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Chrome won't display under linux Mint 17.3

I just installed linux Mint 17.3 (running under Oracle VM VirualBox) and no version of Chrome seems to work (e.g. stable, chromium). The display is unreadable. Here's some of the command line output: ...
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Why don't I see the XAMPP page on Linux Mint?

I am trying to install PHP MySQL on Mint 12. I downloaded and installed XAMPP. According to the tutorial, when I go to localhost in a browser I should see this: Instead, I see: It works! This is ...
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google-chrome-stable Won't Open Correctly On Linux Mint 17, Even After Reinstall

Opening google-chrome-stable from the menu does nothing except for a slight twitch of the icon. Running google-chrome-stable via the terminal does produce some interesting output, though. $ google-...
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Dual monitor setup on a laptop: internal monitor peeking through on external display

Recently I began to use my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5020) with an external display. I use the displays side-by-side, internal on the left, external on the right. The problem is, however, that the ...
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I don't see .bashrc file in my /home and /etc/skel direcories

I am running linux mint 17.1 rebecca, but I have found it quite different with other distros I am used to, in /home and /etc/skel there's no .bashrc I don't know if i mess up with something or it is ...
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Can't connect to ethernet Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce

I have just installed Linux Mint on my netbook (HP Compac Mini 700). I have managed to make it connect to WiFi, downloading driver, but it won't connect via cable. Strangely enough, the other day, ...
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Can't record audio from desktop - Linux Mint

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE 64-bit, and can't work out how to record the audio from Chrome. I'm using various screencasting utilities and Audacity, and just can't get the audio. I've followed ...
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How to set password for pdf files?

I need to password protect my PDF file(s), because I am going to send them through email and I want anyone who would view my PDF file(s) to be prompted for a password. How can I add a password to a ...
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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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NVidia drivers on Macbook Pro (2008) Linux Mint?

Ok. I am literally installing it from scratch and tracking my process here and now. I've been fighting this for so long. Macbook Pro, 2008 I believe. ~200GB HD. I'm not dual booting. Mint and only ...
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Change Screensaver font size, Molecule xscreensaver

I'm pretty new to the Linux world and love the Molecule xscreensaver. Is there anyway to change the configuration so that the font of the molecule information is larger? It's located at the top left ...
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Mirror displays on Mint 15 login screen

I have the Mirror Displays enabled on my Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit box, which has a GTX 680 graphics card installed with recommended drivers. I selected the top green one in this screenshot. ...
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Upgrade Linux Mint 17.1 to 17.3 from terminal

How to upgrade Linux Mint 17.1 to 17.3 from terminal? I tried to do so by "sudo-apt upgrade" but now getting "cinnamon just crashed: You are currently running in fallback mode". Also can not detect ...
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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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fglrx causing “fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed” on Intel/AMD hybrid graphics

I am currently using Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit on my laptop with hybrid graphics (Intel/AMD) and I can't get the AMD proprietary graphics drivers (fglrx) running properly. They always put my ...
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How to get extract/compress option on right clicking?

I am using Linux Mint 14 Nadia . Earlier whenever I right clicked any folder I got options like Extract it, Compress etc. But now I am not getting them . Probably I changed/deleted some of the ...
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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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Need write permissions to install themes on Linux Mint 17 “Rebecca” Mate

Just installed Linux Mint 17 "Rebecca" Mate. I'm trying to install a new theme and am directed to http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=167 I've downloaded a couple and their instructions ...
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How to install emacs 24.5 on linux mint

I'm trying to get the latest stable release of emacs on linux mint (emacs-24.5). But, for some reason apt-get only installs 24.3.1. I would usually be OK with that, but I'm trying to use spacemacs, ...
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Linux Mint touchpad not working on dual boot with windows 10

The touchpad is not working on Linux Mint. My touchscreen is working perfectly however. The computer is an Inspirion 13 7000 series, dual booting with Windows 10. dmesg | grep mouse && dmesg ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source driver issues on install

I am installing Mint 17.1 (MATE) on my MacBook Pro Retina (due to it having much better hardware than my PC, on which I successfully installed Mint 17.1 in the past). I followed the instructions on ...
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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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Easy-ish Grub2 loading of iso FROM a portable hard drive

How can I install an iso from a portable hard drive? The guides that I have seen require using grub2 on the local drive to load the iso on the portable drive. I would like to boot from the portable ...
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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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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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How to fix error message Hash sum mismatch error

I recently upgraded my Linux Mint to Rafaela 17.2 and while I was tweaking a little bit the interface and installing some themes and icons, I found myself with this annoying error message: W: ...
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install latest version of R 3.2.1 (World-Famous Astronaut) on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE)

I have tried multiple ways (referencing multiple forum posts) to install the latest version of R (3.2.1 "World-Famous Astronaut") on Linux Mint 17.1 (MATE). I tried different sources lists, the most ...
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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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How do I get my app to appear in the Applications list?

