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How to activate the password prompt on a lock screen?

I am using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. When I lock the screen it shows a dimmed version of my desktop background and the time. So when I want to unlock it, I usually move the mouse and the prompt for ...
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Updated Linux Mint 16 to 17. Now hangs on boot. Possible graphics issue? [closed]

I have been running Linux Mint 16 for a year or so now. Went to update to Mint 17 using instructions at Tecmint.com. Problem: upon booting to newly installed Mint 17, my computer hangs at the splash ...
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Cinnamon 2.0.14 crashing when a second monitor is enabled with NVIDIA drivers (Mint 16)

Here's the set-up: 2x identical GTX460 cards 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080) 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080) I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the ...
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Unable to mount location after installing Linux Mint

I have been using Ubuntu for a while, but I decided to move to Linux Mint. I removed everything and clearly installed it. After the installation there are two parts which are File System and Toshiba. ...
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Window Ghosting in Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon)

So I have been using Linux Mint 17 on my Lenovo w530 with a k1000m graphics card and had been happy with it for the most part, but I wanted to be able to play games and use a second monitor, so I ...
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inotifywait - no events triggered [closed]

I'm using Linux Mint 17 - Xfce desktop. I want to write a simple bash script to encrypt/decrypt files using gpg. I want to encrypt a specific file whenever it is closed/saved. But inotifywait gets ...
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Prevent Mint from suspending while playing music in Spotify

In Linux Mint 17 I have Suspend when inactive for under Power Management set to 10 minutes. The problem is that the system suspends even when I'm listening to music using Spotify. Is there any way ...
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Changing Locale

I am using Linux Mint 15 Currently I have my locale as (by using command locale): LANG=en_US.UTF-8 LANGUAGE= LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=ar_SA.UTF-8 LC_TIME=ar_SA.UTF-8 ...
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Start menu position in Linux Mint Petra

I added a panel at the bottom panel, then added the start menu button. The button is now located at the right corner of the panel, beside the month calendar. I want it to be where it always has been, ...
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gksu -S ask for password only once even when set to three times in sudo configuration

I have a problem with gksu command. It always ask for password only once even when I set Defaults passwd_tries=3 in /etc/sudoers file. Command: $ gksu -S --debug ls No ask_pass set, using default! ...
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Updating bash against shellshock on Linux Mint 16

Apparently the LM package manager person is on holiday, so even an up-to-date Mint 16 box is vulnerable to the original Shellshock CVE. How do you update such a system meanwhile?
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Sample /etc/apt/sources.list for Linux Mint 17

It seems my /etc/apt/sources.list file only has deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Release amd64 20140624]/ trusty contrib main non-free It might have got corrupted when I was trying to download ...
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Map Caps Lock to Control in Linux Mint

I am running the latest version of Linux Mint with Cinnamon. I'm trying to map caps lock to control, but I cannot figure out how to do it. All web searches i've done has lead me to older versions of ...
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Banshee opens, but crashes when I try to play a file

System: Linux Mint 17 with Mate (64-bit). Fresh install. Banshee version: 2.6.2 Banshee opens up OK, and I'm able to add files using the import tool. No matter what file I select, as soon as I ...
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Python3 error “no module named bluetooth” on Linux Mint

I am trying to connect my Lenovo S10E to a Nintendo Wiimote via bluetooth. I am using a simple Python script, reproduced below. I am calling it from the Linux Mint (version 16, "Petra") command line ...
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Surface Pro Wifi Issues on Mint KDE 17

I'm running Mint 17 KDE on the Surface Pro 1. Wifi worked on installation, however, after about an hour of use the internet stops working and will not reconnect to any wifi. I have to shut the ...
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Using OpenConnect for a VPN, Linux Mint 17

I'm trying to setup a VPN connection. My corporate IT team went and hid under a table when I said Linux so you guys are my last hope. I'm trying to port all my the settings from my Windows 7 machine ...
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Intel graphics driver for Linux Mint 17

I just purchased a new pc and decided to install Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit Intel CPU: i7 4790 (1150/3.6GHz/8MB) Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5 (1150/Z97/DDR3) No external graphic card The ...
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Startup Applications config path

I want to edit the startup list of Linux Mint 17 without logging in. Where does the Startup Applications program keep its list of applications?
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NVIDIA 343 drive crashes X server

In my Mint 17 install, I recently tried updating to the new proprietary NVIDIA 343 driver. When I reboot after install, X server fails to start. I can get a shell in recovery mode and tried running ...
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Applications' tray icons aren't displayed in Linux Mint 17 on Cinnamon

I've installed Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon. I tried to make GNote, Thunderbird and Skype autorun on system startup minimized to tray. I made them autoruned with Startup application program. Then I ...
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How do I get Caja to open a directory and select the file?

I have a script that "generates" a sequentially named image (e.g. img_001.jpg) and saves it in a fixed directory, e.g. ~/Documents/Images. After the file has been created, I'd like to display the ...
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Can KDE software be installed on GNOME?

So I want to get started with linux. I started reading a few books on it and they have taught me a good amount. Now in an example on one of the books it shows this command: apt-cache search ...
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How do I type punctuation characters on my localized keyboard?

I have big problem here. I was working with Linux a little bit (had Ubuntu 10 in old laptop only for internet) but I was never creating websites there, so I didn't need this keyboard shortcuts like ...
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How to change the opacity of the lock screen overlay in Cinnamon 2?

