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Random video files have bad audio output

Two weeks ago, I started having audio playback issues with video files of various formats (MKV, AVI, etc). When played in VLC, the audio output sounds like a bunch of static. When I switch to the ...
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Catfish Search in Thunar doesn't work in Xfce

The Search in Thunar file manager context menu using catfish is present by default as a custom action in Linux Mint Xfce: The command used is catfish --fileman=thunar --path=%f (also recommended ...
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Audio Controller not working on linux mint

I just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (MATE) on laptop hp probook 450 g1. however i can't use Audio, it not working. I try sudo inxi -Fxi System: Host: skd-HP-ProBook-450-G1 Kernel: ...
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Keyboard shortcut to launch Nemo

In Windows you can type Super+e to launch the file explorer. I find this really useful, particularly because almost every action I take starts with search for a file or folder. Is there an equivalent ...
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Linux Mint 15 WiFi hotspot options

I'm trying to configure a hotspot in my Linux Mint 15. There are no specific manuals for 15, but I found this video which describes hot to make a hotspot in Mint 14. Creating it in Mint 15 not much ...
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Connecting Linux Mint to WiFi network MEDIATEK MT7630e

I just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (MATE) on an old laptop and everything works amazing, however I can't seem to get it to connect to my WiFi network. All my other computers can get access, plus, before ...
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syndaemon won't disable touchpad while typing

I am trying to use syndaemon to disable my touchpad while I type. I know that the GUI for this doesn't work for many people but all the posts I've seen online suggest that using syndaemon from the ...
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Firefox resolution not proportional

I've just installed Linux Mint 17.2 (Raffaela) KDE. I experience a strange problem with Firefox though: The firefox controls (toolbar, bookmarks, tabs, etc.) in Firefox look huge compared to the rest ...
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Map workspace switch to mouse buttons in cinnamon

I want to set up cinnamon to switch workspaces right and left when I press my mouse scroll wheel clicker right or left, but I don't see an option in the cinnamon settings. Is there any way to ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE does not have Printer support pre-installed. Can I add it, and precisely how?

I recently tried Linux Mint 17.1 XFCE and really liked it. But the only big issue is there seems to be no Printer utilities installed by default. And yes there are packages available through the ...
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How to install Dropbox on Linux Mint 17.1 (ImportError: No module named os)

I'm not able to install/run Dropbox on Linux Mint 17.1. I installed dropbox package from repository (and also from archive on official site - same results): sudo apt-get install dropbox python-gpgme ...
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How to use Desktop Lock Screen and turn off XScreenSaver Login Screen?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1, Cinnamon Desktop, Compiz, and XScreenSaver. I want to be able to use the Desktop Lock Screen and turn off the XScreenSaver Lock Screen. Turning off the Lock Screen in ...
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Can't connect to ethernet Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce

I have just installed Linux Mint on my netbook (HP Compac Mini 700). I have managed to make it connect to WiFi, downloading driver, but it won't connect via cable. Strangely enough, the other day, ...
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fglrx causing “fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed” on Intel/AMD hybrid graphics

I am currently using Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit on my laptop with hybrid graphics (Intel/AMD) and I can't get the AMD proprietary graphics drivers (fglrx) running properly. They always put my ...
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Mint 17.2 Synaptic Package Manager

I recently installed Mint 17.2 (Rafalea) on a HP-255 G1 laptop. It was one of the smoothest installs I have ever done. However I have found a major issue with the Synaptic Package Manager. Whilst it ...
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Undo accidentally minimized desktop (now all desktop icons gone)

If you have a window active and hit "[Alt]+[Space],[N]", that window will be minimized. It has happened to me a number of times that I did this while the topmost window was in fact inactive (meaning ...
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How to hide a window's toolbar temporarily

How would I temporarily hide the toolbar on programs' windows: Surly there must be a way to do this with MATE? I tried Google and I got unrelated issues.
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How to remove JDK 7 and install JDK 8 in Linux Mint?

JDK 7 is already installed in Linux Mint by default. I want to remove it and to install JDK 8 instead. I youtubed and i found a tutorial. I followed it. What i did was, first i downloaded JDK from ...
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Configuring Chromium Browser to load multiple plugins from /etc/chromium-browser/default file

How can you configure Chromium Browser to load multipl plugins (specifically; type NPAPI)?. I edited /etc/chromium-browser/default to add the pepperflash from google-chrome ...
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Network Manager Applet Not Showing Interfaces

Running Mint 17 After boot my computer connects to the wifi and everything and seems to work fine except that the applet does not show the wifi icon or the connection. It shows the connected logo but ...
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CTRL + ALT + L doesn't work anymore

I am running on Linux Mint and I use CTR + ALT + L to lock my keyboard. But now since 2 days it stopped working.Nothing happens when I use this key combination. When I go to: Menu > Keyboard > ...
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Linux Mint Doesn't Stay Suspended

I recently installed Linux Mint 17 and I really like it despite some issues I have encountered. My most recent issue is that when I close the lid of the laptop to suspend it appears to suspend for a ...
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What renders my background image on cinnamon?

