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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 ...
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Data recovery from corrupted Mint 17 partition

I'm facing a strange issue, I will try to give as much details as I can. I already tried lot of things from stackexchange and ubuntuforum and nothing seem to work. My HDD looked like this : ...
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How to stop programs from opening on secondary monitor by default?

I have two monitors -- one DVI and one HDMI -- connected through a GTX 970. Some programs, windows, and games will open by default on my secondary DVI monitor unless I click or otherwise have a window ...
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What is the correct way to refer to LINUX/UNIX generically?

If someone refers to "Windows" then everyone understands that as a generic reference to covers any or all versions of Windows. As for Macs, I have very little personal experience but I assume that ...
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What is different between Mint Linux and Ubuntu other than the interfaces?

I was wondering what is the difference between mint linux and ubuntu in regards to something other than the interface. When I look this up on google everything seems to be about Unity vs Cinnamon. ...
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Mint - Can't login “your home directory…” error

I've recently installed Mint Linux, and when I try to login in the GUI it gives the following error message your home directory is listed as /home/username but does not appear to exist Then ...
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Error on DSL Connection

I tried to DSL connection on my laptop. I use Debian mint. I used username and password too. But when I click on the icon it shows "Unable to connect DSL with error "(1) Creating object for path ...
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Graphical problem Mint Cinamon Interface

Welcome, I need help with my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinamon. Everything is on the picture but I try to explain. When I run some linux applications windows are fully transparent. I can see only borders of ...
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How can I find the right name for a package to be installed

I'm trying to install Nomachine on my Linux Mint computer.The installation instructions tell me to: $ sudo dpkg -i <pkgVersion>_<arch>.deb However I have no idea on what I should fill ...
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Update KDE menu in Mint without logging out

I don't know why, but when I install any application in my several Mint 17.2 installatios, I need to log out and log in again to have an icon in the menu. I'm using KDE on Mint 17.2 with some default ...
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Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds

I'm running Linux Mint 17 and recently installed Torch7. Now, after restarting, I get a dialog that says my session only lasted less than 10 seconds and there's an installation error and to use a ...
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How to log off when the desktop freezes?

Today I had an unexpected software failure. As I am inexperienced, I only managed to switch to the console using CTRL + ALT + F1 and then reboot using reboot. How do I properly log off if the desktop ...
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How to allow hibernation on Linux mint 17 [duplicate]

When I press the power button and the window with power options(shut down, log off, etc) shows, it doesn't include hibernation. I know hibernation is different from suspension, so how do I allow my ...
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Mouse clicker with GUI able to repeat the clicks every 10 minutes

I need a mouse clicker with GUI able to repeat the clicks every 10 minutes. I am on Mint. I have found one from Murguu.com but it seems to be a trial or I may have misunderstood the Registration in ...
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dpkg: error: duplicate file trigger interest for filename `/usr/lib/gio/modules' and package `libglib2.0-0'

[Reposted from askubuntu.com] I can't install any software. I think this dates from an unexpected power loss a few days ago. When I try sudo apt-get install gparted I see Reading package lists... ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 dual password prompts

I have an odd issue with my system showing me two password prompts after waking up from suspend mode. I can click on either to enter my password and I only need to enter it into one form to login. I ...
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How to split tunnel openconnet to let some apps directly connect to the internet?

I'm using openconnect on Linux Mint 17.1. when started, it tunnels the whole system, is there any way to set only some specific applications use this tunnel?
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nomodeset doesn't fix black screen on startup

I'm trying to install Linux mint on my 2010 21.5 in iMac. I managed to install it after booting from the usb drive with the "nomodeset" option, but I haven't been able to boot from the actual install ...
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Different font in Linux Mint KDE affecting Google search and Gmail: why, and how to customize? [closed]

In Linux Mint KDE 17.2 (KDE4) the Google search fonts are different than in other systems. In Linux Mint Xfce 17.2 (that is, the same OS, different DE), it is normal one, that is the one that I ...
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How to move linux from thumb drive to internal drive? [closed]

I have latest version of Linux Mint Cinnamon (persistent data) in 16 GB thumb drive and I want to move it to internal hard drive which is 128 GB. How do I do that and do I lose 112 GB or can it make ...
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What's the recommended way to upgrade to a newer version of synaptics in Linux Mint?

I'm having problems with the clickpad on a Lenovo x250 running Linux Mint, similar to those described here: Missing support for thumb resting on bottom of clickpad Clickpads should ignore thumbs ...
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I want to delete from particular words in all the line if that particular word is present

eg: CREATE VIEW AIPKEYITEM.SEASONGROUPNETSALES ( CALENDARID , PRODUCTGROUPID FOR COLUMN PRDGRPID , NETSALESDOLLARS FOR COLUMN NETSA00001 , NETSALESUNITS FOR COLUMN NETSA00002 ) AS SELECT ...
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Mint: display setup lost after waking up, starting up or reconnecting second screen

I've been using Linux Mint 17 for a month and this problem occurred pratically since I first installed it. I have a dual screen setup where my laptop is set as the main screen on the right and my ...
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I need to directly access shared folder in linux with out using the root user previlage.Host Win7, Guest Linux Mint 17.2?

I need to directly access shared folder in Linux Mint (hosted in Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.2r) with out using the root user privilege. I have tried to change the user and user group using chown command ...
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Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, characters are not displayed properly sometimes

Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon desktop. Sometimes the characters will suddenly look like this without any warning, I have to login again to fix it. Back to Mint 16, this machine never has this issue, ...
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How do I access a network printer from a windows printing server?

