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How to set the touchpad to work as on Mac?

I'm on linux mint 17.3 cinnamon, and would like to set the touchpad to work as on a Mac (or at least tweak a bit). Unfortunately all the tutorial I found online are talking about xorg.conf, but in my ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When switching from Windows 7 or Windows 10 to Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? ...
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GNU grub version 2.02

I have double boot running windows 8 and mint. Today when i started pc , it did not asked me which system i wanna boot but instead throw GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...
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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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Run mate-terminal on startup as root without password

I am using Linux Mint 17. I want to run mate-terminal on startup as root without need to type password (I want it to perform automatically) and execute python script in it without closing terminal ...
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Exclude app from “text scaling factor” on high dpi screens

I use the "text scaling factor" in Mint Cinnamon to get a better appearance on my hight DPI screen. The factor I use is x1.5. It works well for the OS and for most apps, but on some apps it just ...
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Changing Desktop environment?

I am consodering a change from win7 to any linux distro, I prefer Linux Mint because it looks like windows to some extent( from pictures only, so I would like to give it a try). I want to know whether ...
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Missing root VG, dropped to an initramfs shell. [SOLVED]

My Linux Mint 17.1 (64-bit) uses LVM on its OS drive (an SSD). I must have done "something" to wreck my system, because last time I rebooted, the boot failed. Instead, I got the message "Alert! ...
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Linux Mint 17.3: Presist LookingGlass log between sessions for troubleshooting?

I know I can pull up my looking glass log via ~/.cinnamon/glass.log, but how can I persist this across sessions so I can troubleshoot problems? Background: I'm on a new laptop with Skylake and when I ...
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Dualboot win10/Linux Mint boots directly into win10 - doesn't show grub

So I have a dual boot setup using Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2 but I can't boot into Mint normally because my laptop always boots into windows without showing grub. In order to boot into Mint I ...
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Adding the panel to the second monitor

I have set up two monitors in my system. One is powered by the HDMI port and the other one is powered by the normal analogue port of the same GPU (Nvidia Ge-force 210). I just setup twin display in ...
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Kali Mint Fail Boot

So I am currently dual booting Linux Mint and Windows. I successfully installed Linux Mint. However, I want to add on a third boot, Kali Linux, but the USB Live Stick I made does not seem to work. The ...
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Video acceleration disabled in Mint Linux 15 (Olivia) on an Intel Atom processor

Recently I installed Mint Linux 15 (Olivia) 32 bit on my friends netbook. I am copy pasting the output of sudo lspci -vk 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx DRAM ...
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Linux Mint Taskbar and Icons are gone

I have linux mint cinnamon 13. I installed it today. Well my problem is that my panel and my icons are gone. There is absolutely nothing but my desktop background. But I'm still able to switch to ...
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Chntpw unable to open/read a hive

I'm attempting to use a copy of chntpw 0.99.5 (heard of some issues with 0.99.6, but have also tried that and has the same results) from a linux Mint live CD to recover a windows 7 password. The ...
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Task bar for dual monitor in linux min

I have a laptop and an external monitor with it. My external monitor is set as primary monitor. So my task bar only appear in external monitor. But I want the task bar to appear on both monitor. I ...
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Unable to connect to wifi on Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint and am trying to connect to wifi, but this does not work. On the system tray it shows the “connecting” icon for a while, then the “not connected” icon. How can I investigate ...
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cinnamon doesn't start, bumblebee problem

I have Linux Mint 13 64 bit version with cinnamon, NVdia Geforce 320m, proprietary driver 304.54 if I'm not mistaken. I installed bumblebee following this guide: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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What is desktop manager of Mint?

Quick question for Linux Mint users, what is desktop manager in Linux Mint? (I mean manager, which handle icons on desktop, wallpapers, etc.. I dont mean DE)
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How to install latex in linuxmint?

I have tried in terminal by sudo apt-get install texstudio. It has been showing the following message for an hour. gokulnath@gokulnath-desktop ~ $ sudo apt-get install texstudio [sudo] password for ...
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Install multiple XAMPP with multiple PHP versions. Each to simulate a different production Server

In Windows you can install or unzip multiple "portable" XAMPP Servers side by side. This was very helpful, because that way I could configure each XAMPP server to simulate a different production ...
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NVidia drivers on Macbook Pro (2008) Linux Mint?

Ok. I am literally installing it from scratch and tracking my process here and now. I've been fighting this for so long. Macbook Pro, 2008 I believe. ~200GB HD. I'm not dual booting. Mint and only ...
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No prompt on boot with full disk encryption enabled

I am able to successfully authenticate by typing in the encryption password (and hitting return), but nothing is displayed on the screen to prompt me for this information. I tend to just "wait enough ...
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How to set the Linux Mint desktop environment to use a mime type?

