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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 ...
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/ directory at 100% capacity. Not sure where I went wrong in my partitioning or how to proceed

I'm running a dual boot Windows/Mint partition. Everything is going fine until things suddenly get REALLY screwy and slow. I get a popup that "Filesystem root only has 297.8 MB disk space remaining." ...
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Fail to install Clang-3.5 due to Clang-3.3

I am trying to install clang-3.5 on Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon) and I dependency errors. Edit: here is the output of apt-cache policy clang clang-3.5 clang-3.3: clang: Installed: (none) ...
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Cannot install tomahawk in Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64bit [SOLVED]

I am unable to install tomahawk using the information and data provided in this PPA. The output of the terminal after sudo apt-get install tomahawk is: Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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System reboot randomly in all Unix-like OS

I'm new in Unix-like OS, I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Debian 8.3.0, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 in my Thinkpad W530 laptop, and the installation was successful. But the problem is ...
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Creating virtual hosts on Apache in Linux Mint 17.3

I am working Linux Mint 17.3, and trying to create virtual hosts on Apache 2.4. I have followed the following procedure, but I still can't browse the site. Create two new virtual hosts. sudo cp ...
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Troubles with the internet connection once in a while

I'm using linux mint on a mac book pro. It runs quite well. The only thing is that I have once in a while (1-5 times a day) a problem with the wireless lan connection. The problem only appears when ...
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I booted puppy from usb, now I cant go back to mint. Everytime I try to boot it it goes to a command line (no GUI)

Wanted to try out puppy . And when I shut it down and tried to go back to Mint Cinammon 17.1 Rosa (my default OS), it just asked for my username and password and then showed me a command line. ...
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Linux has horrible battery life on high end laptop [duplicate]

I'm running 64 bit mint 17.3 cinnamon on my lenovo yoga 2 pro (4th gen i7, 8 gb ram, ssd). It has a quad hd 3200x1800 resolution display. I realize this is most likely bottle necking my battery life. ...
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Package installation problem

On a new installation of Mint 17.3, I'm getting a problem when I try to install packages. After clicking "install packages" and inputting the admin password, nothing happens. No errors, nothing. I ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 and Ubuntu 15.10 Both freeze after USB live boot

After booting into live USB after several seconds everything freezes I can't even open the terminal (CTR+ALT+F1), Looked for a solution and found out that putting acpi=off on the boot menu should make ...
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Bluetooth trouble after upgrading to Linux Mint 17.3

I recently upgraded to LinuxMint 17.3 from 17.1 and bluetooth appears not to work correctly. When I try to search for devices to pair, my CPU usage gets to 100% and my HP-Notebook PC freezes for some ...
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Change wlan channel

I have 2 Wlan Routers with the same SSID. One on the channel 6 and one on the channel 11. By default I am connected to the one on the channel 6. How can I connect to the one on channel 11? (Of course ...
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Not able to do sudo apt-get update after installing Mongo DB

I tried installing MongoDb on my linux mint Rosa 17.3 system from the following link https://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-ubuntu/ However when I type and run sudo apt-get ...
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Driver Manager through Proxy

I'm having some issues getting drivers through the Driver Manager on Linux Mint 17.3. I am currently behind a corporate proxy and do have my system variables setup appropriately e.g. http_proxy & ...
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Is it possible to persist linux session between reboots?

I use Linux Mint 17.3 x64. Is it possible to make linux remember state of all opened applications and terminals so after shutdown/restart of my machine, all mentioned would open in same position and ...
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How to recover encrypted /home/ folder in Linux Mint 17.2

The issue: I changed my password earlier today, but I must've made a typo, because I couldn't log in afterwards. I booted into the Grub menu and started a passwordless root shell to reset my password. ...
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How to swallow up 15 MB of unallocated disk space into Linux Mint

I just got Linux Mint and I was playing around with the disk space (I partitioned out some space in Windows first and then accidentally lowered the disk space by 15 MB when installing Linux) and I'm a ...
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Problem installing Fedora 23 in VM using KVM on Linux Mint 17.2

I'm unable to install Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-23-10.iso into a QEMU2 VM using virt-manager on Linux Mint 17.2. I've verified that the SHA256 checksum on the ISO is correct, and I can install a ...
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Linux Mint Login Errors

I have had no past problems with linux, but seemingly (to me) at random when I booted up, it went to the login screen, then when I typed in my password it just put my mouse in the center off a black ...
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Linux Mint Quiana 17 xfce 32 bit - recent update has disabled internet but skype works

After a recent update from Linux Mint, firefox no longer connects and nor do other things like the updater itself! However, skype still works. After looking on some other forums and asking the same ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 Stuck In Software Rendering Mode on MacBook Pro

I've been happily running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro for awhile now. Recently I was forced to wipe my computer so I thought I'd give Linux Mint a try. While everything is installed and running ...
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How to add the location of websocketd to your PATH variable?

I'm new to Linux environment (Mint), and recently I was trying to create a websocket for my HTML web app. Eventually I came across websocketd. As per installation steps, I'm supposed to add this ...
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Gnome Terminal error with VT100 cursor movement codes

I've got an ansi escape issue with Gnome Terminal. What could be causing and how do I fix an issue like this? Since I cannot describe the issue very well I have a screenshot to show it off. When I ...
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Audio over HDMI (NVIDIA)

Hi Im using Linux Mint 17.3, my graphics cards are integrated intel and NVidia GT 650M (with HDMI output). Im using nvidia-352 driver. So the problem is that i cant get sound over hdmi working (works ...
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How to open a program on linux?

I've recently downloaded tor by using the command: sudo apt-get install tor I run Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" and I have no idea where this file destination is. Could someone please tell me where it ...
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How to resize modal window in Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa (Cinnamon)

I can't resize top modal (and not modal) windows. Please look at smart data window screenshot attached. I can't resize it in order to make a single screenshot containing all properties. I noticed ...
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how to run Stronghold.deb game?

i downloaded Stronghold.deb file from this link https://sourceforge.net/projects/strongholdcrusaderhdforubuntu/ I installed it on Linux mint It is installed, but when I run it, it asks for admin ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 doesn't load on Asus K501UX from USB

I tried to boot from Live USB with Linux Mint 17.3 on my Asus K501UX. To create a USB drive I used tool called Rufus. I created GPT partition. I disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot and enabled CSM ...
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Can I remove my password?

I have to input my password when I try to download something and when I open Software Manager. Is there any way that I can skip that? edit: I was using the command line to download f.lux, and it was ...
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How do I download Chromium? [closed]

http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/get-the-code epot_tools - this is our bootstrapped collection of utils that will help you checkout, compile, run and submit changes to the code src ...
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Plymouth respawn failing causing Boot to hang - Mint 17.3

I've posted on here before that booting Mint 17.3 was often hanging mid boot. With the help of the fellow member here, I identified what I thought was the problem, but it soon returned. After going ...
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What user is shown on linux login screen?

On linux mint mate 17.2, oracle-xe created a user oracle with uid = 1001, its password part in /etc/shadow is *, which means disable for login I guess. But the user oracle still shows in the login ...