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Surface Pro Wifi Issues on Mint KDE 17

I'm running Mint 17 KDE on the Surface Pro 1. Wifi worked on installation, however, after about an hour of use the internet stops working and will not reconnect to any wifi. I have to shut the ...
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How to change the opacity of the lock screen overlay in Cinnamon 2?

In cinnamon 2, lock screen shows the current wallpaper with a transparent overlay showing time. Is there a way to change the opacity/transparency of it?
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No error in lpr but printer doesn't print

I'm having a problem with printing pdf files. When I try to print them in the default mint's document viewer everything seems to work but my printer is stuck with the "Processing please wait" message. ...
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How to fix dual monitor disconnect after desktop boot on Linux Mint 17 Xfce?

When I boot into my desktop, my dual monitors go into power save mode and the communication between the monitors and the graphics card radeon x1650 is disabled? When I press ctrl+F2 or ctrl+F7 I ...
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Trouble with setting for new monitor

I have an old machine with AMD 64 and Radeon VTI graphics. When MS quit supporting XP I partitioned the HD and installed LinuxMint 14 (since upgraded). At the time I was using a 17" ViewSonic monitor. ...
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Linux Mint Search launcher doesn't do anything

In Mint 17, using Cinnamon, if I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard shortcuts > Launchers there is an option to set a shortcut for something called Search. However, whatever key ...
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SSD Crash Randomly on Linux Mint 17

I'm running Mint (17 Qiana 64bit) on a fresh install on a new laptop (Dell N5110) with a new Crucial MX100 SSD and twice now the whole system has frozen up. If I switch to a text terminal (as in ...
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Recovering windows partition in Mint (testdisk fails)

Yesterday I messed up my partitions, wanting to replace Ubuntu with Mint. My other partition had Windows 8 on it. I booted Mint from a live USB and started the Mint setup. I selected the option to ...
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Trinity Desktop Environment on Linux Mint

Is it possible / does anybody have experience with installing the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) on a preexisting Linux Mint 17 Qiana installation? The TDE developers have a Wiki entry for ...
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Different layouts and specific key mapping for different keyboards

Here's the deal I have an apple aluminium usb keyboard connected to my laptop with "windows" keyboard. And almost everything works great on my apple keyboard except three annoying problems. Each ...
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Linux Mint brightness has too few settings

There are many questions to do with screen brightness on Linux Mint (this and this refer to default brightness being zero, and this to there being only two brightness levels.) My problem is a bit ...
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How do you hide “Generic USB SD Reader” in nemo file manager when a card is not present?

I'm running Linux Mint 16. I have a external card reader that has CF, MS, SD, and SM readers in it as well as 3 USB ports. Is there a way to hide the card reader ports from nemo's my computer when ...
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Does the Linux Mint installer include an option to replace/upgrade ONLY Linux Mint on a dual boot system?

I have a dual boot system running Windows 7 64-bit and Linux Mint 16 (with Cinnamon). I'd like to replace Mint 16 with Mint 17 (I'm OK with completely wiping JUST Mint). I want to leave Windows ...
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Brother scanner and missing /dev/bus/usb entry?

APR 2015 UPDATE: Scanning just worked! The update to Mint 17 (aka Ubuntu 14.04) did not make any difference, but the most likely explanation is that the recent update to Ubuntu 14.04.2 as the base ...
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Can't print from fluxbox unless I first log in to a different WM

I'm running Linux Mint 17 with fluxbox as my WM. If I boot the machine and log in to a fluxbox session, I can't print; the printer doesn't show up in print dialogs. If I log in to a cinnamon session, ...
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List of software preinstalled in Linux Mint?

Is there a complete list of software (not package) preinstalled in Linux Mint?
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Downloading distro source

I'm using LDME, a Debian based distro. Is there someway, preferably automatic, where one could download the source to everything that might be executed and everything needed by those executables? I'd ...
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NVM cannot find installed Node binary, PATH problem on Linux Mint 17?

I've successfully installed NVM and Node using official instructions. My .bashrc file contains [ -s "/home/user/.nvm/nvm.sh" ] && . "/home/user/.nvm/nvm.sh" After some time, maybe a day, I ...
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Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQLl 5.5 on Linux Mint 17?

Our stack consists of Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3 and MySQL 5.5. I've installed Linux Mint 17 Giana. If I install apache2 via apt, it will install Apache 2.4 which is not required for me. Is there any way ...
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error printing in mint

I have installed mint 13 xfce on my parents desktop. I installed the hp psc 500 printer correctly and the first test page was printed perfectly. However, when they want to print a document now, there ...
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Chrome, Linux Mint, Low FPS in games

I'm running Linux Mint 16 on a desktop computer with Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti (driver 331.20, older driver also has same problems) graphics, and have been using the current stable version of Chrome. ...
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getting access to the itunes store

I have minx 13 XFCE installed on both my laptop and my desktop. For purchasing music I had no problem in XP with running iTunes. In Mint however, this is more a challenge because there is no itunes ...
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Linux Mint default physical screen before login

I currently have to do annoying things to log into Linux Mint 16 Petra. I have two screens: new, left, VGA old, right, DVI The mouse is trapped on the left screen and the login dialogue for mdm is ...
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Use hardware button for onscreen keyboard

I have installed Linux Mint on a tablet computer. This computer runs the same as a PC, but it does not have a built-in keyboard. I want to use the hardware button to load the onscreen keyboard. How ...
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Change Alt-Tab icon size in mint

I have linux mint 16 cinnamon. Is it possible to change the size of icons in Alt-Tab?
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How do I stop Caja from closing when a drive is disconected?