I only have the windows server address which is 192.168.100.12 and the printer's model which is HP LaserJet P1606. I can print on that printer from windows machine but how can I do from Linux? The ...
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Cjs-Message: JS LOG: Network Manager is not running, hiding

Config: Linux Mint 17.2 (based on: Ubuntu, Debian). Note: same problem on Ubuntu 14 I removed network-manager (via apt-get ... remove). I rebooted. Now I cannot login anymore, each time I enter ...
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Dualboot win10/Linux Mint boots directly into win10 - doesn't show grub

So I have a dual boot setup using Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2 but I can't boot into Mint normally because my laptop always boots into windows without showing grub. In order to boot into Mint I ...
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Synaptic Driver not working after focaltech-dkms fix install on Mint

I'm running Mint cat /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.2 DISTRIB_CODENAME=rafaela DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela" NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="14.04.2 LTS, Trusty Tahr" ...
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Screen Capture - Scrolling Window

One of my Python programs creates a scrolling window (using wxPython). What I need to do is capture the contents of the whole window for some documentation. Whilst my Windows 7 PC can do this using ...
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WLAN & Debian based Linux distros: Soft-enable WLan by default

It seems Debian based Linux's have wlan soft-blocked by default. I verify it on my Linux Mint laptop: even if you rfkill unblock all interfaces (in rc.local or in a service...): 2 seconds after boot ...
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How to switch between GPUs on Mint 17.2 ASUS laptop?

I'm new at working with laptops and Linux as system for everything. I have small problem, I don't know how to check, and change if somethings is wrong, which gpu is used in games. I have NVIDIA ...
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How do I get xinputrc to work for login screen?

I have the following lines in /etc/X11/xinit/xinputrc to tame my mouse sensitivity: xinput --set-prop 9 "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 4.5 xinput --set-prop 9 "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 1 ...
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Context menus and dropboxs opening in wrong screen

I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 using a FullHD laptop and a FullHD external screen. Ocasionally, some apps, namely Firefox, will open dropdowns in the wrong screen, for instance, trying to open the menu in ...
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Making service NOT launch at boot

Context I made a service in init.d to be launched at boot (let's call it the primary service). And I updated update-rc.d primaryservice defaults This service calls 2 scripts (2 different task ...
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How can I find and edit the input classes reported by “xinput list --long”

I found these configurations and "classes" using the xinput utility on Linux Mint. Hours of documentation-crawling and googling yielded no information about them. Can anyone tell me what they are, ...
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automount doesn't work in linux mint after upgrade to rafaela

I recently upgraded my mint, I'm using 64bit version on cinnamon. The problem is that ntfs partitions in the hard drive and flash drives and android attached phone don't show automatically in the ...
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Missing root VG, dropped to an initramfs shell. [SOLVED]

My Linux Mint 17.1 (64-bit) uses LVM on its OS drive (an SSD). I must have done "something" to wreck my system, because last time I rebooted, the boot failed. Instead, I got the message "Alert! ...
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USB headset not working properly

I have a Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Headset and I'm using linux Mint. My headset doesn't always immediately work when connecting it to my pc, but most of the time the headset works. Sometimes the ...
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System keeps asking me for root password instead of my password!

On a brand-new install of Linux Mint (latest version fwiw), and whenever I want to do something that requires root privileges (change date/time, update-manager,...) it asks me for root password (which ...
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Cannot use computer after Linux mint goes to hibernate

I am running Linux Mint on my Laptop (MacBook Pro 2015 dual booting with Yosemite) however when I put my lid down I have the setting set to 'Hibernate'. The issue is when I put the lid down I cannot ...
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My /dev/vcs7 is missing - is this by design, or can I create it?

In searching for a way to see the messages on my machine's console (the tty I get when hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7) from a shell, it was suggested to me that /dev/vcs7 was the appropriate place to look. This ...
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Keep aspect ratio true to the mode

I've recently installed Linux Mint 17, replacing my ageing Mint 13 installation. I've got a 16:9 screen. In case it matters, my graphics card is an NVidia GeForce 210. Now back in Mint 13, if a game ...
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UI freezes when I open many tabs in browser

When I open many tabs on browser, UI completely freezes. In some cases I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 twenty or thirty times, after 15 minutes UI unfreeze, I switch to text terminal, kill browser and after that ...
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How to add static route in Virtual Guest to reach Host network?

I have a Linux mint virtual machine running with public IP as 203.x.x.x with bridge mode Ethernet adapter whereas my physical machine IP Address is 145.17.x.x subnet. To access my physical PC's ...
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apt-get seems connected to an old database

I just installed Linux Mint on a new computer, and when I want to install software with apt-get, it always gets obsolete versions. For instance it installs OCaml 4.01.0 (latest is 4.02.3) and Opam ...
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MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) driver won't compile

I just bought a USB wi-fi dongle using the MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) chipset, and the drivers from their website: http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads1/downloads/mt7610u-usb/ won't compile, with this ...
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Wireless breaks after closing laptop

I am running Linux Mint 17.2 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. Since ndiswrapper failed to install the drivers for my internal network card, I am using an external usb netgear WN111 v2 card. It works, ...
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Linux Mint emulate displays when no physical displays are connected

I have a notebook with Linux mint 17.1. I connected two external displays ( 3 along with my notebook's display) and can use all of them. Is it possible to keep all three desktops when there are no ...