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Exclude app from “text scaling factor” on high dpi screens

I use the "text scaling factor" in Mint Cinnamon to get a better appearance on my hight DPI screen. The factor I use is x1.5. It works well for the OS and for most apps, but on some apps it just ...
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Run mate-terminal on startup as root without password

I am using Linux Mint 17. I want to run mate-terminal on startup as root without need to type password (I want it to perform automatically) and execute python script in it without closing terminal ...
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Linux Mint 17.3: Presist LookingGlass log between sessions for troubleshooting?

I know I can pull up my looking glass log via ~/.cinnamon/glass.log, but how can I persist this across sessions so I can troubleshoot problems? Background: I'm on a new laptop with Skylake and when I ...
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Kali Mint Fail Boot

So I am currently dual booting Linux Mint and Windows. I successfully installed Linux Mint. However, I want to add on a third boot, Kali Linux, but the USB Live Stick I made does not seem to work. The ...
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Chntpw unable to open/read a hive

I'm attempting to use a copy of chntpw 0.99.5 (heard of some issues with 0.99.6, but have also tried that and has the same results) from a linux Mint live CD to recover a windows 7 password. The ...
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Task bar for dual monitor in linux min

I have a laptop and an external monitor with it. My external monitor is set as primary monitor. So my task bar only appear in external monitor. But I want the task bar to appear on both monitor. I ...
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Linux Mint duplex driver for Samsung M2070

I'm trying to print duplex on my Samsung M2070 Printer. I installed the driver from the Samsung website with the provided install.sh and then added the printer to the system in the Printers section of ...
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What is desktop manager of Mint?

Quick question for Linux Mint users, what is desktop manager in Linux Mint? (I mean manager, which handle icons on desktop, wallpapers, etc.. I dont mean DE)
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Install multiple XAMPP with multiple PHP versions. Each to simulate a different production Server

In Windows you can install or unzip multiple "portable" XAMPP Servers side by side. This was very helpful, because that way I could configure each XAMPP server to simulate a different production ...
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No prompt on boot with full disk encryption enabled

I am able to successfully authenticate by typing in the encryption password (and hitting return), but nothing is displayed on the screen to prompt me for this information. I tend to just "wait enough ...
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Error Installing Firefox

I'm getting this error when I try to install Firefox. Can anyone help me? Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_i386.deb 404 Not ...
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LMDE2 does not work on my laptop after being installed from Live CD/DVD

I have installed LMDE 2 on my Samsung laptop and when I try to start the system, I get this: I have to insert the LiveCD in order to start the system. When I finally use the LiveCD, I can see the ...
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Remap hash key - Linux Mint

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon on a Macbook Pro 2011. I use the English (UK, Macintosh) keyboard layout and it's a decent layout, everything's where I need it to be apart from the hash key. I have to ...
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Is it possible to run app with different than currently selected theme?

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64bit. I've installed nice little app Zeal but it doesn't cooperate well with my desktop theme. it looks like this: I've tried a few dark/grey themes and Zeal ...
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Why does Mintupdate not update anything and give me errors in terminal?

When I run mintupdate from the GUI and try to update anything, nothing happens, including when I attempt to update the kernel. I tried running mintupdate from the terminal and it opened with the ...
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“Close window” (Ctrl+q) Shortcut not working on every window

In Linux Mint Cinnamon there are a lot of tools that can not be closed using Ctrl+q. For example the "Software Manager".. Is there a reason for this strange behavior? Can I somehow make Ctrl+q work on ...
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How can I extend the disabled time of touchpad after keypress so it won't activate?

When I type, my hands tend to slide along the trackpad a little, moving the cursor around and often throwing my typing off. Despite the fact I have the setting enabled to disable touchpad when typing, ...
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Microphone not working with skype anymore Linux Mint 17.2

I recently took an endeavor into Linux Mint 17.2. For around a week my microphone has been working with the application skype with no issues whatsoever. A week passes and I end up needing to restart ...
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Multiple monitors HiDPI scaling

I have a Dell p2715q 27" 4K monitor and a HP 23xi pavilion 23" 1080p monitor for my dual monitor setup. The Dell monitor is currently running at a resolution of 3840x2160 @ 60Hz, while the HP is ...
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Adding SSD to my HDD setup with dualboot, what GRUB problems can I expect?

Currently, my setup contains one HDD, with Windows 10 and Linux Mint systems installed on it. What I'm planning to do is to buy an SSD drive. Thing is - I want to clone only my Windows partition, so ...
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Scanning software not recognizing my Epson xp201 all in one

there, Started using Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Rebecca. Pretty stable and nice functioning. Installed the driver of my All in One Epson xp 201; it prints, but the scanning software (Simple Scan) not ...
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Nemo in Linux Mint - Reset all Preferences and “My computer” pane in List View

I am struggling a little bit with this issue I'm having with Nemo in Linux Mint (I just upgraded to 17.3 but this is happening since 17.1). In brief, I accidentally removed some shortcuts from the ...
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Remove mate desktop completely

I have installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 64 bit. I had installed mate desktop on the top of it. I want to remove mate desktop completely. I tried apt-get purge and autoremove, but mate is shown in ...
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Transition from Windows to KDE

I have been using Windows my entire life: '95, 2000, XP and now 7. I am considering now to switch to KDE Plasma 5. So far all my machines had one of the above operating systems pre-installed, so ...
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Monitor shuts down when entering Terminal [Linux Mint]

