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Why is my cpu overheating when i use i3wm?

I've got a laptop running linux mint cinnamon 17.3 I'm currently playing with/learning/considering to switch to i3wm. When I'm on cinnamon, the cpu temp is around 40-45°C (104 - 113 F) But when I use ...
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Invert fn key use of PGUP/HOME and PGDN/END keys

I am trying to invert the Fn-key behaviour of the PgUp/Home and PgDn/End keys on my MSI laptop. Currently I need to press Fn+PgUp to get Home or Fn+PgDn to get End, and since I use Home (End) a lot ...
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How do I force gvfs-unmount a dead SSH mount on Linux Mint 16 (Petra)?

I have mounted a SSH "share" using Thunar and the remote machine has been powered off before I thought of unmounting it. Now Thunar freezes for a while (like 20-30 seconds) whenever I hit the "eject" ...
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Linux Mint OS always freezes when laptop is not charging

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 OS on my HP Compaq nc6400 laptop. The OS always freezes after a while if I'm using my laptop without charging it but never does so if I'm charging my laptop while using it. ...
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Keep NumLock always on [Linux Mint]

I have a simple objective: Keep NumLock always on OS and DE: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon I found this Keep NumLock always on So, I created this small script -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 47 Apr ...
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Cinnamon hot corners on second display

I have two displays. I was able to add a second panel on the new display but my hot corners are not carrying over. I don't see any option anywhere to enable this functionality. Linux Mint 17.2 ...
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Select graphics card

Is there a way too to select a primary graphics other than onboard graphics. I have two different dedicated graphics cards in my machine, one GT640 and a GTX970. I am trying to set up the machine to ...
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Unresponsive buttons on graphics tablet

I have a graphics tablet (brand irrelevant, appears recognized as WALTOP International Corp. Media Tablet stylus by Krita) that doesn't show up in the system settings, but works just fine. Pressure ...
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Mint 17.3 Not Playing Sound - SOLVED!

My Toshiba Satellite A105 is running Linux Mint 17.3. It will not play any sound through the onboard hardware, and when I look into the sound menu, it only displays a dummy output. I have tried all ...
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How can I make nvidia packages work on Mint 17.3

I'm writing this after days of search and incomprehensions. I already tried asking my question on the Mint forums but I've got no help yet and I prefer asking for more advices, that could lead to a ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon: Change 'Text Scaling factor' via Shortcut

Does anyone know a way to define a Shortcut for the 'Text Scaling factor' Setting in Linux Mint Cinnamon? I could not find anything under 'System Settings' > 'Keyboard' > 'Shortcuts' ...
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I'm having trouble installing Mullvad (VPN) on mint 17.2

I recently purchased Mullvad for my Linux, but can't make it work. I've followed the steps on the official website here and it tells me: Starting VPN daemon(s)... and does nothing. I checked and my ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 doesn't detect Win10 partitions

I've installed Win10 and I want to install Linux Mint 17.3. When I'm installing Linux Mint, it doesn't see Win10 partitions. It's just showing whole disk size. By the way, I'm installing Linux Mint ...
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Turn on NumLock on startup in Linux Mint

Situation: When I turn on my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon the Num Lock is Off. Objective: Turn on Num Lock automatically at startup.
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How to auto-unlock SSH keyring upon login

Situation: I am on Linux Mint 17.3 and have on the station auto-login enabled. I have an SSH key in gnome-keyring. Objective: I would like the SSH keyring not to ask me for password. I am aware it ...
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How to install Electrum 2.6.3 bitcoin wallet on Ubuntu / Mint and derivates

Today's question of mine was How do I install Electrum 2.6.3 bitcoin wallet on my Linux Mint, Ubuntu and it should work on other derivates.
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Hard disk partition table overwritten -TestDisk recovery

Okay so I'm not %100 if this should be posted here or super user. here's my problem: I've an Ubuntu user for quite some time but had decided to switch over to Mint. While installing I realized I had ...
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Linux Mint - No Sound

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa and when I installed it in the first place months ago the sound and everything worked fine. It still does in fact, the problem is that none of the system sound ...
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Why do strange boxes appear on my Linux Mint MATE?

I'm using Linux Mint MATE with Paper theme
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Is it possible Linux kernel/installer detected maximum keyboard backlight wrong?