I have created a .deb package that copies files to the /opt/MyAppName directory. However, it does not appear in the Applications list, and I am unsure how to make that happen. How do I make my app ...
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Editor for altering the soundtrack to a movie

I have a movie that i'd like to "cuff", ie reverse a few swear words which crop up in it, to make it a bit more family friendly. Can anyone recommend a good free video editor tool for this? I don't ...
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Program similar to xcalib to invert desktop colors

I'm using xcalib to invert colors on my computer at home. I have two monitors at work, and unfortunately the xcalib -i -a inverts only one of them (the one I don't want to invert). I haven't found any ...
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Remember window layout on multiple monitors on Mint Cinnamon

I have been using linux Mint 17.3 with Mate desktop for quite a bit now. One of the thing I absolutely love is that it remembers layout of windows for multiple monitor configurations. For example, ...
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Help with diagnosing a mdm/Cinnamon freezing problem?

I use Linux Mint 16 64-bit Cinnamon. I've just deployed it on two computers and (again) suffer from spontaneous freezing of the graphics terminal. Fortunately the rest of the system seems to be ...
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Trying to switch from Cinnamon to MATE on Linux Mint, but nothing happens when I click on the session icon

I have Linux Mint 17.3 which was originally installed with the Cinnamon desktop. I am wanting to install MATE and switch to that instead, and used a guide to do so. The last step is to "click on the ...
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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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How do I get rid of the small nub in the bottom right corner of my terminal?

I'm setting up XMonad within Linux Mint, and I've been able to remove the menubar and the scrollbar from my terminal windows, but I can't get rid of the small resizing nub in the bottom right corner. ...
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Mint update manager not updating

After running update manager these are the error messages I get... E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu....
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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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Windows 8.1 not showing up in GRUB bootloader after installing Linux Mint 17.1 on partition

my system drives are based on these hardware parts 1: SSD 250 GB 2: HDD 1TB 3: External HDD 2TB I use my SSD for Windows 8.1 and all other related stuff, like, installing software etc. The HDD is ...
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How to fix Eclipse and Caja color in Linux Mint Mate?

I started using Eclipse IDE with Linux Mint. I have darkened Ambiance theme and Eclipse looks extremely ugly and painful to eyes. And it seems I cannot change that white color of file browser ...
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Changing Desktop environment?

I am consodering a change from win7 to any linux distro, I prefer Linux Mint because it looks like windows to some extent( from pictures only, so I would like to give it a try). I want to know whether ...
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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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How do I change Simplescan's default email?

I found one other person with this issue from long ago. I'm currently: Mint 17.1/64/i5/16GB RAM 3.13.0-37-generic In SS, if I choose, "scan to email"--> it opens Chromium? I'd like to know if I ...
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Shutdown problem on Lenovo G50 after installing Linux Mint 17.3

After installing successfully Linux Mint 17.3 on Lenovo G50, its not rebooted. The error is : [397.188708] Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed! [400.538090] init: mdm main process (2363) ...
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Mint eth0 not showing

I've recently installed Linux Mint on a fairly old laptop (Dell Inspiron 1501, sorry if that makes you cringe), and I managed to get it to work ... for the most part. However, I ran into the issue ...
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Backlit keyboard setting not saved upon resuming from suspend

Upon resuming my laptop from suspend, the backlit keyboard will always be on at the dimmest setting, regardless of the setting when I suspended it. I am using Mint Cinammon, version 17.1. After some ...
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Fixing laptop's screen colors in Linux Mint

If my laptop is connected to external screen but the laptop's screen seems blueish next to the external screen, how can I fix the colors in the laptop's screen? I have Linux 17 Mint MATE
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Linux mint and windows 10 dual boot with 2 HDD

I have one ssd and two hdd. On one of the hdd I have windows 10 and on the other linux mint 17.3. When starting up grub shows up like it should but it only has linux mint as an option. If I try to ...
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acroread only runs as root

Note I already asked the exact same question here, with no success. I hope it's not a problem. I am working on a computer connected to a LDAP server. The computer is running under Linux Mint 17. I ...
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Linux mint 17.3 doesn't shut down

Just installed Linux Mint 17.3 with KDE on HP probook 6470B. Installation went well, the system said it was restarting - DVD was ejected and system seemed to shut down but it didn't. I tried Ctrl+Alt+...