I have a relatively small monitor for one of my machines that Linux Mint. When entering the terminal (ctrl + alt + F1) The monitor shuts down and I have to, completely blind, scrawl out my login and ...
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Issue when trying to boot Windows partition (Linux Mint/Windows 10 Dual Boot)

I recently partitioned my hard drive with about 22 GB of space for Linux Mint and the rest for Windows 10. From the GNU GRUB menu, I'm able to properly boot into Linux Mint by selecting the menu ...
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Heavy Load crashes user started processes on Linux mint

I have a old laptop, with a old Pentium dual core at (I think) 2.3 ghz, running Linux mint 17.3 --- Mate When the laptop gets a heavy load such as video decoding it can just freeze for a few seconds ...
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Almost all space occupied by '.' [closed]

I'm running Linux mint 17.3 Rosa cinnamon and suddenly all my free space has gone away. After some research I still haven't found what's eating all the space. The command 'sudo du -h' says there's ...
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Linux Mint game pad won't work?

I've been trying to search for a solution for this but can't find one. I want to use my controller to play games on my Linux Mint 17.3 PC. My controller is not an official xbox controller but it does ...
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one finger scrolling on chrome but not firefox

I am running linux Mint 17.3 with google chrome installed. I am using a Synaptics touchpad driver on a touchscreen laptop with a touchpad as well. Chrome scrolls vertically when I move vertically ...
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Linux Mint touchpad not working on dual boot with windows 10

The touchpad is not working on Linux Mint. My touchscreen is working perfectly however. The computer is an Inspirion 13 7000 series, dual booting with Windows 10. dmesg | grep mouse && dmesg ...
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Linux Kernel - Wacom Tablet (CTL-490DW-S) - Lockout

I'm a bit of a beginner with Linux and after trying to fix this over the last few days I've finally given up and need your help. I'm trying to use my new Wacom (CTL-490DW-S (Intuos DRAW)) drawing ...
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Which is the best Linux Distro for Graphics Programming [closed]

I am about to start developing software for computer graphics primarily involving Virtual Reality software (using WebGL/OpenGL, Unity, etc.). Currently I'm unable to even run WebGL programs in any ...
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Linux Mint installation dual boot windows 8. Where to install bootloader?

Please read before marking as duplicate I would like to install Linux mint from a bootable USB either on my hard drive in dualboot with Windows or on an external HD (which would be the preferred ...
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How to install pcsx2 in Linux Mint 17.3?

I am trying to install PS2 emulator pcsx2 in Linux Mint 17.3. However, when I try it after adding a ppa it gives me: The following packages have unmet dependencies: pcsx2:i386 : Depends: ...
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Deja Dup restore overwrites original file dates?

Deja Dup restored data but all files are erroneously marked created today. Any way to restore files with original creation dates? Thanks!
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Color stripes on screen - Linux Mint and Nividia

My problem is visible on a screen. I've installed Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela. My graphic card is Nvidia GeForce GTX 660. Before, when I had Ubuntu 14.04 I hadn't this problem, everything works properly. ...
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Linux Mint and android x86 grub repair

I installed on my laptop an .iso of android. I have partitioned it the way that Linux Mint would stay on sda1 and Android on sda3, but now I don't see anymore the option to boot Linux Mint on the grub ...
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apt-get update fails on Linux Mint Qiana

I have a Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) machine, which was updated from Linux Mint 14 to 15 to 16 to 17. Currently, apt-get update consistently fails (for several weeks now) with this error message: W: An ...
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Cinnamon Menu Search shows non-existent .desktop files

when I open the Cinnamon main Menu and search for 'someTool' I get a couple of files that don't exist: /home/username/someTool.desktop /home/username/Shortcuts/someTool.desktop ...
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share /usr/bin between Lubuntu and Mint?

I have got problems with video drivers and display in LM17. An old CD of Lubuntu worked as a livedrive so I have installed it on a partition. So I have got easy access to all my files etc. can I ...
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Tab switcher icons blurry (Linux mint)

I know this has been asked before but nothing is working for me. My sublime text icon in the tab switcher is blurry. I have tried to set the icon in /opt/sublime_text/Icon` to an svg with no luck. I ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 encounters an error, remounts disk in readonly

I already posted the question actually (Linux Mint 17.2 suddenly loses write access to filesystem), but since it occurs rarely I need to ask again with some new info I gathered. I suspect that this ...
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Chrome zoomed in and cut off in Linux Mint

On Linux Mint, everything has zoomed in so that the top of Chrome is half cut-off at the top. Chrome also doesn't show up in the panel, so I can't come back to it if I want to minimise the program. ...
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Turned on PC and everything is big Linux Mint

I got my Linux Mint computer yesterday and everything looked really good and normal yesterday. I turn on my computer today and for some reason that I do not know everything is a lot bigger so much so ...
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How to fix sudden slow-down of animations in Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon

Rather often (though randomly), when I wake my Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon up from suspended state, all the animations in Cinnamon suddenly become very laggy - workspace switching, zoom out/in, even ...
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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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Monitor labels appearing in displays on Linux Mint MATE

Monitor labels have started appearing in the upper left corner of each display as shown in this screenshot showing my 2 displays: external monitor and laptop. The labels are always on top and do ...
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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 ...