I am on Linux Mint 17.3. Hardware laptop ASUS N750JV. Objective: Determine if the maximum allowed keyboard backlight by Linux system is right. /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/max_brightness ...
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PPTP VPN not working with Linux router

ORIGINAL: I've just switched from an old Linux install (Debian squeeze) to a new one (Linux Mint 17.3) for my router (I am using a full desktop PC with a Linux install as my router). The Linux PC ...
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How to manually add startup applications on Mint 17.3

I have fully updated Linux Mint 17.3. I need to add a bunch of applications to startup. The problem is, the following dialog doesn't work - It won't add me an application from the list, nor it will ...
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Prevent “display drag” on Linux Mint

Background I have Linux Mint installed on my laptop with 2 extra monitors connect to the VGA and HDMI outputs. I've installed nvidia drivers as recommended by the Driver Manager. Although, the ...
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Automatic Set Up of MySQL

I sometimes have call to install some bespoke software onto Linux systems and am using 'distutils' for this. In addition to this I also install some Python packagers that are not in the default set-up,...
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Linux Mint 17 has become slow and unresponsive

I have been using Linux and windows for a while now, Linux has been working like a Swiss clock. A week ago, I started working with Windows again (a matter of editing pdfs). After a whole week of ...
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Can't install anything cause “printer-driver- … unmet dependencies”

I'm trying to install GNU screen: sudo apt-get install screen I receive following: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to ...
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Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Problems in Linux Mint

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on a Lenovo laptop. I discovered initially that it couldn't detect wireless networks because my Wi-Fi card chipset is currently not supported, which I decided to ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts lose focus when switching between Applications

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 64-bit, Cinnamon Version 2.6.13 with Kernel 4.3.0 and I'm playing Football Manager 2016 on it. So when I switch between applications after a few switches the keyboard ...
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Load old Ubuntu Linux after fresh Linux Mint install

I had Ubuntu and time ago I installed Linux Mint. During installation there was no option for alongside install, so I chose the manual option for the install to empty the partition (mount point /). ...
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I accidentally changed Linux Mint's advanced menu icon to something very large. Now I can't change it back

I just see large green and white stripes across the panel. I couldn't do anything on that menu, so had to restart my laptop, and before the panel could load, created a new one and delete the old one. ...
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Connect to a wireless network as standard user without administrator authentication Linux Mint 17.3

I'm trying to get a standard user on my laptop installed with Linux Mint 17.3 on the wireless. I can get to the internet just fine logged in with an administrator but as soon as i log in with a ...
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automatic Mint upgrade from 17.3 to 18?

Will an automatic or semi-automatic upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa to 18 Sarah (released in next June) be available?
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What is the keyboard shortcut for Mint 17.03 Rosa for language switch?

Clicking the flag is not an option. ALT + Caps doesn't work, I went through all shortcuts - no language switch options, there is custom shortcut option - if anyone can help provide a command to do so ...
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Why installing openssh-server would remove openssh-client?

I face the following situation on one machine with 64bit Mint 17.3 Cinnamon: $ sudo apt-get install openssh-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to install latest stable release of GCC in Linux Mint?

I want to install the latest version of GCC (GNU compiler collection) in Linux Mint 17.3. Currently g++ --version returns 4.8.4, whereas the latest stable release is 5.3.
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PATH configuration no effect

I have a question regarding the PATH variable and ways to configure it. The question stems from the fact that the installation of a software package am dealing with comes with a bash script which is ...
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Upgrading Linux mint 17 32- bit to Linux mint 17 64-bit

I have just upgraded my processor to a 64-bit processor and I would like to update my Linux mint 17 to 64-bit. I have been googling for a solution but I cant find a reliable or cleanly explained how-...
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Invisible gnome-terminal and mintdrivers freezes [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 and recently my computer turned itself off when I told it to sleep. Since then my gnome-terminal has been invisible, except for the drop shadows. Xterm works fine. When ...
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How to check if I downloaded a hacked version of Linux Mint 17.3

I am a bit new to Linux and I know this is late but I recently read about how Linux Mint 17.3 was hacked on February 20th and I want to make sure my version isn't hacked. I originally installed Linux ...
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Problem installing Canon LBP7010C printer on Linux Mint

I recently bought a Canon I-SENSYS LBP7010C printer, but I am having issues getting it to work on my Linux Mint 17 system. I installed the drivers from Canon's website successfully, but when I try to ...
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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 ...