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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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Chrome, Linux Mint, Low FPS in games

I'm running Linux Mint 16 on a desktop computer with Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti (driver 331.20, older driver also has same problems) graphics, and have been using the current stable version of Chrome. ...
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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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No hibernate option in power manager on Mint 16 MATE

In my fresh install of Linux Mint 16 with MATE, I have no hibernate option in the Power Manager; only suspend and shutdown. In the Quit menu I have hibernate as an option. Also sudo pm-hibernate ...
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How to make a mirror of Linux Mint package repository with debmirror?

I'm using Linux Mint 12 Lisa and for some reason want to have local packages repository. I've done local copies before on Ubuntu and it was easy. But unlike Ubuntu's archive.ubuntu.com, ...
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How to forget/remove Mobile Broadband connection settings from Mint 14

I've been using Ubuntu for a while now and wanted to switch to Mint. I connected my mobile broadband dongle (Vodafone) for the first time like in Ubuntu it all went fine but subsequent connections ...
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Enable root login from GUI

I just installed Mint 16 and I see that root user is not available at login screen. I log in from normal user and went to "Login Window" option and there I set "Allow root login". Then I restarted the ...
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Why is the firewall off by default with Linux Mint?

One of the most common recommendations that I read for users that recently installed Linux Mint is to enable their firewall, which is pretty simple to do. But why is the firewall off by default in the ...
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Help with diagnosing a mdm/Cinnamon freezing problem?

I use Linux Mint 16 64-bit Cinnamon. I've just deployed it on two computers and (again) suffer from spontaneous freezing of the graphics terminal. Fortunately the rest of the system seems to be ...
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Why do deleted files continually reappear?

I've been having a strange issue recently, where I would delete files from a location (i.e. Desktop), and then empty the Trash. However, a day or so later (I'm not sure exactly what triggers it), the ...
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I get low disk space warning after my last upgrade [duplicate]

I am using Linux mint 16 cinnamon. After my last upgrade free disk space dropped from 4.2GB to around 344MB. Don't know what happened. This is the output of df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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How to install Linux Mint on 24GB SSD alongside 1TB HDD

I had a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8 on it but I wanted to switch to Linux Mint. After disabling UEFI secure boot and some other things I managed to get Linux Mint installed on the 24GB SSD. I'm new ...
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Recent Installed Pipelight for Mint 16 — Two version of Flash Issue

I recently installed Pipelight in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and now I have two version of Flash. I only have Firefox 28 and no other browser. I followed the instruction from the FDS-Team ...
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Debugging a “brutal” system hang (no longer responds to Alt+SysRq+B)

I've had a series of system hangs where I hoped to get a crash dump to at least get some clues but the normal "magic sysrq" functionality is broken too; not even the immediate reboot key works. The ...
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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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getting access to the itunes store

I have minx 13 XFCE installed on both my laptop and my desktop. For purchasing music I had no problem in XP with running iTunes. In Mint however, this is more a challenge because there is no itunes ...
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Linux Mint default physical screen before login

I currently have to do annoying things to log into Linux Mint 16 Petra. I have two screens: new, left, VGA old, right, DVI The mouse is trapped on the left screen and the login dialogue for mdm is ...
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Jitter while screen recording with avconv

I've figured out how to record decent quality with avconv now, the problem that remains which I also have experienced with ffmpeg and recordmydesktop is that my desktop background keeps flickering ...
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Linux Mint 16 randomly freezing and freezes always after suspend wakeup

I've just installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on Dell Latitude E6420. During an hour of use the desktop would become unresponsive and I was unable to access any TTY. It just froze up. The same thing ...
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how to disable flareget from firefox?

Hello I want to disable flareget from mozilla firefox. Whenever I click on some download button flareget starts downloading the file. But I want to download by the browser downloader.
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office 2007 under wine: available for all user accounts?

I have succesfully installed office 2007 using Wine under 1 account on my parents computer (which now runs on linux mint 13 LTS XFCE). I installed it under 1 account and normally, when you do this in ...
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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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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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Installation problem linuxmint 13 Maya, invisible mouse

I was installed Linux Mint 13 maya to my mother's PC. Unfortunately the mouse is working "invisible mode", it works but I can't see the arrow. The problem is same when I boot from liveCD. This liveCD ...
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How to install mumbojumbo games on mint?

