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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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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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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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cinnamon doesn't start, bumblebee problem

I have Linux Mint 13 64 bit version with cinnamon, NVdia Geforce 320m, proprietary driver 304.54 if I'm not mistaken. I installed bumblebee following this guide: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How can I make a Linux system output a bell sound when no packet is received before the next packet is transmitted with the ping command?

This is easy enough on OS X. I just use ping -A example.com and it works just fine. (Note the capital "A".) But it doesn't work like that on Linux. On Linux, the manual page reads as follows: ...
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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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Batch file closes instantly when trying to run it with wine

So, i made a loading screen for my Batch OS, Whenever i try to open it, the program closes instantly. I am using wine to run the program. My OS is Linux Mint 17.1 Here is my code: @echo off goto ...
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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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Smartphone used as USB memory stick is correctly read on XP VirtualBox machine but Linux Mint show only root folders

Smartphone used as USB memory stick is correctly read on XP VirtualBox machine but Linux Mint show only root folders The stick is recognized by Linux, but show first level folder only: Folders are ...
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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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how to hide a window from ALT+TAB in cinnamon?

I have Virtualbox in my Linux Mint box, my Virtualbox is always running, so when I want to change my applications using Alt+Tab I'm always redirected to my Virtualbox window, because it's always in my ...
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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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Linux Mint: LAN “Cable not connected”, despite it is

I've just installed Linux Mint 13, 64 bit (from the CD of "c't kompakt Linux", if this matters), and came across a very unexpected problem, for which I've not found a solution with Google or searching ...
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RT3290 Wireless still not working

I've been trying to get my wireless working for two weeks now. I have 1814:3290 wireless card. I am on Linux Mint 14 64-bit. I have tried all the suggestion on here: ...
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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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Broadband Connection In Linuxmint [on hold]

i just done a dual boot in my laptop with linuxmint but i don't know how to setup a dial up connection in linuxmint so can you guys please tell me how to setup a dial up connection in linuxmint.
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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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Adding the panel to the second monitor

I have set up two monitors in my system. One is powered by the HDMI port and the other one is powered by the normal analogue port of the same GPU (Nvidia Ge-force 210). I just setup twin display in ...
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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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AMD Drivers make Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon crash

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my Samsung Series 5 netbook (dual boot with Windows 8.1, which I reinstalled myself). The first boot worked fine but I then installed the package ...
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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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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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How to install Intel Graphics drivers for Mint 13

I have choppy video and my windows are choppy when I move them around. Also when my PC 'turns off monitor' it does not turn off normally but like the cable was unplugged. I guess I need to install a ...
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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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Install vlc 2.1.X on Linux Mint

I am trying to install new version of vlc on Linux Mint 16. I have tried tutorials on how to do it and no success. When I am trying to install it with apt-get install vlc I get the same version 2.0.8. ...
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installation of linux mint (dual boot with windows 8) [closed]

i am doing a dual boot with windows 8 and Linux mint but when i complete the installation of Linux mint successfully and restart the computer i am not getting a dual starter window and windows 8 ...
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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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Linux Mint 17.2 boot hang-up

I installed Linux Mint 17.2 XFCE on an old PC. The problem begins at the end of the installation process: the installation window disappears and I am only left with the live cd desktop that does ...
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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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Unable to install Linux Mint 17 on hardware that uses AMD APU (A5800k) with MSI motherboard

I and many other users of Linux Mint are not able to install Mint 17 on hardware that uses AMD APU (A5800k) with MSI mobo. I understand that the issue has been noted but I cannot find a fix to this ...
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Grub package configuration error on each and any software update

Sometimes ago I had to restore Linux boot after Lenovo (v580 laptop) Windows 8 system recovery button pressing (just a stupid mistake). I followed this guide then ...
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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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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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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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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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How to give Windows partions' file execute permission

I have installed Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8, as dual boot. 500GB hard disk has 5 partitions. Two of them are NTFS and the other 3 are ext4 partitions. When I log into Windows, I can not see any ...
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Installing a theme - Mint 17.2

I've just done a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.2 cinnamon and would like to install a theme but haven't any luck. (i've never installed a theme before). I have downloaded the sable theme from ...
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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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How to set Ruby GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH

I'm a NOVICE user of Linux and using Linux mint 17.1 I've reinstalled Linux mint 20 time in last 3 days for that issue but could not fix it I'm trying to install ruby on rails using rvm what ...
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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 edit hotspot settings in Linux mint 14.04?

I am trying to create a soft hotspot in Linux Mint 17, but when I try I am not able to edit username/password for the created hotpsot moreover it is not detected by my mobile. Below is the ...
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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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Linux Mint: How to enable cryptswap with custom password?

When you want to use hibernation and you care for security, you'd like to have the swap encrypted. But not with the random password, chosen for you at startup, but with a fixed one, supplied by you at ...
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Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?

Running Mint 17, just ran apt-get upgrade for the first time in a while, with 350MB download. It stops halfway to tell me /etc/issue is not the package maintainers versions. Ditto for issue.net and ...
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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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Is there any gnome-shell mixer icon relying on alsa and not pulseaudio?

So, long story short, when I installed Mint 12 on my Dell laptop I realized my HDA-intel sound board have problems with pulseaudio. I uninstalled pulseaudio and got my sound back, but removing ...