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(Linux Mint-17) Unable to connect to wireless network

I have installed Linux Mint-17 on my laptop. However, i am unable to connect to any wireless network. A red dot is flashed under the network icon on the bottom-right corner(near clock). I referred ...
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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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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

NOTE. Sorry for reposting this question. It was originally asked on superuser.com but there is no an answer or a comment there. Now I'm not sure what better site to ask such questions. Though there ...
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Does xubuntu desktop environment installed in mint give same battery performance as original xubuntu os

I have found that Xubuntu provides a better battery life than mint. I want to install xubuntu desktop environment in my mint os. The main reason is saving battery life. I want to know whether xubuntu ...
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Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 Sound Effects Not Working

I'm running on Linux Mint 17.3 and I can't seem to get the sound effects to work. I have the drivers and everything installed, I'm able to play music and watch videos with sound but as far as system ...
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I am redirected to a router that is not part of my provider's configuration [closed]

Whenever I try to access a website with a .com domain it shows the 'unable to connect page' but when I access a site with my country's domain I get redirected to a Tenda 11N wireless router. I ...
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Which version of Ubuntu is my Linux Mint installation based on?

For any given version or installation of Linux Mint, how would I find out which version of Ubuntu it is based on? I'm sure it must be in documentation somewhere right?
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Setting up a midi controller on Linux Mint

I've recently bought a Worlde Easykey 25 midi controller. I would like to set it up to work with my Linux Mint setup, preferably without messing up my other sound. I am aware of this guide here, but ...
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Trackpad Setup Linux Mint on Mac Book KDE

I have been playing around with using Linux Mint on an older Mac Book (2009 era). Linux Mint runs great on this laptop as compared to OS X. The only major problem I am having is with the trackpad. It ...
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“Mac-style” unzipping on linux

I'm using Linux Mint MATE edition, in case that's relevant. I don't know if this is Dropbox specific, but when i download a zip of a folder that was originally produced on a Mac (and that has lots of ...
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NetBeans IDE - Warning

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3. I installed NetBeans on it and whenever I open the Netbeans App, I receive this warning message: The package containing the class javax.swing.JComponentBeanInfo was ...
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How to turn off Wireless power management permanently

In Linux Mint 17.3 iwconfig says the power management of wireless card is turned on. I want to turn it off permanently. sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off works, until I reboot the laptop. I read some ...
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Software Center not opening in Linux Mint

I'm a Linux Mint 14 user. I'm not able to open the software center. $ software-center ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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how to hide a window from ALT+TAB in cinnamon?

I have Virtualbox in my Linux Mint box, my Virtualbox is always running, so when I want to change my applications using Alt+Tab I'm always redirected to my Virtualbox window, because it's always in my ...
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How do I install sfml-audio to build extreme tux racer?

I have downloaded extreme tux racer as a .tar.xz on sourceforge. I performed tar xJF on the file, a directory was created, I entered it and there I performed ./configure. A list of Dependencies was ...
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How to Disable Mouse Edge Flip on Linux Mint Cinnamon 2.8

I have been suffering for the unexpected disapperance on Cinnamon 2.8 of the Enable/Disable Edge Flip option between workspaces with the mouse, I found really really annoying that every time I would ...
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Mint 17.2 KDE sluggish after login

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 KDE on a four-year old Dell XPS 15z laptop. After login, the computer is sluggish for about ten minutes, and then it goes back to normal. I've checked CPU usage and it's ...
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What do I do if Mint doesnt have my native resolution as a display option?

I have two displays. A monitor and an hdtv. The monitor works because its 1920*1080 but my tv is 1366*768 and that isn't a resolution option. I tried the next one up and it looks too pixelated for ...
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How do I get Mint's Disk options to auto-mount my disk without making everything executable?

I have a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon running on an SSD, and I also have a 2TB SATA drive pluggged in and formatted as NTFS. In Mint's Disk utility (Menu > Preferences > Disks), I'm ...
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Hot to dualboot linux mint and W10

I'm currently trying to use Linux mint 17.3 alongside W10. I'm using an acer Aspire E5, which came with windows 10. I havent formatted to windows 7 yet because of the drivers. Anyway, i have already ...
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Sound (Beats Audio) problem on HP m6-1035dx Linux Mint

Yesterday I installed Linux Mint (17.2) on my HP Pavilion m6-1035dx and I'm experiencing problems with my sound. The laptop has 2 speakers and a subwoofer (Beats audio). Only the right speaker works. ...
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Mint login screen: wrong keyboard layout

After installing Mint 15 / updating to Mint 17, i'm unable to login using the gui login screen and german localisation with a password containing special characters. Changing the language using the ...
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How to extend root partition

As you can see from the figure below I have 19.34gb unallocated space. I want this space to be added to my root partition sda11. How can I do that? I read few posts related to this but some of them ...
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The following packages have been kept back

The following packages have been kept back: click click-dev gir1.2-click-0.4 libclick-0.4-0 0 BUT It's clear that all of these packages are either on hold somewhere, or are in some kind of ...
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sources.list.d files are automatically configured: how can I change them persistently? [duplicate]

Google recently discontinued support for 32-bit Chrome repositories on Linux. That's fine; I don't care: I'm on 64-bit. No problem. Unfortunately, it causes apt update to fail because it fails to ...
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Error is shown in grub boot

I had installed mint cinnamon 2 days ago.it worked fine but today when i started the computer this error came up: "/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found" any suggestions?
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usb linux format

I have a Usb drive and that is connected to a laptop running Linux (Mint). As soon as I install some software in it (USB memory) seems like it recognizes it as a windows partition and doesn't install ...
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Mounting a hibernated 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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Installing Virtualbox on Linux Mint 17

I am trying to install virtualbox 5 on mint. Here is the output $ sudo aptitude install virtualbox-5.0 The following NEW packages will be installed: virtualbox-5.0{b} 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly ...
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What is hotkey in Linux Mint for “Show All Windows”?

