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Activate iSight in Linux Mint Qiana on a Virtual Machine

I'm trying to get the built-in iSight cam of my MacBook Pro 5,1 (running OS X 10.5.8 ) to run under the just-downloaded Linux Mint Qiana edition, which I have installed in Virtual Box (v.4.1.18, for ...
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How to install software to a multi-boot live CD

Okay, so I am creating a multi-boot live cd with various linux distributions including Debian and Mint. Each distribution will be used to focus on diagnosing and/ o repairing a specific issue best ...
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Missing menu on Mint host using RDP unless logged in on host console

Using Remote Desktop from a Windows 7 PC to connect to a Mint 17 VM with MATE, the Show Desktop icon displays, but the Menu button does not. However, if I go to the Linux machine and log in, leave ...
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sudo apt-get fails

I am running linux mint but I broke apt (deleted a lock file and ...) When I try sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get -V update nothing happens, it just returns the command prompt. The same thing with ...
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Run root script or command as root in startup application in linux mint

I have a wireless adapter that used to work in Linux mint 16 (dwa 171) after installing drivers for it. Now it won't work the same way anymore since I upgraded to linux mint 17. I've found the only ...
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Grub doesn't recognize windows 8

Recently, I installed Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint Debian Edition on a new laptop. Neither installs seemed to have any issues, and both operating systems run well. However, the only way I can switch ...
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Windows share suddenly empty

I have a laptop running Mint 15 Olivia that can access a shared folder from a Windows Vista desktop. Normally I can access and modify the files as if it were just another folder on the laptop, both ...
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Boot Repair taking a very long time, stuck on “Create a BootInfo summary”

I moved my Linux Mint installation to a new HD since the old one was becoming a little unstable. I'm running Boot Repair from a live CD to get Grub configured, and everything else finished very ...
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How to make linux see my internet connection?

I'm sort of booting off of a Mint 17 LiveCD (the situation is described here: How can i make my pc boot back into windows?) and the network does not work. It's wired if it matter. I've also tried to ...
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g++: error: /usr/lib/libGL.so: No such file or directory after uninstalling AMD drivers

This is a question asked several times all over the internet. Duplicates: http://askubuntu.com/questions/395544/g-error-or-nosuch-file-or-directory ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Get Blank screen after login

I was trying to setup a dual monitor environment on my Linux desktop. I have an ATI graphic card and it was working correctly. It mirrored by default and I went into my AMD ATI Admin to enable the ...
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Use CTRL-SPACE to open menu on Linux Mint

I'd like to use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SPACE to open/close the Linux Mint menu (similar to how Command + SPACE is used on OS X to show/hide Spotlight). I tried going to Settings -> Keyboard -> ...
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Weird Wi-Fi connection issue on Linux Mint 16

We have a LG-R590 laptop and an AirTies 5343 WLAN router at home. When the router broadcasts the SSID of the wireless home network I cannot connect to the network automatically, I have to connect to ...
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mint 13 xfce: cannot find or make trash bin

I have a problem with removing files from some partitions. I get an error: cannot find or make trash bin. I have searched google for this and found a site suggesting the partitions are mounted ...
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Skype/Video drivers problems on Linux Mint 16

If I or the people I'm talking with turn on the camera, my system becomes so sluggish that nothing can be done (I can't even hang up the call). Event after the other party hangs up, the system keeps ...
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NVM cannot find installed Node binary, PATH problem on Linux Mint 17?

I've successfully installed NVM and Node using official instructions. My .bashrc file contains [ -s "/home/user/.nvm/nvm.sh" ] && . "/home/user/.nvm/nvm.sh" After some time, maybe a day, I ...
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MySQL is running out of cache

I installed MySQL Workbench on Linux Mint 17. When I enter the i character from keyboard MySQL runs out cache in MySQL query display. Then MySQL shuts down. I would appreciate it if you could help.
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soundblaster live 5.1: both output connectors to work?

I have an soundblaster live 5.1. wit emu10k1 chipset. I got my soundcard working now in Linux Mint 13 xfce. that is for 1 output port. I also want the other to work. How can I get my system to have ...
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Linux mint parse error

I try too much method but still don't work. W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/linux-mint.froonix.org_dists_olivia_main_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch W: Failed to fetch ...
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Linux Mint (XFCE) on Acer Veriton - using one monitor, Mint thinks I have two?

I've installed a fresh version of Linux Mint 16 (XFCE) on an Acer Veriton desktop. It seems to work correctly, however, I have a "display within a display". I.e. I have a full screen display, with ...
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error printing in mint

I have installed mint 13 xfce on my parents desktop. I installed the hp psc 500 printer correctly and the first test page was printed perfectly. However, when they want to print a document now, there ...
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LinuxMint doesn't recognize `Katakana/Hiragana` key in japanese keyboard

I installed LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon in a virtualbox environment. And set Keyboard Layouts Japanese in Regional Settings. But Katakana/Hiragana key that is obviously implemented in Japanese keyboard, ...
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What does “Reserve Distribution” means?

