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trying to tether android lollipop to linux mint 17.1 cinnamon using usb

i keep getting this error after installing "mtp-tools": No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1 already checked for extra mtp programs, semi new to linux. ...
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Resetting password in Linux Mint when disk is encrypted

I have a system (VM, actually) with Linux Mint 15 on it. The disk is encrypted, but I remember that password -- just not the password for my account. I've tried changing the command in GRUB from ro ...
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Problems with accessing files on a Sansa Clip mp3 player

I have problems with accessing my mp3 player (Sansa Clip) on my Linux Mint. When I plug in the player, it does mount, but seems to be empty - well ... there are built in directories and config files, ...
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vnc: unable to get a shell prompt with the default opened terminal application

i am setting up a vnc server (vnc4server on mint) and i have a default xstartup file in ~/.vnc. i am using twm window manager. when i connect to the vnc server, i can authenticate successfully and see ...
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apt-get keeps failing

Similar to this question, I cannot apt-get update my machine. I've tried everything I could Google: adding the bad key, deleting my /var/lists/thingy, apt-get clean, deleting Chrome. But I keep ...
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WiFi failure linux mint

I newly installed Linux Mint 17.3 updated to kernel 4.6 on a Lenovo Yoga 900. I got the wireless to work just fine, still had a few other issues. I started installing programs, etc and my WiFi card is ...
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Linux Mint 17, Wifi Slow and Drops Connection, No Ethernet Connection

On a fresh install and updated Linux Mint 17 XFCE, the system cannot maintain an internet connection through wifi, and is unable to connect at all through ethernet. Wifi will work somewhat slowly for ...
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Unable to install Linux Mint 17 on hardware that uses AMD APU (A5800k) with MSI motherboard

I and many other users of Linux Mint are not able to install Mint 17 on hardware that uses AMD APU (A5800k) with MSI mobo. I understand that the issue has been noted but I cannot find a fix to this ...
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xkill Used On Desktop

Mouse accidentally clicked on Desktop while active with an xkill terminal command. Which makes it completely without use. Have used nemo command which resets everything as long as terminal remains ...
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Linux Mint 17.2, Cinnamon 64-bit: Is there any way to change panel **width**?

Is there any way to change panel widths in Linux Mint? You can see my current panel settings below. Essentially I would like big text but I don't want the widths to stay constant because the text ...
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Where can I find Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller driver?

It seems that Mint 17.3 came out lacking the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core Graphics Controller driver. Where can I download it in order to install it manually? UPDATE: Why I believe that this ...
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Linux Mint Petra (16) Java Update from JRE 7 to JRE 8 breaks Graphics System?

(Note: I'm a firm believer in "if it works, you don't need to fix it." Which is why this laptop is still running Linux Mint 16 - so far it does everything I have needed, and wonderfully so.) I had ...
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~/.xinitrc and Xmodmap startup item fail to take effect on startup in mint 17.3

In accordance with this post I have added xmodmap ~/Documents/looseScripts/Xmodmap to my ~/.xinitrc. I have also created an item in "startup applications" with the command: bash -c "xmodmap ~/...
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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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Screen glitches linut mint lenovo yoga 900 after Kernel 4.6 update

Installed mint 17.3 on my yoga 900, updated to kernel 4.6 to get touchpad, wireless card, and touchscreen working. Everything seems to be working okay other than the screen glitches, specifically on ...
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PyOpenCL on Linux Mint: PLATFORM_NOT_FOUND_KHR

I've been trying to get PyOpenCL and PyCUDA running on a Linux Mint machine. I have things installed but the demo scripts fail with the error: pyopencl.cffi_cl.LogicError: clgetplatformids failed: ...
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display goes off with ctrl + alt + f1

When pressing Ctrl+Alt +F1 (to F7), my display goes off. I know I do get to the tty screen because if I type my username and password, and go back to terminal and type who, then I can see a record of ...
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Auto-mounting encrypted home folder from previous installation

I have been using Linux Mint till a few days ago, when I installed OpenSUSE LEAP 42.1 instead. In order to keep my existing (and pretty large) user home folder (/home/user), I ordered the SUSE ...
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Wi-Fi stops working after some time

Lenovo Z50-70. After some time (couldn't find any pattern here) Wi-Fi just stops working. It shows that connection is fine, but I can't open any page in browser (connection refused). I tried switching ...
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GParted LiveCD fails to start

I have a VM setup in VirtualBox (LinuxMint 17.1). But I'm trying to boot to GParted so I can resize a partition. I'm using gparted-live-0.22.0-2-amd64.iso and it boots correctly. I've tried every ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 installer claiming that drive doesn't have enough space

I'm currently trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 13. I created a bootable USB drive with the Mint 17.3 iso using Rufus. I have been able to boot from the drive but haven't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 base distros take 30min+ to get to splash screen

Update: I've found a temporary workaround, but I would still like to find a more permanent solution. Workaround: I startout the boot process with the laptops battery removed. If I do this it boots ...
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How to extend root partition

As you can see from the figure below I have 19.34gb unallocated space. I want this space to be added to my root partition sda11. How can I do that? I read few posts related to this but some of them ...
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Tried installing Mint 17.1 64bit, deleted Windows 8.1 boot partition when I overwrited it with the Linux boot

As the title says, when live-usb installing linux mint 17.1 64bit, I chose the windows 8.1 bootup partition as the bootup for linux, so when the boot menu appears and I try to run windows 8.1, it re-...
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NVM cannot find installed Node binary, PATH problem on Linux Mint 17?

