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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 ...
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Bengali/Indic font connected letters rendering issue

I'm having some issue on Linux Mint 17.2 where Bengali/Bangla font's connected letters are not rendering well while visiting duckduckgo.com. This is how they appear - While they should appear like ...
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Font in gedit changes when I input the first letter in a line

I think this is a rather strange problem. I am using gedit, and my current font in the settings is the default (Monospace 10). But some lines in my text file has a clearly different font: Still ...
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Laptop battery doesnt raise from 59% (ie showing wrong battery stats )

iam using LinuxMint-17.2 Lenovo z500 fixed Nvidia gpu issues (installed bbswitch successfully ), also fixed Screen backlit issue iam only left with this battery issue Battery indicator is not stuck ...
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Synaptic Package Manager & Software Manager Not Opening

In Linux Mint 17, when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager or Software Manager from the gui, the popup appears to enter my password. Yet when I enter it correctly, nothing happens; neither window ...
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No drivers after usr ownership change Linux Mint

I have Linux Mint 14.2 installed on an IBM T60 ThinkPad. Everything was going just fine until I was installing some developer tool (I can't even remember which one anymore) and accidentally changed ...
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Satisfying lib dependency

A rookie question: I have a program (which I will call foo here) compiled for x64 (my current arch). When I try to run it, it goes: ./foo: error while loading shared libraries: libgmp.so.3: cannot ...
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Inability to switch to the console using Ctrl+Alt+F1 when Mint freezes

We have two completely different computers with Mint 17.2, one server Xeon with ECC memory and the other is laptop i7 with normal memory. Both have 8GB of RAM with default swap.Both are used to play a ...
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Hide hard drive in gnome-disk-utility

I have installed the gnome-disk-utility which I'll be using to format USB sticks and SD Cards. But it also shows both of my hard drives, which I don't want to be formatted. Since I'm dealing with ...
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How to automatically mount Android device sd card in Linux mint

Debian 8 iso hybrid is mounting android device (lenovo k3note) sd card automatically. But Linux mint 17.2 doesn't do so. How to mount Android device sd card automatically in Linux mint?
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How can I get the Terminus font on gnome-terminator?

I'm trying to get the Terminus font on Terminator, and I already did the following: Got the fonts in the right place I think: └─▪ tree -a .local/share/fonts/ ...
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Changed username - Could not update ICE authority file

I tried to change my username by creating another admin account, restarting, then logging into that new account. Then, I entered the following command: sudo usermod -l NewUserName -d ...
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When trying to change username, terminal tells me user is currently used by process

I am trying to change my username, as per advice here however after running the following command: CurrentName@HostName ~ $ sudo usermod -l TheNameIWantToChange -d /home/TheNameIWantToChange -m ...
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Dual Boot Windows - Linux Mint grub menu not appearing at startup

I have Windows 10 operating system on HP Pavilion laptop not very old. I have installed Linux Mint on another partition and both the operating systems work fine (I am able to use both of them). My ...
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How to restore casper-rw file to a casper-rw partition

New to Linux and using Mint 17.2. Started with persistent Live USB that ran out of space after a week. So made a backup of everything (entire filesystem) including the casper-rw file, created new Live ...
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Saving state and config data in bootable usb

My system hard disk has crashed, So now I want to run the OS(Linux mint or Ubuntu) from a bootable usb, but I don't know how to configure to save any config data so that it persist after rebooting ...
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Clicks not registered in the correct position

I'm having problems pinpointing the reason for this issue. I'm on Linux Mint with Cinnamon. Although the following happens only in Spotify, I have some other small issues that might have the same ...
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Monitor scaling on nvidia ion

I have an older netbook with Nvidia ION. Because its very slow, i got the idea to install Starcraft on it. Now i'm facing the problem, that the internal chip from the Intel Atom seems to be too slow ...
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Firefox errors when running from terminal

When I run Firefox from the terminal in, I receive many errors. I am quite new to Linux but I suspect that they have to do with my plug-ins. Does anybody know what could be causing this and how I ...
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The first click on Linux Mint menu does not open it

I noticed that the first click on the menu after rebooting or turning my computer on does not open it, I must click again to actually show it. I use LMDE with MATE. I have followed the instructions I ...
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Bluetooth not showing on Dell inspiron 14r N4010 running linux mint 17.2

Wifi works fine, but when I try to use bluetooth, it says "No bluetooth adapters found". I have Bluetooth turned on in the BIOS, and I know that my wireless card supports Bluetooth.Here's my laptop's ...
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How to split and join without transcoding AVC/MPEG-TS video files?

