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Linux mint update problem

I am very new to Linux mint and I have a problem while doing updates. If I type sudo apt-get updates I will get the following: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Sources ...
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Bluetooth mouse disconnects every ~30 seconds

I am running Linux Mint 16 Petra, and I have a Bluetooth mouse that I would like to use with it. Unfortunately, the mouse disconnects around every 30 seconds and has to be rebooted by physically ...
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Difference between Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Can someone please tell me the differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint ? I thought they were almost the same thing until I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 versions of softwares for my Linux mint 16 ...
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Installing Linux Mint Live USB

First, let me just say that I'm relatively new to Linux, having been forced to use it since the recent death of my hard drive (although having used Linux for a few weeks now, I wish I'd tried it ...
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Terrible performance on linux mint 16

I am having difficulty with getting linux mint to cooperate with my desktop. Specs: Mobo: Maximux IV Extreme-z CPU: i7 2600k GPU: 2x R9 290x Storage: (240GB) 2x OCZ Vertex 3 on RAID0 (Currently ...
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How to make Arabic appear properly in linux terminal?

In Linux Mint 13, when using the Arabic language, text is shown backwards. I found a possible answer that says I should do: sudo apt-get install libfribidi0 libfribidi-dev then install bicon, and ...
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graphics are not rendering properly with Freelancer pc game in wine linux mint

I have a dual-boot system, running Windows XP and Linux Mint16. A friend introduced me to the PC game Freelancer, and I have been enjoying it greatly. For now I have only gotten it to work in ...
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Update Linux 10 Mint Julia to 13 Maya

Everytime I try to apt-get update it comes up with the following: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com Precise/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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Use hardware button for onscreen keyboard

I have installed Linux Mint on a tablet computer. This computer runs the same as a PC, but it does not have a built-in keyboard. I want to use the hardware button to load the onscreen keyboard. How ...
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How do I change the way of switching the workspaces in Cinamon 16?

I'm on Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. It's pretty annoying for me that the switcher for the workspaces is on left top corner and whenever I get the mouse cursor there by mistake, the workspace switcher ...
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Audio not working on Google Chrome (Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon)

Audio works perfectly fine on Firefox, but I can't get Chrome to play audio. Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Not sure how to explain it more. Youtube doesn't play sound in chrome, but it will in firefox. ...
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Change Alt-Tab icon size in mint

I have linux mint 16 cinnamon. Is it possible to change the size of icons in Alt-Tab?
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Low resolution options disappeared after selecting a higher one

I have a TV with a ridiculously low resolution (around 800x400), the TV accepts higher resolutions as well, and scales them down to the native resolution. Once I tried selecting a higher resolution ...
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LibreOffice 4.2 PPA archive size?

Can anyone give me an idea of the total download size for LibreOffice 4.2 PPA? Am using Mint 14 Nadia (Ubuntu 12.10) Current LO version 3.6.2.2 from the repo, and I have a problem with this bug, ...
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linux mint booting to black screen

I was installing virtualbox and lost the ability to open new terminal windows. Thinking it would fix itself I restarted after I got virtualbox installed. Now I am booting to a blank screen. ...
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testing sites on current Internet explorer on mint 16

I need a reliable way to perform compatibility testing for websites on IE 9+. I'm running Mint 16 and have attempted WINE emulation but it doesn't appear to have a current version. I would prefer a ...
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How to get address of connected USB modem?

I just connected my N81 telephone as USB modem to Linux Mint 14. All works fine, just wondering how to find a full path to this device, something like /dev/tty*.
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Why are my system preferences not saved when changing file associations?

Every time I open a .csv file it tries to open in LibreOffice Calc which I don't want it to, so I changed the default program to Kate, and it updates the system preferences. But then the next time I ...
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Nvidia crash linux mint 16

I'm trying to install nvidia drivers but when I install it and reboot I'm getting popup with information about crash system. And I have excluded Cinnamon. I'm doing it by those commands: sudo ...
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How do I stop Caja from closing when a drive is disconected?

Caja 1.6.2 on Mint 16. When the network goes down, the Caja manager connected to a remote server via SSHFS closes itself. I want to disable this behaviour. It should just turn gray or something until ...
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Java runtime.exec gives readlink:missing operand

I try to run the following with cmd = "mvn dependency:list" and workingDirectory a valid mvn project folder: Process process = getRuntime().exec(cmd, EMPTY_ENVIRONMENT_VARS, workingDirectory); ...
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Mouse cursor wonky on Mint 16?

Mint 16, having an intermittent problem. sometimes mouse is normal, sometimes it goes into a period of time where it just doesn't move right. you go left, it goes sort of leftish. Sometimes moving ...
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starting multiple x-sessions with different DE/WMs with startx in Linux Mint

I'm using Linux mint, and I want two windows managers (MATE and xmonad) running on different pipes. I installed xmonad, and when I choose xmonad from the login screen it works perfectly. But, when I ...
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virtmanager- Unable to locate libvirtd daemon

I tried starting Virt-manager but get this error Unable to connect to libvirt. internal error: Unable to locate libvirtd daemon in /usr/sbin (to override, set $LIBVIRTD_PATH to the name of the ...
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External Dell monitor has ghosting effects on dropdowns and terminals

I have an external monitor setup that works perfectly in windows, but in linux mint I get weird ghosting effects in the monitor. the monitor is a DELL SP2309Wc with resolution of 2048 x 1152 No ...
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How to setup openvpn client on linux mint

I am used to setting up the openvpn clinet on windows 7. How do I setup openvpn clinet on linux mint? I can't find a gui or a simple way to do so. My gui is nautilus
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Proxy problem in Mint 16

I recently installed Mint 16 alongside windows 8. I use the Internet through a proxy server in my campus.So after setting the proxy in the Network setting, I noticed that the Software center and the ...
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How to boot Linux Mint Debian with nomodeset?

