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How to move GRUB installation to a different partition?

I have a laptop for work. I originally had Windows 7 on it then I installed Linux Mint 17 to dual boot. During my installation of Mint 17 I accidentally installed GRUB on the wrong partition (sda2). ...
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SSH into Windows Server '08 from Mint 14 - “permission denied”

So I have been trying every which way to get into my Server '08 box via SSH. I have tried FreeSSHD and Cygwin. Everything works fine when I am using simple SHA pass authentication, but the moment I ...
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Installed Linux Mint on a dual-boot system. Cannot boot Windows 7 anymore

My system initially had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on two separate hard-disks. The system uses UEFI. The Grub boot menu used to show up and show me boot options for Windows and Ubuntu. ...
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How to have triple boot Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon/Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 as a dual boot system, now I want to install Linux Mint 17 and have a triple boot system. How can I have Mint 17 in my triple booting? How can I ...
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How to change live session boot image

I'm trying to change live user session boot image in linux mint using squashfs. So: -I've Changed the boot image in /lib/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/logo.png -I've update it using: sudo update-initramfs ...
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Trouble with setting for new monitor

I have an old machine with AMD 64 and Radeon VTI graphics. When MS quit supporting XP I partitioned the HD and installed LinuxMint 14 (since upgraded). At the time I was using a 17" ViewSonic monitor. ...
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No Connections tab in Mint 17 network settings(???)

I'm trying to get this old Dell laptop (Model not handy at the moment) to connect to wi-fi, but the Network settings only shows "General" "DNS" and "Posts" but no "CONNECTIONS" tab (as shown in the ...
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Linux Mint Search launcher doesn't do anything

In Mint 17, using Cinnamon, if I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard shortcuts > Launchers there is an option to set a shortcut for something called Search. However, whatever key ...
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Keyboard shortcut to launch Nemo

In Windows you can type Super+e to launch the file explorer. I find this really useful, particularly because almost every action I take starts with search for a file or folder. Is there an equivalent ...
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eth0 and wlan0 set-up problem in Linux Mint

I had a perfectly working wi-fi connection on my Mint-KDE PC. Recently, I brought a Synology NAS and after some research figured that I need to set my eth0 to static IP for it to connect to NAS via ...
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How to fix Mint 16 Desktop crash/freeze after adding second toolbar and enabling/disabling monitor?

My operating system is Mint 16, forgot what flavor, probably KDE. My desktop crashed after I connected a second monitor, added a second toolbar to the second monitor and then disable the monitor, and ...
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Battery meter only appears when laptop gets plugged in

The battery meter refuses to show unless I plug the laptop in. If I remove the applet and then re-add it it still won't show. I am using Mint 17 and here is the screen shot of my Power settings and ...
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How to change boot logo in linux mint

I want to change my linux mint cinnamon 17 boot image manually, so I replaced the image: /lib/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/logo.png with mine. The logo changes at shutdown but not at boot... Any help?
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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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Evoluent Mouse 4

I have this mouse: http://www.evoluent.com/vm4r.htm I configured it using: xinput –set-button-map 15 1 2 3 9 8 0 0 4 0 5 s.t. the thumb buttons are the back forward wheel. (I want to be able to ...
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ld cannot find -lQt5Multimedia

I'm trying to build BBQScreen for Linux. During the make process, I get the following error: g++ -m64 -o Linux/BBQScreenClient2 debug/main.o debug/mainwindow.o debug/screenform.o ...
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Can we use Linux Mint ISO to repair Ubuntu's Grub?

A friend of mine is running Ubuntu and got GRUB RESCUE. Can they use Mint ISO to repair their Grub? As I don't have Ubuntu ISO?
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SSD Crash Randomly on Linux Mint 17

I'm running Mint (17 Qiana 64bit) on a fresh install on a new laptop (Dell N5110) with a new Crucial MX100 SSD and twice now the whole system has frozen up. If I switch to a text terminal (as in ...
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AMD Drivers make Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon crash

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my Samsung Series 5 netbook (dual boot with Windows 8.1, which I reinstalled myself). The first boot worked fine but I then installed the package ...
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Cannot change global keyboard shortcuts in Linux Mint XFCE

I am using Linux Mint 14 XFCE. I am trying to remove the default XFCE window manager shortcuts for workspace switching (Ctrl-F1, Ctrl-F2, etc.), as described in this question. The answers there ...
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Enable suspend in linux mint in a dell xps-17

In my vain attempt to get hibernation working in a dell xps-17 by installing (I'm seriously considering getting a mac cause it just works) a hibernate package I have lost my ability to suspend. How ...
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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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Linux window movement (delay)

I use linux at home and windows for work. One thing about most linux desktop environment that bothers me is the window movement. I'm using cinnamon right now. When I grab the window to put it in the ...
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Configuring Chromium Browser to load multiple plugins from /etc/chromium-browser/default file

How can you configure Chromium Browser to load multipl plugins (specifically; type NPAPI)?. I edited /etc/chromium-browser/default to add the pepperflash from google-chrome ...
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Copying clipboard-content to file automatically and continiously?

I need to make a list of some links on a web-page. I've been using right-click copy link URL and then pasting it (Menu_Edit->Paste) into vim running in xterm -- then repeating. This is obviously a ...
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How do I share a mounted sftp drive?

My friend has a public server that he's given me read access to with SFTP. I've successully mounted it in Mint 17 with the command sshfs user-name@file-server:/location/I/want /mount/point/I/want -o ...
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Dual boot Mint on a Surface Pro 3?

I have a shiny new SP3 and I'd like to dual boot Mint 17 on it. I'm familiar with creating a dual boot system in general, but since the SP3 is a UEFI device, I'm a bit gun shy in this particular ...
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how to install bumblebee in linux mint 17 ?

I Found Nvidia Drivers Freezes In Cinnamon or Their Cinnamon Crash or Run in Fall-back mode. As bumblebee works better, how can I install bumblebee in Linux mint 17
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Linux Mint root app theming breaks when changing controls

So, this is a strange occurrence, which seems similar to other questions but which I've not been able to find a reference for. Maybe my Google-Fu is not strong right now. It seems to be a common ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...