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Linux Mint 17.2, Cinnamon 64-bit: Is there any way to change panel **width**?

Is there any way to change panel widths in Linux Mint? You can see my current panel settings below. Essentially I would like big text but I don't want the widths to stay constant because the text ...
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Where can I find Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller driver?

It seems that Mint 17.3 came out lacking the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core Graphics Controller driver. Where can I download it in order to install it manually? UPDATE: Why I believe that this ...
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Linux Mint Petra (16) Java Update from JRE 7 to JRE 8 breaks Graphics System?

(Note: I'm a firm believer in "if it works, you don't need to fix it." Which is why this laptop is still running Linux Mint 16 - so far it does everything I have needed, and wonderfully so.) I had ...
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WiFi failure linux mint

I newly installed Linux Mint 17.3 updated to kernel 4.6 on a Lenovo Yoga 900. I got the wireless to work just fine, still had a few other issues. I started installing programs, etc and my WiFi card is ...
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Screen glitches linut mint lenovo yoga 900 after Kernel 4.6 update

Installed mint 17.3 on my yoga 900, updated to kernel 4.6 to get touchpad, wireless card, and touchscreen working. Everything seems to be working okay other than the screen glitches, specifically on ...
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PyOpenCL on Linux Mint: PLATFORM_NOT_FOUND_KHR

I've been trying to get PyOpenCL and PyCUDA running on a Linux Mint machine. I have things installed but the demo scripts fail with the error: pyopencl.cffi_cl.LogicError: clgetplatformids failed: ...
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Cannot log in to Linux Mint

It says: Your session only lasted 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem. View details ~/.xsession-errors file cinnamon-...
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Auto-mounting encrypted home folder from previous installation

I have been using Linux Mint till a few days ago, when I installed OpenSUSE LEAP 42.1 instead. In order to keep my existing (and pretty large) user home folder (/home/user), I ordered the SUSE ...
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display goes off with ctrl + alt + f1

When pressing Ctrl+Alt +F1 (to F7), my display goes off. I know I do get to the tty screen because if I type my username and password, and go back to terminal and type who, then I can see a record of ...
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~/.xinitrc and Xmodmap startup item fail to take effect on startup in mint 17.3

In accordance with this post I have added xmodmap ~/Documents/looseScripts/Xmodmap to my ~/.xinitrc. I have also created an item in "startup applications" with the command: bash -c "xmodmap ~/...
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apt-get keeps failing

Similar to this question, I cannot apt-get update my machine. I've tried everything I could Google: adding the bad key, deleting my /var/lists/thingy, apt-get clean, deleting Chrome. But I keep ...
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Wi-Fi stops working after some time

Lenovo Z50-70. After some time (couldn't find any pattern here) Wi-Fi just stops working. It shows that connection is fine, but I can't open any page in browser (connection refused). I tried switching ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 installer claiming that drive doesn't have enough space

I'm currently trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 13. I created a bootable USB drive with the Mint 17.3 iso using Rufus. I have been able to boot from the drive but haven't ...
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Install Linux Mint on hp 14r022la

I want to install Linux Mint 17.3 on this computer (which already has Linux 12.04 from HP): I used an USB like usual, but is now working. I tested the USB in another computer and is working fine. ...
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Kernel Crash/ Cpu error?

First I will describe my system and then my problem: I have an Assus F555L laptop with an i3 and Intel Integrated Graphics. It is running Linux Mint 17.3 and Windows 10 dual booted. I do not have ...
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Linux Mint encryption passphrase window gone

Ever since I installed the recommended Nvidia driver for my computer, the encryption window is gone. Everything is black, I can still enter my passphrase, but I have to do it in the dark. And it's ...
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Erratic Behavior after restarting Cinnamon

Linux Version - Linux Mint LMDE2 Cinnamon Edition 64bit (Fully update to date) Hardware - Acer E5-511 series laptop I was using OS and it got slow so I thought about restarting cinnamon and executed ...
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How to restore initial configuration, files… of python on Linux Mint

Due to a mistake when compiling Python sources (Python 2.7.11), my Python installation is broken. I can solve the problem partially by recompiling the initial version of Python (2.7.6). This solution ...
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Remove the new kernel

I was working without any problem and one day the computer didn't start he said that there is a problem in the Xserver , so I connected to my computer through ssh and reinstalled xserver-xorg ,xserver-...
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Hibernate leaves me with blank screen after switching on on Linux Mint - what could have happened?

I had left my computer to do some operations while I went to do something else. I had forgotten to put the charging plug in, and it died and hibernated. When I tried turning it back on, hibernating ...
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Where are the icons in the ALT-TAB switcher loaded from? How can I edit them?

