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Separate NTFS harddrive on Linux system

I am new to linux and am going to be installing Linux Mint for the first time (after first having used it for a few weeks via a bootable usb). I will now be overwriting my windows installation and ...
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Applications not starting with sudo

I'm using Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) in my Oracle Virtual Box. Whenever I try to open an application with sudo, it is not working. For eg. if I try to open sublime text editor using the command sudo subl ...
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Scribble in the task bar background

I have installed Linux Mint 17 recently in Virtual Box. After the installation, I see a kind of 'scribbling' in the background image of some of the task bar menus (zoom in to see the problem): I ...
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Gnome encfs Manager not working in linux mint 17

I have installed Gnome encfs Manager in linux mint.It opens fine after first installation.But after that when I want to open it,nothing happens.But in system monitor I can see it running.When I run it ...
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Folder automatically created in my pendrive when I connect it in my laptop

How can I know why my Linux Mint creates a folder in my pendrive when I connect it to my laptop? The name of the folder es "Music", it is empty and there are not hidden files. I checked in ...
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Mint 17.1 x86: font glitches: cuts off top parts of some letters

Mint 17.1 x86: font glitches. Upper parts of some letters are "cut off". It happens as I type this question in the browser. Some letters appear as "cut off", but then they are "fixed" on its own. ...
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calligra not working on xfce

I'm running linux mint 17.1 xfce 64bit and installed calligra suite with this command: apt install calligra I didn't use any ppa. now when I open any application(words,stage,etc) it shows this ...
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Linux desktop (Mint MATE) requires reboot every few days

Summary After a few days of uptime, my system starts getting slow. How can I determine the cause and fix it? Opening a Youtube video or some web-pages will freeze Firefox for an increasing amount of ...
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Linux Mint Fails To Boot (Unknown Filesystem GRUB ERROR)

The other day I believe I accidentally messed up a disk and set it to a filesystem I didn't want to. Now when I boot up Linux Mint I get “Unknown Filesystem error” in GRUB rescue. Of course I tried to ...
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System froze. Which log files to check?

I'm running LinuxMint 17.1 with KDE. I had Firefox and Dolphin open, when the system froze and became unresponsive to any input (mouse or keyboard). Where can I find useful log files to consult in ...
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Unable to reboot or shutdown Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player

I installed Linux Mint 17.1 on VMWare Player 7.1.0 but when I try to reboot the system, it says ModemManager is shut down and in the next line, it says nm-dispatcher.action: Could not get the ...
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Suspend option disappear from shutdown dialog on Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

Previously I have a "Suspend" option when I open shutdown dialog, not sure why (probably because I did a apt-get upgrade I found the "suspend" option has gone: Another thing is even I set my power ...
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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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Bluetooth firmware not loading for Intel 7260 [solved]

I recently installed a Intel 7260 wireless module in the pcie slot of my ASUS N550jv CN270H laptop. The idea was to get bluetooth and wifi working flawlessly, as the originally installed atheros card ...
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Linux Mint & LIFEREA rss reader

I have the linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon distribution installed on my laptop and I cannot launch the software Liferea from the terminal, although, it will work fine if I launch that using the menu/icon. ...
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Undo accidentally minimized desktop (now all desktop icons gone)

If you have a window active and hit "[Alt]+[Space],[N]", that window will be minimized. It has happened to me a number of times that I did this while the topmost window was in fact inactive (meaning ...
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Script for auto-starting programs after restart

Is there any script or program to make all open programs auto start after the system restart? Like the one on the mac that gives you the option to reopen all programs after restart or shutdown
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Drive disappears once in a while

I have a NTFS drive mounted via fstab. now, over the last couple of days, I've seen that once in a while, the drive disappears. This generally happens when I'm using partition tools (resizing a ...
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Programs crash upon opening in Linux MInt 17.1

I have an issue in mint, whenever I open programs they just flash on the screen and close immediately. For some it happens at random, and others never work. The software manager never opens after ...
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Can't find xbar MainMenu.xml

After installing qtcurve, I've enabled the xbar option and added the widget to the top panel. sudo apt-get install qtcurve If I follow the instructions on the page, I can't find the Xbar folder ...
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USB dongle undetected on Linux Mint

I'm facing a peculiar problem on my Linux Mint laptop for the last week. I have a ZTE AC2726 USB dongle with service provider reliance (netconnect broadband+). The same dongle works well on my ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinamon Desktop Icons Root Account

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit on vmware workstation (Windows 8.1 host). I mainly use Linux for testing programs I have written (some have to be compatible with Linux). And I want to get familiar ...
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encrypted btrfs RAID1 array fails to mount at boot - open_ctree_failed

I have an encrypted btrfs RAID1 array set up as my /home directory on a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.1. At the Plymouth screen during boot, I enter my password for the two drives, and then receive ...
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BOINC GPU computation

I have an N5501J Asus PC running Mint 17.1 Cinnamon. It has Nvidia Optimus system to optimise power consumption, using the Intel graphic device, or the discrete card when I need it (NVIDIA 850M). I ...
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Where to put files?

I downloaded a pre-built cross-compiler, and it had no Makefile, Readme, instructions, or anything. However, it came from a reputable resource, so its not malware or anything (it came from ...
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Cant use https on localhost

I am unable to use https on my localhost testmachine. I cant figure out the problem on my own so here is what i did: I placed the following to files in sites-available : 000-default.conf ...
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Where is the GNOME keyring in Linux Mint 16?

