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mount smb share from other computer

help needed. I want to give thunderbird access to local folder on other computer. So I granted the local user /bin/mount and /usr/sbin/mount.cifs in sudoers. This works fine, using a bash script ...
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How to Creat persistent Linux Mint on USB from windows

I'm new to Linux and really like it, but I need windows on my laptop also, so I thought a persistent Linux Mint on a usb drive would be the safest option. Looking for step-by-step directions to ...
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Videos playing very fast without audio Linux Mint 17

In Linux Mint 17, videos are playing what looks to be 4x normal speed. This includes all of youtube on both Firefox and Chrome. I believe it to be 4x because if I set the youtube speed to be 0.25x ...
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BOINC GPU computation

I have an N5501J Asus PC running Mint 17.1 Cinnamon. It has Nvidia Optimus system to optimise power consumption, using the Intel graphic device, or the discrete card when I need it (NVIDIA 850M). I ...
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How to disable moving between workspaces feature?

I have installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon – have been upgrading from Linux Mint 13. There is a feature: I can move between workspaces by moving cursor to the edge of screen and holding it there ...
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Where to put files?

I downloaded a pre-built cross-compiler, and it had no Makefile, Readme, instructions, or anything. However, it came from a reputable resource, so its not malware or anything (it came from ...
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Linux Mint default physical screen before login

I currently have to do annoying things to log into Linux Mint 16 Petra. I have two screens: new, left, VGA old, right, DVI The mouse is trapped on the left screen and the login dialogue for mdm is ...
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Linux Mint Change Screen Resolution

I installed Linux mint 10.I have nvidia geforce 9500 GT.After installing nvidia-current package,my screen resolution become 800*600.There is no 1024*768 in Monitors menu. Running inxi -Gx shows, ...
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After reinstalling Linux Mint, Windows 7 does not boot

Final edit: I tried each and every single fix on the question, but I ended up just restoring an image I made a year ago of the freshly installed system using clonezilla. After that, I ran rescatux to ...
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cannot send signal to VGA using VGA-to-HDMI adapter

This is the output of lspci -v: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ...
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Changing the hostname on a Linux Mint desktop to a random value at boot time

When changing the hostname to a random set of alphanumeric characters on a machine running Linux Mint(17.1 Rebecca, Cinnamon 64-bit) I encounter some problems. The following script changes the ...
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Cant use https on localhost

I am unable to use https on my localhost testmachine. I cant figure out the problem on my own so here is what i did: I placed the following to files in sites-available : 000-default.conf ...
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Mint login screen different keyboard layout per user

I would like to know if there is a possibility to have a different keyboard layout per user login in Mint 17.1. I am using an us keyboard layout and my gf a de keyboard layout. Changing it for the ...
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How can i change the color in the panel when a program needs attention?

I'm running Linux Mint 14. I want to change the color in the panel when a program requires your attention (like when you receive a chat message). Not the color of the entire panel, but only the box ...
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How to autologin as root to mint 17.1

I would like to know how to autologin as root on mint 17.1? I've been able to login as root from the login screen (by enabling root access in login window settings and changing the theme to clouds). ...
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Where is the GNOME keyring in Linux Mint 16?

I've forgotten a password which is stored plaintext in my GNOME keyring, but I can't find the keyring to get it out. It's not in ~/.gnome, ~/.gnome2, or ~/.local. Are they stored somewhere else in ...
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Linux Mint/Ubuntu - hybrid graphic card drivers (AMD® Radeon HD 8570 + Intel HD Graphics 4000)

I am always trying to find answers for my problems with Google, but this time I give up. I've read almost every topic on every discussion board, blog posts etc. about my problem. I've tried many tips, ...
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Scheduling gFTP Download

My current set up involved two HP laptops running Linux Mint 13 (one 32-bit, the other 64-bit) and a Mint 13 server in the cloud. I have been using gFTP for transferring files without problem. However ...
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How to stop grub from messing with my EFI partition?

I'm dual booting Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint. I decided to install the Linux Mint OS (Rebecca) onto an EXTERNAL HDD. So what I did was click "Something Else" during installation and I created 3 ...
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xpdf configure WARNING - Couldn't find Motif / X

My environment is mint17 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64 I try to compile xpdf from source code: sudo apt-get install libfreetype6-dev libmotif-dev wget ftp://ftp.foolabs.com/pub/xpdf/xpdf-3.04.tar.gz ...
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M17: Trying to mount Windows 10 .iso onto partition via terminal, getting “block device ? is write-protected, mounting read-only”. Can I get a help?"

I have Linux Mint 17.1 and am trying to dual boot Windows 10 Technical Preview OR install it on my other hard drive. Extra easy damage-control for you guys- I do not care if I lose any data, as long ...
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how to disable flareget from firefox?

