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Stuck in failsafe xterm session

When I log in through the login screen, I'm presented with the following message: This is the failsafe xterm session. To get out of this mode type 'exit' in the window in the upper left corner ...
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Graphical issues installing Linux Mint

I'm trying to install Mint on a desktop and I'm having some issues getting it to cooperate. When I run from the Live DVD and allow it to start automatically, I get this on the screen: If I select ...
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How to edit lock screen Cinnamon?

In my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon, the lock screen and the login screen are vastly different (unlike in Ubuntu Unity). I like aspects of both. For the login screen, I like the pretty design and the ...
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ClamAV installation not working in Linux Mint

I am trying to install ClamAV in my Linux Mint Rafaela. I first installed from the repositories. However, it turns out this version is massively outdated, and that is the most recent version in the ...
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Built-in display issue - Linux Mint on iMac (late 2009)

I successfully installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit on my old iMac 21.5" (late 2009). When booting into Linux Mint (Live USB or installed version) there is still a bug: The built-in display ...
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Troubleshooting new linux system keeps freezing

I just built a new computer and installed centos7 (RHEL based) and I also tried mint 17.3 (Ubuntu based). Installation goes without any problems. The operating system runs smooth and everything is ...
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Wifi trouble on Linux Mint

I've been tackling this day two now. I recently dual booted Linux Mint on my Windows 10 machine. When I installed it, the wifi driver did not seem to be installed. I can only connect via ethernet ...
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failed windows install Linux boot error to initramfs busybox vg-root no such device. ubipartman when try to fresh install? Please help

Had Linux 15 installed, was running so decided to install windows. Was trying to install Windows 7 and then 8. Both failed,but not before requiring me to create a new partition.(Windows said it ...
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low remaining storage space, how do I increase it?

I keep getting low storage space warnings, I want to increase my total storage space, I was hoping to do that via terminal command, how would I go about doing that? I put in df -h and got: ...
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Is It Possible (and how) to Auto-arrange items on a MATE panel?

I'm using Linux Mint Rosa with MATE as a DE. I was wondering whether there is a way - with an external script, if needed - to auto-arrange items on a panel. Right now, every time I either remove or ...
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WIFI Drivers for Linux mint - 17.3-mate-32 bit iso

How can I get drivers for this version to use in HP Pavilion dv5215us notebook? Everything seems to work except the wifi
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How to fix Linux from doing fake Restarts?

Just as my question title states, how can I stop Linux from doing a fake Restart Computer when I go to select Restart from the Quit menu. What I mean by a fake restart is that, it goes to do a ...
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Screen going to sleep and then not coming back on

Recently set up a dual boot with windows 10 and linux mint 17.3 with windows 10 on an ssd and linux mint on a internal hdd. I have an ATI 7950 Raedon video card connected via miniDP to a Dell U2715H. ...
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linux mint black screen error

I have installed linux mint along with windows 10 using usb. After this when I restarted then screen went black. I tried this link but it is not working for me.I am attaching an image of grub with ...
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Is it possible to migrate (some) settings when changing from 32-bit to 64-bit?

I have a laptop with Linux Mint Rosa (17.3) installed on it. It's the 32-bit version, as I didn't even consider the possibility this several year-old laptop could have a 64-bit processor. As it turns ...
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dhclient prints strange error

Though it looks like it does its job it prints following annoying output # dhclient -r eth0 reload: Unknown instance: invoke-rc.d: initscript smbd, action "reload" failed. # dhclient eth0 reload: ...
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How to disable dnsmasq?

From time to time when I'm switching from eth0 to wlan0 (or vice versa) interface domain name resolving breaks and /etc/resolv.conf contains nameserver 127.0.1.1 I commented #dns=dnsmasq in ...
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Change default web browser to lynx from terminal

I'm on Linux Mint Olivia. I just installed Lynx. How do I set Lynx as my browser, so when I open links from the terminal, they open in that terminal with Lynx?
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Unstable display in Linux Mint Rosa mate on Thinkpad E450

The desktop and themes are occasionally changed in Linux Mint Rosa mate on Lenovo E450, and nm-applet does not display, although it is listed in startups. The first two of these can be temporarily ...
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How to install DisplayLink driver on LinuxMint 17.3

I have a USB 3.0 docking station connected with my laptop having LinuxMint 17.3. I can't manage to install DisplayLink driver on it. I could make it work with Ubuntu 15.04, but with LinuxMint it wan't ...
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messed up partitions during mint installation

I was using a windows10/Ubuntu 14 LTS dual-boot, when I decided to swap out Ubuntu for Mint. I downloaded the .iso, made a Live-USB, started Mint from the USB, pressed install and the installer told ...
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How to re-enable a monitor via command ine

To give some background, I almost exclusively use docking stations with my laptop. I have a few monitors connected to the docking station and always have my laptop closed when in this configuration. ...
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Linux Mint: pastebin is in /usr/local/bin

I'm running Linux Mint 17. I found a pastebin python file in /usr/local/bin In light of what people use pastebin for, was this a security risk? Output from the stat command: File: ‘pastebin’ ...
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Graphical UI stops working shortly after boot [Linux Mint 17.3]

I recently updated to Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit from 17.2 through the update manager. Upon reboot everything was in working order so I decided to update the kernel as well which was probably ...
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Linux Mint - Media keys stop working when Document Viewer open

The media keys on my keyboard work in Linux Mint. When I open a pdf in Document Viewer they stop working. When I close it down, they start working again. The media keys don't seem to be performing ...
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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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Can I type Korean using fcitx under Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon?

Can I type Korean using Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon using fcitx? I have check several post, which told me that I can use iBus to type Korean. But I am using fcitx to type other Language like Chinese. If ...
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Kali Installation on Linux Mint

I am following this guide to install Kali's tools onto my Linux Mint because Kali Tools iso would not work for me for some particular reason. However, whenever I ran the option to install all tools in ...
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Error “dircolors: no SHELL environment variable, and no shell type option given”

Running Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon A while ago a created a script that changed the colors in the Terminal (to match a tutorial I was following) However if I open the terminal on another account, I get ...
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How to set the touchpad to work as on Mac?

I'm on linux mint 17.3 cinnamon, and would like to set the touchpad to work as on a Mac (or at least tweak a bit). Unfortunately all the tutorial I found online are talking about xorg.conf, but in my ...
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Bluetooth Pairing on Dual boot of Windows & Linux Mint/Ubuntu - Stop having to Pair Devices

When switching from Windows 7 or Windows 10 to Linux Mint/Ubuntu, you may find yourself having to pair your device again. This will happen every time you enter Ubuntu. Now, how do you prevent this? ...
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GNU grub version 2.02

I have double boot running windows 8 and mint. Today when i started pc , it did not asked me which system i wanna boot but instead throw GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-9 Minimal BASH-like line ...
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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 ...