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How do I restore Mint? [closed]

I recently tried to install a package in Mint 16 and the next thing I knew it uninstalled cinnamon and mint. Now, when I boot I am taken to a Ubuntu startup page. (Which fails to load because of an ...
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How to make gksudo or gksu sessions last longer in Linux

Every time I want to open a GUI program that needs root permissions, I have to put my password. For example, I open synaptic and put my password then close it and a second later decide to reopen it it ...
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Linux shows one partition but windows shows 4

I have installed Windows 8 on my laptop and now I want to install Linux Mint 14. I want to use both of them. My disk management in Windows shows as follows:    . mint4win in ...
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Dell Laptop is overheating and shutting down

I recently updated from Linux Mint 16 to Linux Mint 17 on my Dell Inspiron 5420 with NVIDIA graphics card. After upgrading, the laptop is overheating seriously with temperature going above 90. ...
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Which device to install the bootloader should I choose?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 with Windows 8.1 installed from factory. I need to install in dualboot the Linux Mint without formatting the computer and safely. I kept the UEFI and deactivated the ...
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Mint 17 boots to Welcome screen, but desktop is blank

I'm running Mint 17 Qiana MATE on a HP250 G laptop with 4GB of RAM and Intel on-board graphics. The host OS is Mint and Windows XP runs as guest using VirtualBox with 1GB RAM and 20GB reserved hard ...
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Should “invoke-rc.d” or “service” be used to restart services?

I'm confused as to which is best and in which circumstances: invoke-rc.d apache2 restart or service apache2 restart Is there a real difference? man service has the following interesting bit: ...
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Unable to play protected (DRM) content on Chrome (Linux Mint 17)

I upgraded to Linux Mint 17 a couple weeks ago. Prior to that, I was running on LM 16 and had an issue playing protected content on Google Chrome. I fixed that issue after installing hal and disabling ...
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MySQL is running out of cache

I installed MySQL Workbench on Linux Mint 17. When I enter the i character from keyboard MySQL runs out cache in MySQL query display. Then MySQL shuts down. I would appreciate it if you could help.
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Mint login screen: wrong keyboard layout

After installing Mint 15 / updating to Mint 17, i'm unable to login using the gui login screen and german localisation with a password containing special characters. Changing the language using the ...
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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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Running Cinnamon/X from command line ---> No sound, software rendering

I am booting directly into the terminal of Linux Mint 17. Now I would like from there to start cinnamon gui. I do that with "startx". However, by doing that I do not have any sound (just "Dummy ...
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How do I create a RAM disk on Linux Mint?

I am running a package that adds data to the end of 140–300 files each time through the process. I'm thinking of moving the process to a RAM disk, and using rsync to copy it back when done. My goal ...
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Why did this command delete every package?

I was trying to get a Windows program to run on PlayOnLinux and after it didn't work I went to remove Wine with this command: sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* and without thinking I agreed ...
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Changing permission from read only in linux?

I am trying to get the automatic brightness bug fixed in Linux Mint 17 based on the new Ubuntu release. In order to do this i had to create a file named 20-intel.conf in location ...
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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error [closed]

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
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How to choose the adequate Linux distribution for a given hardware set up? [closed]

We all have a common issue whereby there is an old PC lying around and we want to revive it using a secure Linux distro (vs. using the un-updated native OS, likely Windows) that is both user-friendly ...
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Python3 error “no module named bluetooth” on Linux Mint

I am trying to connect my Lenovo S10E to a Nintendo Wiimote via bluetooth. I am using a simple Python script, reproduced below. I am calling it from the Linux Mint (version 16, "Petra") command line ...
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soundblaster live 5.1: both output connectors to work?

I have an soundblaster live 5.1. wit emu10k1 chipset. I got my soundcard working now in Linux Mint 13 xfce. that is for 1 output port. I also want the other to work. How can I get my system to have ...
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Can't install GRUB, no matter what

My PC has Windows 7 and Mint 16 (Cinnamon). After installing Mint, GRUB stopped working, and I got a GRUB Rescue console instead of the GRUB menu. Being in a hurry, I launched the Windows installation ...
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soundblast live on linx mint: fatal: module snd-emu10k1 not found

I'm trying to get my soundblast live 5.1 emu10k1 (rev 7) working. It is listed in my xconf settings but the onboard sound processor is the standard (i have tried to make de soundblaster standard, but ...
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How to set up an Internet Connection in Linux Mint?

My machine has wired Internet connection with Windows 7 OS. In connection properties I see service name : ispone obtain IP address automatically obtain DNS server address automatically How do I ...
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Linux mint parse error

I try too much method but still don't work. W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/linux-mint.froonix.org_dists_olivia_main_binary-amd64_Packages Hash Sum mismatch W: Failed to fetch ...
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Linux Mint (XFCE) on Acer Veriton - using one monitor, Mint thinks I have two?