Hello I want to disable flareget from mozilla firefox. Whenever I click on some download button flareget starts downloading the file. But I want to download by the browser downloader.
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Thunderbird: server connection slow after restoring backup on Mint

I've made a copy of the .thunderbird folder in my home directory (on Ubuntu 12.04) and restored that backup on a freshly installed Mint 17.1 Cinnamon using the Profile Dialog of Thunderbird. ...
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Installing mesa with GLX TLS enabled not working

I'm trying to install Mesa3D for xorg in order to get video drivers working properly. I get errors such as .libs/es1api_libGLESv1_CM_la-entry.o: In function `x86_64_entry_start':entry.c:(.text+0x3): ...
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github gist snippet management

I'm rewriting my question, since it appears to not have been clear enough... I am trying to find a way to pull the content from a github gist and put that content into either the terminal itself, a ...
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Linux Mint losing/dropping/forgetting network connection spuriously

In what may be the most annoying wifi problem of my life, Linux Mint 17.1 64bit xfce can't seem to stay connected to its current wifi network. The intervals are as narrow as 5 minutes, and as wide as ...
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Dual Monitor Woes

Not sure if it's allowed to ask two questions in one 'question' if it's not I'll separate them, but since they're both related to the monitor / dual monitor set up, I thought I'd just combine them.. ...
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can't launch applet as root: “could not grab your mouse”

I'm programming a cinnamon applet..It requires root access.. so I've managed to launch gksu when the user click on the applet.. but I get "could not grab your mouse" error I've googled this problem ...
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Mint battery hogger

Here's my friend's laptop configuration: Linux Mint & Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-3537U NVIDIA Kepler GeForce GT 740M & Intel HD 4000 4Go RAM All the drivers are up to date Here's the ...
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Battery meter only appears when laptop gets plugged in

The battery meter refuses to show unless I plug the laptop in. If I remove the applet and then re-add it it still won't show. I am using Mint 17 and here is the screen shot of my Power settings and ...
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Wobbling mouse cursor in vertical direction (Mint 17.1)

Recently moved to Mint 17.1 from Ubuntu 14.04. I felt like my cursor movements were less accurate than before though it took me a little while to work out why. It turns out that when I move my on the ...
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How Do I Preserve the TimeStamp of transferred Files in Nemo for SSH Uploads?

I am managing some web app development and am using Linux Mint/Cinnamon Nemo to SSH to some Ubuntu servers. When I upload a file, I would like it to retain the file modified data as it exists on the ...
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Clone monitor on HDMI without changing laptop display resolution

My laptop's display has native resolution of 1366x768, and I connect it to my TV which has 1920x1080i. My problem is that the only supported resolution for cloning is 640x480, which happens to be the ...
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How to set password for pdf files?

I need to password protect my PDF file(s), because I am going to send them through email and I want anyone who would view my PDF file(s) to be prompted for a password. How can I add a password to a ...
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1Password & Wine on Linux Mint

When I run 1Password (Windows version) using Wine on Linux Mint, should the belonging browser add-on running natively in Firefox work, or must the browser also run in Wine? Is there any settings or ...
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How to get all the dependencies for a package

I'm trying to get all the dependencies for a package..for example apache2 I've tried to use apt-cache depends apache2 but it gives some dependencies but when I want to install apache2 on a live CD it ...
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unable to access USB in virtualbox [duplicate]

I am beginner in linux-unix...In my office, i have been assigned to do work on linuxmint16. I have installed virtualbox and create two vhd. one is windows server 2008 and another one is windows 7. In ...
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How to unhide Titlebar and Frame of Pidgin or any application in linux mint?

I played with the application settings of Pidgin and now Pidgin doesn't have any titlebar and frame. I did this with "Right Click on the title bar>More Actions>Special Application Settings>Appearance ...
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Why don't emacs keybindings work on Mint 17.1?

I'm migrating from Ubuntu to Mint and loving it so far. One thing has been bugging me. On ubuntu I was able to run: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-key-theme "Emacs" to get ...
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Wifi not getting connected

I installed Linux mint 17 on my PC a month back. I did not have any issues of WiFi until 2-3 days back. 2-3 days back I updated few packages through the update manager and since then the WiFi is not ...
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Linux : Very slow internet connections through proxy

I have changed to Linux recently. Here I am experiencing very slow Internet connections for applications like apt-get and Firefox browsing through proxy (download speed in Firefox is pretty normal). ...
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Linux Mint - cinnamon with xscreensaver

I cannot seem to disable cinnamon screensaver. I have disabled the lock screen successfully but the screensaver with the clock on the display keeps executing. I just want xscreensaver in favour of ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 slow after login

loading before the login is fast, but it takes 30-50 seconds after logging in. Once its fully booted, it has no other speed issues. Something is bottlenecking during the login process and I don't ...
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I get this shutdown prompt, then my laptop dies. What is happening?

I get a dialog box that says 'Shut down the system now', the same as if I had clicked 'quit' in the main menu. This happens seemingly randomly. If I choose 'cancel', it sometimes goes away. Other ...
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Installing other Linux in an encrypted disk

I recently got an SSD to replace my laptop's HDD and decided to change and use "full disk" encryption. I created a small unencrypted partition for /boot and an big encrypted LUKS partition where I ...
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How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks?

How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks? I want to switch out my old disk with my working linux mint 16 os and plug in a new disk and install linux mint 17. I am ...
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Apt-get blocks because of broken dependencies (libc6, Linux Mint)

Currently, Apt-get completely blocks because of some unresolved dependencies, when I run an upgrade I get this error: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Linux Mint freezes while downloading eclipse

I installed linux mint on parallels on my mac computer. It seemed to work fine and then, while downloading eclipse from Software Manager the entire system froze when it got to 40%. I've tried ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 installation

I have been trying to install mint 17.1, but all I can see is a blank screen with just mouse pointer. I had even tried to press Ctrl+Alt+F1, so I don't know which commands to enter from that spot. ...
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Why is my notifications applet displaying incorrectly?

I'm using Linux Mint 16 Petra with the MATE desktop environment. Perhaps I shouldn't have done this, but when I was adding a new application to my list of startup applications, I saw what seemed like ...