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Why the oldest kernel is marked as recommended in Linux Mint?

In update manager, there is View->"Linux kernels" option. It contains a list of kernels and as far as I know the freshest builds must be the most optimized and stable. For example in Linux Mint 17 ...
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Linux Mint 17.2 suddenly loses write access to filesystem

It may be a hardware problem since I'm using new computer but I'll ask anyway. So it happens sometimes - system becomes unable to write anything on hdd, applications start to crash, I forced to ...
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OpenVPN with IPVanish on Linux Mint: Connects but no internet access

I'm trying to connect to an IPVanish server on Linux Mint. IPVanish does not provide software for Linux so it has to be done manually. I downloaded an ovpn file from IPVanish here. I then went to ...
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New search in Mate desktop menu doesn't replace the previous one

In the Mate desktop it is easy to launch applications with the menu search (menu pops up with the default Super_L key). But it remembers the initial search in such a way that when I try to launch a ...
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Window minimized when playing game and tuning sound on mint

Very annoying behaviour on Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. When playing a game in fullscreen (e.g. with Steam) and I use the sound buttons on my laptop, the windows is minimized to the taskbar. Does someone ...
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How to properly execute a script from desktop on Mint KDE 17.2 and Cinnamon 17.3

I created a simple shell script and copied it onto desktop on the following systems: On Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 Beta: It asks me every time whether I want to Run in terminal, which I would like to ...
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How to change dekstop icon image on Cinnamon?

I created a desktop icon for a shell script Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon nemo The default icon was a red missile (?!) How can I change it to any other image? I found ways to style the caption, ...
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How to install Bomgar Jump Client so that it starts when the system boots also

My question adds on to this one: Help with a line of shell Question: How to have this start up when the Linux box is booted to enable a remote session. I use Bomgar (www.bomgar.com) to support ...
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Can't sftp into server in Mint

This isn't my strongest suit. I have tried multiple fft/sftp programs in Mint, and I cannot sftp (ssh) into the server. I have the exact same settings in xubuntu on another machine and it hooks up ...
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Xampp starts then fails

Starting XAMPP...... OK but then i go to page localhost/phpmyadmin it still says access denied sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start Starting XAMPP for Linux 5.6.14-3... XAMPP: Starting Apache...ok. XAMPP: ...
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Kill process running on port 80

This is the process I want to kill: sooorajjj@Treako ~/Desktop/MerkMod $ sudo netstat -tunap | grep :80 tcp6 0 0 :::80 :::* LISTEN 20570/httpd
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Why does Linux Mint 17.2 (Ubuntu 14.04 based) - KDE occasionally fails to autostart programs?

As the title says. I have several apps in my autostart (KDE environemnt). Most times they boot, other times just a few of them (the minor part). How can I diagnose the reason behind this issue? ...
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Force internet traffic over LAN, but connect to router over WiFi

This is going to seem like an odd request, but it's necessary. I have a wireless router that is not to be used for internet access. The current router that I have is a DLink DIR-626L and I use it to ...
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NVIDIA gfx card changes from slot 1 to slot 2 in PulseAudio

In Linux Mint, I used to have problems with no sound around 50% of the time when I boot up. I found that PulseAudio was looking for my graphics card in the wrong hardware slot. I used... aplay -l ...
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Can't login to Linux Mint 17.2 after “complete remove” of libimobiledevice

I was having this problem (trust issues with apple device and linux): Trust This Computer? iPhone 4 and Linux Mint 17.2 with libimobiledevice 1.1.6 I decided to "completely remove" all of those ...
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Check whether Built-In Audio is active from different user login

In my job, I support remote employees running Linux Mint via SSH and VNC. Each employee uses a USB headset, which is the only sound device we want to be active. The sound device we need to disable ...
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updates to Linux Mint 16

Just installed Linux Mint 16 a few days ago. I am now on the internet from it and the first thing I did was try to get all the updates installed. It came right back with some error messages that it ...
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How to fix graphical issues with Qt applications? (dolphin:14635): Gdk-WARNING **: shmget failed: error 28 (No space left on device)

I'm on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (i.e. Ubuntu 14.04) and all my QT-based applications have been ugly after an upgrade (text is scrambled, menu content disappear, cf. screenshot below). Environment $ ...
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Mint Updater Error: post-installation script returned error exit status 1

When installing updated from the Mint Updater, I get this error: E: Linux-image-extra-4.2.0-18-generic: subprocess installed post- installation script returned error exit status 1 E: ...
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How do I run a command on startup?

I need to run the same command every time I boot. I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. I have added a startup application with the command under preferences "startup applications". However the ...
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Duplicate sources in sources.list

I work on Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 "Betsy." Upon running sudo apt-get update I get the following error code at the end of the output W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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sync on Firefox between Linux Mint and different platforms

I use Mozilla Firefox and LibreOffice on several different platforms (Windows 10, Android,etc) and I love them both. I recently installed Linux Mint and Firefox and LibreOffice of course came with it ...
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Connect to SQL Server using ODBC on linux mint

When on Windows, I can configure a SQL Server connection via ODBC going to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > ODBC Data Sources, and then I fill some forms and it's done. But how can I do that on ...
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How can I ensure DNS resolved common URL-s on Linux Mint and DNSmasq

I am experiencing a problem with Linux Mint 17.2. Some experiments demonstrated there's some issue with resolving URL-s. update 2015-12-02: Perhaps some one who understands this problem can ...
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Problems when loading sites

Something strange is happening with my pc. Most of the sites just doesn’t open with no reason. Browser each times just throws Server not found. After few second it works fine, then again not found. ...
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Clocks, Hardware, and Booting

