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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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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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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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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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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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Installing Linux over Windows 7

I have a computer with three hard drives: SSD with Windows 7 installed HDD with Linux Mint installed HDD with no OS, formatted as NTFS drive for storing files. I have been using EasyBCD to dual ...
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Possible to upgrade to latest Bluez using Mint 15 Olivia (Cinnamon)?

I'm using the latest version of Mint 15. I noticed that the Bluez version that is shipped with Mint 15 is 4.101 (http://www.bluez.org/bluez-4101/). As you can see the release date is : 22nd June ...
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wireless drops after using it

Recently, I have installed Linux Mint 10 Julia. Everything worked from the beginning (even the external wifi dongle), but I discovered that the wifi connection gets lost after some time. To solve it, ...
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Installed a new NVidia graphics card and now I can't login

Running Linux Mint 14, I was using the integrated graphics from the i5 4670k processor. Now I've installed a NVidia graphics card (GTX 660 Ti) and now it doesn't login on normal mode. I tried ...
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How to change login screen size, Linux Mint

So I have been using linux mint for a little bit now. One thing that really bugs me is that the login screen size is always really small. I have used xrandr --output VGA1 --primary 1600x900 to set to ...
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I get this shutdown prompt, then my laptop dies. What is happening?

I get a dialog box that says 'Shut down the system now', the same as if I had clicked 'quit' in the main menu. This happens seemingly randomly. If I choose 'cancel', it sometimes goes away. Other ...
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Disk partition emptied during tar backup

This morning I was doing a routine backup of my development drive, one of 4 primary partitions on my hard-drive. The script I ran was: filename="/home/Backups/Devi_"`eval date +%Y%m%d`".tgz" touch ...
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Linux Mint 14 - Segfault in steam.sh (cannot launch steam)

Here is my output when I try to launch steam: tetra@nick-Inspiron ~ $ steam Running Steam on linuxmint 14 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for ...
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How does one make x-screensavers work with mate-screensaver?

I am currently using Linux Mint - Mate Edition. I much prefer the mate-screensaver lock-screen so I refuse to use x-screensaver b/c its lock-screen is just hideous. I have learned elsewhere on the ...
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Task bar, close, minimize, maximize etc. disappeared on Linux mint cinnamon

Yesterday, While logging in to my Linux Mint(cinnamon) I noticed that my task bar has been missing. And when I open any window, there is no close/minimize/maximize button. All this sounds weird to me. ...
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Linux Mint 15 no audio with NVidia MCP51

I updated from Linux Mint 14 to 15 recently, and since then my audio driver seems to be gone or nonfunctional. I don't have a ton of experience with drivers under Linux (grew up a Windows guy), but ...
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Grub - Windows Invalid EFI file path

I have 2 hdd, Windows on the first, I installed Mint on the second. This destroyed the bootloader so I used boot-repair to restore it. Boot-repair identified both OS. Now my fresh Mint install boots ...
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linux mint cinnamon - AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter keeps disconnecting

Lately I got a DELL inspiron 15-3521, I installed the latest Linux mint cinnamon. I have been having some problems with my Ethernet card, when i start my pc everything works perfectly for about 10 to ...
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Install Linux Mint 14 from CLI

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 14 from a live cd on a HP Pavilion laptop. I got some problem with X and the nvidia card, which prevents X from starting (and therefore prevents the live installer ...
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Can't add a resolution in Mint 14 Nadia (ATI RV516 X1350)

I just got a bootable USB w/ Linux Mint 14 Nadia installed and I ran into some problems with my laptop's graphic drivers. Computer is fairly old, it's HP Compaq 6820s from around 2008. Problem ...
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Microsoft LifeCam VX-800 stopped working on Linux Mint

My Microsoft Lifecam VX-800 stopped working without any plausible reason. lsusb identifies the camera with the name "Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Venus USB2.0 Camera". Another unusual thing is that ...
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Sound messed up in Starcraft. What's the deal?

I'm trying to run Starcraft through Wine. The sound is all distorted, as if it were playing underwater. Then, about 10 minutes into the game the sound is perfect for 1-2 seconds. Then, there's no ...
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Why is the resolution fixed at 1024*786 on Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon?

