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Packages still not found even after apt-get update

I am working on a Linux Mint 16 computer and since recently, every time I want to install something via apt-get install, the log message says that the packages couldn't be authenticated. I go ahead ...
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Why kernel 3.6.2 is so much less energy efficient than 3.6.1 on Mint 13?

I noticed, that the power consumption in my ASUS P53E notebook is doubled (from 10W to 20W) when I change from kernel 3.6.1 to 3.6.2 (or later). I use Ubuntu Quantal mainline kernel from ...
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Decrease the font size in Cinnamon from the command line

While I was playing with Cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I can't use any applications because of the font. It garbles the whole ...
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Desktop background appears black when using XFCE

I've installed Xfce4 on my laptop which runs Linux Mint 17 with Cinamon default desktop. Everything works OK and I customized my lightweight Xfce, like change menu location and desktop background that ...
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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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Linux Mint 15: Oliva can't wake from suspend/hibernate?

As most issues people have had, I can't wake my laptop from suspend or hibernate mode. The computer goes to the lock screen and then freezes up to the point where the mouse won't move, forcing me to ...
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RT3290 Wireless still not working

I've been trying to get my wireless working for two weeks now. I have 1814:3290 wireless card. I am on Linux Mint 14 64-bit. I have tried all the suggestion on here: ...
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Recovering windows partition in Mint (testdisk fails)

Yesterday I messed up my partitions, wanting to replace Ubuntu with Mint. My other partition had Windows 8 on it. I booted Mint from a live USB and started the Mint setup. I selected the option to ...
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Mint 17 boots to Welcome screen, but desktop is blank

I'm running Mint 17 Qiana MATE on a HP250 G laptop with 4GB of RAM and Intel on-board graphics. The host OS is Mint and Windows XP runs as guest using VirtualBox with 1GB RAM and 20GB reserved hard ...
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How to remove unwanted Windows domain accounts and local account from Linux Mint 17 login screen?

I added Linux mint 17 as a member of Windows 2008R2 domain controller. When I login to my domain account and switch user, I see a bunch of unwanted domain accounts and local machine accounts. I need ...
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PROLINK WN2001 driver for LinuxMint 15

I just installed LinuxMint 15 and have a desktop that I have installed a PROLINK WN2001 Wireless USB onto. The installation disk has only Windows drivers and now I am looking for a driver for ...
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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...", ...
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Flash video always plays on primary monitor in dual monitor setup

I have Linux Mint 16 and whenever I play videos using Chrome/Firefox (and they use Flash for video playback) and switch to full-screen mode, it always goes full-screen on the primary monitor. This is ...
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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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Live USB stuck in software rendering mode

I recently aquired an Aspire E15 Touch from the store to find i had a bit of an issue with using Linux Mint or any Linux distro for that matter. At first, Mint booted, i heard the splash noise, but my ...
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linux mint - loud system beep on laptop

I installed the newest Linux mint on My BTO W271EU laptop. All Works well, for a couple of minutes. Then the system beeps start. Really loud and continuously. Other symptoms are a flashing caps Lock ...
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Linux Mint 15 Olivia source list

I am facing a problem downloading anything using apt-get tool. I have played with my source list and I think something went wrong. Synaptic also doesn't work. I've searched for the original source ...
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Trinity Desktop Environment on Linux Mint

Is it possible / does anybody have experience with installing the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) on a preexisting Linux Mint 17 Qiana installation? The TDE developers have a Wiki entry for ...
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Keyboard shortcut to toggle between left- and right handed mouse in Cinnamon?

I'm using Linux Mint 17 with the Cinnamon desktop environment and I want to quickly toggle between left-handed and right-handed settings for the mouse by using a keyboard shortcut.
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btrfs change after system upgrade broke apt-btrfs-snapshot [closed]

After upgrading (via apt-get dist-upgrade) a Mint 14 Linux box to Mint 15, apt-btrfs-snapshot seems to have stopped working: 18:25:48 [root@galaxy ~]$ apt-btrfs-snapshot list Sorry, your system lacks ...
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LMDE does not boot directly after install, but boots from cd option “boot from local hard drive”

Just got a new (used) pc from my job. Still a nice beast, Intel board with Core 2 quad CPU and 4G of RAM. So I came to install Linux Mint Debian Edition on it. The live CD works like a charm, and ...
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Change icons of application in Linux Mint

I installed a new icon set (numix), however not all icons were changed (e.g. the software manager). How can I manually change icons?
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Banshee Won't Update (Linux Mint 12)

Anyone else having problems getting the latest version of Banshee from apt-get? I'm adding the Banshee PPA, using apt-get update, and then trying apt-get upgrade and then to be totally sure, ...
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Software Source stops working when changing release name in the lsb_release file

Software source stops working when changing release name. I am on Linux Mint 10 Julia and when I change the 2 lines in the gksu gedit /etc/*release DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_CODENAME=julia All ...
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cinnamon crashes after installing nvidia driver

