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Linux mint show black screen sometime

the backlight work but it show black screen(without any attention), it occasionally occurs in recent days, here is my machine info: roroco@roroco ~ $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. ...
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when use nvidia driver, how to change mouse initial position

When i switch linux graphic driver from linux mint default to nvida driver, the mouse initial position is in right top like following, how to change it to screen center, here is my nvidia driver ...
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Experiencing screen display flickering because of Nvidia graphics card on Linux Mint 17

I just installed Linux Mint 17 on my computer which has a Nvidia graphics card GeForce 8200M. However, occasionally when I am using the computer/browsing the internet, like whenever I use Google Maps, ...
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Language and font problems in Linux Mint

I'm a Dutchman living in Hungary. I use a Dell Inspiron I7, 5000 series laptop with a Hungarian keyboard and Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64 bit. My Mint-system language is Dutch, language setting "Hungarian (...
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TeamViewer upgrade

I'm having second thoughts about uninstalling previous version of TeamViewer. Now I have version 11 installed. I upgraded from version 10 by directly exexuting the version 11 installer. As you can see,...
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Installing npm on Mint 17 without using curl or the GUI file-manager

I'm trying to install npm in a Mint VM running on Windows 10 on which I can only use sudo to install and modify directories and have no ability to create directories via the visual file manager. I ...
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Network button is missing in linux mint 17.3 Xfce

I have linux mint 17.3 Rosa. After installation I saw the network button and volume button at the panel. But after a day I am not finding these buttons. Googling about network button didn't help me....
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What is the name of the autoupdater in Linux Mint

If I have a clean install of latest Linux Mint, but I replaced the window manager/desktop environment with a very small alternative (IceWM). I was able to get most of system tray (or whatever it is ...
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Linux Mint LAN Connecting But Not Working

I am new to Linux and working on Linux Mint 17.2 on my laptop. I am able to connect using LAN wire (i.e. on the right bottom it shows connected) but not able to access the internet. It works great on ...
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Dell XPS8700 running Linux Mint freeze

I left the PC running over night and I woke up to find the system unresponsive. I verified the system log and this is what I found Syslog Details There are no logs after 05:35:11 The only ...
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Linux Mint 17.3: Minecraft Forge install error

I have JRE8. I have the latest version of minecraft and have run the client. I've made sure the forge.jar file can execute as a program. However when I go into command line to install Forge I get the ...
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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

NOTE. Sorry for reposting this question. It was originally asked on superuser.com but there is no an answer or a comment there. Now I'm not sure what better site to ask such questions. Though there ...
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Does xubuntu desktop environment installed in mint give same battery performance as original xubuntu os

I have found that Xubuntu provides a better battery life than mint. I want to install xubuntu desktop environment in my mint os. The main reason is saving battery life. I want to know whether xubuntu ...
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Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 Sound Effects Not Working

I'm running on Linux Mint 17.3 and I can't seem to get the sound effects to work. I have the drivers and everything installed, I'm able to play music and watch videos with sound but as far as system ...
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I am redirected to a router that is not part of my provider's configuration [closed]

Whenever I try to access a website with a .com domain it shows the 'unable to connect page' but when I access a site with my country's domain I get redirected to a Tenda 11N wireless router. I ...
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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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Which version of Ubuntu is my Linux Mint installation based on?

For any given version or installation of Linux Mint, how would I find out which version of Ubuntu it is based on? I'm sure it must be in documentation somewhere right?
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Setting up a midi controller on Linux Mint

I've recently bought a Worlde Easykey 25 midi controller. I would like to set it up to work with my Linux Mint setup, preferably without messing up my other sound. I am aware of this guide here, but ...
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(Linux Mint-17) Unable to connect to wireless network

I have installed Linux Mint-17 on my laptop. However, i am unable to connect to any wireless network. A red dot is flashed under the network icon on the bottom-right corner(near clock). I referred ...
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Trackpad Setup Linux Mint on Mac Book KDE

I have been playing around with using Linux Mint on an older Mac Book (2009 era). Linux Mint runs great on this laptop as compared to OS X. The only major problem I am having is with the trackpad. It ...
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“Mac-style” unzipping on linux

I'm using Linux Mint MATE edition, in case that's relevant. I don't know if this is Dropbox specific, but when i download a zip of a folder that was originally produced on a Mac (and that has lots of ...
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How to turn off Wireless power management permanently

In Linux Mint 17.3 iwconfig says the power management of wireless card is turned on. I want to turn it off permanently. sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off works, until I reboot the laptop. I read some ...
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Mint 17.2 KDE sluggish after login

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 KDE on a four-year old Dell XPS 15z laptop. After login, the computer is sluggish for about ten minutes, and then it goes back to normal. I've checked CPU usage and it's ...
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How do I get Mint's Disk options to auto-mount my disk without making everything executable?

I have a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon running on an SSD, and I also have a 2TB SATA drive pluggged in and formatted as NTFS. In Mint's Disk utility (Menu > Preferences > Disks), I'm ...
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Hot to dualboot linux mint and W10

I'm currently trying to use Linux mint 17.3 alongside W10. I'm using an acer Aspire E5, which came with windows 10. I havent formatted to windows 7 yet because of the drivers. Anyway, i have already ...
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What do I do if Mint doesnt have my native resolution as a display option?