In cinnamon 2, lock screen shows the current wallpaper with a transparent overlay showing time. Is there a way to change the opacity/transparency of it?
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Laravel , Composer and Curl installation on Linux Mint

I have a Linux Mint machine I am working on. I want to install Laravel on it. When I searched for this I got this command: curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php from ...
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Gnome-terminal linux mint startup command

How do you edit gnome-terminal startup command? Someone put gnome-terminal && clear in my startup command box in the preferences panel on linuxmint. How do I either edit the preferences or ...
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configure 4-way scroll

My MS mouse has 4-way scrolling feature and OS understands it perfectly. But, for some reason, I don't need its horizontal scrolling. Is it possible to reconfigure horizontal scrolling to act like ...
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Firefox unable to access domains defined in /etc/hosts if Network Manager is disconnected from a network

For developing web sites, I define test domains in /etc/hosts : 127.0.0.1 example.org I can then access example.org in the browsers. However I when the Network Manager is not connected to any ...
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How to fix dual monitor disconnect after desktop boot on Linux Mint 17 Xfce?

When I boot into my desktop, my dual monitors go into power save mode and the communication between the monitors and the graphics card radeon x1650 is disabled? When I press ctrl+F2 or ctrl+F7 I ...
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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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No error in lpr but printer doesn't print

I'm having a problem with printing pdf files. When I try to print them in the default mint's document viewer everything seems to work but my printer is stuck with the "Processing please wait" message. ...
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Fully disable workspaces feature

I've just installed Linux Mint and I am wondering how to fully disable or uninstall the workspaces feature. I've already removed the Window Switcher applet from the bottom panel but this doesn't fully ...
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How can I solve the issue about mounting my Windows 8 NTFS partition on Linux Mint?

I used Ubuntu for long even along Windows and SOMETIMES I got this problem for mounting the corresponding NTFS partition at the beginning, however with a pair of command lines to the console I got it ...
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move between tabs in firefox on linux mint

I'm new to Linux MINT. In Windows, I was able to move between firefox tabs by Ctrl+1,2,...,9. But in latest version in mint, I can only move to next and back by Ctrl+Tab. How can I fix it?
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FTP connection to Linux Mint: 550 Permission denied. Error: Critical file transfer error

I am using Linux Mint and Apache on my laptop as my own made web server. I can display the html file if I connect to the IP adress. I can display all files in my hard drive if I connect using ...
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Opendns setup failed. How to fix it?

I have problems trying to configure OpenDNS. I have contacted OpenDNS support but they did not answer. I cannot access websites like Twitter and Facebook. I tried welcome.opendns.com (did not ...
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Linux Mint Partition Taking Hours

I booted my Mint 17 install cd, chose English as my language, then connected to the internet, then chose to change half of my FAT32 partition (~160.6 gbs) into Linux Mint. Now it's been partitioning ...
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Connecting Linux Mint to WiFi network

I just installed Linux Mint 17 (MATE) on an old laptop and everything works amazing, however I can't seem to get it to connect to my WiFi network. All my other computers can get access, plus, before ...
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swappiness and RAM usage

Been going through this topic - http://askubuntu.com/questions/157793/why-is-swap-being-used-even-though-i-have-plenty-of-free-ram. Turned down swappiness to 10 and then to 0 but my installation is ...
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How to move GRUB installation to a different partition?

I have a laptop for work. I originally had Windows 7 on it then I installed Linux Mint 17 to dual boot. During my installation of Mint 17 I accidentally installed GRUB on the wrong partition (sda2). ...
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SSH into Windows Server '08 from Mint 14 - “permission denied”

So I have been trying every which way to get into my Server '08 box via SSH. I have tried FreeSSHD and Cygwin. Everything works fine when I am using simple SHA pass authentication, but the moment I ...
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Installed Linux Mint on a dual-boot system. Cannot boot Windows 7 anymore

My system initially had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on two separate hard-disks. The system uses UEFI. The Grub boot menu used to show up and show me boot options for Windows and Ubuntu. ...
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How to have triple boot Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon/Ubuntu 14.04/Windows 8?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 as a dual boot system, now I want to install Linux Mint 17 and have a triple boot system. How can I have Mint 17 in my triple booting? How can I ...
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How to change live session boot image

I'm trying to change live user session boot image in linux mint using squashfs. So: -I've Changed the boot image in /lib/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/logo.png -I've update it using: sudo update-initramfs ...
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How to get good (Windows-like) font rendering on Linux Mint KDE

I'm using Linux Mint 13 KDE. I installed a TrueType font that I have and like (Arrus BT). I've noticed that the font rendering is noticeably worse on Linux. If I set hinting to none or slight, the ...
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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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Ubuntu eth0 not detected

After installing a new version of this distro, eth0 is not detected automatically. command inxi -SNxz result: Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe bus-ID: 01:00.0 ...
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How to change boot logo in linux mint

I want to change my linux mint cinnamon 17 boot image manually, so I replaced the image: /lib/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/logo.png with mine. The logo changes at shutdown but not at boot... Any help?
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Trouble with setting for new monitor

I have an old machine with AMD 64 and Radeon VTI graphics. When MS quit supporting XP I partitioned the HD and installed LinuxMint 14 (since upgraded). At the time I was using a 17" ViewSonic monitor. ...