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Linux : Best way for cloning/backingup

I browse various solutions for backing up : tar (and his -N option, for incremental tar files) dump (and his level feature backing only new files, if wanted) fsarchiver CloneZilla ... Starting ...
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How to check if a dump-generated backup is OK?

When dumping my FS with dump, e.g.: $ dump -0f /path/to/usb/nonexistant-file-name / I get a binary file, extension-free. It's normal. I regularly store such backups, if ever I need to restore one. ...
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Linux dump(8) outputs nothing

I am dumping my live partition. All works ok in terminal. Until the 100%. I dump from live mint partition to an USB key. $ dump -0f /dev/sdc1 /dev/sda2 Once done, I look at my USB key. Nothing on ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca - “import from file” when setting up VPN [closed]

I'm attempting to setup a VPN in Linux Mint 17.1 using the network manager. When I click the + button to add a new connection type, and select VPN, it only lists the option to import files? I'm lost, ...
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No keyboard layouts in Cinnamon 2.6.7

I upgraded my Cinnamon DE (in Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca) via sudo apt-get install cinnamon, from my Xfce DE. All is working well except for the keyboard layouts. I'm stuck with a US English layout and ...
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Linux “dump(8)” command

I plan to use dump(8) for backing up a Mint disk. Some doc about: http://linux.die.net/man/8/dump Hum... is it deprecated ? (dont work with ext4) Is it a Debian & co (ucuntu, mint) solution ? ...
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Backup system image.

Is it possible to create an image backup of my installed linuxmint. I would like to be able to have a restore image to reinstall Mint as I do with windoes system image backup (for instance). In ...
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Ran into a problem running Bpython

I used the sudo apt-get install bpython command to install bpython. Now when I type bpython, I get an error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/bpython", line 5, in <module> from ...
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Mint 17 (Cinnamon): CTRL+Shift+U not letting me enter unicode symbols

I realize there's probably a simple answer to this question. I come from Ubuntu (Unity) and am used to type unicode symbols with Ctrl+Shift+U, followed by the symbol's code and Enter. This doesn't ...
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Strategy about cloning crypted (LUKS) systems

For a while, I ve being discussing here how to manage to clone one encrypted system on others. My plan is to build a Mint system, then to encrypt it, then to clone it. Here is my process for ...
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How to access boot: invite?

I'd like to simply try a root pawd reset, by entering linux single whan systems display boot: when booting. But my Mint system goes directly to user home prompt. Tks
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difference between ubuntu and linux mint is only desktop?

I want to choose a distro to start. It'll probably be debian family. So I'm checking ubuntu and linux mint. People say the difference between ubuntu and linux mint is basically the default setup and ...
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Grub Refuses New Kernel

so my Mint 17 hasn't been booting, and I tried reinstalling the kernel from a live USB drive. I followed the steps detailed in this guide to edit /etc/default/grub to accept the last saved kernel ...
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Adding the panel to the second monitor

I have set up two monitors in my system. One is powered by the HDMI port and the other one is powered by the normal analogue port of the same GPU (Nvidia Ge-force 210). I just setup twin display in ...
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How to set Ruby GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH

I'm a NOVICE user of Linux and using Linux mint 17.1 I've reinstalled Linux mint 20 time in last 3 days for that issue but could not fix it I'm trying to install ruby on rails using rvm what ...
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Package conflict between ppa's (Mint vs Ubuntu) [closed]

I am on Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) and I'm trying to install gtk+-3.0. I get the following error when I do an apt-get The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgtk-3-0-dbg : Depends: libgtk-3-0 (= ...
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How to avoid system timeout to login screen when I make a cup of tea?

Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE) running on HP G250 Laptop and older HP desktops. It's just me and the dog at home and I like to run the computer all day, but it keeps returning to the login screen after a few ...
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Linux 64 bit only recognizing 3gb of RAM out of 6 [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 (cinnamon) on a Dell XPS 630i core 2 quad. I recently upgraded to 6GB of RAM only to realize that Mint is only recognizing 3GB. I confirmed that the system is indeed 64 bit ...
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Problem using ecryptfs when /home mounted in two different systems

I have three partitions on my disk: Linux Mint Debian Edition (Kernel 3.11-2-amd64) /home Debian Testing (Kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64) Both systems mount the /home partition, which is encrypted using ...
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Change screen resolution on Linux Mint

I have just installed Linux Mint 14 and I cannot change the screen resolution. The appropriate resolution 1920 x 1200, just isn't among the options. I have tried this solution but it reports: ...
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wifi slowdown after time, how to troubleshoot

I do not currently have access to the computer with the issue, to I am sorry if this question is a bit vague. I only need to know how to troubleshoot and not the actual solution. Right, I have a USB ...
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How do I prepare new drives for use in software raid?

Normally, I create RAID arrays during installation, but I'm trying to add an array to an existing system. The OS (Mint16) is on its own drive. I've added two brand new physical drives to the machine, ...
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How to install Tomcat Server on Linux Mint 17.1?

