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What is the keyboard shortcut for Mint 17.03 Rosa for language switch?

Clicking the flag is not an option. ALT + Caps doesn't work, I went through all shortcuts - no language switch options, there is custom shortcut option - if anyone can help provide a command to do so ...
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Why installing openssh-server would remove openssh-client?

I face the following situation on one machine with 64bit Mint 17.3 Cinnamon: $ sudo apt-get install openssh-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to install latest stable release of GCC in Linux Mint?

I want to install the latest version of GCC (GNU compiler collection) in Linux Mint 17.3. Currently g++ --version returns 4.8.4, whereas the latest stable release is 5.3.
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PATH configuration no effect

I have a question regarding the PATH variable and ways to configure it. The question stems from the fact that the installation of a software package am dealing with comes with a bash script which is ...
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Upgrading Linux mint 17 32- bit to Linux mint 17 64-bit

I have just upgraded my processor to a 64-bit processor and I would like to update my Linux mint 17 to 64-bit. I have been googling for a solution but I cant find a reliable or cleanly explained ...
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Invisible gnome-terminal and mintdrivers freezes [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 and recently my computer turned itself off when I told it to sleep. Since then my gnome-terminal has been invisible, except for the drop shadows. Xterm works fine. When ...
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How to check if I downloaded a hacked version of Linux Mint 17.3

I am a bit new to Linux and I know this is late but I recently read about how Linux Mint 17.3 was hacked on February 20th and I want to make sure my version isn't hacked. I originally installed Linux ...
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Problem installing Canon LBP7010C printer on Linux Mint

I recently bought a Canon I-SENSYS LBP7010C printer, but I am having issues getting it to work on my Linux Mint 17 system. I installed the drivers from Canon's website successfully, but when I try to ...
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Linux mint show black screen sometime

the backlight work but it show black screen(without any attention), it occasionally occurs in recent days, here is my machine info: roroco@roroco ~ $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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when use nvidia driver, how to change mouse initial position

When i switch linux graphic driver from linux mint default to nvida driver, the mouse initial position is in right top like following, how to change it to screen center, here is my nvidia driver ...
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Experiencing screen display flickering because of Nvidia graphics card on Linux Mint 17

I just installed Linux Mint 17 on my computer which has a Nvidia graphics card GeForce 8200M. However, occasionally when I am using the computer/browsing the internet, like whenever I use Google Maps, ...
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Language and font problems in Linux Mint

I'm a Dutchman living in Hungary. I use a Dell Inspiron I7, 5000 series laptop with a Hungarian keyboard and Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64 bit. My Mint-system language is Dutch, language setting "Hungarian ...
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TeamViewer upgrade

I'm having second thoughts about uninstalling previous version of TeamViewer. Now I have version 11 installed. I upgraded from version 10 by directly exexuting the version 11 installer. As you can ...
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Installing npm on Mint 17 without using curl or the GUI file-manager

I'm trying to install npm in a Mint VM running on Windows 10 on which I can only use sudo to install and modify directories and have no ability to create directories via the visual file manager. I ...
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Network button is missing in linux mint 17.3 Xfce

I have linux mint 17.3 Rosa. After installation I saw the network button and volume button at the panel. But after a day I am not finding these buttons. Googling about network button didn't help ...
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What is the name of the autoupdater in Linux Mint

If I have a clean install of latest Linux Mint, but I replaced the window manager/desktop environment with a very small alternative (IceWM). I was able to get most of system tray (or whatever it is ...
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Linux Mint LAN Connecting But Not Working

I am new to Linux and working on Linux Mint 17.2 on my laptop. I am able to connect using LAN wire (i.e. on the right bottom it shows connected) but not able to access the internet. It works great on ...
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Dell XPS8700 running Linux Mint freeze

I left the PC running over night and I woke up to find the system unresponsive. I verified the system log and this is what I found Syslog Details There are no logs after 05:35:11 The only ...
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Linux Mint 17.3: Minecraft Forge install error

I have JRE8. I have the latest version of minecraft and have run the client. I've made sure the forge.jar file can execute as a program. However when I go into command line to install Forge I get the ...
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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

NOTE. Sorry for reposting this question. It was originally asked on superuser.com but there is no an answer or a comment there. Now I'm not sure what better site to ask such questions. Though there ...
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Does xubuntu desktop environment installed in mint give same battery performance as original xubuntu os

I have found that Xubuntu provides a better battery life than mint. I want to install xubuntu desktop environment in my mint os. The main reason is saving battery life. I want to know whether xubuntu ...
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Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 Sound Effects Not Working

I'm running on Linux Mint 17.3 and I can't seem to get the sound effects to work. I have the drivers and everything installed, I'm able to play music and watch videos with sound but as far as system ...
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I am redirected to a router that is not part of my provider's configuration [closed]

Whenever I try to access a website with a .com domain it shows the 'unable to connect page' but when I access a site with my country's domain I get redirected to a Tenda 11N wireless router. I ...
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How to set an icon for custom mimetype in Linux Mint Mate?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 MATE I have a problem assigning an icon for custom (newly created) file type. My task: To set new double-click action and new icon for *.session files. My sequence of ...
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Which version of Ubuntu is my Linux Mint installation based on?

