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Errors in Linux Mint update manager

Linux Mint's (I'm using Linux Mint Mate edition, 17.2 32 bit) update manager gives me: I tried this from the terminal: sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial sudo ...
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How to run Eclipse Mars using a newer version of GTK+ on Linux Mint

Linux Mint 17.x contains GTK+ 3.10.8, which is very old. So old, that Eclipse Mars has some serious bugs when running with it (the most serious one is the file names missing in the Git commit dialog ...
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Prevent USB hard drive enclosure from powering off after inactivity

I have successfully used 'hdparm' to disable APM (Advanced Power Management) on external USB hard drives. Now I've come across a USB hard drive enclosure that itself turns the installed hard drive ...
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Is the slow start of Linux Mint caused by my ATI Radeon Graphic Card?

I have recently installed Linux Mint (Linux OS based on Ubuntu 14.04) but I have encountered some problems. Every time before Linux Mint starts, it does show me this error on the black screen: ...
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Grub doesn't recognize Win10 after first installing Win10 and then LinuxMint

So I was trying to set up a dual boot Win10/LinuxMint on my HP Pavilion by doing the following: -Installing Win7 fresh from an HP Recovery Partition. -Upgrading it to Win10. -Installing LinuxMint ...
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How to disable auto mounting USB 3g modem in Linux Mint

When a USB modem is plugged in, what Linux Mint does is ejecting the device and mount as a modem automatically. In my case it's mounted as /dev/ttyUSB0. That help me to directly execute sudo wvdial ...
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acroread only runs as root

Note I already asked the exact same question here, with no success. I hope it's not a problem. I am working on a computer connected to a LDAP server. The computer is running under Linux Mint 17. I ...
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Huawei dongle is not detected when it's plugged for the second time in Linux Mint

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.2. When i plug the Huawei e173 3g dongle for the first time in Linux Mint, Mobile broadband profile is appeared in network-manager applet and i can connect to the ...
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Installing Node V4 on Linux Mint 17

I have downloaded and unpacked https://nodejs.org/dist/v4.2.1/node-v4.2.1-linux-arm64.tar.gz but don't know what to do after that. I saw some articles that talked about running the configure and then ...
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Booting full Linux Mint off USB on Intel Macbook pro?

I almost never post questions online but this time I couldn't find a solution to my problem. My problem is that I'm trying to boot full Linux Mint from a USB on a Macbook Pro. I was already successful ...
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Using legacy AMD/ATI proprietary drivers on Mint 17

I recently updated my Mint distribution from 11 to 17 (Qiana). The default driver for the graphic card (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650) is radeon - a GPL-licensed driver which causes my 5-year old laptop ...
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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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How to set EMIRGE program to write files with desired permission

How can I get the EMIRGE program to read certain files? I am using Linux Mint (17.1). I have downloaded a program call EMIRGE, which is supposed to take fastq files (a text file format for ...
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How to resize two windows at the same time in Cinnamon?

I find it quite practical the ability to tile windows using Super + arrow keys in my Linux Mint box (using Cinnamon). My common use case is to be able to see two windows at the same time, while ...
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Secure WiFi not authenticating

I have Linux Mint 17.2 on a lenovo T400. It has the Intel 5100 AGN wireless card installed. At my university, there is an unsecure guest wireless SSID and a WPA/WPA2 secured SSID which authenticates ...
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Cinnamon Power Management Applet doesn't works

Currently I am running linux mint 17.2 ( Cinnamon Edition) There is problem with PowerMangament Applet. Problem with Cinnamon Power management Applet. While charging : never shows 100 % it suck at ...
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Issue Converting to .ods When Viewing Another .ods File

My Python software regularly uses the commands:- soffice --headless --convert-to ods --outdir /tmp tblIssues.csv soffice --view /tmp/tblIssues.ods rm /tmp/tblIssues.ods given in answer to my ...
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Avoiding permission issues on portable hard drive in Linux Mint

I'm trying to pre-emptively avoid permission issues on my portable USB hard drive. The plan is to put a couple of Virtual Machines on the portable hard drive, and use it between two PCs both running ...
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Triple boot, windows 10, ubuntu(want to overwrite with linux mint) and kali linux

new linux user and have some questions. I currently am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 10, and they each have their own SSD (mistakes from first 2 attempts made me get each on their own SSD). So, the ...
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Ubuntu & Linux Mint: multiple graphic card drivers

I am new to the Linux world and thought I'd give it a go. I ran into a problem early on that I can't seem to find any real specific information on although many people have had similar problems. I am ...
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No Menu Bar, Windows not visible (Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon)

Yesterday I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to make my system up-to-date. It went through without any error. After rebooting my Menu Bar 'disappeared', there's just a dark gray bar ...
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Can't log in to Linux Mint

When I try to log in, I get a black screen, then I reset back to the login screen. It happened after I uninstalled network manager from the system. How can I fix this?
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Save Nemo tabs in Linux Mint

Is it possible to always load a specific set of file browser (Nemo) tabs in Linux Mint? I would like to have five folder locations opened by default every time I start Nemo.
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My distribution has etags symlinked to ctags, but where can I get original etags?

That's weird that I completely failed to google this question. The situation is ridiculous: Linux Mint 17.2 (almost the same as Ubuntu 14.04) has etags as a symlink to ctags. But actually, as we can ...
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uncompression error, no file system could mount root, kernel panic not syncing

I am using Linux Mint maya on vbox (Windows XP host), it's working fine without issues. Now I would like to install it with XP(dual boot) so I made a bootable DVD with same iso which I used for vbox, ...
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Can't install LibreOffice 5 on Linux Mint 17.2, policy rule not taken into account?

