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Recovering Invisible screens and dropdowns on linux

The terminal has gone invisible , although I can type commands and they get executed: Even some firefox download dropdowns are invisible, I can click the items in the drop down list but the list ...
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Black Screen Booting Into Linux Mint (On Dual Boot Machine w/SLI + 2 Monitors)

I'm currently dual booting Linux Mint and Windows 8 on a machine with dual ASUS nVidia GTX 770s running in SLI (on an ASUS Z97-Deluxe motherboard). Everything works fine on the Windows side, but when ...
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What graphics card to run Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca with Lenovo 738726U?

My system: Lenovo 738726U; 1 TB HD Seagate ST31000528AS; AMD AM2 Athlon64 x2 3800+; 4 GB DIMM Nemix ram DDR2 533 MHz PC2-4200 Non ECC;Graphics Controller Form Factor-integrated Graphics ...
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Linux Mint CPU cores balancing and high temprature

I'm using Linux Mint. My laptop has a Corei5 CPU. When I check the system monitor, it shows that the CPU 1 usage is between 90 to 100% and CPU 2,3,4 are less than 5%. why it doesn't balance processes ...
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Firefox is slow on Linux Mint 17.1 dual boot with win 8 on new Dell Inspiron 20 3045 [on hold]

Firefox is slow. I click on something and it takes awhile to even select. Waiting for my photo library to show up in my website builder, wix is taking very long. I will list what I have and did ...
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How is it possible to run VLC when I just removed it?

After starting up my Linux Mint live session from hibernation, vlc would no longer start. When I tried running it from the terminal, I got a 'Bus error'. So I then tried to remove it. mint@mint ~ $ ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 2.4.8 64-bit - Weird Desktop Crash

This crash thing is happining third time for me. I solved the last two by a refresh install of mint, formatted I mean. Nothing special happened when I was using the computer, than I shut it down. By ...
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NVIDIA 343 drive crashes X server

In my Mint 17 install, I recently tried updating to the new proprietary NVIDIA 343 driver. When I reboot after install, X server fails to start. I can get a shell in recovery mode and tried running ...
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Loud persistent fan on Linux Mint 17 with discrete graphics card

I've been running Linux Mint 17 for the last half year with no fan problems, but last week the laptop fan turned on and hasn't stopped since. I hadn't messed around with bumblebee or nvidia drivers ...
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Is Wine installed default on Mint 17.1 Xfce and is it save to dlete it if so?

I was trying to install game via Wine, but gave up it. I’ve downloaded Wine from Software Manager. During installation Wine asked to download .NET packages, and I've done it. After I gave up trying to ...
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Fatal: Module ndiswrapper not found

Getting the following error message: Fatal: Module ndiswrapper not found Problem is I did install the ndiswrapper module. I even uninstalled and re-installed it. Still nothing. Any reason? On ...
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Java/malloc memory corruption error when running SDK Android Manager

I want to install Android SDK, so I manually installed Java JDK 7u51, downloaded SDK ADT bundle for Linux x64, and tried to run it. When I run android, the SDK manager windows hangs halfway through ...
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Cannot install packages in Mint: “Unable to fetch some archives”

I'm running Linux Mint 16 (Petra). I was able to install packages normally until, at least, april 18th (two weeks ago). Since yesterday I cannot install packages anymore. For example, if I try to ...
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Using the MATE clock applet without a password

This is just a minor annoyance, but I'd love to fix it. I'm running Mint 17 with MATE 1.8.1. The clock applet on my panel knows my location, and displays the weather. Sometimes I like to look at ...
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Linux Mint gets stuck at boot from Live-CD

I am trying to install Linux Mint (Cinnamon) from a CD. It will act like it is loading for a while, the CD drive will make a ton of noise for a while, and then everything just freezes (the CD drive ...
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Linux Mint 17, Wifi Slow and Drops Connection, No Ethernet Connection

On a fresh install and updated Linux Mint 17 XFCE, the system cannot maintain an internet connection through wifi, and is unable to connect at all through ethernet. Wifi will work somewhat slowly for ...
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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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Multiple Monitor setup is not remembered (Mint 17)

After some issues with Ubuntu, I have decided to go to Mint. Now new issues appear - I have three monitors, two horizonatally and one vertically. The problem is that after each reboot, Mint does not ...
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Permanently magnify the content displayed in Firefox

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 MATE. On of the users of the computer have troubles with eyesight and seeing very small text. I increased the DPI of the whole text in RMB > Change Desktop Background > ...
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cannot send signal to VGA using VGA-to-HDMI adapter

This is the output of lspci -v: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ...
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How to 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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Mint 15 on Lenovo G700: wired internet not working (Atheros QCA8172)

Mint 15 doesn't see internet after installing it in dualboot with windows 8 (in Windows internet works well). My network card is Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet (rev 10). What I did: Install ...
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What happened after I upgraded the kernel version?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon version on my notebook HP Compaq 15-h050nl and about 1 month ago I upgraded the Linux Kernels to the current version (3.18.2-031802-generic) from the last version. ...
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Running windows programs on linux via VM or PlayOnLinux?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition installed and, till now, I used PlayOnLinux to run a windows program in Linux. Browsing on the internet, I noted it is really simple to run a program by using ...
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Video acceleration disabled in Mint Linux 15 (Olivia) on an Intel Atom processor

