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How to solve window manager problem in Linux Mint 14 Xfce after installing LXDE?

I like the way Xfce works on top of Linux Mint 14 Nadia (Quantal) - but I also like LXDE that I want to have in parallel. Mint 14 has no LXDE "version" now, and that is too bad. I heard that ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 constantly sets notification volume level to zero

I have this strange issue on my Linux Mint 17.3 Mate 64-bit virtual machine. Whenever I boot up a machine I don't hear neither welcome sound nor any other notification sound after. When I enter sound ...
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Firefox Extremely Buggy now in Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon - How to Solve?

In my Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon, Firefox has suddenly become terribly annoying and buggy. There are several different bugs. One is that when I am in one Gmail account, and I try opening the other ...
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InteliJ IDEA desktop entry Linux Mint

My start menu shortcut of the JetBrains InteliJ IDEA 15 IDE is no longer working on my Linux Mint 17.3 x64. When I try to use it nothing happens. I tried to delete the shortcut and to use the Create ...
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No Connections tab in Mint 17 network settings(???)

I'm trying to get this old Dell laptop (Model not handy at the moment) to connect to wi-fi, but the Network settings only shows "General" "DNS" and "Posts" but no "CONNECTIONS" tab (as shown in the ...
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No terminal in Linux Mint fallback mode

I decided to update Mint today, and Cinnamon fails to load after the login screen, and can never successfully restart. I also have no terminal; I cannot see text, and I cannot type anything. I just ...
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mintupdate warning: libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute `swapped' for <signal>

Whenever I try to update anything in mintupdate, I am prompted to enter my password, but after entering it, nothing happens. The same thing happens when trying to update packages as when trying to ...
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Linux mintupdate constantly failing with error

Every time that I try to install updates in mintupdate, I get the following popup. Does anybody know what could be the cause for this? I noticed that it mentions gzip: stdout: No space left on ...
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How can I enable folder shifting upon hover in Nemo?

I really like the feature of most file managers in Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu (Nautilus) that when moving a file, you can drag the file over a folder, and it will automatically enter that folder. How ...
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Mint: where are installed applets

I want to use an alarm applet in Linux Mint 17. I clicked the install button, the software manager popped up and asked for my password. The applet was installed, but it doesn't show in the applet ...
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Bring windows to default boot?

I just wanna try linux mint. I already have window 10 installed and I installed linux mint 17 rosa alongside it. Problem is on boot it automatically set linux mint and doesnt show any option. Can ...
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How to login by text mode with LinuxMint 17.3?

I have a problem for to login LinuxMint 17.3, and want to login in text mode. But I couln't find where can I change runlevel. This is the login screen. I'm running LinuxMint in Virtualbox ...
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How to move taskbar to different monitor on Linux Mint?

I am using dual monitors on Linux Mint and I can't figure out how to get the bottom taskbar to appear on my left side monitor. Right now it only appears on the right monitor. How can I move it to the ...
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“403 Forbidden - You don't have permission to access / on this server” - apache2 localhost on Linux Mint 17

Desired Behaviour To be able to access localhost in browser without getting 403 Forbidden message. Current Behaviour Navigating to localhost in browser returns: Forbidden You don't have permission ...
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I edited grub.cfg and linux mint won't boot now (virtual box)

So I was trying to boot DOS on Linux mint and found an old article, which told me to add this: title DOS update utility root (hd0,0) kernel /memdisk initrd /dosboot.img.gz in grub.cfg. I ...
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Thunderbird can't resolve DNS host names on Linux Mint 17.2

I just upgraded from Linux Mint 14 to 17.2 and Thunderbird 38.4.0 is having problems. It can't resolve any host names except those in /etc/hosts. Everything else I've tried, including Firefox, the ...
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How to resolve Festival tts command returning `lexicon english_poslex not defined` error?

I have installed festival tts. Now when I try running echo "Helllloooo! Is anyone home?" | festival --tts I get the output lexicon english_poslex not defined How do I resolve this error? I'm ...
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Driver manager issue after Linux mint 17.3 upgrade

After upgrading to Linux mint 17.3 (Rosa), driver manager is not showing any details. I have attached the screen shot of driver manager as well as system info.
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Linux Mint Monitor Configuration

I run dual monitors on my machine with Linux mint however one screen is shared with another computer. When I switch to that computer it disconnects from Linux and resets the monitor configuration, ...
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How to recover files from unused partition (Mint)?

I made 2 partitions, 1 root and 1 swap, 3rd partition was data partition which had files on it, I wanted to allocate free space to that partition and set it as /home, however the computer didn't allow ...
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How to set laptop screen brightness just after boot with full disk encryption

my girlfriend bought Lenovo Essential G500 i5-3230 and I installed Linux Mint 16 on it with full disk encryption. It is standard installation with encryption using dmcrypt and LUKS. But there is a ...
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DP 1.2 / Daisychaining2 Monitors on Linux Mint / XPS13 2015

I'am at the edge of giving up on my dual monitor (daisy chaining) setup with Linux Mint. I'm not quite sure if this problem is specific to Mint. Setup: Dell XPS13 2015 2x Dell U2415 What I ...
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CUDA 7.5 on Linux Mint 17.2

I'm having issues getting CUDA 7.5 to run on MINT 17, basically where deviceQuery returns: ./deviceQuery Starting... CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking) ...
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Rest finger while moving cursor Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca”

The default touchpad driver "synaptics" doesn't have an option to let you rest one finger on the trackpad and move the cursor with another; it stops the cursor. I'm using a Macbook Air and this is ...
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Slingscold launcher finds nothing

Trying to use Slingscold launcher in Linux Mint Xfce Qiana - it should look something like the search in Gnome Shell but it finds nothing and is just empty: Does it need some other dependency ...
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Cannot get out of guest mode kde plasma login

There is no graphical option to switch back to the other user accounts. All i am able to do is to go into tty mode and startx, but it runs cinnamon in 'software rendering mode'. Is there a config file ...
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crontab doesn't work corectly [duplicate]

I want to make some notification to user every day at the same time: any_hour:50 And I wrote to crontab -e: 50 * * * * DISPLAY=:0 /usr/bin/notify-send -i ...
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How to add the correct repositary in gedit?

