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How to unhide Titlebar and Frame of Pidgin or any application in linux mint?

I played with the application settings of Pidgin and now Pidgin doesn't have any titlebar and frame. I did this with "Right Click on the title bar>More Actions>Special Application Settings>Appearance ...
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Linux : Very slow internet connections through proxy

I have changed to Linux recently. Here I am experiencing very slow Internet connections for applications like apt-get and Firefox browsing through proxy (download speed in Firefox is pretty normal). ...
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Linux Mint - cinnamon with xscreensaver

I cannot seem to disable cinnamon screensaver. I have disabled the lock screen successfully but the screensaver with the clock on the display keeps executing. I just want xscreensaver in favour of ...
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How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks?

How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks? I want to switch out my old disk with my working linux mint 16 os and plug in a new disk and install linux mint 17. I am ...
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Apt-get blocks because of broken dependencies (libc6, Linux Mint)

Currently, Apt-get completely blocks because of some unresolved dependencies, when I run an upgrade I get this error: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 installation

I have been trying to install mint 17.1, but all I can see is a blank screen with just mouse pointer. I had even tried to press Ctrl+Alt+F1, so I don't know which commands to enter from that spot. ...
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best powerpoint presenter for linux [closed]

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 rebecca. I need to use a powerpoint presenter in my laptop. Are such Powerpoint presenters are OS dependent? If so what can I use on my Linux? I am using Beamer class to ...
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Mint: where are installed applets

I want to use an alarm applet in Linux Mint 17. I clicked the install button, the software manager popped up and asked for my password. The applet was installed, but it doesn't show in the applet ...
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VLC not working on Linux Mint Mate 17.1

After install 'linux mint 17.1 mate (32 bit)' I can play media files on VLC. but after restart Linux Mint my VLS is not working. But I can play video on built in 'Videos' player. for this I again ...
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In KDE, how to enforce window rules on already open windows?

I can set window rules for specific applications and match on process name, window title, window class and more properties. I want to enforce the rule to a window name of a website opened in chrome. ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 slow after login

loading before the login is fast, but it takes 30-50 seconds after logging in. Once its fully booted, it has no other speed issues. Something is bottlenecking during the login process and I don't ...
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Linux Mint 17.1(64-bit) freezing on start-up

I am using Linux Mint 17.1(64-bit) dual booted with windows 7. I am a newbie to the Linux community and have been using Mint 17.1 for the last 2 months without any problem. Windows 7 is working fine. ...
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Where is the .xsession file in linux mint?

I would like to know how I can use start up scripts in .xsession in order to change the look of my Desktop, I assumed .xsession was in my home directory so I performed at my home directory: ls -a to ...
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Linux Mint 13 Problem - No module named site

My Linux Mint 13 64-bit system has developed a problem. Whilst I can run basic commands like ls and vi if I try anything more complex (I have tried python2.7, mysql-workbench and addusr) I get:- ...
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Installing other Linux in an encrypted disk

I recently got an SSD to replace my laptop's HDD and decided to change and use "full disk" encryption. I created a small unencrypted partition for /boot and an big encrypted LUKS partition where I ...
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How to install Dropbox on Linux Mint 17.1 (ImportError: No module named os)

I'm not able to install/run Dropbox on Linux Mint 17.1. I installed dropbox package from repository (and also from archive on official site - same results): sudo apt-get install dropbox python-gpgme ...
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How to configure LinuxMint 17 to invoke commands from the mouse?

My PC runs LinuxMint 17 in the 64-bit MATE edition. How can I configure X (or MATE?) to invoke these two commands from my mouse (which is a 6-button Logitech M705)? send the clicked window behind ...
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Network manager disappeared

My NetworkManager icon has disappeared and there is no network management tools in the menu. How do I get the icon back and an entry in the menu for configuring different wireless networks? I use ...
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Can't edit Software Sources in Software Manager

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon 17 When I try to install packages I get "check internet Connection" I've looked for this error.. I've found that I must edit the "Software sources" In Software Manager.. ...
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Restore Mint logon screen

I'm using Mint 17.1. Yesterday I uninstalled cowsay and fortune as I never use them; fortune had dependencies that were also removed, I assumed because they were no longer needed. However, on ...
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catch kernel panic log

My Mint Cinnamon system on Lenovo g565 keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem may be somehow connected with network and desktop environment, because either plugging ethernet cable ...
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Run Out Of Space On /dev/sda2

My Linux (Mint 13) laptop reported that 'The volume "Fiilesystem root" has only 0 bytes disk space remaining'. When I ran a 'df' I got the following result:- HP-255-G1-Notebook-PC # df Filesystem ...
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Slide Scanner not recognized in Linux Mint

first of all: I'm using Linux Mint 17/Qiana, I previously asked this on askubuntu, and got redirected here, so I hope this is the right place to ask this :P So I am trying to get a slide scanner ...
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Unable to boot into Mint with message “s” to skip mounting

I replaced windows on a new think pad with mint 17.1. Left it running all weekend, and just restarted only to get the "s" to skip mounting message. I googled and googled, yet nothing explains why I ...
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Removing jre7 installs jre6

I am working under Mint 16 and I want to remove jre7 packages (openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7-jre-lib and openjdk-7-jre-headless) since I don't need them anymore. Using synaptic or apt-get I can easily get ...
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Slingscold launcher finds nothing

