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OEM install of 32 bit Linux Mint 17.3

My job involves refurbishing old computers otherwise destined for recycling, and selling them at a local thrift store. I'm installing Linux Mint on them, as it's super user-friendly and fairly ...
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App icons don't appear in system tray on Linux Mint 17.3

Today I've noticed that system tray doesn't show application icons, for example, Viber, Skype, Software update. I've tried: to reboot to reinstall Skype to run Skype and Viber from command line ...
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On LMDE 2, why is my screen dimming after only a few seconds?

I'm running LMDE with Cinnamon 2.4.7 and I cannot get the screen to stay on (undimmed) for longer than a few seconds of inactivity. What setting am I missing?
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Kernel problem after upgrading to 4.5.1

I updated my kernel from 3.19 to 4.5.1 (which is the latest ubuntu-based upgrade), and when I rebooted, I saw an alert: Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx does not exist! where x's are ...
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Will Linux Mint 18 support Snap Packages?

Snap Packages are a new way of installing apps in Ubuntu 16.04. Its purpose is to allow LTS systems to have the latest versions of apps. Will this be supported in Linux Mint 18?
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Linux Mint 17.3: Screen freezes all the time

The new Linux Mint .iso I installed on my computer yesterday. I updated the system and used dist-upgrade too. I installed Chromium-Browser; afterwards I tried to install texlive-full. And then: screen ...
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Linux Mint: Can't install chrome, after uninstalling it

I just uninstalled Chrome via the software manager due to an annoying bug with the console in devtools - thinking that an uninstall and reinstall was worth a try to fix it. Trying to install it ...
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Navigating Linux Mint Open File Dialog with Keyboard Only

Seems I don't know how to use a keyboard again. I often use gedit to keep notes on my instance of Linux Mint/Ubuntu but I find when opening files, navigating the dialog without using the Keyboard not ...
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Where is the Notifications log in Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I'm looking for a log of the notifications applet in Linux Min Cinnamon /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/notifications@cinnamon.org I'm not able to find any log file and actually don't know if it exists. ...
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Can I delete a Linux Mint partition and keep the Ubuntu one I have while installing Fedora?

So just yesterday I downloaded and installed Linux Mint on my machine. I wanted a dual boot so I now have two partitions. Linux Mint is great but it lacks one thing- Arc theme support And yes I didn'...
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Instaling Linux Mint with Windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot Mint with Windows 8.1. So far I formatted disk with fdisk in windows cmd and then installed Windows. Now I am trying to install Mint but mint and even gparted don't see ...
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Using dual connection for separate app [duplicate]

My Mint 17 has 2 connections (wired and wireless), when both connected by default the wired is used, what I want to do is keep wireless for file download and general Internet usage, and use the Wired ...
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How to use a mirror of security.ubuntu.com?

I don't have access to http://security.ubuntu.com. In the Software Sources settings, I already selected a mirror for Base (trusty). But when I update, I see that it is still using http://security....
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How to install MAFFT in Linux Mint?

I'm trying to install maffft, but running: sudo aptitude install mafft (as suggested, for example, here) doesn't find the package. My guess is that Linux Mint is missing some repository that Ubuntu ...
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How to fix problems with hibernation in Cinnamon

I am on Mint 17 Cinnamon. When I put my laptop in hibernate mode with the power cable plugged in and then wake it up without pulling out the cable, there is no problem in this case. But if I pull out ...
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Intel AC 7260 No Wireless Function on Linux Mint 17 with Kernel 4.2.0-35

I have seen a lot of older threads about this specific card, and in most of them they find some sort of solution. I have yet to find one, however. My box is currently running Mint 17 Qiana 64-bit with ...
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Why is my cpu overheating when i use i3wm?

I've got a laptop running linux mint cinnamon 17.3 I'm currently playing with/learning/considering to switch to i3wm. When I'm on cinnamon, the cpu temp is around 40-45°C (104 - 113 F) But when I use ...
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Invert fn key use of PGUP/HOME and PGDN/END keys

I am trying to invert the Fn-key behaviour of the PgUp/Home and PgDn/End keys on my MSI laptop. Currently I need to press Fn+PgUp to get Home or Fn+PgDn to get End, and since I use Home (End) a lot ...
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How do I force gvfs-unmount a dead SSH mount on Linux Mint 16 (Petra)?

I have mounted a SSH "share" using Thunar and the remote machine has been powered off before I thought of unmounting it. Now Thunar freezes for a while (like 20-30 seconds) whenever I hit the "eject" ...
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Linux Mint OS always freezes when laptop is not charging

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 OS on my HP Compaq nc6400 laptop. The OS always freezes after a while if I'm using my laptop without charging it but never does so if I'm charging my laptop while using it. ...
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Keep NumLock always on [Linux Mint]

I have a simple objective: Keep NumLock always on OS and DE: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon I found this Keep NumLock always on So, I created this small script -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 47 Apr ...
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Cinnamon hot corners on second display

I have two displays. I was able to add a second panel on the new display but my hot corners are not carrying over. I don't see any option anywhere to enable this functionality. Linux Mint 17.2 ...
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Select graphics card

Is there a way too to select a primary graphics other than onboard graphics. I have two different dedicated graphics cards in my machine, one GT640 and a GTX970. I am trying to set up the machine to ...
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Unresponsive buttons on graphics tablet

I have a graphics tablet (brand irrelevant, appears recognized as WALTOP International Corp. Media Tablet stylus by Krita) that doesn't show up in the system settings, but works just fine. Pressure ...
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Mint 17.3 Not Playing Sound - SOLVED!