I've installed a fresh version of Linux Mint 16 (XFCE) on an Acer Veriton desktop. It seems to work correctly, however, I have a "display within a display". I.e. I have a full screen display, with ...
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UEFI - Linux Mint Boot from USB Doesn't work

I'm running Linux Mint (only OS other than in VirtualBox) and wanting to remove it. I've created a Live USB of Windows 8 using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Yes, I know it says Windows 7 but I've ...
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Can't start presentation on remote computer console session from an SSH session

Basically I am executing this script remotely via an SSH session. It works fine on Linux Mint, but not on Debian (7.5). It looks like the export display or nohup command isn't working, but I'm not ...
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Sharing a project tree between environments

To save space and time I copied a large project tree on a network drive as hard links, i.e. cp -a -r --link proj proj_B (background: it's huge, needs to be rebuilt from two incompatible ...
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Mint 16 - Won't boot to USB

I am attempting to completely remove my Linux Mint 16 MATE OS and reinstall Windows 8. At which point, I'll decide if I want to reinstall a Linux OS (most likely will). The issue I'm having is that my ...
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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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How to mount the `D:\` disk of Windows in linux mint? [closed]

I am unable to mount the D:\ disk of windows in linux mint. What to do?
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LinuxMint doesn't recognize `Katakana/Hiragana` key in japanese keyboard

I installed LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon in a virtualbox environment. And set Keyboard Layouts Japanese in Regional Settings. But Katakana/Hiragana key that is obviously implemented in Japanese keyboard, ...
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Dropbox icon is disappeared in Mint 16 Cinnamon

Dropbox icon was between Mint update manager and keyboard icon, but it was disappeared like the image below. Dropbox is still running, how can I make it appear in task tray again without logging ...
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Touchegg handles 3 and 4 finger events well, but 'ignores' 2 finger events

I have installed Mint linux 16 with cinnamon, and I have an ASUS N550JV CN270H including a multitouchpad I tried different things to tweak multitouch gestures, namely: Using support in xorg.conf as ...
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What does “Reserve Distribution” means?

I'm going to install a Linux Mint on a VM under VirtualBox from this site. I found that LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon 32bit VirtualBox VDI Virtual Computer is not "Distribution Release" but a "Reserve ...
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MIC not working due to USB bandwidth

Using debian and centos, i get the same error when plugging my USB mic in. In Windows (xp thru 8.1) it works fine. [ 304.237543] usb 2-1.6.2: USB disconnect, device number 6 [ 305.220785] usb ...
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Recover Firefox bookmarks after Linux Mint 16 reinstallation

I had Linux Mint 16 KDE installed alongside Xubuntu 13.10. I messed up partitions and had to reinstall Mint and both the OSs were booting fine after reinstallation. Now as expected all of my firefox ...
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Two Linux Mint 16 systems Skyping--one can see both parties on webcam, the other can see neither

I installed Linux Mint 16 32-bit edition on my netbook and a friend's laptop. When we Skype, I can see her live image, and I can see my own live image, so everything looks and sounds right on my end. ...
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“NOT AUTHENTICATED” warning trying to install rdesktop on almost-fresh Mint 16 install

Linux Mint 16 (Ubuntu-based) 32-bit running on a netbook. Installed Wine and Skype, and all updates. Went to install rdesktop (typed rdesktop in the gnome menu search, chose 'install rdesktop'), and I ...
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Linux Mint 16 (Petra) returns always to login screen when shutdown

I've installed a Mint 16 Cinnamon on my notebook. When I want to shutdown or restart the system, Mint returns to, and stays at, the login screen. Does somebody know such a behaviour?
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Alt key not recognized - Dell Inspiron n4110/Mint 16 (Petra)

I'm running a fresh install of Mint 16 on an essentially-brand-new Dell Inspiron N4110. I booted to Kali Linux initially, and noticed AltTab, AltF4, and AltD (address bar focus) weren't working in ...
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Strange behaviour using serial port and bluetooth

I'm trying to connect via serial port, a wearable device to a processing IDE using a Bluetooth connection on Linux Mint. I've got the connection part working, but the problem is that the connection is ...
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Installing a new distribution of Linux over a Ubuntu partition

I currently have a partition with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, and was wondering if it is possible to install Mint/Debian over Ubuntu? Any help would be much appreciated.
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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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Two mice pointers (xinput stuff) issue (logs me off)

I'm trying to use two mice (mouse pointers) on my laptop (Linux Mint 16) so I've been following some tutorials that I found: the idea is to work with the xinput command. I have two mice (Touchpad and ...
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banshee audio player won't start?

When I try to run banshee, nothing happens and the only log in syslog is: ptrace of non-child pid 29619 was attempted by: gdb (pid 29623) Also ps aux | grep bansh shows nothing. Maybe I'm in ...
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Linux Mint 16 - VLC won't play bluray with aacs

Running Linux Mint 16 Petra with Cinnamon, nothing fancy. I just can't seem to get my AACS BD-ROMs to play whatsoever. I have libaacs, libbluray1, and I retrieved the AACS key database like the Arch ...
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Nemo Filemanager suddenly looks different

Today I started Nemo and noticed it's new (ugly) look which looks like some kind of fallback mode: When looking at the package history, I only see recent updates of phonon packages and the ...
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Why is the firewall off by default with Linux Mint?

One of the most common recommendations that I read for users that recently installed Linux Mint is to enable their firewall, which is pretty simple to do. But why is the firewall off by default in the ...
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I get low disk space warning after my last upgrade [duplicate]

I am using Linux mint 16 cinnamon. After my last upgrade free disk space dropped from 4.2GB to around 344MB. Don't know what happened. This is the output of df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Debugging a “brutal” system hang (no longer responds to Alt+SysRq+B)

I've had a series of system hangs where I hoped to get a crash dump to at least get some clues but the normal "magic sysrq" functionality is broken too; not even the immediate reboot key works. The ...