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Getting a short wifi password to work on Linux Mint

Wifi password became a problem to me. My wifi password consists of only 4 letters but my Linux Mint 12 is expecting more than 7 letters - until then connect button is disabled. Can I work around this ...
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VirtualBox appliance import locks up system

I have a Windows Vista x64 appliance that I am trying to import into the Open Source Edition of VirtualBox on Linux Mint 11 x86-64. The ovf file is 21.3 GB in size. The problem I am having is that ...
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Linux Mint installer does not see fakeraid drive

I have a computer with a fakeraid 0 array (the computer came with it, and I don't want to remove my other OS to get rid of it), and I am trying to install Linux Mint. When I first boot up from the ...
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Installing Linux Mint 11 LXDE x64 on top of ubuntu-minimal

I want to install a 64bit version of Linux Mint 11 LXDE. It seems as though I should be able to easily install it on top of ubuntu-minimal if I knew the correct meta package(s). Install ubuntu-...
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Linux Mint only “File” menu visible on menu toolbar

On applications like gedit and gimp only the "File" menu is visible on the menubar/toolbar. However I can still click on where other menus would normally be (e.g. "Edit", "Help") to access them. I ...
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At boot time, “Waiting for /dev to be fully populated” forces a reboot

I run Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE2, Debian 8.1). All updates are installed. About 50% of the time I boot my laptop, it crashes and forces an immediate reboot. The message I last got from the ...
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How to change Toolkit in Linux Mint to GTK

I recently purged KDE from my Linux Mint 17.3 KDE edition and installed Cinnamon. I was able to upgrade it to version 18 (Sarah) Cinnamon. Yes, despite it is KDE edition. There were problems, but I ...
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Problems with laptop cooling fan

This is what's happening: I decide to set up my laptop sensors for watching my processor temperature, and I then use pwmconfig to get my fan cooling my processor right. It all works out, but here's ...
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Mint 17.3: Your session has lasted less than 10 seconds

yesterday I executed 'sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade' and today I get the following error after the login Your session has lasted less than 10 seconds... syndaemon: no process found /...
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Shutdown problem on Lenovo G50 after installing Linux Mint 17.3

After installing successfully Linux Mint 17.3 on Lenovo G50, its not rebooted. The error is : [397.188708] Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed! [400.538090] init: mdm main process (2363) ...
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Backlit keyboard setting not saved upon resuming from suspend

Upon resuming my laptop from suspend, the backlit keyboard will always be on at the dimmest setting, regardless of the setting when I suspended it. I am using Mint Cinammon, version 17.1. After some ...
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Kernel Oops causing system crash when playing game - nvidia drivers

Hopefully this is the right place for this. I started getting random system crashes requiring while playing dota 2 on linux mint 17.3 running nvidia drivers. It would happen after a few minutes into a ...
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Adding LibreOffice Official Repository for Updates

I use Linux Mint LMDE2 64bit OS. The version of LibreOfice that is installed on my PC is 4.3.3.2. Even with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I don't get any updates. I ...
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Linux Mint 17: Menu editors can't “move” Main Menu applications

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 64-bit MATE 1.10.2 mintmenu 5.6.4 Menu editors cannot apply "move" to Mint Menu applications. Mozo menu editor (default menu editor, version 1.10.1-1+rafaela) Displays ...
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disable “stereo mix” or audio loopback in linux mint 17.3

I'm new in the Linux world. I tried my best to disable the audio loopback, but my audio-in is mixed with my audio-out, and for example in Skype, my conversation partner can hear himself from my ...
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RabbitVCS issue on Mint 17 XFCE

Is there a working package of RabbitVCS for Linux Mint 17.3 XFCE Thunar FM 32 bit? Following ubuntu section on rabbitvcs wiki, I've gone through the PPA repository option (rabbitvcs-thunar, rabbitvcs-...
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WiFi Drivers Not Working

I just installed Linux Mint 17.3 on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro. I'm currently trying to install the necessary drivers for WiFi via Driver Manager (nvidia-331 and bcmwl-kernel-source) for my BCM4222 ...
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mount: No such file or directory with encrypted recovery

I have destroyed my Mint Linux installation. I just wanted access to my remote storefront. So what happened was I was having trouble with ICEauthority file in my home directory. So following ...
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Mint + Kernel 4.5.4: laptop loses suspend state when unplugged

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 on a newish Asus laptop with Mate desktop. To get the Nvidia graphics and Elan touchpad both to work, I installed the 4.5.4 Linux kernel. I've pretty much got everything ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do strange boxes appear on my Linux Mint MATE?