Caja 1.6.2 on Mint 16. When the network goes down, the Caja manager connected to a remote server via SSHFS closes itself. I want to disable this behaviour. It should just turn gray or something until ...
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How to install linux (with crypto /Home + / partition) with enough swap space to hibernate

What are the steps to install Linux (with cryoto /Home + / partition) Mint on a empty hard drive with 1.5x swap space as RAM. I am aware that the CD allows this as a default option but it doesn't ...
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Driver for Validity sensor 138a:0018

Does anyone know a driver which supports Validity sensor in HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook? I'm running Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. If there isn't any driver, can I run the Windows version of the driver for it ...
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Update manager returns error [Mint 15 Cinnamon]

Every time I try to install updates from the manager I get the following error: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting: files list file for package 'libjpeg8:i386' is missing final newline W: ...
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dhcp settings wifi radar linux mint

I am trying to connect to my wifi network. Using the standard connection manager in linux mint 13 xfce was not a good idea. No wifi networks are shown there. and when I left-click on it, the wireless ...
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Only met by a tty “login” prompt when booting Mint

I've installed Linux Mint 11 Katya (dual-booting with Win7) on my PC. After some problems with booting, I decided to use NeoGrub to add a Grub-based bootloader, configurable from within Windows, to ...
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Scanner works in laptop, not in desktop

I have an Epson Perfection 660 flatbed scanner that works on my laptop. This is what appears in /var/log/syslog when I plug it in: Dec 18 15:43:57 lap kernel: [   31.868278] usb 6-2: new full-speed ...
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Mouse clicks won't work (Linux Mint KDE)

I'm using linux mint 15 with KDE and today I realized my mouse clicks on Google Chrome often don't work and it only throws out the messages: (google-chrome:2971): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: ...
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Hand shaking fails while trying to add PPA repository

I cannot add any kind off PPA repository. When I execute the following command e.g.: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hotot-team I get the following error: Cannot add PPA: '"Error reading ...
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Cinnamon (Petra) crashed. Opens in fallback mode

I'm not an expert on linux. My cinnamon (petra) just started to chrash on logons and I have no opinion for what did I do wrong. I have found a set of errors on my .xsession-errors. The below one is ...
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GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: Unable to autolaunch when setuid

I am encountering a strange error whenever I run certain commands, for example, sudo apt-get install ______ and I receive the following error: (process:28847): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to ...
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Installing Linux over Windows 7

I have a computer with three hard drives: SSD with Windows 7 installed HDD with Linux Mint installed HDD with no OS, formatted as NTFS drive for storing files. I have been using EasyBCD to dual ...
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wireless drops after using it

Recently, I have installed Linux Mint 10 Julia. Everything worked from the beginning (even the external wifi dongle), but I discovered that the wifi connection gets lost after some time. To solve it, ...
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Installed a new NVidia graphics card and now I can't login

Running Linux Mint 14, I was using the integrated graphics from the i5 4670k processor. Now I've installed a NVidia graphics card (GTX 660 Ti) and now it doesn't login on normal mode. I tried ...
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How to change login screen size, Linux Mint

So I have been using linux mint for a little bit now. One thing that really bugs me is that the login screen size is always really small. I have used xrandr --output VGA1 --primary 1600x900 to set to ...
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I get this shutdown prompt, then my laptop dies. What is happening?

I get a dialog box that says 'Shut down the system now', the same as if I had clicked 'quit' in the main menu. This happens seemingly randomly. If I choose 'cancel', it sometimes goes away. Other ...
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Disk partition emptied during tar backup

This morning I was doing a routine backup of my development drive, one of 4 primary partitions on my hard-drive. The script I ran was: filename="/home/Backups/Devi_"`eval date +%Y%m%d`".tgz" touch ...
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Linux Mint 14 - Segfault in steam.sh (cannot launch steam)

Here is my output when I try to launch steam: tetra@nick-Inspiron ~ $ steam Running Steam on linuxmint 14 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for ...
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How does one make x-screensavers work with mate-screensaver?

I am currently using Linux Mint - Mate Edition. I much prefer the mate-screensaver lock-screen so I refuse to use x-screensaver b/c its lock-screen is just hideous. I have learned elsewhere on the ...
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Task bar, close, minimize, maximize etc. disappeared on Linux mint cinnamon

Yesterday, While logging in to my Linux Mint(cinnamon) I noticed that my task bar has been missing. And when I open any window, there is no close/minimize/maximize button. All this sounds weird to me. ...
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Linux Mint 15 Doesn't detect Windows with update-grub

I just installed Linux Mint 15, but update-grub doesn't detect Windows: $ sudo update-grub Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-19-generic ...
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Linux Mint 15 no audio with NVidia MCP51

I updated from Linux Mint 14 to 15 recently, and since then my audio driver seems to be gone or nonfunctional. I don't have a ton of experience with drivers under Linux (grew up a Windows guy), but ...
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Grub - Windows Invalid EFI file path

I have 2 hdd, Windows on the first, I installed Mint on the second. This destroyed the bootloader so I used boot-repair to restore it. Boot-repair identified both OS. Now my fresh Mint install boots ...
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linux mint cinnamon - AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter keeps disconnecting

Lately I got a DELL inspiron 15-3521, I installed the latest Linux mint cinnamon. I have been having some problems with my Ethernet card, when i start my pc everything works perfectly for about 10 to ...
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Install Linux Mint 14 from CLI

I'm trying to install Linux Mint 14 from a live cd on a HP Pavilion laptop. I got some problem with X and the nvidia card, which prevents X from starting (and therefore prevents the live installer ...