Recently I installed Mint Linux 15 (Olivia) 32 bit on my friends netbook. I am copy pasting the output of sudo lspci -vk 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx DRAM ...
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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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PROLINK WN2001 driver for LinuxMint 15

I just installed LinuxMint 15 and have a desktop that I have installed a PROLINK WN2001 Wireless USB onto. The installation disk has only Windows drivers and now I am looking for a driver for ...
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unable to initialize libusb -99 error [op_init] could not find usbfs [migrated]

Currently working on a driver for USB thermal printer (CUSTOM VKP80II) that should print reports (jasper reports).The driver should work under linux mint 17 and should be written in the Java.I install ...
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Unable to perform file operations on a MTP device mounted via GVFS: “Operation not supported”

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 64-bit (based on Ubuntu 14.04). Ever since upgrading from Linux Mint 14/Ubuntu 12.10, the Python script I use to sync music to my Walkman has stopped working. Previously, ...
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Linux Mint: How to disable or remove applications comment from favorites menu?

How can I disable or remove application comments from the "favorites menu" on Mate? Or remove them completely from Mint? There is an option for disabling comments from "all applications menu" but ...
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File permission in VirtualBox shared folder

I'm new to Ubuntu and the terminal. I installed Mint 17 on VirtualBox as the guest. After that, I created a shared folder and mount it on Mint. sudo mount -t vboxsf share ~/host I also installed ...
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How to fix boot error UUID disk drive is not ready or not present where micro failed to load microcode_amd.bin and HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed?

When I updated to the new Kernel 3.7.2, everything goes ok, but when it comes to powering on Linux Mint, it shows me two warnings: What's wrong and what can I do?
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Hibernate not working in Linux Mint 14 KDE after nvidia driver update

I've had some problems with the X server ramping up CPU usage, so I wanted to check if it goes away to a new Nvidia driver. I was at 304.xx and jumped to 319.49. Now, every time I try to hibernate, I ...
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Adding XFCE to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon?

I installed mint-meta-xfce package on an existing Cinnamon installation but it doesn't look anything like a standalone installation of Linux Mint 15 Xfce. It appears to be using the default Xfce ...
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Decrease the font size in Cinnamon from the command line

While I was playing with Cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I can't use any applications because of the font. It garbles the whole ...
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Indicatior-cpufreq doesn't start on login

If I run indicator-cpufreq in the console it will start up just like it is supposed to and appear in the panel. However, if I place the same command in the startup programs it doesn't appear on ...
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How to set the Linux Mint desktop environment to use a mime type?

As a extension to this question: How to make difference between .wxm (wxMaxima) and .c files in Linux Mint? I'm using Linux Mint. I created a mime type. Now I want the desktop environment to use it. ...
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Problem with former RAID hard drive settings in Linux Mint 17

I'm new to Linux, just installed Linux Mint for the first time. I have two hard drives which were previously in a RAID configuration. Now before I have installed Linux I've changed them to individual ...
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Linux Mint Taskbar and Icons are gone

I have linux mint cinnamon 13. I installed it today. Well my problem is that my panel and my icons are gone. There is absolutely nothing but my desktop background. But I'm still able to switch to ...
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How do I remove Java from Mint 17?

I got a version of Java 7 lying in /opt/java/jdk1.7.0_60/ That I don't seem to remember having installed myself. I want to replace it with OpenJDK 8, but I'm afraid I'll break something if I just rm ...
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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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How to change the Linux Mint Nadia splash screen?

I was wondering if it is possible for me to change the splash screen when Linux Mint is loading? I am talking about the logo of mint which appears when you start the computer. If so what kind of file ...
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Can't boot live USB of Linux Mint DE on my UEFI PC

I used the Universal USB Installer application to copy the latest ISO image from Linux Mint DE (64 bits) and install it on my PC, however when I try to reboot it I have the option to choose my ...
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couldn't ping router, although it offered an IP-address

I've installed Linux Mint 16 on my HP envy 6. It activated automatically the proprietary driver, which recognized the WiFi interface and called it eth1. I could connect to my router, I get the IP ...
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Cannot change global keyboard shortcuts in Linux Mint XFCE

I am using Linux Mint 14 XFCE. I am trying to remove the default XFCE window manager shortcuts for workspace switching (Ctrl-F1, Ctrl-F2, etc.), as described in this question. The answers there ...
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Separate NTFS harddrive on Linux system

I am new to linux and am going to be installing Linux Mint for the first time (after first having used it for a few weeks via a bootable usb). I will now be overwriting my windows installation and ...
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Mint 16 Cinnamon, maximize window fully

I am using Linux Mint 16 Petra cinnamon. The problem I have is that when I drag a window to the top edge of the screen the window only maximizes to the top half of the screen instead of the the entire ...
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Applications not starting with sudo

I'm using Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) in my Oracle Virtual Box. Whenever I try to open an application with sudo, it is not working. For eg. if I try to open sublime text editor using the command sudo subl ...
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How to create themes for MATE?

I'm looking for information on the basic structure of a theme for MATE (in order to build my own). I took an existing theme and renamed it, but I have been unable to get it to show up in Appearance ...
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How to block the xfce desktop right-click mouse menu

I have a Linux Mint 14 machine and want to child-proof it. My main concern right now is the menu that appears when I right-click on any empty desktop space. I want to eliminate it from appearing.