I am trying to install Rstudio in my linux mint 17.1 using software package manager. I tried the following way which is given by this link. But I am getting the following error. E: Malformed line ...
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Remapping Apple Keyboard with Linux Mint

I like to use an apple wireless keyboard with my laptop that runs Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 2.6.13 64-bit with the 3.16.0-38-generic kernel. However, I would like to remap the fn, alt, command, control ...
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Convert Amazon .pem key to Putty .ppk key Linux

I have generated and downloaded a private .pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in .ppk format. The process of conversion is ...
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Linux Mint workspace switch time

I use Cinnamon workspace switcher. Everything is okay, but the visual effect is too fast. Is it possible to set the duration of workspace switching effect? Linux Mint 17.2
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SD Card not recognized

I have 2 laptops with Linux Mint 17.2 installed. One recognized SD card without any configuration. Other recognized SD card, but don't read this content. This message appears in GParted: Can't ...
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Reconnecting the system

I cannot boot inside my Linux Mint Rebecca 17.2 although, when booting from live CD. I can access both root and home partitions (and swap-space). The problem happened after repartitioning my disk. ...
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menu items disappear on hover (xwindows?)

i am not sure whether my problem is with xwindows, the desktop environment or something else completely. i am using linux mint 17.2 rafaela, i installed it a couple of weeks ago and my problem has ...
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Linux mint do not ask for username and password

I just installed Linux Mint and I am totally new in the Linux world. At my home I have WiFi and I successfully connected with my home WiFi. Connect with my home WiFi I only need password. No username ...
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How can I ensure DNS resolved common URL-s on Linux Mint and DNSmasq

I am experiencing a problem with Linux Mint 17.2. Some experiments demonstrated there's some issue with resolving URL-s. update 2015-12-02: Perhaps some one who understands this problem can ...
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Skype bug with windows

I have problem with skype(I use Linux Mint). When I run computer all works fine. After 20-40 minutes something happening and I can't see chat window. It looks like this: I have one more problem ...
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How do I enable the on-screen keyboard in the Linux Mint lock screen?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2. I'm locked out of my own computer after changing my password to one using a 3rd tier character. I had set up my keyboard settings so the windows key enabled 3rd tier ...
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Tmux makes a sound when I launch it, how could I disable that?

When I launch tmux in the terminal, is causes my Linux Mint to play a sound in the speakers. The sound is a Linux Mint system sound. Perhaps it's the "alert" sound, but I cannot identify it by name. ...
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How to properly execute a script from desktop on Mint KDE 17.2 and Cinnamon 17.3

I created a simple shell script and copied it onto desktop on the following systems: On Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 Beta: It asks me every time whether I want to Run in terminal, which I would like to ...
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How do I get Mint to recognize my laptop's microphone as a mono input instead of stereo input?

I'm having an issue with Mint XFCE 17.2 detecting my laptop's internal microphone as a stereo microphone at a hardware level. The problem is that, since it's a mono device, the microphone's "right ...
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Outlook Anywhere with Thunderbird/Evolution

Good evening, all! Linux Mint 17 user for several months now and loving it! That said, I have to use Outlook for work. I'm a remote employee and I have Linux-native solutions for all my work ...
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Mint 17.2 Rafaela: Touchpad recognized as mouse

I am using Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. My desktop environment is Cinammon. I'm having the same problem as Mint 17: Touchpad recognized as mouse I entered "uname -a" and the terminal returns: ...
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Mint 17: Touchpad recognized as mouse

I recently installed Mint 17 on my recently bought laptop, messing with the menus I noticed no options under the Touchpad tab on Mouse and Touchpad work, so I can't disable the touchpad while typing ...
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Can I run linux mint without installing it? Or does the selection in the grub already run it without installing?

When I have a linux mint bootable usb drive in my computer, it asks if I want to install linux mint, or install linux mint configuration (I think that's that, I don't feel like replacing ubuntu with ...
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Fix brightness linux mint 17.2

How can i fix screen brightness i read a lot of document like install xbacklight it work only on terminalt but screen still the same i read also edit grub and append "acpi_backlight=vendor" or ...
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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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How to effectively manage autostart in Linux Ubuntu/Mint (KDE)?

I am aware I can use 'autostart' package. However there are certain programs (e.g. 2 windows of Dolphin) which start automatically despite they're not in autostart. Also, certain program fail to run ...
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Trigger certain events for devices

I would like to know if it's possible to setup special trigger events for devices when plugged in and/or unplugged from the system on the fly without needing to configure it every time the device is ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 cinnamon takes too much time to boot and to be usable after login. What to do?

I think I should track which startup script takes time such as printing starting and ending time of execution time with script name in another file.How can I do it? For details, I am using dual boot- ...