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64 bit. My Cinnamon version is 2.6.13. What application is rendering my background image on my desktop?
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Wifi Constantly Trying to Connect but Getting Disconnected

I am running Mint 17 with kernel version 3.16.0-38 on my Asus UX305FA. When I boot up my wifi tries to connect to the network, disconnects and tries again also evidenced in the syslog. My iPhone ...
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How to enter Ge'ez alphabet (Tigrinyan language) in Linux Mint

Ge'ez is an East-African alphabet. Using the powerful Eclipse IDE editor, it is possible to switch "Input Type" to Tigrinya (EZ+). Typing the 5 letters selam will then result in the 3 Ge'ez letters: ...
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How to restore packages removed by installing a program

I was trying to install the normal map plugin for gimp, and I tried installing the package gimp-normalmap:i386 from the Software Manager on Linux Mint. As I was installing it, I realized that it was ...
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Automatically label MATE Terminal tabs

Is there a way to automatically populate tab labels in MATE Terminal? I notice there's an option to manually set a name, but I'm hoping to have it automatically display the last command or something ...
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python3 traceback error

Whenever I mistype any command in terminal instead of getting Error:Command not found I get this python message error Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3.3/site.py", line ...
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Upgrading OS from terminal [closed]

So I already know how to upgrade system packages from terminal with apt-get or synaptic or aptitude but what about upgrading the OS from an older version to a newer release version but from the ...
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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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Disable Ctrl+Alt Hotkeys in certain programs

I am using Sublime Text 3 which uses CtrlAlt$key hotkeys for a few important functionalities, but CtrlAltLeft (for example) switches workspaces. Is there a way I can disable the OS functions of these ...
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Connect HDHomeRun directly to a computer and share with the rest of the network

I installed Linux Mint recently on my new Intel NUC. I would like to connect my HDHomeRun directly to the computer through the ethernet port and use the built-in WiFi as a bridge to allow the rest of ...
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i have ap-hotspot installed and working but only https sites can connect

I currently installed app hotspot on my linux-mint everything looks fine now but only https sites can be connected from my galaxy s4 phone such as facebook google etc. When i want to connect some ...
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Old software in the Synaptic Package Manager

I'm new to Linux and I like using Mint 17, but I don't understand why the Synaptic Package Manager doesn't have the most recent software. For example Eclipse 4.5 is available, but the manage only has ...
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How to Upgrade to Linuxmint 17.2

In the Linux Mint upgrade manual I found this entry: Upgrading to 17.2 is relatively easy: In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate and ...
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Install software on shared drive in linux mint

I am running windows and linux mint 17.2 together . My hard disk drives are available in both linux and windows . I can only install software linux drive , is there any way I can install software in a ...
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Not able to install mint with UEFI

In order to install Linux mint mate edition on a HP pavilion notebook, I downloaded the iso file on the official website. I created a bootable USB stick with Rufus. I shrinked the windows partition ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source driver issues on install

I am installing Mint 17.1 (MATE) on my MacBook Pro Retina (due to it having much better hardware than my PC, on which I successfully installed Mint 17.1 in the past). I followed the instructions on ...
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Weird dropshadow in Linux Mint Cinnamon panel (VirtualBox)

On my Linux Mint VM I see some weird drop shadows in my panel. What's causing this and how do I get rid of them? I tried changing themes but both dark themes ("Cinnamon" and "Linux Mint") seem to be ...
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Can't start mysqld

I've installed mysql through $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-core-5.1 $ sudo apt-get install mysql-client-core-5.1 This is my current conf file And the service won't start, at first the ...
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install latest version of R 3.2.1 (World-Famous Astronaut) on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE)

I have tried multiple ways (referencing multiple forum posts) to install the latest version of R (3.2.1 "World-Famous Astronaut") on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE). I tried different sources lists, the most ...
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disable service linux mint 17

I'm using linux mint 17 and I want to prevent a service from starting on boot. I can stop the service with, /etc/init.d/<service_name> stop but it will start again on a reboot On centos7 I ...
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Where is the Cinnamon LookingGlass log?

I run Linux Mint 17.1. When I log in I get a Cinnamon notification saying: Problems during Cinnamon startup Cinnamon started successfully, but or more applets, desklets or extension failed to ...
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Is transferring files between Android phone and Linux supposed to be an easy task?

I want to copy some movie files from my Linux PC to my Android phone, however, it is much more easy to copy from Windows to my Android phone. In Windows, my phone would mount its internal memory card ...
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How strong is the encryption of a zip file in Linux Mint

Zip encryption has had often a bad reputation of being weak, but some would argue that a zip file encrypted using certain algorithms (such as by using AES), together with strong password, is really ...
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Installing new WD green hdd

I've purchased a new Western Digital Green Power 1TB 3.5 inch internal hard drive on eBay but I can't get any of my desktops to recognise it. Model number WD 10EURX. I'm using Linux Mint 17 Mate and ...
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r8168 connection drops randomly

I have a Realtek RTL8168 ethernet card built into my computer (HP ProBook 455 G1), running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64bit. Before you tell me to replace the preinstalled r8169 module with the r8168 ...
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Tiny Login Window for Mint Linux inside virtual box

I am running a virtual box 4.3 under Mac OS on a MacBook Air. I just installed a fresh copy of Mint Linux (Cinnamon 17.2). The installation went without a problem but upon restart the login window was ...
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chromium v44 + netflix : missing components error

1) I installed chromium beta v44 on linux mint 17 (rebecca) as per discussion here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser/+bug/1371274 sudo add-apt-repository ...
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can't ppa-purge ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-beta

I installed a beta chromium and now want to purge it on linux mint using ppa-purge. I get all sorts of errors. I also confirmed that the browser has not been deleted/removed from my system as I just ...