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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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Kernel problem after upgrading to 4.5.1

I updated my kernel from 3.19 to 4.5.1 (which is the latest ubuntu-based upgrade), and when I rebooted, I saw an alert: Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx does not exist! where x's are ...
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Mint 17.3 Not Playing Sound - SOLVED!

My Toshiba Satellite A105 is running Linux Mint 17.3. It will not play any sound through the onboard hardware, and when I look into the sound menu, it only displays a dummy output. I have tried all ...
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Will Linux Mint 18 support Snap Packages?

Snap Packages are a new way of installing apps in Ubuntu 16.04. Its purpose is to allow LTS systems to have the latest versions of apps. Will this be supported in Linux Mint 18?
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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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Dropbox icon is disappeared in Mint 16 Cinnamon

Dropbox icon was between Mint update manager and keyboard icon, but it was disappeared like the image below. Dropbox is still running, how can I make it appear in task tray again without logging ...
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Linux Mint: Can't install chrome, after uninstalling it

I just uninstalled Chrome via the software manager due to an annoying bug with the console in devtools - thinking that an uninstall and reinstall was worth a try to fix it. Trying to install it ...
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Navigating Linux Mint Open File Dialog with Keyboard Only

Seems I don't know how to use a keyboard again. I often use gedit to keep notes on my instance of Linux Mint/Ubuntu but I find when opening files, navigating the dialog without using the Keyboard not ...
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How do I force gvfs-unmount a dead SSH mount on Linux Mint 16 (Petra)?

I have mounted a SSH "share" using Thunar and the remote machine has been powered off before I thought of unmounting it. Now Thunar freezes for a while (like 20-30 seconds) whenever I hit the "eject" ...
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Where is the Notifications log in Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I'm looking for a log of the notifications applet in Linux Min Cinnamon /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/notifications@cinnamon.org I'm not able to find any log file and actually don't know if it exists. ...
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Can I delete a Linux Mint partition and keep the Ubuntu one I have while installing Fedora?

So just yesterday I downloaded and installed Linux Mint on my machine. I wanted a dual boot so I now have two partitions. Linux Mint is great but it lacks one thing- Arc theme support And yes I ...
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How to use a mirror of security.ubuntu.com?

I don't have access to http://security.ubuntu.com. In the Software Sources settings, I already selected a mirror for Base (trusty). But when I update, I see that it is still using ...
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Instaling Linux Mint with Windows 8.1

I am trying to dual boot Mint with Windows 8.1. So far I formatted disk with fdisk in windows cmd and then installed Windows. Now I am trying to install Mint but mint and even gparted don't see ...
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Using dual connection for separate app [duplicate]

My Mint 17 has 2 connections (wired and wireless), when both connected by default the wired is used, what I want to do is keep wireless for file download and general Internet usage, and use the Wired ...
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Intel AC 7260 No Wireless Function on Linux Mint 17 with Kernel 4.2.0-35

I have seen a lot of older threads about this specific card, and in most of them they find some sort of solution. I have yet to find one, however. My box is currently running Mint 17 Qiana 64-bit with ...
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How to install MAFFT in Linux Mint?

I'm trying to install maffft, but running: sudo aptitude install mafft (as suggested, for example, here) doesn't find the package. My guess is that Linux Mint is missing some repository that Ubuntu ...
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How to fix problems with hibernation in Cinnamon

I am on Mint 17 Cinnamon. When I put my laptop in hibernate mode with the power cable plugged in and then wake it up without pulling out the cable, there is no problem in this case. But if I pull out ...
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how to install newest clang 3.8 by apt

here I have found instruction how to install clang3.8: http://llvm.org/apt/ so I executed: wget -O - http://llvm.org/apt/llvm-snapshot.gpg.key|sudo apt-key add - result: --2015-09-19 ...
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Why is my cpu overheating when i use i3wm?

I've got a laptop running linux mint cinnamon 17.3 I'm currently playing with/learning/considering to switch to i3wm. When I'm on cinnamon, the cpu temp is around 40-45°C (104 - 113 F) But when I use ...
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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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Linux Mint OS always freezes when laptop is not charging

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 OS on my HP Compaq nc6400 laptop. The OS always freezes after a while if I'm using my laptop without charging it but never does so if I'm charging my laptop while using it. ...
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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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How to install latest stable release of GCC in Linux Mint?

I want to install the latest version of GCC (GNU compiler collection) in Linux Mint 17.3. Currently g++ --version returns 4.8.4, whereas the latest stable release is 5.3.
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only one workspace

In the process of upgrading in Linux Mint, I've gotten a strange star-studded window with a spiraling spaceship but NO workspace options. $ uname -a 3.1.0-1-686-pae #1 SMP Sun Dec 11 20:40:16 UTC ...
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Select graphics card

Is there a way too to select a primary graphics other than onboard graphics. I have two different dedicated graphics cards in my machine, one GT640 and a GTX970. I am trying to set up the machine to ...
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Unresponsive buttons on graphics tablet

I have a graphics tablet (brand irrelevant, appears recognized as WALTOP International Corp. Media Tablet stylus by Krita) that doesn't show up in the system settings, but works just fine. Pressure ...
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How to install adobe flash tar?