Trying to use Slingscold launcher in Linux Mint Xfce Qiana - it should look something like the search in Gnome Shell but it finds nothing and is just empty: Does it need some other dependency ...
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Changing the hostname on a Linux Mint desktop to a random value at boot time

When changing the hostname to a random set of alphanumeric characters on a machine running Linux Mint(17.1 Rebecca, Cinnamon 64-bit) I encounter some problems. The following script changes the ...
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When can I say that I have a good knowledge on linux [closed]

I am new to linux operating system. I heard that linux operating systems are fast and they can be customized to as our needs. i have installed linux mint 17. I am loving it and i would like to learn ...
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Batch file closes instantly when trying to run it with wine

So, i made a loading screen for my Batch OS, Whenever i try to open it, the program closes instantly. I am using wine to run the program. My OS is Linux Mint 17.1 Here is my code: @echo off goto ...
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Can't boot into installer of Mint or Ubuntu

I'm currently running Windows Vista. I've tried installing both Mint and Ubuntu by both the DVD-R and USB drive methods. When I reboot, I can hit F12 to open the typical installation menu, but any ...
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How to remove a package on a debian-based system WITHOUT removing dependencies? [closed]

I have a computer running Linux Mint and I'd like to remove a package WITHOUT removing its dependencies. For the particular package I'd like to remove, there are about 20 dependencies and some ...
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Nvidia linux drivers on Dell XPS L502X Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

I have a Dell XPS L502X with an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M and I'd like help installing the official drivers off the Nvidia site. Every time I try I brick my installation and have to re-install. Even if I ...
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using linux mint 17, how can i connect to my school's wifi?

At school, using my windows 8.1 drive, I am automatically prompted with a login page on my default browser once I click on their wifi connection under Network Connections. I sign in using my username ...
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How to increase the font size of the Mint menu?

Is there any way to increase the font size of the menu? Right clicking on the panel properties or using "appearance" in the Settings Manager does not work.
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How strong is the encryption of a zip file in Linux Mint

Zip encryption has had often a bad reputation of being weak, but some would argue that a zip file encrypted using certain algorithms (such as by using AES), together with strong password, is really ...
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kernel panic - get log

My system keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem is somehow connected with network, because plugging ethernet cable eliminates the problem (even if ethernet is used locally only). If I ...
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How do I get the latest version of software on Linux Mint?

I understand the difference between rolling release distributions and standard release. However, I'd like the latest version of software such as GCC, Clang, Git, Eclipse, gedit, etc. So far I've ...
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Does Linux Mint have /etc/debian_version?

I am trying to write a script which works based on the knowledge that each Linux Mint release was based on a particular Ubuntu release. However, I do not want to install Linux Mint to verify that, ...
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Laptop doesn't detect my wifi signal

I have recently installed Linux Mint on my laptop and have updated the wireless drivers. My laptop detects all wireless signals around but not mine. How can I resolve this issue?
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how to install the virtual-box on Linux Mint 17?

I need to install the virtual-box on my Linux Mint 17 machine, so please help me out. Also tell me if any prerequisites to install in the machine. Thanks in advance.
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Unable to delete files via FTP?

I have a couple of FTP users who can access my (pseudo) server running vsftpd under Mint Linux. They are restricted to a specific directory and below via chroot(). Whilst they can access the files ...
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Unable to boot Linux Mint or WIndows anymore

I've spent the last two days trying to get my computer working. It's a dell inspiron 15r se. I have windows 7 Professional edition installed and Linux Mint I've tried the recovery disk for windows ...
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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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Installing linux Mint 17.1 on Acer s5 “No root file system defined”

I have booted Linux Mint from USB stick. Everything works fine until I'm trying to install it. So I launch Install Linux Mint choose my language ⇒ set up WiFi connection ⇒ Installation ...
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How to change grub black screen

I'm using dual boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and Windows XP. So I want change grub2 black screen and I've tried to install gfxmenu theme for grub but it is not working; I see it's not installed in ...
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Graphical Glitch in Google Chrome + Three keys do not Work

Linux Mint 17 Qiana How to fix it? I first noticed that three keys stopped working, "~", "arrow down" and "del", do not know if the problem is physical or logical, but I believe it is physical ...
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Can't enter GNU GRUB boot menu!

so I booted up an old Linux Mint machine today and I can't seem to remember the password. So I wanted to reset the password using the instructions on Mint's website but when I hold shift the GNU GRUB ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 incredibly slow on AMD A8-5600k

I have an HTPC and media server running Mint 17.1 which is incredibly slow. The hardware specs are: APU - AMD A8-5600k (4x 3.6GHz) MB - MSI FM2-A55M-P33 RAM - 4GBm, 1333Mhz HDD - Boot: WDC ...
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I don't see .bashrc file in my /home and /etc/skel direcories

I am running linux mint 17.1 rebecca, but I have found it quite different with other distros I am used to, in /home and /etc/skel there's no .bashrc I don't know if i mess up with something or it is ...
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Update Bastille on Debian Linux (Mint)

Is there anyway to update Bastille to it's lastest version (3.2.1)? The one i'm using is 3.0.9 and it was kinda hard to even find it's package (which i found on another SE question: How can I install ...