I am newbie in Linux, I have installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon. After installation I just get a black screen. After I got recommendation to set modeset i915.modeset=0 which gave me the display but with ...
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touchpad scrolling lost when switching between physical and virtual tty

I have setup touchpad scrolling by running the following script in .xsession $ cat ~/bin/enablescrolling # enable two finger scroll synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 ...
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Mint 14 does not detect my first hard disk

I have two hardisks installed in my machine : Samsung SSD PM830 SATA : 128 Gb ST9500423AS ATA : 500 Gb When I start Mint installer, it only showed me the 500Gb harddisk.So I partitioned it into ...
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Cannot change brightness after standby or logout

Laptop: Toshiba R630 http://www.linlap.com/toshiba_portege_r700-r705 OS: Mint 14, Cinnamon $ lspci | grep -i vGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated ...
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Mint Debian Install - Thinkpad T430s Problem

I wanted to try out the Linux Mint Debian. I downloaded an iso, checked it and then dd it on a usb stick. I boot on the usb fine and Mint is starting, but then it looks like that : The desktop ...
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unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda, Linux Mint 14.1 Nadia

Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' Failed. This is a fatal error Why I got this error message when installing Linux mint 14.1 Nadia 64 bit, even 32 bit, I got this message? I have 1 partition ext4 ...
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Mint 14 Floppy error

Error reported = Error mounting system managed device /dev/fd0. Command line ... /media/flopp0 exited with non-zero . /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device. I've got a physical floppy drive, working ...
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How to run cinnamon properly?

I am running cinnamon fallback, the output of inxi -SGx is System: Host: elie-Hp Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya Graphics: Card-1: ...
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I can't open the terminal in Cinnamon

I have Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon installed, but I can't open a terminal using right click nor using CtlrAltt this is just an issue with Cinnamon, why is that happening? Update I tried to solve the ...
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Computer recognizes wireless network but asks for password repeatedly

I have installed Mint 14 Xfce on a Dell XPS 400. I am using a Belkin F5D8010 wireless card. I got the .inf file from the Belkin website and installed it using the graphical ndiswrapper tool. The ...
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Can anyone tell me why I need to click twice in VLC just so that a little plus button would appear?

Basically what happens is this: I open VLC and go to my playlist and there are tons of folders there. I double-click on one and its icon changes to a folder icon and a plus sign appears next to it, ...
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Hardware problem after fresh Linux Mint install

I've installed Linux Mint, Mate 64bit on my machine. My configuration: Desktop PC HP Pro 3400 Series MT Processor: Intel Core i3 2120 @3.30GHz Chipset: Intel Sandy Bridge Graphic Interface: ...
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Ubuntu One on Linux Mint won't install: Depends: libnautilus-extension1a

The full error I'm experiencing when I try to install Ubuntu One on my Linux Mint 13 OS is "ubuntuone-client-gnome: Depends: libnautilus-extension1a (>= 1:2.91) but 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu5 is to be ...
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Mint update manager not updating

After running update manager these are the error messages I get... E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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KDE taskbar labels disappear

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. If I open more than 9 windows at once, all the labels on all my taskbar buttons disappear. Each one is left with only the icon, centered in its taskbar button. I found ...
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Problem with RA streaming with mplayer

I am trying to play a .ra streaming with mplayer from this url: rtsp://mm6.rai.it/radiofonia/radio3/napoli/battiti/2012/battiti2012_10_04.ra I use to execute the command mplayer rtsp://url.ra, but ...
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Wireless issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro

I installed Linux Mint 13 (Maya) on my Macbook Pro using rEFIt, and ran through the instructions here to get wireless working. Now I can see a bunch of different networks, but I almost always fail to ...
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Linux Mint: LAN “Cable not connected”, despite it is

I've just installed Linux Mint 13, 64 bit (from the CD of "c't kompakt Linux", if this matters), and came across a very unexpected problem, for which I've not found a solution with Google or searching ...
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Mono spits out too many errors after update, try to reinstall, more errors

I had errors with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade, from mono mono, so I tried this instead: sudo apt-get install --reinstall banshee banshee-extension-soundmenu ...
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Changing color depth in linux mint

How can I alter color depth settings in Linux Mint 13 maya? I tried to find the xorg.conf in /etc/X11/ But I could not find the file.
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3D Acceleration/Compiz Failure

I've installed Linux Mint 12 & Fedora 16 in VB 4.1.10 on a Windows 7 Host which has a Intel i3 processor and Intel HD 3000 graphics card. For both Linux installations I've enabled 3D acceleration ...
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Ctrl+F2 no longer opens the app launcher in Gnome 2

In KDE I press Alt+F2 and the app launcher opens. In Gnome, however, I press Ctrl+F2, it doesn't work. When I first installed Mint 12, it was working, but I think it stopped working when I installed ...
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Mint 12: I can't open synaptic package manager

I have Mint 12 Lisa DVD edition, 32 bit verion. I have kde and gnome. I can't open the Synaptic package manager. When I click on it, I am asked to enter my password, I do so and click authenticate, ...
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Why don't all Mint 12 applications show up in my cairo-dock menu?

I'm running Mint12 with four monitors. Needless to say, the standard Gnome doesn't work well but it does when using Cairo-Dock instead of the default toolbars and menus. The problem is that my ...
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How do I disable automatic display search?

I have a Mint 10, based on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (10.10) installed on a HP nc6120 notebook. The machine is getting tired, so I decided to use it only with the external "monitor", in this case, the ...
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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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“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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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 ...