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Bluetooth mouse paring in Linux Mint Cinnamon

I'm having an hard time trying to pair my Apple magic mouse on Mint Cinnamon... keyboard pairing was fast and dead simple, but due to a weird behavior in the gui I'm not able to enter the code for ...
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Some of my applications are always started when I login to Linux Mint

When I login to the system I have few Nemo windows open. I did it few weeks ago, and probably forgot to close at shut down. But now Mint remember my open application and always open it after start ...
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I don't see .bashrc file in my /home and /etc/skel direcories

I am running linux mint 17.1 rebecca, but I have found it quite different with other distros I am used to, in /home and /etc/skel there's no .bashrc I don't know if i mess up with something or it is ...
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Getting Python errors whenever I try to use terminal in Linux Mint

I've had Mint installed as a dual boot on my laptop for some time. I use it as my dev environment, for desktop and web related coding. I recently started getting errors which have rendered my terminal ...
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Compiling Python 3.4.3 error

I have been trying to update Python 3.4.3 from source, but each time, during the ./configure command, I get an error in the configure.status > configure: checking for device files checking for ...
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Two-finger scrolling on Linux Mint

I recently installed Mint 17 Cinnamon on my laptop and am not able to get the Two-finger scrolling to work. I have changed the Panel Layout to Two-finger scrolling in system settings but that doesn't ...
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Linux Mint keyboard and mouse take a long time to work after boot

I turn my computer on, select my linux harddrive, and then I end up at the Linux mint encryption password area. I have to wait about 1 minute just for my keyboard and mouse to actually light up and ...
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Is it safe to have .NET packages on Mint 17.1? How can I delete it?

When first tried use Wine it asked me to install .NET packages, and other something for HTML, so i did. Later I delete wine, and few days latter reinstalled it. When I tried to use Wine it didn't ...
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Recovering Invisible screens and dropdowns on linux

The terminal has gone invisible , although I can type commands and they get executed: Even some firefox download dropdowns are invisible, I can click the items in the drop down list but the list ...
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Set volume from terminal

Is it possible to set the audio volume using the terminal?, instead of clicking the speaker icon in the topbar, the reason I want need to do this is because my keyboard does not have a volume ...
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Google Hangouts chrome extension transparency issue in Linux Mint?

I am new to Linux Mint. I just installed the Google Hangouts chrome extension (the one that looks like Facebook's Messenger pop-up heads). Unfortunately, all the circles have a white box around it, as ...
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indicator-messages in Linux Mint 17.1

I still remember a mail drop down menu in Ubuntu (when I still used Ubuntu), like here [1] Now I've installed indicator-messages but the mail drop down menu doesn't show up in either MATE or Cinnamon ...
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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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Recover Firefox bookmarks after Linux Mint 16 reinstallation

I had Linux Mint 16 KDE installed alongside Xubuntu 13.10. I messed up partitions and had to reinstall Mint and both the OSs were booting fine after reinstallation. Now as expected all of my Firefox ...
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Linux Mint 17, your session lasted less than 10 seconds?

I get this message when I try to log in. /etc/mdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup... /etc/mdm/Xsession: 1: /etc/profile: id: not found /etc/mdm/Xsession: 12: [: Illegal number: /etc/mdm/Xsession: ...
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Black Screen Booting Into Linux Mint (On Dual Boot Machine w/SLI + 2 Monitors)

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint and Windows 8 on a machine with dual ASUS nVidia GTX 770s running in SLI (on an ASUS Z97-Deluxe motherboard). Everything works fine on the Windows side, but when ...
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Nemo Filemanager suddenly looks different

Today I started Nemo and noticed it's new (ugly) look which looks like some kind of fallback mode: When looking at the package history, I only see recent updates of phonon packages and the ...
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“primusrun cinnamon --replace” makes everything super slow

So I just installed a fresh Linux Mint 17.1 on a laptop with NVidia Optimus (NVidia GT525M + Intel GPU onboard) and installed bumbleebee and primus. Now, I decided to try to run cinnamon using ...
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Spell check fails in LibreOffice Word 4.1.2.3 in Linux Mint 16 Petra

I am using LibreOffce 4.1.2.3 in Linux Mint 16 Petra. When I try to run a spell check, no checking occurs, and I immediately get this response: It seems to indicate my language and location aren't ...
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Running windows programs on linux via VM or PlayOnLinux?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition installed and, till now, I used PlayOnLinux to run a windows program in Linux. Browsing on the internet, I noted it is really simple to run a program by using ...
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why can't we install application compiled for Ubuntu, on Linux mint, or some other distros with same kernel?

When i try to download some applications like VLC, it shows in download options, various Operating systems which includes Linux mint, Ubuntu etc. Though Linux mint's kernel is from Ubuntu, still they ...
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Multiple Monitor setup is not remembered (Mint 17)

After some issues with Ubuntu, I have decided to go to Mint. Now new issues appear - I have three monitors, two horizonatally and one vertically. The problem is that after each reboot, Mint does not ...
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How is it possible to run VLC when I just removed it?

After starting up my Linux Mint live session from hibernation, vlc would no longer start. When I tried running it from the terminal, I got a 'Bus error'. So I then tried to remove it. mint@mint ~ $ ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 2.4.8 64-bit - Weird Desktop Crash

This crash thing is happining third time for me. I solved the last two by a refresh install of mint, formatted I mean. Nothing special happened when I was using the computer, than I shut it down. By ...
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NVIDIA 343 drive crashes X server

In my Mint 17 install, I recently tried updating to the new proprietary NVIDIA 343 driver. When I reboot after install, X server fails to start. I can get a shell in recovery mode and tried running ...
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Loud persistent fan on Linux Mint 17 with discrete graphics card

I've been running Linux Mint 17 for the last half year with no fan problems, but last week the laptop fan turned on and hasn't stopped since. I hadn't messed around with bumblebee or nvidia drivers ...
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Is Wine installed default on Mint 17.1 Xfce and is it save to dlete it if so?