I've forgotten a password which is stored plaintext in my GNOME keyring, but I can't find the keyring to get it out. It's not in ~/.gnome, ~/.gnome2, or ~/.local. Are they stored somewhere else in ...
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M17: Trying to mount Windows 10 .iso onto partition via terminal, getting “block device ? is write-protected, mounting read-only”. Can I get a help?"

I have Linux Mint 17.1 and am trying to dual boot Windows 10 Technical Preview OR install it on my other hard drive. Extra easy damage-control for you guys- I do not care if I lose any data, as long ...
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Thunderbird: server connection slow after restoring backup on Mint

I've made a copy of the .thunderbird folder in my home directory (on Ubuntu 12.04) and restored that backup on a freshly installed Mint 17.1 Cinnamon using the Profile Dialog of Thunderbird. ...
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Installing mesa with GLX TLS enabled not working

I'm trying to install Mesa3D for xorg in order to get video drivers working properly. I get errors such as .libs/es1api_libGLESv1_CM_la-entry.o: In function `x86_64_entry_start':entry.c:(.text+0x3): ...
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Dual Monitor Woes

Not sure if it's allowed to ask two questions in one 'question' if it's not I'll separate them, but since they're both related to the monitor / dual monitor set up, I thought I'd just combine them.. ...
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can't launch applet as root: “could not grab your mouse”

I'm programming a cinnamon applet..It requires root access.. so I've managed to launch gksu when the user click on the applet.. but I get "could not grab your mouse" error I've googled this problem ...
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Wobbling mouse cursor in vertical direction (Mint 17.1)

Recently moved to Mint 17.1 from Ubuntu 14.04. I felt like my cursor movements were less accurate than before though it took me a little while to work out why. It turns out that when I move my on the ...
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How Do I Preserve the TimeStamp of transferred Files in Nemo for SSH Uploads?

I am managing some web app development and am using Linux Mint/Cinnamon Nemo to SSH to some Ubuntu servers. When I upload a file, I would like it to retain the file modified data as it exists on the ...
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Wifi not getting connected

I installed Linux mint 17 on my PC a month back. I did not have any issues of WiFi until 2-3 days back. 2-3 days back I updated few packages through the update manager and since then the WiFi is not ...
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Linux Mint - cinnamon with xscreensaver

I cannot seem to disable cinnamon screensaver. I have disabled the lock screen successfully but the screensaver with the clock on the display keeps executing. I just want xscreensaver in favour of ...
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How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks?

How to prepare for a possible unreadable disk from bios after swapping disks? I want to switch out my old disk with my working linux mint 16 os and plug in a new disk and install linux mint 17. I am ...
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Linux Mint 17.1(64-bit) freezing on start-up

I am using Linux Mint 17.1(64-bit) dual booted with windows 7. I am a newbie to the Linux community and have been using Mint 17.1 for the last 2 months without any problem. Windows 7 is working fine. ...
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Where is the .xsession file in linux mint?

I would like to know how I can use start up scripts in .xsession in order to change the look of my Desktop, I assumed .xsession was in my home directory so I performed at my home directory: ls -a to ...
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Slide Scanner not recognized in Linux Mint

first of all: I'm using Linux Mint 17/Qiana, I previously asked this on askubuntu, and got redirected here, so I hope this is the right place to ask this :P So I am trying to get a slide scanner ...
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Batch file closes instantly when trying to run it with wine

So, i made a loading screen for my Batch OS, Whenever i try to open it, the program closes instantly. I am using wine to run the program. My OS is Linux Mint 17.1 Here is my code: @echo off goto ...
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using linux mint 17, how can i connect to my school's wifi?

At school, using my windows 8.1 drive, I am automatically prompted with a login page on my default browser once I click on their wifi connection under Network Connections. I sign in using my username ...
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How to increase the font size of the Mint menu?

Is there any way to increase the font size of the menu? Right clicking on the panel properties or using "appearance" in the Settings Manager does not work.
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kernel panic - get log

My system keeps hanging every several hours. I think the problem is somehow connected with network, because plugging ethernet cable eliminates the problem (even if ethernet is used locally only). If I ...
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How do I get the latest version of software on Linux Mint?

I understand the difference between rolling release distributions and standard release. However, I'd like the latest version of software such as GCC, Clang, Git, Eclipse, gedit, etc. So far I've ...
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Laptop doesn't detect my wifi signal

I have recently installed Linux Mint on my laptop and have updated the wireless drivers. My laptop detects all wireless signals around but not mine. How can I resolve this issue?
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Graphical Glitch in Google Chrome + Three keys do not Work

Linux Mint 17 Qiana How to fix it? I first noticed that three keys stopped working, "~", "arrow down" and "del", do not know if the problem is physical or logical, but I believe it is physical ...
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Update Bastille on Debian Linux (Mint)

Is there anyway to update Bastille to it's lastest version (3.2.1)? The one i'm using is 3.0.9 and it was kinda hard to even find it's package (which i found on another SE question: How can I install ...
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How to change CFLAGS for autogen.sh

I am relatively new to linux. I was trying to rebuild MDM display manager for linux mint from url https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm. In the documentation it is said that you should use ./autogen.sh ...
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Missing locales under Mint 17.1 - cannot display or enter multibyte chars in terminal

I am having multiple issues with locale and language settings in terminal (specifically, gnome-terminal). For testing purposes, in mint-locale I have set both Language and Region to "English, Canada ...