I'm trying to install the package by following web upd8 article Install LibreOffice 5.0 In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA, with the difference I use the Fresh PPA. Environment $ lsb_release -a No LSB ...
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Won't standby, usb_bluetooth refusing to freeze

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca on a Yoga Pro laptop. The laptop will only go into standby once and then will not until it is restarted. When attempting to standby it will freeze for 20 seconds ...
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How to boot Linux Mint from USB drive via Grub2

I am trying to install Linux Mint Cinnamon 64 bit on a USB drive so I have a portable desktop wit persistence. I am trying to do this manually because I haven't fount a program that does this ...
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Thinkpad X250 headset mic not working Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon

This machine has a Realtek ALC3232 sound card. Internal speakers and mic work OK, but after lots of searching and trying various things I still can't get the mic on my headset working. Headset ...
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What is a purpose of big file with strange name in home/[username] directory?

In my user home directory I have a file named: tmp1HUvJk WglW1PwW_XpIMt9TjXEQlg_j_RFl2FAc2Dwk-.vwYAjVaOcbRikPg5_BjfAevak9jdzmZSnIj6l5HkjAZ5cmA94pMRso1biw19qyrZ8jhkW5pG9KxjSI vC ...
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Can I install Ubuntu and mint side by side with Windows 10?

I have a lenovo laptop with 5th gen Intel i5 and 4gb RAM. Its running on Windows 10. Being tech savvy I couldn't resist myself from using Linux based OS. With all the research I did I finally came ...
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Should wait for next mint release for KDE plasma 5?

I tried to find many way to install KDE plasma 5 on linux mint 17. but KDE 5 wasn't compatible on linux mint 17. so should i wait for next linux mint release (mint 18) for KDE 5 ?
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Not able to install Plasma 5.4 on Linux mint

I'm trying to install KDE Plasma-5.4 on Linuxmint 17.2. But I'm not able to install that. I've tries to install Plasma 5.4 using these commands sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ci/stable sudo ...
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fat32 partition overwritten by Mint image

Was Running Mint 17.1 Two Kingston USB devices attached accidentally written a Mint image the the archive Kingston by the image writer, and lost my fat32 partition with important data collection. ...
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Flash drive fat32 partition overwritten by Linux Mint 17.1 image writer - need to recover [closed]

Ah Yeah...Mint 17.2 image is written onto a Kingston flash drive (8GB) and overwritten a fat32 partition. I can take You to the moon if You tell Me that, those files aren't lost ones. ///the image ...
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Display doesn't work over DP

Finally got my 4k workstation with Mint (17.2 w/ Cinnamon) up and running (finally!). There's just one little problem - currently it only seems to work over HDMI. If use DP connections between the ...
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Media key shortcuts ceased to function

Recently (say within the last two months), some of my media keys have ceased to obey their assigned shortcut. Take, for example, Play. If I assign AudioPlay as the keyboard binding in the ...
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Latin characters on Mint - Alt key like Windows

How can I use Latin characters on Linux Mint? I've tried the alt key like on Windows but it doesn't work. I've searched and they say that alt doesn't work on Linux like on Windows. I've tried other ...
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How to make a terminal window open at a certain location by default [duplicate]

Running Linux Mint 17.1 & MATE 1.8.1 When I open the terminal window with ctrl+T, I want it to switch the path automatically to ~/workspace. How do I do this?
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Boot repair failed - no GRUB found - what now?

So I've installed Mint from a bootable USB. All seems to go well. However when I then go to boot into the install I'm greeted with a flashing cursor and nothing more. After a bit of internet ...
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How to kill all vpns on switch user Mint 17.2

I'm using mint 17.2 cinnamon. I'm not particular about the method, just want it to stop all vpn connections (openvpn, listed in network manager) when I switch users or logout. nmcli doesnt provide a ...
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How to fix error message Hash sum mismatch error

I recently upgraded my Linux Mint to Rafaela 17.2 and while I was tweaking a little bit the interface and installing some themes and icons, I found myself with this annoying error message: W: ...
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How to start bumblebee daemon on boot?

I've followed this guide https://askubuntu.com/questions/549915/how-to-install-nvidia-drivers-with-bumblebee-on-ubuntu-14-04/549916#549916?newreg=d84c5f76c60549288d9d3937d32ca753 Bumblebee works ...
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Why is windows launching instead of grub. Bad bios settings? Wrong boot loader location?

I am attempting to dual boot Linux Mint 17.2 (Cinnamon, 64 bit) and Windows 8.1 on my Acer E 15 (model # E5-573-55W1). I have successfully installed Mint, but I can't get grub to start in a ...
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Check whether user logged in after hitting “Switch Users”

In Linux Mint, I know that I can use the last terminal command to view when a user last logged into their machine. In my job, however, I often work with employees who leave each day by simply ...
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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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How to enable Linux Mint List View alternating row colors

I'm setting up a new development environment so I've been doing some tinkering with my newer install of Mint 17. I've been having a lot of fun! I wish to achieve the following kind of "striped" color ...
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Reenabling GDM in Linux Mint recovery mode

After I had accidentally deleted the gdm package while trying out other desktop managers, I tried to fix this (multiple times) in recovery mode. I used dpkg-reconfigure gdm to bring up a menu ...
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Linux as 3rd boot OS

I would like to install another linux kali beside my linux mint and win10. My question is, do I need make 3 partition again for installation, /root /home and swap od I don't need swap because I ...
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How to install nic driver from file?

I recently got an external USB network adapter and I need to install its drivers. I found the download for the correct drivers here. I downloaded them and now I have the extracted zip file. From ...