I heard there are some mumbojumbo games on ubuntu's software center. How can I install theme on linux mint?
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Cannot Boot New Linux From USB

Recently, I got a new laptop, the MSI gx60. I grabbed a usb and loaded the Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon image onto it, tested it on my old laptop and desktop, where it worked. However, when I try it on my ...
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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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Bluetooth mouse disconnects every ~30 seconds

I am running Linux Mint 16 Petra, and I have a Bluetooth mouse that I would like to use with it. Unfortunately, the mouse disconnects around every 30 seconds and has to be rebooted by physically ...
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Linux Mint Settings Changed Automatically

The settings for my linux mint OS have somehow changed automatically. The wallpaper has changed to default background, the mouse and touchpad settings are different, and I can't see the 'Computer' ...
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Difference between Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Can someone please tell me the differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint ? I thought they were almost the same thing until I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 versions of softwares for my Linux mint 16 ...
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Installing Linux Mint Live USB

First, let me just say that I'm relatively new to Linux, having been forced to use it since the recent death of my hard drive (although having used Linux for a few weeks now, I wish I'd tried it ...
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How to make Arabic appear properly in linux terminal?

In Linux Mint 13, when using the Arabic language, text is shown backwards. I found a possible answer that says I should do: sudo apt-get install libfribidi0 libfribidi-dev then install bicon, and ...
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Update Linux 10 Mint Julia to 13 Maya

Everytime I try to apt-get update it comes up with the following: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com Precise/main amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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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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Use hardware button for onscreen keyboard

I have installed Linux Mint on a tablet computer. This computer runs the same as a PC, but it does not have a built-in keyboard. I want to use the hardware button to load the onscreen keyboard. How ...
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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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Change Alt-Tab icon size in mint

I have linux mint 16 cinnamon. Is it possible to change the size of icons in Alt-Tab?
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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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starting multiple x-sessions with different DE/WMs with startx in Linux Mint

I'm using Linux mint, and I want two windows managers (MATE and xmonad) running on different pipes. I installed xmonad, and when I choose xmonad from the login screen it works perfectly. But, when I ...
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Strange behaviour from special keyboard keys

OS: Linux Mint 13 Maya - MATE So, I had a new keyboard through today and there is something strange going on. The following keys are identified as the Shift key. LEFT SHIFT RIGHT SHIFT ...
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Getting “NTFS5: No ang0” error message when booting Linux Mint

I am getting the following message as shown in the link below when trying to boot into linux mint 13. Try (hd0,0): NFTS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: No ang0 Try (hd0,2): NTFS5: No ang0 Try ...
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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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How to get address of connected USB modem?

I just connected my N81 telephone as USB modem to Linux Mint 14. All works fine, just wondering how to find a full path to this device, something like /dev/tty*.
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testing sites on current Internet explorer on mint 16

I need a reliable way to perform compatibility testing for websites on IE 9+. I'm running Mint 16 and have attempted WINE emulation but it doesn't appear to have a current version. I would prefer a ...
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Jittery mouse pointer when using high sensitivity mouse with high “Constant Deceleration” in xinput

I'm on Linux Mint 15 (MATE edition) (based on Ubuntu 13.04), and I'm using a Logitech G700 mouse. Since the mouse has a pretty high sensitivity, and I don't like mouse pointer acceleration, I use the ...
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Automatically open a remote desktop connection upon login

I have installed Linux Mint to one of my desktop PCs. I have downloaded and installed Freerdp-x11 for me to connect into my Windows Terminal Server. I want the terminal command line to connect ...
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NetworkManager failing to authenticate to WPA-EAP using TTLS and PAP in LMDE

I'm running Linux Mint Debian Edition with Update Pack 7. I'm trying to connect to a WPA enterprise network using TTLS and PAP, with no luck. The problem seems to be in authentication. Visually, ...
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Nvidia crash linux mint 16

I'm trying to install nvidia drivers but when I install it and reboot I'm getting popup with information about crash system. And I have excluded Cinnamon. I'm doing it by those commands: sudo ...