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Transition from Windows to KDE

I have been using Windows my entire life: '95, 2000, XP and now 7. I am considering now to switch to KDE Plasma 5. So far all my machines had one of the above operating systems pre-installed, so ...
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Monitor shuts down when entering Terminal [Linux Mint]

I have a relatively small monitor for one of my machines that Linux Mint. When entering the terminal (ctrl + alt + F1) The monitor shuts down and I have to, completely blind, scrawl out my login and ...
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Issue when trying to boot Windows partition (Linux Mint/Windows 10 Dual Boot)

I recently partitioned my hard drive with about 22 GB of space for Linux Mint and the rest for Windows 10. From the GNU GRUB menu, I'm able to properly boot into Linux Mint by selecting the menu ...
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Heavy Load crashes user started processes on Linux mint

I have a old laptop, with a old Pentium dual core at (I think) 2.3 ghz, running Linux mint 17.3 --- Mate When the laptop gets a heavy load such as video decoding it can just freeze for a few seconds ...
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Almost all space occupied by '.' [closed]

I'm running Linux mint 17.3 Rosa cinnamon and suddenly all my free space has gone away. After some research I still haven't found what's eating all the space. The command 'sudo du -h' says there's ...
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How can I get an alert when my battery is about to die in Linux Mint?

This happens to me more than I'd like to admit, but sometimes I don't notice the power getting low since it only shows up in my status bar, then the computer just quits. I'd like a big alert that ...
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Linux Mint game pad won't work?

I've been trying to search for a solution for this but can't find one. I want to use my controller to play games on my Linux Mint 17.3 PC. My controller is not an official xbox controller but it does ...
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How to fix boot error UUID disk drive is not ready or not present where micro failed to load microcode_amd.bin and HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed?

When I updated to the new Kernel 3.7.2, everything goes ok, but when it comes to powering on Linux Mint, it shows me two warnings: What's wrong and what can I do?
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Dual monitor setup on a laptop: internal monitor peeking through on external display

Recently I began to use my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5020) with an external display. I use the displays side-by-side, internal on the left, external on the right. The problem is, however, that the ...
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Connect to a Bluetooth device via Terminal

I'm using Mint 15 w/ cinammon. I bought a set of bluetooth speakers and i'm tring to connect to them via terminal. Via GUI i can see them normally and i am connected to them. I want to make a small ...
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Map Caps Lock to Control in Linux Mint

I am running the latest version of Linux Mint with Cinnamon. I'm trying to map CapsLock to Ctrl, but I cannot figure out how to do it. All web searches i've done has lead me to older versions of Linux ...
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Is there a simpler way to copy a file from a computer to a Raspberry Pi over Ethernet than having to manually set an IP for both computers?

Forgive me if I do not provide all the necessary details, but I will try my best. I downloaded this pdf to help me get started with using my Raspberry Pi. I wanted to copy it over to my Pi, which is ...
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one finger scrolling on chrome but not firefox

I am running linux Mint 17.3 with google chrome installed. I am using a Synaptics touchpad driver on a touchscreen laptop with a touchpad as well. Chrome scrolls vertically when I move vertically ...
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Tab switcher icons blurry (Linux mint)

I know this has been asked before but nothing is working for me. My sublime text icon in the tab switcher is blurry. I have tried to set the icon in /opt/sublime_text/Icon` to an svg with no luck. I ...
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Linux Mint touchpad not working on dual boot with windows 10

The touchpad is not working on Linux Mint. My touchscreen is working perfectly however. The computer is an Inspirion 13 7000 series, dual booting with Windows 10. dmesg | grep mouse && dmesg ...
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remove cupsd completly?

i tried using apt-get remove cupsd but i found traces of it in different locations and it is still running and listening. how can i rip it completely from my machine? is it possible to remove the dpkg ...
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Which is the best Linux Distro for Graphics Programming [closed]

I am about to start developing software for computer graphics primarily involving Virtual Reality software (using WebGL/OpenGL, Unity, etc.). Currently I'm unable to even run WebGL programs in any ...
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Linux Mint installation dual boot windows 8. Where to install bootloader?

Please read before marking as duplicate I would like to install Linux mint from a bootable USB either on my hard drive in dualboot with Windows or on an external HD (which would be the preferred ...
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Mint - Can't login “your home directory…” error

I've recently installed Mint Linux, and when I try to login in the GUI it gives the following error message your home directory is listed as /home/username but does not appear to exist Then ...
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Change (not remove) “fortunes” in Linux Mint console

I don't mind the idea of quotes when I load the Mint console, however the OEM text leaves much to be desired. I'd like to update the quote text with inspirational or otherwise useful quotes. How ...
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How to install pcsx2 in Linux Mint 17.3?

I am trying to install PS2 emulator pcsx2 in Linux Mint 17.3. However, when I try it after adding a ppa it gives me: The following packages have unmet dependencies: pcsx2:i386 : Depends: ...
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gnome-terminal broken due to gsettings+libglib

I was trying to build the AWN from source, and I installed a bunch of glib/gio dev packages required by libdesktop-agnostic (also built from source) that affect gsettings. At some point during this, ...
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Monitor labels appearing in displays on Linux Mint MATE

Monitor labels have started appearing in the upper left corner of each display as shown in this screenshot showing my 2 displays: external monitor and laptop. The labels are always on top and do ...
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How to set up an Internet Connection in Linux Mint?