I've successfully installed NVM and Node using official instructions. My .bashrc file contains [ -s "/home/user/.nvm/nvm.sh" ] && . "/home/user/.nvm/nvm.sh" After some time, maybe a day, I ...
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Connecting Linux Mint to WiFi network

I just installed Linux Mint 17 (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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Install Linux Mint on hp 14r022la

I want to install Linux Mint 17.3 on this computer (which already has Linux 12.04 from HP): I used an USB like usual, but is now working. I tested the USB in another computer and is working fine. ...
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Kernel Crash/ Cpu error?

First I will describe my system and then my problem: I have an Assus F555L laptop with an i3 and Intel Integrated Graphics. It is running Linux Mint 17.3 and Windows 10 dual booted. I do not have ...
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Linux Mint encryption passphrase window gone

Ever since I installed the recommended Nvidia driver for my computer, the encryption window is gone. Everything is black, I can still enter my passphrase, but I have to do it in the dark. And it's ...
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Erratic Behavior after restarting Cinnamon

Linux Version - Linux Mint LMDE2 Cinnamon Edition 64bit (Fully update to date) Hardware - Acer E5-511 series laptop I was using OS and it got slow so I thought about restarting cinnamon and executed ...
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How to restore initial configuration, files… of python on Linux Mint

Due to a mistake when compiling Python sources (Python 2.7.11), my Python installation is broken. I can solve the problem partially by recompiling the initial version of Python (2.7.6). This solution ...
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Remove the new kernel

I was working without any problem and one day the computer didn't start he said that there is a problem in the Xserver , so I connected to my computer through ssh and reinstalled xserver-xorg ,xserver-...
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Hibernate leaves me with blank screen after switching on on Linux Mint - what could have happened?

I had left my computer to do some operations while I went to do something else. I had forgotten to put the charging plug in, and it died and hibernated. When I tried turning it back on, hibernating ...
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Repair Linux Mint (Cinnamon) after deleteing some files

Alright, so I did a very stupid thing the other day. I was building a python program in pycharm, and I wanted to see what the UI looked like in the terminal. So I tried to run the code, but I didn't ...
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Where are the icons in the ALT-TAB switcher loaded from? How can I edit them?

On my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon system, ALT+TAB switcher, in the default settings (icon and thumbnail pop up in the switcher) shows a pixelated icon for one of my applications. I do not know where the ...
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Might any damage have been caused when cancelling the update manager in Linux Mint during an update?

My Linux Mint Update Manager was running an update - a very big one. It was in the middle of downloading package files, and it was taking way too long and I had to stop it, so I clicked Cancel. When I ...
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My alt+tab just showed only terminal windows — what did I press?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon. I have a few applications open on the current workspace and was busy tabbing through them to get to a particular terminal window. I think I accidentally ...
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How can I display a message before login only on the next login?

Background: I have a virtual machine image running Linux Mint that I am distributing to multiple users. The first time they boot the VM, it takes a long time for Tomcat to load as the applications ...
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cron job quit working after latest apt-get upgrade

I've been running a cron job every 15 minutes for years, with few problems. Sometime in the last week, it quit running, I'm assuming after a apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade. I was ...
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Fully disable workspaces feature

I've just installed Linux Mint and I am wondering how to fully disable or uninstall the workspaces feature. I've already removed the Window Switcher applet from the bottom panel but this doesn't fully ...
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App icons don't appear in system tray on Linux Mint 17.3

Today I've noticed that system tray doesn't show application icons, for example, Viber, Skype, Software update. I've tried: to reboot to reinstall Skype to run Skype and Viber from command line ...
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linux mint - invalid signature BADSIG 3EE67F3D0FF405B2 for extra.linuxmint.com repository

While trying to run apt-get update on linux mint 17.3 I am getting following error. W: GPG error: http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG ...
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Linux Mint Intel 8260 Wireless

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad t460 that I can't get to see wireless networks. Here is the output of sudo lshw -C network: *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: ...
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PCIe Bus Error filling logs FAST

Something is wrong with my system and this error is showing up in syslog and kern.log at the rate of several thousand times per second. The fact that it's listed as corrected makes me think it's ...
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Linux Mint Corners Musical Sequence Associative Array

I am writing a script which uses hot corners to play specific musical notes when hovering in corners, and depending on the musical sequence to execute a specific command. The script is called with ...
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UI freezes when I open many tabs in browser

When I open many tabs on browser, UI completely freezes. In some cases I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 twenty or thirty times, after 15 minutes UI unfreeze, I switch to text terminal, kill browser and after that ...
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Is it possible to create a mdadm RAID10 with both near and far layout options?

How do you create a mdadm RAID10 with both near and far layout options? The wiki indicates it is doable. The "near" and "far" options can be used together... The man pages for mdadm don't ...
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Using dual montiors and a spare GPU under Linux Mint 17.3

I upgraded my video to a GTX 750TI from a 550 TI. I'm contemplating throwing the 550 back in my box to use as a second GPU for rendering in Blender. I use two monitors, but intend to continue ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 not Restartng

When I click "RESTART" in Mint 17.3 the screen goes black but the PC does not restart. Here is my boot-repair info http://paste2.org/3ZscpFMd
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How do I change the location where screenshots are saved in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon?

Pressing PrnScr "Print Screen" on the keyboard results in a screenshot being silently saved under /home/%user%/Pictures/ How can I change this location?