My Toshiba Satellite A105 is running Linux Mint 17.3. It will not play any sound through the onboard hardware, and when I look into the sound menu, it only displays a dummy output. I have tried all ...
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How can I make nvidia packages work on Mint 17.3

I'm writing this after days of search and incomprehensions. I already tried asking my question on the Mint forums but I've got no help yet and I prefer asking for more advices, that could lead to a ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon: Change 'Text Scaling factor' via Shortcut

Does anyone know a way to define a Shortcut for the 'Text Scaling factor' Setting in Linux Mint Cinnamon? I could not find anything under 'System Settings' > 'Keyboard' > 'Shortcuts' ...
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I'm having trouble installing Mullvad (VPN) on mint 17.2

I recently purchased Mullvad for my Linux, but can't make it work. I've followed the steps on the official website here and it tells me: Starting VPN daemon(s)... and does nothing. I checked and my ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 doesn't detect Win10 partitions

I've installed Win10 and I want to install Linux Mint 17.3. When I'm installing Linux Mint, it doesn't see Win10 partitions. It's just showing whole disk size. By the way, I'm installing Linux Mint ...
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Turn on NumLock on startup in Linux Mint

Situation: When I turn on my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon the Num Lock is Off. Objective: Turn on Num Lock automatically at startup.
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How to auto-unlock SSH keyring upon login

Situation: I am on Linux Mint 17.3 and have on the station auto-login enabled. I have an SSH key in gnome-keyring. Objective: I would like the SSH keyring not to ask me for password. I am aware it ...
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How to install Electrum 2.6.3 bitcoin wallet on Ubuntu / Mint and derivates

Today's question of mine was How do I install Electrum 2.6.3 bitcoin wallet on my Linux Mint, Ubuntu and it should work on other derivates.
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Hard disk partition table overwritten -TestDisk recovery

Okay so I'm not %100 if this should be posted here or super user. here's my problem: I've an Ubuntu user for quite some time but had decided to switch over to Mint. While installing I realized I had ...
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Linux Mint - No Sound

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa and when I installed it in the first place months ago the sound and everything worked fine. It still does in fact, the problem is that none of the system sound ...
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Why do strange boxes appear on my Linux Mint MATE?

I'm using Linux Mint MATE with Paper theme
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Is it possible Linux kernel/installer detected maximum keyboard backlight wrong?

I am on Linux Mint 17.3. Hardware laptop ASUS N750JV. Objective: Determine if the maximum allowed keyboard backlight by Linux system is right. /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/max_brightness ...
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PPTP VPN not working with Linux router

ORIGINAL: I've just switched from an old Linux install (Debian squeeze) to a new one (Linux Mint 17.3) for my router (I am using a full desktop PC with a Linux install as my router). The Linux PC ...
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How to manually add startup applications on Mint 17.3

I have fully updated Linux Mint 17.3. I need to add a bunch of applications to startup. The problem is, the following dialog doesn't work - It won't add me an application from the list, nor it will ...
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Prevent “display drag” on Linux Mint

Background I have Linux Mint installed on my laptop with 2 extra monitors connect to the VGA and HDMI outputs. I've installed nvidia drivers as recommended by the Driver Manager. Although, the ...
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Automatic Set Up of MySQL

I sometimes have call to install some bespoke software onto Linux systems and am using 'distutils' for this. In addition to this I also install some Python packagers that are not in the default set-up,...
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Linux Mint 17 has become slow and unresponsive

I have been using Linux and windows for a while now, Linux has been working like a Swiss clock. A week ago, I started working with Windows again (a matter of editing pdfs). After a whole week of ...
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Can't install anything cause “printer-driver- … unmet dependencies”

I'm trying to install GNU screen: sudo apt-get install screen I receive following: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to ...
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Bluetooth/WiFi Problems in Linux Mint

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on a Lenovo laptop. I discovered initially that it couldn't detect wireless networks because my wifi card chipset is currently not supported, which I decided to ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts lose focus when switching between Applications

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 64-bit, Cinnamon Version 2.6.13 with Kernel 4.3.0 and I'm playing Football Manager 2016 on it. So when I switch between applications after a few switches the keyboard ...
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Load old Ubuntu Linux after fresh Linux Mint install

I had Ubuntu and time ago I installed Linux Mint. During installation there was no option for alongside install, so I chose the manual option for the install to empty the partition (mount point /). ...
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I accidentally changed the linux mints advanced menus icon to something very large. Now I cant change it back

I just see large green and white stripes across the panel. I couldnt do anything on that menu, so had to restart my laptop, and before the panel could load, created a new one and delete the old one. I ...
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Connect to a wireless network as standard user without administrator authentication Linux Mint 17.3

I'm trying to get a standard user on my laptop installed with Linux Mint 17.3 on the wireless. I can get to the internet just fine logged in with an administrator but as soon as i log in with a ...
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automatic Mint upgrade from 17.3 to 18?

Will an automatic or semi-automatic upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa to 18 Sarah (released in next June) be available?
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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 ...