I'm using Linux Mint MATE with Paper theme
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I accidentally changed Linux Mint's advanced menu icon to something very large. Now I can't change it back

I just see large green and white stripes across the panel. I couldn't 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. ...
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Problem installing Canon LBP7010C printer on Linux Mint

I recently bought a Canon I-SENSYS LBP7010C printer, but I am having issues getting it to work on my Linux Mint 17 system. I installed the drivers from Canon's website successfully, but when I try to ...
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Language and font problems in Linux Mint

I'm a Dutchman living in Hungary. I use a Dell Inspiron I7, 5000 series laptop with a Hungarian keyboard and Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64 bit. My Mint-system language is Dutch, language setting "Hungarian (...
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Does xubuntu desktop environment installed in mint give same battery performance as original xubuntu os

I have found that Xubuntu provides a better battery life than mint. I want to install xubuntu desktop environment in my mint os. The main reason is saving battery life. I want to know whether xubuntu ...
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Adding a second GPU greatly reduces my graphics performance

I'm currently running Ubuntu 15 desktop with an ATI R9 390 and a 4k monitor via display port. Everything runs smoothly. I have a second monitor which is VGA-only, and since the R9 has no VGA ports, ...
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Is there any way to set rules for minimizing to system tray for applications that don't support it themselves?

There's some applications which support minimizing to a tray icon natively. There are others that can be extended to do this. What I'm looking for is something that will allow me to set rules on ...
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How to specify a log when autostarting in linux mint

How do I specify the log when autostarting a program in linux mint. For example I change the Dropbox startup script to: [Desktop Entry] Name=Dropbox GenericName=File Synchronizer Comment=Sync your ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 and Ubuntu 15.10 Both freeze after USB live boot

After booting into live USB after several seconds everything freezes I can't even open the terminal (CTR+ALT+F1), Looked for a solution and found out that putting acpi=off on the boot menu should make ...
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Is it possible to persist linux session between reboots?

I use Linux Mint 17.3 x64. Is it possible to make linux remember state of all opened applications and terminals so after shutdown/restart of my machine, all mentioned would open in same position and ...
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Problem installing Fedora 23 in VM using KVM on Linux Mint 17.2

I'm unable to install Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-23-10.iso into a QEMU2 VM using virt-manager on Linux Mint 17.2. I've verified that the SHA256 checksum on the ISO is correct, and I can install a ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 Stuck In Software Rendering Mode on MacBook Pro

I've been happily running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro for awhile now. Recently I was forced to wipe my computer so I thought I'd give Linux Mint a try. While everything is installed and running ...
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Built-in display issue - Linux Mint on iMac (late 2009)

I successfully installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit on my old iMac 21.5" (late 2009). When booting into Linux Mint (Live USB or installed version) there is still a bug: The built-in display ...
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How to disable dnsmasq?

From time to time when I'm switching from eth0 to wlan0 (or vice versa) interface domain name resolving breaks and /etc/resolv.conf contains nameserver 127.0.1.1 I commented #dns=dnsmasq in /etc/...
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How to install DisplayLink driver on LinuxMint 17.3

I have a USB 3.0 docking station connected with my laptop having LinuxMint 17.3. I can't manage to install DisplayLink driver on it. I could make it work with Ubuntu 15.04, but with LinuxMint it wan't ...
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Is it possible to run app with different than currently selected theme?

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64bit. I've installed nice little app Zeal but it doesn't cooperate well with my desktop theme. it looks like this: I've tried a few dark/grey themes and Zeal ...