I was trying to install game via Wine, but gave up it. I’ve downloaded Wine from Software Manager. During installation Wine asked to download .NET packages, and I've done it. After I gave up trying to ...
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Cannot install packages in Mint: “Unable to fetch some archives”

I'm running Linux Mint 16 (Petra). I was able to install packages normally until, at least, april 18th (two weeks ago). Since yesterday I cannot install packages anymore. For example, if I try to ...
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Using the MATE clock applet without a password

This is just a minor annoyance, but I'd love to fix it. I'm running Mint 17 with MATE 1.8.1. The clock applet on my panel knows my location, and displays the weather. Sometimes I like to look at ...
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Permanently magnify the content displayed in Firefox

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 MATE. On of the users of the computer have troubles with eyesight and seeing very small text. I increased the DPI of the whole text in RMB > Change Desktop Background > ...
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What happened after I upgraded the kernel version?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon version on my notebook HP Compaq 15-h050nl and about 1 month ago I upgraded the Linux Kernels to the current version (3.18.2-031802-generic) from the last version. ...
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Unable to perform file operations on a MTP device mounted via GVFS: “Operation not supported”

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 64-bit (based on Ubuntu 14.04). Ever since upgrading from Linux Mint 14/Ubuntu 12.10, the Python script I use to sync music to my Walkman has stopped working. Previously, ...
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File permission in VirtualBox shared folder

I'm new to Ubuntu and the terminal. I installed Mint 17 on VirtualBox as the guest. After that, I created a shared folder and mount it on Mint. sudo mount -t vboxsf share ~/host I also installed ...
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Decrease the font size in Cinnamon from the command line

While I was playing with Cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I can't use any applications because of the font. It garbles the whole ...
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couldn't ping router, although it offered an IP-address

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my HP envy 6. It activated automatically the proprietary driver, which recognized the WiFi interface and called it eth1. I could connect to my router, I get the IP ...
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Separate NTFS harddrive on Linux system

I am new to linux and am going to be installing Linux Mint for the first time (after first having used it for a few weeks via a bootable usb). I will now be overwriting my windows installation and ...
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Applications not starting with sudo

I'm using Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) in my Oracle Virtual Box. Whenever I try to open an application with sudo, it is not working. For eg. if I try to open sublime text editor using the command sudo subl ...
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How to create themes for MATE?

I'm looking for information on the basic structure of a theme for MATE (in order to build my own). I took an existing theme and renamed it, but I have been unable to get it to show up in Appearance ...
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Scribble in the task bar background

I have installed Linux Mint 17 recently in Virtual Box. After the installation, I see a kind of 'scribbling' in the background image of some of the task bar menus (zoom in to see the problem): I ...
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boot from usb flash drive

I have a Sony Vaio SV-E14A2M1E with Win 8.1; and I just created a bootable USB with Linux mint 17.1, but I can't boot from it. I've done a bit of research, but I'm not sure with what I've found.
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Dual Monitors on Cinnamon 2.4.8 - cursor gets stuck on bottom and top right of left screen

Running Mint 17.1 with Cinammon 2.4.8 and I have two 2560 * 1440 monitors, both placed in the display settings as next to each other, not mirrored. The mouse cursor moves as normal between the two ...
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Long POST time fixed by Linux. Why? [closed]

I was recently given a Gateway MT6723 laptop (Intel 2310 1.43 MHz, about 8 years old) that had a two minute POST time and the DVD wouldn't work. After trying to reinstall the factory Vista factory ...
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Linux installation stuck at the start up because of nvidia graphic cards

I have a problem with installation of Linux Mint 17 on Lenova Thinkpad T430. It has 2 graphic cards nvidia and intel graphic cards. When I try to install it from a bootable disk, it gets stuck at the ...
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Getting sound working on Linux mint 13 Mate

I have just installed linux mint 13 and I haven't used linux before so I apologise upfront if this question seems basic. I am unable to hear any form of audio on file which I try to play in any ...
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Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?

APR 2015 UPDATE: Scanning just worked! The update to Mint 17 (aka Ubuntu 14.04) did not make any difference, but the most likely explanation is that the recent update to Ubuntu 14.04.2 as the base ...
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Installing Linux mint on a computer running ElementaryOS [duplicate]

I would like to add linuxmint to my laptop running ElementaryOS. I was wondering what was the best way to partition my HDD: Shall I use a common partition for the /home folder or use two different? ...
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Gnome encfs Manager not working in linux mint 17

I have installed Gnome encfs Manager in linux mint.It opens fine after first installation.But after that when I want to open it,nothing happens.But in system monitor I can see it running.When I run it ...
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How much printer memory is needed per page?

My office has an HP 4250 on the network, with 80 MB of memory. I'm running Mint 17, and I'm having a very hard time printing PDF files. To save paper, I usually like to print duplex, with the pages ...
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Broken Packages problem

My os: Linux Mint 17.1 (x64) + Cinnamon I tried to make my linux play wma files and i broke something, because i can't play any videos now. What i tried: deleting ~/.gstreamer-1.0 folder running ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Unable to connect to wireless network

I am able to detect my wireless connection, just unable to connect. I have used network-manager and WICD and they both keep asking for the password when I know I have entered it correctly. My router ...