I installed the new nvidia driver with opengl 4.5 capabilities after a fresh install of linux mint (the usual way: stopping mdm, disabling nouveau, installing, starting mdm, nvidia-xconfig). But now ...
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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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Proxy problem in Mint 16

I recently installed Mint 16 alongside windows 8. I use the Internet through a proxy server in my campus.So after setting the proxy in the Network setting, I noticed that the Software center and the ...
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Wireless 3g dongle not mode-switching successfully

Lots of wireless 3G dongles have 2 modes they can operate in; storage mode where they mount like a USB thumb drive and which usually contains Windows drivers for the device, and communication mode. ...
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Mint: correct way to install /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgmp.so.3

I have a 32-bit binary that needs libgmp.so.3 on an x86_64 installation. The cheating way would be copying libgmp.so.3 from an i386 installation and placing it in /lib/i386-linux-gnu/. But what is ...
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How simulate a Windows like admin password prompt in Linux?

I use mint install application a lot but don't think it is safe if I allow the normal user I use to have full privileges over it. I was wondering if there is a way to gain access to this application ...
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Can't install Linux Mint on Macbook Pro (2008)?

I have a Macbook Pro that I believe is from 2008. It's harddrive is completely wiped and formatted (FAT32 if I remember correctly) with the only exception of a working installation of rEFIt. Not even ...
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Activate iSight in Linux Mint Qiana on a Virtual Machine

I'm trying to get the built-in iSight cam of my MacBook Pro 5,1 (running OS X 10.5.8 ) to run under the just-downloaded Linux Mint Qiana edition, which I have installed in Virtual Box (v.4.1.18, for ...
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apt-get unable to fetch archives

I'm trying to install a package using apt-get as root on a Linux Mint host: # apt-get install gparted Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How to clean a home directory to install from scratch a previously installed distro?

I am using linuxmint-10-KDE. I have several partitions that I will reuse. One of them is /home. This /home/nomikos has a lot of gnome related files that I want to delete before install the new ...
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Ubuntu Qmake is not an executable

after installing new version of QtCreator in Ubuntu and tux-world@alachiq:~ > sudo apt-get install qt5-qmake build-essential g++ gcc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Configurations needed to be done post GCC compilation and installation

I have compiled the latest GCC 4.7.0, on my Linux Mint 12, using gcc 4.6.1 (default). Compiler compiled successfully, steps followed ./configure make make install Binaries of gcc-4.7.0 are in ...
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How to change the Linux Mint Nadia splash screen?

I was wondering if it is possible for me to change the splash screen when Linux Mint is loading? I am talking about the logo of mint which appears when you start the computer. If so what kind of file ...
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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 ...
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How to install software to a multi-boot live CD

Okay, so I am creating a multi-boot live cd with various linux distributions including Debian and Mint. Each distribution will be used to focus on diagnosing and/ o repairing a specific issue best ...
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Failed installation 32-bit python on 64-bit Linux Mint

I basically have two questions: How do you install 32-bit Python alongside 64-bit Python on linux? How do I fix my broken system from the failed attempt below? I just tried to install a 32-bit ...
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Different layouts and specific key mapping for different keyboards

Here's the deal I have an apple aluminium usb keyboard connected to my laptop with "windows" keyboard. And almost everything works great on my apple keyboard except three annoying problems. Each ...
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Installing Linux Mint on a blank SSD

I've dual booted Mint and Windows 7, but I'd really like to get rid of Windows all together. And from what I understand, it's not really a true dual boot, but it's actually just running from inside ...
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How can I create a Windows XP installation USB drive? [closed]

There are two partitions on my hard disk, one is Linux Mint and one is newly formatted. (a simplification) I have Windows XP installation disks and iso files, however my optical drive isn't working. ...
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Slow boot and slow desktop, along with indecipherable log messages

I am a Linux Mint 17 - Cinnamon user, and have been using it for the past 1 month. I am new to this OS, and trying to learn how to work in a linux environment. My system boots extremely slowly (takes ...
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Windows installer complains that it can only be installed on a primary partition

I have Linux mint installed on my system as primary partition. I want to install windows 8 along side with it (Dual boot). But when I try to install windows 8 installer says (windows can only be ...
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sudo apt-get fails

I am running linux mint but I broke apt (deleted a lock file and ...) When I try sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get -V update nothing happens, it just returns the command prompt. The same thing with ...
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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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Firefox unable to access domains defined in /etc/hosts if Network Manager is disconnected from a network

For developing web sites, I define test domains in /etc/hosts : 127.0.0.1 example.org I can then access example.org in the browsers. However I when the Network Manager is not connected to any ...
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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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Pin Lock Screen

Is there a way to replace password lock screen in Linux (Mint Debian Edition) with a pin lock screen? Like the one found in Windows 8 for example. It's annoying/inconvenient to have to input 16 ...