I have two displays. A monitor and an hdtv. The monitor works because its 1920*1080 but my tv is 1366*768 and that isn't a resolution option. I tried the next one up and it looks too pixelated for ...
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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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sources.list.d files are automatically configured: how can I change them persistently? [duplicate]

Google recently discontinued support for 32-bit Chrome repositories on Linux. That's fine; I don't care: I'm on 64-bit. No problem. Unfortunately, it causes apt update to fail because it fails to ...
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Error is shown in grub boot

I had installed mint cinnamon 2 days ago.it worked fine but today when i started the computer this error came up: "/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found" any suggestions?
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How to Disable Mouse Edge Flip on Linux Mint Cinnamon 2.8

I have been suffering for the unexpected disapperance on Cinnamon 2.8 of the Enable/Disable Edge Flip option between workspaces with the mouse, I found really really annoying that every time I would ...
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How do I install sfml-audio to build extreme tux racer?

I have downloaded extreme tux racer as a .tar.xz on sourceforge. I performed tar xJF on the file, a directory was created, I entered it and there I performed ./configure. A list of Dependencies was ...
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usb linux format

I have a Usb drive and that is connected to a laptop running Linux (Mint). As soon as I install some software in it (USB memory) seems like it recognizes it as a windows partition and doesn't install ...
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The following packages have been kept back

The following packages have been kept back: click click-dev gir1.2-click-0.4 libclick-0.4-0 0 BUT It's clear that all of these packages are either on hold somewhere, or are in some kind of conflict,...
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I can't boot up my PC, “MDM: Xserver not found”

I use Linux mint 17.3 xfce, and about ten minutes ago my computer started freaking out, I couldn't use the panel, move windows around, etc, so I decided to reboot my computer, and when I booted it up, ...
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Dual-monitor problem NVIDIA, screens flickering (turning on/off)

I switched to NVIDIA drivers in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon via Driver Manager in order to be able to play games. I am on NVIDIA 750M. The problem is, when I try to connect the second screen via ...
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Adding a second GPU greatly reduces my graphics performance

I'm currently running Ubuntu 15 desktop with an ATI R9 390 and a 4k monitor via display port. Everything runs smoothly. I have a second monitor which is VGA-only, and since the R9 has no VGA ports, ...
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Is there any way to set rules for minimizing to system tray for applications that don't support it themselves?

There's some applications which support minimizing to a tray icon natively. There are others that can be extended to do this. What I'm looking for is something that will allow me to set rules on ...
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How to specify a log when autostarting in linux mint

How do I specify the log when autostarting a program in linux mint. For example I change the Dropbox startup script to: [Desktop Entry] Name=Dropbox GenericName=File Synchronizer Comment=Sync your ...
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Kate/Terminal/Chromium/etc. refuse to open

I accidentally ran a GUI (Kate) with sudo--dumb I know--and when closed the application I got this error message: Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-username" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0 I've done ...
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Mint install no wifi networks show up - intel 3165

Linux newbie - installed Mint Mate 17.3 - no internet as I use only a mifi dongle (3 network) and Linux does not recognise wifi on my HP Pavillion laptop. This laptop is brand new, only 1 month old. ...
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Installing Virtualbox on Linux Mint 17

I am trying to install virtualbox 5 on mint. Here is the output $ sudo aptitude install virtualbox-5.0 The following NEW packages will be installed: virtualbox-5.0{b} 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly ...
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Boot issues after installing Linux Mint 17.3 Windows 10 does not boot

n my Lenovo G50-70, I am in the (painful) process of installing Linux Min v17.3 (Rosa). It's being a bumpy road up to now. The install using UEFI BIOS config did work but no multiboot option was ...
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/ directory at 100% capacity. Not sure where I went wrong in my partitioning or how to proceed

I'm running a dual boot Windows/Mint partition. Everything is going fine until things suddenly get REALLY screwy and slow. I get a popup that "Filesystem root only has 297.8 MB disk space remaining." ...
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Fail to install Clang-3.5 due to Clang-3.3

I am trying to install clang-3.5 on Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon) and I dependency errors. Edit: here is the output of apt-cache policy clang clang-3.5 clang-3.3: clang: Installed: (none) Candidate:...
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Cannot install tomahawk in Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64bit [SOLVED]

I am unable to install tomahawk using the information and data provided in this PPA. The output of the terminal after sudo apt-get install tomahawk is: Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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System reboot randomly in all Unix-like OS

I'm new in Unix-like OS, I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Debian 8.3.0, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 in my Thinkpad W530 laptop, and the installation was successful. But the problem is ...
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Creating virtual hosts on Apache in Linux Mint 17.3

I am working Linux Mint 17.3, and trying to create virtual hosts on Apache 2.4. I have followed the following procedure, but I still can't browse the site. Create two new virtual hosts. sudo cp /...
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Troubles with the internet connection once in a while

I'm using linux mint on a mac book pro. It runs quite well. The only thing is that I have once in a while (1-5 times a day) a problem with the wireless lan connection. The problem only appears when I'...
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I booted puppy from usb, now I cant go back to mint. Everytime I try to boot it it goes to a command line (no GUI)

Wanted to try out puppy . And when I shut it down and tried to go back to Mint Cinammon 17.1 Rosa (my default OS), it just asked for my username and password and then showed me a command line. ...
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Linux has horrible battery life on high end laptop [duplicate]

I'm running 64 bit mint 17.3 cinnamon on my lenovo yoga 2 pro (4th gen i7, 8 gb ram, ssd). It has a quad hd 3200x1800 resolution display. I realize this is most likely bottle necking my battery life. ...