My machine has wired Internet connection with Windows 7 OS. In connection properties I see service name : ispone obtain IP address automatically obtain DNS server address automatically How do I ...
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How to completely but safely remove KDE from Mint?

The original system that has been installed is Linux Mint KDE 17.1 Rebecca, later upgraded to Linux Mint KDE 17.2 Rafaela. Onto which I have installed Cinnamon desktop environment yesterday. I am ...
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Deja Dup restore overwrites original file dates?

Deja Dup restored data but all files are erroneously marked created today. Any way to restore files with original creation dates? Thanks!
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Linux Mint 17.2 encounters an error, remounts disk in readonly

I already posted the question actually (Linux Mint 17.2 suddenly loses write access to filesystem), but since it occurs rarely I need to ask again with some new info I gathered. I suspect that this ...
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Color stripes on screen - Linux Mint and Nividia

My problem is visible on a screen. I've installed Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. My graphic card is Nvidia GeForce GTX 660. Before, when I had Ubuntu 14.04 I hadn't this problem, everything works properly. ...
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Linux Mint and android x86 grub repair

I installed on my laptop an .iso of android. I have partitioned it the way that Linux Mint would stay on sda1 and Android on sda3, but now I don't see anymore the option to boot Linux Mint on the grub ...
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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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Geany: lost some themes after update

I've just upgraded to Geany 0.25 (from 0.21) in Mate 1.2.0, Linux Mint 13. When i open a .rb (ruby) file it correctly uses my preferred theme, which is Tango Dark. But when i open an html file it ...
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share /usr/bin between Lubuntu and Mint?

I have got problems with video drivers and display in LM17. An old CD of Lubuntu worked as a livedrive so I have installed it on a partition. So I have got easy access to all my files etc. can I ...
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gconftool-2 gnome-terminal settings not persisting after restart

My system recently crashed extremely unexpectedly with an instant power-off. I have no idea what happened. When I rebooted, Mint started some sort of fsck, and I pressed F to "fix errors that appear." ...
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Nemo: How can I fix 'A Problem has been detected with your thumbnail cache'?

I'm repeatedly seeing this message in nemo, despite clicking Fix now each time. I'd like to know if there's something I can do to fix the thumbnail cache once and for all. A bug is filed for when the ...
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Chrome zoomed in and cut off in Linux Mint

On Linux Mint, everything has zoomed in so that the top of Chrome is half cut-off at the top. Chrome also doesn't show up in the panel, so I can't come back to it if I want to minimise the program. ...
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Turned on PC and everything is big Linux Mint

I got my Linux Mint computer yesterday and everything looked really good and normal yesterday. I turn on my computer today and for some reason that I do not know everything is a lot bigger so much so ...
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linux mint hangs - how to find a reason?

My Linux Mint system (17 Cinnamon, lenovo g565) hangs up frequently during work (say, 2-4 times a day). It usually looks like a white or black screen (or off if the lid was closed). CPU seems to be a ...
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Secure WiFi not authenticating

I have Linux Mint 17.2 on a lenovo T400. It has the Intel 5100 AGN wireless card installed. At my university, there is an unsecure guest wireless SSID and a WPA/WPA2 secured SSID which authenticates ...
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How to fix sudden slow-down of animations in Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon

Rather often (though randomly), when I wake my Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon up from suspended state, all the animations in Cinnamon suddenly become very laggy - workspace switching, zoom out/in, even ...
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How to solve window manager problem in Linux Mint 14 Xfce after installing LXDE?

I like the way Xfce works on top of Linux Mint 14 Nadia (Quantal) - but I also like LXDE that I want to have in parallel. Mint 14 has no LXDE "version" now, and that is too bad. I heard that ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 constantly sets notification volume level to zero

I have this strange issue on my Linux Mint 17.3 Mate 64-bit virtual machine. Whenever I boot up a machine I don't hear neither welcome sound nor any other notification sound after. When I enter sound ...
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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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InteliJ IDEA desktop entry Linux Mint

My start menu shortcut of the JetBrains InteliJ IDEA 15 IDE is no longer working on my Linux Mint 17.3 x64. When I try to use it nothing happens. I tried to delete the shortcut and to use the Create ...
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Can't run docker hello-world: mountpoint for devices not found

New to docker. Installed docker from software management tool in mint 17. When I run docker run hello-world I receive: FATA[0000] Error response from daemon: Cannot start container ...
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No Connections tab in Mint 17 network settings(???)

I'm trying to get this old Dell laptop (Model not handy at the moment) to connect to wi-fi, but the Network settings only shows "General" "DNS" and "Posts" but no "CONNECTIONS" tab (as shown in the ...
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No terminal in Linux Mint fallback mode

I decided to update Mint today, and Cinnamon fails to load after the login screen, and can never successfully restart. I also have no terminal; I cannot see text, and I cannot type anything. I just ...
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mintupdate warning: libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute `swapped' for <signal>

Whenever I try to update anything in mintupdate, I am prompted to enter my password, but after entering it, nothing happens. The same thing happens when trying to update packages as when trying to ...
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Linux mintupdate constantly failing with error

Every time that I try to install updates in mintupdate, I get the following popup. Does anybody know what could be the cause for this? I noticed that it mentions gzip: stdout: No space left on ...
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How can I enable folder shifting upon hover in Nemo?

I really like the feature of most file managers in Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu (Nautilus) that when moving a file, you can drag the file over a folder, and it will automatically enter that folder. How ...
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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 ...