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Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon: Enable root login from GUI

I just installed Mint 16 and I see that root user is not available at login screen. I log in from normal user and went to "Login Window" option and there I set "Allow root login". Then I restarted the ...
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Invert colors on one window [duplicate]

Most default color schemes use dark text on bright background. But when you work in dark light conditions, I prefer the opposite. While many applications adhere to the system theme, some do not. For ...
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USB flash drive mounts and unmounts automatically

Whenever I plug my flash drive into the usb, a message like this window appears on the screen: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/sajjad/Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" ...
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Is there some memory leak in Mint 16? Or else what is this?

So this has happened to me 3 times now: I have left my computer on over night and when I come back in the morning all of my ram is being used and about a third to a half of my swap space is full. ...
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Linux Mint 15 (Ubuntu 13.04) Spontaneously Crashing: Please help me understand the syslog messages

I'm running Linux Mint 15, and my machine is spontaneously rebooting. It appears to happen when the computer is under load. Normal use doesn't seem to cause it, but I'm trying to create a windows vm ...
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I disabled Compiz and the title bar on every windows is missing now

I am on Linux Mint 15 (Mate). I installed Compiz following the steps in this tutorial. Then due to some problems I faced, I decided to disable it. So I executed the following command: metacity ...
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How to change swap partition from primary to logical?

I was installing Mint on dual boot with Win8 and I accidentally created primary swap partition. Is there any way I can change the partition type from primary to logical? Or do I have to delete those ...
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Disable Ctrl+Alt Hotkeys in certain programs

I am using Sublime Text 3 which uses CtrlAlt$key hotkeys for a few important functionalities, but CtrlAltLeft (for example) switches workspaces. Is there a way I can disable the OS functions of these ...
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Scanner works in laptop, not in desktop

I have an Epson Perfection 660 flatbed scanner that works on my laptop. This is what appears in /var/log/syslog when I plug it in: Dec 18 15:43:57 lap kernel: [   31.868278] usb 6-2: new full-speed ...
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System fonts not taking effect in linux mint with both mate and cinnamon installed

I have linux mint 16 installed on my desktop with both the mate and cinnamon desktop environments. I have noticed that the system font settings are not used as I expect. For example, the "window title ...
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How to make a standalone application appear on the Mint menu?

How can I make the executable file of a standalone application appear on the mint menu so that I can execute it from there? What I currently do is to add the application path to the PATH variable and ...
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How to use Caja (file manager) to organize files and folders online?

The default file manager of Linux Mint 15 (Mate) is Caja. In the about screen of Caja, it says: Caja lets you organize files and folders, both on your computer and online. My question is, how ...
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Mouse clicks won't work (Linux Mint KDE)

I'm using linux mint 15 with KDE and today I realized my mouse clicks on Google Chrome often don't work and it only throws out the messages: (google-chrome:2971): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: ...
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Dual boot Linux Mint in a GPT style hard drive along with Windows 8

I have a Sony VAIO e series laptop which came with Windows 8. I wish to install Linux Mint as additional operating system. Only at the time of installation I could find that my HDD is of GPT partition ...
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Suddenly cannot open any terminal on Linux Mint

I suddenly cannot open a gnome-terminal window in Linux Mint. I installed xterm and guake too now looking for a replacement, but none of them will open either. When I do try to open gnome-terminal by ...
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Can't install 'MFC42.DLL'

I tried this: winetricks mfc42 and got the following result: Executing w_do_call mfc42 Executing load_mfc42 Executing wine /home/sajjad/.cache/winetricks/vcrun6/vc6redistsetup_deu.exe ...
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Debian vs Mint? [closed]

I am new to linux and I can't decide whether to choose Debian or Linux Mint for my first distribution. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu (if I understood right), and Ubuntu is based on Debian. But as I ...
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Hand shaking fails while trying to add PPA repository

I cannot add any kind off PPA repository. When I execute the following command e.g.: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hotot-team I get the following error: Cannot add PPA: '"Error reading ...
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How do I make a usb thumbdrive persistent?

I have Linux Mint Petra (Mate 64 Bit) installed on a HP Pavilion dv7-3008tx laptop. I want to make a 32GB thumbdrive, with an ISO disk image on it, persistent without fully installing the system on ...
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Can't install Linux Mint Cinnamon nor Ubuntu while switchable graphics turned on

I've got Lenovo G500 intel i5 with switchable graphics (Intel and AMD Radeon HD 8579M). When I try to install Linux Mint Petra Cinnamon, when switchable graphics are on by the bios, live CD can't ...
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Why is my notifications applet displaying incorrectly?

I'm using Linux Mint 16 Petra with the MATE desktop environment. Perhaps I shouldn't have done this, but when I was adding a new application to my list of startup applications, I saw what seemed like ...
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Connecting to localhost via system IP address

I am using Linux Mint 15, and I am running a Ruby web server(Thin) on port 3000. I can connect from my machine via localhost:3000, but the moment I type in the system IP address (eg. ...
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How can I get ssh working on Mint Olivia?

I have a Mint KDE VM (under VMware Fusion on Mavericks), and it is refusing ssh connections. I have not enabled UFW, and openssh-server installed without reported error. However, when I attempt to ...
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When update Linux Mint from 15 to 16?

I would like to know if I have to, every time the new release of Linux Mint come out, upgrade my OS? I had Ubuntu someday, and every half a year I burnt a CD and installed everything from the ...
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How do I install swell-foop-3.11.1.tar.gz in Linux Mint Petra?