For any given version or installation of Linux Mint, how would I find out which version of Ubuntu it is based on? I'm sure it must be in documentation somewhere right?
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Setting up a midi controller on Linux Mint

I've recently bought a Worlde Easykey 25 midi controller. I would like to set it up to work with my Linux Mint setup, preferably without messing up my other sound. I am aware of this guide here, but ...
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(Linux Mint-17) Unable to connect to wireless network

I have installed Linux Mint-17 on my laptop. However, i am unable to connect to any wireless network. A red dot is flashed under the network icon on the bottom-right corner(near clock). I referred ...
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Trackpad Setup Linux Mint on Mac Book KDE

I have been playing around with using Linux Mint on an older Mac Book (2009 era). Linux Mint runs great on this laptop as compared to OS X. The only major problem I am having is with the trackpad. It ...
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“Mac-style” unzipping on linux

I'm using Linux Mint MATE edition, in case that's relevant. I don't know if this is Dropbox specific, but when i download a zip of a folder that was originally produced on a Mac (and that has lots of ...
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How to turn off Wireless power management permanently

In Linux Mint 17.3 iwconfig says the power management of wireless card is turned on. I want to turn it off permanently. sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off works, until I reboot the laptop. I read some ...
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Mint 17.2 KDE sluggish after login

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 KDE on a four-year old Dell XPS 15z laptop. After login, the computer is sluggish for about ten minutes, and then it goes back to normal. I've checked CPU usage and it's ...
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How do I get Mint's Disk options to auto-mount my disk without making everything executable?

I have a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon running on an SSD, and I also have a 2TB SATA drive pluggged in and formatted as NTFS. In Mint's Disk utility (Menu > Preferences > Disks), I'm ...
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Hot to dualboot linux mint and W10

I'm currently trying to use Linux mint 17.3 alongside W10. I'm using an acer Aspire E5, which came with windows 10. I havent formatted to windows 7 yet because of the drivers. Anyway, i have already ...
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What do I do if Mint doesnt have my native resolution as a display option?

I have two displays. A monitor and an hdtv. The monitor works because its 1920*1080 but my tv is 1366*768 and that isn't a resolution option. I tried the next one up and it looks too pixelated for ...
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How to extend root partition

As you can see from the figure below I have 19.34gb unallocated space. I want this space to be added to my root partition sda11. How can I do that? I read few posts related to this but some of them ...
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sources.list.d files are automatically configured: how can I change them persistently? [duplicate]

Google recently discontinued support for 32-bit Chrome repositories on Linux. That's fine; I don't care: I'm on 64-bit. No problem. Unfortunately, it causes apt update to fail because it fails to ...
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Error is shown in grub boot

I had installed mint cinnamon 2 days ago.it worked fine but today when i started the computer this error came up: "/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found" any suggestions?
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How to Disable Mouse Edge Flip on Linux Mint Cinnamon 2.8

I have been suffering for the unexpected disapperance on Cinnamon 2.8 of the Enable/Disable Edge Flip option between workspaces with the mouse, I found really really annoying that every time I would ...
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How do I install sfml-audio to build extreme tux racer?

I have downloaded extreme tux racer as a .tar.xz on sourceforge. I performed tar xJF on the file, a directory was created, I entered it and there I performed ./configure. A list of Dependencies was ...
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usb linux format

I have a Usb drive and that is connected to a laptop running Linux (Mint). As soon as I install some software in it (USB memory) seems like it recognizes it as a windows partition and doesn't install ...
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The following packages have been kept back

The following packages have been kept back: click click-dev gir1.2-click-0.4 libclick-0.4-0 0 BUT It's clear that all of these packages are either on hold somewhere, or are in some kind of ...
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I can't boot up my PC, “MDM: Xserver not found”

I use Linux mint 17.3 xfce, and about ten minutes ago my computer started freaking out, I couldn't use the panel, move windows around, etc, so I decided to reboot my computer, and when I booted it up, ...
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Dual-monitor problem NVIDIA, screens flickering (turning on/off)

I switched to NVIDIA drivers in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon via Driver Manager in order to be able to play games. I am on NVIDIA 750M. The problem is, when I try to connect the second screen via ...
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Adding a second GPU greatly reduces my graphics performance

I'm currently running Ubuntu 15 desktop with an ATI R9 390 and a 4k monitor via display port. Everything runs smoothly. I have a second monitor which is VGA-only, and since the R9 has no VGA ports, ...
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Is there any way to set rules for minimizing to system tray for applications that don't support it themselves?

There's some applications which support minimizing to a tray icon natively. There are others that can be extended to do this. What I'm looking for is something that will allow me to set rules on ...
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How to specify a log when autostarting in linux mint

How do I specify the log when autostarting a program in linux mint. For example I change the Dropbox startup script to: [Desktop Entry] Name=Dropbox GenericName=File Synchronizer Comment=Sync your ...
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Kate/Terminal/Chromium/etc. refuse to open

I accidentally ran a GUI (Kate) with sudo--dumb I know--and when closed the application I got this error message: Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-username" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0 I've done ...
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Mint install no wifi networks show up - intel 3165

Linux newbie - installed Mint Mate 17.3 - no internet as I use only a mifi dongle (3 network) and Linux does not recognise wifi on my HP Pavillion laptop. This laptop is brand new, only 1 month old. ...
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Installing Virtualbox on Linux Mint 17

I am trying to install virtualbox 5 on mint. Here is the output $ sudo aptitude install virtualbox-5.0 The following NEW packages will be installed: virtualbox-5.0{b} 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly ...
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Boot issues after installing Linux Mint 17.3 Windows 10 does not boot

n my Lenovo G50-70, I am in the (painful) process of installing Linux Min v17.3 (Rosa). It's being a bumpy road up to now. The install using UEFI BIOS config did work but no multiboot option was ...