As a extension to this question: How to make difference between .wxm (wxMaxima) and .c files in Linux Mint? I'm using Linux Mint. I created a mime type. Now I want the desktop environment to use it. ...
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Nemo in Linux Mint - Reset all Preferences and “My computer” pane in List View

I am struggling a little bit with this issue I'm having with Nemo in Linux Mint (I just upgraded to 17.3 but this is happening since 17.1). In brief, I accidentally removed some shortcuts from the ...
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fglrx causing “fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed” on Intel/AMD hybrid graphics

I am currently using Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit on my laptop with hybrid graphics (Intel/AMD) and I can't get the AMD proprietary graphics drivers (fglrx) running properly. They always put my ...
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Error Installing Firefox

I'm getting this error when I try to install Firefox. Can anyone help me? Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_i386.deb 404 Not ...
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Linux Mint 17, Wifi Slow and Drops Connection, No Ethernet Connection

On a fresh install and updated Linux Mint 17 XFCE, the system cannot maintain an internet connection through wifi, and is unable to connect at all through ethernet. Wifi will work somewhat slowly for ...
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Preinstalled windows 8.1 not booting after installing Linux mint 17.1

I have pre-installed windows 8.1 on my machine and its a uefi enabled machine. I installed linux mint 17.1 on this by the side of windows 8.1. As I was unaware about the approach to install linux ...
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Linux Mint 14.1 not bootable because of “secure boot”

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 14.1 on my Lenovo B570, but when I try to boot the thumb drive, it displays a message: "Secure boot is not enabled" and then goes black screen. I read lots of posts on ...
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Remap hash key - Linux Mint

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon on a Macbook Pro 2011. I use the English (UK, Macintosh) keyboard layout and it's a decent layout, everything's where I need it to be apart from the hash key. I have to ...
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LMDE2 does not work on my laptop after being installed from Live CD/DVD

I have installed LMDE 2 on my Samsung laptop and when I try to start the system, I get this: I have to insert the LiveCD in order to start the system. When I finally use the LiveCD, I can see the ...
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How to edit hotspot settings in Linux mint 14.04?

I am trying to create a soft hotspot in Linux Mint 17, but when I try I am not able to edit username/password for the created hotpsot moreover it is not detected by my mobile. Below is the ...
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Is it possible to run app with different than currently selected theme?

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64bit. I've installed nice little app Zeal but it doesn't cooperate well with my desktop theme. it looks like this: I've tried a few dark/grey themes and Zeal ...
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Cinnamon Menu Search shows non-existent .desktop files

when I open the Cinnamon main Menu and search for 'someTool' I get a couple of files that don't exist: /home/username/someTool.desktop /home/username/Shortcuts/someTool.desktop ...
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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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Can't access Eduroam wireless internet connection SETTINGS (Linux Mint 17)

In Linux Mint 17.1 and 17.2 Cinnamon I have not been able to connect to eduroam wireless university networks. The reason is that I can't find out a way to enter network settings to change the security ...
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Geany: Open a new instance per workspace when opening a file in that workspace

I'm using Mate 1.2.0 in Linux Mint 13. The two text editors i use are Gedit and Geany (v0.25): i use Geany for all my coding as i prefer the syntax highlighting and some other interface features. ...
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Shortcut to minimize all windows?

In Windows systems, I use the keyboard shortcut Start-D (show desktop) a lot. I'm using Linux Mint, and I wonder: Can I create a keyboard shortcut that will do the same? edit after the comment from ...
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Permanently change permissions of /var/run/postgresql

On Linux Mint 17.0 Cinnamon Edition, I want to use /var/run/postgresql as the unix_socket_directories option for all of my postgres databases. Whenever I run the command pg_ctl -D postgres-data -o ...
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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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Linux Mint: How to enable cryptswap with custom password?

When you want to use hibernation and you care for security, you'd like to have the swap encrypted. But not with the random password, chosen for you at startup, but with a fixed one, supplied by you at ...
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“Close window” (Ctrl+q) Shortcut not working on every window

In Linux Mint Cinnamon there are a lot of tools that can not be closed using Ctrl+q. For example the "Software Manager".. Is there a reason for this strange behavior? Can I somehow make Ctrl+q work on ...
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Linux mint 17 doesn't start after hibernating

So here is my trouble - i put my laptop with Linux Mint 17 to hibernation and after i decided to resume session i see only a black screen so i am now to start in recovery mode. I don't need to restore ...
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How can I extend the disabled time of touchpad after keypress so it won't activate?

When I type, my hands tend to slide along the trackpad a little, moving the cursor around and often throwing my typing off. Despite the fact I have the setting enabled to disable touchpad when typing, ...
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Multiple monitors HiDPI scaling

I have a Dell p2715q 27" 4K monitor and a HP 23xi pavilion 23" 1080p monitor for my dual monitor setup. The Dell monitor is currently running at a resolution of 3840x2160 @ 60Hz, while the HP is ...
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Microphone not working with skype anymore Linux Mint 17.2

I recently took an endeavor into Linux Mint 17.2. For around a week my microphone has been working with the application skype with no issues whatsoever. A week passes and I end up needing to restart ...
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Is there a key binding to switch to “last” workspace in mint 17.2?

Mint 17.2, Cinnamon. I use dconf editor to set up my hot keys to switch between workspaces. Here is the relevant portion of my workspace key bindings: What I want is a key binding that switches ...
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Adding SSD to my HDD setup with dualboot, what GRUB problems can I expect?

Currently, my setup contains one HDD, with Windows 10 and Linux Mint systems installed on it. What I'm planning to do is to buy an SSD drive. Thing is - I want to clone only my Windows partition, so ...
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Scanning software not recognizing my Epson xp201 all in one

there, Started using Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Rebecca. Pretty stable and nice functioning. Installed the driver of my All in One Epson xp 201; it prints, but the scanning software (Simple Scan) not ...