How do I install swell-foop-3.11.1.tar.gz in Linux Mint Petra? I tried to install it with software manager but the game does not seem to work, so I downloaded swell-foop-3.11.1.tar.gz and extracted ...
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Cinnamon (Petra) crashed. Opens in fallback mode

I'm not an expert on linux. My cinnamon (petra) just started to chrash on logons and I have no opinion for what did I do wrong. I have found a set of errors on my .xsession-errors. The below one is ...
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How can I have Linux Mint 15 Olivia always startup in console mode

Several months ago, I installed Mint 15 on an old laptop with the intent to use it to run various game servers for the house. All of these are console apps, so I'd like to not have to bother booting ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...
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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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Connected to WiFi, no internet access - Linux Mint

I connect to a my AP and I get a message "Connect to ..." but I cant access the internet, nor ping anything exept my gateway. I tried changing the DNS Servers to google ones but with no use. Any ...
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GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: Unable to autolaunch when setuid

I am encountering a strange error whenever I run certain commands, for example, sudo apt-get install ______ and I receive the following error: (process:28847): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to ...
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How to recover from desktop freeze without losing running windows?

Sometimes VirtualBox causes random freeze of my Mint 16 Cinnamon Desktop 64bit. I am not able to pinpoint what is actually wrong and even where to fill the bug report. But the life goes on and I ...
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Why won't Linux let me play with /dev/dsp?

I'm working through a Linux textbook, and it's telling me about devices. It says that if I send the appropriate output to /dev/dsp, then it will play a sound. The example is cat file.wav > ...
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How to fix broken theme in Linux mint 15 (MATE)?

Selected theme: My Mint-X theme is broken and things are not shown correctly, like my taskbar (minimized windows are almost white): This has probably happened after installing some third-party ...
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Automount CIFS shares on boot?

I have a script saved that mounts my CIFS share, but I have to run it manually every time I boot into Linux and I connect to the internet. Is there a way that I can set the script to run as root every ...
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How to set a custom keymap and make sure, that it is not overwritten by system?

I use custom keymap, that diffentiates between left and right Ctrl: remove control = Control_R clear mod3 add Mod3 = Control_R When I load it with xmodmap myxmap, it works only as long, as one of ...
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Postgresql 9.3 with posgis extenstions not working after restart

I'm running Mint 16. In pgAdmin it gives me this output. An error has occurred: ERROR: could not load library "/usr/lib/postgresql/9.3/lib/postgis-2.1.so": libjson.so.0: cannot open shared ...
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Static IP for 2 PCs on crossover cable in interfaces(5) file?

I've got 2 PCs connected on an Ethernet crossover cable. On PC1 I run: sudo ip addr add 192.168.2.1 peer 192.168.2.2 dev eth0 sudo ip link set dev eth0 up On PC2 I run: sudo ip addr add ...
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Internet bandwidth mysteriously drops under Linux, but is fine under Windows

I can't seem to download files from the internet on my laptop with Mint/Ubuntu, due to strange bandwidth fluctuations. I'm able to browse the web with Firefox with no problems, apt-get update and ...
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Ubuntu / Mint brightness 0 by default on login

Every time I boot up Ubuntu or Mint, after choosing an OS from GRUB menu, before logging in, screen brightness is set to 0. What is the reason behind that? I always end up manually turning on the ...
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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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How do I get rid of these broken package errors and install Mate in Linux Mint 16 Petra?

I have upgraded my computer to Linux Mint 16 Petra. Everything worked smoothly during the install with no errors, or indications of any problems. However, after I rebooted, Mate was no longer an ...
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Save image as 24 bit png

Is there a way to save an image as 24 bit png? I didn't manage with GIMP. Keep in mind this is pixel art so keeping the exact colors are important. I tried several things in GIMP, but it always said ...
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No matter how many times I try re-installing Linux Mint, I get a GRUB error. How do I fix it?

I have been trying to install Linux Mint 16 Petra using a removable USB thumb drive on my laptop, and after multiple attempts, I get the same error every time: error: file ...
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Configure Wacom Intuos Graphics Pad in Linux Mint 15

I purchased a Wacom Intuos graphics pad recently (specifically, Create Pen & Touch Tablet, which I think is the rebranding of the Intuos 4), and I am trying to configure it on my Linux Mint 15 ...
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cinnamon-screensaver and lock settings not visible in settings panel

A rather peculiar problem: After updating a fresh installation of Linux Mint Debian Edition, I lost the ability to change the screensaver and lock settings, here's a screenshot of the relevant ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop freeze when tried to change the brightness, OS:Linux Mint

My laptop is Dell Inspiron n5010 with Linux Mint. Whenever I tried to adjust the screen brightness the laptop got stuck and nothing works after that until I force restarted the system. I tried to make ...
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system went unresponsive and had to hard reboot

without not much load on the machine, it suddenly went busy and went unresponsive. it could not respond to keyboard or mouse movement or neither would move to another other tty's. there is some log ...
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Problem with logical partition and recovery mode

After the installation of compiz with linux mint, I had a problem in my Linux Mint 14 . There is a blank screen after typing my login/password to enter my session. I tried some things to correct this. ...
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Mint keyboard mappings ignored [closed]

I turned off my computer for the first time in a while last night, and this morning the keyboard isn't behaving. The Dvorak layout is still ok, but the caps lock isn't acting as a backspace, even ...