I noted it is possible set a number of hotkeys in Linux Mint 17.1 using the keyboard application, but there's not possibility to set the hotkey "Show All Windows"; you can only set a button using ...
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Can't access Eduroam wireless internet connection SETTINGS (Linux Mint 17)

In Linux Mint 17.1 and 17.2 Cinnamon I have not been able to connect to eduroam wireless university networks. The reason is that I can't find out a way to enter network settings to change the security ...
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Dual-monitor problem NVIDIA, screens flickering (turning on/off)

I switched to NVIDIA drivers in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon via Driver Manager in order to be able to play games. I am on NVIDIA 750M. The problem is, when I try to connect the second screen via ...
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Adding a second GPU greatly reduces my graphics performance

I'm currently running Ubuntu 15 desktop with an ATI R9 390 and a 4k monitor via display port. Everything runs smoothly. I have a second monitor which is VGA-only, and since the R9 has no VGA ports, ...
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Cannot install tomahawk in Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64bit [SOLVED]

I am unable to install tomahawk using the information and data provided in this PPA. The output of the terminal after sudo apt-get install tomahawk is: Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Is there any way to set rules for minimizing to system tray for applications that don't support it themselves?

There's some applications which support minimizing to a tray icon natively. There are others that can be extended to do this. What I'm looking for is something that will allow me to set rules on ...
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How to specify a log when autostarting in linux mint

How do I specify the log when autostarting a program in linux mint. For example I change the Dropbox startup script to: [Desktop Entry] Name=Dropbox GenericName=File Synchronizer Comment=Sync your ...
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System freezes upon executing any boot option in a live USB installation of Mint

Problem I'm trying to install Linux Mint 16, 64-bit, MATE using a live USB. The boot option menu itself is responsive and work as expected. However, when I execute any of said boot options, the ...
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Kate/Terminal/Chromium/etc. refuse to open

I accidentally ran a GUI (Kate) with sudo--dumb I know--and when closed the application I got this error message: Error: "/var/tmp/kdecache-username" is owned by uid 1000 instead of uid 0 I've done ...
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Mint install no wifi networks show up - intel 3165

Linux newbie - installed Mint Mate 17.3 - no internet as I use only a mifi dongle (3 network) and Linux does not recognise wifi on my HP Pavillion laptop. This laptop is brand new, only 1 month old. ...
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Fail to install Clang-3.5 due to Clang-3.3

I am trying to install clang-3.5 on Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon) and I dependency errors. Edit: here is the output of apt-cache policy clang clang-3.5 clang-3.3: clang: Installed: (none) ...
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Cinnamon not working on Mint 17

I installed Mint 17 on an older desktop and everything is OK, but the start menu is not being rendered correctly. It either does not appear at all when you click on it, or it appears empty (no icons). ...
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Do I have duplicate packages?

I'm on linux mint 12, when i run sudo apt-get update i see: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg/ debs/all i386 Packages ...
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Remove duplicated Java packages

I'm on linux mint 12 I have installed Java, following the NetBeans instructions. It wasn't working on chrome, so I installed it like that: sudo echo 'deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all' ...
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Boot issues after installing Linux Mint 17.3 Windows 10 does not boot

n my Lenovo G50-70, I am in the (painful) process of installing Linux Min v17.3 (Rosa). It's being a bumpy road up to now. The install using UEFI BIOS config did work but no multiboot option was ...
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/ directory at 100% capacity. Not sure where I went wrong in my partitioning or how to proceed

I'm running a dual boot Windows/Mint partition. Everything is going fine until things suddenly get REALLY screwy and slow. I get a popup that "Filesystem root only has 297.8 MB disk space remaining." ...
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xsession-errors on linux mint 17.2. No solutions found from similar questions

here's the deal. I had installed this afternoon pulse audio manager for trying to fix a no sound issue with an HDMI cable, the issue wasn't solved so I figured out I wouldn't need pulse audio manager ...
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System reboot randomly in all Unix-like OS

I'm new in Unix-like OS, I have tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Debian 8.3.0, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 in my Thinkpad W530 laptop, and the installation was successful. But the problem is ...
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Creating virtual hosts on Apache in Linux Mint 17.3

I am working Linux Mint 17.3, and trying to create virtual hosts on Apache 2.4. I have followed the following procedure, but I still can't browse the site. Create two new virtual hosts. sudo cp ...
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Troubles with the internet connection once in a while

I'm using linux mint on a mac book pro. It runs quite well. The only thing is that I have once in a while (1-5 times a day) a problem with the wireless lan connection. The problem only appears when ...
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Bluetooth trouble after upgrading to Linux Mint 17.3

I recently upgraded to LinuxMint 17.3 from 17.1 and bluetooth appears not to work correctly. When I try to search for devices to pair, my CPU usage gets to 100% and my HP-Notebook PC freezes for some ...