-your-nose route, I can take a Mint install medium, set up the language, timezone, username, password, etc. during the install process, and at the end when I'm done setting all these ...
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Change desktop wallpaper from terminal

I am running Mint 13 with Cinnamon 1.6. I would like my desktop wallpaper to automatically change depending on the time of day. So, the first thing that comes to mind is setting up a cron job to do it ...
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sudo apt-get install g++-4.8-multilib not working on Mint?

I've got the latest version of Linux Mint 16 (64 bit) and in Netbeans I am compiling a project in 32 bit mode. I get the error that I am missing bits/config.h. I think this is because I am in 32-bit ...
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How to view RAM's SPD / timings table?

In Linux Mint, how to get the same information presented in the lower half of the below picture? Output by CPU-Z in Windows: What I've tried: Running CPU-Z 1.66 in Wine as Windows 95, 98 and XP. ...
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Linux Mint 16: Android Device not listed with lsusb

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my new PC and found out that my plugged in Huawei U8850 Android 2.3.5 device is not listed with the lsusb command: phone plugged in: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID ...
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Dell Latitude D630 Wireless Problem on Mint?

I've recently acquired a used Dell Latitude D630 and have put Mint on it. Everything seems to be operational except for the wireless. First, I don't know if the wireless card actually works (Ethernet ...
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How to force google/youtube searches using the bash? [closed]

I'd like to know how to force the bash to do a Google or Youtube searches (in mozilla) of a given phrase. I'm also interested in a scripts that enters a Youtube video and recognizes if there is an ...
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how can I set yate to be my default tel: protocol handler?

On http://www.frigidaire.com/kitchen-appliances/ranges/ I clicked on the support link and a phone number popped up. It was formatted via the tel: protocol, and as such was underlined and highlighted ...
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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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grub rescue prompt after boot-repair

I want to run Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 in dual boot. After installing Mint I could no longer boot Windows 8. After running boot-repair from a USB device I can't boot either of them anymore. I just ...
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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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HDMI not detected by `xrandr`

There's no output from my HDMI port and my TV shows NO Signal. My Current OS: Linux Mint 15 Things I have tried with no success: Change the HDMI cable Install another operating system ( Windows 7, ...
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Unable to update linux-mint or install any software from the software manager

Returns error on update manager "Unable to download all repositories" which is followed by a long list of failed connections and ip addresses Also if I try to download any software from the software ...
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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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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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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 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 ...