I'm going to install a Linux Mint on a VM under VirtualBox from this site. I found that LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon 32bit VirtualBox VDI Virtual Computer is not "Distribution Release" but a "Reserve ...
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Linux Mint 16 (Petra) returns always to login screen when shutdown

I've installed a Mint 16 Cinnamon on my notebook. When I want to shutdown or restart the system, Mint returns to, and stays at, the login screen. Does somebody know such a behaviour?
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Installing a new distribution of Linux over a Ubuntu partition

I currently have a partition with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, and was wondering if it is possible to install Mint/Debian over Ubuntu? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Linux Mint 16 - VLC won't play bluray with aacs

Running Linux Mint 16 Petra with Cinnamon, nothing fancy. I just can't seem to get my AACS BD-ROMs to play whatsoever. I have libaacs, libbluray1, and I retrieved the AACS key database like the Arch ...
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Can't print from a remote laptop. The printer connected to the desktop computer is missing and randomly appears

I've got a desktop and a laptop, both of them with Linux Mint 13 'Maya' as OS. The desktop is cable-connected to a router and the laptop has a wi-fi connection to it. The desktop computer is also ...
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Laptop shutting off randomly

My laptop randomly shuts off occasionally when using Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon (64 bit) It's not overheating because it has shut off when I am just watching a video, but it has also shut off when trying ...
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Does Steam have special treatment of screen lock?

When I play a game through Steam, the computer is obviously active and I don't expect the screen to be locked. However, when I'm closing the game I see a locked screen. If the screen is locked, it ...
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Linux mint update problem

I am very new to Linux mint and I have a problem while doing updates. If I type sudo apt-get updates I will get the following: Err http://ppa.launchpad.net saucy/main Sources ...
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graphics are not rendering properly with Freelancer pc game in wine linux mint

I have a dual-boot system, running Windows XP and Linux Mint16. A friend introduced me to the PC game Freelancer, and I have been enjoying it greatly. For now I have only gotten it to work in ...
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How do I change the way of switching the workspaces in Cinamon 16?

I'm on Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. It's pretty annoying for me that the switcher for the workspaces is on left top corner and whenever I get the mouse cursor there by mistake, the workspace switcher ...
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Audio not working on Google Chrome (Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon)

Audio works perfectly fine on Firefox, but I can't get Chrome to play audio. Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Not sure how to explain it more. Youtube doesn't play sound in chrome, but it will in firefox. ...
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Low resolution options disappeared after selecting a higher one

I have a TV with a ridiculously low resolution (around 800x400), the TV accepts higher resolutions as well, and scales them down to the native resolution. Once I tried selecting a higher resolution ...
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linux mint booting to black screen

I was installing virtualbox and lost the ability to open new terminal windows. Thinking it would fix itself I restarted after I got virtualbox installed. Now I am booting to a blank screen. ...
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Why are my system preferences not saved when changing file associations?

Every time I open a .csv file it tries to open in LibreOffice Calc which I don't want it to, so I changed the default program to Kate, and it updates the system preferences. But then the next time I ...
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Java runtime.exec gives readlink:missing operand

I try to run the following with cmd = "mvn dependency:list" and workingDirectory a valid mvn project folder: Process process = getRuntime().exec(cmd, EMPTY_ENVIRONMENT_VARS, workingDirectory); ...
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Mouse cursor wonky on Mint 16?

Mint 16, having an intermittent problem. sometimes mouse is normal, sometimes it goes into a period of time where it just doesn't move right. you go left, it goes sort of leftish. Sometimes moving ...
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How to boot Linux Mint Debian with nomodeset?

On almost all the distros that I use I have to use nomodeset, but there's something I don't understand about Linux Mint Debian Cinnamon 64 bit. I edit boot menu, to look like so ...nosplash ...
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No nvidia drivers show up under restricted drivers

I am running Linux Mint 16 (but my experience has been consistent across other Ubuntu derivates including Xubuntu) on a Lenovo W540. I know there have been issues with linux compatibility for this ...
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Netbeans on Linux Mint only starts when run with sudo

I've installed Netbeans directly from the oracle site (the 7.4 Release but also the 8.0 Release Candidate). I really want to install the least possible version, so the one in the apt repos's doesn't ...
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Linux Mint - Blackscreen on installation

Whenever I try to install Linux mint 10, the Start menu (install, install compatibility, reboot) comes on, but when I choose one of them, I get a blackscreen after the kernel is loaded. Why?
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udiskd: force -o data=journal for ext3/4 filesystems

LinuxMint uses udiskd to automount removable drives (e.g. USB). It works reasonably well, though I often have to re-plug the device before udiskd discovers the device. I would prefer if the removable ...
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Unable to update linux-mint or install any software from the software manager

Returns error on update manager "Unable to download all repositories" which is followed by a long list of failed connections and ip addresses Also if I try to download any software from the software ...
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Driver for Validity sensor 138a:0018

Does anyone know a driver which supports Validity sensor in HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook? I'm running Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. If there isn't any driver, can I run the Windows version of the driver for it ...
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Mint Linux - Filesystem check or mount failed

I made a bootable USB stick in order to install Mint. When I start it, after the loading screen I get an error: Filesystem check or mount failed. A maintenance shell will now be started. ...
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Installation of Canon Laserjet LBP 2900B Printer drivers in Linux Mint-16-Cinnamon-64 bit

Respected and experienced folks, A bit of research on the net tells me to "install" Synaptic Package Manager from the Ubuntu Software Center to the above mentioned Linux Mint version! If it helps, ...
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Global keyboard shortcuts for Amarok

I'm using Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon x64. Amarok doesn't response to global keyboard shortcuts (Next media, Pause... etc) how can I make Amarok response to global keyboard shortcuts in Cinnamon just like ...
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How to back up and restore(linux mint) all softwares and files from C drive when windows 7 boots but stops at black screen

I have Windows7(32 bit) and Linux mint 16(64 bit) dual boot computer. Windows 7 boots but stops at the black screen. But I can boot normally from mint and can access windows7 files through mint . Now ...
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How to diagnose/troubleshoot bogus applets in Cinnamon?

I discovered that on Cinnamon 1.8, when there is a problem with the JavaScript code in Cinnamon applet, sometimes user don't get an error message, but the whole desktop freezes (i.e. applications keep ...