This is where I am so far with my download after I was stranded in the middle of the way. So I went to the website, downloaded the latest version of Tomcat, and I extracted it into my downloads. I ...
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Xwindows troubles

if someone could give me a hand in the clarification of this question would be very grateful, is as follows: Linux Mint desktop environment with compiz that ran fine until the update nvidia driver ...
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Permanently change permissions of /var/run/postgresql

On Linux Mint 17.0 Cinnamon Edition, I want to use /var/run/postgresql as the unix_socket_directories option for all of my postgres databases. Whenever I run the command pg_ctl -D postgres-data -o ...
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USB 3 Flash disk detected as USB 2.10

I just received SanDisk 64Gb USB 3 Flash Drive. I tested it in Mac and it detects like USB 3 and gives 140MB/s read performance. I tested it in Windows in my notebook with dual boot Windows/Ubuntu ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Mate stops responding

I was using LM 17.1 Mate version quite smoothly until one day I found my desktop wallpaper had changed to the original. Then after refreshing for 2nd time it keeps on refreshing and it seems that my ...
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Changed login theme on Linux Mint 17.1 and now nothing is working

I have changed my login theme to a HTML theme. After I restarted it to watch how it looks like, nothing is working anymore. There is no taskbar. When I open the start menu it is completely ...
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How to Fix Synaptic Error 403 problem?

I'm having an annoying issue with Synaptic Package Manager on Linux Mint where it's just giving me Error 403 when I try to update the repository list. I can't figure out the source of the problem, ...
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Screen blanks at login screen

On Linux Mint 17.1, the screen blanks when left idle. To stop this from happening, I have checked all the obvious candidates on the Power Settings and Login Window screens. Can anyone help me ...
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How should I prevent data corruption on an NTFS partition shared by Windows and Linux?

I use Linux for most of the things but I still need Windows sometimes. So, I have Linux Mint 14 and Windows 8 installed (dual-booting) on my computer with the following disk setup: sda1: The 350 MB ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon is slower in computer than in Virtual Box

After some months working in a VirtualBox VM with Linux Mint (the host as a Windows 7), I've finally installed Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on the same computer. And the experience hasn't been good. The fact ...
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How to set MBR to Linux Partition instead of GRUB

I have a Linux Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda1 and another Mint 17.1 Partition at /dev/sda5. How do I set the MBR to boot into /dev/sda1 instead of the GRUB menu? I know how to use GParted to delete ...
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StackApplet doesn't work in Linux Mint 17.1

I installed stackapplet from the official repo, and the applet started fine, but I was not able to add my account using the preferences. When I try to add my username, nothing happens. Even ...
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Find Command: display the file numbers [closed]

I have a couple of questions about the find command. How to show how many files and directories(only the result numbers) within the /var directory (and below) are owned by someone other than you or ...
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Linux Mint 64 bit eating ram

I have a Mint 17.1 install. It has 2x2Gb memory sticks. I have verified this with sudo dmidecode --type memory. My problem is that I don't see all the memory I expect.I would expect 4194304 kB. (i.e. ...
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How to clone an MTPFS partition of a mounted Android phone?

Using mtpfs I've mounted a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I need to make an image of its root partition. I want to use dd or the like, but nothing seems to be able to detect/reference an MTP and/or FUSE ...
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How to add more system event sound effects in Cinnamon?

How can I add more sounds to different system events on Linux for different actions or events? For example by default on some Linux desktops, say Linux Mint for example, you get sound effects when you ...
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Linux Mint Rebecca - Packages 404 Not Found

Whenever I do sudo apt-get update I get the following error W: Failed to fetch http://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu/dists/rebecca/mongodb-org/3.0/multiverse/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not ...
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Is Linux Mint Debian Edition free software?

I was reading the list of Free GNU/Linux distro's on http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html and found Debian to be "optionally free" (http://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html). To me, that ...
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how to install nividia bumbulbee in linux mint 17.1 (cinnamon)?

I am having Nvidia GEFORCE 610m graphic card. whenever i install nvidia drivers in mint cinnamon 17.1 my cinnamon crashes and my cinnamon goes in fallback mode !! SO how can i install bumblebee in ...
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KGet: recovering connection after modem reset

I try to use KDE now. Native download manager is KGet in KDE. Problem is that KGet cannot continue file download, after computer (and modem) reload. It write that no connection. But Internet is ...
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How to change login screen size, Linux Mint

So I have been using linux mint for a little bit now. One thing that really bugs me is that the login screen size is always really small. I have used xrandr --output VGA1 --primary 1600x900 to set to ...
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What driver is being used by a wireless usb adapter?

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on a netbook that I'm trying to pump more life into. I'm currently stuck with configuring the wireless as the computer uses a USB wireless adapter (rt5370 from Ralink) due ...
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Packages Containing 'dfsg' in Version Number Causing Issues

I am running the same Python software under both Mint 13 and Mint 17.1 – both are 64-bit. Prior to 64-bit operation the software was running on Mint 13 32-bit. On 64-bit Mint 13 everything works as ...
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Moving 4 system folders to 1 separated partition

Some background: I have installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop SSD on a 10GB formatted partition and i have another HDD with 75GB, both ext4 formatted. The question part: I have two partitions ...
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LinuxMint “File System” shows no space when many GB exist

I have a VM running LinuxMint 17.1. I just resized the virtual disk, then used a live CD to resize the system partitions. I now have 18GB+ free. However, when I look in Files, "File System" shows as ...
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Windows XP virtual machine crashes installing driver for host-mapped Velleman K8090 USB relay card

I have an existing Windows XP (Win32) virtual machine running under Qemu 1.5.0 on Linux Mint 16. I wanted to test Velleman 8 channel USB relay card. There is a generic driver available, which I ...
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Wifi is not working on Linux Mint

I have a Dell Latitude E4310 laptop which ran Ubuntu for the last 4 years (with various versions). Recently I have installed Linux Mint (version 17), and afterwards the WiFi is not working. It was ...
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Zombie mysql process ? - linux Mint

I am having the following problem with MySQL and Mint: mysql is set to run at startup: sudo update–rc.d mysql defaults After startup the service is running and I can connect to the database through ...