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Suspend option disappear from shutdown dialog on Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

Previously I have a "Suspend" option when I open shutdown dialog, not sure why (probably because I did a apt-get upgrade I found the "suspend" option has gone: Another thing is even I set my power ...
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Can't install Linux Mint on Macbook Pro (2008)?

I have a Macbook Pro that I believe is from 2008. It's harddrive is completely wiped and formatted (FAT32 if I remember correctly) with the only exception of a working installation of rEFIt. Not even ...
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What is hotkey in Linux Mint for “Show All Windows”?

I noted it is possible set a number of hotkeys in Linux Mint 17.1 using the keyboard application, but there's not possibility to set the hotkey "Show All Windows"; you can only set a button using ...
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Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?

Running Mint 17, just ran apt-get upgrade for the first time in a while, with 350MB download. It stops halfway to tell me /etc/issue is not the package maintainers versions. Ditto for issue.net and ...
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Bluetooth firmware not loading for Intel 7260 [solved]

I recently installed a Intel 7260 wireless module in the pcie slot of my ASUS N550jv CN270H laptop. The idea was to get bluetooth and wifi working flawlessly, as the originally installed atheros card ...
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Linux Mint: “Move to monitor 2”: but I don't have a second monitor. How do I fix this?

I have a fresh install (about a week old) of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca (love the name!), Cinnamon edition on my laptop. If I right click on a tab, I get the option "Move to monitor 2". The problem is ...
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What is the command-line equivalent to 'mintupdate' for Linux Mint?

Linux Mint has a nice GUI-based Update Manager with selectable update tiers. The defaults are for levels 1 through 3 our of a possible 5 levels. However, I often handle administrative tasks for a ...
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To specify the defaults fonts for chinese on linux mint

I do not like the default fonts for these languages in linux mint 17.1, but I like the fonts for the latin languages. I have downloaded, for instance, the chinese fonts AR PL UMing which I like ...
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Linux Mint & LIFEREA rss reader

I have the linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon distribution installed on my laptop and I cannot launch the software Liferea from the terminal, although, it will work fine if I launch that using the menu/icon. ...
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Can not set the LC_TIME variable for the current process [duplicate]

On Linux Mint Rebecca, my current LC_TIME setting is LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" I would like to execute date and watch how the current date is displayed in a Chinese format with Chinese characters. ...
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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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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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Mint login screen: wrong keyboard layout

After installing Mint 15 / updating to Mint 17, i'm unable to login using the gui login screen and german localisation with a password containing special characters. Changing the language using the ...
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No on-board sound on Dell Optiplex SX-280 post Linux Mint Petra Install

Not sure this fits in here.. We recently installed Linux Mint Petra on this small-form-factor dell desktop. The weird thing is, the sound does not work on board, but works on a speaker connected to ...
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How do I setup a floating profile in Linux

I have an external hard drive that is switched between machines. I want my home folder to point to this external hard drive for ordinary usage purposes - documents, downloads, work areas, that sort ...
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What installed nginx?

Something has installed nginx on my system, I have not specfically typed apt-get install nginx. How can I find what has installed nginx ? I only noticed after a reboot, the system is rarely ...
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Script for auto-starting programs after restart

Is there any script or program to make all open programs auto start after the system restart? Like the one on the mac that gives you the option to reopen all programs after restart or shutdown
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How to see if someone is exploiting your wifi

I'm wondering about the possibility to know who is using my wireless connection. Lastly, my wireless connection is going to be slower and slower and probably someone is exploting that behind my back. ...
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Drive disappears once in a while

I have a NTFS drive mounted via fstab. now, over the last couple of days, I've seen that once in a while, the drive disappears. This generally happens when I'm using partition tools (resizing a ...
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Lost window title bars and everything after selecting bad window theme in Linux Mint

I've selected a window theme from the "Advanced Settings" in Linux Mint 12 which seems to be corrupted and I've lost everything on my desktop. I can't start any applications but I can open the ...
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Open Firefox twice (with same profile)

There are tons of resources that tell how to run several instances of Firefox in parrallel. I can't find any that tells me how to configure a command (on a command line, start menu item, or panel ...
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How to Pair BOSE SoundLink (Bluetooth) using Pulseaudio in Linux Mint Debian Edition?