On almost all the distros that I use I have to use nomodeset, but there's something I don't understand about Linux Mint Debian Cinnamon 64 bit. I edit boot menu, to look like so ...nosplash ...
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Linux Mint 16: Petra - Can't wake from hibernate

I have used Linux Mint 16 Petra - cinammon version for a few months. At first hibernate worked pretty well. Now I cannot wake from it - when I try to, the screen just goes blank and nothing responds ...
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On 13.10 mint graphic periodically freezes after recent updates

laptop lenovo idea pad u430p, Linux Mint 16. Like I said in the title occasionally graphic freezes while all other systems continue to work normally (music plays, for example). Sometimes it unfreezes ...
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How to install linux (with crypto /Home + / partition) with enough swap space to hibernate

What are the steps to install Linux (with cryoto /Home + / partition) Mint on a empty hard drive with 1.5x swap space as RAM. I am aware that the CD allows this as a default option but it doesn't ...
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GUI library or Window Manager using HTML [closed]

Ok... You want some clarity? Being a programmer this sort of question always has conditionals. Are there any DE's or (more generally) DE backends that support building (scripting) or rather modding ...
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How to get external monitor resolution set by xrandr to persist

tl;dr My laptop keeps forgetting the correct resolution of the external monitor attached to it. How can I make the configuration "stick"? Details I have a laptop running Linux Mint attached to an ...
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No nvidia drivers show up under restricted drivers

I am running Linux Mint 16 (but my experience has been consistent across other Ubuntu derivates including Xubuntu) on a Lenovo W540. I know there have been issues with linux compatibility for this ...
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Linux Mint Booting Installed Partition [duplicate]

Recently, I decided to install the loved Linux Mint. I made sure I had space for a partition, and installed it. I am currently on the "trial" part, where it has "Install Linux Mint" on the desktop. I ...
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Mint: correct way to install /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgmp.so.3

GIVEN THE BANNER ABOVE: THIS IS ABOUT libgmp.so.3 AND NOT THE NEWEST VERSION OF libgmp, THUS THE BANNER DOES NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION. I have a 32-bit binary that needs libgmp.so.3 on an x86_64 ...
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How can I install Mint using Wubi on Windows 8?

I'm trying to install mint 15 on my laptop (with pre-installed windows 8.1) using mint4win. Every time I try to boot up with mint, it ends up on an error screen saying "windows failed to start. a ...
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Netbeans on Linux Mint only starts when run with sudo

I've installed Netbeans directly from the oracle site (the 7.4 Release but also the 8.0 Release Candidate). I really want to install the least possible version, so the one in the apt repos's doesn't ...
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How to Open Visual Studio 2013 Solution in MonoDevelop

My Toshiba Laptop had started running slow recently and, quite frankly, I was tired of Windows 8, so I created a USB of the most recent version of Linux Mint and installed it, moving all my needed ...
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sudo apt-get install g++-4.8-multilib not working on Mint?

I've got the latest version of Linux Mint 16 (64 bit) and in Netbeans I am compiling a project in 32 bit mode. I get the error that I am missing bits/config.h. I think this is because I am in 32-bit ...
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Can I install Mint but defer setting language, timezone, username/password, etc.?

Going the follow-your-nose route, I can take a Mint install medium, set up the language, timezone, username, password, etc. during the install process, and at the end when I'm done setting all these ...
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Linux Mint 16: Android Device not listed with lsusb

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my new PC and found out that my plugged in Huawei U8850 Android 2.3.5 device is not listed with the lsusb command: phone plugged in: $ lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID ...
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Unable to log in. xsession-errors file looks like it could be useful if I understood

I am unable to log in to my account, having recently installed Linux Mint. I had this problem with Ubuntu 13.10, and no amount of re-installations seemed to fix it. However, Mint gives me a very ...
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apt-get: hash sum mismatch

Running "sudo apt-get update" results in: W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy-security_main_binary-i386_Packages Hash Sum mismatch W: ...
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Dell Latitude D630 Wireless Problem on Mint?

I've recently acquired a used Dell Latitude D630 and have put Mint on it. Everything seems to be operational except for the wireless. First, I don't know if the wireless card actually works (Ethernet ...
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how can I set yate to be my default tel: protocol handler?

On http://www.frigidaire.com/kitchen-appliances/ranges/ I clicked on the support link and a phone number popped up. It was formatted via the tel: protocol, and as such was underlined and highlighted ...
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How to install Intel Graphics drivers for Mint 13

I have choppy video and my windows are choppy when I move them around. Also when my PC 'turns off monitor' it does not turn off normally but like the cable was unplugged. I guess I need to install a ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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Change volume with terminal

Using mate and linux mint, I would like to create another keyboard shortcut to increase and decrease the volume. Currently, I'm using custom keyboard bindings with mate-keybinding-properties. I ...
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Why does installing to /usr/bin automatically install to /usr/bin/X11?

I am using the command: install ./prog /usr/bin to copy the program to the /usr/bin directory. Doing this automatically installs the prog to /usr/bin/X11. Deleting from /usr/bin also automatically ...