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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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Error “dircolors: no SHELL environment variable, and no shell type option given”

Running Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon A while ago a created a script that changed the colors in the Terminal (to match a tutorial I was following) However if I open the terminal on another account, I get ...
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Task bar for dual monitor in linux min

I have a laptop and an external monitor with it. My external monitor is set as primary monitor. So my task bar only appear in external monitor. But I want the task bar to appear on both monitor. I ...
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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 ...
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apt-get update fails on Linux Mint Qiana

I have a Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) machine, which was updated from Linux Mint 14 to 15 to 16 to 17. Currently, apt-get update consistently fails (for several weeks now) with this error message: W: An ...
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Firefox Extremely Buggy now in Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon - How to Solve?

In my Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon, Firefox has suddenly become terribly annoying and buggy. There are several different bugs. One is that when I am in one Gmail account, and I try opening the other ...
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Linux Mint Monitor Configuration

I run dual monitors on my machine with Linux mint however one screen is shared with another computer. When I switch to that computer it disconnects from Linux and resets the monitor configuration, ...
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Remapping Apple Keyboard with Linux Mint

I like to use an apple wireless keyboard with my laptop that runs Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 2.6.13 64-bit with the 3.16.0-38-generic kernel. However, I would like to remap the fn, alt, command, control ...
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menu items disappear on hover (xwindows?)

i am not sure whether my problem is with xwindows, the desktop environment or something else completely. i am using linux mint 17.2 rafaela, i installed it a couple of weeks ago and my problem has ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 cinnamon takes too much time to boot and to be usable after login. What to do?

I think I should track which startup script takes time such as printing starting and ending time of execution time with script name in another file.How can I do it? For details, I am using dual boot- ...
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Can't sftp into server in Mint

This isn't my strongest suit. I have tried multiple fft/sftp programs in Mint, and I cannot sftp (ssh) into the server. I have the exact same settings in xubuntu on another machine and it hooks up ...
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NVIDIA gfx card changes from slot 1 to slot 2 in PulseAudio

In Linux Mint, I used to have problems with no sound around 50% of the time when I boot up. I found that PulseAudio was looking for my graphics card in the wrong hardware slot. I used... aplay -l ...
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How can I ensure DNS resolved common URL-s on Linux Mint and DNSmasq

I am experiencing a problem with Linux Mint 17.2. Some experiments demonstrated there's some issue with resolving URL-s. update 2015-12-02: Perhaps some one who understands this problem can ...
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Problems when loading sites

Something strange is happening with my pc. Most of the sites just doesn’t open with no reason. Browser each times just throws Server not found. After few second it works fine, then again not found. ...
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Problem using crontab playing beep sound

I'm trying to create something like a watch does. The beep sound indicating that an hour has been passed. So I opened the crontab(sudo crontab -e) and wrote this line(there are five asterisks just ...
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mint 17.2 won't connect to strongest ssid, but instead to a specific one

In my network I have three access points with thesame name and passwords. But mint only connects to one specific one, and doesn't connect to the one with the strongest connection.
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MINT Freezes on boot after load the system

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on my notebook and still geting a strange problem. After i boot on Mint, and the system started after like 2 minutes it just freeze first freeze the system and then ...
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Trouble installing Unity8-LXC on Mint

(I originally posed this on askubuntu but was told it should be here instead.) I want to install unity8-lxc on Linux Mint so I can check out Unity8 without installing it. Mint 17.3 (Rafaela) of ...