A few days ago, I was having some difficulty booting my Mint 17.2 installation. Essentially, after boot my screen would go black, and I would not be able to do anything - even after some time, the GUI ...
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Fglrx-updates refuses to replace Gallium on Mint 17.2

I installed fglrx-updates on a fresh install of Mint 17.2 via this guide for Ubuntu 14.04. When I type in $ fglrxinfo display: :0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL renderer string: ...
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Skype bug with windows

I have problem with skype(I use Linux Mint). When I run computer all works fine. After 20-40 minutes something happening and I can't see chat window. It looks like this: I have one more problem ...
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Linux Mint 17 Cinnamin + MySQL + turn OFF autostart

I have tried all the suggestions in hours of googling and still when I reboot and run service mysql status my server is running. since i only use mysql for database testing with my java apps i don't ...
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Access from unknown IP tracks to non-existent website

Just had a warning that my Gmail's been accessed from the following IP: 151.230.107.114 which routes to something called htc_frisbee.com , which doesn't appear to be a real website. Could this just be ...
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Package issues installing Sparkleshare 1.4 on Linux Mint 17

So, I decided to upgrade my sparkleshare client from v1.1 that comes in the default repositories to the version in the following apt repo: ...
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How to run scripts on login with MDM

Hi I'm running linux mint 17, and using MDM. How should I run scripts on login, after MDM is initialized?
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Does linux mint use the ubuntu repos or their own repos? [duplicate]

I prefer the cinnamon desktop included with Linux Mint but there are some applications that I require that are in the ubuntu repos. Does linux mint use the ubuntu repos or their own repos? I know ...
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Linux Mint (17.1) : Mouse click/selection delay

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) and I'm experiencing an annoying lagging when pressing the left mouse button on my laptop's touchpad. The lagging does not appear when I connect an external (USB) ...
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windows 8 mounted on a usb not displaying on linux mint boot menu!

I mounted windows 8 iso file on a usb using a windows PC and the microsoft iso mounting software and plugged it on a linux mint machine, it displays that the usb has been plugged in and it contains ...
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Thunderbird no longer starts after upgrade to 38.3.0

After I upgraded Thunderbird last Monday to version 38.3.0 on my Mint 17.2 XFce I was no longer able to start Thunderbird. First I made sure that the files in my profile were all owned by me. When ...
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Problem using crontab playing beep sound

I'm trying to create something like a watch does. The beep sound indicating that an hour has been passed. So I opened the crontab(sudo crontab -e) and wrote this line(there are five asterisks just ...
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Refind only boots OSX off of Recovery HD

(Apple Partition) - First time Linux User/ First Download (My external) Linux Mint 17.2 Okay, I used a Live USB to download Linux to an external hard drive. On that hard drive is a back up - ...
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mint 17.2 won't connect to strongest ssid, but instead to a specific one

In my network I have three access points with thesame name and passwords. But mint only connects to one specific one, and doesn't connect to the one with the strongest connection.
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grub menu not showing in dual boot Linux mint 17 & windows 10

I know that this is a common problem but my situation is a bit different. I had a perfectly working Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 in dual boot with grub menu showing and giving me options on what to ...
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Difference between Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) and Debian with Cinnamon [duplicate]

After reading the wikipedia article about LMDE1 and also being about to refurbish a friend's laptop, I'm still wondering what the exact (major) difference between installing Debian with Cinnamon and ...
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Linux mint 17.2 rafaela upgrade wizard not appearing

I have Linux Mint 17 and intended to upgrade to 17.2 using the upgrade wizard. The "Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela" option appears in the edit menu of the Update Manager, but when I click it ...
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Installing Popcorn Time SE

After extracting Popcorn-Time-linux32.tar.gz, it shows these 4 files: libffmpegsumo.so, nw.pak, package.nw e o Popcorn-time. How to install it on Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 32-bit (v 2.2.16)?
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DP 1.2 / Daisychaining2 Monitors on Linux Mint / XPS13 2015

I'am at the edge of giving up on my dual monitor (daisy chaining) setup with Linux Mint. I'm not quite sure if this problem is specific to Mint. Setup: Dell XPS13 2015 2x Dell U2415 What I ...
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What does status “active (exited)” mean for a (custom) service?

I'm working with a custom service which essentially runs a web server, called thisismywebserver. Currently it's not working (ie I get an "Unable to Connect" error trying to access a page). When I ...
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MINT Freezes on boot after load the system

I'm trying to install Linux Mint on my notebook and still geting a strange problem. After i boot on Mint, and the system started after like 2 minutes it just freeze first freeze the system and then ...
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usb_modeswitch doesn't switch usb dongle

Actually after the installation Huawei dongle worked fine. but I uninstalled usb_modeswitch and re installed it. After that that doesn't seems to be working. watch 'dmesg | tail -f' output: [ ...
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grub2 gone everytime I boot Windows 10

I installed Windows 7 on a SSD and upgraded it to Windows 10. Then I installed Linux mint 17.2 Cinnamon and had the following partitions: The boot menu was showing Linux Mint and Windows 10 and I ...
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Trouble installing Unity8-LXC on Mint

(I originally posed this on askubuntu but was told it should be here instead.) I want to install unity8-lxc on Linux Mint so I can check out Unity8 without installing it. Mint 17.3 (Rafaela) of ...
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Is there a Facebook IM client for Mint (or Ubuntu)?

A few years ago pidgin worked fine, but now I can't find one IM client that connects on Facebook.