On my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon system, ALT+TAB switcher, in the default settings (icon and thumbnail pop up in the switcher) shows a pixelated icon for one of my applications. I do not know where the ...
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Repair Linux Mint (Cinnamon) after deleteing some files

Alright, so I did a very stupid thing the other day. I was building a python program in pycharm, and I wanted to see what the UI looked like in the terminal. So I tried to run the code, but I didn't ...
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Linux Mint not letting anything else boot

I installed Linux Mint a few days ago. I installed it on an SSD with a system partition, a home partition, and a swap partition. On another separate SSD I have Windows 10 installed. Since installing ...
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Might any damage have been caused when cancelling the update manager in Linux Mint during an update?

My Linux Mint Update Manager was running an update - a very big one. It was in the middle of downloading package files, and it was taking way too long and I had to stop it, so I clicked Cancel. When I ...
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My alt+tab just showed only terminal windows — what did I press?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon. I have a few applications open on the current workspace and was busy tabbing through them to get to a particular terminal window. I think I accidentally ...
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How can I display a message before login only on the next login?

Background: I have a virtual machine image running Linux Mint that I am distributing to multiple users. The first time they boot the VM, it takes a long time for Tomcat to load as the applications ...
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cron job quit working after latest apt-get upgrade

I've been running a cron job every 15 minutes for years, with few problems. Sometime in the last week, it quit running, I'm assuming after a apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade. I was ...
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linux mint - invalid signature BADSIG 3EE67F3D0FF405B2 for extra.linuxmint.com repository

While trying to run apt-get update on linux mint 17.3 I am getting following error. W: GPG error: http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG ...
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Linux Mint Corners Musical Sequence Associative Array

I am writing a script which uses hot corners to play specific musical notes when hovering in corners, and depending on the musical sequence to execute a specific command. The script is called with ...
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Linux Mint Intel 8260 Wireless

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad t460 that I can't get to see wireless networks. Here is the output of sudo lshw -C network: *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: ...
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Is it possible to create a mdadm RAID10 with both near and far layout options?

How do you create a mdadm RAID10 with both near and far layout options? The wiki indicates it is doable. The "near" and "far" options can be used together... The man pages for mdadm don't ...
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Using dual montiors and a spare GPU under Linux Mint 17.3

I upgraded my video to a GTX 750TI from a 550 TI. I'm contemplating throwing the 550 back in my box to use as a second GPU for rendering in Blender. I use two monitors, but intend to continue ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 not Restartng

When I click "RESTART" in Mint 17.3 the screen goes black but the PC does not restart. Here is my boot-repair info http://paste2.org/3ZscpFMd
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How do I change the location where screenshots are saved in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon?

Pressing PrnScr "Print Screen" on the keyboard results in a screenshot being silently saved under /home/%user%/Pictures/ How can I change this location?
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Linux Mint installation showing entire Windows disk unallocated

I'm trying to install Linux Mint next to my install of Windows 10, but there's a problem. Mint is saying that the entire hard drive is unallocated "free space", though in the file explorer you can ...
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How to fix the starter encryption menu after installing a new driver?

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon with Nvidia-352 (recommended). After I changed from Xserver-xorg* (open source) my Linux Mint start is weird. I've encrypted my system. Before I changed to the ...
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gtkinspector in Linux Mint Cinnamon

How can i install and run gtkinspector in Linux Mint Cinnamon? This solution not working: http://askubuntu.com/questions/706629/how-to-activate-keybindings-for-gtkinspector I tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Unprotected Windows Shares Still Requiring Password in Linux Mint

I am trying to access my windows shares from linux mint. I have 2 windows computers (both Win 10) and my laptop on Linux Mint. My office PC is password protected and can access those files from my ...
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Performance issues running Linux Mint on qemu-kvm - maybe run in textmode and use remote graphics for administration?

we are running virtual servers on kvm-qemu, using debian wheezy as a host system. Unfortunately one server is based on Linux Mint 17.3. One big issue is the performance of Linux Mint based on kvm. ...
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OpenELEC : “cp: can't stat '/flash/SYSTEM'”

I hope someone will be able to help here, I don't see much support about OpenElec... But let's try ! SO. I'm buidling an HTPC and would like to multi-boot it with OpenElec + Mint; with EFI boot. I ...
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Yet another fan control problem

I'm using a 32-bit Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 with MATE DE (for the record, the same issue exists on a 64-bit flavor as well, and I have had this issue with every ubuntu-based distro). It is installed on a ...
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Clear recent open file history on Linux Mint

Sometimes others in my household briefly use my computer, when they do I sometimes don't want them to see my file history. I know how to prevent Bash from writing entries to the ~/.bash_history file ...
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Forgot Username and Password on Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 17.3 on VM Virtual Box. Unfortunately, I forgot my username and password. Can someone tell me the steps on how to reset my username and password?
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Unable to find Win 10 option while booting after installing Linux Mint

I have installed Linux Mint via USB and have opted for the option to install along with Windows. But now when I am starting my laptop it gives two options: Windows 8 and Linux. But I had Windows 10 ...
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How do I fix my display after Atom broke it completely?

In VirtualBox 5.0.18 on Windows 10 I'm running the guest: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon 2.8.8 Linux kernel 3.19.0-32-generic with 3D acceleration enabled. Everything was working fine ...
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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?