Been having problems with pairing and maintaining conected my bluetooth speaker, finally after reading and reading, found some steps to achieve it. Please read ahead.
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Quick boot for desktop Linux?

What can be done to a "normal" (Linux Mint, not micro or embedded) distribution in order to boot "nearly immediately" as seen for instance here? What magic is that, and why doesn't every distro have ...
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Install Linux on Chromebook with failed TPM module?

I have a Samsung XE303C12 Chromebook which apparently has a failed TPM module. It won't boot into ChromeOS, and when I try to recover the OS, I'm told that an error has occurred. I hit Tab and the ...
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How can I check if the adobe flash plugins is correctly installed in Mint 17.1?

I know that Linux Mint has the adobe flash plugin pre-installed, but I tried to update that and I think I made a mess, since the videos on youtube.com, and more generally, on the internet, are ...
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Issues with saving Linux and Windows folders on the same USB?

I'm wondering if folders work differently when set up by Linux than they do when set up by Windows. Here's what I want to do: Go into Linux Mint, plug in a brand new USB stick, and create a folder ...
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encrypted btrfs RAID1 array fails to mount at boot - open_ctree_failed

I have an encrypted btrfs RAID1 array set up as my /home directory on a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.1. At the Plymouth screen during boot, I enter my password for the two drives, and then receive ...
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Installing R-base in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

I'm trying to install the package r-base using the Linux Mint community software view. By clicking on the "install" button one asks me for the "install of additional software?". By clicking on ...
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Slingscold launcher finds nothing

Trying to use Slingscold launcher in Linux Mint Xfce Qiana - it should look something like the search in Gnome Shell but it finds nothing and is just empty: Does it need some other dependency ...
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Are Cinnamon themes changing only the the panel?

Using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon with different themes, I see that few elements are changing with the theme, while most remain unchanged, especially the general background of windows and applications, ...
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Programs crash upon opening in Linux MInt 17.1

I have an issue in mint, whenever I open programs they just flash on the screen and close immediately. For some it happens at random, and others never work. The software manager never opens after ...
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X11 display entered zoom mode. How do I exit?

I pressed something around my mouse pad (keys in the altgr region+mousepad - quite possibly multitouch) and suddenly the whole X11 display zoomed around 10%. That means I can see 90% of the 1920x1080 ...
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Disable second monitor MDM login screen?

I'm looking to disable my second monitor while on my login screen. It causes my primary monitor to be the wrong resolution until I login and it's somewhat annoying. I have set my primary monitor using ...
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After installing Linux Mint, only a terminal is showen when I boot into it

I have been using windows for as far back as I could remember and developing in virtual boxes but I have decided to install Linux Mint onto a second hard drive on my main computer. Sadly, when I boot ...
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How to properly install software on Linux Mint?

I am a linux newbie. Yesterday I tried to download a program called GNU Net, but when I tried to ./configure, I recieved multiple errors indicating missing libriaries. When I tried to download the ...
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Can't find xbar MainMenu.xml

After installing qtcurve, I've enabled the xbar option and added the widget to the top panel. sudo apt-get install qtcurve If I follow the instructions on the page, I can't find the Xbar folder ...
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How can I get an alert when my battery is about to die in Linux Mint?

This happens to me more than I'd like to admit, but sometimes I don't notice the power getting low since it only shows up in my status bar, then the computer just quits. I'd like a big alert that ...
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USB dongle undetected on Linux Mint

I'm facing a peculiar problem on my Linux Mint laptop for the last week. I have a ZTE AC2726 USB dongle with service provider reliance (netconnect broadband+). The same dongle works well on my ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinamon Desktop Icons Root Account

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit on vmware workstation (Windows 8.1 host). I mainly use Linux for testing programs I have written (some have to be compatible with Linux). And I want to get familiar ...
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Why won't my custom layout work?

I'm trying to create a custom layout that I can use for various symbols. For now, I just copied the contents of gr(bare). However, the layout does not appear to work. When I press Caps Lock, the ...
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Black screen at boot with Mint and Ubuntu live CDs

I just bought an HP pavillion g6 laptop, with the hope of installing Linux on it. I have now tried both Linux Mint (my first choice) and Ubuntu, and both simply give me a black screen from the moment ...
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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 ...