I have a problem getting Flash working in Mint13 XFCE. Now I have downloaded the tar file, but I don't understand what I have to do to get this installed. I have this file: ...
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How to stop Rainlendar from hiding on the Linux Mint desktop?

Rainlendar is a great tool to keep events and tasks on the desktop (I did not find a better solution yet). The problem is that the application completely hides if you press: The "Show Desktop" ...
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Mirror displays on Mint 15 login screen

I have the Mirror Displays enabled on my Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit box, which has a GTX 680 graphics card installed with recommended drivers. I selected the top green one in this screenshot. ...
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PPTP VPN not working with Linux router

ORIGINAL: I've just switched from an old Linux install (Debian squeeze) to a new one (Linux Mint 17.3) for my router (I am using a full desktop PC with a Linux install as my router). The Linux PC ...
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Why can Macs mount certain hardware that my Linux Mint can't?

I am running Linux Mint Rafaela 17.2 on my PC. I had to manually edit a file on my microSD card which contained the Raspbian OS for my Raspberry Pi. When I plugged it into my PC, using a MicroSD to ...
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How can I make nvidia packages work on Mint 17.3

I'm writing this after days of search and incomprehensions. I already tried asking my question on the Mint forums but I've got no help yet and I prefer asking for more advices, that could lead to a ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon: Change 'Text Scaling factor' via Shortcut

Does anyone know a way to define a Shortcut for the 'Text Scaling factor' Setting in Linux Mint Cinnamon? I could not find anything under 'System Settings' > 'Keyboard' > 'Shortcuts' ...
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No Menu Bar, Windows not visible (Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon)

Yesterday I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to make my system up-to-date. It went through without any error. After rebooting my Menu Bar 'disappeared', there's just a dark gray bar ...
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I'm having trouble installing Mullvad (VPN) on mint 17.2

I recently purchased Mullvad for my Linux, but can't make it work. I've followed the steps on the official website here and it tells me: Starting VPN daemon(s)... and does nothing. I checked and my ...
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Turn on NumLock on startup in Linux Mint

Situation: When I turn on my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon the Num Lock is Off. Objective: Turn on Num Lock automatically at startup.
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How to automaticaly enter sudo's grace period upon login

Knowing that giving a user a sudo's grace period right from the point when he/she login might be a security issue, I still think it will be a beneficial trade-off between security and usability in my ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 doesn't detect Win10 partitions

I've installed Win10 and I want to install Linux Mint 17.3. When I'm installing Linux Mint, it doesn't see Win10 partitions. It's just showing whole disk size. By the way, I'm installing Linux Mint ...
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Password protect Grub2, but still allow normal boot

I have seen this link , but I don't have grub.conf in the first place. His situation is the inverse from mine though. This link explains quite a fair bit on Grub2, but I am still clueless as to how ...
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How to auto-unlock SSH keyring upon login

Situation: I am on Linux Mint 17.3 and have on the station auto-login enabled. I have an SSH key in gnome-keyring. Objective: I would like the SSH keyring not to ask me for password. I am aware it ...
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How to install Electrum 2.6.3 bitcoin wallet on Ubuntu / Mint and derivates

Today's question of mine was How do I install Electrum 2.6.3 bitcoin wallet on my Linux Mint, Ubuntu and it should work on other derivates.
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Hard disk partition table overwritten -TestDisk recovery

Okay so I'm not %100 if this should be posted here or super user. here's my problem: I've an Ubuntu user for quite some time but had decided to switch over to Mint. While installing I realized I had ...
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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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Linux Mint - No Sound

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa and when I installed it in the first place months ago the sound and everything worked fine. It still does in fact, the problem is that none of the system sound ...
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Is it possible Linux kernel/installer detected maximum keyboard backlight wrong?

I am on Linux Mint 17.3. Hardware laptop ASUS N750JV. Objective: Determine if the maximum allowed keyboard backlight by Linux system is right. /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/max_brightness ...
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Dual Boot Windows - Linux Mint grub menu not appearing at startup

I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them). My ...
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Shortcut to minimize all windows?

In Windows systems, I use the keyboard shortcut Start-D (show desktop) a lot. I'm using Linux Mint, and I wonder: Can I create a keyboard shortcut that will do the same? edit after the comment from ...
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How to set an icon for custom mimetype in Linux Mint Mate?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 MATE I have a problem assigning an icon for custom (newly created) file type. My task: To set new double-click action and new icon for *.session files. My sequence of ...
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grub menu not showing in dual boot Linux mint 17 & windows 10

I know that this is a common problem but my situation is a bit different. I had a perfectly working Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 in dual boot with grub menu showing and giving me options on what to ...