I have two recorded video files with the extension .mts. I need to remove some part of the first, split the second, and then merge the first file with the first (split) part of the second file. They ...
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Solving: Monitor settings default not compatible with laptop screen with Linux Mint Live DVD

I am talking a friend through the process of installing linux on his laptop. He chose mint as he liked the look of the GUI. However when he ran the live DVD he saw this: I recognise that this is a ...
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Linux Mint - Mate Panel - Hide extra panels when external monitors are not in use

I'm using a laptop with a dock to two external displays (three displays total). I have a panel on each display. When the laptop is undocked, I want the panels for the external displays to be ...
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Sound (Beats Audio) problem on HP m6-1035dx Linux Mint

Yesterday I installed Linux Mint (17.2) on my HP Pavilion m6-1035dx and I'm experiencing problems with my sound. The laptop has 2 speakers and a subwoofer (Beats audio). Only the right speaker works. ...
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gnome-terminal broken due to gsettings+libglib

I was trying to build the AWN from source, and I installed a bunch of glib/gio dev packages required by libdesktop-agnostic (also built from source) that affect gsettings. At some point during this, ...
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SOLVED Linux mint 17.1 keeps crashing

MODERATOR PLEASE CLOSE I have recently installed Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon on an Compaq presario c700 w/intel pentium dual core. It is dual booting with windows vista. The partition size is 19gb. I ...
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How can I access timemachine back ups from Linux Mint?

I can connect to my AirPort WiFi via my Linux machine but am trying to access time capsule backups I made when I had a MacBook Air. I have researched and found info on airport-utils, but have had no ...
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EACCESS err while installing thin

I am trying to install thin in linux mint 17. I have installed ruby via rvm . I have already install the thin gem. When I ran thin install I got this error Installing thin service at ...
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How to check disks at startup (alternative to chkdsk c: /f on Windows)

How to check my 2 disks at startup (they're in BIOS RAID1)? I am on Mint 17.2. computer user # blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="6042-870C" TYPE="vfat" /dev/sda2: UUID="2ef42e6f-4987-46e5-aca9-872fd70a9f9e" ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop responding via KVM switch in Linux Mint

I've had an odd bug crop up. I have two machines, both are configured to dual boot. I have a KVM switch between the two machines. The first is Windows/Debian and the second is Windows/Debian/Mint. ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu (and Mint) install a boot sequence

I've tried to install a new Linux operating system and I've tried different flavors (x)ubuntu, Mint etc. With and without encryption, with and without LVM, but I'll always get the same error. When ...
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Can I install the /home and swap partitions to a different drive than /?

I am in the process of dual-booting my Windows 10 PC to also run Linux Mint. I have both a 240 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The SSD is for the Windows 10 OS, and the HDD is for my files/documents/everything ...
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Linux Mint Debian Edition: GRUB Error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I am new at Unix & Linux OS. (Also I am new at another things about computer science.) There occurred very annoying error about GRUB. I installed LMDE on my computer using LMDE official live usb ...
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System freezes with Linux mate 17 with cinnamon 64 bit

I am using Linux mint 17 cinnamon. I am attaching screenshot for my system configuration from system info menu. I have googled a lot about this and also looked into linux mint community link where ...
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Linux Mint - touchpad doesn't working after wake up

I've installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon environment on my Asus X302LA. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work after waking up from sleep. Does anyone knows a solution for this problem?
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Where can I set advanced settings (like fast_reauth) in network-manager?

Is there any possibility to change "advanced" default settings in Linux Mint's network-manager (like fast_reauth=0)? I can see that there are config files in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/, ...
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Too many Kernel Panic (6) and Linux installations problems in same computer

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad L440. Core i7 4GB RAM 1TB HDD Windows 7 64 bits installed though right now it has Windows 10. I made space in disk to install Linux Mint. Left: 20~ GB for / 8~ GB for ...
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What terminal emulator is used in LinuxMint 17.2 Rafaela?

I installed Gnome commander and I can't launch the terminal with shift+enter. On the settings->options->programs tab the terminal appeared to be xterm. So to what do I change 'xterm' to in order to ...
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GParted on USB: Backup GPT Table is Currupt

I have a new USB and have used it before however when plugging it in, it does not show up on my desktop in Linux Mint. When opening GParted, a message pops up that says Libparted Bug Found! The ...
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Recover local corrupted file

I sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find an answer looking through. I have a file which became corrupted on my computer and I need it back if at all possible. I am using Linux Mint ...
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How to install Blender in a version of your choice using the command line?

I have Blender 2.69, this is the version I got when I typed sudo apt-get install Blender in the command line. I do not know if this version is stable, but maybe it is the reason why a part of ...
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TouchPad not working on Chromebook

I have just done a complete install of Linux Mint on a Toshiba Chromebook. All is working except I can't get the touchpad to move the pointer at all. I have to move around trying to do everything with ...
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how to install newest clang 3.8 by apt

here I have found instruction how to install clang3.8: http://llvm.org/apt/ so I executed: wget -O - http://llvm.org/apt/llvm-snapshot.gpg.key|sudo apt-key add - result: --2015-09-19 ...