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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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How to install DisplayLink driver on LinuxMint 17.3

I have a USB 3.0 docking station connected with my laptop having LinuxMint 17.3. I can't manage to install DisplayLink driver on it. I could make it work with Ubuntu 15.04, but with LinuxMint it wan't ...
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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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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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Dual Boot Windows - Linux Mint grub menu not appearing at startup

I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them). My ...
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Shortcut to minimize all windows?

In Windows systems, I use the keyboard shortcut Start-D (show desktop) a lot. I'm using Linux Mint, and I wonder: Can I create a keyboard shortcut that will do the same? edit after the comment from ...
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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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grub menu not showing in dual boot Linux mint 17 & windows 10

I know that this is a common problem but my situation is a bit different. I had a perfectly working Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 in dual boot with grub menu showing and giving me options on what to ...
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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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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When switching from Windows 7 or Windows 10 to Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? ...
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Bluetooth/WiFi 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 wifi card chipset is currently not supported, which I decided to ...
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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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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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Linux Kernel - Wacom Tablet (CTL-490DW-S) - Lockout

I'm a bit of a beginner with Linux and after trying to fix this over the last few days I've finally given up and need your help. I'm trying to use my new Wacom (CTL-490DW-S (Intuos DRAW)) drawing ...
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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 ...
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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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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 the linux mints advanced menus icon to something very large. Now I cant change it back

I just see large green and white stripes across the panel. I couldnt 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. I ...
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Display manager mdm fails to load desktop environment

I was having abnormally long waiting times during which the DM was checking my (correct) login credentials. After mucking around with it a bit I decided to remove the mdm package and reinstall it. I ...
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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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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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Uvcvideo trying to load a camera twice

I've got a problem with uvcvideo, where I get this error at startup: uvcvideo: Failed to query (GET_DEF) UVC control 2 on unit 1: -32 (exp. 1). which also shows up in dmesg if you unload and load ...
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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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Mint battery hogger

Here's my friend's laptop configuration: Linux Mint & Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-3537U NVIDIA Kepler GeForce GT 740M & Intel HD 4000 4Go RAM All the drivers are up to date Here's the ...
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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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Where is the Cinnamon LookingGlass log?

I run Linux Mint 17.1. When I log in I get a Cinnamon notification saying: Problems during Cinnamon startup Cinnamon started successfully, but one or more applets, desklets or extension ...
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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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Using Netis WF2123 Wifi Adapter on an AMD64 Ubuntu System [closed]

I'm having trouble getting the drivers for a Netis WF2123 wifi adapter to work under Linux Mint 17 (effectively Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) 64-bit. As it turns out the drivers are not available in any binary ...
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Black screen after resume?

I have an Asus laptop (Cr400) running Mint 17.1. If the machine is put into sleep and then resumed, I get a black screen. I can use Ctrl -Opt-F1 to switch to a command line, but that hangs at a ...
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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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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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What user is shown on linux login screen?

On linux mint mate 17.2, oracle-xe created a user oracle with uid = 1001, its password part in /etc/shadow is *, which means disable for login I guess. But the user oracle still shows in the login ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I edit the terminal launch command in Linux Mint?

In Linux Mint (Debian-based) how can I edit what the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+t launches? For example, I would like to issue gnome-terminal with the --maximize option, and to have it launch tmux instantly.
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Set volume from terminal

Is it possible to set the audio volume using the terminal?, instead of clicking the speaker icon in the topbar, the reason I want need to do this is because my keyboard does not have a volume ...
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couldn't ping router, although it offered an IP-address

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my HP envy 6. It activated automatically the proprietary driver, which recognized the WiFi interface and called it eth1. I could connect to my router, I get the IP ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Evolution hangs for 10-30 seconds after replying/writing new email

I'm running linux mint 17.3 and I recently switched to using Evolution(v3.10.4) with the EWS plugin to handle my work emails. Most everything was working fine, and it was a much easier setup than ...
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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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Access from unknown IP tracks to non-existent website

Just had a warning that my Gmail's been accessed from the following IP: 151.230.107.114 which routes to something called htc_frisbee.com , which doesn't appear to be a real website. Could this just be ...
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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 ...
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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 ...